By Chris Gordon
Photo: Jayne Kamin
If there’s one thing about the Olympics (other than massive rights fees), it’s all the custom swag participants get. I’d become a cross-country sprinter if it meant getting free Russian flag skis.
The practice also extends to hockey. We’ve already seen Alex Ovechkin‘s majestic Russian flag skates and sticks made custom for Sochi.
But there’s a another Cap rocking another red, white, and blue: John Carlson. Seems like he’s brought his own American flag-branded sticks to the Games. I first saw these in the locker room at Verizon Center, but was unable to snap a picture before the equipment dudes packed up the gear. Now we’ve got photos of Carlson putting the sticks to work at Team USA’s practice on Tuesday.
It’s subtle– certainly more subtle than Ovi’s deal– but the area on the stick below Carlson’s right glove is spangled with stars and stripes.
We’ve still got another day until Carlson has a chance to put his new twig to work. America’s first game is at 7:30 AM on Thursday against Slovakia.
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