The Johnson booing

There was a question about why Jack Johnson was being booed by a portion of the crowd in Vancouver. It goes back to the 2006 World Juniors in Vancouver, when Johnson elbowed Canada’s Steve Downie after an empty-net goal. I recently saw one account that described it as Johnson “viciously” elbowing Downie. Now, was it the most brilliant decision ever? No, certainly not, but to call it vicious…it’s certainly not in the category of some NHL/junior incidents we’ve seen in recent years, and it ignores the fact that Downie’s reaction to a relatively glancing blow would have made Ric Flair blush. I couldn’t find a good, clear video of the elbow, but feel free to post a link if you find one. Anyway, that’s ther reason…

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