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PITB Podcast: Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi, and prospect analytics with Jeremy Davis
The Canucks' top two prospects are also on the top of the minds of Canucks fans for two very different reasons. Brock Boeser is on a roll, scoring goals by the bushel, while Olli Juolevi has underwhelmed and has some fans worried. I visit with Jeremy Davis of Canucks Army to talk about Boeser, Juolevi, and the rise of analytics in prospect assessment, something he has been focussing on over the last few years. We also touch on the shocking number of slashing penalties getting called in...
PITB Podcast: Talking prospects with Justin Bourne
The Canucks are in the midst of a rebuild, which means prospect development is vitally important. For the last couple of seasons, however, their prospects in the American Hockey League haven't taken a big step forward. That might change with an injection of talent this season, but what should we make of prospects like Jake Virtanen and Jordan Subban? In this episode, I talk to Justin Bourne of The Athletic, who worked as the video coach for the Toronto Marlies. In that capacity, he had...
PITB Podcast: Kicking off 2017-18 with Harrison Mooney
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast returns for the 2017-18 Canucks season! This week's guest is PITB co-founder Harrison Mooney to recap the Canucks off-season signings and what they mean for the season to come. We touch on whether there will be opportunities for the Canucks' young prospects, how much we wish the Canucks had signed Jaromir Jagr instead, and get sidetracked about how to pronounce the word "werewolves." You may think there's just one way to pronounce "werewolves" and you would be...
PITB Podcast S03E01: Return of the Singer
Like Kevin Max after the breakup of DC Talk, the Pass it to Bulis podcast is back. Host Daniel Wagner is joined by a very special guest to talk about the first quarter of the Canucks season. They break down why Bo Horvat just might be the Canucks future first-line centre, how Jim Benning has both a plan and a PR problem, and whether Troy Stecher is great or the greatest. Along the way, they crack some Jesus jokes, make some outdated pop culture references, and generally have a good time.
PITB Podcast S02E11: If You're Listening To This, It's Too Late
The Canucks are riding a wave of positivity into the end of the season thanks to their first three-game win streak. Okay, that's a lie: a lot of Canucks fans are upset that they're not losing more because they want a high draft pick. Daniel and Harrison get into the tank debate, but also discuss their picks for the Canucks Team Awards, the voting for which ended yesterday at midnight, so it's too late for our opinion to sway your vote. But our choices are clearly the right ones.
PITB Podcast S02E10: Trade deadline fiasco
What a disaster. The Canucks went into the trade deadline as clear sellers and managed to sell absolutely nothing. Dan Hamhuis didn't get traded. Radim Vrbata didn't get traded. Nobody got traded. Everything is awful. Harrison and Daniel try to figure out just what went wrong, who's to blame, and what stories to believe. Also, Oscars!
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7
It's a new year and the boys of Pass it to Bulis are brimming with confidence and optimism about the Canucks. Oh wait, the opposite of that. Daniel and Harrison chat about the Canucks being out of a playoff spot, whether that matters, how much the Canucks should be trying, how good Chris Tanev and the Sedins are, Jake Virtanen's World Junior performance, and a bunch of other things because it's been way too long since they did a podcast.
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5
Judging by the game against the Blackhawks, the Canucks are awesome. Judging by the game against the Devils, the Canucks are terribad. Just the worst. It was the best of teams, it was the worst of teams. Daniel and Harrison talk about how great and awful the Canucks are, but mostly about how great the Sedins are. They are so very, very great. They also talk about U2 for some reason.
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4
The Canucks just lost to the Maple Leafs, which means we should probably panic, right? Maybe. The bigger issue is that the Canucks still have the Crap Mantle, the imaginary anti-trophy that can only be inherited by losing to the team that currently possesses it. It's a big deal. The biggest deal. Daniel and Harrison also talk about Hunter Shinkaruk and the plethora of left wingers the Canucks currently have, touch briefly on Dale Weise and the Montreal Canadiens, and have discussion about...
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3
The Canucks could have kept Jared McCann squirming even longer than they did. McCann is sitting on nine games played heading into Monday's game against the Flyers. The first year of his entry-level contract kicks in with game 10. They could have waited all day to send McCann back to Junior or, worse, made him a healthy scratch to put things off even longer. Fortunately, they didn't do that, instead informing both McCann and Jake Virtanen that they had officially made the team. Daniel and...
The Pass it to Bulis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1
Daniel and Harrison are back and they've brought their podcast with them. In this episode, they mostly stay on topic and that topic is mostly the Canucks. They ponder why Derek Dorsett ever plays on the second line or why Yannick Weber isn't on the first power play unit or, for that matter, in the lineup at all. They praise Chris Tanev, question whether Brandon Sutter is a winger, and talk about their respective summer. Daniel had a baby! Harrison had his 30th birthday!