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It’s NHL Entry Draft day and we got you covered! The Welcome Matt dives into the merry-go-round of the Canucks front office decisions, after Jim Benning made a trade to bring in Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from Arizona. Our Friday Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal follows and gives updates on Nate Schmidt, Braden Holtby, Brandon Sutter and J…
 
On this special episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer break down Friday's Canucks trade with Arizona. They look at the pieces involved and the overall cost. The guys assess the opportunities and the risk the deal presents for the Canucks. They also look at some of the highlights and low lights of the first round of the NHL Draft. Learn more abou…
 
The day after the expansion draft and the boys wonder what exactly Ron Francis’ strategy was, as the Kraken general manager didn’t pull off any trades going into the draft. The Welcome Matt focuses on the Jim Benning presser from earlier today, where the Canucks GM revealed that negotiations with Elias Pettersson are ongoing, that they’re looking a…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer weigh in with their thoughts on how the Seattle Kraken fared in the expansion draft. They look at the strengths and weaknesses of the team's initial roster. They also discuss how the draft impacted the Vancouver Canucks. The guys look at ways the Canucks can clear cap space ahead of free agency. They…
 
It is expansion draft day with little to no surprises. The Welcome Matt looks at how the news of the day was leaked, as hours before what was supposed to be the big reveal the Kraken’s expansion list was leaked by the likes of Frank Seravalli and others. Kevin Woodley from In-Goal Magazine follows and tells us how he thought that Carey Price was go…
 
We’re one day away from the expansion draft and just three days away from the NHL Draft, so the boys address some silly trade speculation off the top of the show that has been making the rounds on social media The Welcome Matt looks at the Seattle Kraken’s options in the expansion draft, speculating that Ron Francis will have plenty of opportunitie…
 
Back in the blanket fort for another week of shows and we got a lot to cover in what will be a busy week around the NHL. The Welcome Matt focuses on the work that Jim Benning did over the weekend acquiring Jason Dickinson from the Dallas Stars. Mike Heika from Dallas Stars .com follows and tells us how much Dickinson was loved in the Dallas organiz…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer examine the many possibilities for Seattle in Wednesday's expansion draft and look at opportunities that may exist for the Canucks to work side deals. The guys revist the price paid in the Jason Dickinson trade. They look at Alex Edler's future and where he may wind up. They guys make their predictio…
 
On a special emergency VANcast, JPat and Drancer examine the Canucks acquisition of Jason Dickinson from the Dallas Stars. The guys discuss how Dickinson addresses a significant hole in the Canucks line-up. They also look at the character he demonstrated last summer during the Black Lives Matter protests in the Edmonton bubble. The guys finish up w…
 
Big show with some breaking news right off the top. The Welcome Matt looks at the list of suspected forwards that could be available for the expansion draft and why Jim Benning should take advantage of these potential exposed players when looking to improve his own roster. Our NHL Entry Draft analyst Cam Robinson from Elite Prospects joins next to …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer drill down on the latest heading into a big weekend for the Vancouver Canucks. The guys discuss possible moves to bolster the line-up before protected lists are submitted to the NHL ahead of Seattle expansion. The guys discuss Braden Holtby, Brock Boeser, Alex Edler, Zach Hyman and Jaden Schwartz. Th…
 
The NHL rumour mill is heating up, we’ll address the latest Canucks rumours and more on this episode. The Welcome Matt takes a look at the Brock Boeser trade rumours that have once again resurfaced this offseason. Ian Furness from KJR Sports Radio in Seattle follows and tells us how tight Kraken GM Ron Francis is holding his cards to his chest, why…
 
After three weeks in hospital Matt is back! The Welcome Matt explains why he was held up in hospital for so long. ESPN radio NBA play-by-play announcer Marc Kestecher follows and breaks down the NBA Finals through the first three games. Craig Button follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter and tells us about his latest Craig’s List, details…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer run through scenarios ahead of the Canucks submitting their expansion protection list to the NHL. The guys also discuss the latest on contract negotiations for Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes. They also wonder if the summer heat is impacting interest in a usually rabid hockey market. Plus JPat disc…
 
All-Star night in the majors, so we’ve got an all-star show for you! The Pat Down breaks down the amount of dough Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will put in their pockets, after the Minnesota Wild bought out both of their former stars on Tuesday. Kevin Allen from Hockey Buzz follows and explains how he could see Suter heading to a contending team, desp…
 
Back from the weekend with a very special announcement to kick off the show. The Pat Down reveals J-Pat’s next step with his career. Manuel Veth from Transfer Markt follows the Pat Down and tells us how penalty kicks in soccer have a unique science, questions the choices Gareth Southgate made for his penalty kick shooters, what he thinks went wrong…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer take a close look at Evolving Hockey's analytics-based mock Seattle expansion draft. Who do they have the Kraken taking from the Canucks? The guys also get into reports that the Canucks are looking to bulk up with their off-season additions. They also discuss the ideal length of the NHL preseason now…
 
Last show of the week and we go out with a bang! The Pat Down gives kudos to the new kids on the NHL block, the Seattle Kraken, praising how they’ve handled business so far. Our Friday Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and tells us that he doesn’t think the Canucks will be quick to buyout a player until…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at the reasons for the delay of the unveiling of the name and logo for the Canucks AHL affiliate in Abbotsford. The guys dive a little deeper into the Nate Schmidt trade reports. They also tackle whether there is legitimate interest in Oliver Ekman-Larsson and how that deal might look. The guys …
 
The day after the Stanley Cup gets awarded and we’ve got a jam packed show. The Pat Down takes a look at how stacked the Tampa Bay Lightning are now and moving forward. Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson follows and tells us how the Bolts were able to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, how they’re going to handle the salary cap this offseas…
 
Big day in the world of sports with so much to unpack. The Pat Down wonders if we’re witnessing the demise of Roger Federer’s spectacular career, after the 20-time Grand Slam winner bowed out in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon today. Tennis insider John Horn follows and talks about how Denis Shapovalov’s game has taken a step forward, why Felix Aug…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer share Florida hurricane stories as they pertain to hockey. The guys dig into the Nate Schmidt trade rumours that won't go away. They look at Schmidt's first -- and perhaps only -- season with the Canucks. They also examine key dates on the NHL calendar over the next three weeks and discuss how the Ca…
 
Big show on tap with so much happening in the world of sports. The Pat Down looks at the long odds the Montreal Canadiens are facing trying to claw back into the Stanley Cup final. Former NHL player and current Tampa Bay Lightning scout Jeff Tambellini follows and gives the scouting report on Port Moody product Kent Johnson, who is projected to go …
 
Back from an extended long weekend and we’ve got so much to get to! The Pat Down takes a look at the top candidates for the Conn Smythe trophy. Whitecaps FC colour analyst Paul Dolan follows and tells us who he thinks will be in the Euro 2020 final, why the ‘Caps continue to find themselves under the gun late in matches, why he thinks the ‘Caps are…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at a handful of cost-effective forward targets for the Canucks this off-season. The guys also weigh in on the rumblings that the AHL team in Abbotsford will be named the Canucks. They discuss the marketing and branding opportunities of sharing a team name with the parent club. The guys also revi…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss Duncan Keith's desire to play in Western Canada. The guys also look at the LA Kings dealing for Viktor Arvidsson and what it may tell us about the trade market before the expansion draft. They finish up with some thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final and the fact Alex Burrows has seen the home te…
 
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