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
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Kids break the streak, Evander Kane and Playoff Watch
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
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: New Guys, Injuries and Positivity
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
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Halfway, Boeser, and a Partnership!
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: The B-Line, Defensive Depth and Standings Madness
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 … Continue reading The Sunday Crease: Goalies, Dorsett and ‘Fifty Mission Cap’