With the 40th Anniversary Season celebration set to begin on September 18th, the team has a few jersey swaps going on.
The “slug” or current logo is disappearing as the primary logo of the Buffalo Sabres (yay!). In its place will be the modernized original logo. The home sweaters will be the alternate jersey from the last two seasons, and the yet to be released away whites will probably be the same thing as the midnight blues, but it white.
The third jersey is a new concept. When the Sabres made the announcement last week, this is what they had to say about the new jersey:
The Sabres will unveil the team’s new 40th anniversary third jersey at an open practice that morning. This classically-designed uniform is a tribute to not only the history of Buffalo hockey, but early NHL jersey designs. The 40th anniversary jersey will now serve as the team’s alternate jersey.
Fans will be able to purchase the 40th anniversary jersey in the Sabres Store beginning that day. The team is also scheduled to take part in a scrimmage following the jersey unveiling.
You always have to love a new jersey unveiling, and HSBC Arena will now have its third fourth such event. (The first year they unveiled the black and reds, the black and red alternate, the slug, and now this one).
What will the new look be? The primary jersey guy on the internet over at icethetics.info has some clues:
The Sabres are pretty good at keeping a secret, but I just ran across this picture on Twitter courtesy of @SabresFans_com:
There is nothing like this available on the Sabres.com official online store, nor on the NHL.com official online store. I didn’t think they would be that sloppy – but it was worth the check.
From the looks of the sticker on the bill, its definitely a New Era 59fifty – but you can’t find this on their website either. Could be a fake, could also be a New Era employee that leaked this. But from the looks of it, if its real, it could validate the concept art that Icethetics posted when the information about a possible new alternate came out last year.