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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 10): Jets fly to the top as second half begins

As the NHL season rounds the halfway point, the speed at which we’ve gotten here almost feels like a fever dream. Actually, considering why we’re all inside and not watching all these games live, “fever dream” is a pretty apt description. The recent stretch hasn’t been kind to many teams in the North. The Leafs […]

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Tyler Selke Myers | March 12, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ latest loss to the Canadiens, how to fix a depleted bottom six, the AHL pausing the Comets season for a week, Jordan Binnington’s massive new contract with the Blues, Patrik Laine’s struggles in Columbus, the ESPN/NHL contract details, the one year anniversary of the COVID […]

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Brock Star | March 9, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks sudden three game winning streak, the rise of Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette’s curse breaking goal, prepping for the Trade Deadline, Ian Clark’s future in Vancouver, Michael DiPietro’s lack of game action and the NHL’s new seven year broadcast deal with ESPN.

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 9): Let Chaos Reign

If a time traveler showed up in my office today and told me by the end of this wild 2021 season, every single head coach on a Canadian NHL team would be different than the bench bosses who started the year, I’d believe it. This week perfectly encapsulated what it means to be playing hockey […]

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Benning All Along | March 5, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody break down the wild Jim Benning press conference Friday morning, the Canucks Thursday night victory over the Maple Leafs, Calgary replacing Geoff Ward with Darryl Sutter and check in on the Utica Comets.

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A Tale of Two Goalies | March 2, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks two-game split in Winnipeg, Thatcher Demko wrestling the starting goalie spot away from Braden Holtby, Nate Schmidt finally getting puck luck, the Jake Virtanen/Danton Heinen trade rumours, Jordan Binnington’s antics against the Sharks, the Sabres disaster and listener questions!

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 8): The Multiverse of Madness

As the NHL calendar flips over the middle frame of the 2021 season, one fact has become more and more clear; the North Division is a mess. A colossal, ridiculous, beautiful mess. When experts and fans were making their playoff predictions back in January, there was always a clear sense that three major divides separated […]

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Orange Crush’d | February 26, 2021

In this episode: Lachlan breaks down the Canucks shutout loss to Mike Smith and the Oilers, Thatcher Demko’s inspired play and rise into a bonafide starting goalie, how the Canucks have lost their identity and if it’s possible to fix sooner rather than later, Jack Rathbone’s excellent pro debut with the Utica Comets and the […]

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By A Thousand Cuts | February 23, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks back-to-back blown games against the Jets and Oilers, the team’s struggles with overcoming adversity, Artemi Panarin’s leave of absence from the Rangers, the Predators going into full rebuild mode, Jeff Skinner’s heathy scratching by the Sabres and who would play emergency goalie David Ayres in […]

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 7): Reverse Retro Week!

The North Division may have the most exciting hockey of any in the NHL, but their Reverse Retro jersey collection sure doesn’t match. When you do a regular power rankings list with only seven teams at your disposal, sometimes it can be difficult to find new reasons to bump teams up and down every single […]