As the headline says, there may be a change in store for the Sabres organization.
A big deadline deal? Front-office shakeup? A plan to fix all of the embarrassing typos on the “Headlines” placard as you walk into the arena?
None of the above. After just two years in Portland, the Sabres AHL affiliate may be moving to Albany, according to Pete Dougherty of the (Albany) Times Union.
From the article:
Two sources with knowledge of the situation said Thursday that it is the Portland Pirates, current American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres, who are looking to relocate to Albany to replace the existing River Rats.
As The Roost’s Albany bureau chief and someone that is familiar with Dougherty’s work, I can vouch for his reporting; he’s usually spot on.
Albany’s current AHL franchise, the River Rats, was sold earlier this week to a group that plans to move the team to Charlotte. The Rats are currently affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes.
(Sorry for the intentionally deceiving headline, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, if you actually think a big change is in store for the Sabres, well, you don’t come around here very often, anyway.)