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10-21-2010, 09:10 AM
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I think his best bet is to sue the Arena for not having a barrier that would have prevented this type of thing. It's pretty clear it's a cash grab, but unfortunately that's the society we live in.

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10-21-2010, 09:11 AM
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If I were in his position, I'd threaten legal action and then go for a settlement.

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10-21-2010, 09:20 AM
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I think his best bet is to sue the Arena for not having a barrier that would have prevented this type of thing. It's pretty clear it's a cash grab, but unfortunately that's the society we live in.
Which would lead to a ****** new barrier in all of the arenas.

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10-21-2010, 09:24 AM
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Except in real life you can't hit people either. I'm sure it feels nice to be the tough guy and think you are the man, but really, the other guy is going to laugh all the way to the courtroom (and bank). Simple as that.

Does the internet pick on you so much you want to hit people?
In real life if you taunt someone there is a distinct possibility that you could get a whoopin'. I want to hit you upside the head for being so naive.

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10-21-2010, 09:32 AM
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In real life if you taunt someone there is a distinct possibility that you could get a whoopin'. I want to hit you upside the head for being so naive.
And if you hit someone there is a distinct possibility you get nailed for it.

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10-21-2010, 09:36 AM
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I think his best bet is to sue the Arena for not having a barrier that would have prevented this type of thing. It's pretty clear it's a cash grab, but unfortunately that's the society we live in.
Which is why he should get nothing. You open your mouth and you deserve what you get.

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10-21-2010, 09:36 AM
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And if you hit someone there is a distinct possibility you get nailed for it.
He didn't hit him. He tugged at his shirt. If he's going to get money from this in legal action the NHL should appoint someone to actually hit him.

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10-21-2010, 09:38 AM
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Which would lead to a ****** new barrier in all of the arenas.
They already have them. They're retractable and are supposed to come out any time a player goes up and down the tunnel. The arena operators just need to get their **** together.

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10-21-2010, 09:38 AM
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And if you hit someone there is a distinct possibility you get nailed for it.
99% of the time if one individual taunts another and a fight breaks out, one dude hits another, there is no lawsuit. The fact that this is a sitution where there is easy money it makes it OK to sue. Lawsuits are the demise of society and people who open their mouth and act like dinks deserve a good shot in the chops. In this incident all he did was grab a shirt. The wussification of America ladies and gents.

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10-21-2010, 09:49 AM
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Legal action? Don't talk about...Legal action? You kiddin' me? Legal action?
He got his feelings hurt after acting tough with an NHL athlete....boofrggin'hoo, here is a dollar, go find someone who cares.

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10-21-2010, 09:56 AM
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This guy's a *****. He might have a point and, legally, a case, but it's really just a waste of time and assets for everyone but this doucher.

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10-21-2010, 09:57 AM
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If Canadian laws allowed it then yes and 95% of the people here would too if they had the chance. It's easy to say no when it's not real.

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10-21-2010, 10:02 AM
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From this:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opi...105418468.html

Sounds like he reached over the penalty box after a fight and grabbed a fan. Stupid move, gotta keep your composure. Definitely suspension worthy according to rules. But to sue the team or arena? Come on, man up, pansy.

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10-21-2010, 10:03 AM
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This guy's a *****. He might have a point and, legally, a case, but it's really just a waste of time and assets for everyone but this doucher.
That's the other thing that annoys me. I hope at least the Wild come up with a settlement outside the court. This should never go to court, it's a waste of time.

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10-21-2010, 10:13 AM
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The definition of assault is pretty vague. If you look up the technical version of assault, Rypien did assault this guy. As lame as it is, and as much as the fan is a wimp he actually has a case. I'm sure all he will want is a settlement. You must ask yourself, if you had the opportunity to make a boatload of cash at the risk of being called a pansy, would you do it?

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10-21-2010, 10:19 AM
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I would without a doubt milk that cash cow for all its worth.
Ding, ding, ding. The winner.

