The NHL has seen a dramatic decline in fighting over the past several years. The website Hockeyfights.com says there were 143 fights through the first 408 games of the NHL season, which projects to 431 fights overall.
The Vancouver Canucks have granted forward Rick Rypien an indefinite leave of absence. Earlier in the season, Rypien got a six-game suspension from the NHL after grabbing a fan on his way to the dressing room in Minnesota.
A pretty interesting night of hockey at the Xcel last night. The Wild won the game easily 6-2 over Vancouver, but it was a Wild fan that got a lot of the attention.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Vancouver Canucks center Rick Rypien pushed a fan in the game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Rypien and Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about […]