I feel like I should start a thread for stuff about the Sabres' P.R. (in-game experience, social media, overall marketing, etc.).
Anyway, for those who follow the team on Twitter, you may have noticed that the feed has been using #Blueprint as a hashtag this summer in connection with posts regarding the team's prospects. Have a look yourself:
The hashtag started to annoy me when I saw it for the 4th or 5th time and realized it was, you know, a thing. Reason being: No one has a feckin' clue whether the current stable of prospects is, in fact, a blueprint for future success. Maybe one or two of them will become top-line/pairing players in a few years. Maybe a few others will become contributors over the same period of time. Maybe some of them will be moved to bring in NHL role players who will contribute to a team looking to sneak into the playoffs. Maybe most of them won't stick in the NHL. Maybe a lot of things.
And as a guy tweeting as 3rdmanin noted:
#Blueprint = Florida Panthers marketing campaign in 2011. #Blueprint = @BuffaloSabres idea of original marketing in 2013. #goodjobgoodeffort
The Sabres really are just blowing chunks in the marketing department this offseason aren't they?
I think we should definitely have a thread dedicated to PR. I bet this forum could do the job much better.
I suspect it's because the offseason. But I find myself so frequently posting content about the Sabres P.R. in so many other threads that I thought I would start a new topic about it.
At a minimum, this will keep me out of other people's threads with my whiny rants about the Sabres Twitter feed, ill-advised marketing slogans, and such.
Edited by Spndnchz, 11 September 2013 - 08:48 AM.