Jason Reddecliff of Niagara Falls sat with friends Joe Congi, Tom Dritschel and Bill Stephens at Player’s Lounge on Friday and echoed Celestino’s opinion of the new logo.
“It’s just a buffalo,” Reddecliff said. “Where do the Sabres come into this? I don’t like it. It might be a little better if they put the swords behind it, but I don’t like it much.”
“It’s not aesthetically pleasing,” Celestino added. “There’s no focus, and it lacks character. It reeks of corporate doing, the same way that corporate people think that k-e-w-l is cool. It’s come from some designers in an office building and it feels like it’s from out of state and definitely not from a hockey fan.”
The Buffalo Sabres traded the rights of forward Taylor Pyatt to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2007 NHL draft, general manager Darcy Regier said Friday.
Pyatt, a 6-foot-4-inch, 220-pound left wing, played 230 games for Buffalo during the past four seasons, totaling 80 points.
He finished last season with six goals and six assists, including a game-winning goal against Ottowa on April 8.
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