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The Sunday Crease: Halfway, Boeser, and a Partnership!

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 Boeser and injuries. Vancouver’s fallen into the bottom of the Western Conference, thanks to earning […]

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The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness

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 NHL when the Canucks jumping from 29th overall last year to third in the Pacific […]

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The Sunday Crease: Goalies, Dorsett and ‘Fifty Mission Cap’

Through eight games last season, the Canucks had put together a 4-3-1 record. Tonight, with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver improved to that exact same record eight games into the 2017-18 season. But something feels different this time around.   Maybe it’s in the way each team got to that record. […]

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The Sunday Crease: Edler, Eriksson and Videos

If you learned about Greek mythology when you were a kid, you probably know the story of King Sisyphus. The legend goes that when Sisyphus died he was sent to the Underworld, where he was given the eternal punishment of pushing a boulder up a hill, only for it to roll all the way back […]

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The Sunday Crease: Victory, Pouliot and Real Hockey!

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 below instead. To recap, the Canucks gave up a goal on the first shot of […]

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The Sun(Mon)day Crease: China, Slashing and Video Games

Editor’s Note: Obviously, the Sunday Crease is meant to go up on Sunday, but due my busy school/work schedule this week I didn’t have time to finish it until today. Please enjoy the After Hours edition of The Sunday Monday Crease. – Lach It’s been a busy week for the Canucks. Four preseason games in four nights […]

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The Sunday Crease: Preseason, Sedins and Arenas

As I put the final touches on this second edition of the Sunday Crease, the Canucks were being dismantled by the Vegas Golden Knights, a team playing its first ever NHL exhibition game. Granted, Vancouver’s lineup was made up of mostly prospects and perennial AHLer’s, but the Knights’ quite similar lineup took Vancouver’s kids to […]

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The Sunday Crease: Young Stars, Upshall, and New Beginnings

Running your own website is great. You get to pick the stories you cover, improve your writing style, give your honest opinions, and if you’re dedicated (and somewhat lucky), it might even lead you on to greater things. Now there’s only so many stories you can cover each week while also juggling the other responsibilities […]

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With his new six-year deal, Bo Horvat is ready to make the Canucks his team

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 season. After a breakout 2016-17 campaign where he led the Canucks in scoring with 52 […]

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Canucks signing of Thomas Vanek could be crucial to “Project Rebuild”

The Canucks signed veteran winger Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $2 million yesterday, giving fans everywhere an existential crisis. “What are we? Are we rebuilding? Are we trying to compete for a Cup? Why are we here?” For what seems like a pretty straightforward signing at first glance, there’s lot to unpack considering […]