I suppose this is a good time to respond to Phil's comments...Someone out there took one of the better looking logo updates (that has been around for awhile) and turned it into a reality. Critics may dislike the simplicity, but our president George W. Bush once said that "Good solid simple democraticative logo design should be simple...This ain't rocket surgery you know." To answer that, look at how Boston subtly updated their uniform and created one of the best looking of the Edge jerseys on the ice this season.
This concept logo takes original elements from each logo set, the original bison and adds updated larger swords that we got from the shoulder emblem and the red alternate thirds of the goat head era jerseys. Too simple and yet so difficult to grasp by professional trained marketers and designers. It does a good job of incorporating elements from the teams history unlike the current logo which offers the same claim by management. I simply do not see what the hell they are talking about. They stole the Bills' logo, gave him jaundice, hacked off his legs and told him to slither or "charge" to Toronto and be "stylish" while you do it.
I'm more than puzzled that the Sabres think tank and brick layers either #1 Didn't have the collaborative brain power to come up with this on their own and avoid Logogate all together or #2 Let Reebok's design bullies railroad them into the ground with the slug and early Edge System friendly logo.
Wow, an updated variant of the vintage logo "working" on a uniform like I've never imagined. Do you see how much more balanced in color the dark blue looks in the middle of a white uniform instead of the slugster below? However to me, it still looks like an modern and stylish updated uniform with the newer sleeker design elements on the sleeves and front numbers. (a couple things RBK and the Sabres did right in my opinion) Even with this updated crest, it still gives plenty of room to the hardcore vintage lovers out there in keeping the vintage as a distinctively different and profitable 3rd jersey to sell to fans. Peas and Carrots. All along, that jersey above is what I envisioned with excitement back in 2006 as I waited for the return to the blue and gold and long before the slug leaked out and signaled the beginning of the managing partner's brilliant Guerilla marketing campaign to kick in. All the while angry and outraged fans failed to get angry, outraged, and organized enough to matter before a hypnotic complacency kicked in as a result of the Sabres surge to a 10-0 start to the 06' season. Not to mention the managing partner throwing 15 games worth of vintage eye candy at the fans. The only thing clinically proven to keep a horrible logo around...Winning. Most fans including myself would prefer winning more than the Sabres looking good. But I still argue, any professional sports teams should have the right to do both at the same time. (I'll omit my obvious "Office Space" reference here)