OPINION: Sabres reportedly bringing back red and black alternate next season

Buffalo has not worn the black and red colors since the end of the 2005-06 season

"Gen R&B" Buffalo Sabres fans can rejoice. It appears to be happening.

Finally, a red and black alternate uniform.

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Icethetics, a website dedicated to logos and uniforms in hockey, confirmed a rumor from Wednesday that the Sabres will be unveiling a red and black alternate uniform for next season.

The only real change from the Sabres' black uniform from 1996-2006 and the leaked image is that the "Goathead" logo has been cleaned up a bit.

It looks simpler, and is harder to confuse for a dragon, which, yes, I and many others did for our entire childhoods.

Many wanted to see the Sabres wear a red and black throwback during their 50th anniversary celebration two years ago, but that never came to fruition.

But this is an amazing thing for Sabres fans, like me, that grew up with the Sabres as red and black.

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For over a decade, the Sabres acted like they were ignoring that red and black happened at all. This is highlighted by Dominik Hasek's jersey No. 39 being retired in blue and gold, despite the fact that Hasek had much more success in red and black.

A lot of the bitterness I carry around for red and black being thrown in the dumpster since they changed back to blue and gold will certainly go away with this move, assuming the Sabres do go through with it.

It's an easy win-win. Capitalizing on the nostalgia of fans of my generation will increase jersey sales and ticket sales the nights these beauties are worn.

I can't wait.

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