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orangebarrelman 02-06-2008 11:26 AM

Is Tarnstrom on the No Fly list or what?
 
Anyone out there tell me why he is still up in Canada playing pond hockey while waiting for his papers?

Seriously though, what is keeping him from coming from a Canadian team to an American team, I don't think I'd ever heard of this before in my few years following hockey or when I was following baseball back in the Jurasic age.

M

pipe dreams 02-06-2008 11:31 AM

this a pefect example of how screwed up policies are.

MFRONE 02-06-2008 11:33 AM

Same thing happened with Hejda during training camp

cydawg 02-06-2008 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by orangebarrelman (Post 12374514)
Anyone out there tell me why he is still up in Canada playing pond hockey while waiting for his papers?

Seriously though, what is keeping him from coming from a Canadian team to an American team, I don't think I'd ever heard of this before in my few years following hockey or when I was following baseball back in the Jurasic age.

M

I believe he has to get authorization from Sweden and the US before he can play here. Not sure who's dragging their feet on this one though.

What I don't understand is why can't he come to Columbus. He can't practice with the team, let alone play, until his visa issues are cleared up but there shouldn't be anything stopping him from coming to Columbus and at least starting to get established.

cydawg 02-06-2008 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by MFRONE (Post 12374615)
Same thing happened with Hejda during training camp

You mean Novotny.

mossylog 02-06-2008 11:36 AM

i think its toronto and the war room stopping this from happening and keep us from making the playoffs ever.:sarcasm:

MFRONE 02-06-2008 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by cydawg (Post 12374626)
You mean Novotny.

Yeah, my bad

Shaun_W_W 02-06-2008 11:41 AM

Beech is having the same problems in Pittsburgh which makes no sense because this is the third US team he's been on this year

CBJSprague24 02-06-2008 11:56 AM

I asked the same thing about Tarnstrom last night in the GDT. You'd think there'd be some arrangement that would be made in advance between the NHL and the US, Canada & whichever other country the player was from that would take care of the immigration issues.

forktie 02-06-2008 12:05 PM

Tarnstrom has his tickets to come here over the weekend but then Skybus cancelled the route.

JACKETfan 02-06-2008 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MFRONE (Post 12374615)
Same thing happened with H... Novotny during training camp


Actually not.
If I recall correctly, Novotny couldn't find his passport.

Maybe we should start hiring Mexicans, they'd get here faster.

noodleboy* 02-06-2008 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JACKETfan (Post 12375301)
Actually not.
If I recall correctly, Novotny couldn't find his passport.

Maybe we should start hiring Mexicans, they'd get here faster.

I don't know, Gomez is making quite a bit this year.

cydawg 02-06-2008 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Shaun_W_W (Post 12374717)
Beech is having the same problems in Pittsburgh which makes no sense because this is the third US team he's been on this year

His US work visa was probably voided when he was picked up by Vancouver. So now he has to go through the entire process again.

QTMcWhiskers 02-06-2008 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by forktie (Post 12375149)
Tarnstrom has his tickets to come here over the weekend but then Skybus cancelled the route.

Ba-ZING! :biglaugh:

leesmith 02-06-2008 01:31 PM

Assuming the worst (this thing drags on), would Tarnstrom be eligible to play during our three-game swing through eastern Canada Feb 19-23?

3 goals = chili 02-06-2008 01:36 PM

any word on if GlenX is having the same problems going over there?...or is it like any visit ive ever had in going to Casino Windsor, where Canada will welcome you with open arms but america wants you to give an arm and a leg and a first born child just to get back into the country :sarcasm:

Casework 02-06-2008 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 goals = chili (Post 12376842)
any word on if GlenX is having the same problems going over there?...or is it like any visit ive ever had in going to Casino Windsor, where Canada will welcome you with open arms but america wants you to give an arm and a leg and a first born child just to get back into the country :sarcasm:

Glencross is Canadian.

3 goals = chili 02-06-2008 02:00 PM

d'oh....well there goes that theory

i cant wait for tarnstrom to do something crazy and get the 2nd assist on a Nash goal with a helper from Zherdev....tricky Dick to tricky Nik to tricky Rick for a goal

tkeats 02-06-2008 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3 goals = chili (Post 12376842)
any word on if GlenX is having the same problems going over there?...or is it like any visit ive ever had in going to Casino Windsor, where Canada will welcome you with open arms but america wants you to give an arm and a leg and a first born child just to get back into the country :sarcasm:

really!!! ive gone up to the casino three different times and EACH time without fail we get pulled over and checked - then on the way back to america they just take a quick look at our passports and let us go

3 goals = chili 02-06-2008 02:10 PM

ah...these were in the pre "passport" days when you just needed a birth certificate (in all honesty...it was only like 4-5 years)

i would like to see what Tarnstrom could do sooner rather than later....

Feicht 02-06-2008 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cydawg (Post 12374620)
I believe he has to get authorization from Sweden and the US before he can play here. Not sure who's dragging their feet on this one though.

What I don't understand is why can't he come to Columbus. He can't practice with the team, let alone play, until his visa issues are cleared up but there shouldn't be anything stopping him from coming to Columbus and at least starting to get established.

Wouldn't you think he'd already have authorization though considering like at least 70% of Edmonton's games are played in the US already anyway??

cydawg 02-06-2008 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Feicht (Post 12378871)
Wouldn't you think he'd already have authorization though considering like at least 70% of Edmonton's games are played in the US already anyway??

Regardless of where he actually does his work, he's based in and works for a Canadian company. Now, he's in effect changing jobs to work for an American company. So while he had authorization to be employed by a Canadian company and work in the US and Canada, no I don't think he's authorized to be employed by an American company and work in the US and Canada. If he was, he would have been playing last night.

It's the same situation that a colleague of mine went through on a project we worked together. He's a native of Peru, living in the US and our project was in Mexico. He was subject to Mexican immigration policies that pertained to Peruvian citizens and vice versa. Just like Tarnstrom is subject to US immigration policies that pertain to Swedish citizens and vice versa.

Matt 02-06-2008 04:10 PM

He needs a US green card

oxcamel 02-06-2008 05:33 PM

Tarnstrom's work visa allows him to work in Canada and visit the US. He now needs a work visa to allow him to work in the US and visit in Canada. And correct, since Glencross is a Canadian citizen he doesn't have to go through this crap. I read it normally takes 7-10 days to get through the red tape.
If the NHL is involved he will be able to make the April 6 vs St Louis.:sarcasm:

CBJSprague24 02-06-2008 06:32 PM

Glencross already played his first game with Edmonton. Had a decent fight, too.


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