Now that we're back from our nearly 3 month hiatus (read: lazy break), we feel as though it's a good time to turn off the abrasive lightheartedness and acknowledge the tragic losses the hockey community has suffered this summer.
Three tough guys losing their lives far before their time and just a few days ago an entire team of players being suddenly taken from us.
There really aren't any words to describe it. Hopefully the rest of the hockey world will band together and play their hearts out in honor of those who can't anymore this year.
We leave you with a couple of links that really pulled at our heartstrings.
Dinamo Minsk's touching tribute to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
An absolutely gutwrenching story about the Skrastins family
(On that last one, unfortunately the author had to remove the story out of respect for the family. The comments still pay tribute to Skrastins, though.)