[ESPN NHL Guru] Former Penguins coach killed in car accident

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Hlinka also coached Czechs to '98 goldPRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Ivan Hlinka, a former Pittsburgh Penguins coach who led the Czech Republic to a gold medal at the
1998 Nagano Olympics, died Monday after being injured in a car
crash. He was 54.Hlinka's car collided with a truck late Sunday night near
Karlovy Vary, about 70 miles west of Prague. He was taken to a
hospital, where he died, team spokesman Pavel Barta said."Ivan Hlinka was hospitalized with serious injuries and despite
all efforts he didn't survive,"...

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