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I posted this on Twitter, but today is the 20th Anniversary of losing Herb Brooks.

For me it is one of those days where you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Similar to 9/11, 35W, Both Space Shuttle tragedies... Etc.

 

I was driving south on Eden Prairie road just crossing Pioneer Trail as I was heading home from work... I almost went off the road just past that intersection as it was announced on KFAN.

 

Where were you and what were you doing when you heard this terrible news?

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I was very young, I believe I read it in Sports Illustrated the week after it happened.


   
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I was at work and started to see reports/rumors here or POI and on USCHO.
I drive the quite often and think about that day a lot.  ☹ 

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I was driving to meet a client for the first time and was pretty in shock from the news up until the time we met.  He actually could see something was up on my face and asked.  Luckily it turned out he was also a hockey fan and we talked the game for a good 15 minutes before we got down to business. 


   
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I was at work when I heard about it. I always remember when I drive on 35 by where it happened.


   
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20 years... I would've guessed 10.

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I was in school.  

will be driving past the site in a couple hours.  


   
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Which Herb wore it better?


   
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I did not see the little cross/memorial that used to be in the median along I-35.  Not sure if it’s gone, I missed it, it was buried in the tall grass, or it used to be in the section near forest lake that is now a concrete barrier.  ?‍♀️


   
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I read about it when I got home from work, checking the various news sites. The thing that stuck with me was the end of "Miracle" credits:

Dedicated to Herb Brooks who died shortly after principal photography was completed. He never saw it. He lived it.

That...that was 100% heartfelt and paid due respect. 

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I have no idea.  It was sad to lose him early, but he was still an older guy so I didn’t get too bent out of shape over it.


   
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Actually was returning to the cities from up north with the family in the car that same day.  Was caught up in the traffic back up after his accident and did not know what caused it until later in the evening when watching the news.


   
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