This is fairly breaking news. A plane carrying 43 players from KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after take-off. The flight was destined for Minsk, where Lokomotiv were scheduled to start the 2011-12 KHL season. Word is, all but 2 on the plane were killed. A team spokesman announced: "We have no team anymore."
Among the dead is former NHL star Pavol Demitra, who played 16 seasons in North America with the Senators, Blues, Kings, Wild, and Canucks.
It's just a terrifyingly random and awful way for so many lives to end.