The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 04/05/11 at 05:16 PM ET
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is throwing a party this Friday night for 18,690 of his closest friends. He’s reached out to all Sabres Alumni to be part of pregame festivities before Buffalo’s regular season finale against the Flyers. Pegula is footing the airfare, hotel, transportation and food bill for over 75 former Sabres who will be here for the event. Notable attendees will include Danny Gare, Phil Housley, Jerry Korab, Pat LaFontaine, Brad May, Jay McKee, John Muckler, Craig Muni, Teppo Numminen, Rene Robert, Bob Sweeney, Rick Vaive, Rhett Warrener and Jay Wells.
From the Sabres,
“More than 75 Sabres Alumni have already confirmed their attendance for this Friday’s Fan Appreciation Night, a series of events surrounding the team’s final regular season home game on Friday, April 8 against the Philadelphia Flyers.”
“Every former player that attends will be part of a pre-game Party in the Plaza red carpet event outside HSBC Arena from 5-7 p.m. Alumni will be available for autographs and pictures as they walk into the arena.”
“All attending alumni will be honored in a pre-game on-ice ceremony that will also include presentation of the 2010-11 Sabres MVP, Rookie of the Year and Hardest Working Player awards.”
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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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