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Sep 7, 2011

For hockey fans, the beginning of a new season is always a joyous time, but with so much sadness infusing the sport this summer, it seems as if it will be hard to muster up the usual enthusiasm. And Wednesday’s news out of Russia that the plane carrying the KHL team Yaroslavl Lokomotiv has crashed, killing almost all of the 45 people on board, is unquestionably the worst news of all.

In the words of Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, it is “the darkest day in the history of our sport.”

Following the earlier body blows caused by the deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak, and the various controversies surrounding them all focusing on depression and addiction, Wednesday’s news feels like a staggering punch.

The KHL is considered the top professional hockey league in Europe and second only to the NHL in the caliber of play and quality of talent. Lokomotiv’s roster was filled with top players from a number of countries, including Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus and Sweden.

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said the plane was carrying 37 passengers and eight crew, and all but two people were immediately killed in the crash. Those two were a flight attendant and player Alexander Galimov, who was in a grave condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. There were conflicting reports about Galimov’s survival. The fate of the flight attendant, Alexander Sizov, was not immediately known. ITAR-TASS reported that the plane collided with a beacon antenna upon takeoff after being unable to gain safe altitude and that it crashed about 500 yards from the runway near the Volga River.

The team was heading to Minsk to play on Thursday against Dinamo Minsk in their opening game of the Kontinental Hockey League season. Lokomotiv press attaché Vladimir Malkov told Sovetsky Sport that the entire roster was on the trip, including four players from their junior team.

Lokomotiv had some names in its organization that are familiar to NHL fans (and the links accompanying each name go to stories that reflect on their lives in the aftermath of Wednesday’s crash), starting with head coach Brad McCrimmon, the former NHL player and long-time assistant coach, most recently for the Red Wings. This was McCrimmon’s first head coaching job, and he was on his way to his first game. His assistants included former NHLers Igor Korolev and Alexander Karpovtsev, who was one of the first four Russians to play on a Stanley Cup team, the 1994 Rangers.

Among the former NHL players listed on the Lokomotiv roster were Pavol Demitra, Ruslan Salei, Karel Rachůnek, Karlis Skrastinš, Josef Vasicek, Alexander Vasyunov, and former draft picks Stefan Liv (Red Wings),  Robert Dietrich (Predators), Jan Marek (Rangers), Vitaly Anikienko (Senators), and Ivan Tkachenko (Blue Jackets). Sergei Ostapchuk played two years in the Quebec Major Junior League.

Many of these men were also stars for their home countries’ national teams. But, of course, the scope of this tragedy extends well beyond North American hockey and even the European hockey community into the lives of the families of all involved, regardless of where they’ve played. In Russia, this is a tragedy on a national scale for a country that has taken a good measure of pride in the rise, albeit unsteady, of the KHL during the last few years.

What this means for the KHL is not yet clear. It is due to open its season tomorrow, and there are reports that, with the exception of the Minsk-Yaroslavl match, the games will be played as scheduled with no music or entertainment during play stoppages. Going forward with the schedule would be a very questionable decision, sure to draw criticism in many quarters. If true, the KHL perhaps believes that postponing the games would be seen as a sign of weakness.

In its first statement on the matter, the league said, “We are only beginning to understand the impact of this tragedy affecting the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl club and the international hockey community. First and foremost, our condolences go out to the families and friends of the players, coaches and staff lost in today’s tragedy.

“We know that there are many in the KHL family who will be grieving with us. As the investigation of this tragedy progresses we will work closely with investigators, government officials, club executives and the Yaroslavl community. We are working to find an appropriate way to honor this club and begin the healing process from the deep loss so many of us feel today.

“We are aware that many of you have questions. This tragedy remains our primary focus. We ask for patience as we find an appropriate way to proceed with the 2011/2012 season. We will continue to communicate our plans as they take shape.”

As for the fate of Lokomotiv, professional sports leagues generally do have regulations about how to contend with these situations — for example, reassigning a few players in a “draft” from each of the remaining teams to reform the stricken team – but what provisions the KHL has in place are not yet known.

