Leafs players wear Team Canada sweaters after losing Olympic bet
A pair of Scandinavian players on the Toronto Maple Leafs are paying up on a friendly Olympic wager.
Center Leo Komarov, who is part Finnish, and right wing William Nylander, who is Swedish, wore Team Canada sweaters to practice on Wednesday after losing a bet with their coaches. Here is footage, via Mark Masters of TSN.
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 21, 2018
Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun provided more context about the bet.
Komarov had to wear a Team Canada jersey at Leaf practice because he lost an Olympic bet with asst. coach Andrew Brewer. Nylander lost his bet to Mike Babcock, who would've had to wear a Swedish track suit. "How did I look?," asked good sport Leo.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) February 21, 2018
For reference, Canada defeated Finland 1-0 in their men’s hockey quarterfinal on Wednesday in PyeongChang. Meanwhile, Sweden did not cross paths with Canada, but also got eliminated in the quarterfinal with a 4-3 loss to Germany.
While the Leafs’ bet definitely made for a classic moment, it is probably only the second funniest storyline we have seen involving Canadian hockey at this year’s Games.