Pegula - "Replay was developed by this league to correct obvious mistakes"

December 26, 2017

Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula joined Marty Biron and Craig Rivet on The Instigators on Tuesday morning to discuss the World Junior Championships ,which got underway on Tuesday in Buffalo, as well as the Buffalo Bills, who are trying to break a 17-year playoff drought. 

Pegula had some thoughts on the officiating crew deciding to overturn Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, "They obviously weren't looking at the same television the rest of the country was looking at, were they? You can probably find somebody in this country who disagrees with that and I know one guy would be Al Riveron (NFL's senior vice president of officiating) sitting in New York City." 

"Replay was developed by this league to correct obvious mistakes. If you've got to look at a play 30 times from 5 different angles nd kep looking at it... you go with the call on the field. It's what the league's been doing ever since replay started... I don't know what's going on, but we have to fix it. And I'm not saying that as the owner of the Bills, I'm saying it as a football fan. We can't have stuff like this happening in our league." 

Pegula also addressed the Bills' chances to make the playoffs, "Unfortunately, it's not all in our team's hands anymore, we need something else to happen. But I know the guys will go out there and do their best."

Pegula is also excited to watch the five Sabres prospects in the World Junior Championships, "Obviously, I'm going to be looking at all of them, but I want to see our forwards, (Alex) Nylander, (Casey) Mittelstadt and (Marcus) Davidsson. I want to see how they perform. It's pretty obvious that our team in the NHL needs some goal scoring, so it would be nice to see these guys fill the net a little bit, as long as they don't score them on (Ukko-Pekka) Luukkonen!" 

Listen to Pegula's entire interview with Marty Biron and Craig Rivet below: