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Bills' Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President, Exemplifying Synergy Under Pegulas

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

The Sabres yesterday announced that Bills President Russ Brandon would take on the same role with the Sabres, the "strongest sign yet of the synergy that has steadily developed between the two franchises since October, when the Bills joined the Sabres under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula," ac...

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