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2024 episodes (24)

Canucks Playoff Run Ends
Ep. 26

Canucks Playoff Run Ends

With the Canucks’ playoff run coming to an end, Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron do the VHS rewind on the last few games and season. They review the contributions of the bottom-six players, expressing their thoughts on players like Dakota Joshua and Conor Garland. They touch on the impact of head coach Rick Tocchet on the team’s morale and performance, acknowledging his role in bringing back enthusiasm for Canucks hockey in Vancouver.

Canucks & Oilers Heading Back to Vancouver
Ep. 25

Canucks & Oilers Heading Back to Vancouver

Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron dive into the recent Canucks vs. Oilers Stanley Cup playoff games, starting with the excitement around the city as Canucks fever spreads. They analyze games three and four, highlighting standout performances from Artūrs Šilovs, Brock Boeser, and Calvin Pickard, and discussing controversial incidents like Carson Soucy’s cross-check on Connor McDavid. They evaluate player performances, including Elias Pettersson’s struggles and Nils Höglander’s impact, while delving into the power-play effectiveness of both teams and the goalkeeping situation for the Oilers. The hosts emphasize the importance of game five for the Canucks, the need for players like Pettersson, Filip Hronek, and Ilya Mikheyev to step up, and potential lineup changes, could we see Arshdeep Bains, Vasily Podkolzin or Jonathan Lekkerimäki? They share their predictions for the upcoming games, discuss the intensity of the playoffs, and reflect on media coverage.

Canucks and Oilers Series Tied 1-1
Ep. 24

Canucks and Oilers Series Tied 1-1

Two games done in Round 2, Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron welcome Gemma Karstens-Smith back to the podcast to dive deep into the Canucks vs. Oilers playoff series, particularly focusing on the intense Game 2. Discussing the performance of McDavid and Draisaitl, who dominated the game. They discuss the impact of the officiating, acknowledging that calls were missed on both ends, attributing it to the challenges of playoff hockey. The conversation delves into the goaltending performances of Artūrs Šilovs and Stuart Skinner, noting Skinner’s vulnerabilities on rush plays. Gemma highlights the potential lineup changes for the Canucks and emphasizes the importance of making strategic adjustments to handle the Oilers’ strong lineup effectively.

Let Round Two Begin! Canucks vs Oilers
Ep. 23

Let Round Two Begin! Canucks vs Oilers

Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron discuss the Vancouver Canucks’ recent success as they move on to play against the Edmonton Oilers in round two. They reflect on the Canucks’ defensive strategy against the Nashville Predators and their ability to adapt to their opponents’ style of play. The conversation touches on the impressive performances of players like Artūrs Šilovs, JT Miller, Brock Boeser, and Pius Suter, highlighting their crucial roles in the team’s success. They also delve into Elias Pettersson’s performance, acknowledging his contributions despite not scoring goals in the series. The discussion shifts to the Canucks’ upcoming series against the Oilers, emphasizing the importance of staying disciplined and capitalizing on power play opportunities. The team’s offensive capabilities and the challenges posed by the Oilers’ top lines are analyzed, along with a focus on the Canucks’ need for scoring in the series. The goaltending situation, with Šilovs likely to start in game one, is examined, with insights into the team’s confidence in their goaltenders. Wadden and Aaron make their predictions for the series outcome, with one favouring the Oilers and the other leaning towards the Canucks.

Canucks The Comeback Kids in Game 4
Ep. 22

Canucks The Comeback Kids in Game 4

Join Andrew Wadden & Producer Aaron, as we discuss the Vancouver hockey show playoff edition. With the Canucks leading 3-1 in the series, we analyze their efficient playoff performance despite low shot numbers. Focus is on Quinn Hughes’ defensive efforts and Elias Pettersson’s scoring struggles. We commend JT Miller and Brock Boeser for their offensive leadership. The discussion also covers the goaltender decision for game five and the vibrant Vancouver watch party at Rogers Arena. As we look ahead, we express optimism for the Canucks to clinch the series win and provide players with essential rest for their playoffs.

Canucks vs Predators, First Two Games Review (with Gemma Karstens-Smith)
Ep. 21

Canucks vs Predators, First Two Games Review (with Gemma Karstens-Smith)

With the first two games of round one in the books for the Canucks, Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron welcome from the Canadian Press Gemma Karstens-Smith to breakdown the games, discuss Casey DeSmith between the pipes in the absence of Thatcher Demko. Also try and figure out, what is going on with Elias Pettersson’s game, and car flags “Have got to go.”

Canucks First Round Playoff Preview
Ep. 20

Canucks First Round Playoff Preview

Playoff hockey returns to Vancouver for the first time since 2015. Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron breakdown the matchup versus the Predators, while giving their predictions on who will win the series.

