Exhale British Columbia, they’ve done it. After nearly two and a half weeks, they’ve finally done it. On the strength of Elias Pettersson’s two point night, Adam Gaudette’s first NHL goal and Sam Gagner’s first tally since returning to the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Gagner’s revival, Roussel’s got bite and A WIN, finally
Being a hockey writer/fan hybrid is really difficult sometimes. Every now and then, a moment or event comes along where, even though you need to be impartial and take all sides into consideration, your mind is blurred by the personal … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Pettersson aftermath, Boeser and Horvat gaining momentum and a…podcast?
If you want to describe the Vancouver Canucks first two games of the 2018-19 season, you really only need two words. Elias. Pettersson. It was only fitting that Elias would be the one to score Vancouver’s first goal of the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Pettersson’s magical debut, Gagner and the Season of Youth
“Hey Lach, where was the Sunday Crease last week? I wanted immediate analysis on preseason hockey, something we all care very deeply about!” Yes, the Sunday … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Recapping (almost) every Canuck’s preseason
The final horn on Saturday night was not only a metaphor for the 2017-18 Vancouver Canucks season, but also the last call for two of the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Sedins, Team Awards and The End
The Canucks set out on the road this week with one goal in mind; to break a then six-game losing streak. They extended it to seven in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Golden Knights, but on Thursday … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Tanev, Hart Candidates and the Value of Late Season Victories
The Canucks’ season wasn’t supposed to end like this. It was supposed to end with Brock Boeser beating Pavel Bure’s rookie scoring title. With him walking onstage at the NHL Awards in June to accept the Calder Trophy as the … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Leipsic, Boeser and Hope from Sweden
Two words; Trade. Deadline. The most exciting day on the NHL calendar. Well, not if the Senators decide to trade Erik Karlsson tonight instead. Let’s start with what we already know. The Canucks are a team in selling mode with … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: #VanekWatch2018, Gudbranson and Trade Deadline fun!
The Canucks returned from their bye week in the same way we all do after a vacation; with a jarring shock of reality. Both of Vancouver’s weekend losses to the Oilers and Jets were cases of a superior team showing … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Bye Bye Bye, the Sedins’ Future and the Trouble with Trading Tanev
Here’s a philosophical question for you; if you get a win against a team playing their second game of a back-to-back, does it actually count? According to the NHL standings page it does, so I’ll go forward based on that … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Goldobin, Team Canada, and Winning it Weird