It’s the one year anniversary of the crash that took 44 lives and decimated the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv KHL hockey team. The Blues were unfortunate to lose two of their number 38s: Igor Korolev and Pavol Demitra. SB Nation St. Louis has re-published their Demitra retrospective, and ESPN’s Scott Burnside has written a tremendous Blues-centered piece that focuses on the loss of Demitra.
It’s important that we take a moment out of our day to not only remember those lost, but also their families, friends, and former teammates. The Blues are a better team for having Korolev and Demitra as part of their ranks, and the hockey world is lesser for having lost so many members of its family one year ago.