75 episodes

The Athletic's Thomas Drance and TSN1040's 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.

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

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    • 4.8, 195 Ratings

The Athletic's Thomas Drance and TSN1040's 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.

    Mild versus the Wild

    Mild versus the Wild

    On this VANcast, JPat and Drancer recap the Canucks post-season opener against Minnesota. What went wrong? And where do the Canucks need to be better? The guys break down the game and why the team was unable to score. They also look at the adjustments the Canucks need to make and debate Travis Green's options for changes to the line-up ahead of Game 2. Thomas provides his thoughts and shares a few stories of being in an empty arena from the first weekend of the NHL's return to play in Edmonton.

    • 48 min
    Wild Times Ahead

    Wild Times Ahead

    In the latest VANcast, JPat and Drancer review the Canucks 4-1 exhibition loss to Winnipeg and dive into the many storylines to come out of that game: Jake Virtanen, Micheal Ferland, Brandon Sutter, Olli Juolevi. The guys also examine the wide gap that exists between the Canucks top six and bottom six forward groups. As well, they discuss their roles as animated podcast superheroes. And finally, they offer their predictions for the Canucks vs Wild play-in round.

    • 44 min
    Into The Bubble

    Into The Bubble

    On the latest VANcast, JPat and Drancer discuss what they've seen from life in the hub cities so far. They break down the Canucks final roster decisions and assess the players that made the trek to Edmonton. They guys look back on the final weekend of training camp. And Drance divulges some the values possessions he'll take with him for his summer in the Alberta capital

    • 35 min
    Let's Get Kraken

    Let's Get Kraken

    On the latest VANcast, JPat and Drancer react to the announcement of Seattle's team name and logo. They also review the latest Canucks training camp scrimmage, talk about JT Miller's free spirit and drill down on why he hasn't had individual playoff success in the past. The guys assess the Canucks overall readiness as they prepare to head to Edmonton. And Drancer has a special announcement about his role in The Athletic's coverage of hub city hockey.

    • 50 min
    Zack Attack

    Zack Attack

    On this episode, JPat and Drancer review the second scrimmage of Canucks training camp in great detail and offer rave reviews of winger Zack MacEwen's performance so far. They also offer their assessment of the battle for jobs among the forward ranks and try to figure out where players like Jake Virtanen, Loui Eriksson and Micheal Ferland fit.. The guys discuss who else stood out on Sunday night and what to expect from the Canucks in this final week before they head to Edmonton.

    • 40 min
    Summer Scrimmage

    Summer Scrimmage

    On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer have a full review of the first full scrimmage of Canucks summer training camp. Who stood out ? Who needed to step up? What was it like watching hockey in July in an empty building? The guys also get into Nikita Tryamkin's decision to stay in the KHL for another year. They look at options for Jack Rathbone if he doesn't crack the Canucks line-up next season. Plus Drancer explains why he's been picking so many fights on Twitter over the past week.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

roofus22 ,

Excellent show

Love this show. It’s my favourite Canucks podcast. All it needs is a little bit of Canuck Clay.

Ps please don’t get rid of name that Canuck.

tunesallday ,

Awesome

I’m stoked every time there’s a new episode!

Undoo ,

Great content

JPat is great overall and Drancer brings great perspective. Definitely one of the top podcasts in Vancouver.

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