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11-12-2010, 03:24 PM
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Much as I love your Bill Hicks avatar, I have to diagree with you.
The fight was very short - did not have enough time to really get going. Rypien lands some small left jabs, Crakner lands some big rights.

But this is hardly a devastating victory that proves Rypien cannot fight the big boys. He has fought bigger, taller guys before and done very well.
It was a clear win Carkner. It didn't look as dominating as say Carkner-Glass, but Carkner basically had his way.

Rypien has fought taller guys, but I would argue Carkner is definitely the toughest to date (Janssen isn't a top 10), and he faired accordingly.

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11-12-2010, 03:29 PM
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Much as I love your Bill Hicks avatar, I have to diagree with you.
The fight was very short - did not have enough time to really get going. Rypien lands some small left jabs, Crakner lands some big rights.

But this is hardly a devastating victory that proves Rypien cannot fight the big boys. He has fought bigger, taller guys before and done very well.
Hal Gill doesn't count. The guy couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag.

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11-12-2010, 04:10 PM
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the fact people are crowing over Rypien finally losing to someone with a lot of weight and size on him, kinda proves he is an exceptional fighter who needs to have large circumstances against him to earn an L.

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the fact people are crowing over Rypien finally losing to someone with a lot of weight and size on him, kinda proves he is an exceptional fighter who needs to have large circumstances against him to earn an L.
I think it has more to do with some Canucks fans talking about how he would do fine or drop or beat true heavyweights.

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11-12-2010, 04:20 PM
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I think it has more to do with some Canucks fans talking about how he would do fine or drop or beat true heavyweights.
don't let fringe-opinion fans troll you, they will never read your responses anyways.

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11-12-2010, 04:44 PM
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Something to bear in mind...Rypien doesn't just have a reputation for fighting bigger/heavier/taller players because of Gill and Valabik.

Rypien is listed on hockeyfights.com as 5'11, 184lbs.

His regular season fights over the years excluding Gill and Valabik have averaged the following size: 6'1, 210lbs. Routinely giving up an average of 2 inches in height/reach and nearly 30 lbs is nothing to sneeze at.

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11-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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His regular season fights over the years excluding Gill and Valabik have averaged the following size: 6'1, 210lbs. Routinely giving up an average of 2 inches in height/reach and nearly 30 lbs is nothing to sneeze at.
Neither is getting dropped



Can we cut the "pound for pound" crap. Cause pound for pound means nothing. He is an all or nothing fighter. He either swings wildly, or does a standing turtle.

I guess its entertaining. But the guy may wanna quit trying to prove himself. Stick with your weight class.

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11-12-2010, 06:23 PM
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Neither is getting dropped



Can we cut the "pound for pound" crap. Cause pound for pound means nothing. He is an all or nothing fighter. He either swings wildly, or does a standing turtle.

I guess its entertaining. But the guy may wanna quit trying to prove himself. Stick with your weight class.
Yes, he lost a fight...most(if not all) players do at some point. That does not reduce his toughness in the least. Carkner won the fight and would more than likely win any subsequent fights, there's no real shame in saying that.

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11-17-2010, 11:49 AM
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Carkner battered him but good there.


Ouch.

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11-18-2010, 09:56 PM
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At the least the question as to how Rypien would fare against a heavyweight is taken care of. The answer: Not well.

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11-20-2010, 01:03 PM
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At the least the question as to how Rypien would fare against a heavyweight is taken care of. The answer: Not well.
This.

His, uh, "boxing" skills sure didnt save him from a true bomb of a punch. Ripper fell down faster then the economy.

He needs to stick to lightweights, non-fighters, and fans in the stands to look impressive and redeem some sort of face after that mauling.


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Very technical, top 3 MW and P4P fighter.

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I love him as a fighter (and remember, he's 170 pounds light), and he's a pretty decent player for a goon (almost a point-per-gamer in his last year of WHL, and he's got a point in every 10 games in the NHL level). I wouldn't get Avery'd on him for just one night when he was probably off his meds, but she shouldn't try and pull **** like that in the league, EVER again. I think no-one should.
Have you seen him play? He's a horrible hockey player who brings absolutely nothing to the team aside from fighting.


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Have you watched him play? He's a horrible hockey player who brings absolutely nothing to the team aside from fighting.
Totally agree why AV has this man crush on him I'll never know.

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I think it has more to do with some Canucks fans talking about how he would do fine or drop or beat true heavyweights.
yep. just because he fought gill they thought he could beat anyone.

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11-21-2010, 12:41 PM
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Have you watched him play? He's a horrible hockey player who brings absolutely nothing to the team aside from fighting.
Obviously he has been brutal this year, but I remember him being a pretty good 4th liner in years past. Good forechecking, decent defensive coverage, and chipped in the odd goal every now and then.

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11-21-2010, 07:59 PM
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Doesn't serve a purpose on the Canucks. Is a good enough fighter when it comes to middleweight bouts but neither his hits nor his fights will intimidate the opposing team. At best, he is an entertainer for the fans and 'inspirational' to the rest of his team but enforcers should be intimidating.

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