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Brad McCrimmon Dies in Plane Crash [Ex-Boston Bruins player among 43 killed in Russia]
ESPNBoston.com ^ | September 7, 2011, 2:38 PM ET | ESPNBoston

Posted on 09/07/2011 1:29:51 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

KHL Players Killed In Crash A plane carrying a KHL ice hockey team crashed in western Russia, killing at least 43 people

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: athletes; bradmccrimmon; icehockey; joevasiceck; karpovtsev; khl; nfl; nhl; pavoldemetriev; pavoldemitra; planecrash; ruslansalei; salei; skrastins; sports; suleymanov

1 posted on 09/07/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sad. Lost one of our local Carolina Hurricanes, or ex Hurricanes, Joe Vasiceck in that crash.


2 posted on 09/07/2011 1:31:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: fight_truth_decay

Quite a few people with NHL associations on board that flight.

Pavol Demetriev (formerly w/LA KINGS) also among the dead...


3 posted on 09/07/2011 1:32:07 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve
one player [burned 80% of his body] and crew member survived..continue with the videos following..
4 posted on 09/07/2011 1:35:01 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Very tragic. Prayers going out for all...


5 posted on 09/07/2011 1:44:57 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: fight_truth_decay
McCrimmon's an ex-Wing as well. So was Rusan Salei also on board.

This is the Marshall crash all over again.

6 posted on 09/07/2011 2:05:12 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
A terrible suffering going on here; including the loss of so many. Wondering what happened. Just typical bad Russiam plane; or some bad enemies.
7 posted on 09/07/2011 2:06:42 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: Beaten Valve

Also Ruslan Salei I remember him from the ducks. Terrible. Demitra was a good NHL player for years.


8 posted on 09/07/2011 2:09:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Also killed was Karl Skrastins, defenseman for the Dallas Stars


9 posted on 09/07/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT by KMG365
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To: fight_truth_decay

Assistant coach Alex Karpovtsev played for the 1994 NY Rangers Stanley Cup team. May they all R.I.P.


10 posted on 09/07/2011 2:27:20 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: fight_truth_decay

Wasn’t McCrimmon a Flyer years ago?


11 posted on 09/07/2011 2:31:30 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: cricket
The London Telegraph is reporting:

Russia grounds entire MiG-31 fleet after mystery crash
Russia has grounded its entire fleet of MiG-31 fighter jets after one of the Soviet-era planes crashed in unexplained circumstances on Tuesday morning, killing both pilots.
By Andrew Osborn, Moscow
4:07PM BST 06 Sep 2011

By coincidence, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was due to attend a political forum in nearby Yaroslavl on Thursday so top Kremlin officials were already in the area which is around 150 miles northeast of Moscow. Accident investigators said they were looking into all scenarios but that it was not immediately clear whether the crash was the result of pilot error or technical failure. Although Russia has used some of its windfall oil revenues to buy new Western planes in recent years, hundreds of ageing Soviet-era planes remain in service....the plane involved in Wednesday’s crash had only been flying since 1993.

2 photos of crash

12 posted on 09/07/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Lost two ex-Predators also. So sad.


13 posted on 09/07/2011 2:35:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: fight_truth_decay; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; ..
Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

14 posted on 09/07/2011 2:37:13 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Amberdawn

Yeah.

I think Boston traded him to Philly for G Pete Petters, is memory serves...

CA....


15 posted on 09/07/2011 2:42:24 PM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: Beaten Valve

Twelve current or former NHL players have now died this summer.


16 posted on 09/07/2011 2:47:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: cricket
The league said two people survived the accident — Yaroslavl player Alexander Galimov and one of the stewards, Alexander Sizov. Russia Today, an English-language TV network, reported Galimov was in hospital with burns covering 80 per cent of his body, while other reports said he is in a coma and will need multiple operations.

Doctors told Agence France-Press that there was a third survivor, identified only as “Suleymanov,”[I can find via google a boxer, a footballer, a Consul General etc] but officials say he wasn’t one of the eight cabin members on board nor one of the team.

Some reports said another member of the Lokomotiv, former Detroit Red Wing Ruslan Salei, escaped the tragedy as he had travelled to Minsk earlier, but other reports say he was on board and was killed.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/NHLers+reported+killed+plane+crash/5364518/story.html#ixzz1XIyjTSoT

17 posted on 09/07/2011 2:47:28 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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Lokomotive Yaroslavl ice-hockey team of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) pose for a team photo in this August 21, 2011 handout file photo by the KHL. More Photos IBT

"Yak-42 started the run at 16:00, Moscow time, and a minute later collapsed, looking about ten meters from the ground," Yaroslavl Airport manager Tunoshna Arius Novick added.

Here's the list of the passengers and crew [3rd reported "Suleymanov" survivor not mentioned]

18 posted on 09/07/2011 3:04:22 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: airborne

The Predators have lost 3 former players in the past 2 weeks, all sudden and unexpected. God bless their families and friends.


19 posted on 09/07/2011 3:35:01 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Thanks for link. . .Given life span of air planes; this plane 'may' be exempt from aging fleet' status; but of course, that notwithstanding; 'accidents happen'. Until they know; and allowing that we in turn, will know; will be wondering about this one.
20 posted on 09/07/2011 3:38:43 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: Chances Are

He played a few years in Hartford too, before closing out his playing career in Phoenix.

Such a tragedy.


21 posted on 09/07/2011 3:49:21 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Chances Are

Thanks, how sad. I would have thought that he would be older though.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 3:58:55 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: omega4179
What a tragedy.

I remember Ruslan Salei from the 2003 Anaheim Mighty Ducks team that lost to the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals. He had a game-winning OT goal right off a faceoff in Game 3 to bring Anaheim back into it after they lost the first two games on the road.

He was also one of the two players involved in a comical incident later in Game 6. He got into a shoving match in front of his net with Grant Marshall of the Devils and ended up dumping Marshall to the ice on his knees. Marshall was in an awkward position and could stand right up and go back at him, so he grabbed one of Salei's feet, lifted it up off the ice, and twisted it sideways so Salei lost his balance and tumbled down next to him. LOL.

23 posted on 09/07/2011 6:14:49 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: secret garden

Sad summer for the Wild too, who lost former players Pavol Demitra in the crash and Derek Boogaard to an overdose. Prayers for the families of all those lost.


24 posted on 09/07/2011 8:04:24 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Make that four losses, since one of the players lost played for our minor team, the Milwaukee Admirals, Robert Dietrich. People are just stunned.


25 posted on 09/07/2011 8:24:44 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I remember Vasicek from when I worked for the Hurricanes years ago. He was a really good guy.


26 posted on 09/07/2011 9:03:35 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: cricket
Doctors told Agence France-Press that there was a third survivor, identified only as “Suleymanov"

But who is this survivor.. saw no mention of this person anywhere else.

27 posted on 09/08/2011 6:10:38 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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