For my art final, I decided to paint a memorial piece in honor of Derek Boogaard, Alexei Cherepanov, Tom Cavanagh, Rick Rypien, and all those members of Lokomotiv that lost their lives.
I apologize for not having a better picture, but the paper I used is almost four feet tall—a little bit big to scan at home.
At the very bottom of the picture is a list of the deceased, the year they were born, and the year they passed on.
If I made some gigantic error in spelling that I was too ignorant in my knowledge of Russian and Lokomotiv to catch, please send me a message—I still have all the paint and tools that I need to correct it.
Tom Cavanagh was used as a center piece, hugged by an ambiguous figure that represents anyone and everyone affected by his passing. All of these men have impacted countless lives on and off the ice.
Boys, we all love you and we miss you. Wherever you are, I wish you well.
I can’t believe it’s been two years since the passing of Lokomotiv and various members of the team staff. Rest in peace.