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03-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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Rypien

I miss him













/that is all

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03-06-2011, 11:59 AM
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I miss his fights. Miss nothing about him between the whistles though.

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03-06-2011, 12:04 PM
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I don't

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03-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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Rypien - Lappy - Oreskovich




where's the ripper love!

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03-06-2011, 12:25 PM
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I hope he gets his personal issues all sorted out, but I don't want to see him back on the team. He's been made redundant by Tanner Glass IMO, who is better at every facet of the game save fighting. There's just no place for Rypien anymore.

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03-06-2011, 12:29 PM
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He's been the inferior player (purely on the ice IGNORING his antics) to Ryan Johnson, so no.

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03-06-2011, 01:04 PM
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I like Rypien a lot. I wouldn't mind getting him back if he was in the box a lot but I just imagine him being a cool guy.

I hope he gets his personal issues figured out.

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03-06-2011, 01:18 PM
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Agree with OP.

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03-06-2011, 01:34 PM
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Rypien when he was brought up a few years ago had potential
He was obviously a great fighter with heart

But his skills over time didn't evolve or improve enough for him to be an effective everyday NHL player.

Hands of stone good for pummeling but not good enough for scoring the odd goal.
Did not develop as a penalty killer, nor was a reliable defensive player where you could put out on key situations

His hockey IQ did not improve
so no.

But hope he get's life in order.

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03-06-2011, 02:09 PM
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I want to see him back in the nhl but not on the canucks. I could see him on a team like the Avs.

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03-06-2011, 02:40 PM
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I don't miss him at all. Our 4th lines were much more legit when he's gone.

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03-06-2011, 03:12 PM
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I miss the entertainment value of watching him pummeling guys 50lbs heavier and 6" taller, but everything else I'm not missing. I hope he gets his head screwed on straight for his own sake, but I highly doubt we'll ever see him in an NHL uniform again.

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03-06-2011, 03:21 PM
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It's unreal how much time he has missed over the past 5+ years with injuries. It's really a shame, as it pretty much killed his development. When he first came up, he looked like he could have maybe ended up growing into a great 4th liner, or maybe even a 3rd line player, but that just never really had a chance to happen.

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03-06-2011, 04:07 PM
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I was listening to Sportsalk weekend last night and Jay Janower said that they had kept Ripper's equipment in his stall in the Canucks locker room all season (similar to what they do for guys with long-term injuries) but just recently they emptied his stall...also, it wasn't that they needed another empty stall because there are a few other empty ones.

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Why do we have so many threads about a marginal NHLer at best? The guy was a very good fighter, but was a liability between the whistles.

Hopefully he gets his life in order, but I really have no desire to see him on the team again.

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03-06-2011, 05:10 PM
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Rick is a good kid, i met him a couple years back..he grew up not far from where i live. I wish him well and hope things get better for him.

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If Rypien could have understood the game well enough to be an effective forechecker he could have been a force. With his skating he could have been all over the defense like Hansen driving them crazy. That combined with his fighting skill would have made him a nightmare to face.

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03-06-2011, 06:21 PM
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in all fairness he wasn't given much ice time nor linemates to really flourish.

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03-06-2011, 06:25 PM
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in all fairness he wasn't given much ice time nor linemates to really flourish.
That's true. He showed flashes of hands with his breakaway goal against Calgary or his double spin-o-ramma that resulted in a good chance. Like so many borderline NHL players it's not the tools that are lacking but the tool box.

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03-06-2011, 06:29 PM
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His skills dont have to be the reason why hes missed. He has a great attitude and really fits in with the boys. I think he should get a chance to get his spot back,but who really knows what his demons are.

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03-06-2011, 09:27 PM
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I miss having a player that at any time could snap and beat the tar out of someone.

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03-06-2011, 10:33 PM
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I miss having a player that at any time could snap and beat the tar out of someone.
Unfortunately, this also included fans.

Not something we need.

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03-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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Rypien added an element to the team that they did not have. He was the only guy on the team (with all due respect to Glass) that could really energize everyone by fighting. His David to Goliath impressions were Epic, in every sense of the word.

For the amount of ice the 4th line gets, he was not a liability. He was also reasonably good with the puck, he just was not quick enough on the forecheck to ever morph into a real top end bottom 6 guy. I hope he returns, and takes a spot on the 4th line again.

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Rypien in place of Glass wouldn't be bad. Rypien is more of a deterrant to other teams because he will fight more and he will win.

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