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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 12): Goalies, Goalies, Goalies

This season has been rough on everybody. But not many have it rougher than Anton Forsberg. Forsberg had started the season off on the right foot, earning a one year, $700K deal from the Edmonton Oilers in October to join their taxi squad behind the established duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen. But what […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 11): A Division UnMarvelled

When an NHL season is streaking by as quickly as this 2021 campaign has, one might need a little break from sports every now and then. A hockey palate cleanser, if you will. For me, that’s come in the form of the new Marvel television series that’ve been arriving on Disney+; starting with WandaVision, that […]

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The CreaseCast

Veni Vidi Vesey (ft. Bryan Bastin) | March 19, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ latest OT win over the Canadiens, JT Miller’s sudden turn into Captain Clutch, Vancouver claiming Jimmy Vesey off waivers, the depth scoring work of Adam Gaudette, the loss of Tanner Pearson to injury, Thatcher Demko’s Vezina caliber play and what his upcoming contract might look […]

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 10): Jets fly to the top as second half begins

As the NHL season rounds the halfway point, the speed at which we’ve gotten here almost feels like a fever dream. Actually, considering why we’re all inside and not watching all these games live, “fever dream” is a pretty apt description. The recent stretch hasn’t been kind to many teams in the North. The Leafs […]

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The CreaseCast

Tyler Selke Myers | March 12, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ latest loss to the Canadiens, how to fix a depleted bottom six, the AHL pausing the Comets season for a week, Jordan Binnington’s massive new contract with the Blues, Patrik Laine’s struggles in Columbus, the ESPN/NHL contract details, the one year anniversary of the COVID […]

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The CreaseCast

Brock Star | March 9, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks sudden three game winning streak, the rise of Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette’s curse breaking goal, prepping for the Trade Deadline, Ian Clark’s future in Vancouver, Michael DiPietro’s lack of game action and the NHL’s new seven year broadcast deal with ESPN.

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 9): Let Chaos Reign

If a time traveler showed up in my office today and told me by the end of this wild 2021 season, every single head coach on a Canadian NHL team would be different than the bench bosses who started the year, I’d believe it. This week perfectly encapsulated what it means to be playing hockey […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 8): The Multiverse of Madness

As the NHL calendar flips over the middle frame of the 2021 season, one fact has become more and more clear; the North Division is a mess. A colossal, ridiculous, beautiful mess. When experts and fans were making their playoff predictions back in January, there was always a clear sense that three major divides separated […]

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The CreaseCast

Orange Crush’d | February 26, 2021

In this episode: Lachlan breaks down the Canucks shutout loss to Mike Smith and the Oilers, Thatcher Demko’s inspired play and rise into a bonafide starting goalie, how the Canucks have lost their identity and if it’s possible to fix sooner rather than later, Jack Rathbone’s excellent pro debut with the Utica Comets and the […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 7): Reverse Retro Week!

The North Division may have the most exciting hockey of any in the NHL, but their Reverse Retro jersey collection sure doesn’t match. When you do a regular power rankings list with only seven teams at your disposal, sometimes it can be difficult to find new reasons to bump teams up and down every single […]