Rick Rypien. Source: Jeff Vinnick Getty Images

REDlines: R.I.P. Rick Rypien August 16th.


Rick Rypien formerly of the Vancouver Canucks and most recently signed by the Winnipeg Jets was found dead in his Alberta home Monday night.  A tragic ending to a player’s life who was just ahead of him at the age of 27. Here is a statement from the Winnipeg organization:

“We are deeply saddened to confirm Rick’s passing,” the statement read. “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.”

I came upon the news of his death via Twitter from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail.  Here is Mirtle’s story on Rypien following the annoucement.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rypien family during this difficult time.

The usual daily videos and headlines after the jump.




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News around Sunrise:

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Pension Plan Puppets and a scientific viewpoint of luck in the game of hockey.

A MUST read over at Silver Sevens about the human toll that fighting takes on hockey players.

Lots of talk about Drew Doughty and Luke Schenn not being signed, but what about Winnipeg’s Zach Bogosian.  Pro Hockey Talk.

The Montreal Canadians are looking to bounce back this season in the latest 30 in 30 at NHL.com.

Ryan Lambert recaps the weekend of hockey at Puck Daddy each Monday.  Well worth the read.

The Monday edition of The Sheet by Jeff Marek looks

Today’s video shows the 10 funniest missed shootout goals.

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