TSN: Only four players are unvaccinated

Per TSN’s Insider Trading:

NHL almost fully vaccinated

It was about a month ago that NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly came out and said he anticipated by the time the puck dropped on the NHL regular season 98 per cent, maybe even 99 per cent of the players would be fully vaccinated, how did they do?

Johnston: They scored even better than that, which is not something any of us saw in our schooling careers of course, but as the NHL season started on Tuesday there were just four players on NHL active rosters that were considered unvaccinated. That is quite a contrast of what we’ve seen in the other leagues, you know on this day the Brooklyn Nets suspended, essentially, their star player Kyrie Irving saying he won’t play or practice while going through that. Two of the players that we know are unvaccinated in the NHL are Mackenzie Blackwood of the Devils, who told reporters over the weekend that he thinks he’ll likely get a shot at some point in the next few weeks. Another holdout is Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings, it doesn’t remain clear if he’ll get it but needless to say we’re already very, very close to 100 per cent and there is a chance we get there before the end of this season.

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One thought on “TSN: Only four players are unvaccinated”

  1. People in Canada are being terminated for refusing to take the shot. This includes workers in care homes which is bad as they really messed up as the covid progressed.

    These rules apply to the large and small (no over 100 employees like I think the USA is). I don’t understand risking lives and putting families in a position of poverty.

    The Wing organisation was one of the original 6 and I am old enough to watch them play. For the most part players still regard it as a great team to play for.

    Bert for what ever reason has made a very poor decision for his family and his employer. His common law wife is or was expecting a baby.

    Even if he changes his position I hope he leaves and plays somewhere else. He is an embarrassment to himself, family, employer, etc.

    Move on Bert!

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