Can You See the Difference in the New Buffalo Sabres Jersey?
You'd really have to have a sharp eye to see the difference between the jerseys that the Buffalo Sabres wore last season and the ones they'll wear beginning in September. The new jerseys for all 31 teams were unveiled this week as the NHL switches manufacturers from Reebok to Adidas.
Some teams had no changes at all. Most teams had very minor changes. A few teams had color and design changes. And the new Las Vegas Knights team has a brand new jersey.
The Sabres fit into the "minor changes" category, but you really have to look carefully to see what the changes are. Gone is the grey piping, but everything else is the same including the navy blue color.
According to a release from Adidas, the new jerseys are 19 percent lighter than the ones the players wore previously, yet 27 percent stronger in what they call "burst" testing and up to 72 percent more resistant to pilling and abrasion. In the long run, it's a cooler jersey to wear while at the same time more durable.
In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the jersey of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights.