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The CreaseCast

First Games for Everyone | May 4, 2021

In this episode: A brief intro discussing the Jake Virtanen story (CW: sexual misconduct); the guys discuss Lach’s Botchford Project experience, the Canucks’ two losses to the Oilers, Jack Rathbone and Kole Lind’s NHL debuts, the Comets’ potential move to Abbotsford and the Tom Wilson debacle. 00:00 Jake Virtanen intro (CW: sexual misconduct) 04:50 Main […]

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The CreaseCast

J.T. Miller vs. the World | April 16, 2021

In this episode: Lach talks about J.T. Miller’s comments that led to the Canucks’ schedule change, Bo Horvat’s first press conference since COVID, the lack of accountability from Canucks’ ownership and management, Elias Pettersson’s upper body injury that may end his season, the Comets’ future in Utica and the Lightning’s special Stanley Cup slumber party […]

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The CreaseCast

Benning All Along | March 5, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody break down the wild Jim Benning press conference Friday morning, the Canucks Thursday night victory over the Maple Leafs, Calgary replacing Geoff Ward with Darryl Sutter and check in on the Utica Comets.

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Just Howlin’ | February 16, 2021

In this episode: Lach and Cody talk about the Canucks’ long weekend split with the Flames, Francesco Aquilini’s weekend Twitter thread, the moral victories of the team’s recent play, Brock Boeser’s early scoring breakout, the Jake Virtanen trade rumours, the Arizona Coyotes’ bombshell, Alex Galchenyuk being traded twice in one weekend, and the Utica Comets’ […]

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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 […]