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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.

The VANcast with Drancer and Farhan Lalji: A show about the Vancouver Canucks The Athletic

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    • 4.3 • 41 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.

    How Matthew Tkachuck's trade affects the landscape of the Pacific division

    How Matthew Tkachuck's trade affects the landscape of the Pacific division

    In the season finale, Farhan and Drancer dive into the Matthew Tkachuk trade and how it affects the rest of the Pacific division. Also, if the trade has left the Flames in a better position now than before. Also, thoughts on the J.T. Miller situation as the summer rolls on, and more.
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    • 41 min
    Discussing the Canucks' offseason so far, and evaluating the current roster

    Discussing the Canucks' offseason so far, and evaluating the current roster

    Farhan and Drancer take a look at the totality of roster moves made by the Canucks this offseason, including their biggest needs still outstanding. Also, they discuss Johnny Gaudreau to Columbus, and the current read on the J.T. Miller situation. To wrap up, they break down the current roster.
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    • 41 min
    Kevin Bieksa 'juiced' on the first day of NHL Free Agency

    Kevin Bieksa 'juiced' on the first day of NHL Free Agency

    Thomas and Farhan welcome Canucks fan favourite Kevin Bieksa to a live room edition of the VANcast. The breakout star of Hockey Night in Canada takes VANcast listener questions on his career in Vancouver, what he thinks of the Canucks free agent moves, Ilya Mikheyev, Curtis Lazar and Collin Delia and the shocking Johnny Gaudreau signing in Columbus.
    Plus, 'Juice' shares some awesome stories of the heyday of the Vancouver Canucks.

    This episode of the VANcast originally aired as a live room on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30pm Pacific time. 
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Canucks' quiet draft weekend, intriguing free agency options, and diving into Day 2 draft selections

    Canucks' quiet draft weekend, intriguing free agency options, and diving into Day 2 draft selections

    Farhan and Harman Dayal dig into the Canucks' lack of moves over draft weekend, including J.T. Miller's future. Also, potential available players in free agency that could be intriguing for Vancouver including Nicolas Roy and Colin White, and to wrap up, a look back at Day 2 of the NHL Draft, and this week's development camp.
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    • 55 min
    Canucks select Jonathan Lekkerimaki, draft floor deal with Islanders falls through

    Canucks select Jonathan Lekkerimaki, draft floor deal with Islanders falls through

    Drancer and Lalji recap the Canucks night in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal. The guys discuss the rumoured deal that feel apart on the draft floor involving Vancouver's J.T. Miller and the New York Islanders. The guys grade the Canucks selecting Jonathan Lekkerimaki with the 15th pick overall and what might be in store for the Canucks led by Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin on day of the draft on Friday.

    This podcast was a live room which originally recorded at 9pm Pacific time on Thursday night.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Boeser Compromise

    The Boeser Compromise

    Thomas and Farhan recap the three year extension for Brock Boeser, what the term and money means for the player and the organization and what J.T. Miller's future is with the Canucks, who should deal the star forward if a new deal isn't reached by training camp. Plus the guys discuss the additions to the Canucks coaching staff, including Mike Yeo and Trent Cull with the big club, and former Hawks head coach Jeremy Colliton who will coach the farm team in Abbotsford and Farhan and Thomas look at possible first round selections for the Canucks who select 15 on Thursday night in Montreal.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Tuggzoe ,

Must listen for Canuck fans

Farhan and Drance are one of the must listen to Podcasts for Canuck fans.

GFeilder ,

Poor support for Thomas Drance

Drance has a lot of knowledge and a good reporting network to draw on . For a program like the Vancast to work a good interviewer as host is needed to keep Drance on point and cut through his arrogance. Unfortunaely the second person on this program , Farhan L is completely miscast . He has only surface level hockey knowledge to back up his constant opinions and negative judgements .Therefore insteadof creating an atmosphere for Drance it is one long hour of often repetive and irrirating argument between Basically unlistenable . The gold standard for this type of progeam is Sat Shaw , a great interviewer and lAlex Auld a good ex player and superb analyst with an easy listening radio voice and easy going sense of humour . If Drance wants this program to work he needs to find the proper host for himself , modulate and pace his radio voice and eliminate his arrogant “putdown” laugh and habitual use of “ right” to punctuate his opinions . Basically he needs a trainer . He is an excellent writer, perhaps the best , and maybe should stick to that.

dariusexplorer ,

Seems like a monologue podcast

It’s always the one guy talking. It’s always more interesting when podcast hosts have about equal air time, but recently it’s just been the one guy going on endlessly. Unsubscribing since I’m not really interested in listening to a monologue.

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