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Benning All Along | March 5, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody break down the wild Jim Benning press conference Friday morning, the Canucks Thursday night victory over the Maple Leafs, Calgary replacing Geoff Ward with Darryl Sutter and check in on the Utica Comets.

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A Tale of Two Goalies | March 2, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks two-game split in Winnipeg, Thatcher Demko wrestling the starting goalie spot away from Braden Holtby, Nate Schmidt finally getting puck luck, the Jake Virtanen/Danton Heinen trade rumours, Jordan Binnington’s antics against the Sharks, the Sabres disaster and listener questions!

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 8): The Multiverse of Madness

As the NHL calendar flips over the middle frame of the 2021 season, one fact has become more and more clear; the North Division is a mess. A colossal, ridiculous, beautiful mess. When experts and fans were making their playoff predictions back in January, there was always a clear sense that three major divides separated […]

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Orange Crush’d | February 26, 2021

In this episode: Lachlan breaks down the Canucks shutout loss to Mike Smith and the Oilers, Thatcher Demko’s inspired play and rise into a bonafide starting goalie, how the Canucks have lost their identity and if it’s possible to fix sooner rather than later, Jack Rathbone’s excellent pro debut with the Utica Comets and the […]

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By A Thousand Cuts | February 23, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks back-to-back blown games against the Jets and Oilers, the team’s struggles with overcoming adversity, Artemi Panarin’s leave of absence from the Rangers, the Predators going into full rebuild mode, Jeff Skinner’s heathy scratching by the Sabres and who would play emergency goalie David Ayres in […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 7): Reverse Retro Week!

The North Division may have the most exciting hockey of any in the NHL, but their Reverse Retro jersey collection sure doesn’t match. When you do a regular power rankings list with only seven teams at your disposal, sometimes it can be difficult to find new reasons to bump teams up and down every single […]

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A Spritely Affair | February 19, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ shutout loss to Laurent Brossoit and the Winnipeg Jets, the Reverse Retros, Olli Juolevi becoming a solid NHL defensemen, Nils Höglander and Derek Forbort’s new rivalry, poor late game officiating, the Sabres potentially exploring a Jack Eichel trade, what a Canucks deal with Buffalo would […]

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Just Howlin’ | February 16, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ long weekend split with the Flames, Francesco Aquilini’s weekend Twitter thread, the moral victories of the team’s recent play, Brock Boeser’s early scoring breakout, the Jake Virtanen trade rumours, the Arizona Coyotes’ bombshell, Alex Galchenyuk being traded twice in one weekend, and the Utica Comets’ […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 6): Oilers – finally – crack the top four

Back in the early 2010s, I had a lot of optimism about how the NHL would look by the next decade. The Canucks were going to be fully through a Stanley Cup dynasty, the league was finally going to let the Phoenix Coyotes move to Quebec City, and the Edmonton Oilers were going to be […]

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A Calgary Flim-Flam | February 12, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody recap the Canucks loss to the Flames and discuss the underappreciated play of Thatcher Demko, the top six re-finding their groove, Jim Benning’s future, the affect of losing Justin Bailey and who could replace him, the Adam Gaudette to Nashville rumours and the NHL’s COVID protocols missing the mark.