Media is growing by the day, and athletes everywhere are being put under more of a microscope every time they suit up. NHL players are no different.
The coverage of the NHL may not be suffocating in the United States, but between the internet, Canadian coverage and the coverage VS, NBC and even ESPN are now providing, some players cannot escape the criticism.
Hockey fans are some of the least forgiving sports fans in the world. One cowardly act, uninspiring performance in a big moment or series of blow opportunities and a player can be firmly planted in the dog house.
This dirty dozen of NHLers knows all too well how harsh the critics can be.