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The VANcast with JPat and Drancer - A show about the Vancouver Canucks

The Athletic

The Athletic's Thomas Drance and Jeff Paterson follow the Vancouver Canucks around North America for the entirety of their season, bringing you interviews, news, and stories from life on the road with the team three times a week.

The Athletic's Thomas Drance and Jeff Paterson follow the Vancouver Canucks around North America for the entirety of their season, bringing you interviews, news, and stories from life on the road with the team three times a week.

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United States

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The Athletic

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The Athletic's Thomas Drance and Jeff Paterson follow the Vancouver Canucks around North America for the entirety of their season, bringing you interviews, news, and stories from life on the road with the team three times a week.

Language:

English


Episodes

Rounding out the coaching staff & down to the final four

6/11/2021
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

Duration:00:58:01

Answering questions from the mailbag

6/9/2021
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

Duration:00:57:19

Luon-gold for Canada & are the Canucks adding to their coaching staff?

6/7/2021
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 and what it might be worth if the Canucks decide to trade it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:45

Canucks fine with nine after NHL Draft Lotto

6/3/2021
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 Mark Scheifele's hit on Jake Evans late in the Winnipeg-Montreal series opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:39

Will the Canucks have Lotto Luck?

6/2/2021
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 signed prospect Karel Plasek. They finish up with a prediction for the Habs-Jets series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:48:15

The VANcast becomes a Podcast as Canucks sign their 2019 first rounder

5/31/2021
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 and Habs 7th game showdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:12

Don't call it a comeback

5/28/2021
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 more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:40

Canucks Buyout Power Rankings

5/26/2021
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 ahead of Seattle expansion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:13

How do the Canucks find value this off-season?

5/25/2021
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 at the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:22

Green gets renewed, Benning sets playoff goal & Aquilini pens a letter to Canucks fans

5/21/2021
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 in his first public appearances in nearly three months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:25

Benning will be back and where do the Sedins slot in to all of this?

5/18/2021
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 Travis Green and his staff with one game to go? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:07

Canucks storm back against Calgary, Edler's usage suggests a farewell tour & is there a role for Geoff Courtnall?

5/17/2021
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 choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:45

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3

5/15/2021
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, Zach Harper and David Aldridge give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit...

Duration:00:21:40

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 2 of 3

5/15/2021
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, specifically with the expansion into the Bay Area. Writers, Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete...

Duration:00:16:04

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 1 of 3

5/15/2021
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 Athletic’s culture. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:16:23

Falling to the Flames, banners, burgers & playoff predictions

5/14/2021
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, compare the Canucks to the Colorado Avalanche and offer up predictions for the first round of the NHL playoffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:57:01

The Final Five, Play The Kids & Will the Canucks add to NHL coaching carousel?

5/12/2021
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 offer up their thoughts on what a week of meaningless hockey will look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:27

McDavid gets to 100, Canucks fall 4-3 to Oilers, what does Brind'Amour's deal in Carolina mean for Travis Green?

5/9/2021
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:07

Offensive floodgates open in Edmonton as Canucks beat Oilers

5/7/2021
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 appearance over the final eight games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:57

Canucks bringing the farm team to Abbotsford, Rathbone debut & Edler in an elevator

5/5/2021
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 moving forward. They guys also share an elevator ride with Alex Edler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:02