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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Updated 10 am: It didn’t take long for this article to be quickly outdated.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

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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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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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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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 2): The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Playoff Game

can’t believe we waited 5 years for playoff hockey and we got that — Georgia (@georgiatwiss) August 3, 2020 It took five years for the Canucks to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and after Game One it was almost enough to make you wish they hadn’t at all. In a regular best-of-seven series […]

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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 1): Canucks optimism, early upsets and judging postseason jersey sets

Who’s ready for some summer playoff hockey?! 24 teams playing 52 games over nine days. A Stanley Cup Playoffs unlike any the world has ever seen. And that’s before even getting to the fact that the Vancouver Canucks are making their unofficial postseason return after five long years. Five months after the COVID-19 pandemic brought […]

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Canucks’ Summer Camp Blog: Boeser rumours, Rathbone signs and MacEwen’s big week

Embed from Getty Images After being locked in our houses for approximately a quarter of a century to shield ourselves from pandemics, murder hornets and horrible renditions of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, the world is starting to take its first steps back into its new normalcy. And for 24 NHL teams, that means returning to the […]

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The CreaseCast

Gossip Goalie | July 12, 2020

In this episode: Lachlan talks about the official Return to Play, the NHL and NHLPA finding labour peace, Brock Boeser trade rumours and the Canucks’ salary cap issues, various players opting out and Lach’s early thoughts on Gossip Girl. Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed the article, join my Patreon for exclusive podcasts and early access […]

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We Are All Placeholder E | July 5, 2020

In this episode; Lach returns from summer break to talk about the Canucks phased return to the ice, Edmonton and Toronto being selected as Return to Play hubs, the NHL Draft Lottery results, the newest edition of Hall of Fame inductees, why Alex Mogilny should’ve been one of them and the importance of the current […]

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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 […]