After months of speculation, we now know what the Buffalo Sabres will be wearing when the puck drops on the 2017-2018 season. On Tuesday, the NHL along with Adidas revealed the 31 'new' jerseys for every team, including the Sabres.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) June 21, 2017
At first glance, there doesn't appear to be any massive changes to the sweater but as you look closer you'll notice a few small tweaks.
These changes include:
-Removal of the silver piping that was featured on the front and back of Buffalo's most recent jersey
-A new, more subtle, collar -- as opposed to the gold collar that wrapped around the neck of the Sabres' previous jersey. It appears the new jersey will feature a navy collar on the front of the jersey and gold that wraps around the back.
-No more silver arm-pits (Hooray!!!!!)
-Smaller secondary stripes on the sleeve. The new Adidas sweater features three stripes [two silver, surrounding one yellow, with silver accents], while the previous jersey featured three yellow stripes with silver accents.
* Sports office debate -- Joe and Nick say gray piping, I say silver.*
To the dismay of many fans, the shading of the home jersey appears virtually the same. That being said, it's important to remember that the Sabres and NHL will likely unveil a new jersey for the upcoming 2018 Winter Classic.
Buffalo is also three years away from the organization's 50th anniversary. Seven-years-ago, when the organization celebrated its 40th anniversary, the team debuted a royal blue alternate jersey.
If I was a betting man, and this is just a hunch, I wouldn't get too excited about a potential royal blue jersey until 2020. It just makes too much sense.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 26, 2017