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09-08-2011, 01:31 PM
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This is a terrible tragedy. Hopefully it will draw attention to the state of commercial aviation in Russia, so some good could come of it.

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09-08-2011, 03:00 PM
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Not sure what you mean Husker by the little coverage sentence. This news was front page on CNN, Foxnews, and a lot of other online news sites. It may not have been ESPN's "featured story" but that is only reserved for Football and occasionally Baseball.

I was rather surprised, and I hate to use the word surprised as this shouldn't have happened to begin with, by HOW MUCH coverage it received by all the news outlets.
Considering this is one of the largest losses of life in sports history, this should have been all over ESPN, FSN, etc. Just an occasional quick blip about it didn't seem like enough to me.

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09-08-2011, 03:01 PM
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i almost cried when i herd about this...salei just had a baby born this past spring too...god help the families and friends of the fallen ..may the victims R.I.P .

thoughts go out to the fans of the team and the individual players as well. could you imagine losing your entire team in one tragic moment like that.
I truly hope this is the end of all the tragedies for a long time ..its been such a horrific summer.

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09-08-2011, 08:06 PM
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This reporter loses it mid-telecast.



I'm trying to think of a person who you could compare him to in North America. It's difficult because not everyone is a sports fan here. Everyone knew Palo. He was a superstar.

Best I can think of is someone like Oprah. Think of the impact of her tragically passing in America. That's what it's like right now.

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09-08-2011, 08:15 PM
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It is a terrible tragedy, even if I don't think highly of the KHL.

It's been such a brutal year for hockey, so many lives lost.

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09-08-2011, 08:20 PM
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This reporter loses it mid-telecast.



I'm trying to think of a person who you could compare him to in North America. It's difficult because not everyone is a sports fan here. Everyone knew Palo. He was a superstar.

Best I can think of is someone like Oprah. Think of the impact of her tragically passing in America. That's what it's like right now.


JFK, Ronald Reagan, or Princess Diana maybe a better example?

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09-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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JFK, Ronald Reagan, or Princess Diana maybe a better example?
I don't like to compare to political figures because roughly half of the population didn't like enough to vote for them.

Princess Di would be good. But then again she married into it and becomes instant overnight. Palo built his reputation over many years.

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09-08-2011, 08:45 PM
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This is a such a tragedy...horrible horrible news.

Reminds me so much of the Marshall University tragedy...

Godspeed Gentlemen.

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I don't like to compare to political figures because roughly half of the population didn't like enough to vote for them.

Princess Di would be good. But then again she married into it and becomes instant overnight. Palo built his reputation over many years.
Michael Jackson?

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09-08-2011, 09:16 PM
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Michael Jackson?
Lotsa people hate him, though. I guess that's the same with Oprah, really.

I really can't think of anyone who is universally liked in the United States.

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09-08-2011, 09:28 PM
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Nobody is universally liked in the US. The closest person would probably be Jordan. Everyone knows him, and he's generally well liked. If he died during his career, I could see the entire US being pretty torn up about it. Even if you don't follow basketball, you know how much of a legend Jordan is and respect his ability. He sort of transcended the sport.

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09-12-2011, 08:53 AM
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Galimov died from his injuries.

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-russia-crash

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09-12-2011, 11:43 AM
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Sorry if im out of line here, but that may have been the best thing for him. I hate when people have to suffer.

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Sorry if im out of line here, but that may have been the best thing for him. I hate when people have to suffer.
He had 3rd degree burns over 80% of his body, and 90% of his body sustained some sort of burn. I'm not sure what quality of life someone can have after sustaining that sort of injury. People in that situation are fairly unlikely to survive.

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Exactly. I heard his lungs were burnt badly, so im assuming he would have had to use some sort of breathing assistant for the rest of his life?

Its a shame he couldnt tell his tale of what happened, but at least his physical and mental suffering are over.

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Sorry if im out of line here, but that may have been the best thing for him. I hate when people have to suffer.
No. I completely agree with that. He's in a better place now.

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09-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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Sorry if im out of line here, but that may have been the best thing for him. I hate when people have to suffer.
Agreed completely.

Living after those sorts of injuries, with that sort of inevitable mental trauma...that's not living. That's hell.

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Sad to hear, but he'll never feel pain anymore where he's at now. Cruel but better than a life of it. Best wishes and prayers to his family/friends.

RIP.

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Sorry if im out of line here, but that may have been the best thing for him. I hate when people have to suffer.
Ya, Sometimes its better to just let go then live in agony. Now he can R.I.P.

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I know it was selfish of me...but man I was praying for the kid. I wanted him to be OK, even though it never really would be. At least he got to say goodbye to his Dad. Such a fighter though. He walked out of the friggin wreckage and was communicating to people. I think I might pick up a Galimov jersey if I can find one.

This whole thing has hit me rediculously hard. I really wish the Pens would wear a patch or have something painted on the ice to commemorate them, although I know we probably won't... The NHL will probably act like it never happened, which is a shame.

R.I.P. everyone.


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09-13-2011, 10:15 AM
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I know it was selfish of me...but man I was praying for the kid. I wanted him to be OK, even though it never really would be. At least he got to say goodbye to his Dad. Such a fighter though. He walked out of the friggin wreckage and was communicating to people. I think I might pick up a Galimov jersey if I can find one.

This whole thing has hit me rediculously hard. I really wish the Pens would wear a patch or have something painted on the ice to commemorate them, although I know we probably won't... The NHL will probably act like it never happened, which is a shame.

R.I.P. everyone.
There were several players on the plane with NHL experience. I doubt their former teammates will act like it never happened. Those teams will probably have some sort of commemorative patch.

You're right that the Penguins probably won't do anything. None of the players were affiliated with the Pens.

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I think if the NHL wanted to get it right, they would have all the teams wear a small patch with logo on it.

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I know it was selfish of me...but man I was praying for the kid. I wanted him to be OK, even though it never really would be. At least he got to say goodbye to his Dad. Such a fighter though. He walked out of the friggin wreckage and was communicating to people. I think I might pick up a Galimov jersey if I can find one.

This whole thing has hit me rediculously hard. I really wish the Pens would wear a patch or have something painted on the ice to commemorate them, although I know we probably won't... The NHL will probably act like it never happened, which is a shame.

R.I.P. everyone.
I don't think it's selfish: life is always preferable to death, no matter how hard that life is. Death will come to us all, eventually - and it lasts for all eternity. For the short time we are alive, we should cherish all that it has to offer us.

However, we don't get to pick and choose these things.

RIP Alexander Galimov. He is definitely in a better place.

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RIP to all involved. I agree it's better he died then lived, quality of life suffering is not worth it. But it sucks to die, because once you die, you are nothing.

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