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Sabres president mum on 'awful' jerseys

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07:18 AM ET 09.06 | In recent years, Buffalo hasn't enjoyed a whole lot of success with its sartorial selections. When the Sabres' infamous "slug" jerseys were leaked back in 2006, the negative reaction was swift and severe. Things didn't go any better for Buffalo on Wednesday. The Sabres unveiled their new third jersey through a scripted cat-and-mouse byplay with forward Steve Ott on Twitter. The multicolored uniform -- which features a gold front, blue back and silver numbers -- generated a massive response, with an overwhelming majority panning the sweater. ... Even former players joined in, with Matthew Barnaby tweeting that maybe the Sabres were trying to blind their opponents with the "awful" jersey. In an email, Sabres President Ted Black declined to comment on the jersey and the reaction to it.

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September 6, 2013  08:19 AM ET

They make the 1996 Isles Fishman jerseys look pretty sharp.

September 6, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Gawd help us if they wear them against the Preds and their yellow/gold jerseys.

September 6, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They make the 1996 Isles Fishman jerseys look pretty sharp.

Wouldn't go that far...

September 6, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wouldn't go that far...

How about the Vancouver V then?

September 6, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

How about the Vancouver V then?

or the Christmas themed Devils Uni's?

September 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They make the 1996 Isles Fishman jerseys look pretty sharp.

Didn't Gorton's try to sue the Isles for copyright infringement?

September 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET

God awful. They look like the rink's pinnie jerseys that no one wants to wear.

September 6, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Are they worse than the Mooterus?

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September 6, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Habs barber shops...

Barber shop poles looked better...

September 6, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gawd help us if they wear them against the Preds and their yellow/gold jerseys.

The benches would look like school bus parking lots.

September 6, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Are they worse than the Mooterus?

Yellow on the front and blue on the back with the regular Sabres logo on the front and Buffalo in small letters above the logo.

I think the designer may have watched a few too many soccer games while coming up with this one.

But still better than that Stars number...

September 6, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The benches would look like school bus parking lots.

Looks like a straight jacket.

September 6, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Looks like a straight jacket.

It actually doesn't look that "straight" to me Bishop.

September 6, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Looks like a straight jacket.

Actually looks like they have them on backwards. And is that two different shades of yellow? Disgusting. It actually looks worse ON someone than when I first looked at the jersey by itself. Makes me want to puke. Hey, puke, that's a funny word.

September 6, 2013  10:23 AM ET

whose idea was the "third jersey"??

September 6, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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whose idea was the "third jersey"??

NHL marketing?

September 6, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Anyway it ain't the jerseys that are 'awful'

September 6, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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How about the Vancouver V then?

Those were the most hideous things I've ever seen.

 
September 6, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The benches would look like school bus parking lots.

They remind me of SKOOL (sniff)

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