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

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

The Athletic

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 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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United States

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The Athletic

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Previewing Game 5 for Flames-Oilers, looming Canucks player decisions, and thoughts on the rest of Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs

5/26/2022
Farhan and Drancer discuss Thursday night's Game 5 of the Battle of the Alberta, chat about some upcoming decisions the Canucks organization needs to make for some of their players, and share their thoughts on the rest of round 2 of the NHL Playoffs. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:49

Bruce Boudreau is in it to win it

5/24/2022
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau joins Farhan and Thomas to discuss returning to the Canucks as bench boss, the changes to his coaching staff, analytics, specialty teams, what changes he'd like to see with the roster and he gives his thoughts on the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:39

VANcast Canucks off-season mailbag

5/18/2022
Farhan and Drancer answer your questions in an off-season mailbag. The boys touch on a number of subjects including the Canucks cap situation, JT Miller and Brock Boeser's future in Vancouver, the prospect pipeline, what the team might be looking for to improve the blue line depth and the relationship between coach Bruce Boudreau and management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:36

Discussing a Game 7-filled weekend, Bruce Boudreau set to return, and previewing Round 2

5/16/2022
Farhan and Drancer kick off the show with a spirited discussion about the playoff action over the weekend, with five different Game 7s in two days. Then with Bruce Boudreau set to return next season, what are his biggest needs for next season? Then, the guys take a look at Round 2 of the playoffs, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:44

Future of Sports Pt. 2

5/15/2022
In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:11

Future of Sports Pt. 1

5/14/2022
In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:28

VANcast live playoff watch party

5/13/2022
Thomas Drance and Harman Dayal host a live edition of the VANcast where they watch the end of the Tampa/Toronto OT, the Oilers win over the Kings and also touch on the Canes/Bruins and St. Louis/Minnesota series. Plus they answer your off-season questions on your Vancouver Canucks. This podcast was recorded live as part of a 'live room' on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:45

Canucks make changes in scouting department, still waiting for Boudreau, and Andrei Kuzmenko

5/9/2022
Farhan and Drancer dig into the changes the Canucks have made within the organization, a decision on Bruce Boudreau still looms large, Andrei Kuzmenko, NHL & NBA playoffs, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:50

Bruce! There he goes?

5/5/2022
Farhan and Drancer dissect the end of season press conference from president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford and General Manager Patrik Allvin, specifically the critical comments made about head coach Bruce Boudreau's coaching style. The guys discuss the chances that Boudreau would now want to return to coach the Canucks after these comments, where Bruce's possible landing spot could end up being next season and who Jim Rutherford might have in mind to be the next head coach of the...

Duration:00:46:05

Locker room clean out day, goalie workloads, and how the team sees itself at season's end

5/2/2022
Farhan and Drancer recap media availability on locker clean out day for the Canucks, including Brock Boeser discussing his father's health, and injury updates for the team. Also, goalie workloads in a full NHL season, how the team views itself going into the offseason, Bruce Boudreau, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:25

Vancouver Canucks officially, officially eliminated from the playoffs

4/27/2022
Farhan and Drancer discuss the Canucks elimination ahead of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the positive vibes that have been built since Bruce Boudreau took over and the decision to delay games during the Covid-19 lockdown which may have ultimately cost the Canucks a berth in the playoffs. The guys also address a winning culture mindset, Quinn Hughes record setting night, adding more leadership responsibility to the likes of Elias Pettersson and Hughes, and the goaltending assignments in the...

Duration:00:55:49

Discussing the season, and the future, as the Canucks' schedule winds down

4/25/2022
As the season winds down, and the Canucks are set to miss the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years, Farhan and Drancer take a look back over the season, and the future ahead, including the importance of an extension for Bruce Boudreau and what they want to see out of these last games of the season. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:21

Canucks playoff hopes all but dead after tough loss to Minnesota

4/22/2022
Thomas Drance from the Athletic and Farhan Lalji of TSN host a live room post game Q&A with Canucks fans after Vancouver's tough loss in Minnesota on Thursday night, which all but ends their hope of qualifying for the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:32:33

Canucks-Senators Postgame Q&A

4/20/2022
Join Thomas Drance and Farhan Lalji, hosts of 'The VANcast' for The Athletic, for this Canucks Live Room. Listen to the guys as they take your questions and dish out their thoughts on tonight's 4-3 OT loss to the Senators. Please note: This Live Room was recorded on April 19, 2022 Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:46

Canucks continue to keep it interesting in OT win over Golden Knights

4/13/2022
Farhan and Drancer analyze the Canucks' OT win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night, and where they sit in a very tight playoff race down the stretch. Also, the team's power play reemerges, Elias Pettersson shines bright again, discussing Vasily Podkolzin and Alex Chiasson, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:44

The Canucks win streak is just enough to make it kinda interesting and why the NHL should adopt a play-in format for the playoffs

4/11/2022
Farhan and Drancer discuss the benefits of a play-in playoff format for the NHL, and how the league is missing the boat on expanding their playoff system like the NBA and MLB have done in the recent past. The guys tap their sticks for the Canucks who are riding a three game win streak as their faint playoff hopes remain, with 9 games remaining. Plus the guys provide their opinion on the play off Will Lockwood, Vasily Podkolzin, Conor Garland and Alex Chiasson. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:57:22

Ryan Johnson, General Manager of Abbotsford Canucks on state of Canucks prospects and player development

4/5/2022
Farhan and guest co-host Harman Dayal welcome Ryan Johnson, the Canucks director of player development and the General Manager of the playoff bound Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League. Farhan and Harman ask Ryan how he has fit in under the new management regime led by Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin. The guys ask RJ about the strides that goalies Spencer Martin Arturs Silovs and Mikey DiPietro have taken this season, using the AHL as more of a development league for top...

Duration:00:54:14

VANcast Live room post Canucks loss to St. Louis

3/31/2022
Thomas Drance and Farhan Lalji, hosts of 'The VANcast' host a Live Room post game VANcast after the Canucks loss to St. Louis in Vancouver on Wednesday night. The boys take your questions and break down the loss and the Canucks playoff chances which are drifting further away from reality. Please note: This live room was recorded on March 30, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:44:01

Canucks road trip ends with a loss to the Blues, and discussing the team's status in the playoff race

3/29/2022
Farhan and Drancer break down Monday's 4-1 loss to St. Louis to end their grueling road trip, discuss where this trip leaves them in the playoff race, and what the next three games mean. Also thoughts on Thatcher Demko's performances as of late, and a discussion of expectation and fatigue, Conor Garland, the forward crew after the departure of Tyler Motte and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:11

Canucks live room post game after OT loss in Minnesota

3/25/2022
Thomas Drance and Farhan Lalji of 'The VANcast' with Canucks staff writer Harman Dayal host a Live Room post game VANcast after the Canucks loss to Minnesota on Thursday night The boys take your questions and break down the Canucks' taking 3 of a possible 4 points against tough teams in Colorado and Minnesota. Please note: This live room was recorded on March 24, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:19