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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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Jugg-Or-Not | July 2, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody discuss why the Canadiens chances against the Lightning are just about gone, the Canucks exploring trade options for Nate Schmidt, the Oilers re-signing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and potentially trading for Duncan Keith, the Wild giving Joel Eriksson Ek an eight year extension, and Viktor Arvidsson being traded to the Kings.

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CANADA’S TEAM | June 25, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody salute the Western(?) Conference Champion Montreal Canadiens and how they’ll fare in the Stanley Cup Final against the Lightning or the Islanders, why the Habs are not an example of “playoff luck” that the Canucks can emulate, the Seattle Kraken hiring Dave Hakstol as their first head coach and […]

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Tyler Myers Lemon | June 8, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody hash out the Troy Stecher/Tyler Myers debate and how to fix the Canucks’ right side of defense, review the Canucks Store’s new Players Design Series, apologize for jinxing the Avalanche in their series against the Golden Knights, talk about Tyler Toffoli and the Canadiens’ sweep of the Jets and […]

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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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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 15): The Habs’ Gambit

I so many questions about the Montreal Canadiens that I’d like answered. Who are the Canadiens? Also, what are the Canadiens? And why are the Canadiens? No matter how you slice it, the Canadiens are a team that don’t make much sense. One week they’ll play such inspired hockey that people will call them a […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 14): Jets and Leafs turns bitter while Canucks grab top spot

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs just around the corner – barring any more problems with COVID-19 – the intensity within the North Division has been picking up with every passing week. And it all came to a head on Thursday and Saturday, when the Jets and Maple Leafs locked horns during a chaotic two game […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 13): Canucks make statement return from COVID

It’s not often your weekly column is forced to take a two week hiatus. But when a massive COVID outbreak hit the Canucks and put the team out of commission, suddenly it was really hard to make funny jokes. In fact, it still kind of is. The Canucks finally returned to ice tonight against the […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 12): Goalies, Goalies, Goalies

This season has been rough on everybody. But not many have it rougher than Anton Forsberg. Forsberg had started the season off on the right foot, earning a one year, $700K deal from the Edmonton Oilers in October to join their taxi squad behind the established duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen. But what […]