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Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2018, 07:40:29 AM »

I think some GMs would be happy to have a player that hates losing.


I think refusing to wear it would be enough of a statement. Throwing it into the stands was a bit much. That being said, he's a kid and kids make stupid decisions.

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Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2018, 03:34:06 AM »

I think some GMs would be happy to have a player that hates losing.


I think refusing to wear it would be enough of a statement. Throwing it into the stands was a bit much. That being said, he's a kid and kids make stupid decisions.


i agree 100% with OldTimeHockey.

It is understandable under the circumstances that he would be bitteely upset with his country having lost, but losing here is not the issue but rather, how one faces it, and admittedly,  Andersson faced it with great emotion (openly crying). I applaud him because he wasn't just some muy macho guy bottling up and then taking it out by punching someone, or etc.  No.  But...

...here's where it that ends.  Throwing the medal away was a dishonour to his country, for the simple reason that he & his teammates were representatives of the country, not an individual.  It's as though he was making the statement by way of his eroneous action that Sweden's medal doesn't have any value or meaning to it. 

Yes,  Andersson's a young kid.  While one had to feel sorry to see him so upset at the outset, he should thereafter have exhibited better sportsmanship being the Captain.  He didn't.  Therefore he deserves flak for his silly, stupid action.  Lesson, hopefully learned.
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Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »

I think some GMs would be happy to have a player that hates losing.


I think refusing to wear it would be enough of a statement. Throwing it into the stands was a bit much. That being said, he's a kid and kids make stupid decisions.

I also think those who keep saying Andersson dishonoured his country are a bit much. This was more impulsive than stupid (i.e. he didn't hurl it at someone's head).

Silver medals are the worst.

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Re: 2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »