The real #1 best pic: can't explain why I love it so much.

I never understood why so many of my teammates chose not to wear their fake teeth. I mean, I get it during the game – having your teeth in doesn’t provide you with a benefit, so why risk a complication – but still: we’re headed out to a movie, buddy, are they that hard to put in? The no-tooth thing is part of the whole hockey player vibe though, I guess. If you’re going as a hockey player for Halloween, you’d inevitably black out a tooth.

Related: if you were going as a hockey player for Halloween, you’d try to look as much as like Zack Kassian as humanly possible.

Dude is off to a great start in Vancouver, with five goals and a number of fights already under his belt through eight games, which has earned him a promotion to the top line alongside the Sedins. It’s this great start that got my attention, and brought me to his Getty Images page.

And HOLY CRAP: Zack Kassian is (unintentionally?) hilarious. I don’t actually know a whole ton about the guy aside from the fact that he takes amazing pictures. I’ve selected the ten best after eight games for your viewing pleasure, and I intend to stay on this throughout the season. Let’s dive in.

#10

Don’t worry, the looks get more blank as we go.

#9

His grimaces are not subtle, as you’ll figure out.

#8

Big Giggles should really be his nickname.

#7

Pretty standard offensive position. I mean, it’s like Crawford just played the “cups” game with him and he can’t figure out which one the ball is currently under.

#6

“Put ‘er there, lil’ guy!”

#5

Remebering he has a dentist appointment tomorrow.

#4

Hot chick in the third row face.

#3

With his linemates.

#2

Grrr, defending linemates. “I don’t really like doing this but I’m really good at it so here, eat this fist.”

And finally, your reminder that Zack Kassian is a nice, normal looking guy who just happens to be very expressive and refuses to wear his fake front tooth. I’ll stay on this, I promise. Doing the Lord’s work here.

#1

Oh, and if you want more on Kassian the player, not the goofball, nice post by Jeff Angus on him here.