Mourning Links (8/16)


Attach a black ribbon to your hockey flags today for enforcer Rick Rypien, who was found dead yesterday in Alberta. Rypien recently signed a contract with the Jets, but played all 119 of his NHL games with the Canucks, scoring 9 goals and 7 assists, and amassing 226 penalty minutes. A warrior and fan favorite, Rypien battled depression and other off-ice issues throughout his pro career. Rypien was only 27.