Does Rick Rypien deserve the suspension? Absolutely. There is no defense for this incredibly stupid and selfish act. So what am I saying when I mention it makes me a little sad? I feel bad that a guy who has been through a lot of personal issues, ones that the team stood by him through, appears to have thrown away his career.
Rypien is a skilled fighter, has decent hands and has always been one of the hardest working guys on the team. It sucks to think that one mistake is gonna see his days with the Canucks come to a close.