As people have already stated this has been an a heart breaking summer for hockey. So many young guys lost...terrible. I am devasted about Salei, Vasicek and Demitra they were players I really enjoyed watching... Always had Demitra in my hockey pool.
My prayers and thoughts to the friends and families of all those gone this summer. I hope the city of Yaroslavl continues to have hockey.
I wonder if Kovalev is having second thoughts about playing in the KHL.
doesnt he fly his own plane too?
RIP to the passengers and players though... just a couple of days ago i was having a "seinfeld" conversation with someone on how costanza is amazed an "entire team" hasnt been "wiped out" yet with how much professional sports teams fly, and how it got me thinking it could rly happen one day, ..man, just makes me feel terrible
I dont know anyone personally from this tragedy, but my stomach has been in a knot all day.
It's almost incredible this type of thing doesn't happen more often given how much travelling sports teams actually do, but I guess it's a testament to how safe air travel is for the most part. Hopefully more will be done in the future to ensure this type of thing can be avoided whenever possible...