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Buffalo Sabres New Jersey

  • The Canadiens open the season October 6th against the longtime divisional rival Buffalo Sabres.

    The Sabres will be debuting their newly crafted jersey which is causing outrage to many Buffalo fans.

    It seems the Sabres tried to go back to their roots with the Blue and Gold vintage colors and Buffalo but modernize them and this is the result:

    Sabres hockey jersey

    Sabres fans think it looks more like a ‘slug’ than a Buffalo. Opinions?

    The Canadiens logo is too historic to ever be modified in anyway. The Canadiens are one of the few teams whose third jersey is just a different (vintage) color combination. Should the Canadiens ever design a modern jersey?

49 Comments
  1. The shirts style is cool and I like the return to the old colors. The logo…I’m not impressed, but I’ve seen worse. Wasn’t there some guy who did a total retro version and was campaigning to use his model (think that was on the TSN website a few weeks back…)

    Anyway, nothing beats the pure beauty of the Habs red jersey.

  2. #2 Habs almighty says:
    September 12, 2006 at 10:37 am

    Habs should never touch the C!!!!

  3. I would be shocked if anyone ever wanted to change the CH.

  4. #4 chernevog says:
    September 12, 2006 at 11:12 am

    A curse on the graphics design company who even bids on such a ruse….

  5. #5 habs#1fan says:
    September 12, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    BUTT UGLY. I personally dont like it. I like the old jersey with the buffalo and the 2 crossing sabres from the days of Dale Hawerchuk and Patty Lafontaine. I also think they should not mess with the Habs unies. Another jersey I really liked for some reason was the old Washington Caps ones.

  6. I would have prefered their old logo in the 80′s with the same color design.

    BTW : Anybody saw the 15 years deal DiPietro got with the Islander. 15 years, that’s LONG LONG LONG time contract. He will probably not do the 15 years. How many goalies played 15 years with sucess ? Brodeur, Roy, anyone else recently if not you could had Plante etc…. Well, we will see what happens but I don’t see Islanders having a run for the Stanley Cup in the near future.

  7. 15 years? Did DiPietro get married to the NYI’s team owner’s daughter?
    Buffalo’s shirt looks cartoonish, a bit like the mighty ducks. Next thing we know we will have bugs-bunny as a logo?
    Btw, when does the canadiens preseason start, and when is the first preseason game?

  8. Booooooo

  9. #9 tobilaine says:
    September 12, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    They should never redesign the habs jersey.
    I find most of the newer jerseys childish and cartoonish.

  10. #10 jack tornton says:
    September 12, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    lol…This jersey is the worse one I’ve ever seen. To be honest they had the coolest jersey in the league. I’m impressed how they decided to change it.

    Anyways do you guys know who decided to change it? The owner? The whole team?

  11. #11 big bri says:
    September 12, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    Not that bad really, reminds me of The St. Louis Rams jerseys from the NFL. Now for the Habbies unies, how about this, nothing says Canadiens like the maple leaf, but let’s color it white and blue to keep the french men happy, OH wait that has already been done. Let’s go with puke green and put a beaver on the front, so that way after The Habs win the cup they can have a playoff beard shaving day and call it shaving your beaver day. I’ll lead the riot if they ever chage The Bleu, Blanc, Rouge.

  12. The new jerseys suck and the old grey,red and black jerseys also sucked.

    Now hopefully the team will suck. Ryan Miller will have a Raycroft type sophomore season and Briere will come back down to earth now that he has the big buckaroos. Jay Mckee meant alot to this team and DUmont was a solid player.

    Afinogenov is great but has a Zubrus like unlucky shooting streak.

    Prediction: Sabres to finish 8th in conference(3rd in division)

    If you really take a good look at this team you will understand my prediction. Please I hate Lindy Ruff. What a whiner.

  13. Lindy Ruff still mentions the 99 finals in every single interview he does. Skate in crease, sure it was. In his face. HAHAHA

  14. Buffalo Jersey one word comes to mind: Yuk! (should have gone back to the 80′s)

    Habs jersey: They don’t dare touch a thing. Just thinking it is a sin.

  15. Since the NHL is going cartoonish, why not put a big picture of Asterix in the middle of the canadiens jersey?

  16. #16 jack tornton says:
    September 12, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    hahahahahaha that was a funny one

  17. The new Buffalo Jersey absolutly sucks. They should have stuck with the one’s they’ve been using for the past few years.

    The Habs have way to much tradition to EVER change their jersey’s. The Original SIX teams should never change their jersey’s, especially the Habs(Though Toronto and Chicago should have little patches on their sleeves saying how many years they’ve gone without a cup because that might be the only thing that might motivate them not to suck year in and year out, biggest props there to the Blackhawks. 45 FRAKIN’ YEARS! Is that brutal or what!?)

