Rick Rypien Incident(UPD: Suspended 6 Games, Post # 508)
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10-20-2010, 04:49 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Surrey, BC
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I never condoned what Rypien did - In fact I was quite clear on the issue.
Also, You're naive to think that their reseating on the glass was anything but an effort to get them back on TV and show them as victims that had to be moved away from the mean ol' canucks. That and of course to manipulate the NHL into "it wasn't our fault". It was a message and every newscast is showing them sitting there in the front row. It was a message - that you can be sure.
Seriously, Minnesota Wild brass getting on the walkie talkie with security, telling them exactly where to sit the fans, then getting on the horn with the production crew and telling them exactly where said fans are now seated? That would just be the important steps that would have to be taken in order to undertake this "message" that you're so certain that they sent.
But pray tell, why in the world would the Wild have to send a "message" to the league? The fan did not encroach into any unauthorized area, did not try to make contact with the player, and there would be nothing to show what, if anything, the fan said to the player to encourage a violent reaction.
This isn't the fat dude in Philly who fell into the penalty box while reaching for Tie Domi, and it's not the fan in Quebec City jumping onto the ice and attacking the Sabres bench. There's zero reason for the Wild franchise to even have to consider spinning this in some way that would favour them in the eyes of the NHL. In those instances, the fans were going after the players. In this instance, the player went after the fan in an unprovoked reaction due to his own temperment and state of mind.
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