As the season draws near for us crazy Sabres fans, we tend to forget that another season of Pirates hockey is about to unfold as well. Then again, can you blame someone for forgetting about a farm team in Portland, Maine(apologies to all our Portland, Maine visitors)? It was this question that got me wondering earlier today. Why has their never been discussion on bringing an AHL franchise to Buffalo, New York? On the surface, it seems like a brilliant idea. However, like everything Sabres related…it’s complicated. In this article, we’ll break down the pluses and minuses of an AHL franchise in our fair city, and whether or not this could be a reality someday.
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