Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Sedins, Team Awards and The End

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 greatest players in NHL history. Henrik and Daniel Sedin have given us 17 seasons of magic, entertainment, perseverance and amazing moments. And on Thursday, they gave us one last […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Kids break the streak, Evander Kane and Playoff Watch

All it took was 227 minutes and 57 seconds. Despite all the odds being stacked against them, the Vancouver Canucks scored three goals on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks, ending a nearly four-game long scoring drought that included being shutout in three straight games by the Coyotes, Kings and Ducks. They still lost […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Leipsic, Boeser and Hope from Sweden

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 league’s best first-year. With commissioner Gary Bettman announcing that because of Boeser’s amazing season he […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: New Guys, Injuries and Positivity

This week should’ve been a happy one in Vancouver. A positive one, if you will. At Monday’s Trade Deadline, Jim Benning and Trevor Linden’s management team made two moves; one was the acquisition of developing winger Brendan Leipsic from the Golden Knights in exchange for defensive prospect Philip Holm. The second, and most controversial, was […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

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, […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

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 […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

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 […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

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 […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness

With the end of October nearly here, it’s finally time to start taking the NHL standings seriously. Um, never mind. We’d better give it another week or two. It says a lot about the absolute madness going on in the NHL when the Canucks jumping from 29th overall last year to third in the Pacific […]

Categories
The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Goalies, Dorsett and ‘Fifty Mission Cap’

Through eight games last season, the Canucks had put together a 4-3-1 record. Tonight, with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver improved to that exact same record eight games into the 2017-18 season. But something feels different this time around.   Maybe it’s in the way each team got to that record. […]