World Cup of Hockey jerseys ‘are something out of a comic book’

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The National Hockey League revealed its jerseys for the upcoming 2016 World Cup of Hockey to mixed reviews on Wednesday.

The NHL and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) teamed up with adidas to design and create the uniforms worn by more than 150 players during the tournament in Toronto that runs from September 17 to October 1.

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“We took iconic emblems from each of the participating teams to create jerseys that honour the traditions of each nation and fused those with an emphasis on technical design for elite performance on the ice,” said Keith Leach, Sr. Director NHL, the adidas Group, in a press release.

The tourney will feature eight international teams; Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, USA, Europe, and North America.

The NHLPA said the design “is inspired by essential elements of national pride” for each participating team. Team Canada’s jersey, naturally, is red and features a stylized maple leaf in the centre of the sweater, as an outline of a large maple leaf highlights the sleeves of the jersey.

Or, as adidas describes it: “the three veins contained in the Dominion Leaf crest represent Canada’s three coasts and make this a mark to represent all of the Great North.”

Here’s a look at some of the jerseys:

Canada will be looking very sharp at #WCH2016 in these beauties by @adidas, eh? pic.twitter广州桑拿网/A1N2M06wFR

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

Red, white, and beautiful. These USA uniforms by @adidas for #WCH2016, that is. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/KrBIB1vymz

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

Now that’s a look fit for hockey’s rising stars. Here are the Team North America uniforms from @adidas. #WCH2016 pic.twitter广州桑拿网/OrKsW388PH

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

How “Swede” are these? @adidas has designed some stunning #WCH2016 uniforms for Sweden. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/N5ZnQPvFiF

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous, Россия. These uniforms by @adidas will be worn at #WCH2016 by Russia’s best and brightest. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/GzYElM9NRT

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

Signifying a unity of nations, behold the #WCH2016 Team Europe uniform by @adidas. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/AdOshnmxZt

— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2016

“Players are always excited to wear their national colours on the international stage and these adidas uniforms certainly continue that tradition,” said NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Mathieu Schneider.

However, judging by some of the reaction on social media, feeling about the uniforms are mixed.

“The 3 stripes on the world cup of hockey jerseys don’t fit, in my opinion,” Jered Petrou tweeted.

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“Officially all in on Team North America in the world cup of hockey….those jerseys are something out of a comic book. #villains,” Shawn Manning chimed in.

“Actually very impressed with what Adidas did with all of the World Cup of Hockey jerseys,” Joe Moza said.

Here’s a look at more reaction:

them world cup of hockey jerseys are just a bit nice aren’t they

— Kieran Thwaites (@thwaitexedge) March 3, 2016

Do we all agree that Canada has the worst sweater of the six countries? This tournament just keeps getting worse. https://t.co/DoOvj3HiAq

— Greg Weston (@westongreg) March 3, 2016

Yikes. Based on these WCH jerseys, would hate to see what Adidas has in mind for the NHL. https://t.co/CK5DR5Ao8m pic.twitter广州桑拿网/754tDtjLmH

— Brett (@craftbeerlove) March 3, 2016

Disappointed that adidas included the “3 stripes” On the sides of the World Cup jerseys. Throws design off for advertising purposes

— Rad (@admaryland) March 3, 2016

Team Europe has some of the ugliest jerseys I’ve ever seen for the World Cup of Hockey.

— tom (@birkaveli) March 3, 2016

Hockey World Cup jerseys were revealed today and basically if I don’t get a team Canada jersey I’m gonna riot

— Becky (@Becky_Lynn92) March 3, 2016

Love every World Cup of hockey jerseys except the under 23s and team Europe

— Alex Mahar (@goonmahar2) March 3, 2016

I like the world cup jerseys (especially Can and NA) but the adidas stripes are kind of tacky.

— Geoff Hamilton (@gumperific) March 3, 2016

The World Cup of Hockey jerseys are fantastic. I need to get a SUOMI! https://t.co/kjQNZnce6Z

— Sean (@SeanTheDisNerd) March 3, 2016

@adidas These World Cup jerseys are awesome! #WCH2016

— Allan Triik (@AllanTriik) March 3, 2016

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