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Seattle Expansion Draft: Who the Canucks could lose and projecting the Kraken’s first 30 players

Updated 10 am: It didn’t take long for this article to be quickly outdated. Among the many draft picks Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli broke prior to the Expansion Draft was the Kraken choosing winger Kole Lind from the Canucks. And by the final choice of the night, rumour became reality. The loss of Lind to […]

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The CreaseCast

SILLY SZN | July 13, 2021

In this jam packed episode: Lach and Cody talk all about the Oilers trading for Duncan Keith, the Senators hiring Pierre McGuire as Senior Vice President of Player Development, the Wild buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter and what it represents, why Brandon Sutter’s future likely won’t include the Canucks and Pekka Rinne’s retirement.

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The CreaseCast

Abbotsford Revengers | July 9, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about ‘Black Widow’ and the future of action movies, the Canucks delaying the announcement for Abbotsford AHL’s branding, Michael DiPietro’s workload and how it will change on a Pacific Division AHL team, the Canucks and Kraken’s first ever meeting in September, Nikita Kucherov’s new sponsorship deal and bad […]

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The CreaseCast

2ampa Bay | July 7, 2021

In this episode: A tribute to the late Matiss Kivlenieks, the Tampa Bay Lightning winning their second straight Stanley Cup and how they did it, why the Canadiens should hold their heads high, Vladimir Tarasenko wanting a trade from the Blues and whether the Canucks could be the team that trades for him, along with […]

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LITC Blog

Name Game: Ranking the Canucks’ ten prospective names for Abbotsford AHL team

When it comes to the Canucks’ new American Hockey League affiliate coming to Abbotsford for the 2021-22 season, the potential roster and front office aren’t the parts of franchise building on everyone’s mind. It’s what the new team’s name and jerseys will look like. After spending eight seasons in New York sending prospects to the […]

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The CreaseCast

The Inconvenient CreaseCast | June 1, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks landing the 9th In this episode: Cody is on his own to break down the Leafs losing to the Canadiens and blowing another Game 7, the Canucks signing Vasili Podkolzin and Karel Plasek, and the dark truth behind Canadian residential school and why understanding their […]

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s FINAL North Division Power Rankings: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

I’ve never watched Cheers before, but I have seen the show’s final shot. Sam Malone closes up the bar, waves away a potential customer and takes one last stroll around the empty tavern, silently reminiscing about the memories made there. Here in the North Division, the Canucks and Flames will be locking up the joint. […]

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Canucks / The Botchford Project

Hög’s Plan: To teammates and coaches, Nils Höglander’s rookie experience is one like no other

Editors’ note: the following is an excerpt from my article written for the Vancouver Canucks as part of The Botchford Project mentorship program. Thank you so much to everyone who made this opportunity possible! Jumping into the National Hockey League can sometimes present a wide array of challenges for new players. What Nils Höglander has […]