Even if you don't remember the Russian Penguins, this article is an incredible recap from a PBS interview. [ Third String Goalie ]
The interview subject is Stephen Warshaw. Warshaw was set over to Russia by the Penguins to help build up the Russian team.
Well, it was frightening, in about a six month period, a player was killed on our team, Alexander Osache, who was a San Jose Sharks pick. The team assistant coach, Vladimir Bouvich, was killed. And our team photographer Felix Oliviov, were all killed. Two of them gunned down Mafia-style, five bullets to the head in front of their wives. The player, we're still not sure how he died. He died in his room, in his apartment . . .