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  1. Latvia called, they want their flag back. Other than that, it's a nice jersey. I had no clue Saulietis had such a big influence on them
  2. vman

    NHL 2017-18

    There's nothing to debate. Linguists have for years teased the NBA due to their incorrect use of "Finals". The NHL has it right. Period.
  3. The original NY Islanders, Nordiques and Golden Seals logos all reside on the top tier of horrible NHL logos. Everything else in this thread is just nitpicking at logos vastly superior to those three.
  4. I'm sorry, did you just call the worst pro sports logo of all time "one of the greatest looks of all time"? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! I guess sarcasm really doesn't translate well on the internet (Cause there's no way you can be serious, I mean, common).
  5. This. I don't see why they're still trying to push them all these years later when it's never looked remotely good on anything they've tried them on. Also, these new black Hitmen jerseys would look so much better if they'd use the simple white mask logo they use on their website banner instead of the black on black mess they went with.
  6. They can, that's why the Olympic quarterfinals had a bunch of teams that are not in this tournament but were competitive and entertaining. If the NHL want's a 6 nation tournament that's fine, but don't call it the World Cup, call it the Six Nation Cup, because the world is not there and doesn't care. Sure, there may be some occasional blowouts with more teams, but there were massive blowouts in the NBA Finals too, when only the best teams were on the court.
  7. I'd rather have a World Cup that's an actual World Cup, which means nations competing against each other, not pointless gimmicky teams created by the NHL. Simply make it a 10 or 12 team tournament to give it some legitimacy. There's next to zero buzz about this tournament, even here in Toronto, and absolutely no international interest whatsoever. If it's as big of a dud as it's shaping up to be, it will be another 12 years before they try to trot it out again, Olympics or not.
  8. Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
  9. They use a crest featuring the single lion, but it's not the national crest, it has its own unique shape and features (as does their soccer federation logo).
  10. In other news, the Czech jerseys may have to be changed due to the small, single lion shield now being restricted in its use to just coins and stamps. According to a Czech newspaper, their hockey federation says the NHL was secretive about the design of the jerseys and did not share the finished result prior to the unveiling for approval.
  11. You're not serious are you? You have to be a bit warped in the head to even think that. It's not at all an obvious connection most rational people would make. And can people please stop calling it orange? - It's RED.
  12. That's because it's probably not going to happen. To the surprise of no one, leading international companies are not too eager to throw away money by advertising at a gimmicky fringe tournament watched by next to no one outside of Canada, while at the same time alienating the hockey traditionalists actually watching the thing by insulting the sanctity of ad-less jerseys in traditional North American sports. It doesn't help that they laughably want $8 million for the privilege either. Adidas didn't even bother posting anything about their new jerseys on their main Twitter feed, just the NA ones.
  13. Here you go. I love how they get way ahead of the game with "It features a trendy design with internationally recognizable World Cup of Hockey graphics". It reminds me of the stickers record labels would put on newly released albums saying "featuring the hits..." well before any of the songs were actual hits.
  14. Because the EU flag is blue, whereas purple or green would represent absolutely nobody. They could have used them for the NA team, but it's quite obvious that there was a conscious effort to make them look more intimidating (perhaps due to a perceived disadvantage due to their restricted age and experience), which could not be achieved with the likes of purple, which is generally regarded as a more effeminate colour.
  15. And for good measure, here's the rest: And just when you thought the white Euro jersey couldn't be worse than the dark, they do this (note the flag patch Ice_Cap)
  16. The tournament has the full support of the national hockey federations, it's simply not an official IIHF sanctioned event. Because of other year-round international tournaments, European teams tend to have full time national team coaches, like Znarok for Russia, to lead their team wherever they're playing, whereas North America tends to only appoint coaches on a per-tournament basis. In other news (cause God knows I've posted enough in here already today so I don't want to make another separate post): Why does Team Canada seem to insist on having ugly collars? These are even worse than the regular Nike ones - I can't stand the red jerseys with the white trim that never meets, but rather gets cut off by the chest fabric à la the Edmonton Oilers' current monstrosities. It looks so beer league and cheap.
  17. It's an NHL tournament, not a true international one. The whole tournament is set up so that non-NHL players are almost not a thing (that's why they created the gimmicky made-up teams of junior North American NHLers and Euro odds and ends, instead of having Slovakia and Switzerland, which would consist of mostly non NHL players). Only two Czech players of all of those announced today are not in the NHL, and other than perhaps a few Russians and a handful from others teams, the rest are sure to be NHLers as well. All of the goalies are already selected (the top two at least), and they're all NHL players except for Connor Hellebuyck, who plays in the AHL. And since I didn't see this anywhere yet, the NHL posted this photo which shows the white USA jersey as well, which is slightly better. It will also put a tear in the eye of the people who were praising supposedly straight hemmed jerseys.
  18. Thank you for proving my point. I see reading comprehension is not your strong point. Let's just agree you're wrong and call it a day In other news, US is bland and boring
  19. LOL. Usually the person in the wrong owns up to a mistake (that would be you), and I at no point said anything remotely close to calling Europe a country. I'll also bet that their individual country flags will be shoulder patches on the shoulder not occupied by the WCH logo.
  20. We'll, I guess it's marginally better than a random souvenir jersey, but not by much.
  21. Yes, that's precisely what they're doing. They're representing the nations the NHL deemed not marketable/good enough to have their own teams.
  22. No sh!t Sherlock, but the players on the team are representing their individual countries in the tournament.
  23. Now that I see it in better detail, this is definitely my favourite of the bunch so far. Don't particularly like the embossed XXIII in the logo though.
  24. Sweden. I like the embroidered crowns, but that's about it. These rest of it looks cheap. I especially hate how the blue fabric from the stripes cuts the bottom yellow hem.
  25. I don't particularly hate the North American U23 jerseys and logo, but it all has a very "Evil Corporation" vibe for me. Also, the Team Europe jerseys are nothing short of horrible. I'd be embarrassed to represent my country wearing this.
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