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Mystery Hockey Theatre: Defenders of the Pond (1994)

There was once a time in sports where season ticket holders were sent promotional VHS tapes or DVDs as free gifts, only to watch them approximately once or twice before leaving them in a drawer or on a high shelf to gather dust. Where leagues would produce documentaries and highlight packs for nearly every occasion, […]

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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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Knight Class: Lessons the Canucks can take from the Vegas series into free agency

So your team came within one win of the Western Conference Final. As if 2020 could get any weirder, right? No one expected the Vancouver Canucks to win a playoff series over the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, let alone drag the Vegas Golden Knights to a Game 7 in Round 2, at […]

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How stability and versatility helped Tanner Pearson to a career season in Vancouver

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a year ago, Tanner Pearson was on his third team in a single season. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago was only a year ago right now, but that’s not the point. The deal that brought Pearson from the Penguins in exchange for Erik Gudbranson […]

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Why the NHL’s acceptance of player gaming is a small step that makes real progress

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been spending a lot of your time lately in front of a TV or computer screen. When it comes to everyday life in the middle of a pandemic, digital media offers some of the easiest ways you can try to escape for a few hours, be it watching […]

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Remembering the best of times in the toughest of times

Obviously, no one expected the 2019-20 NHL season to end like this. As I sit at home in my apartment’s office/living room, it’s hard to keep yourself occupied on rewatching Parks and Rec and The Mandalorian when the world seems to be crumbling around you. But even though it’s hard to find any positives to […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Ferland, Goalies and Seatmates

Talk about a roller coaster. The last couple weeks have seen some serious hills and valleys for the Canucks; three straight wins at home, a come from behind victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champs, a shutout at the hands of the other Hughes and the Devils and then an escape from New York City […]

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State of the Blog 2019-20: The Boy is Back in Town

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great summer vacation! Your essays on it are due next week, but today we’ll just be going over the syllabus for next season. I’m Hooooome! First of all, if you haven’t heard already, I made a big life change over the summer and moved back home to […]

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Expecto Patreon-um!

Hey everyone! Today I’m doing a small update to announce some big news; I’ve officially launched a brand new Patreon page for my website! Ooo, a Patreon. Howwww original. I know, I know. It’s not exactly a revolutionary idea, but it’s the best option out there right now. So why are you starting a Patreon? […]

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Canucks’ new uniforms: the good, the bad and the meh

Just when you think the hockey season is over, some news pulls you right back to the ice surface. In preparation for their 49th season 50th anniversary, yesterday the Canucks unveiled four new uniforms that they’ll be wearing in 2019-20 and beyond. These jerseys include an updated home-and-away killer whale set (minus the ‘VANCOUVER’ wordmark), […]