Buffalo Sabres

Does Anyone Like the Buffalo Sabres' New Alternate Jersey?

The Sabres' new third jersey is causing a big stir amongst fans. (Photo: Sabres.com/Bill Wippert)
The Sabres' new third jersey is causing a big stir amongst fans. (Photo: Sabres.com/Bill Wippert)
Joe YerdonContributor ISeptember 4, 2013

The Buffalo Sabres unleashed their new alternate jerseys today and most fans really wished they hadn't.

After weeks of teasing what the new look would be, the team, along with forward Steve Ott, unveiled the third jerseys they'll be donning during the year. Get a load of the action here from Ott's Twitter account.

*Breaking News... Times up! @BuffaloSabres 3rd Jersey Leaked #MiseryIsOver Can't wait for the season to start!! pic.twitter.com/7diRxEhDBJ

— Steve Ott (@otterN9NE) September 4, 2013

A two-toned yellow front and sleeves with a blue cape-like look on the back of the jersey with the Sabres' main logo as the crest. It's....something. It's also getting ravaged online by fans. 

Buffalo's Facebook page has turned into a commentary minefield, one that's gotten so ugly some of the comments are being deleted due to their nastiness. Twitter isn't treating the new look any nicer either.

I'm not taking the bait on #Sabres' new jersey. Nobody can convince me that it's not the #Preds' old jersey. No way.

— Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) September 4, 2013

Even the Atlanta Thrashers 3rd Jersey is pointing and laughing at the new Buffalo Sabres one.

— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) September 4, 2013

Looking at it, I would say the misery has just begun MT @otterN9NE: 3rd Jersey Leaked #MiseryIsOver pic.twitter.com/liqlYYBxId

— Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) September 4, 2013

With all the talk about the Sabres' lack of toughness, not sure why you'd give them a jersey that makes them literally yellow-bellied.

— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) September 4, 2013

That's just a brutal panning of what's ultimately a pretty ugly jersey. Yellow isn't exactly a popular color for a jersey, Nashville Predators aside, and the Sabres' main look was already popular enough as it was. Doing a semi-old school throwback managed to win the fans back after taking a very ugly turn with the "Buffaslug" look.

Will it eventually win over the fans? Judging by today's outpouring of disdain, it's looking about as good as these jerseys do.

 

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