Like almost everyone, I came down clearly on the side of Terry being a Sabres fan and having a longtime dream of owning the team. (A small part of me wondered if he just wanted to own a team, and would have bought the Flyers and called himself a Flyers fan and cried for Bobby Clarke if that franchise had been for sale.) Anyway, I put to the side any notion that Terry had ulterior motives. My position hasn't changed. But this article in the Democrat and Chronicle certainly is interesting. The fact that Terry had the meeting in his hockey arena sure doesn't look good.
I am NOT saying I think Terry bought the team just so he could get his foot in WNY politics and have more inflluence in the fracking debate. But, who knows, maybe it was part of his thinking.
But in late November 2011, nine months after he took control of the National Hockey League club, Pegula gathered Buffalo-area officials and state lawmakers in a boardroom at then-HSBC Arena. There, he and members of his East Resources team made their pitch for large-scale hydraulic fracturing, the much-debated method used in the gas-extraction process that New York state has yet to green light.
Edited by PASabreFan, 08 February 2013 - 10:10 AM.