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Lachlan Irvine and Nick Bondi navigate the ups, downs, and everything in between of the hockey season with a daily podcast on the Vancouver Canucks. Recaps, previews, interviews, laughs, and plenty of thoughts and feelings on the topics that unite and divide Nucks Nation — you'll find it all on the Locked On Canucks Podcast. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

Jonesing for a Win | October 29, 2021
Lachlan talks about another disappointing Canucks loss, this time at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers, and sets up their weekend matchup with the Edmonton Oilers.
25 min
Canucks take a Flyer on Jaro | October 28, 2021
Lachlan sets up the Canucks/Flyers game, the importance of Jaroslav Halak starting games, and how the Canucks' defense will be required to step it up.
24 min
Rough Homecomings and Bright Farewells | Octobe...
Lachlan and Nick talk about the Canucks' uninspiring loss in their home opener vs. Minnesota and the amazing new superhero intro video that aired prior to puck drop, before Nick says his Locked On goodbye.
50 min
A Wild Home Opener | October 26, 2021
Lach and Nick preview the Canucks home opener against Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild, the first Canucks home game since March 2020 and some new injury issues affecting Travis Green's lineup.
34 min
First Blood | October 25, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan break down the Canucks' win in their first-ever game against the Kraken, discuss Elias Pettersson's start to the season, and go around the Pacific Division to see how it's shaping up early.
37 min
THE CLASH OF CASCADIA | October 22, 2021
Nick and Lachlan break down the Canucks' much needed win over Chicago and set up their first official game against their new rivals, the Seattle Kraken.
43 min
Must-win at The Madhouse | October 21, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan get into the must-win game tonight against the struggling Chicago Blackhawks, discuss Vasili Podkolzin potentially getting scratched, and if we should be concerned with Quinn Hughes day to day status.
31 min
Buffa-low Point | October 20, 2021
Nick and Lachlan get into the Canucks crushing loss against the Buffalo Sabres, discuss if it's time to press the panic button, and if head coach Travis Green should be on the hot seat.
39 min
Mightier Than the Sword? | October 19, 2021
Nick and Lachlan preview the Canucks afternoon battle against the Buffalo Sabres, discuss Travis Hamonic's $0 cap hit and how Vancouver's defense has faired through the first three games of the season.
45 min
He's An Angry Elf | October 18, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan recap the weekend that was for the Vancouver Canucks. They also get into Filip Zadina's comments on Conor Garland after the game in Detroit.
35 min
Fly with Wings | October 15, 2021
Nick and Lachlan preview the Canucks weekend slate of games against the Flyers and Red Wings.
34 min
Oil Spill | October 14, 2021
Canucks hockey is officially back. Nick and Lachlan talk about the 3-2 loss against the Edmonton Oilers, how the team can fix the powerplay, and Francesco Aquilini's interview on Sportsnet 650. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!
37 min
LET THE GAMES BEGIN | October 13, 2021
Nick and Lachlan talk about their season expectations for the Canucks, preview their first game against the Oilers and the potential of Rogers Arena being at 100% capacity for their home opener.
41 min
Chiasson The Playoffs | October 12, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan break down the now finalized roster for the start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks. They also discuss the end of Olli Juolevi's time with the Canucks, and give their predictions for the NHL as a whole this season.
49 min
Edmon-Ton of Penalties | October 8, 2021
Lachlan and Nick discuss the Canucks' preseason loss to the Oilers, penalties galore, which opening night defensive pairings the Canucks might use and the returns of Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes.
38 min
Jonah Gone-Jovich | October 7, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan preview tonight's preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers. They also get into a spirited discussion about Jonah Gadjovich being claimed off waivers by San Jose, and who should be the team's assistant captains to start the season.
33 min
A One Sided Cascadia Conflict | October 6, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan get into the Canucks 4-0 loss against the Seattle Kraken. Is Vasili Podkolzin officially back? How did the special teams fare? We also get into the experience of being in Rogers Arena for a hockey game with COVID protocols and give our predictions for bounce-back and regression candidates on the Canucks this season.
39 min
Canucks Preseason Grades | October 5, 2021
Nick and Lachlan discuss grading the Canucks work through the first half of the preseason, which players have impressed or underperformed, and a preview of their Tuesday night matchup against the Seattle Kraken.
36 min
The First Cuts Are The Deepest | October 4, 2021
On today's episode, Nick and Lachlan get into the last two preseason games for the Vancouver Canucks. How quickly will Conor Garland become a fan favourite? Does Justin Dowling have a shot at making this team? They also get into Jim Benning's comments in his press availability, and the first round of training camp cuts.
