In case you missed it, Nike revealed the USA Hockey jerseys for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Nike tries to recreate a vintage look with the USA crest on the front and simplified striping on the sleeves, but the jersey has “new-age” elements. The shoulders have plastic-looking stars on the shoulders and the collar has fake laces. Yay for ‘Murica. Predlines has the story and analysis.
Hey, the USA jerseys could be worse. Russia’s white jerseys look terrible, complete with the fake-lace.
In the USA training camp, a former Predator and a new Predator are rooming together. Seth Jones and Ryan Suter are roommates during the camp. Hopefully, Suter won’t give advice to Jones about free agent.
The goalie for USA may not be 2010 stud Ryan Miller. TSN reminds fans that Jonathan Quick, Jimmy Howard, Craig Anderson and Cory Schneider could fill the starting role. Who do you think will be the netminder for Team USA?
In free agency, Linus Omark signed a one-year deal with the Oilers. Last season, Omark played in the Swiss Elite League after leaving the Oilers. It’s possible he could play most of his time with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City, but he said he is willing to put in the work.
“It’s up to me now,” Omark told the Edmonton Journal. “I don’t expect anything to be given to me, but if I end up (in Oklahoma City), I’m going to work hard down there and, hopefully, that will give me a chance later on. I’ll do my best to get up to the NHL again. It’s hard to get ice time, (but) I’m going to have to play hard. I’m more mature now.”