Posted by GameSetMatch on August 17th, 2009
As far as Hockey Canada is concerned, the whole issue of insurance for the biggest names in the frozen game ranks as an item on the to-do list with a giant check mark beside it.
Even if the National Hockey League and the Players’Association see the degree of insurance coverage–or lack thereof –as a problem with grave potential should a player take a slapshot in the foot, tweak a hamstring or take a stick in the eye at a camp designed to prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
“Everything is fine,” soothed Johnny Misley, vice-president of hockey operations for Hockey Canada. “We have secured insurance to help protect the players–given the low risk there is–to give them peace of mind.”
Peace of mind does not exactly describe the mind-set of the NHL or NHLPA –at least judging by public comments in recent weeks regarding financial protection for Olympic prospects and their employers.
Click here to read the full article – By Vicki Hall of Calgary Herald