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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: #VanekWatch2018, Gudbranson and Trade Deadline fun!

Two words; Trade. Deadline. The most exciting day on the NHL calendar. Well, not if the Senators decide to trade Erik Karlsson tonight instead. Let’s start with what we already know. The Canucks are a team in selling mode with a small selection of assets that teams are going to take a serious look at, […]

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The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness

With the end of October nearly here, it’s finally time to start taking the NHL standings seriously. Um, never mind. We’d better give it another week or two. It says a lot about the absolute madness going on in the NHL when the Canucks jumping from 29th overall last year to third in the Pacific […]

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The Sunday Crease: Victory, Pouliot and Real Hockey!

Wow. By a show of hands, who woke up this morning still energized about the Canucks’ massive win over the Oilers last night? Oh wait, I can’t see your hands. Ah well, I’ll just make it the poll question down below instead. To recap, the Canucks gave up a goal on the first shot of […]

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The Sunday Crease: Preseason, Sedins and Arenas

As I put the final touches on this second edition of the Sunday Crease, the Canucks were being dismantled by the Vegas Golden Knights, a team playing its first ever NHL exhibition game. Granted, Vancouver’s lineup was made up of mostly prospects and perennial AHLer’s, but the Knights’ quite similar lineup took Vancouver’s kids to […]