It is always a sad in the world let alone Hockey when a young person dies, Rick Rypien clearly was a person who not only fought others but had a big battle in his own head somehow the NHL is failing these guys to find the help they need. It's no secret that tough guys are always put in the spotlight to fight but that pressure more than any other guy is proven to be the most demanding on the player. I hope that with yet another tragedy in the NHL that the NHL will do more to source the issue and remove it altogether and help those still troubled by it. The answer is to remove fighting and all around goonery from the NHL and yes I am a real hockey guy.
Rest In Peace RR