'Buffalonians, Quinn admitted, aren’t known for embracing change. He expected the new logo to be met with disdain, especially since the team dropped hints about returning to the original jerseys full-time during ceremonies for Pat LaFontaine and Danny Gare. But when the comments got vicious, even Quinn realized flexibility was necessary.'
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'"We have been planning all along to use the original colors and logo as our third jersey for next season," Quinn said. "Given the outpouring of fan concern the last few weeks, we decided to make this announcement now instead of September as originally planned. We are still committed and enthusiastic about our new uniform and believe that fans will embrace it once they have a chance to actually see it."'
‘The Sabres will unveil their new uniform during the week of September 24, at a time and place still to be determined. The team will actually wear their new jerseys for the first time on Saturday, September 30, in their only home pre-season game at HSBC Arena against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:00 p.m.’
'The Buffalo Sabres has avoided arbitration with Jason Pominville and Toni Lydman. Pominville gets three years, 3.1-million dollars. He'll make $800,000, $925,000 and 1.375-million dollars.'
'A five-year NHL veteran, Lydman will make $2.3 million next season, $2.9 million in 2007-08 and $3.15 million in each of his final two years. He made $1.9 million last season, his first with Buffalo after the team acquired him in a trade with Calgary.'
‘Larry Quinn will join us in the 2 On Your side Red Zone, Thursday night on Channel 2 News at Six. Click here to e-mail questions, you would like us to ask Quinn.’
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they will be wearing the original Blue and Gold uniforms for 15 home games this season (37%) as their 3rd jersey. The new primary uniforms will be unveiled in September.
'Lydman has agreed to a four-year deal worth $11.5 million.'
‘Terms of the deal were not immediately released, but it’s expected to include a raise over the $450,000 Pominville made last year. A restricted free agent whose rights were retained by the Sabres last month, Pominville was scheduled to have his contract settled in an arbitration hearing Friday.’
'As a rookie with the Sabres last season, Pominville tallied 18 goals with 12 assists for 30 points in 57 games. The forward began the campaign with the club's AHL affiliate in Rochester, where he was leading the league with 19 goals in 18 games before his recall on November 26.'