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Golisano doesn't comment at meetings

The NHL board of governors wrapped up their meetings Tuesday in Florida, with Sabres owner (for now) Tom Golisano refusing to comment on a potential team sale to Terrence Pegula.

"We get inquiries about the team all the time," Golisano told reporters. "It's the policy of the Sabres not to comment on it. If something substantive happens, we'll let you know."

Commissioner Gary Bettman is confident the league can get a better television deal when its contracts with NBC and Versus expire in June.

"We're a much more significant player in the media landscape than we've been for a whole host of reasons," said Bettman. "It's the game on the ice, the competitive balance, a variety of things we're doing to engage our fans. The presence of digital media. Our ratings are stronger.

"We had a terrific year last year, including during the playoffs where we set all sorts of records for us, the last few years we're in a good place, better than we've been on a whole host of platforms and measurables and I think there's interest in us more than there's ever been."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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