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buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:07 PM ET
Sabres just announced it
- Powerslave



Just saw it on Twitter. Thanks.
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Aug 15 @ 3:10 PM ET
10am tomorrow is the unveiling.

That ought to be a sh!tshow. 😂

Can't wait to hear people complain about that.
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would bet my life savings that Cody Franson would outplay Ristolainen if given 20 minutes per nigh, GA
Joined: 11.04.2010

Aug 15 @ 3:11 PM ET
10am tomorrow is the unveiling.

That ought to be a sh!tshow. 😂

Can't wait to hear people complain about that.

- Powerslave


If it’s the all white with gold then it is very meh.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 3:12 PM ET
We'll need a lot of dimensional twitter arbiters to sort through the rubble
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 15 @ 3:16 PM ET
I strongly believe it reflected one of the worst coaching performances in Buffalo sports history. The streak showed potential, the grooming and leading of that potential was dismal. Coaches are responsible for 1) the character of his rooster 2) the development of winning strategy in the face of other teams effort. 3) the best possible blend of the talents on his rooster. Housley seemed lost on all 3. Admittedly my admiration for Kreuger is a gut reaction at this point, but my gut was right about Housley.
- Paulfromny


Kreuger was my favorite coaching candidate. I'm very optimistic about him. If people really feel Phil was so catastrophically bad that this team is going to take a huge step forward from the 1st game of his first season, on coaching alone, I think they are setting their expectations too high. New team, new staff, new systems....it's going to take a little time. This roster still has significant flaws and it would be almost impossible to match their first 30 games of last season.
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 15 @ 3:17 PM ET
If I remember right, 39 confirmed that a few weeks ago. Credit where it's due.

Cool, none the less.

- TheSabresTaco


Yup he was spot on.

Hopefully they look good
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:18 PM ET
Yup he was spot on.

Hopefully they look good

- Sabretooth9



If they do anything other than change the shade of blue of the current jerseys, the designer should be shot.
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Aug 15 @ 3:21 PM ET
Kreuger was my favorite coaching candidate. I'm very optimistic about him. If people really feel Phil was so catastrophically bad that this team is going to take a huge step forward from the 1st game of his first season, on coaching alone, I think they are setting their expectations too high. New team, new staff, new systems....it's going to take a little time. This roster still has significant flaws and it would be almost impossible to match their first 30 games of last season.
- Lunaion



Solid post.
But, if they aren't in the SC Finals...well.
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would bet my life savings that Cody Franson would outplay Ristolainen if given 20 minutes per nigh, GA
Joined: 11.04.2010

Aug 15 @ 3:22 PM ET
If they do anything other than change the shade of blue of the current jerseys, the designer should be shot.
- buffalofan19

This is the supposed third jersey if leaks are correct.

buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:24 PM ET
This is the supposed third jersey if leaks are correct.


- ImThatGuy


I don't hate it.

Also, I was talking about next year's jerseys.
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:28 PM ET
Someone started a rumor that every jersey design is going to be worn at some point this year to commemorate the anniversary.

If that's the case, I think they should go full Oregon University, mixing and matching every jersey, helmet and pants combo so that no single combo is worn twice.
Bufsaints8
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: TN
Joined: 07.20.2012

Aug 15 @ 3:32 PM ET

Removing Jeff Skinner vaulted the Canes to the playoffs

Holy hell this is something
- sbroads24

Strong defense corps and goaltending did. Look at their top 6 wingers and tell me why that position warrants spending $9M on one winger.

- Swedish_Jesus


I agree and that's the best point one can make about moving on from Skinner. It fits the cap structure and future makeup of the team better. Plus, they had to know Aho was going to cost a pretty penny long term.
Bufsaints8
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: TN
Joined: 07.20.2012

Aug 15 @ 3:35 PM ET
This is the supposed third jersey if leaks are correct.