KHL president Alexander Medvedev was attending the season’s first match in Ufa between last year’s KHL championship finalists, Salavat Yulaev, and visitors Atlant Moscow. He stopped the game in the first period to inform the crowd of the crash, and the rest of the match was eventually canceled, prompting applause from the saddened spectators (video). who also observed a moment of silence in memory of the Yaroslavl team. Medvedev said in his remarks, “I want to assure you that we will do everything we can to continue the highest level of hockey in Yaroslavl. The Lokomotiv club has been one of the strongest in the KHL.”

Players on the Salavat Yulaev and Atlant teams were reportedly in tears in their dressing rooms. Alex Kovalev, the former NHLer, told reporters, “I cannot talk. I had so many friends on that plane. Korolev. Karpovtsev, who I won the Stanley Cup with.”

In his statement, Fasel said, “Despite the substantial air travel of professional hockey teams, our sport has been spared from tragic traffic accidents. But only until now. This is the darkest day in the history of our sport. This is not only a Russian tragedy, the Lokomotiv roster included players and coaches from ten nations.”

In Pittsburgh, Penguins GM Ray Shero opened the press conference updating Sidney Crosby’s recovery from a concussion by extending the condolences of his team and the entire NHL to the families of the victims.

Adam Proteau, the fine writer for The Hockey News, was scheduled to interview Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on Wednesday morning, and when he told Toews of the crash, Proteau tweeted, Toews eyes widened in disbelief and he said, “This is the worst summer ever for hockey.”

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from:  http://nhl-red-light.si.com/2011/09/07/khl-crash-darkens-hockeys-grim-summer/?hpt=hp_t1

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Byron Brad McCrimmon was born on March 29th, 1959 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_McCrimmon

March 29th, 1959

March 29th

3 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = his personal year (from March 29th, 2011 to March 28th, 2012) = Crushing.

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = his personal month (from August 29th, 2011 to September 28th, 2011) = It is what it is.

44 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Fatal.  Fatality.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Brad McCrimmon

2914 433994465        63

 

his path of destiny = Tragic.  Tragedy.

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Stefan Patryk Liv was born on December 21st, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Liv

December 21st, 1980

12 + 21 +1+9+8+0 = 51 = his life lesson = Fatal.  Fatality.

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December 21st, 1980

December 21st

12 + 21 +2+0+1+0 = 36 = his personal year (from December 21st, 2010 to December 20th, 2011) = Crushing.

[When his number (36 (his path of destiny for his common name (sum of the letters for Stefan Liv))) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.  So unfortunately this was his year.]

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = his personal month (from August 21st, 2011 to September 20th, 2011) = It is what it is.

44 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Fatal.  Fatality.

[Numerologically a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Stefan Liv was born on December 21st, 1980.

When his number (51 (12 + 21 +1+9+8+0 = 51 = his life lesson number)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience .  So unfortunately this was his day.]

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Stefan Liv

125615 394        36

 

his path of destiny = 36 = Crushing.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Stefan Patryk Liv

125615 712972 394       64

 

his path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.

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Josef Vašíček was born on September 12th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Va%C5%A1%C3%AD%C4%8Dek

September 12th, 1980

9 + 12 +1+9+8+0 = 39 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Charming.  A nice guy.

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September 12th, 1980

September 12th

9 + 12 +2+0+1+0 = 24 = his personal year (from September 12th, 2010 to September 11th, 2011) = Russia.  Moscow.

24 year + 8 (August) = 32 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2011) = #1.  The best.

32 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 39 = his personal day = A nice guy.

[Numerologically a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Josef Vašíček was born on September 12th, 1980.

When his number (39 (9 + 12 +1+9+8+0 = 39 = his life lesson number)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience .  So unfortunately this was his day.]

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Jan Marek was born on December 31st, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Marek_(ice_hockey_b._1979)

December 31st, 1979

December 31st

12 + 31 +2+0+1+0 = 46 = his personal year (from December 31st, 2010 to December 30th, 2011) = Historic.  Monumental.

46 year + 8 (August) = 54 = his personal month (from August 31st, 2011 to September 30th, 2011) = Who knows?  Your guess is as good as mine.  It’s anyone’s guess.  Mind boggling.

54 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 61 = his personal day = Plane fell/dropped from the sky.

