It was exactly one year ago today, February 22, 2011, that Terry Pegula assumed the ownership of the Buffalo Sabres from Tom Golisano.

Mr. Pegula promised changes, on and off the ice, and he has delivered. Now that his team is healthy, for the first time in a long time, hope springs eternal. Making the Playoffs doesn’t seem like such a lofty expectation now, do it?

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Rya…