Sabres bid for rink that would house Canisius

The Buffalo Sabres have officially bid on land downtown that they would use for a multi-rink hockey complex that would serve as the future home of the Canisius hockey program.

The Webster Block is highlighted in orange. It’s currently a parking lot across from the FN Center.

The Sabres were in talks with Canisius last summer about the possibility of building a rink on the Main Street campus that would double as a Sabres practice facility. Those talks stalled last fall and didn’t pick back up.

According to a report from Buffalo Business First, the Sabres are one of three groups to bid on the Webster Block, a piece of land across from the First Niagara Center nearly two acres large. The report says the property would be “used as a practice facility for the team as well as the home base for some of the area’s collegiate hockey teams.”

Canisius officials said today the school is still working with the Sabres and the college team mentioned is “definitely still us.”

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Heroes get remembered, but Wallenda never dies

It’s 24 hours since Nik Wallenda and I’m already bored talking about him. Friday night turned out to be cooler than I expected. But while Wallenda’s stunt was impressive and remarkable, it’s going to fade.

I blame the harness. Wallenda being strapped to the wire was the single worst thing that could have happened for his reputation. Even if he slipped and fell to a watery grave, people would forever remember the stuntman they saw literally put his life on the line for a dream.

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