A while back I saw this interesting letter from the days of former Buffalo Sabre Alexander Molgilny on the blog of Roadwolf (click on the photo to enlarge):
That brings back some memories. Just a guess, but maybe this incident goes a long way in explaining Lindy Ruff's apparent negative mindset regarding Afinogenov and Russians in general. Maybe.
Anyway, Roadwolf has a lot of excellent pictures from inside the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium after deterioration had set in. This set at the link has old basketball hoops, old ticket booths, you name it. He has more at other links too, so make sure you check out the entire blog.
As an extra added attraction, he's also been to caves in Akron NY and documented it for all to see!