Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tyler Bozak Afraid to Fly

In Tuesday's Toronto Star, there was an article about Tyler Bozak and his fear of scoring flying.

Bozak says the fear doesn’t affect his game, because the team travels the night before it plays and he’s able to calm down.

From the Star:
He can’t quite put his finger on how or why he fears it.

“I get sweaty,” said Bozak. “In my mind I still don’t see how it all works. All that weight floating through the air. Just doesn’t sound right.”

His teammates rib him about it, saying things like “that doesn’t sound right” as the plane takes off, just to get a reaction from him.
I love that his teammates take shots at him and try and get him going. I can remember doing that with my brother on his first flight and telling him that you have to lean with the plane when it turns or we could do a tailspin and crash, just like Goose in Top Gun.

I don't really think anyone likes to fly (although it looks like Sidney Crosby does). It takes forever to even get on a plane at the airport these days and being in a tight area with a lot of people can't be fun. I agree with Bozak though, all that weight flying around up there just doesn't seem right. Part of being a professional athlete is flying around to games, I guess Bozak could always take the bus with Brian Burke though.

This week the Leafs are jetting around the West Coast. Let's hope for some wins and no turbulence.


  1. NHL Teams Aircraft

    You can track NHL team aircraft flight paths via FlightAware - Free Flight Tracker - IFR Flight Status, Tracking, History, Maps

    To view select Flight/Tail #

    Type the N number of the aircraft and you'll be able to watch their travels.

    Team Aircraft

    Dallas Stars N757SS
    Detroit Red Wings = N682RW
    Columbus Blue Jackets = N697BJ
    New Jersey Devils = N615PA
    St.Louis Blues = BSK696
    San Jose Sharks = SGB42

    "I remember Keeks telling me that the Leafs have their own plane specially chartered through Air Canada. It's apparently very well appointed with gourmet meals served, massage tables etc. Only the absolute best flight attendants compete for the job on the plane so everything is top notch... "


  2. Leafs fly with Air Canada Jetz

  3. Leafs plane to Calgary

    ACA7045 Arrived Tue 11:44PM MST Wed 12:16AM MST Air Canada Airbus A320


    Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
    2010-Dec-14 A320/Q Edmonton Int'l (CYEG) Calgary Int'l (CYYC) 11:44PM MST 12:16AM MST (+1) 0:32
    2010-Dec-08 A320/Q Pittsburgh Intl (KPIT) Toronto Pearson Int'l (CYYZ) 11:25PM EST 12:05AM EST (+1) 0:40
    2010-Dec-05 A320/Q Toronto Pearson Int'l (CYYZ) Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD) 03:32PM EST 04:26PM EST 0:54

    Checks out checked there schedule and the planes activity... Now we can foll ow the leafs in the air!!

  5. Plane Stalker

    Go Leafs Go


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