Backing Up The Brinks Truck In Free Agency, The...
The Vancouver Canucks signed a ton of free agents but the two most important RFAs are left unsigned (for now). Braden Holtby and Nate Schmidt bolted out of Vancouver, marking the end of in hindsight a disastrous 2020 free-agent window for Jim Benning. The team will be much better for the moves made last Wednesday, but the long-term implications have to be ignored. Harman Dayal of The Athletic joins the show to give his thoughts on the Conor Garland/OEL trade, Tucker Poolman and if he can be a top-four fit, the return of Brandon Sutter and Travis Hamonic, signing the entire Abbotsford Canucks roster, and much more.
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The Defining Trade of the Jimbo Era, Moving on ...
Jimbo went all-in on Friday with a salary cap allocating trade that makes the team no doubt better now, but the future is less clear. Garland makes the top nine for the Canucks formidable, but what about the impact OEL will have on the blueline? Is he a legit top-pairing defencemen or a bonafide scrub? Make no mistake about it, this team is not rebuilding any longer. Sean Warren of Point Shot Hockey and the Area 51 Sports Network joins the show to talk about the blockbuster trade, the future of Holtby and Schmidt, will Pettersson sign an offer sheet, and much more. We end the show with a goodbye to Jake Virtanen, a player who left with unfulfilled promise and a sour taste in all of our mouths with his off-ice conduct. -- Make sure to follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter and rate and review on Apple Podcasts.
Nice Guys Finish Last & 5 Surprise Kraken Selec...
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Dickinson Comes Into Vancouver, The Abbotsford ...
Jason Dickinson is the new 3rd line centre for the Vancouver Canucks, and we can chalk this up as a W for Jimbo. There were not any surprises with the Canucks exposed list for the Seattle expansion draft — thus, nothing of value will be lost. Scott Wheeler of The Athletic joins the podcast to preview all things 2021 NHL Draft for us. Who should the Canucks be targeting at 9? What do we make of the defensive prospects, and will any of them fall to Vancouver? Which player has the best name? We end the show with our thoughts on the Abbotsford Canucks brand reveal. -- Make sure to follow @powerofthetowel and @nickbondi on Twitter, and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.
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Our Prayers Have Been Answered, Who The Canucks...
Italy has won the European Championship, and we're on cloud nine right now. Duncan Keith is heading to the Oilers, and our long national nightmare is over. OEL is seemingly in the news (again), and it appears the game plan for Schmidt is to move off him to get another big name in. Chris Faber of the Canucks Conversation podcast and Canucks Army joins the show to talk about those rumours, the upcoming expansion draft for the Canucks, some prospect talk, and much more. We end the show with some names the Canucks would be wise to try and target for the blueline. -- Make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed the episode, and follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter.
Say No To Keith, Schmidt's On The Block, and Pl...
Nate Schmidt may want out of Vancouver, and if he does the Canucks shouldn't have trouble finding a suitor. Duncan Keith is reportedly wanting to play in Western Canada, and we don't want any part of it. Bik Nizzar of Sportsnet 650 joins the show to talk about all that, how the Canucks can use the expansion draft to improve the team, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes' contract, and much more. We end the show with two players that the Canucks could really try to mine from the expansion draft process. -- Make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts, and follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter.
Sedins Are Officially Back, The Push To Make Th...
A bit of a shorter episode because it's just too damn hot right now. The Sedins are officially back, and the low-key profile they seem keen on taking will help them. Israel Fehr joins the podcast to talk about the Sedins joining the playoffs, whether it is important that the Canucks make the playoffs, Euro 2020 so far, and much more. We end the show with our preview of Montreal and Tampa in the Stanley Cup final, and we think the Habs have more than a chance. -- If you enjoyed the episode please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. Make sure to follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel as well on Twitter.
Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming Wit...
We're back to our regular format, and that's probably it on this show for 2011 talk. We catch up on a lot of Canucks news that we missed from the past couple of weeks from the team reshuffling its assistant coaches, what to do with the 9th overall pick, the expansion draft, and what the hell is going on with the Sedins. Rob Williams of Daily Hive joins the podcast to talk all that, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes' contract situation, what we can learn from the NHL playoffs, and much more. We end the show with who we're stumping for the Canucks to take with their first pick. -- Make sure to follow @powerofthetowel and @nickbondi on Twitter, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
A 2011 Retrospective With Guest Victor Oreskovi...
The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs are an indelible memory for many fans of the Vancouver Canucks. It was the greatest team this franchise has ever had, that, unfortunately, fell short of their ultimate goal. On the 10 year anniversary of Game 7 against the Boston Bruins and the end of the playoff run, we have a member of the 2011 Canucks Victor Oreskovich on the podcast. Victor joins us to talk about his first impression of the Canucks organization (5:54), the Game 7 against Chicago (21:29), being the middle of a heated Stanley Cup final (40:46), his feelings after the Game 2 victory (45:24), the Aaron Rome hit and subsequent suspension (47:43), the anticipation of the Game 7 against Boston (55:50), the dressing room after the loss and the riot (1:00:12), and much more. -- Make sure to follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.
Podkozlin's In The Fold, Potential Changes To T...
