Morning Free Association: No Hockey Until After Christmas

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It’s official: the Boston Bruins have been shut down due to their COVID issues until after Christmas. The news came down Friday after the Bruins returned home from New York after playing and losing a game with only 17/18 skaters. Their game on Saturday at the Montreal Canadiens was postponed to a future date by the NHL as was the matchup against against the Colorado Avalanche on December 23rd at the Garden. But that left two games in between: at Ottawa and against the Hurricanes. Well, the NHL postponed those as well, effectively shutting down the team until December 26th. Practice is also cancelled.

The Bruins are not alone in being shut down. The Calgary Flames continue to be shutdown through December 23rd. Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers like the Bruins are out until December 26th.

On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings join the other teams for an early Christmas COVID break. So festive.

You may remember that Detroit has one of the very few unvaccinated players in Tyler Bertuzzi who got told off by a rival player on Saturday night.

Boston’s COVID protocol has extended to 2 more players: Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar have both tested positive.

When it rains, it pours.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Finally got my booster scheduled. The way this Omicron thing spreads, I’m kind of expecting to catch it, even though I don’t go out of the house much and am vaxxed. VA is recently boosted, so keeping fingers crossed. I went to two holiday parties, and am hoping that they were both covid-free. (probably – everyone was vaxxed, and many boosted at both, and our region has been well-managed)

I’m amazed that his thing is so damned contagious! (Thanks, South Africa for generating disease variants in spite of having local vaccine manufacturing.)

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hopefully the evidence suggesting Omicron causes less serious illness turns out to be right. Infection numbers wouldn’t matter if no-one ended up in hospital with it. Hopefully that’s the way it’s trending.

I’ve been to work while feeling worse than this (though obviously I’m happy to serve my isolation time.) I wonder how many get it, don’t feel too bad and just carry on. Some through selfishness, but there must be plenty who just can’t afford to take time of work.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Maybe covid will morph into something like the common cold.. Trying to see the bright side

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Finally got to break in the new winter boots this weekend.

Yeah, it sucks to see bands who were excited to tour again cancelling said tours….again. Two steps forward and 583 steps back.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all,

Hard to escape the conclusion it’s the right decision. The Bs must have already had a packed schedule post-Xmas though. This is hardly going to help, assuming the league press on with their 82-game slate.

Someone else to add to Covid protocols – me!

Saturday evening started to get that feeling in the nose and throat like you’re going to have a cold. Tested myself Sunday morning and got the two red lines.

Feels like a normal cold so far – maybe a little more chesty, so hopefully doesn’t get any worse than that.

I’m nine days since my booster so hopefully Team Antibodies have got the upper hand.

Hopefully haven’t given it to anyone else. Main concern is that the girls don’t get it, so I’ve turned Leah’s room into my isolation chamber. It’s already my office!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Ugh, again! So sorry to hear that you are going through this again! Monrovia is as isolated as it gets, but this shit goin’ to be knocking on everyone’s door!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh no! Fingers crossed it stays mild!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Ugh. Hope it’s mild and moves out quickly!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Ugh

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yup.