Let's start with the Czech Republic. We've seen the uniforms for Canada, the USA, and Russia, so it seems entirely appropriate to heap some more bad on the pile that is already forming for the Olympic Winter Games.
The faux lace-up collars are terrible. Like I simply cannot un-see them now when I look at any of the Olympic uniforms. They stand out so clearly in these photos, and I'm afraid of what they'll look like on high-definition televisions when the cameras are zoomed in. I really am starting to hate any and all laces - real or fake - on jerseys of all kinds.
The second bad was entirely preventable, but still unfortunate. If you missed the highlights last night, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick gave up one of the longest goals in his career, and his reaction afterwards pretty much said it all.
The worst part of that? The Kings trailed 2-1 with just 4:39 to play and were on the powerplay at the time. Jonathan Quick did not have a good evening. There are a couple of updates for you. Tomorrow, HBIC will present something huge if people continue to respond positively to it. It's something that I asked you about on the survey that very few people actually completed, but those that did stated that they wanted this. If you want to have your say, get it in now. I can still make changes tomorrow, but I will push forward with this new addition to HBIC if the results remain the same. Fill out the survey, have your say, determine what appears on this blog. Easy-peasy, completely anonymous, and takes about three minutes maximum. Do it. You still have time to make a difference!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!