Team Europe’s Gaborik turns into disgruntled Tweeter

After sustaining a foot injury in the semifinal round, Team Europe forward Marian Gaborik hobbled away from the World Cup of Hockey on crutches.

His injury is bad to the point it will keep him out at least eight weeks for the Los Angeles Kings. It also meant he would miss the final series against Team Canada. Perhaps that left him a bit surley.

Gaborik went from hockey player to hockey-fan-spitting-hawt-taeks Twitter in Game 2 of the final.

Like all puck heads, it starts positive.


It starts to go downhill on a disagreement over a call by the referees.

For Gaborik, it’s when Marian Hossa gets in on a breakaway and Brent Burns pokes and slashes at his hands.

Here’s the play via Steph:


And Gaborik’s reaction on Twitter:


Burns did receive a hooking penalty on the play, but Hossa was not awarded the penalty shot.

On to the final period. Corey Perry draws a holding penalty on Lady Byng winner (and perennial nominee) Anze Kopitar with 3:35 to go.

Gaborik turned to the next stage of Twitter hockey fandom – conspiracy theories.

(Look at who replied to him. That’s the verified Twitter account for Brandon Prust. His theory was pretty much correct…)

The Canadians came back to win the game.

As many good hockey fans (who just lost) on Twitter do, they give props to their team and throw some shade to those who they felt caused the loss.