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08-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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RIP Rypien - 1 year ago today

We lost a member of the Canucks family in Rick Rypien. I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen a thread (let alone post) mentioning this today.





Still to this day one of my favorite hockey fights:





Video with an update on mindcheck.ca

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Yeah, 1 year already. Miss him so much.

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Still fresh in my mind. So tragic.

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He was the only player who actually made his fights stick in my head. The way Boris Valabik looked at him like "Are you sure?" and Rypien took him down still impresses me.

My favourite fight of his though was the one against Brad May:


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RIP Ryp. Always loved you as a player.

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RIP, great guy, miss him.

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Still the toughest pound-for-pound player ever to wear the Canucks jersey. RIP.

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Rick Rypien was boss. My favorite fight was against the giant dude (not Hal Gill, can't remember his name though) who thought he was kidding when he initially wanted to fight him. The joke was on him.

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My favorite Rypien moments...

- 2010 Playoffs vs. LA. Rich "the Clown" Clune gets inserted and is being a tool, jumping on top of Luongo and generally being a pain. He decides to poke Rypien, who was happy to oblige with this excellent example of comeuppance. Love how he hauls him back to his feet just to give him one more punch.



- In a game against the St. Louis Blues, Tanner Glass fought Cam Janssen. Glass gave it his best, but Janssen ended up tooling him and then hammed it up to the crowd after the fact in one of his many displays of class. Next game, Ryp went to avenge his teammate to the tune of breaking the bigger Janssen's nose.



RIP, Ryp.

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RIP Ripper you had the heart of a lion.

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As someone who struggled with clinical depression twice in my life, I know how crippling it can be. It is devastating.
That such a great guy succumbed to it is truly a tragedy. Loved him as a player, and feel for those who loved him for so much more.

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Rest in peace Rick. Had as much heart as I've ever seen in a hockey player.

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Rypien was a beast. Loved watching him play. Hard to believe it's been a year since he passed.

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This actually crossed my mind this morning and i came here to post something and saw this thread. RIP Ripper.

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RIP.

It was amazing to watch him battle off so many of those punches. He was excellent at using his right arm to deflect incoming punches while holding on with his left. Crazy good skills.

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RIP Ryp.

I met him once in the Crowsnest Pass as his step mom works with my sister.

He will always be missed.

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Wish he was still with us.We need him.RIP 37 never forgotten

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Rip rr.

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RIP Rypien.

The beatdown on Clune still makes me laugh.

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RIP Ryp. Even a year later it's hard to believe he's no longer here.

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One of the most exciting fighters in league history.

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TSN reports that a pickup game/charity fundraiser was hosted in Crowsnest Pass two days ago in honor of Ryp.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1247119

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