Tampa Bay Lightning family members denied entry to Canada for possible Stanley Cup celebration

After beating the Canadiens in Montreal 6-3, the Tampa Bay Lightning is on the verge to win their third Stanley Cup. (2:33).The Tampa Bay Lightning are just one win away of winning the Stanley Cup Final. However, if they win Game 4 on Monday, the families of the players and staff won't be able to celebrate.According to Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of Canada, the Canadian government has not granted additional exemptions to family members who wish to cross the border or circumvent the federal 14-day quarantine.In a text message to ESPN, a Lightning player stated that he was "annoyed". "But at the moment I'm not surprised."The NHLPA and NHLPA contacted the government to discuss allowing families to visit. They had been in dialogue since last week. The NHLPA had warned players it was unlikely that the government would grant the request. As of Saturday, there had been no resolution. This means that families won't have the opportunity to attend Game 4. Sources said that there is still hope if the series is extended, and Tampa Bay returns home for Game 6. However, the NHLPA and NHLPA aren't optimistic about hearing resolution by then.The league reached an agreement with the government and the public health authorities last month to allow NHL teams to cross Canada's border to play in the playoff rounds. This was subject to everyone agreeing to a modified bubble. Every day, staff and players are tested for COVID-19. No one is allowed to contact the public. The Lightning can only travel between their hotel in Montreal and the arena since arriving here.After his team won 3-0 against the Canadiens, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper stated that it was much like last year. It will be very similar to last year, if we are lucky enough to win. This is just the scenario that has been established.The NHL was able to arrange a charter for certain rights-holder media and league officials to travel into Canada in addition to the team charters. All charter members live in modified bubble conditions.Only a few family members were present when the Lightning won in Edmonton the Stanley Cup in September. Only Canadian family members were allowed into the bubble, which disappointed players who felt that the NHLPA and NHLPA had moved the goalposts against them. Players were informed that spouses, partners, and children would be allowed to join the conference in 2020 after they agreed to return to play protocols. The deal was reached in July and training camps started the following Monday. These allowances were never granted to the NHL by Canada.One veteran player said that they didn't want the bubble to burst by someone random being brought in and risking it. "But it felt as if they promised it and then took it away."After 65 days of bubble play and zero COVID-19 cases, the NHL concluded its 2020 postseason. After testing positive for COVID-19 on his team's first trip in Las Vegas, Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme was forced to leave the team for 14 days.