There is a pit in the stomach of hockey fans around the world. While those in Russia are suffering the worst tragedy in the history of professional sports directly, hockey is played in some form around the world. Because of this, the hockey world grieves with Russia this week. The game in the KHL will never be the same. Years from now, hockey fans will still be talking about the team that was eliminated from contention by a disaster. Many Fansided writers are taking some time out of their day to pen words of encouragement, sadness, and at the same time hope. Here is a look around the network at the different ways we here at Fansided are paying our respects to the fallen players of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
Michael Lombardi from Ducks Daily talks about how hard a summer it has been on the hockey world.
John Schultz from Blackhawk Up designed a graphic log to pay tribute to the fallen members of the KHL.
Mary O’Malley puts herself in someone else’s shoes while looking at the tragic events on Fire That Cannon.
Monica McAlister is providing constant coverage of the situation on Octopus Thrower.
Jeffrey Chapman at Oil on Whyte put the disaster in to perspective on how it effected his day – and how the game looks trivial in the face of disaster.
Randall Ritchey called the day the Saddest Day in Hockey History on Bleedin’ Blue.
Blades of Teal writer Alex Schirru expresses his sympathy to the families and friends of those killed.
Derek Caron of Causeway Crowd has posted the team picture along with his sentiments not only of the fallen KHL team, but of the three members of the NHL Enforcers club who lost their lives this offseason.
Chris Elardo and Dan Sterlace have both shared their sentiments. Their articles are featured here on Sabrenoise.
Krisitna Kelly of Cardiac Cane reminds us of how beautiful life is.
The Rat Trick reminds the hockey world that Russia is not alone in mourning the loss of these great men.
Steve Ellis expresses his feelings on the events on A Winning Habit.
Dave Friedman calls the day Catastrophic on Pucks and Pitchforks.
This weekend events in New York City were supposed to revolve around the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. On the minds of our New York writers John Panarese of Eyes On Isles and James Wrabel of Blue Line Station are the events of September 11th, as well as the tragedy a world away.
Jared Crozier reports on the initial reports on SenShot.
Myles Robinson mentions the tragedy that hit the hockey world in a post today on Editor In Leaf.
Not every writer wrote a statement, a eulogy, or even reported on the tragic events. It wasn’t necessary. I know many writers who started to write, and ended up rewriting articles multiple times, unable to put to words the feelings that rocked the hockey world.
Join the members of the Fansided NHL Community as well as those worldwide in honoring and remembering these men whose job it was to entertain us in the world of hockey. They were all much to young to have left this earth. At 9 AM EST tomorrow, the members of the Fansided community will hold a moment of silence in remembrance of these men, their families, and their friends.