Pleiness, Roose: Red Wings prepare for the bright lights of HBO’s 24/7 series

As Ruslan Salei of all people told me, hockey players understand that dealing with the media is part of their job, and as professional athletes, the have to accept a certain level of scrutiny in terms of both what they do on the ice and what they say when cameras and digital sound recorders are pointed at them... But the presence o HBO's 24/7 cameras at Thursday's practice...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: New Horrific Details Surface on Lokomotiv Tragedy

Almost one year ago to the day of the catastrophe, a new report has surfaced regarding the tragedy surrounding the devastating plane crash that claimed the lives of forty-four Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, including notable players in Pavol Demitra, Ruslan Salei, Karlis Skrastins, and a pair of famous coaches in Igor Korolev and Brad McCrimmon. Be warned: It's downright enraging. ...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruslan Salei’s life celebrated with incredible sand art video

Former NHLer Ruslan Salei was one of the victims of the Russian plane crash that killed 44 of the 45 members of the KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, a tragedy that is approaching it’s one year anniversary (September 7). Salei, a defenseman who played from 1996-2011 with the Anaheim Ducks (formerly Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Intent To Know: Ruslan Salei

Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register penned an amazing article about Ruslan Salei's family. It is at times hard to read, but well worth it. Jeff Miller - Her heart goes on
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

A hard but good read about Ruslan Salei’s family

The Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller penned a column about former Anaheim Ducks and Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei, and it’s…It’s a difficult one to read, but it’s worth your time: In one of his last acts on this Earth, Ruslan Salei made out his will. He and Bethann began planning his estate, setting up a trust for the kids. They talked about where he’d be buried...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

We Miss You Rusty

Wednesday night when the Ducks took the ice before facing the Sharks one of the most touching, classy things I have ever seen an organization do happened. In honor of the late Ruslan Salei, the Anaheim Ducks, whom Salei played a majority of his career had one extra skater during the teams warmups and national anthem. Aleksandro SaleiIt produced a picture that no doubt will become...
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

A lengthy look back at the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy

Sportsnet’s Brett Popplewell wrote a massive article revisiting the tragedy in Yaroslavl which took the lives of former Red Wings assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, defenseman Ruslan Salei and scores of NHL and international players whose untimely passings touched everyone in the hockey world. Popplewell’s article is both excellent and incredibly difficult to read, as it should...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Avs Better Halves supporting Lokomotiv families

At tonight’s Avs-Islanders game, the “Avs Better Halves” (player wives, girlfriends) will be selling bracelets around the concourses in support of the families of those who lost husbands and fathers in the terrible Jaroslavl Lokomotiv Russian plane crash that took the lives of former Avs Ruslan Salei and Karlis Skrastins. If you’ve got an extra buck or two, you’ll be giving...
Via All Things Avs
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

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