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The Sunday Crease: Pettersson aftermath, Boeser and Horvat gaining momentum and a…podcast?

Being a hockey writer/fan hybrid is really difficult sometimes. Every now and then, a moment or event comes along where, even though you need to be impartial and take all sides into consideration, your mind is blurred by the personal bias your mind has spent a lifetime building. For me, that moment came midway through […]

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The Sunday Crease: Pettersson’s magical debut, Gagner and the Season of Youth

If you want to describe the Vancouver Canucks first two games of the 2018-19 season, you really only need two words. Elias. Pettersson. It was only fitting that Elias would be the one to score Vancouver’s first goal of the new season, for his first NHL goal on his first shot in his first game. […]

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The Sunday Crease: Recapping (almost) every Canuck’s preseason

“Hey Lach, where was the Sunday Crease last week? I wanted immediate analysis on preseason hockey, something we all care very deeply about!” Yes, the Sunday Crease didn’t go up as planned last week, and that’s due to a couple different issues; a larger work schedule and poor time management on my own part led […]

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Fear the Fin

Pacific Preview: Vancouver Canucks

Ask a Sharks fan for their thoughts on the Vancouver Canucks, and the answers probably won’t be very positive. Memories of a once dominant franchise featuring some of hockey’s most hated pests like Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows have left San Jose’s fanbase with a very foul taste in their mouths, even though the Canucks of today are nothing like […]

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The Sunday Crease: Pettersson hype, Young Stars shine and State of the Blog

Last year, I decided to try my hand at writing a weekly column, with the hopes that I could use it to cover more Canucks topics every week as well as learn a little time management along the way. Aside from some early slipups, I managed to pull it all together and create a column […]

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Canucks bet big on grit in Free Agency, but at what cost?

The Canucks made a number of signings on the first day of NHL free agency, and if you’re anything like me, it left you with a bad taste in your mouth. That, and some salty language. But let’s see if we can fix that, shall we? Jim Benning and Co. have truly embraced the idea […]