In the ultimate tribute, Jeff has recorded one final Patcast and dedicated it to Jason. It's a series of thoughts and memories of the great times the two spent recording each week and how much they enjoyed producing the podcast.
Published 05/02/19
Published 05/02/19
JPat and Botch are back with a new podcast trying to get to the bottom of the Canucks pursuit for a new president. The owner denies discussions with Dean Lombardi, but what about Ken Holland now that he’s no longer in charge in Detroit? And why are things so quiet around the Canucks these days? Is this the calm before a summer storm of change? What should the Canucks have learned from a turbulent opening round of the playoffs. Plus, there’s $150 Beaver Buzz prize pack up for grabs for a lucky...
Published 04/24/19
With the Canucks done for the season, JPat and Botch weigh in on the opening round of the playoffs. They compare the coaching job John Tortorella is doing in Columbus to the work he did behind the Canucks bench. They also explore what it takes to be successful at this time of year and what the Canucks can learn from teams advancing on the path to the Stanley Cup. The guys also review Jeff’s preseason goal projections for Canucks scorers.
Published 04/17/19
With season over, JPat and Botch wrap up what they saw from the 2018-19 Vancouver Canucks and react to the lottery balls slotting the team 10th in June’s draft. The guys review the final week of the season, debate the team’s year end awards, react to what was — and wasn’t — said at the year-end press conferences and try to gauge whether the Canucks will make a splash as the draft hosts.
Published 04/10/19
JPat and Botch start April with a brand new Patcast reviewing Quinn Hughes first few games in the NHL. They like what they’ve seen so far, but wonder why he hasn’t seen much time on the power play yet. They also discuss whether it makes sense to resign Luke Schenn after just 15 games with the team. And how does Schenn fit into an off-season overhaul of the Canucks blueline? Also, the guys debate if the Canucks are better now than they were at this time last season.
Published 04/01/19
JPat and Botch have been given their talking points for this week’s Patcast. They discuss the Canucks struggles over a forgettable week that included yet another shutout loss. That produced one of the greatest Twitter threads of the season which the guys break down in detail. They also have a $150 Beaver Buzz prize pack to give away.
Published 03/27/19
Jeff and Jason have recorded a new podcast in the wake of Wednesday’s wild 7-4 win over Ottawa. The guys get into the many reasons for the team’s recent run of success. Is there value to the team in winning games at this stage of the season? Will late season victories change management’s view of the hockey club? And, honestly, who saw a week with goals from Schaller, Motte, Granlund and Eriksson coming? Certainly not the hosts of the The Patcast
Published 03/21/19
JPat and Botch have recorded a new podcast in which they discuss the signing of Quinn Hughes and what his arrival means for the Vancouver Canucks. When will he make his NHL debut? And how will the hockey club handle him over the remainder of this season? The guys discuss Jim Benning's latest address to the media after the Hughes signing and they also review the week that was including an overtime win against Toronto and another mismatch versus Vegas. Plus, they predict how many wins the...
Published 03/12/19
JPat and Botch dig into what went wrong on the Canucks three-game winless road trip. They weigh in on the team’s recent struggles and give their thoughts on what to expect over the final 16 games. Plus they look forward to the pending addition of Quinn Hughes and try to figure out how he’ll adapt to life in the NHL
Published 03/05/19
On this week’s Patcast, JPat and Botch look back at the Canucks at the trade deadline. They break down the Erik Gudbranson deal and reflect on his time in Vancouver. They also assess Jim Benning’s deadline day as a whole — what was done and what wasn’t done. And what are the Canucks getting in Tanner Pearson. The guys have some thoughts on that, too.
Published 02/26/19
Jeff and Botch got together at Canucks practice this morning to record a new podcast ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. What do they expect in terms of activity from the Canucks? Is there any chance the team is surprisingly active on the trade front? The guys discuss Jake Virtanen’s rib injury and reflect on the two halves of his season. And they weigh in on the primary area of concern for the organization moving forward.
Published 02/20/19
Jeff and Botch have recorded a new Patcast at the end of a busy week for the Canucks. It was a week that saw three young players make their NHL debuts plus it featured the return of rookie Adam Gaudette to a roster already being led by Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat. The guys discuss the contributions of the young players and how those may impact the team's plans ahead of the trade deadline and beyond. They also assess the latest rash of injuries to hit the hockey club and try...
Published 02/15/19
With a busy news week for the Vancouver Canucks, Jeff and Botch fired up their podcasting machine in Chicago and dove into the latest developments involving the hockey club. What kind of short and long term impact will Alex Edler's injury have on the hockey club. How much work is too much work for Jacob Markstrom without an NHL proven understudy? What can the Canucks and Brock Boeser learn from Auston Matthews new contract in Toronto? And who knew Jay Beagle was so damn popular in Washington....
