Rally behind the Sens, PM urges
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s setting aside his NHL allegiance to his beloved Montreal Canadiens for now to back the Ottawa Senators — and urging fellow hockey fans to join him.
Many of those fans have a simple message back: no thanks.
Trudeau says all Canadians can agree to get behind the Senators, the only Canadian team left in the Stanley Cup playoffs, when they face off Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He says even Toronto and Montreal residents can agree on that.
But if the reaction on social media has been any indication, he’s dead wrong: Maple Leafs and Canadiens fans on Twitter are just some of those who are treating the comments as an affront to their collective dignity.
One tweeter calls the suggestion “preposterous,” while another suggests it’s Trudeau’s most controversial remark since becoming prime minister.