Steve Ott “leaked” the Buffalo Sabres new alternate sweater design Wednesday and the response was both swift and unfavourable.

For weeks the Sabres have been teasing fans through social media with close-up pictures of swatches from their forthcoming new third uniform in attempt to heighten anticipation. After the Sabres tweeted an image of a patch of blue Wednesday Ott tweeted his (scripted?) frustration and then — egads! — got his hands on one of the new sweaters to share with the fans.

The predominantly yellow sweater with cape-like blue backing drew a nearly unanimous thumbs-down via social media. Still they’re much better than the infamous and regrettable slug outfits.