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The CreaseCast

#WearAMask | April 2, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the newest wave of positive COVID tests on the Canucks, Thatcher Demko’s new contract and Kole Lind joining the Vancouver taxi squad. 00:00 A message from Editor Lach 06:37 Canucks get more positive COVID tests 37:40 Thatcher Demko gets 5 year, $25M extension 01:05:24 Kole Lind joins […]

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The CreaseCast

Veni Vidi Vesey (ft. Bryan Bastin) | March 19, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ latest OT win over the Canadiens, JT Miller’s sudden turn into Captain Clutch, Vancouver claiming Jimmy Vesey off waivers, the depth scoring work of Adam Gaudette, the loss of Tanner Pearson to injury, Thatcher Demko’s Vezina caliber play and what his upcoming contract might look […]

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The CreaseCast

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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LITC Blog

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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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Gagner’s revival, Roussel’s got bite and A WIN, finally

Exhale British Columbia, they’ve done it. After nearly two and a half weeks, they’ve finally done it. On the strength of Elias Pettersson’s two point night, Adam Gaudette’s first NHL goal and Sam Gagner’s first tally since returning to the big leagues, the Canucks pulled off their first win in nine tries on Saturday, a […]

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The Sunday Crease

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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LITC Blog

Canucks’ wealth of forwards means tough decisions for management

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! The beginning of the hockey season is right around the corner, and as the Canucks start gearing up for another grueling year, they have a lot of questions that need to be answered before the puck drops on October 3. But the biggest challenge ahead for […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Sedins, Team Awards and The End

The final horn on Saturday night was not only a metaphor for the 2017-18 Vancouver Canucks season, but also the last call for two of the greatest players in NHL history. Henrik and Daniel Sedin have given us 17 seasons of magic, entertainment, perseverance and amazing moments. And on Thursday, they gave us one last […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Gaudette, Demko and How the Kids Flipped the Script

If the Predators are the NHL’s best team, the Sabres are the NHL’s worst team and the Oilers are the NHL’s biggest gongshow, then the Canucks are certainly the weirdest. At the beginning of the week, the Canucks sat in a three-way tie for 28th in the league with Arizona and Ottawa, while dead last […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Tanev, Hart Candidates and the Value of Late Season Victories

The Canucks set out on the road this week with one goal in mind; to break a then six-game losing streak. They extended it to seven in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Golden Knights, but on Thursday against the Blackhawks they finally broke through. The 5-2 win over Chicago had plenty of […]