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Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Hockey World Mourns Another loss


June 7 2012

June 1 1960 - June 6 2012

Hockey fans around the world mourn the loss of Vladimir Yevgenyevich Krutov. Well known to NHL fans as one of the 'KLM' line. The 'KLM'  line was made of outstanding Russian players: Krutov, Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov.

Vladimir (known fondly by many as 'The Tank'), in his hockey career gained 2 Olympic Gold, 2 Olympic Silver Medals (1980, 1984, 1988) along with an amazing collection of 8 Medals: 6 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze at the World Championships. 

Vladimir played with the Vancouver Canucks in 1989 but he battled with weight issues and being homesick for his Mother Russia.

Vladimir died in a Moscow hospital on June 6, 2012 of internal bleeding and liver failure. Sadly, his death came five days after his 52nd birthday.

Наши мысли и молитвы с Крутов семьи в течение этого времени скорбно

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Krutov family during this sorrowful time.

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