“The fan got a little bit too involved and there’s just no place for that in the game. There are boundaries that should never be crossed. We are in our area of work and we are all for the hooting and hollering and supporting your team and saying whatever is tasteful out there. But as soon as you cross that line and want to become physical with a player, we have to make sure we take care of ourselves and are protected.”
– Vancouver’s Manny Malhotra on teammate Rick Rypien’s run-in with a fan Tuesday night.