The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs shared their jerseys for the 2022 Heritage Classic on Thursday. The 2022 Heritage Classic pits the Maple Leafs vs. the Sabres at (the profoundly Canadian) Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario on March 13, 2022.
Sabres, Maple Leafs share 2022 Heritage Classic jerseys
How much experimentation do you hope for with an NHL uniform design? Do your expectations change for one-offs like outdoor games?
Those questions loom large over the discussion of the Buffalo Sabres’ 2022 Heritage Classic sweaters. Take a look:
Our heritage white-based uniform with a fresh spin.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) February 17, 2022
On one hand, those look spiffy.
On the other hand, you might need a magnifying glass to recognize where the “fresh spin” happens. Some feel the same way.
Every recent Sabres alternate jersey: pic.twitter.com/PoyCC640cl
— JustforSportz (@JustforSportz) February 17, 2022
Others believe that the Sabres’ design looks a lot like St. Louis Blues’ designs.
Seems familiar somehow… pic.twitter.com/qsge6tM5Zf
— Patrick Craig (@pmcraig3) February 17, 2022
Later on Thursday, the Maple Leafs revealed their 2022 Heritage Classic uniforms. Gander at the Buds’ sweaters, which lean into the historic aspect of this game.
1917 ➡️ 2022
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 18, 2022
While the Sabres played it safe with their look, the Maple Leafs are taking a chance with throwback uniforms. Here they are from multiple angles:
— NHL (@NHL) February 18, 2022
What do you think?
Pass or Fail: Sabres and Maple Leafs 2022 Heritage Classic jerseys.