Guy is on camera clapping at a player being ejected, than gets assaulted by the player?

Sue him for $2M, settle for $500K in emotional stress.

"Hockey was my life, now I can't watch without remembering the horror of his attack.."

Cha-ching.

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10-21-2010, 10:26 AM
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The definition of assault is pretty vague. If you look up the technical version of assault, Rypien did assault this guy. As lame as it is, and as much as the fan is a wimp he actually has a case. I'm sure all he will want is a settlement. You must ask yourself, if you had the opportunity to make a boatload of cash at the risk of being called a pansy, would you do it?
No. It'd be a waste of everyone's time, and I'd be totally happy with having an awesome story. I also probably would've been doing some real heckling, not what this guy apparently did.

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10-21-2010, 10:38 AM
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No. It'd be a waste of everyone's time, and I'd be totally happy with having an awesome story. I also probably would've been doing some real heckling, not what this guy apparently did.

So essentially, you would pass up the opportunity to make let's say, 500k because you want to look like a tough guy. Is that correct?

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10-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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No way would I press charges. What a ****ing *****.

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10-21-2010, 11:01 AM
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The definition of assault is pretty vague. If you look up the technical version of assault, Rypien did assault this guy. As lame as it is, and as much as the fan is a wimp he actually has a case. I'm sure all he will want is a settlement. You must ask yourself, if you had the opportunity to make a boatload of cash at the risk of being called a pansy, would you do it?
This would actually probably fall under battery, not assault since he actually touched the guy.

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10-21-2010, 11:02 AM
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The definition of assault is pretty vague. If you look up the technical version of assault, Rypien did assault this guy. As lame as it is, and as much as the fan is a wimp he actually has a case. I'm sure all he will want is a settlement. You must ask yourself, if you had the opportunity to make a boatload of cash at the risk of being called a pansy, would you do it?
Hell, assault and battery.

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10-21-2010, 11:05 AM
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The definition of assault is pretty vague. If you look up the technical version of assault, Rypien did assault this guy. As lame as it is, and as much as the fan is a wimp he actually has a case. I'm sure all he will want is a settlement. You must ask yourself, if you had the opportunity to make a boatload of cash at the risk of being called a pansy, would you do it?
Any judge in the right frame of mind would look at the video, look at the kid and put him in jail for 24hrs for wasting court time. Be a man. And to the last bit, no, if I asked for it I should be able to take it.

Guess it depends on most peoples ethics/morals as to how far they would go to make a quick buck. The question you have to ask is did any personal injury occur in this case? From the looks of things he got what he asked for, to interact with the player exiting the ice if he did not expect what he got than maybe he is more stupid than he looks. But it was nothing more than a shirt tug.

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10-21-2010, 11:16 AM
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I mean...he wasn't beaten with his own shoe or anything...

LOL @ this video! absolutely AWESOME!!@! i think i spotted all 3 hansen bros LOL. thanks for the post

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10-21-2010, 11:16 AM
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This would actually probably fall under battery, not assault since he actually touched the guy.
Did the victim instigate the assault with his own? Did his teammates hear the individual call him a name or instigate the actions? Goodness gracious, no wonder society is such a disgrace, no accountability. As far as battery, he grabbed the kids shirt. If he pulled the kid down off the stands and pummelled him, ok, but for this I hope the kid left the arena with ***** in his pants.

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10-21-2010, 11:22 AM
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No way would I press charges. What a ****ing *****.
I can't imagine I would press charges either, but I guess it would depend on how the league deals with Rypien and how the team deals with me. If Rypien were to get a slap on the wrist (although I think it'll be significantly more than that), I might be inclined to make it a bigger deal.

Regardless of what was said by the fan, the fact is that a pro athlete initiated physical contact with a fan. That should never happen, and it's an ******* move by the player.

If this fan had heckled him across a restaurant when the player was out with his family, I think it would be looked at very differently. As a pro athlete, he needs to smarten up.

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