If you weren’t one of the fortunate to get down town, or watch it on the internet through Sabres.com, the Buffalo Sabres introduced the team and unveiled their new uniforms to a home crowd that numbered about as many as a Florida Panthers home game.
But all kidding aside, the 2010-2011 season is officially underway.
Highlighting this season will be the defense of the Northeast Division Championship. Will the Sabres be able to take the top seed in the division again? They haven’t changed their ways at goaltending; so they will need to have the same Ryan Miller back.
This could be Craig Rivets last hoorah. After a disappointing 2009-2010 campaign, the seasoned veteran of the Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres has alluded to the fact that this could be his farewell tour across the league.
Lindy Ruff is looking towards the Stanley Cup as the goal of the team. I have two thoughts on this – 1)so are 28 other head coaches (Im not sure what the goal is for the Florida Panthers) and 2) Shouldn’t you be? I mean its been 13 years. If you don’t win it this year should we bring you back?
The new jerseys are, in a word, “ok”. I like that they went with the lighter colors from Sabres yesteryear for the throwbacks, but I think the wording and logo work on the jersey is a little high – leaves the sweater seem unbalanced.
I love the new regular jerseys, while I would have preferred a return to the original concept, the modernized version is not that far off. We have seen the darks before, seeing the “whites” was pretty cool as well. Now if we could just convince the league to go back to the “home” whites again.
According to NHL.com the Sabres will wear the alternate sweaters 12 times, the first of which is the home opener against the New York Rangers on Oct. 9th.
On the ice, the defensive battle outlined the other day on here just got a little more interesting, as the team revealed today that Gragnani, set to battle for a spot on the blue line will be out 4 to 6 weeks with a knee injury; the team would not reveal which knee only that it happened during rookie camp yesterday. No surgery is required at this time.