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Brad McCrimmon, a former NHL player, was head coach of the KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team which perished in a plane crash one year ago today.
Brad McCrimmon, a former NHL player, was head coach of the KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team which perished in a plane crash one year ago today.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the terrible plane crash which claimed the lives of the KHL's Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team, so our hockey notes focus not only on the latest news regarding the causes of that accident, but on those family members who are still grieving the lost.

Nashville Predators News

Welcome To My Blog - Nashville Predators
Stu Grimson is glad to be back at the rink full-time, as the team's radio color man. And now, he takes up the keyboard and enters the lowly world of blogging, too.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Hockey’s ‘darkest day’ remembered - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek brings us a look back to that tragic day, through the eyes of Kelly McCrimmon, brother of Lokomotiv head coach Brad.

Pilot documents forged in Russia hockey team crash | Reuters
Now it sounds like the pilot & co-pilot in the Lokomotiv plane crash were flying under false training credentials. Awful, awful stuff.

Spector on KHL: Worth the risk? - sportsnet.ca
The KHL may want to compete with the NHL for the title of world's greatest hockey league, but they have a long ways to go, especially in regards to off-ice matters.

Bettman, Daly and Fehr all plan to decline salary during NHL lockout - The Globe and Mail
A sensible gesture, but somehow I think they'll get by.

Canadian NHL clubs sacrificing revenue - The Globe and Mail
When people complain about some teams showing up on national TV too often, you know you've got some real divisiveness going on.

NHL labour: Ontario government rejects NHL players’ plea for help in talks - thestar.com
Apparently the NHLPA tried to invoke government intervention to help avoid a lockout, but that attempt fizzled.

Shane Doan: Deal in place with Coyotes, waiting on lease agreement to go through | Puck Daddy
Somebody just wake me up when all this is over, m'kay?

Bobby Ryan's Mea Culpa & The Meeting That Never Was - Anaheim Calling
Bobby Ryan has backed off his trade talk from a few months ago, but Jen notes an odd lack of communication between he and Ducks GM Bob Murray.

Lowetide.ca | THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 1
An ambitious historical project, here, which makes for very interesting reading.