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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Hideous

Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, because the Buffalo Sabres first wore gold against the Detroit Red Wings on this day, and it's just as hideous as they appeared to be when they were unveiled on Twitter by Steve Ott. There is nothing to be proud of with regards to this alternate uniform, and the Sabres did nothing to make it memorable with an ugly 3-1 loss to Detroit as they add another in-division loss to their record.

The one thing I was looking for was the captaincy designations. I never pointed this out in my original article dealing with these eyesores, but the NHL actually has a rule about the placement of the captaincy patches. The NHL Rulebook states in Rule 6.1,
One Captain shall be appointed by each team, and he alone shall have the privilege of discussing with the Referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game. He shall wear the letter "C", approximately three inches (3") in height and in contrasting color, in a conspicuous position on the front of his sweater. No co-Captains are permitted. Either one Captain and no more than two Alternate Captains, or no Captain and no more than three Alternate Captains are permitted.
So we've seen the rule, we understand that the designation needs to be "in a conspicuous position on the front of his sweater", and we're expecting the Sabres to follow. What did we get today?
Maybe I failed human anatomy, but I could have sworn that captaincy designation is on Henrik Tallinder's shoulder. I've tweeted the Buffalo Sabres to see if they've received some kind of exception for this rule, but they have yet to respond. I'm hoping to get a response, though. I'll keep you posted.

I'm not a fan of these uniforms. Not at all.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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