“Where’s Perreault?” Those tear filled words echoed through the atrium of the HSBC Arena, now the First Niagara Center, the day Terry Pegula took over the helm officially as the fourth owner of the Buffalo Sabres back in February of 2011. In that very same press conference, Pegula called Perreault his genesis - and the writings were on the wall for Pegula to transform the arena to not just where the Buffalo Sabres played hockey – but to a place to celebrate the 40 plus years of proud hockey tradition in the Nickel City. It was 42 years ago this month that the French Connection skated on a line for the first time together. Last week Alumni Plaza was unveiled with a statue of one of the most famous lines in hockey history – and one of the most important in Buffalo Sports. MSG will help honor that history by re-airing the even at 7PM on October 22nd. After the re-airing of the special event, MSG will offer more Buffalo Sabres history to ease the pain of the locked out masses and MSG will show the “May Day” game from the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If that is not enough hockey to sate your thirst while you are awaiting the end of Lockout 2012 – AHL hockey returns to the shores of the Niagara River when the AHL Rochester Americans host the Hamilton Bulldogs, minor league affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens at the First Niagara Center on October 23rd. Tickets are still available through the normal Buffalo Sabres ticket channels. We will continue to monitor and bring to you news of the NHL lockout and the Buffalo Sabres affiliation in Rochester.
By Tim Redinger -
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Full time father, husband and Buffalo Sabres fan. Started writing with Fansided back when the network only covered the NFL. Launched Sabrenoise.com as the first non-NFL site. Haven't looked back since. If you have any questions or comments on the site please email me at [email protected] I'm a wear white at home, blank sweater wearing fan, non laces type guy. I can't see spending money on a sweater with a guys name on it when he might not be around long enough to wear it out. If I am going to get a name on a sweater, its gonna be an old white home sweater, with either an 11 or a 7 on it.