Monday, August 11, 2003

Herb Brooks 1937-2003

The Associated Press and NHL.com reports that legendary coach Herb Brooks was killed in a car accident in his home state of Minnesota today.

The entire hockey world is both shocked and saddened to learn the news. Mr. Brooks was the head coach for several NHL teams including the North Stars, Rangers, Devils, Penguins (funny how NHL.com article omitted that fact from the list) and was also the head coach for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team when they won the Gold Medal. He was currently the scouting coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

No doubt, the NHL will honor this man with memorial patches. Expect the Penguins to have one night of tribute for opening night.

Herb Brooks was 66 years young. He will be missed.
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