33 min
Lachlan and Nick breakdown Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes new contracts with the Canucks and how they'll impact the franchise this season and beyond!
36 min
We Talkin' About Practice | September 30, 2021
Nick and Lachlan get into the latest lines at Canucks practice, and what it means for who could make the team in two weeks' time. They also discuss the latest on the statement in the Pettersson and Hughes deals, and how many starts should Thatcher Demko get this season.
39 min
First Cuts and Top Six Picks | September 29, 2021
Nick and Lachlan discuss how the Travis Hamonic situation could change the Pettersson and Hughes negotiations, which players might among the early training camp cuts and which Canucks forwards will start in Travis Green's top six.
38 min
A Flashy Debut In Abby | September 28, 2021
On today's episode, Lachlan and Nick go over the major talking points from last night's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Has Jack Rathbone done enough to make the team? What about Mikey DiPietro? Plus a good debut for the two former Arizona Coyotes. They also discuss the latest on Travis Hamonic, and what the two power-play units could like once the season starts.
34 min
Canucks Lose But Also Win Against The Kraken In...
On today's episode, Lachlan and Nick go over the Canucks first preseason game and what we can learn from it. Has the 3rd pairing left defencemen's battle been decided? What about the rest of the forward group? We also discuss Danila Klimovich and what the team should do with him going forward, and end the show with our thoughts on who will win the jobs on the penalty kill.
34 min
Day 1 Training Camp Thoughts & Welcome To Vanco...
Lachlan and Nick share their thoughts from the first official day of Canucks training camp. Podkolzin is looking good and did we see a preview of the defence pairings? We also discuss the now-infamous OEL bag skate video, and who has the inside track to grab the third pairing left defencemen spot out of camp.
35 min
Opening Day Interviews and Squad Up! | Septembe...
Lachlan and Nick discuss Jim Benning's first press conference of the season with no Pettersson and Hughes contracts to announce, Alex Chiasson joining the Canucks on a PTO and who might battle their way into a fourth line roster spot during this weekend's training camp.
32 min
Backing Up The Brinks Truck & Goodbye Jim Hughs...
Kirill Kaprisov and Rasmus Dahlin signed new deals, so how does that affect the Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes contract negotiations. We discuss Jack Hughes' comments on his big brother and the Canucks, plus we end the show with a tribute to Jim Hughson.
32 min
Bondi and Pettersson in Michigan | September 21...
Lachlan is joined by his new cohost Nick Bondi to talk about Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes in Michigan and who could replace Tyler Motte on the fourth line if a recent injury keeps him out of the lineup long term.
29 min
Rookie Camp Craze | September 17, 2021
Lachlan discusses the list of rookies joining the Canucks and which ones fans should keep a close eye on, plus how the Canucks' four games on American national television could be part of growing the NHL's footprint south of the border.
24 min
Dickinson's New Role | September 13, 2021
Lachlan talks about the Canucks arriving prior to training camp, Vasili Podkolzin's early testimony by Bo Horvat, plus a player profile on Jason Dickinson and why he could hit his career high in points in 2021-22.
21 min
He's Bo Yo | September 10, 2021
Lachlan talks about the recent developments from Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes' contract negotiations, why Bo Horvat might be headed for a career year and the Flames signing Erik Gudbranson.
22 min
Podkolzin Town | September 8, 2021
Lachlan discusses Vasili Podkolzin's arrival in Vancouver and the benefits he'll get from joining the Canucks this season, plus an update on the Quinn Hughes contract situation.
21 min
Let the Games Begin: Canucks Potential Olympian...
With the NHL announcing their players will play in the Beijing Olympics next February, Lachlan discusses every possible Canuck who could play for their respective countries, including whether or not Bo Horvat could make Team Canada.
26 min
NHL Covid Protocols and an Ode to Loui | Septem...
Lachlan discusses the new NHL Covid-19 protocols and plans that could impact the Canucks and their opponents next season, plus Loui Eriksson's recent interview in Sweden leads to a recap of his Vancouver tenure.
28 min
Hughes, If True | September 1, 2021
Lachlan talks about Quinn Hughes landing 35th on the Locked On NHL Top 50 players list, how his 2021 season went and whether the Canucks have found him a defensive partner for next season, plus what his future contract will look like.
25 min
The Boeser Best is Yet to Come | August 30, 2021
Lachlan focuses on Brock Boeser's 2021 for the Canucks, the expectations for his upcoming season and how he's on track for a big pay raise in 2022, plus a Canucks History Corner centered around the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
23 min
Pettersson's Next Contract and Demko's Next Ste...
