2007-08 home red
Reebok Edge Ver. 1.0 Adam Burish. Bears the 'WWW' patch, honoring
longtime owner William W Wirtz, who passed away just before the season
started. Nice wear, marks, pulls, burns, some paint transfer and
one repair. Some interior pilling. The Wirtz patch is also
the more 'puffy' type, which was made locally for the first set of
jerseys. Another patch, which is a flatter stitching, was affixed
to later jerseys.
The Edge material is a 'wickening'-type
that was supposed to revolutionize the game... making players 16%
faster, jerseys more form-fitting, and remain dryer during gameplay.
Unfortunately, Reebok's R&D sucked and the players hated them, as the
jerseys repelled their sweat so much that it all ran down into thier
gloves and skates. The Edge Ver 2.0 was introduced later in the
year, these jerseys had the same cut & look, but were made from regular
airknit material, as jerseys had been made for years... The Hawks
wore 2 sets of the Ver 1.0 (one for 2+ months, the other for a few
games) and 1 set of the Ver. 2.0's in 07-08.