Buffalo Sabres Announce 'Golden Jersey'


By John Ekdahl

The Buffalo Sabres will be wearing their “Golden Jersey” for select home games next season, celebrating 50 years of professional hockey in Buffalo. The jersey will go on display today for FanFest, and will be available for purchase one month from today on September 17th at The Sabres Store. More info and photos here.

Hometown fans will once again have the chance to see their team take the ice in a white-based jersey, adorned with the iconic Sabres crest in fluorescent gold and navy blue. Five stripes representing each of the franchise’s decades are embroidered on both sleeves as well as the jersey’s bottom.

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A tease from the XFL. Let the wild speculation begin.

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Here’s a fun story from the folks over at Ebbets Field Flannels.

Great little story from the @twins if you have a minute to read. We recently sent a special delivery to the whole team of our Tabasco Plataneros ballcap so they could surprise their manager Rocco Baldelli. Read Twins pitcher,
Kyle Gibson’s note below: “Yeah it was really funny! So our manager Rocco Baldelli had been wearing this same hat every road trip, every day, everywhere he went…..and we couldn’t figure out what it was. Well one day Jason Castro was looking online for a hat, and he ran across the Tabasco hat! And the debate started about if Rocco had the fitted or the adjustable (just stupid debates between grown men!) haha and then it turned into, “ok he wears this thing everywhere….what if we get them for the whole team and we show up one trip without him knowing and we are ALL wearing the hat!!!” So this past trip we were going from Milwaukee to Texas, and on the bus ride to the airport we passed them out so that as we got off the bus he was blindsided by 50 other guys and gals wearing the same hat! This is his first year as a manager and this is the first time we have done anything to “prank him” and he thoroughly enjoyed it!!!! Thanks for making this happen!” Thanks #mntwins for including us in this great prank. Look forward to more pics to come! Glad we could be a part of it.
If you’re looking for the hat, we have more stock coming in mid Sept. Sign up for an alert under the size choices and you’ll be emailed as soon as they’re back!

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🚨🚨🚨 Number zero alert 🚨🚨🚨

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Here are the new kits for Utah State.

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Just down the road from me, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will become the Jacksonville Frozen Shrimp next weekend in a cross-promotional deal with the hockey team across the street, the Jacksonville Icemen. This isn’t the first time the two teams have worked together in a marketing partnership. Last year the Icemen suited up as the Jacksonville Frozen Shrimp as well.

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From Paul, here is some news out of Baylor.

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More from Paul, here’s a look at Oregon State’s new unis.

12 comments to Buffalo Sabres Announce ‘Golden Jersey’

  • MJ | August 17, 2019 at 9:16 am |

    Baylor: niiiiice. No BFBS, no GFGS, no chrome, just school colors and legible fonts. I knew you could do it, Nike…

    • DJ | August 17, 2019 at 10:11 am |

      Black and gray do remain in their athletics brand book, so you might see them once again.

    • Phil Hecken | August 17, 2019 at 10:11 am |

      Yeah, Baylor (and West Virginia and Sparty) all announced those a while back — pretty sure Paul is just posting that for his NCAAFB preview on SI. If you scroll down, you can read much more about those three uni unveilings here (after the Kreindler piece).

      Also, same thing with the Beavs. Those were unveiled months ago.

    • Daniel Tarrant | August 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm |

      Only issue is that they should pair the green jersey with the yellow pants, and if you must have a yellow jersey, perhaps wear the green pants with it. You would think that if they have six players modeling the uniforms, they’d give us six different color combos. Also, it would be helpful if they showed the helmets so we could get a full idea of the look.

      • NickV | August 19, 2019 at 2:35 am |

        Agreed.
        Even more so, for years, decades, the Baylor Home Football uniform was Green jersey, White pants, Gold helmet – a very clean, nice, identifiable and unique look.
        Certainly they could work that back into the mix.

  • AJ Kane | August 17, 2019 at 11:15 am |

    That Sabres jersey is sharp, and it could’ve gone really wrong. Nicely done.

    • John H. | August 17, 2019 at 11:30 am |

      Except for the shade of blue. They should have gone with royal.

      • MJ | August 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm |

        Not sure the royal blue pairs wel with metallic gold. Royal blue and athletic gold (yellow) is the finest of the fine, and navy/athletic gold is good but royal/metallic gold is a bad choice.

    • Wade Heidt | August 17, 2019 at 11:42 am |

      Fine with the navy for this jersey because we are going to be getting the Sabres back in royal blue in 2020-21 (finally – it took a while).

      This looks good. I like the fur detail on the logo. When we are talking about the Sabres, there always was a chance the uniform could have gone wrong. After all, this team has a history of unveiling looks that have been given less than flattering nicknames. They are responsible for giving us the turd burger uniform and the buffaslug.

    • Greg | August 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm |

      Minor quibble with the “50 years of professional hockey in Buffalo”…while certainly Sabres joined the NHL in 1970-71, high level pro hockey was in Buffalo for decades before. Here is info on the AHL team the Sabres displaced, plus there were teams prior. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bisons_(AHL)

  • Aaron | August 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm |

    Sabres- nice. Baylor- OK. Oregon State- AWFUL.

  • NickV | August 19, 2019 at 2:38 am |

    Luv the Oregon State horizontal shoulder striping in their jerseys. THAT is the future of football jersey detailing, given the elimination/truncation of sleeves on football jerseys. The Shoulders and Yoke of the jersey are where the detailing is headed, assuming these designers use their heads.