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Video- Too Much Pressure On Team Canada

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Sid (Seixeiro) goes off on those criticizing the players on Team Canada at the World Juniors and discusses with Donnovan Bennett the interest level of the tournament.

 

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from the CP at CBC,

A Quebec politician says Instagram insults against Canadian world junior hockey team captain Maxime Comtois are “anti-francophone racism.”

Parti Québécois Interim Leader Pascal Bérubé used Twitter to share his feelings after Comtois was hit hard with criticism after missing on a penalty shot during overtime in a 2-1 loss to Finland in the world junior championship quarter-finals Wednesday.

Several comments pointed out that the 19-year-old Comtois, a native of Longueuil, Que., is French.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/03/19 at 06:38 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Growing up just across the river from Windsor, I understand the passion of Canadians when it comes to Olympics & World Juniors. It may be Canada’s game, but the best team doesn’t always win.

These kids are barely teenagers, and play with a ton of pressure and expectations. I’m sure they are as disappointed as the whole country. To post on social media about how they “failed” and let down the whole country is just ridiculous.  sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/03/19 at 07:28 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The best thing that could happen to Canada WJC’s is to repeatedly fail, to be honest.  They were winners for so long, at times when they didn’t actually deserve it, that expectations then hit that “Has to be Gold every single time or it’s abject failure” level, and this is 2019 when that’s a stupid notion to take into a tourney for kids.

Posted by Primis on 01/03/19 at 08:40 PM ET

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Canada never really forgave Marc Andre Fleury for the fluke clear that ended up in the goal.  Talk to a Canadian and they still remember it from 2004.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/04/19 at 09:35 AM ET

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