Sabres Fans React To Possible New Logo

While this is old news to anyone who has paid attention to the ruckus, the Buffalo Sabres supposedly will have a new logo for the coming season. Since the change from the classic running buffalo with crossed swords logo to the white buffalo head, Sabres fans have cried out for a return to the blue and gold classic colors. For the last game of the 2004 season against Washington the Sabres surprised the crowd taking the ice in the above mentioned retro styled blue and gold uniforms.

About a month ago a link was posted in an online blog to perhaps the new proposed logo leaked early. Buffalo media outlets have supposedly confirmed that this logo is authentic and will be the new Sabres logo. Sabres fans in mass have generally expressed disdain for the new logo, likening it to a hair piece among other things. In certain circles it’s been called the “Buffaslug,” as it is a yellow buffalo streaking like lightning on the jersey. This yellow buffalo has no legs, which has been criticised by those hoping to see the crossed sword design return to the regular jersey. This would undoubtedly spawn a joke about the legless buffalo having its legs cut off by the swords, haha funny right? Sabres fans are already planning to perhaps by retro jerseys exclusively rather than merchandise with this new logo in attempt to promote a change. Fans have even put together a website protesting this logo, complete with a petition to owner Tom Golisano to reconsider a different design. This petition has been online for less than a week now and has already gotten over 8000 signatures. I personally don’t like this logo much either, and have signed that petition for something different to be considered. After the Anaheim Ducks released their general disaster of a logo and new colors, I hoped to God the Sabres would not follow suit, yet perhaps they have.

see an adopted jersey design with this new logo here: http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/Cody1774/sabresjersey9rj.jpg

the petition site: www.fixthelogo.com


73 Responses to Sabres Fans React To Possible New Logo

  1. iginla012 says:

    I liked the 95-96 96-97 Fisherman Jersey

  2. PinkFloydFreak87 says:

    I’m not a huge fan of their home and away jerseys, but does anybody else really like their 3rd jersey? I think that is better than any of the old Buffalo Jerseys. But I agree that anything would be better than that proposed jersey.

  3. iginla012 says:

    That’s because they have the buffalo on the front

  4. JU2912 says:

    Just thought I would post a site that I found with a concept series for new Sabres jerseys. it has logos, jerseys, and even players wearing the jerseys. I think this would be a much better direction for the Sabres. I’m interested to hear what you all think of what I stumbled upon.

    http://www.celsiusdesign.net/sabres/logos.html

    There you go.

  5. Freeze says:

    It sort of reminds me of Nashville’s uniform. I don’t like it much.

  6. toronto77 says:

    Those were awesome jersey’s for buffalo(the classic ones).

    I would also like them to bring back the classic oiler jersey’s and isles(the one with goalie and hockey net).

  7. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    That logo looks like it belongs to some NCAA Div. III school. Why don’t the Sabres do what the Oilers and Isles did and take their original logo and slightly modernize the colouring? Maybe darken the blue and turn the yellow to gold? This proposed new logo and jersey are a step back from what they currently have. This would be a mistake.

  8. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    And you would know gay, wouldn’t ya?

  9. monley89 says:

    i like it, its fresh and something new

  10. Rufusy says:

    i like it how any story about anything can turn into something to do with the leafs, good or bad its got to make you feel special

  11. Scruffy05 says:

    I believe the logo is still owned by Disney Corp.

  12. kicksave856 says:

    What is especially awesome about that site is that as you drag over the teams unis, if you are on the team that won The Cup, the pic of the unis turns into a pic of The Cup. And there is a very special surprise when you do it with the 98-99 Dallas Stars. A tip of my retro Winnipeg Jets cap to the site designers.

  13. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    Nuts to that. Stupid disney.

  14. kicksave856 says:

    I need to see this old jersey with the goalie and net on it. I don’t remember it at all. Anyone have a link?

  15. burnz30 says:

    My Brother in Law is a huge Sabre fan, and he absolutely hates this design. He called it the SabreSlug!!! This logo is brutal. I think it looks too much like the St. Louis Rams logo, with the same colors and everything. I don’t understand why they’re the Sabres, yet there is no Sabre in the logo??? Go back to the original one.

  16. Enigma says:

    nhluniforms.com

    check it out

  17. Enigma says:

    Totally agree with you there, u think it’d work with the old logo on the newer jersey ?

  18. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    Also with 1970 (Bobby Orr) and 2001 (Ray Bourque).

  19. EmptyNetter says:

    I don’t know about the Chargers but definitely looks like it should be a football logo rather than hockey. Reminded me of the Patriots or the Broncos logo. For the record I really liked the Sabres big buffalo head. I’ll be sad to see it go if it’s retired. . . and I’m a Bruins fan.

    What I want to know is how a team can keep changing color schemes like that. Blue/yellow to black/red, then back to blue/yellow again. I’m seeing spots!!

  20. EmptyNetter says:

    Alt_01A looks amazing. It’s got a skull and crossbones look that I like and both the sabres and the Buffalo have a strong presence. Great upgrade to the old logo IMO that still has a traditional look.

  21. EmptyNetter says:

    That’s a cool site. I didn’t know Dallas took their current jersey from the 1997 All Star design.

  22. toronto77 says:

    I don’t have the jersey but here’s the logo. http://www.abdcards.com/souvenirs/flags/mfnyifsh.jpg

  23. kicksave856 says:

    I never realized all that was going on there. But, man, were those unis hideous!

    Thanks for the pic.

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