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#31 nuckin_futz

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

One of the best threads in a long time. Thank you to all those brave enough to share your personal stories. Glad to hear you are healing and feeling better.

RIP Rypper

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

It has been a year now, and I still find myself alternately shocked, in denial, angry, and then, inevitabely sad at your passing Rick. We never met, but I could see on your face, the very first time I saw you play, that we shared some of the same demons and struggles. The first time you took leave from the Canucks, I knew immediately why, and I ached with and for you. When you returned I rejoiced in your appearant victory.

It was a tough gut shot when I found out you passed, and unfortunately, I knew the cause before it was reported. I still hurt Rick, I still miss you. I'm glad your passing was not in vein though; the work of Kevin Bieksa and others has helped many. I still revel in watching you on YouTube as you light up Brandon Prust, and I wonder what was going through Hal Gil's mind as you opened up on him. I smile, and I wish you were still here. I was a Canuck's fan before you donned the jersey, and I continue to be one, but I miss you 37.

To paraphrase others, "Keep your gloves on kid, you don't have to fight anymore."

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

When I first heard the news of his death, I was shocked to say the least. I had never heard of Rick Rypien before the incident. But I still felt affected, even though I never got a chance to see him in the rink, but from all that I've read about him, he was truly an amazing player. May his legacy live on through those who keep moving forward. RIP #37 You were an inspiration to us all.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

RIP Rick. I can't believe it's been a year already. I remember my Dad told me the news and I was just stunned. Hit me really hard.
Does anybody know where to buy one of those RYP shirts? I've always wanted one, but I think they were just a one time thing.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

Definitely R.I.P. Rick Rypien.Can,t say enough about this guy,my heart goes out to all his family and friends.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

I've never had to deal with depression personally, and also do not understand how it happens overly. But I understand that it is a serious thing, and I feel bad for whoever has to deal with it.

RIP Ryp. Best fighter I've ever seen.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

Miss you Rypien. RIP Rypien.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

i hope they retire number 37. So sad, R.I.P Rick.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

RIP RYP

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:58 PM

A word here for Deb and Kevin Bieksa from someone who has been in their position and knows how hard it is to see someone you love suffer the roller coaster ride that is depression.

The phone calls that go on for hours because you are not there with them and you are never sure when to say good night or bye bye because you never think you have said enough of of the right things or listened as well as you could.

The follow up calls, pretending you had forgotten to tell them something because you are unsure if you have helped at all in the previous call.

The days or evenings spent out together that seem to go well but you are never sure because you catch that sad and vulnerable look just before they walk away.

Worrying when a meeting is missed or you feel too much time has gone by since you last spoke, although it was usually only the day before.

Above all constantly over analysing what's been said, looking for signs, mood changes, or times when you feel you are not doing enough

Like Deb, the person I love is fine now, has got married and started a family. I still look back on these days and think I should have done more, but that is part of the other side of this cruel illness you always think you can do more and end up almost wanting to wrap them up in a permanent shield of your presence, but that's not what they want or what they need either.

She still has the odd dark day but seems to be coping well and is in a good place in her life just now.


Bodee, we've definitely had our disagreements but this is one thing that I couldn't agree with you more on. Excellent post.

Depression is no joke and is more of a silent killer than most realize. There's so much that's unknown about it, and in part, it's because many are ashamed to come forward with their stories or issues, so the studies haven't been done to the extent that they should be. Nobody asks for a chemical imbalance in their brain and there's so many different causes that can lead to it, that it's hard for the doctors to find out the causes. Add to that, some of the medicine prescribed can take a while to take effect and they can also have some extreme side effects and it makes those who need to take it much less accepting of taking them.

In the case of my close family member, her depression was brought on by a serious brain injury. Others have had there's brought on by the loss of a loved one, some sort of mental or physical trauma or even for no apparent reason at all. It's a scary thing and I wouldn't wish that anyone would have to either go through it themself or have someone close to them go through it.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

Bodee, we've definitely had our disagreements but this is one thing that I couldn't agree with you more on. Excellent post.

Depression is no joke and is more of a silent killer than most realize. There's so much that's unknown about it, and in part, it's because many are ashamed to come forward with their stories or issues, so the studies haven't been done to the extent that they should be. Nobody asks for a chemical imbalance in their brain and there's so many different causes that can lead to it, that it's hard for the doctors to find out the causes. Add to that, some of the medicine prescribed can take a while to take effect and they can also have some extreme side effects and it makes those who need to take it much less accepting of taking them.

In the case of my close family member, her depression was brought on by a serious brain injury. Others have had there's brought on by the loss of a loved one, some sort of mental or physical trauma or even for no apparent reason at all. It's a scary thing and I wouldn't wish that anyone would have to either go through it themself or have someone close to them go through it.


Yes at times like these it puts hockey and hockey opinions and debates into perspective. I hope your loved one is coping well now.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

Rypper....

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

RIP Rick, and I hope your legacy lives on and saves as many lives as possible.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:30 AM

Only Canuck jersey I got.
Had it on in Edmonton and even the Oiler fans loved it.
Haven't put it on since he died.
this sucks for me, I can relate to the guy,
I have been in some darkness.
I always wonder in the back of my mind if the Canucks letting him walk sent him back into that deepest level of depression.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

Rest in peace Rick , this thread and our thoughts make you immortal .

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

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1 “Man, born of woman, Is short-lived and glutted with agitation.
2 Like a blossom he has come forth and is cut off, And he runs away like the shadow and does not keep existing.
3 Yes, upon this one you have opened your eye, And me you bring into judgment with you.
4 Who can produce someone clean out of someone unclean? There is not one.
5 If his days are decided, The number of his months is with you; A decree for him you have made that he may not go beyond.
6 Turn your gaze from upon him that he may have rest, Until he finds pleasure as a hired laborer does in his day.
7 For there exists hope for even a tree. If it gets cut down, it will even sprout again, And its own twig will not cease to be.
8 If its root grows old in the earth And in the dust its stump dies,
9 At the scent of water it will sprout And it will certainly produce a bough like a new plant.
10 But an able-bodied man dies and lies vanquished; And an earthling man expires, and where is he?
11 Waters do disappear from a sea, And a river itself drains off and dries up.
12 Man also has to lie down and does not get up. Until heaven is no more they will not wake up, Nor will they be aroused from their sleep.
13 O that in She´ol you would conceal me, That you would keep me secret until your anger turns back, That you would set a time limit for me and remember me!
14 If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, Until my relief comes.
15 You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.
16 For now you keep counting my very steps; You watch for nothing but my sin.
17 Sealed up in a bag is my revolt, And you apply glue over my error.
18 However, a mountain itself, falling, will fade away, And even a rock will be moved away from its place.
19 Water certainly rubs away even stones; Its outpouring washes off earth’s dust. So you have destroyed the very hope of mortal man.
20 You overpower him forever so that he goes away; You are disfiguring his face so that you send him away.
21 His sons get honored, but he does not know [it]; And they become insignificant, but he does not consider them.
22 Only his own flesh while upon him will keep aching, And his own soul while within him will keep mourning.”

Job 14

Edited by consciouscanadian, 23 August 2012 - 11:22 AM.





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