I hate to admit it, but Neil got the best of him. As I said in my Carkner post, when are we going to get a scrapper. Rypien is the only one that can win the lightweight fights and he hasn't done that well either as you could see by this one and the one with Prust.
really good fight.....Rypien got the jump and did very well early but Neil really landed heavy shots once he got going and seemed to be too much for Rip....Neil showed his experience and kind of manhandled him in the last half of the fight
the look of the two benches after the fight told allot.....Ottawa's is fired up and Vancouver bench looked pretty down after the fight only a couple of nucks were hitting their sticks on the boards
give credit to Rypien for taking on a very tough guy that is bigger than him.....this time it didn't work out but the kid is game and his fights are always entertaining
Rypien looked like he might do his giant killer routine, and landed the early shots, but Neil stayed focused and did a workman like job on him. Two of the best guys to watch in all of hockey: always interesting.