Canucks and Beyond

Torres, Bieksa and Ballard Almost Miss Plane to Nashville

05/02/2011 at 3:55pm EDT

Whoops. From Ian Walker at Postmedia via Global BC:

With their teammates sitting comfortable in their oversized seats and undoubtedly snacking aboard the Vancouver Canucks’ charter plane, off in the distance Kevin Bieksa, Raffi Torres and Keith Ballard could be seen hoofing it double-time through the internationals level at Vancouver International Airport.

The three Canucks were hustling through the airport alongside the day’s other travellers, rather than entering through the cordoned-off area like the players before them.

And they can thank Vancouver’s public transit system for getting them there in the nick of time. Without it, Bieksa, Torres and Ballard would have surely missed the flight to Nashville, where Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series goes Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

Millionaire athletes on the SkyTrain. Only in the NHL.

NHLers taking the SkyTrain? See, they’re just like you! (Well, “you” but wiith $9 million bucks in their combined bank accounts…)

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