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USA Hockey's Jerseys Will Have Retro Look For '10 Olympics
Published August 20, 2009
|Jerseys Will Be Sold In Nike
Stores, On Nikestore.com
NORTHERN LIGHTS: Hockey Canada Monday unveiled its jerseys for the '10 Games, and the GLOBE & MAIL's Allan Maki noted, "Opinions varied -- and strongly -- on how the new sweaters looked and whether they should come with a $135 price tag." A Globe & Mail poll asked Canadians if they would spend $135 for the new Team Canada jerseys, and "roughly 700 people said they would; more than 11,000 said they wouldn't." One reader polled said the jersey is "dull. It's unexciting. It's unremarkable. ... It appeals to no one in particular." However, Hockey Canada officials are "confident they can reach, or better, the 120,000 jerseys sold for" the '02 Salt Lake City Olympics. Hockey Canada Senior Exec Scott Smith: "The number of jerseys ordered by the retail outlets is as large as we've ever seen and that includes 2002" (CTVOLYMPICS.com, 8/18). In Toronto, Rob Granatstein wrote under the header, "New Team Canada Hockey Jersey Too Native." Granatstein: "There are some interesting elements, and it's far from being offensive, but is this really the right choice to put on the chests of our multimillion-dollar athletes playing Canada's game? We've missed the mark, but we lit the lamp on political correctness. Hooray for us" (TORONTO SUN, 8/18).