Quinn, DiPofi named minority owners of Sabres

Um… good?

The Sabres announced yesterday that managing partner Larry Quinn and COO Dan DiPofi have been granted minority shares of the Buffalo Sabres.

“This announcement marks the culmination of a process that really goes back to my original acquisition of the franchise in 2003,” Golisano said in a statement. “Both Larry and Dan were instrumental with regard to my purchase of the Sabres and continue to be an important part of the organization’s success today.”

It’s hard to tell what this means for the future of the organization, but it begs the question: Is Larry going to be more apt to meddle with the team if he thinks he’s got something riding on it?

For the most part, Quinn’s been playing with house money. Now, it’s in his own best interest to keep the value of the team as high as possible. Will there be more of an emphasis on winning to keep fans coming back? Doubtful. Will ticket prices continue to rise? Most likely.

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Posted on September 4, 2008, in Sabres/NHL and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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