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On top of Wade Belak, Rick Rypien and Derek Boogard dying this past summer, a plane carrying the "Lokomotiv" team from the KHL crashed within 2km of the runway after taking off. There are reports saying there were 37 people on the plane and only 1 of them being able to survive. There are a few ex-NHL'ers on the plane including:

Pavol Demitra, Josef Vacisek, Ruslan Salei, Karel Rachunek, Karlis Skrastins & coach Brad McCrimmon (wings old asst)

This summer sucks for hockey...Thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by yet another tragedy.

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There are a few ex-NHL'ers on the plane including:

Pavol Demitra, Josef Vacisek, Ruslan Salei, Karel Rachunek, Karlis Skrastins & coach Brad McCrimmon (wings old asst)

According to the CBC at 10 AM,,EST... those players were on the team,,,but not necessarily on the plane.

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CBC @ 11 AM,,,,,43 reported killed.

Riley Armstrong ( brother of Colby Armstrong ,,,Leafs) tweeted that even tho he is on the team, he is in NFLD at training camp.

Also,,,from CBC page

"CBC Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman reported that some of the names being speculated about are from an old KHL roster."

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It's also been confirmed that a couple of the kids from the Russian World Junior gold medal team were on that plane and did not make it out alive. Horrible,condolences and prayers to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in that crash.

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It's also been confirmed that a couple of the kids from the Russian World Junior gold medal team were on that plane and did not make it out alive. Horrible,condolences and prayers to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in that crash.

Wow. This is one of the worst tragedies in sports. I can't think of any that comes close in the hockey world. There's going to be good reason for quite a few moments of silence in the first part of the season this year. :(

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Absolutly tragic. RIP.

To be horribly honest, I HATE flying. The most comforting thing I can generally think of, is that -hey, professional sport teams fly nearly every day and you NEVER hear of anything going wrong. There goes that safety thought.

The aviation industry is still 1000s of times safer than travelling by car. The only reason we hear of plane crashes is the large amount of damage done at one moment.

In any case, this is quite the tragedy. I hope the city is able to recover from such a loss.

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This is so sad I really feel for the families,especially of the very young players.It reminds me of the day the Manchester United team died in a plane crash,they were on their way back from a international game for the cup winners cup,I don't remember if they had just got into the finals or the semi's it was a long time ago but I still remember the feeling of shock,that was felt all over the country.

My sympathies are with every one concerned,so sad.

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Terrible news. Terrible tragic summer.

Was at work today,hanging around the TV at noon waiting for Sid's press conference when I heard about this......sad news indeed.

Terrible tragic summer.

Hockey players in note...yes.:(

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Like most have said, this is a terrible tragedy for all the families involved. I think it must also be a shock for some of the North American players like Brent Sopel who are about to start their first season in Russia and must really be asking themselves whether going over there is worth it to them. All else aside, this has been a terrible summer for the NHL but I think it's important to realize that there are tragedies like this that happen in the world more often than we think and people who are taking their own lives or suffering from depression who are not NHL/KHL players. The fact that these are professional hockey players brings this to greater media attention, but there have been equally devastating events affecting people everywhere, and I think it's important to recall that as well.

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Thank you gentlemen for being such shining examples of men. Men who took the reins in there life and let no one stand in the way of their dreams. These guys lived life on their terms. We never know when our time is over but these men represent the few that made the most of what time they had here.

It could have been anyone. It could have been you, me or a plane full of Eskimos and it still would have been just as much a shame. But it is so much more personal when you hear a name that you recognize, you can picture their face in your mind. They never knew who you are. You never met them but you grew up watching them or you watched them grow up.

I wish there was some way I could believe there is a heaven.

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