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10-13-2008, 03:26 PM
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Has there ever been... (Mod Edit: prevalence of players dying young)

these many young prospects and NHL players die in this short amount of time?

this is absolutely tragic

RIP Alexei

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10-13-2008, 04:41 PM
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Steve Chaisson and Dmitry Tertyshny were killed a couple months apart in 1999, and Stephane Morin died midway through the previous season, so yes it has happened.

In 1986 the Pelle Lindbergh crash, Swift Current bus flip, George Pelawa (Calgary 1986 #1 pick) death, and the death Anatoly Fetisov (Slava Fetisov's younger brother, projected to be a star) all happened inside a year of each other.

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Luc Bourdon
Micky Renaud
Just from this year

Dan Snyder can throw him in there.

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I remember the Dan Snyder death quite well...everyone in Owen Sound does.

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10-13-2008, 07:35 PM
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Michel Briere in 1969. If I remember correctly he was getting married the next summer.

Tim Horton wasnt young, at 44, but he was still an active NHLer when his car crashed.

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It is intriguing how accidents and tragedies often occur in bunches in such a short timeframe (e.g. the deaths of Bourdon, Renaud and Cherepanov).

Slightly off topic, but this reminds me of how the Zednik accident last season was followed within days by two other skate-related incidents (relatively minor, thank Heavens) around the league, and how this sort of thing seemingly never occurred before that week.

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