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Dealing With An Unvaccinated Player

via Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province,

The NHL’s COVID-19 protocol this season, agreed to by the players’ association, places a heavy burden on unvaccinated players.

But the vaccinated part of the team also has to deal with those burdens. Things like potential masking in dressing rooms if they aren’t able to maintain six-feet distancing from the unvaccinated player.

Social distancing measures being put in place on planes and busses. It’s surely annoying for the vaccinated players to have to deal with these extra bits.

The unvaccinated player themselves can’t leave the team hotel on the road. They have to take a PCR test every day. Costs borne by the team to deal with the unvaccinated player are counted 50 per cent against the players’ share of revenues.

The rules were designed to make things uncomfortable for unvaccinated players … but somehow four guys are still shrugging their shoulders and the teams are somehow going along with it.

If Tyler Bertuzzi and Mackenzie Blackwood weren’t so important to their teams, it seems likely they’d have been handled like Zac Rinaldo. Or even like Travis Hamonic.

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Canadians drank all of their China virus KoolAid like good little minions.

Posted by pnwwing on 10/17/21 at 03:42 PM ET

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KK has one less member after the person posted studies, facts, etc. to prove a point.  he person had the tendency to post stuff like that but never participated in any other talk.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/17/21 at 05:41 PM ET

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pn, at least most of us aren’t covidiots

Posted by Stump23 on 10/17/21 at 06:56 PM ET

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Paul- hopefully you get rid of PN as well. Disinformation is dangerous and allowing people to share vile fascist and racist disinformation is getting pretty old.

Posted by beantownredwings on 10/17/21 at 07:13 PM ET

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Jeeze.  Can’t you knock off this WOKE thinking.  Leave the experimental injection topic alone and leave Zadina alone with his comments.  If a bunch of malcontents want to scream, let them then ignore them. If you think the injections are so perfect, why are people still testing positive?  Because this is a BS topic filled with politics.

Please stick to hockey and leave the politics and pseudo-thinking alone.

Posted by Bill_H on 10/17/21 at 07:47 PM ET

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Paul- hopefully you get rid of PN as well. Disinformation is dangerous and allowing people to share vile fascist and racist disinformation is getting pretty old.

Posted by beantownredwings on 10/17/21 at 07:13 PM ET

Man beantown, you went right to the playbook there,  said something I don’t like, delete him, bla bla racist ,fascist, Do you not realize those words have been marginalized like chicken little?

Conversely it would be fascist to delete a post that was round about on the topic, I’d prefer we stuck to hockey myself like others, but if these posts continue to be covered, it welcomes the debate.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 10/17/21 at 08:35 PM ET

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Murray I stopped paying attention to your ignorant drivel a long long time ago. You do you and keep blathering on.

Posted by beantownredwings on 10/17/21 at 08:56 PM ET

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I wouldn’t be upset if we didn’t see another vaccine or virus post again. No one cares what anyone else thinks unless it aligns with their own thoughts or they just want to type an argument. No one’s opinion will be changed,regardless.

That’s the last comment I’ll make on one of these.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/17/21 at 09:37 PM ET

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I’m with Murray, let’s stick to hockey.

Plenty of other sites for the commies amongst us to rant aboot the jab on…

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 10/17/21 at 10:06 PM ET

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Posted by beantownredwings on 10/17/21 at 08:56 PM ET

You are in the wrong here. As far as I know you are not the thought police for KK. PN contributes here about hockey. If Paul decides he wants to post this content then i would think he is prepared for all types of comments. His call, not yours and definitely not mine.

Let’s stick to hockey like others said and leave this political talk for A.M. radio please. Come on, so far the Wings are entertaining. Let’s enjoy not banging our heads on the ice as often as the recent past. Please.

 

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/17/21 at 10:16 PM ET

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I post articles like this because it is hockey related and informative.  For example, did anyone know this, ” Costs borne by the team to deal with the unvaccinated player are counted 50 per cent against the players’ share of revenues.”?

It’s hockey talk, not vaccine talk.

As long as comments remain above water and not directed to another member in a derogatory manner, of course I know your own views may come into play but what the person did to get banned was filled with links, quotes, etc., on vaccines, not hockey.  Plus I realized that person did not contribute to the site at all, just being a social warrior doesn’t cut if for me on KK/A2Y.

Carry on and thanks.  No one is getting banned for any of the comments above.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/18/21 at 03:36 AM ET

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No I didn’t know that about the player sharing costs, new info to me.

Posted by RWBill on 10/18/21 at 11:10 AM ET

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Thanks for noticing that RWVB, I didn’t know it either.

Hockey post, not a vaccine post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/18/21 at 11:12 AM ET

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