We've always been huge fans of Rick Rypien on this blog and his death saddens us greatly. I'd like to repost a few pieces we've done about Rypien over the years:
Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2010 - The Goon Patrol: Rating Hockey's Fighters
Top 29 Fights on Hockeyfights.com, Jan 8, 2010
Fighting, Just Like Chess, November 5, 2009
Rick Rypien, December, 11, 2009
Our thoughts go out to Rypien's family and the Jets organization.