April 02, 2009
1st Period - 14:19
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Rick Rypien 91.7% (143 votes)
Sheldon Brookbank 1.3% (2 votes)
Draw 7.1% (11 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by hal29 on April 03, 2009 at 06:21 PM

i call it a draw,brookbank landed some good shots as well,rypien well,he missed alot as well,to me its a clear cut draw,they both landed some good shots and missed some.brookbank landed for straight shots to the forehead of rypien...gave it a draw and a 6

Posted by GloveChucker on April 03, 2009 at 01:47 AM

nice exchange..draw

Posted by kalismkkr on April 03, 2009 at 11:15 PM

Anaheim is such a waste of talent.Get rid of Donger and put in ANYBODY else as a coach and they'd be a contender...especially in fights

Posted by Behn Wilson on April 03, 2009 at 02:20 AM

Rypien could give the ''stached-one'' some pointers on how to actually win a hockey fight. This guy's fun to watch...where's he been?

Posted by forsberg21 on April 05, 2009 at 01:13 AM

I swear, If rypien weighed like 30 more pounds. He'd be a Tie Domi status fighter.

Posted by kryon24 on April 05, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Ripper throws with speed and not a lot of wasted punches. Looks as if most found there mark. No major damage done. He reminds me of Ol' Vandy but better defense (or maybe looser skin so he doesn't cut as easily). Win for Ripper in a close one.

Posted by Bear72 on April 03, 2009 at 08:14 AM

Good scrap enjoyed it immensly rypian handled him self well

Posted by bruiseyoureye on April 03, 2009 at 03:58 PM

easy win=rypien

Posted by carolyn1946 on April 03, 2009 at 08:28 AM


Posted by cecil127 on April 04, 2009 at 10:27 PM

impressive win for rr

Posted by thebigbea55 on April 03, 2009 at 11:52 AM

i love Rypien... this guy got heart.. he's like 170pounds but always take on ppl 200+

Posted by The DZA on April 03, 2009 at 07:36 AM

I think you could hear a pin drop in Vancouver, dont they like fights?!

Posted by OriginalSix on April 04, 2009 at 01:12 AM

WIN Rypien. Rick Rypien continues to impress. Welcome back!

Posted by Jellyczar on April 03, 2009 at 07:00 AM

Rypien wanted it, he got it and won

Posted by 99greatestever on April 04, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Rypien wins easy.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on April 03, 2009 at 09:53 AM

Slight edge for Rypien

Posted by Maxwerm on April 03, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Don't f*ck with the Ripper. So glad he's back!

Posted by neutralfighter on April 03, 2009 at 05:41 PM

In my mind Rypien is the best pound for pound fighter in the league. If this guy was 230lbs he'd be a terror. Still the guy doesnt lose.

Posted by Towmater on April 03, 2009 at 03:19 PM

Rypien with the jackrabbit punches gets the win

Posted by bruins rule on April 03, 2009 at 08:10 AM

rypien with the win in this fight.

Posted by Rabid Wombat on April 03, 2009 at 07:59 AM

i think i have to give this one to rypien. good fight.I think he hurt brookbank at the end. Rypien and a "6"

Posted by JMiller29 on April 03, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Rypien may be the best pound-for-pound fighter I've seen, he's smaller than Mike Keane. Watch some of his fights on youtube, against Commodore and Mike Moore he actually blocks punches with his forearms when he gets into toe-to-toe battles.....who does that??? He whooped Carcillo's ass. He's a student of hockey-fighting and reminds me a little of Dody Wood. If he can stay healthy he's gonna be a force.

Posted by GSP09 on April 04, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Good fight that Rypien is surprising but he can't be only 170 pds.and 5'11'' something is wrong with those stats.

Posted by Hmwrecker11 on April 03, 2009 at 01:38 PM

Wow. Rypien in only his like 8th game of the yr and second game back from injury(Sports Hernia) throttles Brookbank . Sheldon just held him away and wanted No Mo of that at the end! easy win Rypien. No body within 20lbs of his weight seems to have the slightest chance of a win

Posted by Snepts_stache on April 03, 2009 at 02:21 AM

Rypien's been injured most of the season, good to see him back!

Posted by Gretzkin on April 04, 2009 at 01:24 AM

nice try by both, nothing much doing. Rypien with the win for the energy

Posted by Bahjay on April 03, 2009 at 05:49 AM

Great to see the Ripper back and still taking a punch to give several!

Posted by MACMAN214 on April 07, 2009 at 02:09 AM

Win Rypien

Posted by DARCY T on September 06, 2009 at 06:52 AM

win rypien

Posted by ETR on April 03, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Rypien with some nice on target lefts, clearly winning this scrap...

Posted by Bad Dawg on April 03, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Canuck fans should be thrilled to have a "Fire Pisser" like Rypien. The kid can score goals, take on anyone, and plays with heart. Canucks brass should realize they have a Lucic type player. The only difference is that for his size he has more balls than Lucic who picks and chooses his scraps. Stay healthy Ripper!

Posted by Tony Esposito on April 03, 2009 at 07:08 PM

Rypien continues to be impressive in his fights.

