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The W - Hockey - Rick Rypien (1984-2011)
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Jets forward found dead at home (theglobeandmail.com)

He had signed with Winnipeg after having to take a leave from the Canucks in November, dealing with depression.



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One of the best pound for pound fighters in the league, and maybe the most fun to watch. He had a really great, original style for hockey fights that probably came from his Dad being a boxing golden gloves champion. He was willing to fight anyone, including guys that were eight inches taller and sixty pounds heavier. He had some ability to be a fourth line energy guy too. Just a guy who played a big game in an average sized body.

I’m not going to speculate on what happened to Ripper, but I think a lot of Canuck fans assumed he had some sort of personal demon that resulted in his multiple leaves of absence from the team. He was the kind of guy you rooted for to overcome whatever it was that was standing in his way, and I think a lot of Canucks fans were going to be rooting for him on the Jets, or on any other team he played for.

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10 in a row.... not bad for a team that seemed down and out of it.... so what does everyone think of the blues chances now???? I AM THE BEST there is, was and ever will be!!!! Dont you wish that you were me??? no?.... i've got two words for ya!
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