I collect hockey jerseys, and have way too many of them. So when I heard the World Cup of Hockey was coming back, "woo! new jerseys" was one of my first thoughts.
This is Adidas' first crack at hockey jerseys, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect when they assume the contract in the near future.
The verdict? They did a pretty good job. Check out the jerseys from all eight teams below, ranked from worst to best, and vote for your favorite at the end.
8. Team Europe (via ESPN)
Eh. The tournament's "misfit" team gets a pretty bland jersey. Weird logo, strange two-tone jersey...not awful, but certainly not great.
7. Team Czech Republic (via @Sharks_fanly)
This jersey certainly isn't bad. I wish the sleeves had a bit more white, and that the crest had more color to it (like the normal Czech crest). I definitely wouldn't mind a Krejci or Pastrnak though.
6. Team Russia (via Sportslogos)
Similar to the Czechs, some more color would be nice. Their red jerseys may end up being a little better, but these are kind of bland.
5. Team North America (via icethetics)
The other cobbled-together team gets a lot more of an effort from Adidas than Team Europe got. This set has a futuristic-type look to it, perfect for a team of young stars.
4. Team Finland (via @PeteBlackburn)
This one appears to be a take on their Sochi jersey, just without the rest of the flag-type stripes. I like it. Classic, somewhat old school look with the big letters across the chest. If their white jersey is an inverted version of this, that one could be a beauty too.
3. Team Canada (via Adidas Canada)
Love them. Admittedly, the red is a lot better than the white. But both jerseys are modern, without being too over-the-top. Get Brad Marchand on the team, add a #63 to this and wear it proudly.
2. Team USA (via Adidas)
A great effort here for the red, white and blue. The blue one incorporates a new, modern crest, while the white one is a take on the beloved 1960's throwbacks recently used in the Olympics and World Juniors.
1. Team Sweden (via Sportslogos)
I'm a sucker for Sweden's jerseys. It has to be the colors. Adidas was smart to not mess with perfection, keeping the color scheme and the Tre Kronor logo. The texture on the crowns is an awesome touch.
So...what's your favorite? Don't like any? Shut up and take your money? Have your say by voting and commenting below!