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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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Team Sweden

The Swedes will yet again be looking great on the world stage with these simple, yet fantastic designs.

Starting with the logo for Team Sweden, what more can you say about something that has not changed since the 1960s? Fresh off its silver medal finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Sweden comes in looking like another medal favorite and will be looking great doing it.

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The three crown logo design is presented again as the primary design to the Swedish sweater. The blue base looks great, and the yellow crowns are accented by a single, solid yellow stripe across the bottom of the sweater that also extends to the cuffs of the sleeves. Again, the Adidas triple stripe is included on the side of the sweater and reminds me of a track jacket I had in the seventh grade. I thought I was so cool.

Anyways, Sweden, great look.

GRADE: PASS – I’m a sucker for classic looks, and Sweden has done a great job keeping it simple and stylish. I would give it an “A” for sure.

Team Russia

The 2014 Sochi Olympic Games did not turn out so hot for Team Russia as far as hockey goes. Vladimir Putin even said that if the men’s team did not win the gold, it would be a failed Olympics. Talk about pressure. Add to this whatever is going on in the KHL, Russia’s premier professional league, that has forced the Russian side to exclude any players from the home league for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster, and you’ve got an awkward situation.

So the Russians need something good to wear to take the focus away from the bad.

I would say that they have done a fine job of the “looking good” part of things. The Russian logo is awesome. The golden wings, crowns and the Russian wording underneath it all is beautiful. The Russians will go with a white base for their sweater, accenting it with a blue stripe on top of a red stripe on the sleeves and a blue stripe across the shoulders. Also going with red numbers, lettering and the red Adidas triple stripe down the side.

GRADE: PASS – Nicely done by the Russian team. Now as long as it can play well, the whole tournament could come together as a success for the Motherland.

Next: Czech Republic And Finland

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