|Screenshot from the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv website (translated), Sept. 7, 2011|
Everyone has either read, heard and/or blogged about the tragic news by now: yesterday, an airplane carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team crashed, killing 43 of the 45 passengers on board. The entire Yaroslavl hockey team–save one badly burned player–perished in the crash.
It seemed like this summer could not get any worse for the hockey community, given the accidental death of Derek Boogaard and the suicides of Rick Rypien and Wade Belak.
And then this happens. The darkest day in hockey.
Ten former NHL players were among those who passed away…
Of course we all feel for all the players, team personnel, airplane crew and their families.
|Screenshot from team website, September 8, 2011|