How are we going to look when the team finally reveals the full sweater to the world? There are many that are thinking the sweater is going to bomb bigger than the Slug which graced the front of the Buffalo Sabres uniforms from 2007-2010.
The Sabres did a service to their fans and the league by returning to a form of uniform that was more eye appealing and favored by the fans, but could be going against the grain once more.
I am finding parts of this uniform that I like, and others that could be, well so far outside the box that many will be left scratching their heads. If the uniform is gold, with blue for the yoke – then the only real problems with the sweater are the sleeves.
There is no reason why the sleeves have to be gold on one side, and navy on the other, its not necessary, and the navy will be out of place.
If the sleeves are an indication that the front of the sweaters will be gold with the crest, and the back of the jersey navy with gold lettering, then the team gets a major fail. Leave quilting to the elderly and the Amish, and get your sweater right. You have an iconic sweater that, if you forgo the black and red years and take out the slug, has been largely unchanged since the inception of the franchise.
I don’t get the writing on the inside of the collar, unnecessary. Fans will never see it on the players, and if you want them to see those words everyday, put it up on the locker room wall.
Where does the grey come into play? I don’t see the room for it on the sweater? No where does it say that grey is a primary or secondary color of the team – so why include it on your sweater?
I really hope the team has two favorite protypes, and they are releasing bits of one to see fan reaction to different elements. It is unlikely given this is the team that raised season ticket prices after last season on fan appreciation night.
Thankfully the team has a tendency to change its uniforms more than it wins playoff series, so even if the uniform is an abomination, it will be replaced before we know it.