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  1. Saturday’s smaller signings: Anaheim, Carolina, St. Louis, and Winnipeg join the party

    Jul 2, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT

    Kent Huskins

    Four teams made a few lighter impact signings on Day 2 of free agency. We’ll give you the quick once-over on those deals.

  2. Report: Nathan Horton accused of throwing a water bottle at Lightning fans

    May 26, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

    David Krejci, Nathan Horton

    According to grainy video evidence, one Lightning reporter indicates that Nathan Horton threw a water bottle at Tampa Bay fans after they threw “rally drums” on the ice at the end of Game 6. Read more about the situation in this post.

  3. Vancouver’s Rick Rypien given a leave of absence to address personal matters

    Nov 25, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Rick Rypien

    The Canucks have given enforcer Rick Rypien a leave of absence to attend to personal problems. Unfortunately, the Canucks have been through this with him before.

  4. How much could the “victim” of Rick Rypien’s “assault” get in court? How about $30,000

    Oct 28, 2010, 12:16 AM EDT

    EngquistHighFive

    God bless America. James Engquist could stand to cash in on getting grabbed by Canucks forward Rick Rypien by just filing a lawsuit.

  5. Fan attacked by Rypien not happy with suspension, gets call from Gary Bettman

    Oct 22, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    EngquistHighFive

    James Engquist, the fan grabbed by Canucks forward Rick Rypien, isn’t happy with the punishment handed down by the NHL and says if he did that at his job he’d be fired. Welcome to reality, James.

  6. Rick Rypien suspended six games for assaulting fan; Canucks fined $25,000

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

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    Canucks forward Rick Rypien gets a six-game suspension, but we’re left feeling that that wasn’t enough.

  7. Poll results: You think Rick Rypien is going away for long time

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Rick Rypien

    With Canucks forward Rick Rypien’s hearing in New York City with the NHL front office underway today to decide what his punishment for grabbing a fan during a game will be, it’s about time we caught up with what you think his punishment should be. We polled you guys recently to find out what you…

  8. When athletes attack: A brief history of fights between players and fans

    Oct 20, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

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    ronartestmelee

    Imagine, for a second, that you get some great tickets to a sporting event – hockey or otherwise. You decide to give the other team a clever tongue-lashing, perhaps thanks to a healthy dosage of booze or a long day at the office. It seems like a light hearted good time – after all, isn’t…

  9. Fan grabbed by Vancouver’s Rick Rypien speaks, instantly loses everyone’s support

    Oct 20, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

    Rick Rypien

    The fan who was attacked by Canucks forward Rick Rypien speaks out about what happened and throws around the idea of filing a lawsuit.

  10. NHL suspends Canucks forward Rick Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing

    Oct 20, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

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    The NHL has handed down at least their initial word about how they’re going to handle things with Vancouver forward Rick Rypien and his grabby hands towards a Minnesota fan. The league has suspended Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing. Given what happened last night in St. Paul and the fact the Canucks play again tonight…

  11. Poll: What should Rick Rypien’s punishment be?

    Oct 20, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT

    What do you think the NHL will do with Rick Rypien? Vote in our poll to let us know.

  12. Rick Rypien’s fan attack: What they’re saying and what’s next for him

    Oct 20, 2010, 2:36 AM EDT

    Rick Rypien, Don Henderson

    Canucks forward Rick Rypien has the support of his teammates after going after a fan in Minnesota, but that’s about all he’ll get as he’s looking at getting a stiff suspension from the NHL. But just how many games? We have a stab in the dark.

  13. Rick Rypien attacks fan in Minnesota

    Oct 19, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

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    In the second period of tonight’s Vancouver Canucks game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota, Canucks agitator/fighting forward Rick Rypien lost his head a bit. OK, he lost his head a lot as Rypien apparently went into the stands and grabbed a fan as he was headed towards the locker room. Michael Russo…

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