First look at adidas stripes on World Cup of Hockey jerseys

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The NHL is dropping a few tiny hints on Twitter regarding the 2016 World Cup of Hockey jerseys, which will all debut on March 2 along with the first groups of players.

In the process, they’ve given us a first glimpse at how the signature adidas stripes are going to be incorporated into the designs. 

We knew the stripes were coming when the NHL, NHLPA and adidas signed off on their deal last year. It was just a matter of where we’d seen them on the jerseys.

As you can see from this Team Canada jersey glimpse, it could be that the stripes are going to be down the sides of the jerseys, or perhaps on the sleeves. 

“One of the most important things for the NHL was that they control the design. It doesn’t mean we can make suggestions. But at the end of the day, the design and where the logo goes is up to them,” said Mark King, Group North America President for adidas, in an interview last September. “For us, the more compelling the logo exposure is, and the cooler it looks, the better it is for everyone.”

Hopefully the finished product is cool.

Here’s the Team Canada tease.

Here’s Team Sweden:

We literally are shaking with antici…..pation over the Team North America and Team Europe sweaters.

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Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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