The Oilers appear to be making another change to their uniform routine.
For the jersey geeks (like me), expect the Oilers to make the navy uniform the team's primary home look while sprinkling in some games using the orange next season. A return to royal blue could come after, perhaps with a modernized look. Haven't heard anything on reverse retros.— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) June 22, 2021
Alright, so if you’re keeping score at home, it looks like this:
- Mostly the dark navy coloured jerseys at home next season. They look like they’re completely black on TV, but then again, my TV is old.
- The much debated bright orange jerseys will play as an alternate home jersey.
- Don’t expect to see the “reverse retro” jerseys at all next year, even though the Oilers only wore theirs for a few games this past season.
- Royal Blues in 2022-23?
The “Fridays at home” jersey from 2019-20 looks to become the club’s regular home kits in 2021-22. Fans are divided on the bright orange jersey, and it sounds like they won’t see it a whole bunch in this upcoming season. The nugget in all of this that I find interesting is the part about the return to royal blue in 2022: would it be a return to the style made famous during the glory days? Would it be a modern take like Bakersfield currently uses?
Didn’t hear anything about the current away white jerseys. Expect those to hang around, at least this year. The reverse retro jerseys that were used briefly this past season are also not likely to return. I kind of enjoyed those, they gave me a little bit of an Alberta Oilers vibe from the 70s.
Something I think that also goes fairly unnoticed is that the darker orange jerseys that were released for the 2016-17 season were pretty popular. I think a significant chunk of the fanbase would enjoy seeing those make a return. I also believe that a significant chunk of the fanbase would appreciate it if the club would pick two jerseys and stick with them for a few years.
So there you have it. Dark blues and orange at home, away whites, and the bright orange as an alternate are what’s in store for 2021-22. Unless things change again.
What do you think about Edmonton’s jersey lineup in 2021-22?
This poll is closed
I like them, it’s fine
Would rather bring back the classic blue and orange jerseys for home
Would rather bring back the 2016-17 style orange jerseys for home
I would really like to see the Copper and Blue jersey again
Hey, what do we got to do in order to get the McFarlane jersey back?
Just pick some jerseys and stick with them for a few years. Jeez.