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Amazing tribute to Pavol Demitra

Colin Peterson (@ColinPeterson11) Aug. 24, 2014 2:26 PM
One of the coolest things about how far-reaching sports are is the way they affect people.

Czechoslovakian-born Pavol Demitra played 16 seasons in the NHL and his best were while a member of the St. Louis Blues. The love for him in his homeland, now know as Slovakia, is astonishing. Demitra was a passenger on the plane crash that claimed the lives of the Lokomotiv team and coaching staff in 2011. Yesterday a St. Louis Blues Alumni team played an exhibition game against the Slovak Stars in Bratislava. At the 38th minute (Demitra's number) the fans and teams took part in this amazing tribute to their countryman and teammate: