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“New Jersey” Debut

from the Toronto Star,
The Sabres, after all, were debuting new uniforms which feature a stylized buffalo and, for the folks consulting programs, numbers on the right chest. This week, an Internet headline labelled the new get-ups "controversial." And they are — as long as you're using "controversial" to mean "yet another abomination to sporting aesthetics." The update is ugly on a lot of levels. The team claims it transports the colour scheme back to the expansion-era roots of blue and gold. But the blue is ultra-navy, bordering on black. And the particular hue of banana — which turns the brush-stroke logo into a Day-Glo eyesore — hasn't been employed so offensively since the man with the yellow hat stole Curious George from the jungle and spun it as a favour to the monkey. Add it up and the combination waddles suspiciously like a Penguin.

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