In this episode I talk about the Canucks statement win over the Sharks, how the team’s California road trip has boosted Quinn Hughes’ stock and why keeping both Jacob Markstrom and Thatcher Demko makes sense for a playoff push. I … Continue reading Californian Crusade | The Sunday Crease: November 3, 2019
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
It’s been a long, long time since you could mention the Vancouver Canucks and “playoffs” in the same sentence. And yet, here we are. The Canucks have a very clear vision on how to celebrate their 50th anniversary season properly; a season … Continue reading Pacific Peeks: Vancouver Canucks
Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on my site, but I have been busy elsewhere! I’ve been doing a lot of San Jose Barracuda coverage over at Fear the Fin and if you haven’t listened … Continue reading Hey now, I’m an All-Star (attendee)!
In this week’s episode, Lach and Nora talk about the Flyers firing Dave Hakstol, the quick rise of the Pacific Division, the Sharks are red hot, the Canucks shocking the world and Lach goes on a tangent about Jon Cooper … Continue reading Naughty and Nice | The Van Jose Podcast: Dec 20, 2018
Exhale British Columbia, they’ve done it. After nearly two and a half weeks, they’ve finally done it. On the strength of Elias Pettersson’s two point night, Adam Gaudette’s first NHL goal and Sam Gagner’s first tally since returning to the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Gagner’s revival, Roussel’s got bite and A WIN, finally
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