28 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.

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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.

    Tyler Time

    Tyler Time

    JPat and Drancer look back at a Canucks shootout loss to Minnesota. The guys assess Tyler Toffoli’s Vancouver debut and discuss the lack of secondary scoring around the team right now. They also break down Jim Benning’s press conference from earlier in the week which included several newsworthy items. They guys then look ahead to Saturday’s visit from the Boston Bruins and Monday’s NHL trade deadline.

    • 33 min
    Canucks Pay Steep Price to get Toffoli

    Canucks Pay Steep Price to get Toffoli

    An Emergency VANcast Podcast on Monday night, as J-Pat and Drancer provide instant analysis on the trade that the Canucks made with Los Angeles, just before the dinner hour in Vancity.
    Tyler Toffoli is a Canuck!
    Tim Schaller packs his bags for Los Angeles, the Kings also receive prospect Tyler Madden, a 2nd round pick in 2020 and a conditional 4th round pick.

    Plus, JPat and Drancer with an update on the Brock Boeser injury, and Micheal Ferland's lost season.

    • 25 min
    Fowl Play

    Fowl Play

    The Canucks got roasted by the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. JPat and Drancer break down the game and discuss the concern level around the team that has just two wins in its past seven games. The guys assess the leaky penalty kill and its role in the recent struggles. They also look ahead to next week’s trade deadline and try to determine what impact injuries and the team’s recent play will have on whether the Canucks need to be active on the trade market.

    • 34 min
    How Swede It Was

    How Swede It Was

    On the night Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s jerseys were raised to the rafters in Vancouver, countryman Jacob Markstrom stole the show. JPat and Drancer were at the game and break down a memorable night for the Canucks organization and the fans from the incredible pregame ceremony to Markstrom’s 49-save shutout of the Blackhawks.

    • 45 min
    Raising The Roof

    Raising The Roof

    The guys are back with a new VANcast reflecting on Legends Night at Rogers Arena. JPat and Drancer discuss the Canucks 6-2 win over Nashville and break down a busy day on and off the ice as the organization welcomed back Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund to Rogers Arena to start a successful Sedin Week in Vancouver.

    • 35 min
    Green Sees Red

    Green Sees Red

    JPat and Drancer wrap up the Canucks five game road trip which concluded with a loss in Minnesota. The guys discuss the absence of scoring leader Elias Pettersson, the play on which he was injured in Boston and they examine the 48 hours around the injury and the way it was handled by head coach Travis Green. They offer a thorough examination of the cat and mouse game played between the coach and the media when it comes to revealing information about the hockey club.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

AK Craig ,

Best Canucks Podcast Around

Must listen pod for Canucks fans everywhere. JPat and Botch (RIP) with the blessing of the hockey gods got us through the dark times in the years following the 2011 cup run. This successor pod centering around JPat and Drancer, the Van Cast, is allowing Canucks fans to do their dekes while side eyeing the competition in style. Grip it and rip it. Coconuts glow!

Ride on Vegas ,

Canucks begins the curtain

JPat and Drancer are fantastic. A real look again behind the daily show that is the Canucks. This is worth a listen and worth a permanent slot in your podcasting rotation

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