Sunday, November 4, 2007

Winter Classic Goes Retro

The NHL's official online shop suggests that the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins will be donning vintage sweaters for the Winter Classic which takes place on January 1, 2008. The photos listed can be seen below.



Those are nice jerseys. See Sabres fans? This is still your real logo, regardless of what your team wears every night. It makes it more special when they save it for occasions like this. Or maybe that's just me.

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18 comments:

Tyklowak said...

Don't know why everyone hates the new Sabres logo. I really like the new one. I thought it was going to win the tournament. I, Don't like the old one.

James said...

The BuffaSlug isn't as bad as everybody makes it out to be, but comparing it to the old-school logo is like comparing a Trabant to a Ferrari.

Sandtrooper said...

Buffalo's crest has a red dot where the eye is...did the original crest have that?

Joshua said...

Yes, they've always had that red eye sandtrooper

James said...

This is awesome, I'm even more stoked for this game now and I'm a Capitals fan

ioughtakill said...

can't wait... i got tix for this game

canucklehead said...

Wow, the retro Penguins jersey is kind of cool.

anonymous said...

I agree with tyklowak in that the new buffaslug is better than the old Sabres logo. That jersey makes me like it a lot more, though.

kronis said...

The orig BUF jersey is a classic. The team really should do the right thing and re-adopt that logo.

As for that blue Pens jersey, never liked it. The logo is okay, but the blue just isn't right. They fixed that by changing to their current colors way back when.

Drew Celestino said...

You slug-huggers are nuts. You like a legless, flacid, yellow phallic slugalo? Get your heads checked.

Glad to see we're going retro, even if it's for only one game. Here's hoping Mr. Quinn is paying attention. Though it's doubtful that much can be done even if he is. Reebok didn't design our retros, so there's next to no chance of them being readopted.

Sabres Persuasion said...

Will they be donning EDGES that night?

Sean said...

the jersey's shown on the NHL online shop are by RBK, but listed as Edges.

Charlie said...

The Sabres classic jersey was leaked from a website called GreatSkate...they had it listed a couple weeks back and then took it down. But here was the info before it disappeared...

Special Edition for January 1st, 2008
Winter Classic Clothing Line From RBK
Cheer on the NHL and watch the Buffalo Sabres VS. the Pittsburgh Penguins in this onetime outdoor game.

Order now for November Delivery. Make a Great Holiday Gift!
RBK Vintage Sabres Jersey - White
Buffalo Sabres Logo on front and Shoulders - As Pictured
Air Mesh w/Poly knit neck trim
Tackle Twill Applique w/emb.
As Pictured Above
Sizes Small - X-Large

I did manage to speak to the company's customer service and they told me when I asked about the uniform for the game "Absolutely yes...white vintage."

And he replied when I asked about an official announcement from any organization and he replied "They haven't announced it yet but we definitely know about it...wanna get in your pre-order today?"

He also said that the jersey is made by RBK but is NOT in an RBK Edge cut uniform. It will simply be the same style cut as the previous uniforms from last year. According to them, there will be no NHL emblem on the neck. It is a replica jersey that they were selling as well, NOT the authentic.

Drew Celestino said...

Now I just need to get my tickets to the game. ;-)

Sean said...

that should be NOT listed as Edges

Jason said...

I'm surprised that they aren't in the Edge cut and don't have the new style collar! Glad, but surprised.

Matthew said...

I must be the only person who pays attention to hockey who hates that original Sabres logo almost as much as a medieval peasant hates the Black Death. Ugly, awful, messy logo.

Derek said...

http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=342804