Totes Sad Pandas

rest in peace

This is just sad. Another hockey player gone way too soon. Rick Rypien was found dead on Monday by a family member. No official word yet about the cause and quite frankly it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that yet another young hockey player is gone.

we all need more of this!

He took an extended leave of absence from the NHL for personal reasons and had just signed on with the Winnipeg Jets on what some say was a career comeback.

Derek Boogaard died a few months back; a mixture of alcohol and prescription drugs found in his system.

While we all joke about fighters and fights – I’m just as guilty – I love a good fight(s), and the NY Islanders having a viewing party of their game against the Penguins, some players have a hard time leaving it on the ice when they leave the ice.

My heart and prayers go out to the Rypien family and to any hockey player out there having personal issues. Please go get help – talk to some one, any one. You are more important than the game. You matter to someone. You make a difference. There is a sparkly rainbow on the other side – trust me.

better to remember you by


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  1. Well written… especially your last paragraph.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    I agree with Lisa.

    Thank you for that last paragraph especially. I know details and circumstances have not been disclosed, but no matter, a loss is a loss.

    Having lost a cousin to suicide, I always struggle with the feeling that my cousin felt he didn’t have any other recourse, no one to turn to, no one to understand him.