Found October 12, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
PLAYERS: Rick Rypien
Via Reddit's /r/Canucks channel comes this tale of defacement and redemption. It seems that Vancouverites are amazingly good at cleaning up graffiti, especially with the practice some got after the Stanley Cup riots in 2011. This time the cause of the graffiti was something more devastating than the Canucks losing the Cup. It was due to... Justin Beiber. And it was on a memorial to deceased Canucks forward Rick Rypien, who passed away last August 15th. Witness the damage caused by one Simran Mann, who was brilliant enough to sign her work: If she had taken a second to come down from her Biebs-induced high, she might've noticed the fact that the memorial has a picture of Rypien in the middle of it, with a multitude of messages written on it. None of these messages are about a pre-pubescent (yes, I know he's 18 now, but I don't think his hormones have caught up with his age yet) pop star. They're all regarding someone who suffered through great emotiona...
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