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Sabres' blueprint one of several to be considered

Updated: April 1, 2005, 3:33 AM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- First, blue ice. Now, funky-looking, rounded hockey nets.

The Buffalo Sabres aren't lacking for ideas on how to improve the appearance of the game -- once the NHL resumes playing.

After experimenting two weeks ago with new ice-surface colors, including orange blue lines, the Sabres have designed a new goal cage that features outwardly curving posts and an upwardly curving crossbar. The new design expands the opening of the standard 6-by-4-foot net by about ...

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