One of the strangest, tragic summer's for losing NHL hockey players. The summer saw the loss of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, and Wade Belak:
NHL, union vow to examine trio of deaths
And today, 7 ex-NHLers perished among 43 people in a plane crash:
Ex-NHL stars, Canadian coach among dead in plane crash - CTV News
One of those 7 ex-NHLers was former Calgary Flames defenceman and assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, who helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1989:
Remembering Brad McCrimmon - Calgary Flames - News
RIP hockey players.