The big, if horrific, sports story today is about hockey.  We don’t talk hockey much on here, but we’re huge hockey fans.  The news?  A plane carrying one of Russia’s best hockey teams, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, crashed today, killing 43 of 45 people on board.

Local puckheads will be particularly saddened to hear of the passing of head coach, Brad McCrimmon, an 18-year NHL veteran, and two longtime League vets with local ties: former King and three-time All-Star Pavol Demitra and 10-year Ducks defensive stalwart Ruslan Salei.

Want to know more?  Remarkably good coverage can be found on the NHL’s website.  Other than that, words fail us at the moment.



September 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Hockey, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment