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08-15-2011, 09:27 PM
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To Jets fans, I am sorry you won't get to see this awesome player in a Jets uniform. He will be greatly missed.
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RIP Ryp. Loved watching you beat the hell out of someone twice your size.

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Wow, I'm shocked. I had spoken to Rick during the playoffs year. He seem liked a guy who had turned his life around and was brimming with potential as a person and a hockey player. I'm incredibly saddened by the new and hope for nothing but the best for his family.

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08-15-2011, 09:33 PM
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Here is a report suggesting he comitted suicide.

http://www.news1130.com/sports/artic...ien-found-dead
If 1130 is reporting it, it's fact.

I was afraid of this when I first heard. As someone who has battled depression I can only imagine how he was feeling. I wish someone could have helped him.

RIP Rick.

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Awful news. My most sincere condolences...

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If 1130 is reporting it, it's fact.

I was afraid of this when I first heard. As someone who has battled depression I can only imagine how he was feeling. I wish someone could have helped him.

RIP Rick.
Depression is a deadly disease. They need to start taking it seriously. If that is indeed the reason, maybe his death could start a movement? We could only hope.

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08-15-2011, 09:43 PM
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Depression is a deadly disease. They need to start taking it seriously. If that is indeed the reason, maybe his death could start a movement? We could only hope.
Having several close family members who have struggled with depression, including a cousin who took her life because of it, I couldn't agree with you more.

It's unbelievable how much ignorance there is about depression, and mental illness in general.

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08-15-2011, 09:44 PM
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Depression is a deadly disease. They need to start taking it seriously. If that is indeed the reason, maybe his death could start a movement? We could only hope.
To make matters worse, more and more concussions are being linked to serious mental illnesses, including severe depression. For anyone interested this is a very insightful article from McLeans magazine, including a very open discussion with Eric Lindros:

http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/05/19/c...-untold-story/

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08-15-2011, 09:51 PM
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Very sad. I showed my dad some of his youtube videos to give him a better idea of who's on the team. My dad and I really loved the heart and fearless style he played. RIP Rick.

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So tragic, rip rick never forgotten!!!

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Conflicting information. The Globe and Mail article states "Local RCMP told The Globe and Mail on Monday night that the death was not suspicious."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2130621/


No matter what, we'll miss him.
That just means that he wasn't murdered.

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Having several close family members who have struggled with depression, including a cousin who took her life because of it, I couldn't agree with you more.

It's unbelievable how much ignorance there is about depression, and mental illness in general.
I suffer from anxiety and depression, and went without treatment in the past because of the outrageous costs and lack of insurance coverage. I also did not recieve treatment for the first 20 years of my life because my parents always thought those type of things were "just in my head". The taboo of mental illness is much better than it was, but is still a huge problem. I am completely comfortable talking about my situation, but others are not. Other will not seek treatment, and just suffer through life. It is sad really.

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Yeah depression is crazy scary, I really hope he didn't take his own life though... from what he said it seemed things were looking up..

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Official statement from Jets site

http://jets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id...id=DL|WPG|home

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“We are deeply saddened to confirm Rick’s passing. As many people are aware, he had strong ties to True North Sports & Entertainment, the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, the former Manitoba Moose Hockey Club and the Vancouver Canucks. We would like to express our sincere sympathies to the Rypien family as well as Rick’s friends. We also appreciate all of the support that has come pouring in from Rick’s fans. Rick was a talented player with an extremely bright future. His hunger for the game made him a valued team member both on and off the ice. This loss has impacted us as more than just a hockey team.”

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The report from 1130 was confirmed a while back on Twitter by his relative. The message we can take from this is: Do not underestimate depression and do not stigmatize those who have it.

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I don't know him personally, but he was a hell of a hockey player, who stood up for his teammates and performed for the fans. Hope the guy can finally hang up the gloves up there and find some peace.

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08-15-2011, 10:12 PM
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R.I.P Rick, I was really looking forward to the energy he would have brought to this team.

It's crazy how a NHL player or any pro-athlete can take their own life. You're living the dream of millions of people.

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08-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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Terrible news

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08-15-2011, 10:16 PM
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This is horrible. RIP to Rick. Was looking forward to his return to the ice especially playing with the Jets.

Terrible shame.

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08-15-2011, 10:19 PM
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It's crazy how a NHL player or any pro-athlete can take their own life. You're living the dream of millions of people.
I'm sure that things are not as simple as they seem. As a pro athlete you are under the a different type of scope. Not sure about everyone else, but I prioritize being happy and in good health over money and fame.

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R.I.P Rick Rypien.

Never saw him play, but when I saw the Jets had signed him, then found out a little bit about him, I knew he would add energy to the Jets and be exciting to watch.

Truely sorry for the Rypien family and the Winnipeg Jets.

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Condolences from Hockeytown guys truly tragic ..thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends ..may he rest well ..he is at peace now

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My thoughts and prayers are with the Rypien family.

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Sad to hear about Rick. RIP Ryp.

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Jet fans, sorry for your loss tonight. Active NHL players are not supposed to die. 27 is too young of an age to pass away.

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