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

The Sabres were supposed to play their fifth preseason game tonight, an exhibition in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. Because a bunch of rich guys can't figure out how to split $3.3 billion per year, the game has been canceled.

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

*It's the guys who were supposed to work the huge grill at bd's Mongolian Grill across from Nationwide Arena, but some aren't on the schedule because there's no game-night crowd coming.

*It's the waitress at Schmidt's Sausage Haus who won't get extra tips from Buffalo customers who made the drive to Columbus.

*It's the person who normally gets paid to fire the Civil War-style cannon every time the Blue Jackets score.

*It's the person who was supposed to be working in the bowels of the arena changing kegs so the fans could have a cold one.

Again, it's not the players and owners.

---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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