RIP Ruslan Salei (1974-2011)

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  1. Mooseduck

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    Ruslan Salei (1974-2011)
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    With heavy heart I offer my condolences to the family, friends and fans of Ruslan Salei and those in the Lokomotiv organization.
    Both the Ducks family and myself have lost a true friend today. The Honda Center will forever be known as the "House that Rusty built".

    Rest in peace.
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    Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's plane has crashed and no players survived. Ruslan Salei was most likely on board...

    Roster
    G Liv Stefan
    G Vyukhin Alexander
    D Trakhanov Pavel
    D Rachunek Karel
    D Dietrich Robert
    D Salei Ruslan
    D Skrastins Karlis
    D Balandin Mikhail
    D Anikeenko Vitaly
    D Kalimulin Marat
    D Urychev Yuri
    F Galimov Alexander
    F Sobchenko Daniil
    F Marek Jan
    F Tkachenko Ivan
    F Vasyunov Alexander
    F Churilov Gennady
    F Klyukin Nikita
    F Kalyanin Alexander
    F Ostapchuk Sergei
    F Demitra Pavol
    F Vasicek Josef
    F Kiryukhin Andrei

    Coaching staff
    Brad McCrimmon
    Valtonen Jorma
    Karpovtsev Alexander
    Korolev Igor

    Rest in peace Rusty and everyone else. Thoughts to your families. There are no words to describe my feelings right now, so I'm not going to try. :(
     
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    Worst off season ever :shakehead
     
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    RIP.

    One survivor was a crew member.
     
  5. mightyquack

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    Was reading a translated Russian article and apparently the opening game of the season for the KHL will still go on. Hopefully that is just a mis translation.
     
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    Wow, that's terrible
     
  7. JabbaJabba

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    That's just sad news. I have been thinking about the possibility of this happening ever since I read Selänne's blog post about his fear of flying and that their airplane flies no matter what the weather is.
     
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    A poster on the main board said Salei wasn't on the plain, although I dunno what source he has.

    Lets hope not.
     
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    Fingers crossed
     
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    man i hope rusty wasn't on the plane. i had the chance to help him once at my store and he seemed like a chill guy.
     
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    Very sad day for every hockey fan. :(


    @SlavaMalamud

     
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    :cry:

    Loved Rusty, going to be an emotional home opener :(
     
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    This is terrible news. Very sad about Ruslan reportedly being on the plane -- One of the all time great Ducks. RIP
     
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    No Duck should wear #24 in a while, if ever.
     
  16. BraveSirRobin

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    Terrible, terrible news to see :( Too many players have died this offseason, way too many. I really liked Salei, I met him when I was about 13, super nice guy.

    Seriously, this has to be one of the worst offseasons on record.
     
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    Is Rusty the first Ducks player to die?
     
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    R.I.P Rusty absolute tragedy sympathies to all the family and friends and fans of the whole Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team sad day.
     
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    Nathan Marsters, former Ducks prospect who played in the AHL in 05/06 and 06/07, died in a car accident a couple of years ago.
     
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    Ok.

    What a depressing day.
     
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    RIP to all those who died..
     
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    What a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones.

    Does anyone have a good resolution pic of Salei celebrating after putting in that OT goal some years back? I'd like to make a tribute poster if possible.
     
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    only one i could find.
     
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    RIP Rusty Salei. Great D-man, Great Person.
     
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    Was hoping he would sign here in the offseason. This makes it even worst. I hope the organization honors his memory with a patch on their jerseys this year.
     

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