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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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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.

    Jim Benning addresses the media, path forward for Canucks remains murky

    Jim Benning addresses the media, path forward for Canucks remains murky

    On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer drill down on Jim Benning's midseason media availability which left many with more questions than answers. The guys review many of Benning's responses about the team's first half struggles and his plans moving toward the NHL trade deadline. They also try to decipher what the team's plan is to build a contender.
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    • 49 min
    Big VANcast announcement, one step forward one step back for the Canucks, Holtby's struggles and here come the Leafs

    Big VANcast announcement, one step forward one step back for the Canucks, Holtby's struggles and here come the Leafs

    On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer make a big announcement about the podcast. The guys break down the Canucks split of games in Winnipeg. They look at the on-going struggles of Braden Holtby and they set-up a five game homestand that starts with a pair of games against the Leafs.
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    • 51 min
    Canucks Marching into a new month, monitoring the trade bait board & Rathbone's pro debut

    Canucks Marching into a new month, monitoring the trade bait board & Rathbone's pro debut

    On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer review a forgettable February for the Canucks and look at where things go from here. They dive into the trade rumours involving Jake Virtanen and Brandon Sutter. They also look at the struggles of the team's power play of late and changes that can be made. The guys finish up with a review of Jack Rathbone's impressive pro debut in Utica over the weekend. 
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    • 43 min
    Canucks collapse against the Oilers, no defending this defense & its the return of Rick Dhaliwal

    Canucks collapse against the Oilers, no defending this defense & its the return of Rick Dhaliwal

    On this episode of the VANcast, JPat and Drancer try to make sense of the latest Canucks loss as they squandered a 3-0 lead against Edmonton. The guys look at the team's inability to defend. They also address the fact that Connor McDavid didn't beat the Canucks, the Oilers depth did. And Rick Dhaliwal returns to the pod to give his thoughts on the state of the franchise and the moves necessary to get the organization headed in the right direction.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jets fly past Canucks, Reverse Retros & the scrum that took on a life of its own

    Jets fly past Canucks, Reverse Retros & the scrum that took on a life of its own

    JPat and Drancer look back at a lost weekend for the Canucks as they dropped a pair of games to Winnipeg. The guys look at the long-term vision for the hockey club with the trade deadline now eight weeks away. They also discuss the debut of the Canucks Reverse Retro uniforms and why so much was made of Friday night's dogpile on Nils Hoglander
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    • 54 min
    Canucks snuff out the Flames, Lotto Line hits the jackpot & Ray Ferraro stops by

    Canucks snuff out the Flames, Lotto Line hits the jackpot & Ray Ferraro stops by

    JPat and Drancer review one of the Canucks best performances of the season with a 5-1 win in Calgary. They discuss the recent revival of the Canucks and compare it to what's going on with the flickering Flames. And Ray Ferraro makes a special guest appearance and talks Boeser, Hoglander & Travis Green's extension.
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    • 1 hr

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