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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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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.

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English


Episodes

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

7/25/2022
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. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:59

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

7/19/2022
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. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:44

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

7/13/2022
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...

Duration:01:33:15

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

7/11/2022
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. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:55

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

7/8/2022
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...

Duration:01:06:29

The Boeser Compromise

7/4/2022
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...

Duration:00:44:15

The Colorado Avalanche are the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions, and lessons the Canucks can learn from them

6/27/2022
Farhan and Drancer discuss the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup win, including the path the team took to get there, if they can continue to win, and the lessons the Canucks can learn from them. Also, contract decisions ahead for both the Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Then, they make their cases for the Sedins to be in the Hall of Fame, talk the latest in Canucks rumors, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:43:59

Canucks land Free Agent Andrei Kuzmenko

6/21/2022
Farhan and Thomas discuss the Canucks free agent signing of Andrei Kuzmenko and what the forward brings to the team and who he might play with next season. The guys get into the reason why Kuzmenko decided to pick Vancouver and the special relationship he has with General Manager Patrik Allvin. Plus Drancer and Lalji take a look at some of the players the Canucks might be willing to deal this off-season to make cap space, including Conor Garland, Tanner Pearson in order to afford Brock...

Duration:00:41:21

Stanley Cup Final begins tonight, Canucks need to strengthen goaltending depth

6/15/2022
Farhan and Drancer preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. The guys discuss the long layoff for the two time defending cup champs, the goaltending matchup and who the best player is, in this series? Plus the guys take a look at the goaltending depth behind Canucks starter Thatcher Demko, and we discuss the new coaching hire in Vegas for Bruce Cassidy and the contract offer to John Tortorella to coach the Philadelphia Flyers. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:54:51

VANcast Live Room 0ff-season and Game 5 Eastern Final recap

6/10/2022
Thomas Drance and Farhan Lalji return with a live room edition of the VANcast, post the LIghtning's 3-1 in over the Rangers in game 5 of the Eastern Final. Plus the boys answer your Canuck questions in this off-season VANcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:56

Edmonton's playoff run ends, comparing their roster to the Canucks, and Vancouver's extendables

6/7/2022
Farhan and Drancer discuss the Edmonton Oilers' playoff elimination after being swept by the Colorado Avalanche, and the team's near-future. Also, how that roster stacks up against the Canucks, and a dive into Vancouver's extendable players. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:03

Discussing the Conference Finals and the Canucks' long road back to contention

6/2/2022
Farhan and Drancer dig into the Western Conference Final between the Oilers and Avalanche, and what it will take for the Canucks to get back into contention, and the Eastern Conference Final between the Lightning and Rangers. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/vancast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:29

Sedin twins to focus on player development in Canucks front office reshuffle

5/31/2022
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Duration:00:50:05

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