Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oilers Set Third Jersey Unveiling

The Edmonton Oilers announced tonight during a game webcast that they will officially unveil their new third jersey for the 2008-09 season on October 7.

A couple of readers sent in screenshots of the announcement.



Rumors have indicated the Oil will be one of a handful of clubs reverting to vintage alternate sweaters. They've always managed top-notch third jerseys and I expect nothing less this time. According to information I've received, they'll debut the jersey in a game five days later on October 12 against the Avalanche.

The unveiling is scheduled for 10 AM local time on that day — that's noon here in the east for me. I'll probably hold another Live Chat for that.

Thanks to everybody who sent in emails. Let the countdown begin!

8 comments:

Rafay said...

Ugh, if they're going vintage, no chance I can see my favourite oil-drop-in-a-gear logo return... I really loved that jersey...

cptjeff said...

Is is blasphemy to say that I never saw the attraction of their old third? Not bad, but nothing really outstanding or interesting.

Jason said...

Good. Now they need to get to work on the first and second jerseys!

Bryan said...

Jason.. Oilers administration has admitted they dont like the standard jerseys they're using now. they're stuck with them till then end of this season (RBK Edge contract) once that is done, they are free to alter them. This was a two year pilot project, So We can only hope they dump those poor excuses for Oilers jerseys

If they're going with a remake of Vintage in the Edge design, Im just going to buy a real Vintage Jersey in the Old cut, because I don't really like the cuts of the RBK edges.

Jason said...

Yeah, I remember reading that someone, I think the president or CEO, someone high up, wasn't a big fan of it. My question is why did they go with it in the first place then? It didn't just suddenly look like crap one day.
Oh well, hopefully it does get cleaned up next year.

Impulse83 said...

I'm pumped to see the return of the REAL Oilers jersey. Even if it is the Edge system. Only chunky people have hated this cut and those who wear them with gear, as a fan and someone who doesn't wear it with gear, these jerseys are awesome.

Bill said...

I love the Oilers vintage jerseys (use them in NHL 09 alllll the time haha) and I would buy one! (habs fan!)

HockeyMaster302 said...

is it the old vintage one?

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