I'm very sad to hear that former Regina Pat captain Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home earlier today. Rypien had battled depression for several years, but it appears the disease (and let's be clear, it is a disease. Shame on anyone who would say "snap out of it" to someone suffering from it.) claimed the final victory.
"Ryp" was a classy kid who grew into a tough as nails NHLer. He will be missed.