NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V remembers Rick Rypien one year after his tragic death. Depression is a deceptive issue, one that rarely manifests itself publicly, instead secluding the mind to the dark recesses found behind a fake smile. In the macho-man world of professional hockey, there seems to be little room for talk about depression, a disease still perceived by many to be a simple weakness.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson pays respects to the young Mariners outfielder Greg Halman who was killed today in The Netherlands. The thoughts and prayers of the fans are extended out to the family on this day. He was in contention for an opening day spot with the Mariners in 2012. The Mariners will miss him in that competition.
Sad news to report today from Carolyn Smith on the Vancouver sports scene. A plane carrying a hockey team from Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League crashed today and former Canuck Pavol Demitra has been confirmed among the 43 dead.