When Canada loses in any hockey tournament and falls short of a medal, it’s always a big deal. And though the competition is getting stiffer at the junior level where Canada is going through a phase of less success than ever before, the expectations remain as high as ever.
And some people take that way too far.
When the Canadians lost to Finland 2-1 in overtime of the WJC quarterfinal a collection of dullards and bad apples felt the need to lash out at Max Comtois via Instagram, in many cases going way too far with profanity-laced and even personal attacks. The 19-year-old failed to convert on a penalty shot in the extra frame and the Finns scored shortly after.