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The CreaseCast

Comets and Community (ft. Cody Severtson) | April 11, 2020

In this episode; Lach is joined by Cody Severtson (Pass it to Bulis/The Comets Harvest) to talk about the Utica Comets season and the progress of various Canucks prospects like Kole Lind, Olli Juolevi and Brogan Rafferty. They also discuss Eddie Lack’s retirement, how the NHL can improve the way they market their players during […]

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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 Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Recapping (almost) every Canuck’s preseason

“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 Crease didn’t go up as planned last week, and that’s due to a couple different issues; a larger work schedule and poor time management on my own part led […]

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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 […]

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LITC Blog

Canucks signing of Thomas Vanek could be crucial to “Project Rebuild”

The Canucks signed veteran winger Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $2 million yesterday, giving fans everywhere an existential crisis. “What are we? Are we rebuilding? Are we trying to compete for a Cup? Why are we here?” For what seems like a pretty straightforward signing at first glance, there’s lot to unpack considering […]

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LITC Blog

What if the Canucks moved their AHL team to Oakland?

As a Canucks fan living in California’s North Bay, my best chance to see the team is by making the two hour drive to San Jose. On my way down to the SAP Center, I always take the Richmond Bay Bridge and go through Oakland. The Oakland route isn’t nearly as scenic as going through […]

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LITC Blog

Canucks defense questions a great problem to have

The NHL regular season starts in just a couple short weeks, and as of now the Canucks remain an odd collective of older veterans, undeveloped prospects, guys whose best days remain in the AHL, and players brought here on a pro tryout contract and a prayer. Believe it or not, the Canucks are close to […]

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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. […]