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2016 World Cup Of Hockey: Grading Logos And Sweaters

By Mario Tirabassi
Feb 21, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; USA forward Patrick Kane (88) reacts after losing 1-0 to Canada in the men's ice hockey semifinals during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-172988 ORIG FILE ID: 20140221_kdl_bt1_045.jpg
Feb 21, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; USA forward Patrick Kane (88) reacts after losing 1-0 to Canada in the men's ice hockey semifinals during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-172988 ORIG FILE ID: 20140221_kdl_bt1_045.jpg /
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Throughout the day Wednesday, the six nations and two collaboration teams that will take part in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in September announced their preliminary rosters while also unveiling their World Cup of Hockey logos and the sweaters they will be wearing for the tournament.

The World Cup of Hockey will be the first time we will see the new Adidas products that will be brought to the NHL as Reebok is out the as the manufacturer of NHL jerseys. Needless to say, if the sweaters that were presented for the World Cup of Hockey are any indication, Adidas will do just fine in the hockey world.

Check it out: World Cup of Hockey rosters announced

Of course, nothing was 100 percent perfect. So let’s give the logos and sweaters of the eight nations/teams (USA, Canada, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Team Europe and Team North America) a few grades. The only rule is that any logo or sweater that wouldn’t grade higher than a ‘D’ is a fail.

Next: USA And Canada

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