Headshots October 4th

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.

Above is the helmet sticker the Canucks will wear in commemoration of Rick Rypien. Many thanks to @mhenderson95 for the image. The Canucks also announced that the team will honour Rypien’s memory on October 18th against the New York Rangers. 

I expect the team will announce plans to honour Pavel Demitra tomorrow. From a PR perspective it would’ve been tone deaf to do both at once.

Jeff Paterson has a really good take previewing the Canucks season. His main assertion: don’t expect the Canucks to have as much surface level success this season, but expect them to be a "tougher" opponent.

Harrison Mooney at Passittobulis asks the question: Is Cody Hodgson a potential Calder candidate? I’m not holding my breath, If Hodgson manages to stay with the team for 60 games (or until Raymond returns), and pots 10 goals – that would be a hugely successful season in my eyes.

DownGoesBrown previews the Western Conference. His prediction for the Canucks: "the Canucks’ point total goes down, despite nobody even touching it." Well played DGB, well played.

GIF BREAK: Kesler’s kids are beyond adorable. via taylorpyatt.tumblr.com.

TSN announced their "top-50 NHL players list" and Cam Charron has a bone to pick with Roberto Luongo’s ranking.

The Stanchion looks at newly acquired Dale Wiese’s fight-card and realizes that Dale Wiese isn’t all that good at fighting. Want to know what Wiese can do? Check out my take on his acquisition from earlier today.