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Arena is dark because Bruins at Sabres is wiped out, and here's who is hurting because of it

The second of seven scheduled preseason games for the Sabres goes by the wayside tonight. The Bruins were supposed to come to Buffalo and First Niagara Center for the first puck drop of the season downtown.

Because a bunch of rich guys can't figure out how to split $3.3 billion per year, it won't happen. So we started a new feature this week: Who's hurting tonight because of the lockout?

*It's the gray jacket security guards who worked the wrestling event Tuesday night in the arena and pointed people to their sections and directed them to the correct exits.

*It's the smiling woman at the concession stand who sold my son a drink and won't get paid again tonight.

*It's the ladies at the beer kiosk who sold me a Bud and appreciated the tip because they won't be getting many now.

*It's the guy who would earn money sweeping the aisles after the game.

*It's the group of people who would put up and take down the plexiglass for the boards.

Who's not hurting? The owners and players who have hardly bothered to try and get the games started.

---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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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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