Vasili Podkolzin has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, and that marks the end of super rookies that will make an immediate impact on the roster. Vancouver will be picking 9th at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, and it's important to keep that first-round pick — don't trade it away Jimbo. Patrick Johnston of The Province joins the show to talk about how the past season went astray, Podkozlin's role as a rookie, a Sedin update, 2011 memories, and much more. -- Make sure to follow @powerofthetowel and @nickbondi on Twitter, and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.
Jonesing for Seth Jones, a Season From (Beyond)...
The Seth Jones to Vancouver train is leaving the station, and we break down if he would be a good fit with this Canucks team as currently constructed. For the first time in the history of our podcast, we have a recurring guest as Sportsnet 650's Satiar Shah joins the podcast to talk about Seth Jones, review the season that was for the Canucks, and give an update on Henrik and Daniel Sedin's role with the organization. We end the show with our thoughts on the playoffs thus far, including a (potentially bad) prediction on the Leafs/Habs Game 7. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter, and make sure to rate and review the network on Apple Podcasts!
A Reason To Make The Playoffs And The Fire Benn...
Jim Benning made an appearance on the Donnie & Dhali show and gave us some insights into the future of this team. They still have faith in Olli Juolevi, Ian Clark could very much be back, and the goal is to make the playoffs — which may not be a bad thing. He also answered the #firebenning movement, which has the potential soon to cross the line. We end the show with our thoughts on the Stanley Cup Playoffs thus far. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter, and subscribe to the network wherever you get podcasts.
An Eventful Season, But Nothing Really Changed ...
It was an eventful season, especially in a shortened one just played in Canada. But in the end, nothing really changed and that's kind of depressing. Jim Benning said he wants to be "aggressive", sending fans into a panic but should he be trying to be aggressive with the expansion draft? Kyle Bhawan joins the podcast to talk about the Canucks bringing Jim Benning back as GM, and why he can't support it in any way. We end the show with our thoughts on the Stanley Cup playoffs so far. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter, and make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts!
He Survived The Nuclear Bomb & The Green New De...
Jimbo pulled it off yet again — he somehow survived and will be the GM of your Vancouver Canucks heading into next season. It would have been the perfect time to cut bait, but ownership had other ideas. We get into the press conference from this morning, and it shows that Jim Benning has a mandate, and it's to hope he makes the playoffs. We end the show with a discussion on Travis Green's contract extension, and why the timing of it shows there's little planning from above. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter and make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts!
Benning Watch Is On, A Mass Exodus Is Perhaps O...
Jim Benning watch is officially on — this week will be huge in determining his future in Vancouver. Some players like Tyler Graovac are still trying but unfortunately, it's at a point in the season where it just frustrates people on Team Tank. Cody Severtson of The Creasecast joins the show to talk about some young players from Utica (soon to be Abbotsford) and their future with the team, and of course, we dive into the management situation that has consumed this fanbase. We end the show by discussing the rumours that Geoff Courtnell might be coming into the fold. -- Make sure to follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter, and rate and review the network on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed it!
Just Four More Games Left, Toffoli's Parting Du...
There are just four more games left until we are free from this hellish season. Rathbone is more integral to the Canucks future than Juolevi now, and Vancouver might finish below Ottawa in the North Division — something unthinkable back in January. We of course talk about Benning and Green's future, and is there any chance they can come back after what this season has turned into? We end the show with Toffoli's Player Tribune article and an (unintentional) dunk that still stings. -- Follow @powerofthetowel and @nickbondi on Twitter, and make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts!
Green's Contract Conundrum, A Spooky End To The...
The past three games have had a good showing from Canucks depth pieces, but there is still work to be done. Travis Green will likely test the open market as a head coach, but he could still stay with the team. Tyler Motte has been nominated for the Masterton, and we couldn't be happier. Trevor Beggs of the Nucks Misconduct network makes his long-anticipated debut on the podcast to talk about this 2021 Canucks season, the AHL affiliate news, the Travis Green situation, and much more. We end the show with an illustration of just how weird the end of the regular season will be for Vancouver. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter, and make sure to rate and review the network on Apple Podcasts!
Canucks Starting Off Strong, JBone's First Goal...
The Vancouver Canucks are starting to develop a pattern — start off games strong. Whether they finish the game off strong is a totally different question. Abbotsford is getting the Canucks farm team, and that gives us (somewhat) hope for the future. -- Follow @powerofthetowel and @nickbondi on Twitter and make sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts!
A Dark Cloud Hangs Over This Franchise, McJesus...
We get in our feelings in this episode. This has been one of the worst seasons in Canucks history, on and off the ice. Connor McDavid is going to feast and get to 100 points against this team and honestly, we've come to peace with it. Markus Meyer from Nucks Misconduct joins the show to talk about the season up to this point, what needs to change going forward, and much more. We end the show with an honest question — how many more games are you going to watch? -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter and don't forget to rate and review the network on Apple Podcasts!
It's Going To Be A Long 12 Games & We All Still...
These next 12 games will not be kind to the Vancouver Canucks, but don't critique the players — critique the situation. The Leafs rested some players and still dominated, and we could see a similar situation on Saturday, but at least Kole Lind looked good. We end the show with some Edler/Simmonds talk, and why Travis Green didn't really seem too keen to stick up for his veteran defencemen. -- Follow @nickbondi and @powerofthetowel on Twitter and make sure to rate and review the network on Apple Podcasts.