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Revenge of the Fake Mailbag

Today we answer questions from Sid the Kid, Travis Lulay, Chad Kroeger and Shane's mom.

NHL kick off - Western Conference preview

Canucks' captain Henrik Sedin poses with the Clarence Campbell Bowl after winning the Western Conference last season.

Large crowd expected to remember NHLer Rick Rypien at funeral this weekend

27-year-old ex-Canuck struggled with depression in recent years, had signed with the Jets.

Rick Rypien and the modern concussion epidemic

The tributes began pouring in yesterday morning from former teammates and opponents, confirming that recently deceased former Canuck Rick Rypien was respected throughout the NHL, in spite of his...

Former Canuck Rick Rypien found dead

Former Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien, known as "Ripper" to fans, was found dead today in his Alberta home, according to the CBC. He was 27 years old. Rypien played for six seasons in the Vancouver...

Winnipeg Jet Zachary Yuen, first Chinese-Canadian defenseman drafted to NHL

Zachary Yuen, selected 119th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in last months NHL Entry Draft, is the first ever Chinese defensemen to be drafted.

Sport and public policy

As Vancouver prepares for the Stanley Cup Final, and Winnipeg celebrates the return of NHL Hockey, sports leagues and owners continue to demand public funds to support their private businesses.