But after they were eliminated on Saturday at the hands of host Finland with a 6-5 loss in the qurter-finals, and it sunk in that Canada will not be playing for a medal. In fact, it's the first time in 18 years they've missed the semifinals.
Here are some reactions from around the Twitterverse:
Canada's problems at #WJC2016: undisciplined, poor defensive structure, poor shot selection, bad rebound control, and Jake Virtanen.— Jeff Blay (@JeffBlay) January 2, 2016
Canada is Finnished.— Sidney Crosby's Ego (@SidneyCrosbyEgo) January 2, 2016
Forget the refs, Finland was the better team. Canada was outplayed & out disciplined...couldnt control their emotions OR the game. #WJC2016— Jackie Redmond (@Jackie_Redmond) January 2, 2016
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