For years, I’ve been trying to convince my friends that the movie Slap Shot is not that far-fetched. Goons like that exist in real life, don’t they? Players go after fans, right? I’ll admit it’s pretty rare, but clearly it happens from time to time. After he was given a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute game misconduct during Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver’s Rick Rypien proceeded to the dressing room. Along the way, a fan was clapping and Rypien didn’t appreciate it, so he decided to shove the fan. Check out the video of Rick Rypien trying to fight a fan:
Guy’s clearly a goon in every sense of the word. First, he shoves the ref. Then he tries to get into it with a fan because the fan’s clapping at him. It was obviously a heckler’s clap, but that stuff happens all the time. I’m sure Rypien will come up with some sort of story about how the fan insulted his wife or something when he has a hearing with the NHL, but it’d be a shocker if he wasn’t suspended.
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