TOMapleLaughs, on 15 August 2011 - 08:49 PM, said:
Sad to admit that i thought his apparent off-ice issues were a method of cap circumvention. But when two seasons of it went on, you had to throw that theory away.
The Canucks did all they could to support the young man. Perhaps if he was still under their wing, he'd have a better chance of recovery. Needless and pointless speculation.
Depression is a serious issue that has likely affected us all. But it is treatable.
Be that as it may, suicide is THE most selfish act you can do and it will ultimately be judged as such.
My thoughts and well wishes go to his family and friends and the rest of us who will miss him.
Thanks Dr. Guy... or Girl... whatever. Not everyone can be helped, and it's a horrible thing, as is any major illness. Would you call the death of someone with say... cancer or AIDS a selfish act? I doubt it. Mental illness is just as serious. I suppose the results of mental illnesses tend to be much less predictable, and much more difficult to understand from a medical point of view, because most research is in its infancy. And even decades of diligent research and case studies may not result in any solutions.
Some people are lucky enough to respond well to treatment. Others may just get past the mental illness over time (not incredibly rare, but usually between one's teens and 20s, once the brain has sorted itself out) with no treatment at all. But that's just SOME. Certainly a person suffering isn't to blame and shouldn't be labelled as "selfish" when things go awry to the point where they can't deal with it anymore. And if you look at what we as fans know of Rypien... well.. I'd suspect that he tried harder to hang in longer than most of us could've in the same situation. And we don't even KNOW his situation, because there's no way to measure it. His death is absolutely heartbreaking. But blaming it on him, and calling him selfish is just ignorant in my opinion.
No he wasn't. After the Minnesota incident, he was hung on a tree on these forums by many posters. He was personally attacked as a player and his career as a skilled hockey player was questioned by many. This is why mods here need to enforce better rules. He was facing personal issues and people on these forums have the balls to say "must be alcohol, drugs, he should just quit."
I'm not going to go down this road with you, right now.....but you're wrong about thinking or saying that many people here didn't love him as a Canuck player, regardless of people who espoused an opposite opinion.....but to question how that may have played on his just fresh death, is classless, tasteless and pathetic on your part.
You'd be best advised to keep your mouth shut from here on out......otherwise you may just see the mods enforce rules about inciting posters here with a much needed timeout.
the Washington Capitals are alrendy over the cap by 1,805,128.Tomas Vokoun only have one year on his contract and so dose cory schneider. cory schneider can be a starter by now for sure next year (2012-2013). I think this trade would be great for both team. After losing christian ehrhoff, mike green can take that roll. the cap are even willing to trade him or alex semi( the hockey news). I think it a fair trade.
Now I'm not sure if i missed a memo or something but I think a perfect fit for on the second line with Kesler is Brendan Morrison. Morrison is a fan favorite in Vancouver and he is a pass first player. The problem i find is that ne the second line we had last year, they are all goal scorers and not players that would rather have assists. What makes most duos so effective in the NHL is that ones a playmaker and ones a sniper. If Kesler was to have a player with good vision and the ability to make the passes, it would boost Kelsers game to another level. I still personally don't understand why we didn't take Morrison last year. I'm not too sure how much money he made last year and how much he would want this year but, i just thought i would throw my opinion in on who i think would be the player to advance Keslers game and have the effect to put more point on the board for our second line.