The Buffalo Sabres have unveiled new third jerseys on twitter today, with the help of Steve Ott. Trying something new, the Sabres have a jersey that has different colors for the front and back (yellow front, blue back), a first for the NHL.
And GOD are they awful. Kudos for trying something new, but these are possibly the worst new jersey revealed this summer, and that's including the Team USA sweaters...
Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski is apparently not a fan either...
These look like warm-up jerseys for an indoor lacrosse team. The “Buffalo” font is terrible. The two different types of yellow are terrible. The gray inside the number that doesn’t carry over to the name plate is terrible. The gray on the arms, making it look like the player dipped his sleeves in wet cement ...terrible. And, sorry, is that some kind of lapel they’ve built in around the NHL logo on the neckline? Is Steve Ott going to skate out wearing an ascot? Or perhaps a fancy broach?
If nothing else, this jersey disproves our theory that you can put the Sabres logo on anything and it’s automatically awesome. Don’t tell us we have to rethink Sriracha too.
It also leads us to assume that team president Ted Black moved the guy who did the Ville Leino contract over to the Sabres’ uniform development department, based on these results.