The Sabres website has announced that they will have an event called “Puck Drop 2008” on Sept. 20th … at which they’ll unveil a new third jersey.
The jersey features a modernization of the team’s vintage design elements, while incorporating the latest in sports uniform technology. Fans will be able to pre-order the new jersey at a kiosk in the Sabres Store.
You can also pre-order from Dave and Adams, for as low at $99.95 for the new jersey. It’s $40 more for a custom jersey, which will feature the name and number of whatever player you want … who will then get traded the next week.
It’s funny … on one hand, I’m thinking that it’s stupid to shell out $100 or more for a product you’ve never seen. And on the other hand, I’m thinking … “yeah, I should finally get a jersey.” I’ve wanted one for years, but I’m fearful that whoever I get will be immediately traded. For the record, I’m an Afinogenov fan … so I have reason to be concerned.
I’m also concerned abou the “modernization of the team’s vintage design elements.” What the hell does that mean? Last time we heard about a “return to the classic look” we got Barney Rubble hair.
So … what’s a Sabres fan to do?