Evening Headshots October 3rd 2011

Kudos to @MHenderson95 on this wicked Jurassic Park 90’s skate logo Mash-up.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you’ve written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence – please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

Over at Passittobulis Daniel "Skeeter" Wagner analyzes Kesler’s absence – and how the ripple effects will impact the rest of the team.

Our friends over at SoYoureAnExpert.com invited me to appear on their podcast. Little did I know – I was opening for the great Jason Botchford who apparently "is Krs-1." These guys do a great job, they even manage to make listening to me talk for twenty minutes palatable.

A big stick-tap to Katie Maximick and the rest of the folks over at Canucks Hockey Blog for hosting the "Heart of a Canuck" contest. The contest is aimed at honouring a member of the community who embody the virtues of "integrity, passion, courage, humility" and community involvement that the Canucks and their fans (sometimes) hold dear. 

Cam Charron writing at Nucksmisconduct pegs 248 as the number of goals the Canucks will need to score to retain top-spot in the Western Conference. I spent an enormous amount of time crunching the numbers today, and you can find out what I think on Thursday at…. Oh wait, it’s a big secret. Well stay tuned on twitter, and you’ll figure it out.

GIF BREAK: You know who has the "Heart of a Canuck" – the guy who streaked the ice during the 1994 finals (via @MHenderson95):

Big news – Cody Hodgson has switched numbers and will sport the #9 in Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Let’s all hope that Cody Hodgson has a great Kariya, and if you don’t wish him well, then you can go to Hull…. I’ll show myself out.

Have you gotten in on the fun of the Nation Network’s First Annual Hockey Pool yet? Make sure you do!

Ryan Lambert at Puck Daddy thinks the Canucks will repeat as President’s Trophy winners this season. Cool.

And finally, Justin Bourne has launched his new blog at the Score. It’s called TBS (or the Backhand-Shelf) and promises to be pretty cool. Featured prominently at the blog will be card-carrying members of the Smylosphere Daniel Wagner, and our very own Cam Charron (his first post went live about forty minutes ago – and rules). Congrats and good luck fellahs!