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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: 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 […]

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The Sunday Crease: Halfway, Boeser, and a Partnership!

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 Boeser and injuries. Vancouver’s fallen into the bottom of the Western Conference, thanks to earning […]

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The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness

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 NHL when the Canucks jumping from 29th overall last year to third in the Pacific […]

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The Sunday Crease: Edler, Eriksson and Videos

If you learned about Greek mythology when you were a kid, you probably know the story of King Sisyphus. The legend goes that when Sisyphus died he was sent to the Underworld, where he was given the eternal punishment of pushing a boulder up a hill, only for it to roll all the way back […]

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The Sunday Crease: Preseason, Sedins and Arenas

As I put the final touches on this second edition of the Sunday Crease, the Canucks were being dismantled by the Vegas Golden Knights, a team playing its first ever NHL exhibition game. Granted, Vancouver’s lineup was made up of mostly prospects and perennial AHLer’s, but the Knights’ quite similar lineup took Vancouver’s kids to […]