Friday, October 2, 2009

The Lawrence Confirms the Slug is Toast?

It has long been the worst kept secret in town that the current third jersey will become the primary, and be matched with a road white for the team's 40th Anniversary. But it was also believed that the current home blues, with everyone's favorite Reebok-imposed limp excuse for a logo, would become the third jersey. But that now seems like it may not be the case.

If you skip all of the excuses, half-truths, and pandering spin in the latest interview with The Lawrence himself, Larry Quinn, you'll hear him confirm that a new white uniform is coming next year for the 40th. But that's not all.

He actually says that we're making a permanent uni switch, complete with an all-new third jersey. What does that mean for the ol' sluggaroo?

Could we really be completely slug-free next year?

Let's hope so.

17 comments:

Philamus said...

Aw hell yea. Here's hoping it's a really rad yellow sweater. Done right, it could look REALLY spiffy. REALLY spiffy.

Drew Celestino said...

It would really have to be done right for me to buy into that. lol

Besides, with Boston busting out a gold sweater for the Winter Classic, I don't want to see the Sabres seeming to be jumping on the bandwagon.

Definitely curious to see what they have planned though.

But I honestly am most excited for the new whites.

dave in Rocha said...

I honestly wouldn't have a problem if the current homes became the 3rds.

But yes, the news that it's nearly official that the current 3rds will be the default homes is very, very sweet.

Eric said...

Great news. I just hope they go back to their original traditional. I hate the weird reebok piping on the current third.

Anonymous said...

Yum. Slug.

Andre said...

As a long-suffering fan of the expansion cousin, Canucks, I am extremely happy for all Buffalo Sabre fans. I do hope the vertical piping gets dropped and the traditional white and gold piping on the pants is added. Royal blue or navy blue. Either works. I even think a third yellow uniform with the yellow and white inverted would look great.
As for my Canucks, I hope that our current third becomes our full-time sweater next year. To be honest, I hope our new crest will be the full-body Johnny Canuck logo. Good luck Sabre fans!

twoeightnine said...

My money is on the B Sabre as the 3rd It's already more prominent than the Slug on the website.

Charlie @ Sabres Not Slugs.com said...

I would have to agree that the B-sword will be the third jersey. It has been a logo that the team's marketers have grown pretty fond of and would involve a lot less costs in terms of designing and coming up with another logo to put in print, merchandise, and in the arena. I bet the B-Sword would replace the current slug on the scoreboard too.

Drew Celestino said...

You guys forget that they already sell B-Sword merchandise. A new design would mean all new stuff to sell. ;-)

carpandean said...

I haven't seen any merchandise with the "City of Hockey" logo on it yet. Maybe, they'll create a new third jersey around that. Much like the Wild's home jersey feature's the away (and former home) logo at its center, our third would feature the original logo (basically, the same as what is now the third and will be the home) at its center.

Drew Celestino said...

I hope they don't put "city of hockey" on a jersey. Not for anything, but the Sabres bring home a Cup, I think any such claim is dubious, regardless of our hockey culture.

I wouldn't mind some sort of wordmark jersey, like Minnesota's new third which I find awesome. Or maybe even a new spin on the crossed sword design from the old red third.

Joe said...

GOLD THIRDS!!!!!

twoeightnine said...

No gold please. It's an accent color. They do already sell a lot of Bsword stuff which means:
a) there will be no backlash
b) it sells
c) it hasn't be prominent on a jersey yet so there will be plenty of jerseys to sell

PuckGhost said...

Congrats!
'Sabres Not Slugs' helped in the fight to make the Sabres see the light!

Good job

Turd Ferguson said...

If you go to www.sabres.com....look around and check to see which logo you see everywhere. You have all the info you need.

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