Season ticket holders often get things as a team's way of saying thank you, but I don't think this would fly today.

The Buffalo Sabres professional hockey team first took the ice as an NHL team in 1970.

So how did the team thank some of their season ticket holders in the inaugural season? By giving them swords. Yes. Swords.


How about a "Commemorative Sword Night" at Binghamton Devils games?

[via the official Buffalo Sabres Twitter page]