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Flaming Out | January 19, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody break down the Canucks two-game sweep at the hands of Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames, Elias Pettersson’s early frustrations, the team’s continuing struggles on special teams, why it’s still too early for fans to overreact, Vancouver’s upcoming home opener against Montreal, Carolina’s positive Covid tests, the Avalanche making […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings: Week 2

We might be just a handful of games into the 2021 season, but one fact about the North Division has already been cemented; this year is going to be an absolute gongshow. Out of the six teams in the group that’ve already played multiple games, all of them have won and lost at least one […]

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Oil and Water | January 15, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody breakdown the #Canucks two game split against the Oilers, Nils Höglander’s wild NHL debut, Olli Juolevi’s first regular season games and how he can build on them, what to do about the glaring hole on Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser’s wing, Canucks power play fixes, how Braden Holtby and […]

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Hockey Eve EXTRAVAGANZA! | January 12, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody set up the Canucks’ 2021 season with full predictions, roster and player expectations, discuss the COVID concerns for J.T. Miller and Jordie Benn and how it’ll impact the season opener, Loui Eriksson’s taxi squad demotion and preview Vancouver’s first two games against the Oilers.

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings: Week 1

The 2021 NHL season is going to be unlike any we’ve ever seen before, and that starts with the league’s new temporary divisions that teams will play their entire 56 game schedule in. And while all four of these new groups has their storylines, favourites and fan intrigue, there is none more highly anticipated than […]

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The Light at the End | December 13, 2020

In this episode: Lach goes over the Canucks anthem singer saga, the Holtby mask discussion, two lawsuits looming over the hockey community (listener warning: skip ahead to 57:35 to avoid gory lawsuit details) and how they’ll hopefully inspire change, the Panthers new goalie system and a few good causes to check out.

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LITC Blog

Mystery Hockey Theatre: Defenders of the Pond (1994)

There was once a time in sports where season ticket holders were sent promotional VHS tapes or DVDs as free gifts, only to watch them approximately once or twice before leaving them in a drawer or on a high shelf to gather dust. Where leagues would produce documentaries and highlight packs for nearly every occasion, […]

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Two Tortoises and a Lu Jersey on a Pear Tree | December 3, 2020

In this episode: Lach introduces the new CreaseCast studio, yells about why Roberto Luongo deserves to have his jersey retired by the Canucks (again), why the Canucks might have trouble in an all Canadian Division, the saga of Braden Holtby’s tortoises, Mikhail Sergachev’s new deal in Tampa and the tragic death of a Garfield themed […]

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Jacob Markstrom leaves legacy as one of the Canucks’ greatest goalie success stories

When Jacob Markstrom signed a six-year, $36 million deal with the Calgary Flames on the opening day of free agency, it ended more than just the Trevor Linden trade tree. It also finished a six year span in Vancouver where Markstrom rose from an AHL regular to one of the best goalies in the NHL. […]

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Schmidt Happens | October 12, 2020

In this episode: Lach goes on a long rant about the Canucks losing everyone in free agency and where they go from here, the NHL Draft, the Nate Schmidt trade, a tribute to Jacob Markstrom and a recap of some of the biggest signings of this year’s free agent class.