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The CreaseCast

First Games for Everyone | May 4, 2021

In this episode: A brief intro discussing the Jake Virtanen story (CW: sexual misconduct); the guys discuss Lach’s Botchford Project experience, the Canucks’ two losses to the Oilers, Jack Rathbone and Kole Lind’s NHL debuts, the Comets’ potential move to Abbotsford and the Tom Wilson debacle. 00:00 Jake Virtanen intro (CW: sexual misconduct) 04:50 Main […]

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The CreaseCast

J.T. Miller vs. the World | April 16, 2021

In this episode: Lach talks about J.T. Miller’s comments that led to the Canucks’ schedule change, Bo Horvat’s first press conference since COVID, the lack of accountability from Canucks’ ownership and management, Elias Pettersson’s upper body injury that may end his season, the Comets’ future in Utica and the Lightning’s special Stanley Cup slumber party […]

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The CreaseCast

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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The CreaseCast

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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The CreaseCast

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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LITC Blog

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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Daily Hive Offside

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 […]

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Finding better nicknames for new Canucks players

Hockey players suck at nicknames. When the Vancouver Canucks opened training camp with media interviews on Thursday, it was the players’ first chance to talk about their offseason training regiments, their goals for the season and their first impressions of their new teammates. But when Chris Tanev was asked the latter question, he unknowingly admitted […]