I've been following this team for quite some time now and although I do not know any of the players personally they're familiar names and there's a feeling that they're one of us boys from Vancouver. So any time there's an injury to the roster there's always a type of empathy toward that player. It may be selfish as part of me feels it hurts the teams' chances, but mostly as a human being I feel concern for another person's well being. It's not the first time an injury is suffered in this sport. Hamhuis, and Sammy are both still out (We could really use them now.) Horton is out with concussion symptoms. Injury happens in hockey but as fans, we don't want to see anyone seriously hurt. When Horton's head bounced awkwardly from the ice, I cringed. When Chara hit Pacioretty into the pole, I cringed. I think as a fan I hope that players don't get hurt playing a game that we all love.
But then there's the reaction by certain Boston fans' upon seeing a prone Raymond. And they bought into the whole narrative that the Canucks are cheaters and embellishes and instead of being emphaizing for the health of another individual, they chanted flopper. I can only imagine what Raymond's family is feeling or how Higgins and Kesler is feeling when they help their friend of the ice to those flopper chants.
There's alot of talk about 'don't poke the bear' and how Rome injured Horton. The same can be said about don't piss off a Canadian. We burnt down your White House after all.