# 63, Forever In Our Hearts.
So far this year, the NHL has lost Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, and Wade Belak. Today, the hockey world suffered a great loss once again. The plane of a KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed, killing 43. Among the people on board were many former NHL players. One player, who will always be special to me, was Josef Vasicek, aka Big Joe. Vasicek played with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2000-2007, earning a Stanley Cup in 2006. As I became a ‘Canes fan, he became one of my favorite players to watch. I would go as far as to say he became a fan favorite for all Caniacs. I ask that you keep all of the families affected in each individual tragedy in your thoughts. Say a prayer, Caniacs.