Absolutely awful news from Coleman, Alberta this evening, as Rick Rypien was found dead in his home by a family member. The RCMP has declared the death unsuspicious; News 1130 is reporting that Rypien took his own life. There are no words. What follows is a pathetic attempt to say something about a tragedy over which there is seemingly nothing profound to speak.

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As we examine Ryan Kesler’s entire scoring season, you will no doubt be reminded that, in 2010-11, the Vancouver centre transmogrified into two things he never was before: 1) an elite net presence, and 2) an elite sniper. In front, Kesler established himself as one of the league’s best shot-tippers and rebound-hunters. Meanwhile, on the rush, Kesler’s sudden, whippy wrist shot graduated to the Ovechkinian levels of effectiveness. In sum, Kesler became a bona fide threat to score every time he crossed the opposing blue line. And thanks to the addition of Manny “The Enabler” Malhotra, he crossed the blue line a lot. Here’s part 1 of Ryan Kesler’s lengthy entry in the Every Goal series.

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