BUFFALO, NY-- Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black and General Manager Darcy Regier sat down to talk to the Buffalo media about the Sabres future.
Black reaffirmed Regier's future with the Sabres, stating that Regier will run this team through draft and next season.
Both men also talked about owner's Terry Pegula's continuedcommitment to the team, and to bringing a Stanley Cup championshipto Buffalo despite theSabres failure to qualify for theplayoffsthe past two seasons.
When reporters pressed Black on why their owner hasn't talked about the team to the media, Black replied, "Terry's not going to speak on the day to day operations of the franchise."
Interim Head Coach Ron Rolston's future with the team is still undecided.Regier said he will meet with Rolston next week and they will re-evaluate the season and discuss the future. He said he was pleased with how Rolston did during the season.
Darcy Regier also addressed the future of Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek. He said he has met with both and that nothing is decided. He said they could both stay, one could go, or they both go.
Black also answered questions regarding the 4% increase in ticket prices. The organization announced the decision in a letter to season ticket holders last Friday. That happened to be the day of the last regular season home game. A day the organization labeled as "fan appreciation day.
Black says the ticket increase is partly to ensure qualifying for revenue sharing. Based on the current CBA, the players get 50% of the profits.