Published 02/07/19
JPat and Botch have come charging out of the All Star break with a brand new Patcast from Denver. The guys weigh in on the on-going Elias Pettersson personality debate. They rehash Jim Benning's appearance on TSN1040 and try to figure out what it all means ahead of this month's NHL trade deadline.
Published 02/02/19
As the Canucks go quiet for a week, JPat and Botch get to work recording a new podcast in the wake of Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to Carolina. Was the game a wake-up call for the coaching staff and management or just one of those nights that happens over the course of an 82-game schedule? The guys address glaring issues on defence and try to figure reasons for the Canucks slow starts recently. Plus your chance to win a $200 Iron Kingdom prize pack.
Published 01/24/19
JPat and Botch recorded a new Patcast after the Canucks and Oilers battled in what some were calling the biggest game in years in this city. Did it live up to the hype? The guys eagerly await the return of Elias Pettersson to the Canucks line-up. It’s just not the same without him. Botch lays out a comprehensive plan to get Nikolay Goldobin out of the coach’s dog house and turn him into an NHL goal-scorer. They discuss why Bo Horvat can’t buy a goal these days. They remember Michael Del...
Published 01/17/19
JPat and Botch are back at it with a new podcast in which they examine the Vancouver Canucks defence. The guys try to figure out the optimal pairings and take a big picture look at what the blue line might look like next season. They also discuss the team's struggles without Elias Pettersson and with just one game on the schedule this week the guys spend more time talking about the Arizona Coyotes than they probably should.
Published 01/11/19
It's the first Patcast of the new year and there is plenty of Canucks ground to cover. JPat and Botch have recorded a new podcast in Toronto as the Canucks wait for news on Elias Pettersson's injury. They examine the play in question in detail and the way the Canucks reacted to it. They also discuss how the team will move forward without its best player. The guys breakdown the decision to scratch Nikolay Goldobin for a pair of games this week. They look at a busy week for Canucks goaltending...
Published 01/04/19
JPat and Botch get together for one last Patcast before Christmas. They break down the Canucks response in a spirited tilt with Tampa Bay. They discuss Antoine Roussel’s feistiness and the value he’s brought to the team. They examine the Canucks goaltending plan and how That her Demko factors into it. And they debate how the Canucks handled Olli Juolevi’s knee injury. Finally, they detail a plan for you to incorporate the Patcast into your family’s Christmas.
Published 12/19/18
Jeff is in Nashville while Botch is back home in Vancouver, but the distance doesn't stop them from recapping a busy -- and successful -- week for the Vancouver Canucks. The guys breakdown Elias Pettersson's second five point performance of the season. They also talk about Shotgun Jake finding his goal-scoring form again. They give their reviews of the newest Canuck Josh Leivo and try to figure out where he'll slot in if and when the Canucks get Sven Baertschi back from injury. There's also a...
Published 12/12/18
The guys are back at it with a new podcast trying brighten the spirits of Canucks fans through one of the darkest stretches in franchise history. The team isn’t winning, but the Patcast is always a winner. JPat and Botch delve into the many issues facing the hockey club: How to fix the penalty kill. How to get Elias Pettersson going again. Why can’t Brock Boeser score on the power play? Why was Nikolay Goldobin scratched? And are the Canucks playing well and losing? Or just losing?
Published 12/05/18
Brock Boeser returns. Willie Desjardins is back in town. And, after a week away, the boys are back at it with a brand new Patcast. JPat and Botch get caught up on all they missed since they last recorded: Elias Pettersson with another death stare, Sam Gagner resurfacing in the NHL, more front office turnover at Rogers Arena and the team getting healthier and snapping out of an eight-game losing streak. Plus they've got a chance for a lucky listener to win a $200 prize pack courtesy of Iron...
Published 11/27/18
Jeff and Botch check in from Minnesota at the end of another long road trip. They have a few stories from their travels out east and then get into the issues facing the Canucks at the 20-game mark. Who approved this crazy schedule? How concerned are they about Brock Boeser's injury? Where has Elias Pettersson's scoring gone? And how much more shot-gunning is in the future for Canucks fans?
Published 11/15/18
The guys felt compelled to record a new podcast in the wake of one of the most-entertaining Canucks games in years. Fun is back in Van City and nothing is as much fun as a new Patcast. Elias Pettersson was the star of the show in the team's 7-6 OT win against Colorado, but he wasn't alone. Jeff and Jason explore the biggest stories from that game and get into some of the details that went overlooked with all the scoring. They also preview the team's six-game road trip that starts in Detroit....
Published 11/05/18