|At the scene of the crime|
Though this review fits nicely into the hardboiled theme of my recent reviews, I admit that the recent tragedy in Russia was behind my decision to review this film: a plane carrying the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team crashed, killing 43 people, including several ex-NHLers. I was a fan of several of these players, like Karlis Skrastins and Pavol Demitra. Hearing about this tragedy was a shocking experience- I stared at my computer in disbelief for several minutes and read on in shock. This accident follows three NHL deaths in the last few weeks as Derek Boogard, Rick Rypien, and Wade Belak all tragically passed away. Words cannot express the deep sorrow felt throughout the hockey community- we have lost not only players but wonderful people who were loved by their family, friends, teammates, and fans. I extend my condolences to all those who have been personally touched by this horrible tragedy.