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The Sunday Crease: #VanekWatch2018, Gudbranson and Trade Deadline fun!

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 a small selection of assets that teams are going to take a serious look at, […]

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The Sunday Crease: Bye Bye Bye, the Sedins’ Future and the Trouble with Trading Tanev

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 its strength against a clearly outmatched team. The Canucks were unable to keep up with […]

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The Sunday Crease: Goldobin, Team Canada, and Winning it Weird

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 info. The Canucks have fallen back to Earth in the last couple weeks, but with […]

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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: 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 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 […]