The Edmonton Oilers unfortunately can’t turn back the clock and put Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier in those orange-and-blue jerseys.
But retro is back, and in a big way.
The Oilers will change their home look for the 2009-10 season, playing 27 times in the orange-and-blue from their glory days. The copper-and-blue will only be worn 14 times at Rexall Place.
“The dark blue will become our third jersey, as was Todd McFarlane’s former design (blue and silver with the gears on the sweater),” said Oilers president and CEO Patrick LaForge. “The road whites will stay the same.”
Maybe the Oilers should wear the whites home and away. They were considerably more dangerous away from Rexall this past season.