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Check out the American and Canadian jerseys for the 2018 Olympics

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Spoiler alert: they are not good.

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Lost in all the talk about NHLers not going to the Olympics: new jerseys!

Both Team USA and Team Canada unveiled their jerseys for Pyeongchang this morning as part of a “100 Days Out” ceremony (hard to believe the Olympics are that close.

First, the American Olympic jerseys:

YIKES.

These...these aren’t very good. It seems like Nike is doing everything it can to make the jerseys more sleek and modern and shiny.

I get trying to go “modern,” but these don’t really hit the mark.

Some thoughts:

  • If you click through that second Tweet to look at the gallery, it’s clear that the royal blue “alternate” is the best of the bunch. Not sure why they didn’t just go with that one as their main colored jersey.
  • What is going on with the numbers on the white jersey? A grayish blackish gradient fill? Weird.
  • The shiny crest...come on. Just go back to the 1960’s crest and call it a day.

Next, a look at the Canadian Olympic hockey jersey:

All things considered, it’s not terrible.

The crest is fine, as is the standard red color. There aren’t really any weird color combinations here.

The weirdest parts are the two sleeves, which weirdly feature things that look like black tiger stripes.

I haven’t seen anything yet on what Canada’s white jerseys will look like, or if they’ll have a black alternate like they did in Sochi.

EDIT (10:09 AM): Jeff Veillette had pictures of all three jerseys on his Twitter account. As expected, a white one and a black one join the traditional red.

Overall, however, a decent effort for Canada and a weird, “no thanks” effort for the United States.

What do you think?