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The CreaseCast

SAN DI-EMKO | September 2, 2020

In this episode: Thatcher Demko saves the day, can the Canucks push the Golden Knights to a Game 7, why J.T. Miller might actually be an unsung hero, whether the Avalanche and Flyers can overcome their own 3-1 series deficits and why the Jake Allen trade doesn’t seem to make any sense.

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Pass it to Bulis

A deep dive into Thatcher Demko’s technique and why he’s ready to step in for the injured Jacob Markstrom

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, and even after the Canucks made an attempt to solidify their lineup with the acquisition of Tyler Toffoli last week, one massive problem reared its head just before the clock struck high noon. Yesterday the team announced that Jacob Markstrom will be out of the lineup with […]

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The CreaseCast

Californian Crusade | November 3, 2019

In this episode I talk about the Canucks statement win over the Sharks, how the team’s California road trip has boosted Quinn Hughes’ stock and why keeping both Jacob Markstrom and Thatcher Demko makes sense for a playoff push. I also talk to JD Young (Fear the Fin) about the Sharks recent woes and what […]

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Daily Hive Offside

Thatcher Demko needs to show No. 1 potential for Canucks next season

There’s a number of storylines going into the 2019-20 season for the Vancouver Canucks; an anniversary celebration, a rebuilt supporting cast, and a draft pick bet placed on the team’s ability to make the postseason within the next two years. But one story flying under the radar heading into training camp in September surrounds the […]

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The Van Jose Podcast

Oil Spill | The Van Jose Podcast: January 23, 2019

In this episode, Nora drove across the US of A (00:00), Lachlan’s going to All-Star Weekend and has some complaints about the jersey selection (5:00), the Oilers fired Peter Chiarelli (17:35), the future in Edmonton (25:00), the Canucks goaltending is officially good again (38:00), the next Vancouver leadership group (44:00), the Sharks resurgence…and fallback in Florida (50:00). […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Gaudette, Demko and How the Kids Flipped the Script

If the Predators are the NHL’s best team, the Sabres are the NHL’s worst team and the Oilers are the NHL’s biggest gongshow, then the Canucks are certainly the weirdest. At the beginning of the week, the Canucks sat in a three-way tie for 28th in the league with Arizona and Ottawa, while dead last […]

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The Sunday Crease

The Sun(Mon)day Crease: China, Slashing and Video Games

Editor’s Note: Obviously, the Sunday Crease is meant to go up on Sunday, but due my busy school/work schedule this week I didn’t have time to finish it until today. Please enjoy the After Hours edition of The Sunday Monday Crease. – Lach It’s been a busy week for the Canucks. Four preseason games in four nights […]

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LITC Blog

Utica goalie log jam will show Canucks philosophy in action

Goaltending controversies are nothing new to the Canucks. What is new is the idea of them happening in the farm system. The starting netminder jobs are completely set in Vancouver. Ryan Miller is entering the final year of his three-year deal, while Jacob Markstrom (as previously noted) has four more seasons with the Canucks ahead. […]