Sunday, September 16, 2007

Oilers Unveil New Uniforms!

The Edmonton Oilers have unveiled their new Rbk EDGE uniforms today at the Joey Moss Cup. There are a couple of photos up on the team's official web site.



As far as the elbow striping, I'm still at a loss. But that's all right. Like all of the new Reebok sweaters, they look great on the ice and that's what matters.



I'll have more photos here once they are available. If you were there and took photos, please send them along and I'll post them here for you.

17 comments:

JackS said...

What goalie is that? (#32)

Artymous said...

I don't believe they look great on the ice. Great if they're practicing.

Oh well, c'est la vie. I'll just continue laughing at them in private.

Luciano said...

That's Mathieu Garon, He's probably gonna be the #2 if he doesn't steal Rollie's job as #1. As far as the jersey, I'm pretty dissapointed. I don't like vertical on hockey jerseys. I've said it before, I'm a traditionalist and I don't like change. Doesn't seem like they tried to keep new with retro at all. To me, it looks a lot like a practise jersey. Definately will not spend my money on those. Would much prefer buying the old 3rd jersey than buying one of those. Laces at the top would've added a little retro look. I so hope that CCM will keep making the old jerseys.

HockeyFan4Life said...

i started off being a little disappointed, some more orange in the home jerseys and more blue in the away jerseys would have been nice... but seeing them with the numbers on the arms makes them look a little less 'practice jersey-like'... can't wait to see more pics (like from the side and back)... they could still work out nicely... still one of the best logos in the NHL (along with the Bruins, Red Wings, Habs, Blues and the Capitals again!)

Paul said...

I don't have a real serious issue at all with the Edmonton Oilers new jerseys. Do I like the piping and the same sleeve striping pattern as the Florida Panthers? Not really. It isn't as busy and as unappealing as the Nashville Predators jerseys. But at least they kept the same primary logo, got rid of the ugly secondary logo on the shoulders and kept the same numbering and lettering fonts.

I would like to see the 1980s road blue jerseys as an alternate jersey next season.

Dan said...

~I actually like the new oiler jersey's but i would have rather have seen their more recent third jersey with the oil drop used for the logo but its not bad im pretty impressed.~

Derrick said...

I was also hoping to see the "oil drop" 3rd jersey logo used as our new primary logo, and the classic one moved to the shoulder.

The jersey itself is a little disapointing, considering that Todd McFarlene, creator of Spawn, is a part owner. You would think he would have a say in the final design.

Lance said...

Well, it's another reason to brutalize the team of the city I live in. Vancouver's look better than those.

Paul said...

to me, it looks like a practice jersey. from the old jerseys, we lost the 3 horizontal stripes on the bottom, the 2 shoulder patches, and half of the stripes on the sleeves (!?!?!). i'm glad i have an old one.

Peter said...

Really disappointed in the new Oilers jersey. I just got back from the Joey Moss Cup and this guy in front of me was wearing a vintage home Gretzky jersey when they unveiled them. All I could think about is how truly bad the new ones look in comparison.

I think the only improvement on the new Oilers uniform is the thicker copper area on the socks, and the addition of stripes on the pants.

ant1122 said...

these look like practice jerseys, plain and simple.

i'm a leafs fan, and the unveiling of their new jerseys disappointed me a little, but at least the unveiling of these make me feel better knowing that there is another team out there that have plain jerseys. (at least they have the horiztontal gold stripe.. toronto's takes the plain award i guess)

Oilers_22 said...

too lain they need to put some of the copper pipping down the sleeves to make that half stripe thing work and there is too much room at the bottom throw a stripe there

fsr said...

The whites really do look like practice jerseys.

Craig said...

According to the Edmonton Sun, coach Craig MacTavish is quoted as saying "I'm more of a traditionalist for jerseys ... I guess that's all I can say."

Um, yeah what he said! Full story here: http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/home.html

demondg1 said...

They should have left only half of the stripe off the socks too.

The people at Reebok are geniuses. They streamlined the jerseys, the pants, the socks. And just when you think they couldn't possibly streamline things anymore, they eliminate 50% of the drag caused by stripes by eliminating 50% of the stripe. Brilliant!

Sephiroth said...

It is just me but the helmet on the white jersey should be white too?

Matthew said...

So the Oilers don't have the Canada/Alberta flags as shoulder patches despite actually being a capital city?

It's official, then; Calgary really IS taking the piss.