Worst to First Jerseys: The Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
November 22 2012 10:56AM

This installment of the Worst to First Jerseys features the Edmonton Oilers, and much thanks to Oilers Nation for letting me guest post on their blog. On my own blog, I talk about about graphic design in hockey and I'll be doing the rest of the league over time, so come by Hockey By Design to check it out.

By John van der Woude

The Oilers are the epitome are consistency in a league that tends to treat design like a revolving door: easy come, easy go. Aside from the Original 6 teams, only Philadelphia and St. Louis have kept essentially the same logo since the Oilers joined the league in 1979. (Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the NY Islanders have all gone back to their circa 1979 logos, but not before dabbling with other atrocities.) And the Oilers' jerseys have remained admirably consistent as well.

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Ex-NHL’er says he wants to “make whole” in Gary Bettman’s head

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2012 05:21PM

Another day, another rejected proposal to end the 2012 NHL Lockout, another slew of tweets from partisans on both sides. While a number of current and former NHL players had strong words for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, it was retired NHL’er Jeff O’Neill who made the stupidest comment on the day.

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Career Probabilities: Tyler Pitlick

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2012 08:11AM

What is Tyler Pitlick’s long-term NHL future? Could he be a second-line power forward-type player? Or will he even have an NHL career?

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Ten Points: Would the Oilers have been better off waiting?

Jonathan Willis
November 20 2012 01:16PM

1. Would the Oilers have been better off signing Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in the new CBA? This is a question I ask myself all the time, and we won’t really have an answer for it until we see the new agreement and players comparable to Hall and Eberle start signing new deals.

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The Oklahoma City Barons: Injuries and Call-ups

Jonathan Willis
November 19 2012 02:43PM

Last weekend’s games against Norfolk ended up being costly for both the Admirals and the Barons. News came today that Tyler Pitlick and Tanner House are both concussed, and that Antti Tyrvainen has a broken wrist. The Barons have responded to the injuries by calling up Toni Rajala, Philippe Cornet and Cam Abney.

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