Thousands of people attended the funeral for Alexei Cherepanov on Wednesday in Russia. The 19-year-old Rangers prospect -- and 2007 first-round pick -- died during a Kontinental Hockey League game. His death continues to raise questions. Should he have been playing with chronic ischemia? If it wasn't detected, why not? Did paramedics handle the situation properly? As always, plenty of tests will be made before everything is sorted out. The NY Times Slap Shot blog has an excerpt of an interview with a doctor that tried to revive Cherepanov, including whether or not he was alive when brought into the locker room, "We asked him to blink. And he did it! Several times his heart and respiration started. But he was breathing independently for not more than five seconds."