Lachlan discusses how Elias Pettersson's contract situation and Andrei Svechnikov's new deal with the Hurricanes differ, what kind of money and term Pettersson will likely fetch on his upcoming contract, and whether Thatcher Demko can build off his first season as the Canucks' starter with a big year in 2021-22.
27 min
Vax Up for Canucks games & Job Openings Everywh...
Lachlan discusses the BC provincial government's vaccination mandates for indoor events and how it will impact the Canucks and the Rogers Arena game experience in 2021-22, plus some important business positions opening up in Vancouver's front offices.
24 min
Canucks Defense Projections: Summer '21 Edition...
Lachlan talks about how he expects the Canucks' defensive depth chart to shake out by Opening Night, why Luke Schenn might be the perfect fit for Jack Rathbone's defensive partner, and introduces a new segment called Canucks History Corner.
29 min
Canucks Forward Projections: Summer '21 Edition...
Lachlan breaks down the Canucks current forward group and projects how he thinks the roster will shake out on Opening Night, plus his early thoughts on NHL 22 after its reveal trailer premiered.
27 min
OEL About Jersey Ads | August 19, 2021
Lachlan breaks down the NHL's plans to introduce ads on jerseys in 2022-23, how much it changes the look of the sport and how the league could potentially make the change more palatable for fans, before doing a mini player profile on incoming Canucks defensemen Oliver Ekman-Larsson and if he can re-find success in Vancouver.
32 min
A New Era and Dickinson Signs! | August 17, 2021
Lachlan Irvine takes over as the new host of Locked On Canucks and sets up the show's new era before breaking down Jason Dickinson's new contract with the Canucks and their Abbotsford AHL affiliate adding Tristen Nielsen.
25 min
098 - Try, Tryamkin Again, with Jackson McDonal...
In Part 2 of a lengthy conversation with Roxy Fever's JACKSON McDONALD, the two Js discuss more weirdness from Jim Benning's Friday availability with the media, the team's plan to lure Nikita Tryamkin back from Russia, and delve into conspiracy theories as to how and why Jim Benning still has a job.
31 min
097 - The Six-Year Enragement, with Jackson McD...
Roxy Fever's Jackson McDonald stops by to close out the week on a day where Jim Benning's media availability has left a lot of flabbergasting quotes for this city to digest over the months and years ahead. Plus the Pearson deal is announced on the six year anniversary of a very fateful day for the Benning regime. This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation.
30 min
096 - Pearson The Veil, with Harman Dayal (Apri...
The Athletic's resident Boy Genius himself, Harman Dayal is here to help us take a break from COVID coverage to engage in an actual discussion of the on-ice product in the wake of the Canucks inking Tanner Pearson to a three-year extension at worth $3.25M. As Harman explains, it's not so much as this is a terrible move as it typifies the exact sort of trap the Canucks repeatedly cannot help but fall into, with no signs that they're learning from past mistakes.
32 min
095 - Protocol of Duty, with Daniel Wagner (Apr...
Justin is joined by Daniel Wagner of Vancouver Is Awesome's Pass It To Bulis to discuss the latest on the team's COVID outbreak, if returning to play this season is worthwhile or feasible, and the tall task of teaching a group of Canucks writers how to play Dungeons & Dragons during a global pandemic.
47 min
094 - Canucks Catch COVID (April 6, 2021)
The Canucks season is halted for the foreseeable future after what is believed to be a more dangerous straing of COVID-19 works its way through the entire locker room. Justin joined Sarah Avampato on the Locked On NHL Podcast on Monday to discuss the scary situation the team finds itself in, how it happened, and what is says both about the league's safety protocols and the threats posed by this virus. (Since this recording, Jake Virtanen and Nils Höglander have both been added to league's COVID protocols list.)
24 min
093 - Yes... Ha Ha Ha... Yes! with Brandon Maki...
The show returns! For good this time. Breaking down last week's Sens' series with Brandon Maki (Silver Seven Sens, Internal Budget Podcast) in a chat drawing parallels between two fanbases -- and owners -- that may have more in common than they'd care to admit.
40 min
092 - For Whom the Bell Tolls (Feb. 10, 2021)
In the wake of mass layoffs in Bell Media right across Canada, Justin pays tribute to the TEAM 1040, which abruptly shut its doors on Tuesday morning never to return again. It was an awful day, and a needlessly callous move from a company that claims to care about people's mental health. But the legacy of 1040 and the spirit of the station is something that will live in this city forever.
33 min
091 - Leafs Sweep, with Mike DiStefano (Feb. 9,...
The Canucks give their most spirited effort of the season series but still drop a third straight game at ScotiaBank Arena, this time by a 3-1 final. To break down all three games and where these respective franchises find themselves, Justin connects with MIKE DiSTEFANO (Locked On Leafs, TSN 1050) for a cross-over podcast and finds the Maple Leafs provide a stark contrast to demonstrate exactly why the Jim Benning era can not be allowed to continue.
