October 20th, 2010, 10:03 AM #51
Originally Posted by Stormy2213
I'm not saying what Rypien did was right. I agree that it appears the only thing the fan did was clap and probably said a few things.
However without any of us being in the general area in the arena last night, we don't know what the fan might have said. Malhotra was in the general area. The fan might have said something and crossed the line. I don't think that's the case but I'm sure the league is going to do an investigation.
Rypien has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing though.
Canucks' Rypien suspended indefinitely pending hearing
October 20th, 2010, 10:31 AM #52
Vancouver's biggest nemesis is a history of sucking the 'big one' in October, (since AV became coach) and Luongo's inability to start a season off strong since his arrival as a Canuck.
Originally Posted by VegasHockey
This is just history repeating itself. :pillowfight:
October 20th, 2010, 10:36 AM #53
I wonder where Campbell's Wheel of Punishment will land this time? Looking at the video, the guy didn't outwardly show any violent provocation, or signs of going over the rail to attack Rypien. No matter what was said, Rypien is supposed to be a professional, and this event is the polar opposite of professionalism.
Were I handing out the punishment, I wouldn't go lower than 10 games, especially with the new focus on negative fan interaction (water bottles in the penalty box, etc.).
As for the Wild, this could be a new marketing campaign for them. "No one gets you closer to the action than the Minnesota Wild!"
October 20th, 2010, 10:39 AM #54
I don't care if the fan told him he f'd his wife and that he had pics of Rypien f'ing a goat or diddling his sister. Rypien is the one who crossed a line - end of story. There is NO reason for him doing what he did. Period. If he's so thin skinned he needs to wear ear plugs. It's ridiculous to even try and defend or explain what he did.
Originally Posted by Dana
October 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM #55
Well. I have so much respect for RCC and the "What they are saying" threads now. I don't know how you do it! I just went to the canucks board and read 15 of 32 pages of posts re: "The Attack". I couldn't read any more. The majority of the sane posters are embarrased (sp?) and believe Rypien was def. in the wrong. But some of them (minority). OMG! I really cannot believe some of the comments about the NHL and Bettman and because they believe this is an American conspiracy Rypier will be banned forever. I have always thought of the NHL as hockey, not two different countries. I did not phrase that very well but I think you know what I mean. Rypien was in the wrong and that is all there is to it.
October 20th, 2010, 10:57 AM #56
They should trade to get Bertuzzi back. The team has not been the same without him. Bertuzzi + Rypien = class.
October 20th, 2010, 10:57 AM #57
I blame a few members of the Canadian Media (90%) and Mitchrock(10%) for that.
Originally Posted by ydkjs2
October 20th, 2010, 10:59 AM #58
Why is everybody 'assuming' this guy was jawing or making rude comments to incite Rypien? Watch the video again, take in account the following.
Nucks getting their asses handed to them
Rypien lost a fight earlier
then couldn't get anybody to fight him during this melee
and then sucker punched Staubitz.
The man was going ape **** and was out of his mind..
And lets not forget about the bigger knuckle head on the team, Kevin Bieska.
This "A" wearing dong slammed his stick against the glass at the direction of the fans. This also desearves a game or two off..
October 20th, 2010, 10:59 AM #59
Don't forget acquiring good and durable defensemen and turning them into China dolls almost immediately.
Originally Posted by Drunken Crunker
Rypien should get a minimum of 10 games for this. Something tells me behind the scenes he's turning into Shane O'Brien-lite, minus the frilly nightclub photos.
October 20th, 2010, 11:01 AM #60
Saturday night - Satellite Hotstove on HNIC should be worth a few quotes!
Originally Posted by Obejuan