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Ripper was one of my favourite players when he was with the Canucks. The guy had a lot of heart and played with no fear out there. His fights against Boris Valabik and Hal Gill I'll never forget, 5'11" Rypien vs 6'7" Valabik and Rypien manhandled him. RIP

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So, will the Winnipeg Jets' part deux become the first team in Pro Sports history to begin an existence with a memorial patch?

The ironic thing is that he wore #37.

Listed as #11 on the Jets' website. Odds are it will just be an "RR" type of logo, most likely a helmet sticker, yes, but you just never know, they could go all out with a patch.

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Ripper was one of my favourite players when he was with the Canucks. The guy had a lot of heart and played with no fear out there. His fights against Boris Valabik and Hal Gill I'll never forget, 5'7" Rypien vs 6'7" Valabik and Rypien manhandled him. RIP

Ripper was actually 5'11, but that's still an outstanding job.

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So, will the Winnipeg Jets' part deux become the first team in Pro Sports history to begin an existence with a memorial patch?

Under the Marlins inaugural season patch was the name Carl for team President Carl Barger who died during the 1992 Expansion Draft.

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So, will the Winnipeg Jets' part deux become the first team in Pro Sports history to begin an existence with a memorial patch?

The ironic thing is that he wore #37.

Listed as #11 on the Jets' website. Odds are it will just be an "RR" type of logo, most likely a helmet sticker, yes, but you just never know, they could go all out with a patch.

They could always screen-print his name on the inside collar of the sweaters....

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So, will the Winnipeg Jets' part deux become the first team in Pro Sports history to begin an existence with a memorial patch?

The ironic thing is that he wore #37.

Listed as #11 on the Jets' website. Odds are it will just be an "RR" type of logo, most likely a helmet sticker, yes, but you just never know, they could go all out with a patch.

They could always screen-print his name on the inside collar of the sweaters....

Oh God the asspain the NHL had with the JHM was awesome.

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Ripper was one of my favourite players when he was with the Canucks. The guy had a lot of heart and played with no fear out there. His fights against Boris Valabik and Hal Gill I'll never forget, 5'11" Rypien vs 6'7" Valabik and Rypien manhandled him. RIP

Ripper was actually 5'11, but that's still an outstanding job.

Ah yes I knew that too, just had Valabik's height in my head when I was typing.

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Its hard to imagine someone that was "living the dream" could be hurting so much inside.

Just because a person is a professional athlete making a lot of money, doesn't mean they don't have other things going on in their lives. That's what a lot of people forget. They have lives outside of what you see and are normal people too and have emotions and problems just like you and I.

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Rypien was a really troubled guy apparently, he was gone from the Canucks most of this year for personal reasons,and had had the same thing happen in other years. It's a shame that presumably with access to the best resources, he wasn't able to overcome his demons.

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