After months of speculation, concept designs and rumors the NHL and Adidas have finally unveiled what the Buffalo Sabres will be wearing at the 2018 Winter Classic.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) November 22, 2017
On Wednesday the Sabres officially made the announcement after teasing that news would come "soon" for several weeks. In September the NHL posted a series of pictures on social media, hinting at the logos that would be featured on both the Sabres and Rangers sweaters.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) November 22, 2017
It has been a rough few weeks in Buffalo sports. The Bills are crumbling and the Sabres once again sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
So here we are, getting excited about a piece of clothing because there's not much else to be excited about.
And that's completely okay, especially if you love a nice jersey like me. Over the years, I've stood on my soapbox proclaiming the Sabres need to lighten up, returning to their original shade of royal blue and gold on a full-time basis.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 25, 2017
While that hasn't happened, at least yet, the Winter Classic jersey is a sweater fans can be excited about. I love the simplicity of the jersey and think Adidas and the Sabres hit a home run. It's a clean look but it still stands out and makes a statement.
For as bad as things have been on the ice, this jersey will give fans something to get excited about. I know that sounds ridiculous but hey, the better you look, the better you play, right?