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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: 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 […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Bye Bye Bye, the Sedins’ Future and the Trouble with Trading Tanev

The Canucks returned from their bye week in the same way we all do after a vacation; with a jarring shock of reality. Both of Vancouver’s weekend losses to the Oilers and Jets were cases of a superior team showing its strength against a clearly outmatched team. The Canucks were unable to keep up with […]

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The Sunday Crease: Goldobin, Team Canada, and Winning it Weird

Here’s a philosophical question for you; if you get a win against a team playing their second game of a back-to-back, does it actually count? According to the NHL standings page it does, so I’ll go forward based on that info. The Canucks have fallen back to Earth in the last couple weeks, but with […]

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LTC1: 2016-17 Season

Blue Case of Emotion [Game 19: CHI 4, VAN 3 (OT)] – Lach Talks Canucks 1

Everything happened! At once! AHHHHHHHHHH! Hi everybody! Sorry I disappeared for the last couple weeks. Things have been a little hectic around here lately, but I’m hoping to be all caught up by the Christmas break! Thank you so much for sticking with me!  – Lach