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LITC Update

Hey now, I’m an All-Star (attendee)!

Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on my site, but I have been busy elsewhere! I’ve been doing a lot of San Jose Barracuda coverage over at Fear the Fin and if you haven’t listened to the Van Jose Podcast yet, a Canucks/Sharks show featuring myself and Nora Scally, we’ve […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Gagner’s revival, Roussel’s got bite and A WIN, finally

Exhale British Columbia, they’ve done it. After nearly two and a half weeks, they’ve finally done it. On the strength of Elias Pettersson’s two point night, Adam Gaudette’s first NHL goal and Sam Gagner’s first tally since returning to the big leagues, the Canucks pulled off their first win in nine tries on Saturday, a […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Rise of Virtanen, Boeser’s injury woes and a fun and crazy squad

In the time since I wrote the last edition of the Sunday Crease (nearly a month ago), the Canucks have become one of the biggest surprises in the National Hockey League. Not only is Vancouver currently in sole possession of first in the Pacific Division in November, but they’re also riding a six game point […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Recapping (almost) every Canuck’s preseason

“Hey Lach, where was the Sunday Crease last week? I wanted immediate analysis on preseason hockey, something we all care very deeply about!” Yes, the Sunday Crease didn’t go up as planned last week, and that’s due to a couple different issues; a larger work schedule and poor time management on my own part led […]

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LITC Blog

July News Roundup: Trevor Lin-done, Virtanen and other re-signings

I didn’t expect to be bringing this style of article back during the summer, but there’s been a lot of news to go over. When I heard that Trevor Linden was leaving his role as President of Hockey Ops, I had the same reaction as a lot of other people; shocked and confused. The Canucks […]

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Canucks bet big on grit in Free Agency, but at what cost?

The Canucks made a number of signings on the first day of NHL free agency, and if you’re anything like me, it left you with a bad taste in your mouth. That, and some salty language. But let’s see if we can fix that, shall we? Jim Benning and Co. have truly embraced the idea […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Gaudette, Demko and How the Kids Flipped the Script

If the Predators are the NHL’s best team, the Sabres are the NHL’s worst team and the Oilers are the NHL’s biggest gongshow, then the Canucks are certainly the weirdest. At the beginning of the week, the Canucks sat in a three-way tie for 28th in the league with Arizona and Ottawa, while dead last […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Tanev, Hart Candidates and the Value of Late Season Victories

The Canucks set out on the road this week with one goal in mind; to break a then six-game losing streak. They extended it to seven in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Golden Knights, but on Thursday against the Blackhawks they finally broke through. The 5-2 win over Chicago had plenty of […]

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LITC Blog

Short Shifts: My Five Favourite NHL Goalies in 2018

I thought I’d try something a little different today. Instead of the usual serious long reads I do, I thought I’d tap into the more blog style essence of the site and write something short, sweet and fun. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of goalies. As a kid I was always intrigued […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Kids break the streak, Evander Kane and Playoff Watch

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 being shutout in three straight games by the Coyotes, Kings and Ducks. They still lost […]