It’s turning out to be a big Uni Watch day for the Edmonton Oilers. Earlier today I reported that they’re adding a new home helmet advertiser, and now it appears that their navy alternate uniform will be retired after this season.
That’s the word from Edmonton Sports Radio host Tom Gazzola, who tweeted last night that the navy alternates are coming back “for one last season.”
The navy uniform was introduced for 2019-20, so this will be its fifth season. Personally, I’ve never liked it — the navy/orange design feels too stark, the colors too vibrate-y. A teeny bit of white trim would have gone a long way.
(My thanks to Phil for bringing this development to my attention.)