Canucks ready to Dem-GO!
Ep. 19

Canucks ready to Dem-GO!

Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron discuss the Vancouver Canucks’ recent games against the Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers. They analyze players like Casey DeSmith and Conor Garland, comparing their performances and potential impact on the team. The conversation delves into the Canucks’ upcoming matchups, and Thatcher Demko’s return. They also touch on league news, such as the potential relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Salt Lake City. Additionally, they share their excitement for the upcoming playoffs and speculate on which Canucks player will have the best playoff beard.

Canucks Hit the Home Stretch
Ep. 18

Canucks Hit the Home Stretch

The Canucks returned home and secured a massive win over a possible first-round opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights. Andrew Wadden and producer Aaron rewind the turbulent road trip and unpack the win over the Golden Knights. They heap praise on Conor Garland’s play of late, while acknowledging the career accomplishments of JT Miller and Quinn Hughes.

Canucks Leaving Home
Ep. 17

Canucks Leaving Home

After a LONG Nine-Game Homestand, The Canucks are set to head out on the road. Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron look back at the week that was, and aren’t really happy with how the Canucks performance as been.

Canucks Clinching Closer
Ep. 16

Canucks Clinching Closer

Canucks ended last week 3-0, but started this week with a lose to the LA Kings. Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron have a look back on the recent games, look into the health of Dakota Joshua and Elias Lindholm, and preview possible play-off match ups for the Canucks as they inch closer to clinching a play-off spot.

Adversity Strikes Vancouver Canucks
Ep. 15

Adversity Strikes Vancouver Canucks

Andrew Wadden & Producer Aaron look at the Canucks’ recent games against the Colorado Avalanche and the Washington Capitals. They analyze team performance, key moments, player performances, and struggles with the power-play and depth scoring. The upcoming games against Buffalo, Montreal, and Calgary are highlighted with an emphasis on securing wins. The promotion of Ryan Johnson to Assistant General Manager and the other Elias Pettersson’s addition to Abbotsford are discussed. The importance of the Canucks elevating their game and maintaining their position in the Pacific Division is emphasized as they aim for the postseason, providing detailed insights on gameplay, player dynamics, and management changes.

When Canucks Win The Week, They Get Days Off
Ep. 14

When Canucks Win The Week, They Get Days Off

The Vancouver Canucks, currently on a winning streak, have secured impressive victories against teams such as the LA Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, and Winnipeg Jets. Players like Elias Pettersson and JT Miller have been outstanding, breaking records and scoring crucial goals. The team seems rejuvenated and focused as they head towards the post-season. The conversation then shifts to the recent NHL trade deadline. The Canucks chose not to make any significant moves on deadline day, having already acquired key players like Elias Lindholm and Nikita Zadorov earlier. There were rumours about Lindholm potentially being traded again, but nothing materialized. Andrew Wadden dissects the trade deadline moves of various teams, including Dallas, Colorado, Edmonton, and notably the powerhouse Vegas Golden Knights, who made significant acquisitions. Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron analyse the Canucks’ strategy to focus on their current roster and avoid trading away key future assets. Players like Nils Höglander have been performing exceptionally well, and the team is gearing up for a strong playoff push. The return of Carson Soucy and the potential impact of injured players like Thatcher Demko are crucial for their upcoming games.

Canucks Making Moves Ahead of Trade Deadline
Ep. 13

Canucks Making Moves Ahead of Trade Deadline

Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron get into the latest happenings with the Vancouver Canucks, including Elias Pettersson’s monumental deal. They analyze the Canucks’ recent games, including a significant win against the Anaheim Ducks, and discuss potential trade prospects and strategies as the trade deadline looms. The episode also touches on player performances, injury updates, and the strategic implications of recent signings and potential trades for the team’s future.

Canucks Welcome Back The Green Men
Ep. 12

Canucks Welcome Back The Green Men

The surprise return of the iconic Green Men at Rogers Arena during the electrifying Canucks vs. Boston Bruins face-off! Sully, one half of the legendary duo, joins us to share his firsthand experience of the night that had fans on the edge of their seats. But that’s not all – we’re breaking down Elias Pettersson’s performance, analyzing J.T. Miller’s impact on the game, and discussing the introduction of Surrey’s own Arshdeep Bains to the Canucks lineup.

Phil Kessel Coming to Canucks Town?
Ep. 11

Phil Kessel Coming to Canucks Town?

Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron dissect the Canucks’ recent performances with a blend of nostalgia, humour, and analysis. They go through the Canucks’ victories and defeats, including a standout performance in Chicago and strategic plays against the Red Wings and Jets. Get an in-depth look at player performances, including Dakota Joshua’s memorable night and Thatcher Demko’s goaltending brilliance. Also tackle the hot topics of player safety, power-play dynamics, and the potential impact of Phil Kessel with the Canucks.

