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Rypien Suspended Pending A Hearing

TORONTO (October 20, 2010)—Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien has been suspended, pending a hearing, as a result of becoming involved in an altercation with a fan during NHL Game #76 last night in Minnesota.  The incident took place at 13:38 of the second period.  The League will have no comment until the matter has been resolved.

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MOWingsfan19's avatar

In other words the wheel hasn’t stopped spinning….. yet.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/20/10 at 02:50 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar


Anger management classes coming.

Public apology by Rypien to his team, coaches, players, fans of course to the NHL. The standard prepared statement that this incident shouldn’t reflect badly on the great sport of hockey…blah blah blah.

Depending on how harsh the penalty is, some publicity stunt by the Canucks orgnization to show their good people, or they throw him overboard and send him to the minor leagues.

Campbells still wont make sense when they make their decision.

Posted by TheFreak on 10/20/10 at 03:05 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Here’s the vid:


Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 10/20/10 at 03:07 PM ET


The hearing will take place after the All-Star break.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/20/10 at 04:36 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Oh, the wheel in the sky keeps on turning…

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/20/10 at 04:44 PM ET

Boxcar's avatar

It shouldn’t matter I know but that linesman was really manhandling Rypien, when you are full of andrenelin that is a very dangerous thing to do. As one who has thrown a few I can attest that its hard to come down when you have just wound yourself up to actually exchange punches with another human. Then getting tossed around by an overzealous linesman doesn’t help, finally a fan shoots off his mouth and snap.
He still deserves a suspension or maybe turn it into something positive like Obama’s beer summitt, and have Rypien buy the fan supper, it would make a good photo op for the team and the NHL, as long as Rypien didn’t beat him up later.

Posted by Boxcar on 10/20/10 at 11:55 PM ET

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