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The CreaseCast

Playoffs? Go Off! | August 4, 2020

In this episode: Lach is mad about the Canucks’ shutout loss in Game One to Minnesota, how they can bounce back in Games 2 and 3, plus early thoughts on the other seven qualifiers and round robin games. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the article, join my Patreon for exclusive podcasts and early access […]

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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 2): The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Playoff Game

can’t believe we waited 5 years for playoff hockey and we got that — Georgia (@georgiatwiss) August 3, 2020 It took five years for the Canucks to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and after Game One it was almost enough to make you wish they hadn’t at all. In a regular best-of-seven series […]

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GoalChella 2020

GoalChella (Day 1): Canucks optimism, early upsets and judging postseason jersey sets

Who’s ready for some summer playoff hockey?! 24 teams playing 52 games over nine days. A Stanley Cup Playoffs unlike any the world has ever seen. And that’s before even getting to the fact that the Vancouver Canucks are making their unofficial postseason return after five long years. Five months after the COVID-19 pandemic brought […]

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The CreaseCast

KRAKEN | July 24, 2020

In this episode: Lach talks about the birth of the Seattle Kraken, goes off on a tangent about the Minnesota Wild’s bad fashion choices and discusses the NHL’s plans for the in-arena experience in Edmonton and Toronto. Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed the article, join my Patreon for exclusive podcasts and early access to content!

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Canucks’ Summer Camp Blog: Boeser rumours, Rathbone signs and MacEwen’s big week

Embed from Getty Images After being locked in our houses for approximately a quarter of a century to shield ourselves from pandemics, murder hornets and horrible renditions of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, the world is starting to take its first steps back into its new normalcy. And for 24 NHL teams, that means returning to the […]

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Gossip Goalie | July 12, 2020

In this episode: Lachlan talks about the official Return to Play, the NHL and NHLPA finding labour peace, Brock Boeser trade rumours and the Canucks’ salary cap issues, various players opting out and Lach’s early thoughts on Gossip Girl. Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed the article, join my Patreon for exclusive podcasts and early access […]

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We Are All Placeholder E | July 5, 2020

In this episode; Lach returns from summer break to talk about the Canucks phased return to the ice, Edmonton and Toronto being selected as Return to Play hubs, the NHL Draft Lottery results, the newest edition of Hall of Fame inductees, why Alex Mogilny should’ve been one of them and the importance of the current […]

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LITC Blog

The 2020 Lach in the Crease Awards

NHL Awards voting season is officially upon us, and while the Professional Hockey Writers Association is busy trying to figure out if Leon Draisaitl is Hart-worthy or how to deny Quinn Hughes of the Calder Trophy he so richly deserves, I decided to go in a different direction. The Canucks already have a set of […]

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LITC Blog

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 […]