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Pavol Demitra was born on November 29th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavol_Demitra

November 29th, 1974

November 29th

11 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 43 = his personal year (from November 29th, 2010 to November 28th, 2011) = With his friends.  Part of the group.

43 year + 8 (August) = 51 = his personal month (from August 29th, 2011 to September 28th, 2011) = Fatal.  Fatality.

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Karel Rachůnek was born on August 27th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Rach%C5%AFnek

August 27th, 1979

August 27th

8 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 39 = his personal year (from August 27th, 2011) = A nice guy.

39 year + 8 (August) = 47 = his personal month (from August 27th, 2011 to September 26th, 2011) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.

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Kārlis Skrastiņš was born on July 9th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%81rlis_Skrasti%C5%86%C5%A1

July 9th, 1974

7 + 9 +1+9+7+4 = 37 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.

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Ruslan Salei was born on November 2nd, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruslan_Salei

November 2nd, 1974

11 + 2 +1+9+7+4 = 34 = his life lesson = Plane crash.

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November 2nd, 1974

November 2nd

11 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from November 2nd, 2010 to November 1st, 2011) = Unexpected.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.

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Vitali Anikienko was born on January 2nd, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitali_Anikienko

January 2nd, 1987

January 2nd

1 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 7 = his personal year (from January 2nd, 2011 to January 1st, 2012) = Stoic.

7 year + 9 (September) = 16 = his personal month (from September 2nd, 2011 to October 1st, 2011) = Unexpected.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.

16 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 23 = his personal day = Athlete.

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Mikhail Balandin was born on July 27th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Balandin

July 27th, 1980

July 27th

7 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 38 = his personal year (from July 27th, 2011 to July 26th, 2012) = Take care.

38 year + 8 (August) = 46 = his personal month (from August 27th, 2011 to September 26th, 2011) = Historic.  Monumental.

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Gennady Churilov was born on May 5th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gennady_Churilov

May 5th, 1987

5 + 5 +1+9+8+7 = 35 = his life lesson = Without warning.

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Robert Dietrich was born on July 25th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dietrich_(ice_hockey)

July 25th, 1986

July 25th

7 + 25 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = his personal year (from July 25th, 2011 to July 24th, 2012) = Crushing.

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = his personal month (from August 25th, 2011 to September 24th, 2011) = It is what it is.

44 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Fatal.  Fatality.

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Undated handout picture shows Marat Kalimullin of KHL Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv

Marat Kalimulin was born on August 20th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marat_Kalimulin

August 20th, 1988

August 20th

8 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = his personal year (from August 20th, 2011 to August 19th, 2012) = #1.  The best.

32 year + 8 (August) = 40 = his personal month (from August 20th, 2011 to September 19th, 2011) = Community.

40 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.

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Alexander Kalyanin was born on September 24th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Kalyanin

September 24th, 1987

September 24th

9 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 36 = his personal year (from September 24th, 2010 to September 23rd, 2011) = Crushing.

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = his personal month (from August 24th, 2011 to September 23rd, 2011) = It is what it is.

44 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Fatal.  Fatality.

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Andrei Kiryukhin was born on August 4th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Kiryukhin

August 4th, 1987

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2011 to August 3rd, 2012) = Unexpected.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.

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Nikita Klyukin was born on November 10th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Klyukin

November 10th, 1989

11 + 10 +1+9+8+9 = 48 = his life lesson = Remembrance.

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November 10th, 1989

November 10th

11 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 24 = his personal year (from November 10th, 2010 to November 9th, 2011) = Russia.  Moscow.

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Sergei Ostapchuk was born on March 3rd, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Ostapchuk

March 3rd, 1990

3 + 3 +1+9+9+0 = 25 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Movement.  On the go.  On the move.  Not in one place for long.

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March 3rd, 1990

March 3rd

3 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = his personal year (from March 3rd, 2011 to March 2nd, 2012) = Random.

10 year + 9 (September) = 19 = his personal month (from September 3rd, 2011 to October 2nd, 2011) = Accomplished in life.

19 month + 7 (7th of the month on Wednesday September 7th, 2011) = 26 = his personal day = Headlines.  In the news.

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