That said, I'm not completely happy. For those of you who don't spend as much time as I do on Twitter, here's what the new road jersey is alleged to look like:
I hate, hate, hate the silver arm pits. No one's arm pits ever need to be accentuated. That's just the way the world works. And I hate, hate, hate the silver piping along the sides of the chest. The silver doesn't go well with the blue and gold and the curved lines don't match the rest of the striping on the jersey. Those things seem to exist solely because the Sabres, for whatever reason, don't want to use a straight-up vintage jersey. But instead of just modernizing the whole thing, they just changed the shade of blue (boooooo!) and added some random lines and spots of color. It just... doesn't quite mesh for me.
My other complaint, and this one is more nitpicky, is that I'd flip the coloring of the striping on the arms and waist. I think the larger stripe needs to be blue with the thinner, outer strips yellow. I don't know, something about that looks off to me.
Bottom line is, I'll buy one of these eventually (though probably in blue on account of how much ice-cream and pop I manage to drip on myself over the course of a season) but I'll buy it mostly because it's what the team's wearing and it's not dog-ass ugly. A Winter Classic-like jersey? I'd buy one of them because they're straight up awesome. (Seriously, how beautiful is this?) Still, an improvement in my book. Big time.
Now if I could just say the same about the team.... But more on that later.