The Florida Panthers are facing another problem, the alternate jerseys they introduced two years ago. They are contractually required to wear it a minimum amount of times per season for three years and word on the street is the club hates them. The solution? Wear them as much as possible during the pre-season to eat up those games and sprinkle the rest throughout the regular season before ditching them for good. We’ve yet to see the new red jerseys on ice because of this.
A little confusing, but what he meant to say was that the alternate uniform was launched as part of the Sabres' 40th anniversary celebration in 2010. And NHL regulations require a team to use the third jersey for at least two seasons before retiring it. (Though, last I heard it was three years. Maybe that's since changed.)