Monday, August 27, 2007

Oilers Take Pre-Orders; Plus Concepts

The Edmonton Oilers have joined the Philadelphia Flyers in making their new Rbk EDGE uniforms available for pre-order prior to their unveiling. There's now an animation on the front page of their site.



Similar to other teams, they're trying to cash in on their heritage and tradition by saying, "the evolution of the Oilers jersey continues." The following information regarding the pre-sale comes directly from the Oilers' web site.

August 25, 2007

Pre-Purchase the all-new Oilers jersey!

The Edmonton Oilers will debut an all-new jersey for the 2007-08 season. We can't give you the exciting details of when and how the jersey will be revealed, but stay tuned here for details.

In the meantime, you can pre-purchase the Oilers jersey by clicking the link below. And best of all, if you purchase before September 7, you can have your jersey crested in time for pre-season.


So, not even date is provided. However, various sources have reported September 16 or 17. A source I trust more says th 16th and that's why that date is in the countdown.

In the meantime, you can always count on me for concept designs and I've got a few to share for the Oil.



This design was emailed to me by Josh. It's based a lot off of this year's all-star jerseys. Not too bad, though, if you ask me. They could do a lot worse. You might notice the old NHL logo on the collar. Not sure if that was done on purpose or not.

Another reader went all old school on us with this design he put on a piece of paper. I think the nameplate would be found in the blue area above the number on the back.

Very interesting though. Once again, they could do worse. I know a lot of you have been unhappy with most of the designs of the new Rbk EDGE jersey — save for the Bruins — but they're not all bad. It's definitely an intriguing time for the NHL and I'm kind of excited to be a part of it.

To see these and other Oilers concept designs, be sure to check out the Concepts Gallery!

UPDATE (3:23 PM): I meant to post this initially. It's caused quite a stir among Oilers fans. The photo you're looking at comes to us by way of LetsGoKings.com and features new Oiler Sheldon Souray practicing with members of the Los Angeles Kings.

Apparently, what's got everyone in Edmonton in a tizzy is the pants he's wearing. They're saying the copper stripes are a new feature and may be an indication of what to expect for the new uniforms. Personally, as a non-Oiler fan, I couldn't even tell you how the old pants looked.

Anyway, there it is. Many of you have emailed me this image and I appreciate that but I also wanted to acknowledge that I have it and I've seen it. And now the rest of you have as well.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The only jersey that has look semi-normal for the Oilers is the Bruins look a like. It would be awesome if was that; whats funny is I have already talk to the Reebok Hockey rep and personally pre-ordered my Oiler jersey a couple of months ago. Advantages of working at a Jersey store.

tips said...

alot of players who spend time in the LA area seem to be working out together before traning camp for each of thier teams starts.

Sheldon Souray, being a new oiler and all... seems to have leaked what the Oilers' new pants will look like.

http://www.letsgokings.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=4565&c=149

very right edge of image.

subtle. i like it.

tips said...

also...

if you look at the actual order form, it reveals a couple of things.

http://oilers.nhl.com/ext/pdf/preorder.pdf

- they will be revealed most likley in the early afternoon of the 16th.
- navy is the main colour in the home jersey, and white is the main in the away, so no orange/copper primary colour schemes.

not shocking...but it helps...

andrew2 said...

He's also wearing a Canadiens helmet.

New feature of the Oilers' uniforms...

Anonymous said...

Thats photoshop clearly if he has the new pants why doesnt he have an oilers helmet?

Anonymous said...

mabey he didnt get his new helmet yet?he prolly did but its just a thought

Paul said...

I see a few things wrong with this. He is playing for 3 teams in that pic. The Kings, the Oilers, and the Habs, look at his helmet.

Anonymous said...

it must suck to be an oilers fan

Anonymous said...

no, it's not a photoshopped image. those pants are real and for whatever reason he's wearing his old Habs helmet...the pants have piping as will the jersey. rumours of lace necks as well.

it must suck to be a non-oilers fan.

Anonymous said...

i hope edmonton keeps that alternate jersey they had for 08-09 season i love the writing and style of that jersey one of my favourites better bring it BACK

Chris said...

i hope edmonton keeps that alternate jersey they had for 08-09 season i love the writing and style of that jersey one of my favourites better bring it BACK

Are you writing to us from the future?

Anonymous said...

mabey that person means when mabey they have third jerseys in 08-09 they want them to bring back their current third jersey but idk

Chris said...

I suppose that makes more sense than him commenting from the future. Good point.

Anonymous said...

It will probably be blue with gold trim and white with blue trim like in the video game

k.d. said...

If someone PhotoShopped that, I think they MIGHT take the extra second to take out the Habs logo on the helmet.

Anonymous said...

me too