Thursday, October 13, 2011

San Jose Sharks' Lokomotiv Tribute Decals

As the venerable David Pollak reported today on Working the Corners, the San Jose Sharks will be wearing decals on their helmets this season honoring the 44 people killed last month in the Russian plane crash that wiped out the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL team, including San Jose prospect Daniil Sobchenko.

I noticed the decal on Brent Burns' helmet during the home opener, since I was much, much closer than my usual last-row-of-the-upper-deck seats (thanks Bill). Here's a less-than-in-focus picture, but you get the idea. The letters are Cyrillic (Russian).

It's a nice touch. I'd buy a few to help support the families of those killed - please leave a URL in the comments if you know of a website offering them, provided the money goes their way.

By the way, on the opposite side of the back of the helmet is a Hockey Fights Cancer decal.

Go Sharks, and rest in peace, Lokomotiv.

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