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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.

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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.

    Canucks flame out in Calgary, special teams struggling, the Alien looks human and here come the Habs

    Canucks flame out in Calgary, special teams struggling, the Alien looks human and here come the Habs

    On this episode, JPat and Drancer review the Canucks back to back losses in Calgary. They look at the issues facing both the power play and the penalty kill. And they try to make sense of Elias Pettersson's slow start to the season. They also gauge the reaction to the market after three straight losses and look ahead to three straight against the Montreal Canadiens.
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    • 51 min
    Canucks split in Edmonton, McDavid magic, Hoglander debuts, slow start for Pettersson and power play

    Canucks split in Edmonton, McDavid magic, Hoglander debuts, slow start for Pettersson and power play

    JPat and Drancer review the Canucks first two games of the new NHL season. There was plenty to like in the opener and some familiar concerns in the rematch. The guys drill down on some of the notable individual performances -- who stood out and who needs to step up. And listen to the end for news about the return of The Botchford Project.
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    • 35 min
    It's Opening Night for the Canucks

    It's Opening Night for the Canucks

    JPat and Drancer welcome John Shorthouse and John Garrett to the VANcast. Shorty and Cheech share their favourite road arenas, places to eat on the road, and the challenges of calling road games off monitors this season.
    Plus, JPat and Drancer discuss the loss of J.T. Miller and Jordie Benn, due to Covid-19, and what it means for players like Jake Virtanen and Zack Macewen. JPat and Drancer also highlight the official signing of Travis Hamonic, and how the Canucks need to get at least 4 points in their first four road games to start this season. Let's Go!!
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    • 53 min
    Eriksson on waivers, Holtby settling in, Canucks set to open the season & goal-scoring predictions

    Eriksson on waivers, Holtby settling in, Canucks set to open the season & goal-scoring predictions

    JPat and Drancer examine a busy weekend for the Vancouver Canucks as the team held its final scrimmage of training camp. It also had to deal with COVID on Sunday. And the guys look at the decision to put Loui Eriksson on waivers. What does it mean and what's next for the veteran winger? Also, JPat and Drancer predict this season's goal totals for the Canucks.
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    • 56 min
    Hoglander turns heads, Juolevi looks ready at Canucks camp

    Hoglander turns heads, Juolevi looks ready at Canucks camp

    JPat and Drancer review the first three days of Canucks training camp. They weigh in with their thoughts on Nils Hoglander, Olli Juolevi and Marc Michaelis. They also examine the battles for jobs in the bottom six forward group. The guys update Michael Ferland's roster situation and look at possibilities exist for the Canucks to load up on offense this season
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    • 58 min
    Canucks training camp opens for business

    Canucks training camp opens for business

    The first VANcast with JPat and Drancer for 2021 discusses the Canucks first day of training camp, the team offering unrestricted free agent Travis Hamonic a professional tryout offer and Jim Benning and Travis Green's zoom call with the media today. The boys look at what the addition of Hamonic means to the young Canucks defenders who are battling for a slot on the roster. Plus JPat and Drancer discuss players on the bubble, and Benning and Green addressing Green's contract status with Vancouver.
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    • 43 min

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