Golisano and Wilson were not short of cash. But they also didn't want to overspend in certain areas. Golisano was only in it because he knew that sports franchises only grow in value. He got the Sabres for a bargain and flipped it for a great profit to Pegula. People always say how Wilson was cheap but he ponied up at the end for big contracts and what did it get him? I think Pegula wants to buy himself championships but he's learned it doesn't work that way and it's not easy to do in sports.