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Russian Jet Crashes Carrying Hockey Team

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by George Costanza, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. George Costanza

    George Costanza All Hail the Dragonslayer.

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    It's surprising this has never happened before. Thankfully Jagr is now stateside and Fedorov doesn't play for the team that crashed. The KHL has a bad enough reputation on the ice. Wonder how this will affect NHL players who are thinking of playing across the pond.



    http://news.yahoo.com/russian-ice-hockey-mourning-plane-crash-164142928.html
     
  2. THRILLHO

    THRILLHO Registered User

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    It has happened before. I don't know about hockey, but for other sports.
     
  3. SaltyDelights

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    In Soviet Russia, penalty kill YOU!
     
  4. WhiteHonkyDevil

    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    I wouldn't think it would affect them any more than any other travelers.
     
  5. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    One of the crawls the NHL Network runs is a Twitter feed. There were a few Tweets from a few players commenting on the incident and it was the usual generic bullshit. The phrase "thoughts and prayers" popped in every Tweet that was featured in the aforementioned crawl.
     
  6. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    What are they supposed to say instead? "Oh I didn't know any of those guys, so I don't really care. Gonna watch We Are Marshall now."
     
  7. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    They shouldn't say anything. They probably don't care about it at all (which is perfectly fine).
     
  8. bill333

    bill333 Go Screw!

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    I guarantee they care, even if it's not so much for the players themselves, it's the thought that it could happen to them.
     
  9. George Costanza

    George Costanza All Hail the Dragonslayer.

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    I was thinking the same thing with an 82 game schedule not including preseason and playoffs that is a ton of travel. Lidstrom said something of the same sort when interviewed earlier today.
     
  10. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Former Flyer Brad McCrimmon was head coach of the team... Fucking sucks.
     
  11. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    I'm guessing you've never really been around hockey culture, despite being a fan.
     
  12. Phrunkis

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    I heard, Pavol Demitra and Ruslan Salei are both dead, Demitra's a former Canuck.
     
  13. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    No I haven't but it has more to do with me being unable to understand how people can empathize with other people they don't know just because they both play hockey. I just don't get it. If, as has been theorized, the hockey players that are commenting are reflecting on their own mortality, that's completely understandable.
     
  14. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    You might be taking it a little too literal.
     
  15. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Better?
     
  16. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Well, I wouldn't fly on a Russian-made airliner, for one thing...
     
  17. Poon Slayer

    Poon Slayer Reissued Regret

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    Do you realize the irony of what you've just said paired up with your screen name?
     
  18. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    That's what I mean about you not getting the culture, they all DO know each other. Hockey, especially at the pro level is like one big game of 6 degrees of separation, except it rarely takes 6 degrees before someone knows someone else. The Rangers, Devils and Islanders alone all knew guys that were in that crash. It's like that across the entire league.
     
  19. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Alright, now it makes sense. Still, I would expect something a little more heartfelt than "thoughts and prayers". Maybe they don't write their own Tweets. Maybe they're just not good at communicating. In any case, the Tweets came off like one of the press releases WWE issues after releasing a performer from their contract.
     
  20. whiskeyguy

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    If I see that someone was killed in a logging accident, even if I've never met them, for some reason it hits me a little harder because I work in the industry. That might be a little different than something like hockey, but I could see how the fear of constant travel could be increased when something like this happens.

    There's also the fact that it hits a certain community so much harder. If a random airliner went down, it would affect a bunch of random people and their friends and families. When an entire team dies in an accident, not only do people loose fathers and husbands, but also some of their best friends all at once. A worse example would be if someone's entire extended family was on a plane that went down. Your support system for dealing with the loss would be nonexistent.
     
  21. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Just to give you an example of how fucked up I am, I read that and couldn't even imagine having my extended or even immediate family as a support group to begin with.
     

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