    P.S. To any Islanders fans out there, I hope you enjoy having this generations version of Harold Ballard running your team. 15 YEARS and 62 million dollars for maybe the 11th to 9th best goalie in the NHL and may never get better? Then again you shouldn’t expect any smarter from a guy who gave the GM’s job to his former backup goaltendre who retired just 1 hour earlier and who also gave Alexie Yashin a 10 year 100 million dollar contract and the C? You could hear the laughter all the way from Ottawa. Wang is ruining that franchise.

  18. #18 SundinSucks says:
    September 12, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    The Jersey is rlly nice, NO ONE SHUD/WILL NEVER TOUCH THE CH it broutgh us 24 cups leave it with the ch lol

  19. #19 PACTUM SERVA says:
    September 12, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    That team just blew their future

  20. #20 Jack Tornton says:
    September 12, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    The jersey has nothing to do with their future tho! It makes them look just so ugly…

  21. Garth Snow also gave a 10 year 100 million dollar contract to Yashin??! What a dumb move that is. This guy has been on the job for a month and has already signed people for the next 10-15 years..? What a cautious start.
    Yashin isn’t worth 10 million for one year, let alone 10 in a row. Di Pietro isn’t worth 4.5 million any year. Maybe he is thinking that inflation will catch up and these will end up being good long term signings. The way I see it, he will be out of the job long before that, after pretty much crippling that team for the next 10 years.

  22. #22 Phrank O'Fone says:
    September 13, 2006 at 12:59 am

    Razzy, the Cash in By Yashin was 5 years ago. Milbury was the culprit. Wang is the dude that didn’t learn from it.

  23. Hey JT;

    Im sure Pactum was talking about the Isles not the Sabres. Dipietro’s agent must be laughing all the way to Bermuda. Too bad Wang is not canadian he would make a outstanding PM.

  24. #24 smiler2729 says:
    September 13, 2006 at 8:58 am

    What is so hard about just bringing back the original blue and gold Sabres logo design??? You can’t mess with the Habs logo, same goes for the Wings, Rangers and the Hawks, they’ve been constant pretty much since their inceptions… where the tradition in hockey? Why is everything based in a cash grab???

  25. I wouldn’t touch the traditional habs, in fact I think the habs should go back to the format they had in the mid 70′s. Which is classic and modern at the same time in the use of its colors. Yes, I agree the Sabres design is much to be desired, it does indeed look like a slug.

  26. Gang, no offence, but the Montreal third jersey leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe I’m getting old, but I cannot read the numbers on those freakin things. The Rangers jerseys with the laces on the collar- wouldnt mind the Habs 3rd jersey going back to that era. Whats up with third jerseys anyhow? Home, away, and…what? Marketing scheme, nothing more.

  27. #27 Alestar says:
    September 13, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    The montreal jersey is not only a jersey but sure is a tradition to us. WEearing and representing the montreal canadiens jersey gives us more faith for this team

  28. this jersey sucks donkey dick

  29. #29 Alestar says:
    September 14, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    #27…I’m flattered you like the name, but…

  30. That’s not the actual jersey. That’s a fan photoshop concept of the new logo on a mock-up jersey. One of the “B’s” is actually backwards on the shoulder. The real jersey comes out 9/16, and looks a lot better than this trash.

  31. #31 Alestar says:
    September 14, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    Hey this is my name! loser

  32. #32 Alestar says:
    September 15, 2006 at 11:39 am

    OK, “Loser” it is…glad you saw the light.

  33. #33 Alestar says:
    September 15, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    glad you saw the light. ?????????
    WTF??
    go get your own name.What the hell???

  34. As a long time Buffalo fan, I don’t really know what to think about the new jersey. I mean, I love Buffalo’s old colors, but honestly, I’m not so sure about the new design. Maybe if they could have made the traditional logo with some alterations, such as making it look like a more modern version of it, that would have been the way to go. Looks like somebody just spent a lot of money to piss a lot of people off.

  35. #35 polartech says:
    September 18, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    You all know the TRUE symbol of the Buffalo Sabres.

    http://www.gasolinealleyantiqu…en-auto-84sabres1.JPG

    Lots of suckers buying this turd on a jersey.
    They dont care. They just buy what the management puts out.

    This new logo is a total disgrace.

    DONT BUY THE SLUG!!!!

    ————————-
    GO GO BUFFALO!!!!

  36. all u who are hating on the sabres both players and ruff, what place did they finish in? and what place did your home team finish in? o yea… suck it. dont be salty because a team of mostly no name rookies out played every other team in the nhl, and due to injuries came up short in the end.

