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JPat and Drancer unpack a dizzying day of signings for the Vancouver Canucks. From trying to upgrade the NHL team to populating the Abbotsford farm, the Canucks were as busy as any team in the league when the free agent window opened. The guys breakdown the key signings and assess the additions to the roster. They also discuss the work the Canucks …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer dig into what the Canucks did on the second day of the NHL Draft. As well, the guys look at the team's decision to buyout Jake Virtanen but not exercise its option to do the same with Braden Holtby. They also examine the amount of money the Canucks have to spend in unrestricted free agency this week.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss Nils Hoglander garnering Rookie of the Year votes, will Bo Horvat want the same terms as The Nuge & all good things must come to an end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy The Athletic
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer try to beat the heat by figuring out which will be higher: the forecasted daily high or the Canucks win total for next season. The guys also look at a couple of potential value UFA targets for the team this summer and wonder if the Canucks should be attempting to use strategic offer sheets to their a…
 
On this special episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back on 200 episodes of the pod. The guys discuss some of their favourite shows and some of the memories they've made along the way. They also welcome TSN's Farhan Lalji back to the VANcast to chat about the Sedins joining the Canucks front office and what's ahead for the hockey club in …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss the hiring of Daniel and Henrik Sedin as special advisors to the Canucks senior management group. The guys break down what the twins had to say in their introductory press conference. They look at areas they think the Sedins can help immediately and where they will have to learn on the job. T…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer review the weekend in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Drance tells a story about Robin Lehner and his love of reptiles. The guys also look at JT Miller as the Canucks third line centre option. And they discuss the team's biggest positional need this off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer have some fun with the fact Travis Green was in Vegas to see Tyler Toffoli score for the Habs. The guys discuss Travis Hamonic as a UFA option for the Canucks. They also mark the fact it's one month until teams have to submit their protected lists to the NHL for the Seattle expansion draft and so the…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer are joined by former Canucks assistant coach Newell Brown to discuss moving on from the organization. He also discusses the challenges of the recently completed COVID ravaged season, gets into detail about the strengths and weaknesses of the Canucks power play, the use of the neutral zone drop pass, …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer reflect on the 10-year anniversary of Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. The guys share some of their memories about the series and the way it ended. They also look at which of the Canucks pending UFA's -- Edler, Hamonic & Sutter -- has the most value. The guys also discuss Canuck prospect Lukas J…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at the changes made to the Canucks coaching staff. They discuss how new faces and voices can help the hockey club. The guys also review the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and look ahead to the semi-final series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer open up The Athletic mailbag and answer questions from the VIPs. The guys discuss free agent targets, Canucks bounce back candidates, the use of sources to tell stories, what happened to Sven Baertschi & areas Quinn Hughes can get better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at the Vancouver connections to Team Canada's gold medal win at the World Hockey Championship in Latvia. The guys also discuss possible additions Travis Green might be considering for the Canucks coaching staff. They also weigh in on the historical value of the 9th overall pick in the NHL Draft …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer break down last night's NHL Draft Lottery that saw the Canucks hold steady in ninth. The guys focus in on some of the players that could be available to the team with that pick. The guys also discuss Nils Hoglander missing out on being an NHL Rookie of the Year finalist. And they offer their thoughts…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at the NHL Draft Lottery and the possibilities for the Vancouver Canucks. Who should they take first overall if lady luck smiles on them? The guys discuss Drance's latest article ranking the Canucks all-time first round selections. They also do a deep dive on the Czech League after the Canucks s…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss the weekend signing of Vasily Podkolzin to his entry level contract. What can Canucks fans expect from the 10th overall pick in his draft class? The guys take a long look at the Canucks farm system and the prospects in it. They also point out the extensive Vancouver connections to the Leafs a…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss Elias Pettersson's shortened season and reasons to believe he'll return to his former self. The guys debate the pros and cons of using EP40 on the penalty kill. They also discuss the merits of trading this year's first round draft pick once they see where next week's lottery slots them. Learn…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look at buyout options for the Canucks this off-season and discuss which ones make sense for the hockey club. They also explore why there is more value to the hockey club burying some of candidates in the minors next season. The guys also take a long look at a possible trade target for the Canucks ah…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer try to decipher what Jim Benning meant when he said the Canucks would be aggressive in their efforts to improve this summer. The guys look at Benning's track record in unrestricted free agency over the years. They also lob some names out that they'd like to see the Canucks pursue. Plus, a quick look …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer drill down on the year-end media availabilities for the Vancouver Canucks. Travis Green gets a two-year extension. Jim Benning sets the bar for next season and team owner Francesco Aquilini reaches out to the fan base in a season-ending letter. The guys also discuss what Elias Pettersson had to say i…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer react to a busy day in the Canucks news cycle with word that GM Jim Benning will stay on to guide the hockey club. The guys also discuss the rumblings that the organization has reached out to Daniel and Henrik Sedin about front office roles. And what does all of this mean for the fate of head coach T…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss the Canucks four-goal comeback against Calgary on Sunday night. The guys wonder if Alex Edler playing 28 minutes in back to back games indicates this is his swan song. And where does Geoff Courtnall fit into the mix as the hockey club ponders organizational changes? Learn more about your ad c…
 
Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater…
 
Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specificall…
 
Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The At…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer take a brief look back at the Canucks 4-1 loss in Calgary. The guys quickly move on to bigger picture issues surrounding the hockey club: roster construction, burger building and a new banner for the rafters at Rogers Arena. They talk about the latest Tyler Toffoli story in The Players Tribune, compa…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at a pair of Canucks games in Winnipeg as the team officially had its slim playoff hopes dashed. The guys discuss Travis Green's uncertain future and some of the comments he made about his job this week. They also wonder why a number of the prospects did not play against the Jets. And they …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at Connor McDavid's four point night against the Canucks on Saturday. They also examine the signs of offensive life from the Canucks bottom six. The guys discuss the future of Travis Green with seven games left on the season. And they weigh in on the recall of Will Lockwood from the minors.…
 
On this episode on the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at the Canucks 6-3 victory in Edmonton. They talk about the team's quick start and the unlikely offensive contributors that chased Oilers starter Mikko Koskinen on just four shots. The guys dig into Brock Boeser's 20-goal season, the draft lottery & whether Elias Pettersson will make an app…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss the Canucks plans to relocate their AHL affiliate to the Fraser Valley. The guys look at what it means from an on-ice and business standpoint and whether it will be a financial success. They also discuss Jack Rathbone's NHL debut on Tuesday night and where he slots in on the depth chart movin…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer are joined by The Athletic's Investigative Reporter Katie Strang to discuss the allegations of sexual misconduct against Canucks forward Jake Virtanen. Katie shares her experiences of reporting on sensitive topics and how she navigates her way through difficult subject matters. She also discusses the…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at the Canucks 4-1 loss in Toronto. The guys discuss Kole Lind's first NHL game and Wayne Simmonds dropping the gloves with Alex Edler. They also get into how Elias Pettersson's absence is impacting Brock Boeser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
JPat and Drancer dive into the Canucks 6-3 loss in Ottawa on Wednesday. How much of the loss can be attributed to fatigue from COVID? The guys discuss possible line-up changes as the Canucks moves on to Toronto. Is it time to have a look at Kole Lind and Jack Rathbone? The guys also cover the idea of making JT Miller a full time centre next season.…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at Saturday's 4-2 Canucks win over the Sens and debate the drama of a penalty shot. The guys preview the team's road trip that starts tonight with a third straight game against Ottawa. They also discuss the timing of Sunday's decision to send Mike DiPietro to the minors to finally get into …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss Thursday's 3-0 shutout loss to Ottawa and the letdown after two wins against the Leafs. The guys look at the team's bottom six and whether anyone has stood out in the three games back from the Covid break. They also get into the decision to start Thatcher Demko after two outstanding performan…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer look back at the Canucks 6-3 win over Toronto. The guys discuss the difference in goaltending at both ends on Tuesday night. They also look at the playoff chase and how realistic it is to think the Canucks might catch Montreal. They also wonder whether Elias Pettersson will be back to help the Canuck…
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer examine an extraordinary 48 hours for the Vancouver Canucks. From JT Miller speaking out, to a closed practice, to the general manager conceding that many of his players still haven't been medically cleared and to the league postponing the Canucks return to play game against Edmonton. The guys weigh …
 
On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss the Canucks pushing back their plans to return to the practice ice. The guys get into the challenges the team will face as it tries to ice an NHL line-up for weekend games against Edmonton and Toronto. They also look at how the Canucks might use newcomers Matthew Highmore and Madison Bowey on…
 
On this episode, JPat and Drancer review what the Vancouver Canucks did ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. They look back at Adam Gaudette's time with the hockey club and assess the additions of Matthew Highmore and Madison Bowey. The guys also give the latest on the Canucks COVID situation and try to make sense of the rejigged schedule the NHL has h…
 
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