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Predators’ travel plans might be up in the air

Aug 12, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

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Every professional sports team must deal with the rigors of travel, but the Nashville Predators might face some extra headaches next season.

Duane Marsteller reports that Swift Air LLC, the company the Predators uses, is dealing with “financial and legal problems.” Swift Air has reportedly asked out of its contract with the team.

Those issues could force the Predators to explore “alternate travel options” as the 2012-13 season approaches.

Marsteller passes along what the Predators said in court.

“The status of the debtor’s ability to perform under the contract … is of dire concern,” the Predators said in a court filing last month. “It is critical to know well in advance of the first preseason games whether the debtor will provide reliable transportation for the Predators.”

Bankruptcy courts will reportedly determine if Swift Air will keep the Predators contract on Tuesday. The company covers other pro teams, such as the Boston Celtics.

(H/T to Rotoworld.)

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    The first preseason game might not be until November, so they probably shouldn’t worry too much.

  2. xaf605 - Aug 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    They may not need to travel at all this year so not a big deal

  3. blomfeld - Aug 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Good ! … these wealthy pigs can walk to their games for all I care ! … Bettman, Fehr, the Predators, etc … they’re all scum as far as I’m concerned, the lot of them !

  4. id4joey - Aug 13, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Blomfeld, and you are….. Still dealing with mommy and daddy issues…..

  5. hank10 - Aug 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    Maybe they can hit up Shea Weber for a loan and lease/buy their own plane?

  6. cosmoandmelovepens - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Well I guess that cant buy there own plane, I mean it’s not like they r millionaires

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