  37. HAHAHAHA

    injuries :)

    DOnt ever talk to habs fans about injuries. DOnt you follow hockey idiot.

  38. Suck it?

    This isan’t a gay wrestling site. Lindy Ruff can suck it. He can suck on the fact that Hull’s skate was not in the crease and it was a good goal. HA

  39. #39 Now do you believe says:
    September 19, 2006 at 10:49 am

    I agree with Dean. Look at the standing last year, and where did you guys place? Exactly. And the only reason we lost in game 7 was due to the fact that almost all our defensmen were out and had to call up the rookies.
    And, if you look at the tape, his foot was in the crease. Even notice that after that year, if the goal was questionable, they review it? They know they fucked it up.

    And who got coach of the year this past year?

    Exactly.

    Watch us completely kick your ass this season. You can watch us go to the end, while your team’s on the golf course.

  40. I think tradition is important and some things are meant to be the way they have been over the years. The original six teams should never design a new jersey and their third jersey should remain as the “old” design. Even some of the older expansion teams jerseys that we’ve all grown to love and get accustomed to are being changed. Why? are we trying to “Americanize” this game because the game can’t sell itself? Let’s make the game better and forget about changing jerseys.

  41. As a Buffalo resident and fan I think that the only thing this new logo should be used for is a toilet paper design. Its a shame that now such a great team has to get dressed in something that looks like a cross between a New England Patriots logo with a Nashville Predators jersey and ugly colors. And for the last time(the first was when the second logo came out in 96), its the Buffalo Sabres, not the Buffalo Buffalos, put some swords in there. About the CH, like all the old jerseys, including Buffalos original, it is very classy and should never be changed. I cant imagine not being able to refer to the Habs as the bleu blanc et rouge.

  42. #42 SLAP SHOT says:
    October 4, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    ACTUALLY DIPIETRO IS AN EXCELLENT GOALIE,AND I WOULD TAKE HIM OVER HALF OF THE YOUNG GOALTENDERS ANYDAY.HE’S THE BEST GOALTENDER IN THE SHOOTOUT PERIOD AS WELL.YASHIN ON THE OTHERHAND,YOU HAVE TO CHECK THE SCORESHEET SOMETIMES EVERY NIGHT,JUST TO SEE IF HE EVEN PLAYED.THEY COULDN’T TRADE HIM FOR A BAG OF PUCKS!

  43. Dude all you whiners need to grow up. If you cant get with the times and accept the change, go back to your typwriter and bite me. The new NHL logo’s on the whole are very cartoonish, but at least the Sabres are back to the Blue and Gold of the original jerseys. I already have my Home jersey paid for and I’m waiting for the Name & number to be sewn on. Buy the new jersey and get a big beer and enjoy one of the best teams in the NHL, enjoy the sabres kicking the snot out of all the canadian teams again this year. I’ll be at the HSBC center this friday to wittness the Habbs getting dismantled proudly clad in the new logo’s. After which you can find the whole city driving down deleware celebrating our teams success, I’m behind them 100% slug or no slug…..
    I’m not gonna let a marketing campaign ruin the best sport for me. Hockey rules and the new jerseys are Ok. They still need to grow on most people.
    Can you hear me now? , “LETS GO BUFF-A-LO!!!”

  44. #44 Dylan says:
    October 16, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    This new logo is a total disgrace.
    I will not buy any slug merchandize.
    The 3rd jerseys are so much better.

    DONT BUY THE SLUG!!!!

  45. Still undefeated by the way….

    Cheers to the slug, I’m lovin’ it!

    HAHAHAHAhahahahahahahaha

  46. Anyone with a sense of style and fashion will recognize that this is a fresh jersey. The concept is hot, that they kept their original colors and gave a present 2007-08 ish look to it. Yallz be stuck in the mogilny lafontaine days. The design that came with it is hot too, with the players number on the upper chest. The logo itself might need some retouching though but its still fresh.

  47. I like the idea of bringing back the colors of blue n yellow, b/c red n black are way overdone anymore! in all uniforms (expecially resturants) but the logo is the worst thing in the world!! i agree with who said it looks like the rams nfl logo or even yet the vikings. it looks cheap my b/f is a graphic designer he couldn’t beleive this is what our team has to represent. shoulda jsut kept the same sabres logo GRRRRRR

  48. #48 max says:
    July 24, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    you guys are all homos, the jersey looks just fine. it does NOT i repeat NOT look like a damn slug.

  49. horrible to get old by becoming a traditionalist. as a leaf fan they can do whatever they eant to the habs jersey. but now the leaf jersey looks like a practice sweater. hopefully there wil belots of retro nights circa 1881 so we can see real uniforms again

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