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Buffalo Sabres Thinking Outside The Box For Third Jersey

You had to know that this was coming – most teams are going to look for ways to generate more revenue this year

to make up for the lost half season due to the lockout.  The Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes released new sweaters, and according to – the Buffalo Sabres could be targeting Friday as their announcement for the new third sweaters for the upcoming season.

If the report and rumor is true, it is a move from the Buffalo Sabres typical sweater reveal – that is something that they normally due closer to training camp.  Releasing it on Friday gives them two more months of sales.

Are the Buffalo Sabres going gold?  If done properly – this jersey could be really sweet, or could be the opposite, and be a complete and utter failure.  The last time the Buffalo Sabres went completely outside the box for their third sweater was during the black era, when they came out with the red alternate jersey – inverting the color scheme making a secondary jersey color the primary.

I personally would love to see the National Hockey League buck the trend and go back to wearing lighter colored jerseys at home.

If the Buffalo Sabres are releasing their new sweater tonight with the end of the development camp, it has come with little fanfare and excitement from the team.

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