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'You deserve better,' Pegula writes to Sabres season ticket holders

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Buffalo Sabres season ticket holders learned Thursday they will not have to pay more to watch the team play next season.

The owner of the Buffalo Sabres has written a letter to season ticket holders, noting the team's last-place finish this past hockey season. Terry Pegula expressed his disappointment and told recipients that season ticket prices will not be rising for the upcoming season.

He expressed his thanks for fan loyalty during a difficult season, and wrote "you deserve better."

At the same time, Pegula expressed his optimism for the future, noting players in all levels of the organization that bode well for the future. He challenged everyone in the organization, including himself, to be better.

Ticket prices have risen about five percent per year during the ownership tenure of Pegula, dating back to 2011. This marks the seventh consecutive season the Sabres have missed the playoffs.

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