I'm not going to take the steam out of Mr. Romanuk's piece, so here is Paul Romanuk with an in-depth look at the messages found on the sweaters seen at the 2014 IIHF World Championship!
How cool is that? I know I've ripped on a countries putting these messages inside the jerseys before, but the fact that there are multiple countries with this trend in their native languages is actually pretty cool. I'm still not sold on the messages as being "features" of the sweater, but the fact that each of the jerseys shown by Mr. Romanuk in the piece has its own special message meant exclusively for that country's players is pretty neat.
Team USA finished second in Pool B. France finished fourth in Pool A. Both teams made the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, so they'll live to play for a chance at a medal. Kazakhstan finished eighth in Pool B, Denmark finished seventh in Pool A, and Slovakia finished fifth in Pool A, meaning all three of these teams will play on the consolation side.
Regardless of their finish, each of the these teams' players represented their country proudly, and lived up to the message found on their uniforms!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!