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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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Hell and Oates | February 5, 2021

In this episode: Lach is on his own tonight to talk about the Canucks embarrassing 7-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, why it’s a microcosm for how management has bungled the construction of the team, Jim Benning’s poor excuse for letting Tyler Toffoli walk in free agency and how COVID is affecting the schedules […]

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Oil and Water | January 15, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody breakdown the #Canucks two game split against the Oilers, Nils Höglander’s wild NHL debut, Olli Juolevi’s first regular season games and how he can build on them, what to do about the glaring hole on Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser’s wing, Canucks power play fixes, how Braden Holtby and […]

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Hockey Eve EXTRAVAGANZA! | January 12, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody set up the Canucks’ 2021 season with full predictions, roster and player expectations, discuss the COVID concerns for J.T. Miller and Jordie Benn and how it’ll impact the season opener, Loui Eriksson’s taxi squad demotion and preview Vancouver’s first two games against the Oilers.

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Mr. Bo Dangles | August 16, 2020

In this episode: Lach talks about Bo Horvat’s evolution into the Canucks sniper, their overtime win vs. the Blues in Game 2, Andrei Svechnikov’s injury against Boston, Tuukka Rask’s decision to leave Return to Play and how goaltending has affected the Flames/Stars series. Subscribe to the channel! https://bit.ly/CreaseCastYTGet a weekly bonus episode of the CreaseCast and […]

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All Nucks, No ‘Gloria’ | August 13, 2020

In this episode: Lach recaps how the Canucks’ young guns took over and outlasted a chippy St. Louis Blues team in Game 1, why the second game could be the most crucial to besting the defending Stanley Cup champions, Joonas Korpisalo’s legendary week and the redemption of James Reimer. Subscribe to the channel! https://bit.ly/CreaseCastYT Get […]

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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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Wrest-less (ft. Justin Morissette) | April 4, 2020

In this episode, Lachlan is joined by Justin Morissette (Sportsnet 650/Locked on Canucks) to discuss their favourite memories from the 2019-20 Canucks season, or lack thereof. They also talk about Quinn Hughes’ phenomenal rookie campaign, what made Elias Pettersson team MVP, how video games built an early love of hockey, Justin’s career in the radio/podcast […]

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Californian Crusade | November 3, 2019

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 also talk to JD Young (Fear the Fin) about the Sharks recent woes and what […]

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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 […]