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10-12-2006, 10:51 PM
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Kovalev's flying

Hope it's part of Kovalev's contract that he can't fly his plane during the season - and can't take the teammates with him. I am in NY on business and small planes / amateur pilots are all over the news here, for obvious reasons.

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Hope it's part of Kovalev's contract that he can't fly his plane during the season - and can't take the teammates with him. I am in NY on business and small planes / amateur pilots are all over the news here, for obvious reasons.
I understand what happened in New York was very tragic and sad, but that's a very poor argument.

Kovalev could get hit by a car crossing the street. I highly doubt he does any flying during the season because of a lack of time, but I see no reason to stop him from doing something he loves.

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He was on Sportsnet earlier, has been a licensed pilot for 9 years. Said when in Pittsburgh he'd fly the young guys to Wilkes-Barre when sent down sometimes. Kasparitis has flown with him.


And an article on TSN.


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That's like saying that because of Dany Heatley players shouldn't drive, either.

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http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/214876.html
A little traduction of the important part if you don t understand french :

kovalev had to answer a couple of questions because he s a pilot regarding to the Corey Lidle tragedy
Knowing that no one is safe aginst these kind of things he wanted to be reassuring
"I got my pilot license 9 years ago and i have about 1000 hours of flight, i flyed about 15 different models of planes and helicopters"
Owner of a twin engine Cessna 414, he says he hupdate his knowledge by going to different flying schools.
He said he only got scared once in 9 years
"A tire popped at the landing and the plane became unstable, but i was able to stop it before it got out of the airstrip, we have to react fact in those circumstances. My wife was with me, she didnt had time to realise what was going on"
Kovalev obviously can t flight an airliner, but he said that if the habs plane was in trouble he would take over
His teammates probably hopes that it won t happen

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LOL are you serious

Imagine in the clause in the contract: May not fly his plane in case of death.

lol

hahahahahaha
some times you people say things that are just too funny

Happens to one player in whatever amount of times a player of any sport has died, FORBID IT NOW!!!

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Yeah I caught his Sportsnet interview.
His scariest moment was when his tire burst and his plane was headed off the runway but he saved it.
Kovalev said that it is not in his contract about him being allowed to fly but if he takes a risk it is his own choice.

Good for him, I am sure he is shaken up about the death of his fellow athlete!

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LOL are you serious

Imagine in the clause in the contract: May not fly his plane in case of death.

lol

hahahahahaha
some times you people say things that are just too funny

Happens to one player in whatever amount of times a player of any sport has died, FORBID IT NOW!!!
Lidle's family will likely lose his baseball life insurance benefits because the policy has a special exception for players piloting an aircraft. Standard NFL contract language prohibits players from engaging in dangerous activities, including stuff like riding a motorcyle (see Kellen Winslow's case). Most European pro-soccer contracts also include clause about riding motorcycles and piloting speed boats and aircrafts. You may disagree with my comment, but there is no need to react like a 5 year old.

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YEAH! and the shouldnt be allowed to drive cars either.

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If ever someone gets in a plane crash, like Lidle, I am positive no one will be talking about their playing career. I don't hear anyone saying "It's Lidle's fault for not putting the Yankees first!", and that's the way it should be.

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Maybe the Habs should stop playing road games so they wont have to risk any accidents while traveling. Also all players must now sleep in the dressing room to avoid any more possible danger from traveling to and from the Bell Centre.

Unbelievable.

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Haha whoa now, for a second I thought you implied that he was flying on the ice! I was about to ask which Habs games you were watching!

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I understand what happened in New York was very tragic and sad, but that's a very poor argument.

Kovalev could get hit by a car crossing the street. I highly doubt he does any flying during the season because of a lack of time, but I see no reason to stop him from doing something he loves.

haha, nice avatar.


It's Kovalev's life, he has a license and has a good flight book/record. There is nothing there to make anyone worry. AK didn't rush to get his license, CL did...which is why that happened...dude should have taken the time to learn instead of rushing the hell out of it.

I'm fine with Kovalev flying, he's an experienced pilot.

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