The "Slug" is Gone; Sabres Unveil New Uniforms

September 18, 2010 Updated Sep 19, 2010 at 12:04 AM EDT

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September 18, 2010 Updated Sep 19, 2010 at 12:04 AM EDT

The Buffalo Sabres officially unveiled their new uniforms on Saturday in front of a crowd of around 3,000 people inside HSBC Arena in downtown Buffalo.

The new look is part of the team's 40th anniversary celebration this season, and gone is the primary logo the team used the last few years which was un-affectionately dubbed the "slug" by many hockey fans. The new white road jerseys have a vintage look. The team's vintage-look third jerseys from last year become their home sweaters, and a new third jersey has the word "Buffalo" across the chest.

"I like the new road ones. The white, the old ones. They look real nice. The new third jersey is pretty cool too. I like the way it says Buffalo

"Reminds me of when I used to come up to see the Bisons play at Memorial Auditorium back in the late '50s and '60s. I think they're very colorful and I think they're going to sell very good," says John Mullins, Sabres fan.

Saturday's event at the arena also marked the first official day of training camp.