All it took was 227 minutes and 57 seconds. Despite all the odds being stacked against them, the Vancouver Canucks scored three goals on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks, ending a nearly four-game long scoring drought that included … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Kids break the streak, Evander Kane and Playoff Watch
The Canucks’ season wasn’t supposed to end like this. It was supposed to end with Brock Boeser beating Pavel Bure’s rookie scoring title. With him walking onstage at the NHL Awards in June to accept the Calder Trophy as the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Leipsic, Boeser and Hope from Sweden
This week should’ve been a happy one in Vancouver. A positive one, if you will. At Monday’s Trade Deadline, Jim Benning and Trevor Linden’s management team made two moves; one was the acquisition of developing winger Brendan Leipsic from the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: New Guys, Injuries and Positivity
The countdown is on. Welcome to Lach’s 2018 Trade Deadline Extravaganza! I’ll be updating this page with my analysis of all of today’s trades and transactions, as well as discussing the latest rumours and ideas of the day, so make … Continue reading Lach’s 2018 Trade Deadline Extravaganza!
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: #VanekWatch2018, Gudbranson and Trade Deadline fun!
Here’s a philosophical question for you; if you get a win against a team playing their second game of a back-to-back, does it actually count? According to the NHL standings page it does, so I’ll go forward based on that … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Goldobin, Team Canada, and Winning it Weird
With the Canucks’ heart wrenching 3-2 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs last night, it marked the halfway point of the Canucks season, meaning it’s time to take stock of what we have so far. My list just says Brock … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Halfway, Boeser, and a Partnership!
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Victory, Pouliot and Real Hockey!
Exhale Vancouver, Bo is officially back. After months of waiting, the Canucks announced yesterday that they had finally signed Bo Horvat to a six-year contract worth $33 million. The deal will see Horvat make $5.5 million per year through the 2022-23 … Continue reading With his new six-year deal, Bo Horvat is ready to make the Canucks his team