Official: Say Hello to the Blue and Gold Buffalo

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Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced today the Sabres will wear the franchise’s original blue and gold uniform and logo as the team’s third jersey during 15 home games in the 2006-07 season.

The team will wear a new Blue and Gold uniform design, which will be unveiled in late September, for the remaining 26 home games and all 41 road games.

The Sabres first wore the original Blue and Gold in the 1970-1971 season and continued that way for the following 26 years. The first major change to the team’s look came in 1996-97 when the team changed its basic colors to red, black and white to coincide with the opening of the HSBC Arena (formerly Marine Midland Arena).

“We have been planning all along to use the original colors and logo as our third jersey for next season,” Quinn said. “Given the outpouring of fan concern the last few weeks, we decided to make this announcement now instead of September as originally planned. We are still committed and enthusiastic about our new uniform and believe that fans will embrace it once they have a chance to actually see it.”

The Sabres will unveil their new uniform during the week of September 24, at a time and place still to be determined. The team will actually wear their new jerseys for the first time on Saturday, September 30, in their only home pre-season game at HSBC Arena against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:00 p.m.

Following is a schedule of the 15 games Buffalo will wear their new third jersey this season:

Saturday, October 14 vs. New York Rangers

Tuesday, October 17 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Saturday, November 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday, November 17 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, November 24 vs. Montreal Canadiens

Thursday, December 14 vs. Florida Panthers

Tuesday, December 19 vs. Montreal Canadiens

Monday, January 1 vs. New York Islanders

Friday, January 19 vs. Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday, January 30 vs. Boston Bruins

Thursday, February 15 vs. Edmonton Oilers

Thursday, February 22 vs. Ottawa Senators

Saturday, March 10 vs. New Jersey Devils

Friday, March 23 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday, April 5 vs. Boston Bruins

14 Responses to Official: Say Hello to the Blue and Gold Buffalo

  1. BruMagnus says:

    Nov 17th, Crosby scores a hattrick.

  2. Lindy_4_Prez says:

    Then, right after that, Brian Campbell comes out of nowhere and hits poor sidney harder than he did R.J. Umberger. He breaks both his legs, and Crosby’s career ends. 🙂

  3. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Hey! Two versus the Leafs!


  4. le_sean says:

    Or a d-man like Campbell has nothing on Crosby, so when he goes for the hit Crosby makes a complete fool of him by dekeing him out and scores his 4th goal of the game.

    However Buffalo wins 5-4 because Pittsburgh sucks.

  5. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    much cooler would be if the kings would get smart and go back to the purple and gold!

  6. passionch says:

    I like original jerseys but after seeing Buffalo in their current colors is going to be odd. At least, it’s not a big difference in colors.

  7. nyrhockey25 says:

    best jersey all time

  8. Peguiny says:

    so malikn cant score here

  9. PastParticiple says:

    Can’t believe they did this, Sabres actual color are way more beautiful than the old horrible jersey !!!

    I’m not a Buffalo fan but I still liked they’re color for the past few years, now say good bye to these.

    Horrible decision I think

  10. SmittyCartoons says:

    Not a Sabres fan here either but I think this is a much overdo change. There was never any reason to go to the black and red jerseies. Why do so many teams decide to kill the tradition of their jersies and change to predominantly black jerseies?? HOW HIP! ughhl… Anaheim, Washington, Philly, all come to mind…

  11. morrissey says:

    Black, Red & White = HSBC corporate colours

  12. cecilturtle says:

    I heard Buffalo is going to wear all white in the preseason until Labor Day… Then they were going to wear Blue and Gold till the weather became warm again.

  13. MT4e says:

    there is a rumor going around saying that malkin might decide to wait another year

  14. mafew says:

    Is this going to be that new design being floated around online, that looks like Donald Trump’s hairpiece?

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