After looking at it, I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit. I have to say that this design is just....awful. Not just for the chunk of white on the shoulders, the lack of shoulder numbers, and the college front look, but as my pal Kym said-- it looks like a football jersey; especially with that huge number on the front.
And, it was mentioned somewhere else, but you'd think with all the promotional work that the team did with their "Blueland" concept...they wouldn't go with the maroon theme. It's just one of those things it seems, just roll with the punches. Of the third jerseys-- these could be the worst...until the Lightning and Senators roll out their alleged nickname line.
So, the Oilers jersey is pretty vintage, but they're going with the Hurricanes theme of having everything match from pants, to helmets-- so it's a solid match. The worst things I could remember was the St. Louis Blues and LA Kings retro games when they just wore the retro jerseys and socks and not going with the pants and helmet to match the attire.
The Leafs decided to go with the retro way too and it's no different from their old alternate in going vintage. They don't need much to match since they pretty much keep everything going the same way with socks and what not. It's not that big of a leap, but good execution.
So, in the words of Meatloaf-- two out of three ain't bad.....for now.