The Detroit Red Wings fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-6 in their season opener.
Red Wing Left Wing Tyler Bertuzzi stole the spotlight by scoring 4 goals.
From The Detroit News:
Tyler Bertuzzi electrified an already frenzied crowd.
In his first game since January, after missing most of last season because of back surgery, Bertuzzi scored four goals, leading the Wings’ attack. He became the ninth player in NHL history to score four or more goals in a season opener.
Bertuzzi finds himself in an interesting predicament.
During the season opener, he was one of only four NHL players who refused to receive the experimental COVID-19 jab.
As a result, Bertuzzi isn’t allowed to enter Canada and his teammates must play without him during road games across the border.
Unlike the Brooklyn Nets’ decision to suspend Kyrie Irving, the Detroit Red Wings permit Bertuzzi to remain on the team.
Bertuzzi’s spectacular performance made it clear that the lone unvaccinated player was the best one on the ice.
And spectators noticed the standout play from Bertuzzi:
Look what one can accomplish if they don't have sludge for blood. https://t.co/qlkUtM5Vlk
— LveFreeOrDie (@LveFreeOrDie) October 16, 2021
Unvaccinated hockey player (1 of 4 unvaccinated in the league) scores 4 goals in the first game of the season … 🏒🏒👍👍👍👍https://t.co/dy9DKHtWSQ
— Klaus K (@KlausKblog) October 17, 2021
When asked if he would reconsider COVID-19 vaccination to play in Canada, Bertuzzi reiterated his stance in this interview:
“As of now I’ve made my decision.” pic.twitter.com/bAS3xyBtUr
— Hockey Hound (@HockeyHoundShow) October 17, 2021
Without Bertuzzi, the Red Wings lost 6-1 at Montreal.
Despite sitting out, Bertuzzi still ranks tied for 2nd among NHL goal leaders.
And at the time of writing, news broke that Bertuzzi would soon become the league’s only unvaccinated player:
Full video: https://t.co/9hOC15AWH3
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 24, 2021
Sportsnet discussed COVID-19 in the NHL and Bertuzzi being the only unvaccinated active player.
The NHL tests vaccinated players three times per week and reports multiple breakthrough cases.
And unvaccinated Bertuzzi is off to a lightning start.
Once he’s the lone unvaccinated player, Bertuzzi becomes a fascinating case study.
Could he prove that unvaccinated athletes are healthier than vaccinated?
Health Impact News raised the question:
So on his first night on the ice, Tyler Bertuzzi showcased what talent can do unencumbered by micro blood clots that go along with COVID-19 shots, as he was clearly the best player on the ice that night, scoring a rare 4 goals in one game for his team, and drawing high praises from his coach.
I wonder how long it will take for the public to wake up to the fact that unvaccinated people are actually healthier than vaccinated people?
And if Tyler Bertuzzi continues to prove this fact, will he and the other 3 unvaccinated players be allowed to continue playing, or will they be lumped into the “sports enhancement” steroid-type drugs ban that is in professional sports claiming that they have an unfair competitive advantage because they chose to remain unvaccinated?
If Bertuzzi keeps playing at an elite level, it’ll be interesting to see the decisions from the NHL and Detroit Red Wings.
Will they allow him to be an inspiration to fans and other athletes who refuse the COVID-19 jabs?
Or, would an unvaccinated NHL star be too much evidence against the mainstream narrative?
We’ll find out in the coming weeks.
Here’s highlights of Bertuzzi’s 4-goal performance against the Lightning on Rumble: