Buffalo's Outdoor Flashback

This week's Outdoor Saturday post takes a cue from the Minor League Week we just wrapped up. Dylan Wonka imagines the Buffalo Sabres wearing an old AHL jersey — from the Buffalo Bisons — perhaps for a future Winter Classic.

The Sabres have already worn a third jersey inspired by the script from the Bisons' bottle cap logo. Why not go all out? The Bisons were displaced in 1970 when the Sabres joined the NHL — much like what happened with the Manitoba Moose when the Jets came to Winnipeg.

0671: Minors That Might Have Been

Teams come and go so often in the minors, so today's theme within Minor League Week has to do clubs that no longer exist. Like yesterday, Bastian Schmülling kicks things off. The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights exist today as the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. But perhaps they could've donned red and grey if they stayed put.

The AHL's old Buffalo Bisons club hasn't been around for 43 years, but Dylan Wonka imagines a comeback, complete with that classic bottle cap crest.

Technically, the Peoria Rivermen still exist, but now as a member of the SPHL. The AHL club was relocated and became the Utica Comets this past summer. Maybe they'd have had more luck as less a riverboat captain and more a canoeist. (Is that a word?) You can tell Antonio Calisto had some fun with this one!

We'll wrap up on a team that's soon to be relocated. The AHL's Adirondack Phantoms will become the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season. So while this jersey set is cool, the "A" wouldn't work anymore.

Check back tomorrow for some big time minor league Freak Outs!