- ImThatGuy


I would have liked to seen something more bold and daring. These will look sharp but a change to original royal blue and golds would have been preferred. With no third jersey..because why would you need one. I'm probably just reverberating the general consensus on this one.
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:38 PM ET
I would have liked to seen something more bold and daring. These will look sharp but a change to original royal blue and golds would have been preferred. With no third jersey..because why would you need one. I'm probably just reverberating the general consensus on this one.
- Bufsaints8



The royal blue was inevitable since last year when half the merchandise they sold in the Sabres store was that color, though I thought it would be this season. I never noticed they got rid of the gray on the arms a couple of years ago, which counted as a uniform change, which, I guess, means they couldn't make the change this season.

I am in the minority, but I don't understand the fascination with the royal blue.
Lilroot9
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NY
Joined: 06.18.2012

Aug 15 @ 3:39 PM ET
If I remember right, 39 confirmed that a few weeks ago. Credit where it's due.

Cool, none the less.

- TheSabresTaco


He did. Get that dude back in here for some updated rumors!
Bufsaints8
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: TN
Joined: 07.20.2012

Aug 15 @ 3:45 PM ET
The royal blue was inevitable since last year when half the merchandise they sold in the Sabres store was that color, though I thought it would be this season. I never noticed they got rid of the gray on the arms a couple of years ago, which counted as a uniform change, which, I guess, means they couldn't make the change this season.

I am in the minority, but I don't understand the fascination with the royal blue.

- buffalofan19


For me it would just signify going back to your roots I guess. 50 years is a big anniversary so why not have the original colors. I like the current uniforms, don't get me wrong, but true throwbacks for a 50th seems fitting.
Lilroot9
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NY
Joined: 06.18.2012

Aug 15 @ 3:48 PM ET
This is the supposed third jersey if leaks are correct.


- ImThatGuy



Chad DeDominicis

@CMDeDominicis
If you want it...*whispers* I don’t think they’re going with the all white (gloves and pants) anymore for the 50th anniversary.
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 15 @ 3:50 PM ET
I would have liked to seen something more bold and daring. These will look sharp but a change to original royal blue and golds would have been preferred. With no third jersey..because why would you need one. I'm probably just reverberating the general consensus on this one.
- Bufsaints8


Did you see the yellow jersey from a couple years ago? They tried and failed at going with a more bold look
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would bet my life savings that Cody Franson would outplay Ristolainen if given 20 minutes per nigh, GA
Joined: 11.04.2010

Aug 15 @ 3:55 PM ET
Chad DeDominicis

@CMDeDominicis
If you want it...*whispers* I don’t think they’re going with the all white (gloves and pants) anymore for the 50th anniversary.

- Lilroot9


Would it be wrong for me to assume the Sabres leaked a concept to see what reaction they would get?
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Aug 15 @ 3:55 PM ET
For me it would just signify going back to your roots I guess. 50 years is a big anniversary so why not have the original colors. I like the current uniforms, don't get me wrong, but true throwbacks for a 50th seems fitting.
- Bufsaints8



I guess "going back to your roots" would mean more to me if there were actually roots worth going back to. If there is one word that defines the blue and gold era as a whole, it would be "mediocrity".
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 15 @ 3:57 PM ET
The last thing to do on the summer check list is to trade Risto
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 15 @ 3:58 PM ET
For me it would just signify going back to your roots I guess. 50 years is a big anniversary so why not have the original colors. I like the current uniforms, don't get me wrong, but true throwbacks for a 50th seems fitting.
- Bufsaints8


The team legally can’t go back until next year. 20-21 season. The nhl has a rule in place for it
Lilroot9
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NY
Joined: 06.18.2012

Aug 15 @ 4:00 PM ET
Would it be wrong for me to assume the Sabres leaked a concept to see what reaction they would get?
- ImThatGuy


I think its a decent idea. The problem is, social media is crazy with love / hate comments. Very hard to get a good read on things.
Der Kaiser
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I Know Nothink ... NOTHINK!
Joined: 07.27.2007

Aug 15 @ 4:10 PM ET
Removing Tage Thompson vaulted the Blues to a Stanley Cup championship.
- PrinceChill

Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Aug 15 @ 4:11 PM ET
How awesome would it be if there was a trade so secret nobody leaked it and the first person wearing the 50th anniversary jersey was RNH in a trade for Risto

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