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The CreaseCast

Gossip Goalie | July 12, 2020

In this episode: Lachlan talks about the official Return to Play, the NHL and NHLPA finding labour peace, Brock Boeser trade rumours and the Canucks’ salary cap issues, various players opting out and Lach’s early thoughts on Gossip Girl. Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed the article, join my Patreon for exclusive podcasts and early access […]

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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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Daily Hive Offside

Miller exceeding early expectations for Canucks after controversial trade

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 a high place. The season might only be two weeks old, but so far the […]

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The Van Jose Podcast

The Karlsson Kurse | The Van Jose Podcast: Nov 14, 2018

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 class and more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2PTSj0o Subscribe on Google Play: http://bit.ly/VJPGooglePlay Subscribe on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2FeOuPb

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The Sunday Crease

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

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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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

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: Leipsic, Boeser and Hope from Sweden

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 league’s best first-year. With commissioner Gary Bettman announcing that because of Boeser’s amazing season he […]