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Jacob Markstrom leaves legacy as one of the Canucks’ greatest goalie success stories

When Jacob Markstrom signed a six-year, $36 million deal with the Calgary Flames on the opening day of free agency, it ended more than just the Trevor Linden trade tree. It also finished a six year span in Vancouver where Markstrom rose from an AHL regular to one of the best goalies in the NHL. […]

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The CreaseCast

Schmidt Happens | October 12, 2020

In this episode: Lach goes on a long rant about the Canucks losing everyone in free agency and where they go from here, the NHL Draft, the Nate Schmidt trade, a tribute to Jacob Markstrom and a recap of some of the biggest signings of this year’s free agent class.

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Thunderstruck | October 3, 2020

In this episode: The Tampa Bay Lightning finally win their second Stanley Cup and proceed to celebrate it irresponsibly, the quiet rise of Andrei Vasilevskiy, why Lach thinks the Canucks definitely shouldn’t pursue a trade for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and how the recent signings of Robin Lehner and other goalies have set the market for Jacob […]

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The Nice Episode | September 27, 2020

In this episode: The Dallas Stars aren’t going home, Lach’s overly upset about the NHL Awards results, why the Red Wings aren’t a good fit for Jacob Markstrom, the Senators crazy cap space and why they’re a potential Canucks trading partner, and breaking down the Patric Hornqvist/Mike Matheson trade between Pittsburgh and Florida.

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Capped Out | September 13, 2020

In this episode: Lach talks about the Canucks’ cap plans, how they can improve the roster for the short term, why their biggest upcoming contract negotiation might be goalie coach Ian Clark, Robin Lehner’s rumored extension in Vegas and how it affects the Jacob Markstrom market, how the Lightning and Stars have been able to […]

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Why MOTTE Us?! | August 22, 2020

In this episode: The Vancouver Canucks are going to the second round! Lach goes over the Canucks’ victories in Games 5 and 6 over the Blues, how Tyler Motte and the bottom six rose to the occasion, Travis Green’s excellent series, Jacob Markstrom outdueling the Binnington/Allen duo, how the Canucks match up against the Vegas […]

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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 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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Second Plans and Last Dances (ft. Israel Fehr) | April 22, 2020

In this episode, Lachlan’s joined by Israel Fehr (The Athletic Vancouver) to talk about his career covering sports across the world, the NHL’s plans to return in July, the league’s recent efforts to market their players, Jacob Markstrom’s contract situation, memories of the Vancouver Grizzlies and thoughts on the first two episodes of “The Last […]

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How the All-Star play of Jacob Markstrom has been a constant in a chaotic Canucks season

When Jacob Markstrom makes his debut as an NHL All-Star during Friday night’s Skills competition in St. Louis, he’ll be following in the footsteps of some of the greatest Canucks goalies of all time: Roberto Luongo, Kirk McLean, Gary Smith and, of course, the legendary John Garrett. While Markstrom may have gotten his invite to All-Star […]