Krutov the Tank..R.I.P
Today one of the greatest forwards in modern time icehockey passed away. Vladimir Evgenevitch Krutov became 52 years old. We had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions during the making of the documentary; CCCP-Hockey (2004). Vladimir was shy and modest. Talked a lot about his closest ones, his wife and children. Also his team mates from the "Green Line", Igor Larionov, Slava Fetisov, Alex Kasatonov and Sergei Makarov talks about him as their favorite comrade. On the ice he was famous for his non expression face as he scored. Barely lifted his stick 10 cm above the ice as a gesture. That was all.. Outside the rink he spent all his time with his beloved family. The game of icehockey has lost a true legend. R.I.P Vladimir.