The deaths of Rick Rypien, Wade Belak and Derek Boogaard this summer has been tough to take for anyone connected with hockey, but what has happened today is the worst of all. A plane carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv crashed just after take-off today killing 43. Amongst the dead are former NHL'ers Pavol Demitra and Josef Vasicek. The story sadly has a Saskatchewan connection as well as the coach of the team was Saskatoon born Brad McCrimmon.
Words simply can't express the shock and devastation.