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Tyler Myers Lemon | June 8, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody hash out the Troy Stecher/Tyler Myers debate and how to fix the Canucks’ right side of defense, review the Canucks Store’s new Players Design Series, apologize for jinxing the Avalanche in their series against the Golden Knights, talk about Tyler Toffoli and the Canadiens’ sweep of the Jets and […]

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The One Where We Jinx the Avalanche | June 4, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks landing the 9th overall pick in the draft, what it would take to acquire Morgan Rielly from the Leafs, Mark Scheifele’s suspension and how it affects the Canadiens/Jets series, why no one might be able to stop the Avalanche and do a check-in on the […]

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The Inconvenient CreaseCast | June 1, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks landing the 9th In this episode: Cody is on his own to break down the Leafs losing to the Canadiens and blowing another Game 7, the Canucks signing Vasili Podkolzin and Karel Plasek, and the dark truth behind Canadian residential school and why understanding their […]

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North Division Power Rankings

Lach’s FINAL North Division Power Rankings: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

I’ve never watched Cheers before, but I have seen the show’s final shot. Sam Malone closes up the bar, waves away a potential customer and takes one last stroll around the empty tavern, silently reminiscing about the memories made there. Here in the North Division, the Canucks and Flames will be locking up the joint. […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 15): The Habs’ Gambit

I so many questions about the Montreal Canadiens that I’d like answered. Who are the Canadiens? Also, what are the Canadiens? And why are the Canadiens? No matter how you slice it, the Canadiens are a team that don’t make much sense. One week they’ll play such inspired hockey that people will call them a […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 14): Jets and Leafs turns bitter while Canucks grab top spot

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs just around the corner – barring any more problems with COVID-19 – the intensity within the North Division has been picking up with every passing week. And it all came to a head on Thursday and Saturday, when the Jets and Maple Leafs locked horns during a chaotic two game […]

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Lach’s North Division Power Rankings (Week 13): Canucks make statement return from COVID

It’s not often your weekly column is forced to take a two week hiatus. But when a massive COVID outbreak hit the Canucks and put the team out of commission, suddenly it was really hard to make funny jokes. In fact, it still kind of is. The Canucks finally returned to ice tonight against the […]

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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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Boyd Howdy | March 23, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody breakdown the Canucks’ last couple losses to the Canadiens and Jets, Bo Horvat’s injury and the sudden disappearance of center depth, the Travis Boyd waiver pick up and the trade deadline firesale it may be foreshadowing, the Jake Virtanen/Markus Nutivaara rumour, Braden Holtby’s play vs. the Habs, NHL Draft […]

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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 […]