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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: Tanev, Hart Candidates and the Value of Late Season Victories

The Canucks set out on the road this week with one goal in mind; to break a then six-game losing streak. They extended it to seven in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Golden Knights, but on Thursday against the Blackhawks they finally broke through. The 5-2 win over Chicago had plenty of […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Sunday Crease: Victory, Pouliot and Real Hockey!

Wow. By a show of hands, who woke up this morning still energized about the Canucks’ massive win over the Oilers last night? Oh wait, I can’t see your hands. Ah well, I’ll just make it the poll question down below instead. To recap, the Canucks gave up a goal on the first shot of […]

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The Sunday Crease: Preseason, Sedins and Arenas

As I put the final touches on this second edition of the Sunday Crease, the Canucks were being dismantled by the Vegas Golden Knights, a team playing its first ever NHL exhibition game. Granted, Vancouver’s lineup was made up of mostly prospects and perennial AHLer’s, but the Knights’ quite similar lineup took Vancouver’s kids to […]

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Canucks Expansion Draft Preview: Who’s moving to Vegas?

On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights will officially join the NHL as the league’s 31st team and build a roster in the NHL Expansion Draft. The Knights will select one player from each franchise, until they have 30 new members for their inaugural season. For the Vancouver Canucks, the draft couldn’t come at a better time. […]

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2017 Cup Final Recap: Great times ahead for Pens, Preds and fans

The 2016-17 NHL season has finally come to an end, and it finished in almost identical fashion as the season before. The Penguins are Stanley Cup Champions and Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. They once again faced a first-time finalist in the Nashville Predators, and won the series on […]