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Buffalo Sabres Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
Protect and display your special hockey souvenirs in these top quality acrylic display cases. We have just the one you need to hold business cards, display your favorite hockey puck, jersey, full-sized or mini-helmet and all come with an engraved Buffalo Sabres logo at no extra cost. Our Buffalo Sabres Display Cases are specially designed for each collectible and are made in the USA.
History Of The Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in the 1970-1971 season along with Vancouver Canucks as two new expansion teams. A name-the-team contest was implemented as the team owners at the time were looking for a name other than the word ‘bison’ to identify the new team based in Buffalo. The winning name of ‘Sabres’ was selected from all the entries as it signified a strength in that a ‘saber’ is another word for sword, a weapon used in battle. There is no explanation as to why the team management chose the use a French spelling of the team name.
There had been two previous attempts at securing a NHL franchise in Buffalo, but both failed. The first was during the 1967 expansion and again when the Oakland Seals were in financial trouble. The interesting thing to note about the timing of the Buffalo Sabres debut is that the same year, 1970, the Buffalo Bills football team joined the NFL and the Buffalo Braves started playing in the NBA.
The team colors are navy, gold, aluminum silver and white and they are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
There have been a number of great players who have played for the Buffalo Sabres over the years and they include Gilbert Perreault (1970-1987), Dominik Hasek (1992-2001), Rick Martin (1971-1981), Phil Housley (1982-1990), Pat LaFontaine (1991-1997), Alexander Mogilny (1989-1995), Rene Robert (1971-1979), Jim Schoenfeld (1972-1982, 1984-1985), Dave Andreychuk (1982-93, 2000-2001), Thomas Vanek (2005-present). Perreault, Martin, Robert, LaFontaine and Hasek have had their jersey numbers retired by the team.
The Buffalo Sabres have not won a Stanley Cup although they have made two appearances in the Finals (1975, 1999) but have won 2 Conference Championships, 1 President’s Trophy (2006-2007) and 6 Division Championships. They have also appeared in one Winter Classic losing 2-1 (SO) in the very first outdoor special event (2008) against Pittsburgh.