Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hoping to rub a little magic from the past

For fourteen games, Edmonton fans will be thinking back to the days of mess and Gretz, Andy and Grant, Paul and Kevin.

The Oilers introduced a retro jersey on Tuesday, a nod to their storied past with the threads that made Edmonton famous.

The Jerseys to be worn in fourteen games will feature that famous Orange and blue which was in such high demand across the nation during the Oilers run for five Stanley Cups from 1984- 1990.

The debut of the retro look comes up this Sunday when the Oilers host the Colorado Avalanche in their season home opener.

Head Coach Craig MacTavish who isn't quite up on the House of Fashion listings, is probably just hoping that when they wear the retro look, he can send out even a fourth line centre to fly like a Gretzky or hit like Messier.

As they say you need to dress for success, and in this case their hoping that success comes in tones of Orange and Blue...

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