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Vancouver Canucks show off 2014 Olympic hockey jerseys (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
So this is why the Canucks got clobbered last night... they held a fashion show, and no practice.
Okay, that's not true. But Vancouver's impending Olympians did get together – at some point in the past few days – to rip open their Nike gifts like it was Christmas morning, donning their respective countries' sweaters for the team's camera crew.
On Wednesday night – prior to Vancouver's 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks – the Canucks raised another banner to the rafters, this one commemorating the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hard to believe that was four years ago already, but the Games will be kicking off in Sochi any day now and it's nice to know, Vancouver will always be an Olympic town.
And Rogers Arena will always be the spot where Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal. (Sorry, Kes.)
The Canucks get top marks for getting all these guys together and for stroking our nostalgia while making us look forward to next month.
They also get a 'BOO' for not including Canucks prospect Ronalds Kenins, who will be playing for Latvia in Sochi.
And, let's also pour one out for Jannik Hansen, who went from Denmark's only hope in 2010 to an avid Olympic fan like the rest of us in four short years.
VIDEO: Canucks try on 2014 Olympic hockey jerseys
Team USA's logo is pretty K-Swiss-like, but that's not necessarily a bad thing...
Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber throws on the Swiss jersey. A typically simple look for the boys from the Red Cross. (Notice the little 'plus mark' logos all over the middle of the jersey. Nice touch, Nike.)
Dan Hamhuis was, not long ago, on the outside looking in (at least, we all thought) when it came to Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. Now, he's got that Petro Can jersey on and nobody can take it off. Unless he has to get it washed and dried.
I believe they call this look the 'Full Serve'. (Enough with the gas station jokes, right?) Dan Hamhuis and Roberto Luongo show off their 2014 Canada tunics.
Take a couple deep breaths. Then, scroll down and silently admire the beauty that is everything about Team Sweden's jersey. Maybe toss on some soothing Debussy while you stare at that fluorescent yellow light, like a mosquito. Nike kind of crushed this one.
And now, one with everyone. Luongo looks happy.