Monday, October 25, 2010

Slug is still around...for good or not?

This is absolutely ridiculous. Right now as I understand it and hearing some off the record stuff, the 40th jersey is just a one year deal and what I was hoping not to happen most likely will...the slug as a possible third jersey in 2011-2012.

What is even more ridiculous is the Sabres director of Public Relations referring to the logo by its most affectionate nickname. Smooth should have made your intentions for the identity of this team very clear back in September.

“We never said the ‘slug’ was going to go away,” said Michael Gilbert, Sabres director of public relations. “It’s on the scoreboard and elsewhere in the arena.”

Why such a vague quote? Can't he elaborate further? Why WOULDN'T it eventually go away?

I can only hope the 'slug' is only still around while advertising deals already in place that may have included use of the slug logo eventually expire and then...finally that stupid ass logo will too FOR GOOD.

Please tell Frank Cravotta to start cobbling a new slug free scoreboard and locker room board!

The Slug is going to stick around?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's the little things that matter ...

Trying to ignore the mess that happened in the new 40th jerseys tonight in Buffalo, I turned my attention to the Pirates. They've been de-slugged:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NY Times article...Quinn points at RBK...Reebok...Re-whatever for the Slug.

For me this kind of puts a bit of a final stroke on everything the last three years. At the moment, the new 40th Anniversary uniform is only going to be used this season (which could eventually change) but be sure and confident that the slug will never be used to represent the Buffalo Sabres again. From that, the fans, and maybe even the team who seemed glad the slug is gone, can move forward to bigger things.

Buffaslug Among Cartoonish Logos to Go Extinct

Friday, October 1, 2010


I don't know about you guys, but I've caught some Sabres pre-season games on TV and online, and all I can say is "WOW!" Those whites look amazing on the ice! I can't wait to see the throwbacks in action now!

But someone send Jonas Enroth the memo: get that slug off your mask.

Can't wait for the season to start! Let's go Buffalo!