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Q: What happens to the plane that the Stars and Rangers shared, now that the Rangers have been sold?
HEIKA: This has been one of the more asked questions this summer. There will be a lot of accounting that will have to be done, but both teams plan to use the plane in the same manner going forward. They will share it and work out any conflicts with additional charter services.
I believe the lease is held by Hicks Sports Group, but I think that the best thing for the teams and the leasing company is to come up with some kind of agreement and compromise. After all, the plane is painted with both logos and the two teams seem to work well together, so it makes sense.
As for now, the plan has always been that while the Stars and Rangers share the plane, a team in the playoffs gets priority in usage, so that rule will be in effect this fall with the Rangers expected to be in the post-season. But they will have to share, and I know that's how the Stars are using the plane to handle the very tricky travel to Prince Edward Island and back for a three-day training camp (Sept. 18-20) that is followed by the start of the pre-season schedule Sept. 21 at American Airlines Center.
That's where we are now. We'll see how it is handled once the Stars are sold.