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The Athletic's Thomas Drance follows 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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    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

The Athletic's Thomas Drance follows 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.

    OEL and Conor Garland stumble in their first Canucks 40's bag skate

    OEL and Conor Garland stumble in their first Canucks 40's bag skate

    Drancer and Farhan recap an eventful first day of training camp for the Canucks, including coach Travis Green's infamous 40's bag skate. Newcomers Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland struggled with OEL falling way behind, and Garland losing his lunch.
    The guys take a look at the lines and the defensive pairings on the first day and wonder if Olli Juolevi's struggles in the bag skate will hurt his chances of making the Canucks.
    Plus, Farhan and Thomas provide an update on Travis Hamonic's active status, and the continuing contract negotiations with Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes and the Canucks. 
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    • 41 min
    Farhan Lalji signs with the VANcast. Elias Pettersson & Quinn Hughes remain unsigned by the Vancouver Canucks

    Farhan Lalji signs with the VANcast. Elias Pettersson & Quinn Hughes remain unsigned by the Vancouver Canucks

    TSN sports reporter Farhan Lalji joins the VANcast as the new co-host for Thomas Drance.
    On Farhan and Drancer's maiden voyage, the boys discuss Canucks training camp which starts Wednesday, minus the teams best two players, centre Elias Pettersson and defensemen Quinn Hughes.
    The guys take a look at how the forward units and the defensive pairs will lineup with Petey and Quinn absent from camp, and they look back on some of the moves that Jim Benning made this off-season which may have hurt the Canucks chances to sign both of their restricted free agent stars. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Canucks captain Bo Horvat on offseason additions, the Olympics, speaking his conscience and more

    Canucks captain Bo Horvat on offseason additions, the Olympics, speaking his conscience and more

    Drancer welcomes Canucks captain Bo Horvat to the VANcast to discuss new additions to the team over the offseason, the departure of Nate Schmidt, the Olympics, restart plans for the NHL season, speaking his conscience and more!
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    • 25 min
    Henrik Sedin on joining the Canucks' front office and thoughts on the upcoming season

    Henrik Sedin on joining the Canucks' front office and thoughts on the upcoming season

    Drancer welcomes Henrik Sedin to the VANcast to discuss both his and his brother Daniel's return to the Canucks, why it was time to join the front office after years away from the game, his first six weeks on the job, what he hopes to get out of year one, and what he hopes to see out of the team.
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    • 31 min
    Travis Green excited for new additions, optimistic for a solid season for the Canucks

    Travis Green excited for new additions, optimistic for a solid season for the Canucks

    Drancer welcomes Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Travis Green to the VANcast. Green discusses the new additions to his roster, what went wrong last year, and Green provides some final thoughts on Nate Schmidt, Newell Brown and putting COVID-19 behind him and the impact and value of a player like J.T. Miller.
    Plus, Travis talks about his favourite place to be in Vancouver, his go to eatery and how optimistic he is for the Canucks to have a bounce back year this season.
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    • 46 min
    VANcast Off-Season VIP Mega-Mailbag

    VANcast Off-Season VIP Mega-Mailbag

    On this edition of the VANcast, Drancer returns with a mailbag so big, we didn't have time to fit in a co-host. The VIP's step up to show their true value to the VANcast, helping to create this episode, with questions asked on the Canucks top 6, what the new contracts for Quinn and Petey will look like, to what really happened to Nate Schmidt and Trevor Linden in Vancouver. Plus, Drance offers his thoughts on the Jake Virtanen police investigation, and if Travis Green will implement new systems to the Canucks new look roster for the upcoming season.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

rdiddy1111 ,

Vancast

I love the vancast ! Thank you J Pat and Drance

Hawkeyye ,

Best Canucks podcast

A solid balance of humor, insight and insider information. Must listen content.

Daily Listner ,

Ehh

Whiney guys with annoying voices that will never be happy. Canucks central is better.

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