You have to be some kind of stupid to think that's not a memorial for Rypien.
you have to be some kind of desparate to think that it is.........take a look at the pic Avelanch posted.........it's pretty much completely faded..........it was a couple of kids writing something about Rypien on a pillar a year ago. The statue of RN is a memorial.......this is not. There is nothing disrespectful beyond the defacing of public property, which applies to those who wrote about Rypien as well.
I urge you to contact the Canucks and try and get an official memorial for RR if you feel that strongly about him. I'm sure his fans, friends and family woulf appreciate greatly