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wishman 12-01-2009 11:39 AM

Worcester Shuttle
 
Thought I'd create a new thread for this rather than a new thread be created every time someone gets sent up or down.

According to Capgeek, Jamie McGinn was sent down yesterday. Not sure if this accurate or not. I'd be surprised if he wasn't in the lineup tonight. I thought he had a great game against Vancouver with the exception of at the end of the game where he is soft clear led to a goal.

210 12-01-2009 03:51 PM

McGinn was indeed sent down yesterday, and has already been recalled.

LadyStanley 12-01-2009 04:17 PM

Reasons against new thread: it would need to be stickied.

(AHL transactions has McGinn down yesterday and recalled today.)

one2gamble 12-01-2009 04:34 PM

I pretty much dont believe they are putting these guys on flights, its just not healthy. They must be sitting their ass in Demers old hotel room

210 12-01-2009 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one2gamble (Post 22412489)
I pretty much dont believe they are putting these guys on flights, its just not healthy. They must be sitting their ass in Demers old hotel room

Unless an emergency happens, they all report to Worcester when they are sent down...

gonegonegone* 12-01-2009 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 210 (Post 22412611)
Unless an emergency happens, they all report to Worcester when they are sent down...

I'm pretty sure DW has told the Worcester folk how this is going to play. Does this mean like, say after the Nucks game, Jamie flies from Van directly to Wor, reports in, and then immediately flies back to SJ? This would be legit right? So Jamie really would've flown back on Sun, then flown back to SJ yesterday, in time for today's game right?

one2gamble 12-01-2009 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 210 (Post 22412611)
Unless an emergency happens, they all report to Worcester when they are sent down...

go take a picture of them showing up. I travel a lot and theres no way I could travel as much as some of these guys are and not be flu ridden shell of my former self. :help:

I can understand when theres a three or four day gap but these guys are getting sent down and back its basically a one day round trip flight. It just has to be brutal on these guys, I really have a lot of respect for them.

210 12-01-2009 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one2gamble (Post 22412722)
go take a picture of them showing up. I travel a lot and theres no way I could travel as much as some of these guys are and not be flu ridden shell of my former self. :help:

I can understand when theres a three or four day gap but these guys are getting sent down and back its basically a one day round trip flight. It just has to be brutal on these guys, I really have a lot of respect for them.

There isn't a player in the AHL that wouldn't fly across the country twice in 24 hours to play in an NHL game...

210 12-01-2009 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by endy (Post 22412704)
I'm pretty sure DW has told the Worcester folk how this is going to play. Does this mean like, say after the Nucks game, Jamie flies from Van directly to Wor, reports in, and then immediately flies back to SJ? This would be legit right? So Jamie really would've flown back on Sun, then flown back to SJ yesterday, in time for today's game right?

I'd bet he left this morning for SJ, but other than that your scenario seems accurate.

BeastlyChicken 12-03-2009 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 210 (Post 22413091)
There isn't a player in the AHL that wouldn't fly across the country twice in 24 hours to play in an NHL game...

I'm sure the player's desire is there, but the planes flying cross country usually aren't.

WineShark 12-03-2009 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by BeastlyChicken (Post 22441738)
I'm sure the player's desire is there, but the planes flying cross country usually aren't.

?? There are always planes going from Boston to SFO. I can get 4 direct flights out just on United tomorrow, and 3 returning with 24 hours gap. Beyond that, if someone wants to pay first class fare, you can normally get a seat and bump someone with an upgrade. And finally, there are less direct flights into LAX and on Southwest into San Jose. And final final ... there are commercial charters available when absolutely necessary.

Nonetheless, my understanding is the players have to physically report to the team. I am not sure that they have to play however. Its about a 6 and a half hour flight so its not a picnic unless you are flying first and can stretch out, sleep and walk around a little.

not tellin* 12-03-2009 03:50 AM

Do they report to the home city of the team or the city the team is currently in?

Speed 12-03-2009 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeastlyChicken (Post 22441738)
I'm sure the player's desire is there, but the planes flying cross country usually aren't.

Worcester has 3 choices of airports within 60-90 min ride.
Boston
Providence, RI
Manchester, NH
And if they need needed to go a little farther out - Hartford, CT.

Artful_Dodger* 12-03-2009 09:15 AM

Can a brother get some frequent flyer miles?

LadyStanley 12-03-2009 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poser (Post 22442046)
Do they report to the home city of the team or the city the team is currently in?

Nominally wherever the team is currently. (But as like 90% of the games are within 4 hours of Worcester, heading to Boston isn't too bad.)


(Speed posted a WT&G story on the shuttle on the Worcester thread)

210 12-03-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poser (Post 22442046)
Do they report to the home city of the team or the city the team is currently in?

Either is OK...

210 12-03-2009 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artful_Dodger (Post 22443016)
Can a brother get some frequent flyer miles?

This is a third hand story so I'm not sure it's true, but it's funny enough to mention anyway...supposably someone asked Couture how many frequent flyer miles he had, and he answered he didn't know but it was going to result in a hell of a vacation come the summer. :D

LadyStanley 12-03-2009 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by 210 (Post 22444276)
This is a third hand story so I'm not sure it's true, but it's funny enough to mention anyway...supposably someone asked Couture how many frequent flyer miles he had, and he answered he didn't know but it was going to result in a hell of a vacation come the summer. :D


Logan's comment (IIRC merc article) was that he's collected mileage on a number of carriers. (So who knows if he'll have enough on one for a decent trip :D)

210 12-03-2009 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 22444406)
Logan's comment (IIRC merc article) was that he's collected mileage on a number of carriers. (So who knows if he'll have enough on one for a decent trip :D)

I guess he'll need to change planes a lot on his way :laugh:

Speed 12-03-2009 12:03 PM

"I just flew 3000 miles and all I got was a bag of stale peanuts"

:naughty::D

foggdawg77 12-04-2009 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 210 (Post 22444562)
I guess he'll need to change planes a lot on his way :laugh:

He might make it to Florida or something, with like fifteen stops between here and there then?

Speed 12-17-2009 09:42 PM

Non-Stop Boston to San Jose starting up in May
http://www.boston.com/travel/blog/20...e_to_rest.html

LadyStanley 12-18-2009 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed (Post 22721774)
Non-Stop Boston to San Jose starting up in May
http://www.boston.com/travel/blog/20...e_to_rest.html

There were 2 non-stop flights/day for a while. Then they got cut.

(IIRC, there are still flights into Oakland. I know they started serving SFO, but I don't know the flight schedule.)

LadyStanley 12-19-2009 09:09 PM

http://www.fearthefin.com/2009/12/19...le-rolls-along

FTF calculates the daily salary/cap burn rate for some of the players up/down this season
Quote:

Logan Couture, $6,434
Jamie McGinn, $5,164
Steven Zalewski, $3,420
Benn Ferriero, $3,290
Brandon Mashinter, $2,901
Ryan Vesce, $2,850
Frazer McLaren, $2,815

DarrylshutzSydor 12-21-2009 03:28 PM

Worcester is a 2nd rate city. Back in the 60's the residents of Worcester had the opportunity to have the Mass Pike I90 run through their city and they nixed the idea. Now they are the 2nd largest city in New England and don't even have an operating airoprt! Providence is the best way to get to Worcester (pronounced Wister), and best Hartford.


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