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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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Miller’s Time | April 30, 2021

In this episode: Lach talks about the Canucks losses to Ottawa and Toronto, Kole Lind’s NHL debut, the Alex Edler/Wayne Simmonds “fight”, how the Canucks can finish their last 12 games on a high note, the playoff picture and what Ryan Miller’s retirement means to him.

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Boy-less | April 27, 2021

In this episode: Cody celebrates Lachlan’s induction into the Botchford Project fellowship, plus the boys talk about the Canucks and Sens last pair of games, the short-lived Jimmy Vesey era, Kole Lind’s chances at jumping into the lineup, goaltending carousels, the struggles of the Edler/Schmidt pairing, season ending injuries for a number of North Division […]

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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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Miracles and Murray | April 23, 2021

In this episode: Lachlan talks about being chosen for The Botchford Project and how he found out, plus he breaks down the Canucks shutout loss to Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators, the struggles of Vancouver’s depth players, Thatcher Demko’s big return, the Travis Hamonic misconduct, Vancouver’s infamous #BannerGate and the best fast food breakfasts.

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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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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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Hawryluk of the Irish | March 16, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks victories over the Senators and Oilers, Jayce Hawryluk and the influx of speed in the Canucks’ bottom six, did Tanner Pearson trick Colin White?, Francesco Aquilini is tweeting again, Erik Karlsson’s comments about the Sharks “reset” and if Alex Ovechkin can break Wayne Gretzky’s goals […]