When J.T. Miller joined the Vancouver Canucks through a controversial trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning in June, some big expectations came with him. Any time a player costs a first-round pick, the bar of success is immediately set in … Continue reading Miller exceeding early expectations for Canucks after controversial trade
Lach and Nora talk about the legacy of Joe Thornton, the Sharks roller coaster run, the Canucks’ struggles on the road and in the infirmary, the breaking news of the Carl Hagelin/Tanner Pearson trade, the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame … Continue reading The Karlsson Kurse | The Van Jose Podcast: Nov 14, 2018
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Pettersson aftermath, Boeser and Horvat gaining momentum and a…podcast?
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Pettersson’s magical debut, Gagner and the Season of Youth
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 … Continue reading Pacific Preview: Vancouver Canucks
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Sedins, Team Awards and The End
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Gaudette, Demko and How the Kids Flipped the Script
The Canucks’ season wasn’t supposed to end like this. It was supposed to end with Brock Boeser beating Pavel Bure’s rookie scoring title. With him walking onstage at the NHL Awards in June to accept the Calder Trophy as the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Leipsic, Boeser and Hope from Sweden
With the Canucks’ heart wrenching 3-2 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs last night, it marked the halfway point of the Canucks season, meaning it’s time to take stock of what we have so far. My list just says Brock … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Halfway, Boeser, and a Partnership!
With the end of October nearly here, it’s finally time to start taking the NHL standings seriously. Um, never mind. We’d better give it another week or two. It says a lot about the absolute madness going on in the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness