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Knight Class: Lessons the Canucks can take from the Vegas series into free agency

So your team came within one win of the Western Conference Final. As if 2020 could get any weirder, right? No one expected the Vancouver Canucks to win a playoff series over the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, let alone drag the Vegas Golden Knights to a Game 7 in Round 2, at […]

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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 2): The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Playoff Game

can’t believe we waited 5 years for playoff hockey and we got that — Georgia (@georgiatwiss) August 3, 2020 It took five years for the Canucks to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and after Game One it was almost enough to make you wish they hadn’t at all. In a regular best-of-seven series […]

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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 1): Canucks optimism, early upsets and judging postseason jersey sets

Who’s ready for some summer playoff hockey?! 24 teams playing 52 games over nine days. A Stanley Cup Playoffs unlike any the world has ever seen. And that’s before even getting to the fact that the Vancouver Canucks are making their unofficial postseason return after five long years. Five months after the COVID-19 pandemic brought […]

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Flying Vees and Best-of-V’s: A look back at the Canucks’ history in five game series

When the Canucks drop the puck against the Minnesota Wild for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, it’ll be the first postseason meeting between the two clubs since 2003. (Let’s not talk about that today, shall we?) But it also marks the first time in 33 years that Vancouver will take part in a best-of-five […]

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Canucks’ Summer Camp Blog: Boeser rumours, Rathbone signs and MacEwen’s big week

Embed from Getty Images After being locked in our houses for approximately a quarter of a century to shield ourselves from pandemics, murder hornets and horrible renditions of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, the world is starting to take its first steps back into its new normalcy. And for 24 NHL teams, that means returning to the […]

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The 2020 Lach in the Crease Awards

NHL Awards voting season is officially upon us, and while the Professional Hockey Writers Association is busy trying to figure out if Leon Draisaitl is Hart-worthy or how to deny Quinn Hughes of the Calder Trophy he so richly deserves, I decided to go in a different direction. The Canucks already have a set of […]

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How stability and versatility helped Tanner Pearson to a career season in Vancouver

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a year ago, Tanner Pearson was on his third team in a single season. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago was only a year ago right now, but that’s not the point. The deal that brought Pearson from the Penguins in exchange for Erik Gudbranson […]

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Why the NHL’s acceptance of player gaming is a small step that makes real progress

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been spending a lot of your time lately in front of a TV or computer screen. When it comes to everyday life in the middle of a pandemic, digital media offers some of the easiest ways you can try to escape for a few hours, be it watching […]

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LITC Update

Remembering the best of times in the toughest of times

Obviously, no one expected the 2019-20 NHL season to end like this. As I sit at home in my apartment’s office/living room, it’s hard to keep yourself occupied on rewatching Parks and Rec and The Mandalorian when the world seems to be crumbling around you. But even though it’s hard to find any positives to […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Ferland, Goalies and Seatmates

Talk about a roller coaster. The last couple weeks have seen some serious hills and valleys for the Canucks; three straight wins at home, a come from behind victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champs, a shutout at the hands of the other Hughes and the Devils and then an escape from New York City […]