It wasnt exactly planes, trains, and automobiles, but it wasnt that far off, either.
This is the tale of Dalton Prout and his journey from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Chicago to join the Columbus Blue Jackets for their game last Friday against the Blackhawks.
Prout was told he was being called up to the Blue Jackets around 1:30 Friday afternoon. His opportunity arose when Columbus defenseman John Moore was injured in the teams game-day skate. Flight arrangements were quickly made, and Prout was scheduled to fly out at 4:30. His girlfriend, who had just arrived in Springfield for a visit, drove him to the airport in nearby Hartford, Connecticut. So far, so good, until his plane parked at the wrong gate on its incoming flight to Hartford.
The wayward jet had to do a lap around the airport and pull into the correct gate, so the departure time was changed from 4:30 to 4:50. Frequent fliers know full well those new departure times are kind of like most of life, subject to change. Pro...