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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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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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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 […]

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Second Plans and Last Dances (ft. Israel Fehr) | April 22, 2020

In this episode, Lachlan’s joined by Israel Fehr (The Athletic Vancouver) to talk about his career covering sports across the world, the NHL’s plans to return in July, the league’s recent efforts to market their players, Jacob Markstrom’s contract situation, memories of the Vancouver Grizzlies and thoughts on the first two episodes of “The Last […]

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Remembering the best of times in the toughest of times

Obviously, no one expected the 2019-20 NHL season to end like this. As I sit at home in my apartment’s office/living room, it’s hard to keep yourself occupied on rewatching Parks and Rec and The Mandalorian when the world seems to be crumbling around you. But even though it’s hard to find any positives to […]

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Comets and Community (ft. Cody Severtson) | April 11, 2020

In this episode; Lach is joined by Cody Severtson (Pass it to Bulis/The Comets Harvest) to talk about the Utica Comets season and the progress of various Canucks prospects like Kole Lind, Olli Juolevi and Brogan Rafferty. They also discuss Eddie Lack’s retirement, how the NHL can improve the way they market their players during […]

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Atlanta Thrashers: NHL Franchise Study (ft. East Bay Ry) | March 29, 2020

In this special episode, Lach is joined by East Bay Ry (Fear the Fin) for an in-depth discussion about the history of the Atlanta Thrashers and the extended story of hockey and sports in Atlanta. Check out my Patreon to get a bonus episode every week! https://www.patreon.com/LachInTheCrease Subscribe to the CreaseCast! Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Htg1e3 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/lachinthecrease Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7fKb1Rlo6LcW1ZOQTcSFzG Google […]