In the wake of the far too lenient Rypien 6 game suspension, we get this from the Province:

James Engquist is already regretting his (way) more than 15 minutes of fame after being grabbed by Rick Rypien in Tuesday’s game in Minnesota.

Reached by The Province Friday following the announcement of Rypien’s six-game suspension by the NHL for his actions, Engquist acknowledged he is seeking legal advice but refused further comment.

The 28-year-old has apparently been inundated with media requests and suffered harassment on the Internet and through emails.

Engquist did grant an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune and revealed that he received a call from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who offered him tickets to a game and dinner.

“He said, ‘Sorry about the events, and players should never, ever put their hands on a fan.’ He said he’d like to offer me tickets to a game and dinner, and I thought that was very nice of him.

Click on the Province link for the rest of the article.

Surly & I are conducting a further investigation into this. Stay tuned. More to come…