Sabres to Reunite with Amerks

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I’m already putting money aside for a red white and blue Foligno jersey.

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First the Sabres and the Bandits - now the Amerks. What's next Terry - the Bills? The Statler?

Not that I want to get ahead of myself – the word that Terry Pegula was in the final stages of a negotiation process to purchase the Rochester Americans is still a rumor, but –

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Jody Gage, also known as "Mr. Amerk," may be getting a very large fruit basket from Buffalo soon.

Cancel that line of thought.

From Kevin Oklobzija, from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

“NEW at 4:14 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that the Sabres have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to purchase the Amerks. The AP cites an unnamed source as saying there is no out clause with the Portland Pirates, so negotiations between the American Hockey League, the Pirates and the Sabres would need to continue (yes, I believe they’ve already begun that process).”

The reason this matters (besides the decades of legacy shared between the Sabres and Americans) is that it will serve to empower Pegula – even more – as he seeks to further expand the Sabres’ fan base.

For fans, this means a quick hour and a half drive could get you to a game featuring some of these newest Sabres prospects that we are all drooling over. Heck, maybe Terry will even host a huge Amerks Alumni Day (welcome back Jody Gage)!

And hey, it looks like if Mancari re-ups, he’ll finally get out of Portland.  Welcome back to Rochester, Mark!

Who’s up for a road trip?

Go Sabres.

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