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The fans spoke and the Buffalo Sabres have listened – the organization is building a statue of the famed French Connection line outside First Niagara Center. It’s a tribute that has been a long time coming.
Sabres President Ted Black announced the plans for the bronze statue at a press conference this afternoon.
“This was one of the most requested items in our fan suggestion box that we opened up last year,” said Black.
The statue will be unveiled on October 12th, and will be the center piece of the newly title “Alumni Plaza” which is located between the arena and the attached parking ramp.
Black said that the idea of having the statue built began shortly after Terry Pegula bought the team.
“The French Connection is already immortalized in the hearts and minds of sabres fans,” he said. ”One of the very first things you learn as a Buffalo Sabres fan are the names and numbers of three men: number 11, Gilbert Perrault; number 14, Rene Robert; and numbe...
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Former Fighting Saint captain Zemgus Girgensons has signed with the Buffalo Sabres. @zemgus94 Story to come on DubuqueFightingSaints.com
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