BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some of the most excited people about the new ownership of the Buffalo Sabres are brand new fans, and they have been raving about the changes on Twitter.
As Sabres fans anxiously wait to hear from the team's new owner, Terry Pegula's teen daughters, Jessie and Kellie, are already talking about the acquisition, or at least tweeting about it.
News 4 producer Lauren Hall said, "She definitely seems to know what her dad is getting into."
Hall has been following @JPegula and @KPegula on Twitter, those are Jessie and Kellie's respective Twitter names. Once Sabres fans learned their billionaire dad was buying the team, the new Sabres' darlings exploded in popularity in the social media stratosphere, especially 16-year-old Jessie.
"On Friday she tweeted this: "Just passed 1,300 followers. A few weeks ago I only had 40." And then she wrote: "Sabres fans are the best." So this is obviously the online Buffalo community embracing her and loving her," said Hall.
The teenagers engage the Sabres nation by tweeting their thoughts during games, posting TwitPics wearing Sabres t-shirts, and even accepting fans' ideas on player trades, which they may or may not pass along to their dad. Jessie's even a contributing writer on the blog HockeyBuzz, and started her own blog, creatively named "Between the Pegs."
Hall said, "This is what she says about herself on her blog. She says, "I play tennis. I want to be a future GM or owner of a hockey team and be the first female to do so." This blog is dedicated to her writing and it's mostly about hockey and the Sabres."
The Sabres' 'royal family' has arrived, and fans are rolling out the blue and gold carpet.
"Maybe they'll be like our Kardashians or our Hiltons. These cool girls that want to talk to their fans on the internet and obviously have a lot of money," said Hall.
It seems tweeting is just the beginning for the Pegula daughters. Jessie posted that she and her sister will be filming and posting a vlog, or video blog, of their time in Buffalo this week.
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