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Rick Rypien found dead

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That's terrible news.

He was one of the best pound for pound fighters in recent memory.

The Canucks recently had to deal with Luc Bourdon's death as well. Edit: Forgot he was no longer with the Canucks.

Edited by GMRwings1983

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Terrible news.

He had a new opportunity coming up with the Jets, tragic he can't see it through.

27 is too young.

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again with tough guys, sad. just completely sad. I would guess drugs or alcohol were involved.

His leave earlier this season was not substance abuse related. There have been reports of mental illness.

RIP. Rypien was great to watch on the ice.

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nhl.com is saying his death was not of a suspicious nature. can anyone confirm what this means

It means nobody killed him.

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Suicide is especially tragic because it is completely preventable. Unfortunately, much of society everywhere lacks an appreciation of how real and how dangerous depression can be.

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Thats terrible news. Death is always a sad thing especially when it comes to a person as young as he was. To hear it is a possible suicide is even worse. As fans of the game and of these players who are payed millions to play a game we all love, its hard for us to understand how these people can be depressed or affected by mental illnesses, but at the end of the day, no matter how much we idolize our athletes, they are just regular people like all of us and arent unbreakable like we all rather believe. Its sad to see something like that if it was infact a suicide. My prayers are with him and his family and i wish his death could have been prevented. Mental illnesses like depression are something i feel we can all relate to at some points in our lives and i wish he could have found the help he needed before it came to this.

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What the hell is it with hockey players passing away as of late? Far too young, so unfortunate and sad. In the last few years we've lost Sergei Zholtok, Dan Snyder, Aelx Cherepanov, Luc Bourdon, Mandi Schwartz, Derek Boogaard, and now Rick Rypien.

Edited by Hockeytown0001

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Oh wow, I didn't see this coming at all :(

Rypien was actually one of my favorite fighters in the league, it's so sad to see him pass away at such a young age. My condolences to his friends and family. Here's to another enforcer for the pearly gates along with Probie and Boogard.

R.I.P. Rick Rypien!

Edited by Namingway

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There doesn't seem to be any credence to the suicide rumours: NESN says that News1130 in Vancouver reported it in their story, but there was no source or quote... simply a note at the end of the article with a suicide hotline number. Seems like speculation to me. In any case, RIP, hockey needs to stop losing players this way..

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This is really sad. I read the initial reports and I assumed it was some kind of alcohol/drug related death, and now I'm hearing it was a suicide. That one really tears me up, I just really feel for the guy's family...what a shame... :bye2:

edit: Winnipeg Free Press: Rypien "hid his dark emotions"

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Rypien was one of the more solid scrappers in the league, despite his size. 226 penalty minutes in 119 games. I was looking forward to seeing him return to where he started his hockey career.

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Horrible news. I always liked his style of play. Energetic player and great pound for pound fighter.

:(

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