Posted by mikebflorida on April 03, 2009 at 09:28 AM

RR with the quick punches and hand switching gives it to BB pretty good.

Posted by Sukoshi84 on April 03, 2009 at 09:03 AM

Rypien gives up 36 Lbs and almost 4 inches and still beats Brookbank..... you gotta love this kid he throws em' fast and hard.

Posted by Dave Brown HOF on April 03, 2009 at 03:04 PM

Got to give it to Rypien in this one, he's a killer. I love how he can throw them equally well with both hands. I should say that I would give Ripper extra credit for going up in weight class but he dosn't have his own weight class. The kid is fearless, let's just hope that he can stay healthy for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

Posted by JoeSchmo on April 03, 2009 at 02:02 PM

Rypien is the clear winner on this one. Brookbank employed the duck and swing wildly strategy made popular by Matthew Barnaby in the 90's.

Posted by glaxko on April 03, 2009 at 07:40 PM

i dont see how all you people are saying that Rypien dominated, the fact is that even though he won the fight, it was actually kinda close. and just because someone got into a fight doesnt mean Vancouver automatically gets the cup.

Posted by BigJtheCanuck on April 03, 2009 at 08:12 AM

I am glad to see Rypien throwing them again... he is quite good for his weight class.

Posted by rugby on April 03, 2009 at 09:53 AM

Rypien is back and that makes for some entertaining scraps. Go check his history out they are all toe to toe, and he almost always gives up a few inches and 25+ pounds. If only he could stay healthy.... He did leave the team earlier this year after getting hurt yet again. Perhaps depressed, or contemplating his career? The usual substance abuse rumours came up. Not sure what happened or why.

Posted by Awesome-0 on April 03, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Rypien looking good after a 70 game lay-off.

Posted by No.7IsGay on April 03, 2009 at 02:13 AM

win Ryp

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on April 04, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Rypien is an outstanding light/middleweight and proves it here easily handling a much larger guy whose no slouch either

Posted by crosscheck52 on April 05, 2009 at 03:36 PM

It's good to see Rypien back. He's very much like some of the old school fighters like Tiger Williams or Stan Jonathan.

Posted by steeldragon on April 03, 2009 at 07:42 AM

yeah ripper!!!

Posted by Fighttt on October 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Rypien holds this fight under his belt. Good fight.

Posted by dorobo on April 03, 2009 at 03:03 AM

Yes. YES! He's back. Now the cup goes to Vancouver.

Posted by acemtydk on April 05, 2009 at 05:31 AM

That was a fight...punches landed and Rypien mostly dominated.

Posted by b.t.wilson on April 03, 2009 at 08:29 AM

My oh my that was a great fight. Switching them up like that, very good energetic fight. Rypien landed some nice shots. Win for Rypien and an 8. Thank you for that fellahs, showing the rest how its done! (Sight, Garrett... as a former BCian I don't really miss you very much.)

Posted by Happy2 on April 03, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Edge Rypien, in a good fight.

Posted by EDDUBBS on April 03, 2009 at 09:39 AM

Rypien early then Brookbank connected with a series of short strraight on rights, but they didn't effect Rypien at all and Rypien continued to throw and looks like he got Brookbank with a stunner near the end.

Posted by jmackisback on April 03, 2009 at 02:14 AM

5'11", 170lbs vs 6'2, 210lbs David slays goliath.

Posted by Travino on April 03, 2009 at 02:01 AM

Ripperrrrrr's back!

Posted by CanucksFan16 on April 06, 2009 at 01:08 AM


Posted by TrueBlue26 on April 03, 2009 at 12:44 PM

toe to toe both fireing some quick punches...draw

Posted by tiburon4 on April 04, 2009 at 12:20 AM

"HI and chat w/ each other": gmab! Good even fight.

Posted by crazybubs on April 03, 2009 at 09:54 PM

the Ripper with the win

Posted by claire alexande on April 03, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Could be a draw, but Rypien seems a bit more active and probably landed a few more and better shots than his opponent. Hardly the domination the delusional Capunk homers hallucinate about.

Posted by tomales2 on April 03, 2009 at 02:51 AM

I'm not too familiar with Rypien but he appears to be a very good scrapper. He wins despite a rather large size disadvantage

Posted by goody72 on April 03, 2009 at 03:25 PM

Brookbank took a while to get started. more punches by Rypien

Posted by chad420 on April 03, 2009 at 10:46 PM

The Rippers back!....by far The best middleweight....Rypien beats the much bigger brookbank...a 7....

Posted by BigBadBruins68 on April 03, 2009 at 03:11 PM

Very good fight. Close one, but Rypien landed a lot more meaningful shots.

Posted by nastynate on April 03, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Rypien is beast. Good control in this one.

Posted by pilney2110 on April 03, 2009 at 11:08 AM

both guys got nice shots in. brook had a nice flurry early. but rypien worked him the last half of the fight. as a wild fan i love watching these two teams beat the hell out of each other.

Posted by Rick16 on April 04, 2009 at 02:17 AM

rypien gets the dominating victory... this guy switches hands and is good at knowing where to take punches (usually off the top of the head or forehead) it also helps that most guys in the league don't know anything about him watch his fight with prust!