Canucks In A Roadtrip Test
Ep. 10

Canucks In A Roadtrip Test

We delve deep into the Vancouver Canucks’ recent gameplay, highlighting their resilience with a 2-1-1 record and discussing the end of their 12-game point streak by the Boston Bruins. We praise new star player Lindholm’s debut and the promising chemistry between Hughes and Pettersson, while addressing the team’s challenges, like early goals against and fluctuating performances. The episode also explores strategic insights on penalty kills, trade deadline implications, and the potential impact of Zadorov’s suspension on the team’s tactics.

Canucks Get Back To Work
Ep. 09

Canucks Get Back To Work

After the All-Star Weekend, Andrew Wadden takes a look back on the weekend and how The Canucks players did in the events. Also discuss potential trade targets for the Vancouver Canucks, mentioning players like Tarasenko and Toffoli. Take a look at the upcoming road trip, and news the Phillip Di Giuseppe was on the ice for practice ahead of the game facing the Carolina Hurricanes.

Andrei Kuzmenko, We Hardly Knew Ye (with J.D. Burke)
Ep. 08

Andrei Kuzmenko, We Hardly Knew Ye (with J.D. Burke)

We dive into the Canucks’ latest strategic moves, featuring an emergency podcast discussing the significant trade that brings Elias Lindholm to Vancouver. Andrew Wadden, alongside guest J.D. Burke from Elite Prospects, unpack the trade details, analyze its impact on the team, and speculate on future prospects and draft picks. The episode also touches on player performances and potential lineup changes, into the Canucks’ strategy as they navigate the season.

What Exactly Do You Do Around Here?
Ep. 08

What Exactly Do You Do Around Here?

As The Canucks head into the All-Star Break, Andrew Wadden takes a look at their most recent games and what to do with Ilya Mikheyev & Andrei Kuzmenko and their lack of goals.

Rutherford Re-ups & Canucks Keep Winning
Ep. 07

Rutherford Re-ups & Canucks Keep Winning

Jim Rutherford’s Contract Extension and Team Victories Over Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs - We dive into the latest developments with the Vancouver Canucks. Discover the significance behind Jim Rutherford’s contract extension and how it impacts the team. We’re also covering the Canucks’ impressive wins against the Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs, showcasing their resilience and strategy on the ice. Additionally, we explore the hot topic of Andrei Kuzmenko’s current situation - what’s the buzz and how might it affect the team’s dynamics? As the trade deadline approaches, we speculate on potential moves the Canucks might make. And, we can’t leave out the questions regarding Elias Pettersson’s contract.

Big Road Trip for The Canucks (featuring Rick Dhaliwal)
Ep. 06

Big Road Trip for The Canucks (featuring Rick Dhaliwal)

Special guest Rick Dhaliwal (Donnie & Dali - The Team on CHEK-TV), joins Andrew Wadden on this episode of Vancouver Hockey Show. They dissect the Vancouver Canucks’ thrilling season. They delve into the team’s stellar performance and speculate on potential trades as the deadline approaches. Key trade possibilities like Chris Tanev from the Calgary Flames and Jordan Greenway of the Buffalo Sabres are discussed in-depth. Wadden and Dhaliwal critically analyze the recent trend of teams loading up at the trade deadline and their subsequent lake of playoff performances, with a special focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ recurring struggles. They stress the importance of balancing the costs of player acquisitions against the impact on draft capital. The episode also covers the Vancouver Canucks’ strategic move to buy out Oliver Ekman-Larsson, exploring its implications for the team’s future. Plus, don’t miss the exciting discussion about Canucks players heading to the All-Star Game in Toronto.

Canucks Ride The Metro
Ep. 05

Canucks Ride The Metro

In this episode of the Vancouver Hockey Show, hosted by Andrew Wadden, we start with their defeat against the St. Louis Blues, examining key factors, then celebrate their victory over the New Jersey Devils, praising the Lotto line. We also discuss minor injuries impacting the team, and controversial lineup choices, particularly Kuzmenko’s exclusion. Delving deeper, we explore the team’s scoring dynamics, led by the Lotto line and Garland’s trio, and acknowledge Dakota Joshua’s impressive season. We then shift to the Canucks’ unbeaten record when leading after the second period, despite inconsistent refereeing.

Canucks Start 2024 With A Win!
Ep. 04

Canucks Start 2024 With A Win!

A semi post-game addition of the podcast, as it was recorded right after the Canucks beat the Senators, kicking off 2024 with yet another victory. Wadden and Producer Aaron breakdown the win and look back at Vancouver’s successful month of December. They also dive into the sudden arrival of the third line, Pius Suter heating up, and Wadden explains what he feels separates the Canucks from the six other teams in Canada as a legit Stanley Cup contender.