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Afternoon Line- Barry Trotz On Olympic Participation

“We don’t know what’s gonna happen in two months. If you had an outbreak and you had a lot of stars out from the NHL for 2-3 weeks, it wouldn’t be good for the NHL. “I think they’re gonna make the right decisions. They still have time and they’ll make the right decision when it’s needed.

“They’ll have all the protocols, they’ll all the testing, they’ll be in the bubble, I think they’ll be fine. There’s different things around the world you gotta be conscious of. So you don’t wanna be there and not be able to play your best players.”

-Barry Trotz, head coach of the New York Islanders on the NHL players playing in the Olympics.  Ethan Sears of the New York Post has more.

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Fun new variant confirmed in South Africa,
already leading to travel bans to UK and EU.
Could be most transmissible yet and less vulnerable to current vaccines.

More to the central point: this is a sporting event to be held in a country
that disappears and clumsily tries to fool the western press about disappearing
the country’s biggest women’s tennis star. All because she was brave enough to say:
the CCP Vice Premier basically imprisoned with armed guards and so he could
sexually assault me.

And NHL corporate sponsors are angry that Bettman and Daley’s tone in condemning what happened within the Blackhawks org was too casual?
We’re all rightly sickened by what was allowed to happen there with a soft cover up.
But it’s a great moment for global sports to go to the source of an ongoing pandemic, a place that’s obviously committing genocide, broke a treaty halfway through to swallow and crush Hong Kong etc etc…and now they have the audacity to disappear and coerce and control a world famous Chinese athlete for speaking truth to power - with the Olympics weeks away?

How craven and greedy and corrupt are these sports leagues?
The WTA is the only one with any principles.
Lookup the same ghoulish CCP leader alleged to have raped the tennis star
….shaking hands and grinning with the head of the International Olympic Committee.

There’s no Olympics this winter. Just a PR sham by a genocidal near-totalitarian regime.

Posted by lefty.30 on 11/26/21 at 04:45 PM ET

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I would not be broken up if the NHL gave up on the Olympics.  Your NHL team comes first - Country second. 

The venue is disturbing as well, but let’s not go there on a hockey board.

Let amateurs play.  for all teams.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 11/26/21 at 09:25 PM ET

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