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Sabres at Leafs wiped out, and so is the extra cash for these folks

The Sabres' fourth preseason game would have been tonight, with the team heading up the QEW to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Air Canada Centre. Because a bunch of rich guys can't figure out how to split $3.3 billion a year, that game and all the other preseason contests have been canceled.

That brings us to our fourth edition of: Who is hurting tonight because of the lockout?

*It's the guy who would have been working the grill and earning tips at Burkies Dog House.

*It's the security guard who would have been checking the media's laptop bags at Gate 2A.

*It's the parking lot attendant on Yonge Street.

*It's the owner of the gas station on Erin Mills Parkway, who is missing out on a huge sale of Ruffles All Dressed chips, Lay's Ketchup chips and Smarties, purchased by the Buffalo sportswriter who always stops to get the childhood snacks that his half-Canadian wife loves.

Once again, it's not the owners and players.

---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.

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Amy Moritz

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