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Counting down twelve wishes for the Buffalo Sabres this holiday

Game 1 - New York Islanders v Buffalo Sabres
Sabres fans at a playoff game back in 2007
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You’ve all heard "The Twelve Days of Christmas", an English Christmas carol that’s been around for a couple of centuries now. Here’s a classic Bing Crosby version of the song, as our wish today harks back to the yesteryear -


6. The return of themed nights at the KeyBank Center

By all accounts, the gameday experience at the Buffalo Sabres home arena is nothing to write home about. Between the manic commercialization of every second of the time you are there to a couple of ‘tank’ seasons, the atmosphere at Sabres games has become lukewarm at best.

However, the franchise is looking to come out of this rebuild phase with some new energy, and what better way to channel the glory years of the organization than with the return of themed nights at the arena?

Here are a few suggestions for theme nights along with fan giveaways, but what we’re really looking for is your suggestions in the comments below.

Having ‘throwback jersey nights’ is also a great way for the organization to bump up sales volume in the Sabres Store by reissuing classic jerseys along with options for personalization with former player names and numbers.

Goathead/Black-&-Red night

Ottawa Senators v Buffalo Sabres
J.P. Dumont scoring the game-winning goal in 2006
Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Royal Blue night

Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres celebrate back in 2010
Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Buffalo Bisons baseball night

The minor league baseball team Buffalo Bisons
MILB.com

Buffalo Bisons hockey throwback night

Speaking of which, how about these two throwbacks, red or white?

Throwback Bisons ‘home’ jersey
Vintage Hockey Classics
Throwback Bisons ‘road’ jersey
Vintage Hockey Classics

Buffalo Bills football night

With the One Buffalo alliance in full swing, we’ve seen Bills players and coaches at Sabres games, and vice versa.

Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots
A Buffalo Bills helmet
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Buffalo Braves basketball night

The now-defunct NBA’s Buffalo Braves
Empty The Bench

Let’s hear your other suggestions for giveaway and themed nights at the KeyBank Center.