Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov dies

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I don't care who you are, if you love the sport of hockey, this is indeed tragic. And even if this kid were not a hockey player, it's still a sad thing for one so young to be cut down before he'd even hit the prime of his life.

Reports differ as to what actually happened, and it may take a few days to sort things out. The Pensblog has a YouTube of the trainers and staff trying to revive him, it's just heartbreaking to watch.

TSN.com has a rather interesting article about a Russian lawmaker saying there will be an investigation, looking for negligence on the part of paramedics. You can read that here.

With that said, Alexei's family and friends are in the prayers of all us hockey fans, regardless of who our favorite team is.

1 comment:

JH29 said...

I love your title pictures btw.
The Cherepanov and Bourdon accidents are tragic, for their families and the NHL. The question is whether these accidents can be prevented in the future. Maybe better testing on the NHL's part for the Cherepanov situation and educating the players (youngsters) on dangerous activities such as motorcycle etc... Just seems like more should/can be done to prevent tragedies like these from occuring in the future.... and it is ridiculous how the Rangers are seeking another pick to replace Cherepanov. My thoughts. http://jib-sports-culture.blogspot.com/2008/11/tragedy-for-promising-rookies.html