41 min
090 - The Canucks Are Bad, with Jackson McDonal...
Things aren't going well for the Canucks, and as the season slips away already just one month in, Jackson McDonald (Roxy Fever) returns to the show to assess the ways in which this fall was predictable, and the many ways in which it defies all explanation.
47 min
089 - A Bit of Chatfield, with Cody Severtson (...
As a brief reprieve from doom and gloom, CODY SEVERTSON (Comets Harvest, The CreaseCast) joins Justin to talk the surprise arrival of Jalen Chatfield, fledgling NHLer. Plus, what to make of this year's AHL season, and does Kole Lind's NHL future flow through the faceoff dot?
40 min
088 - No Excuses (Feb. 4, 2021)
The Canucks are coming apart at the seams on a regular basis, and Jim Benning's quotes to The Province poured gasoline all over his already hot seat. Have the team's top stars quit on their GM? Justin breaks down why Benning's Toffoli excuses don't add up, and traces his distrust of this regime back to one fateful day nearly six years ago.
30 min
087 - Toff Break-Up, with Jackson McDonald (Jan...
In Part 2 of a lengthy conversation with Roxy Fever's JACKSON McDONALD, the two Js discuss the avoidable nature of Tyler Toffoli's departure, why the "get over your ex" metaphor doesn't quite work here, and the latent hypocrisy of playing the kids on D now that the team is competitive after the club adamantly refused to play the kids when the team was bad.
35 min
086 - Depth Charges, with Jackson McDonald (Jan...
It's been a bad week for the Canucks, and who better to break it all down with than eternal optimist JACKSON McDONALD (Roxy Fever, DH Offside)? In a conversation so long it had to be split over two episodes (who is surprised?), Justin and Jackson talk a tough start for the team's top stars, a lack of depth already being exposed, and how these two pessimists wound up coming into this season feeling good about this team.
32 min
085 - High On The Hog (Jan. 14, 2021)
A new Canucks season brings with it the return of Locked On Canuck, as Justin is back to address last year's abrupt end, size up the Canucks' Day 1 roster, and offer thoughts on a 5-3 season-opening victory in Edmonton that saw the Horvat line shine thanks to rookie Nils Höglander.
33 min
084 - Greener Pastures, with Ryan Schaap (Aug. ...
Justin is joined by Ryan Schaap of Pucks On Net to discuss Canucks coach Travis Green and the tweaks and adjustments he's made to his lineup and strategy as this series with the Blues has rolled on, as well as what Jacob Markstrom might command as a free agent this summer, the lack of mobility on the Canucks' back-end, the low bar to success for Jake Virtanen, and the most important Jake question of all: Do you think he's read The Outsiders?
45 min
083 - Motte in Herre, with Vyas Saran (Aug. 20,...
Immediately after the Canucks turn it around in a stunning 4-3 victory in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead over the Blues, Justin sits down with Vyas Saran of Roxy Fever to talk Ryan O'Reilly's dominance, Jacob Markstrom's game-stealing saves, a hot night for Tyler Motte, and if there's cause for optimism here among a historically cynical and defeatist fanbase.
47 min
082 - Tears of Troy, with Danielle Huntley (Aug...
Justin is joined by Danielle Huntley of The Broadscast to talk Canucks/Blues, but wait! This is actually the second half of an extended conversation that begins with today's edition of The Interview on the Locked On NHL podcast, so head on over to hear Justin and Dani talk launching the show, the whirlwind of attention it's received, and why WAGs content in hockey is a great thing. Then come back for Part 2 on Canucks/Blues, Bo Horvat going HAM, Quinn Hughes dominating the post-season, and Troy Stecher rising to the occasion as he authors his legend in Canuck history.
34 min
081 - The Taming of the Wild - Part II, with Jo...
Ahead of the Canucks and Blues opening round series, Justin wraps up his post-mortem look back at Canucks/Wild with Joe Bouley and Tony Abbott of Locked On Wild! We'll be back tomorrow with a full breakdown of Vancouver/St. Louis Game 1. Enjoy the playoffs!
34 min
080 - The Taming of the Wild - Part I, with Joe...
Before the Canucks begin their opening round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, it's time for a post-mortem on the play-in series with Minnesota. For a look back at the qualifying round, Justin is joined by the hosts of Locked On Wild, Joe Bouley and Tony Abbott, to talk how their respective teams fared against each other, and where both clubs go from here. It's a long conversation, with Part II coming your way tomorrow morning!
36 min
079 - The Stranger, with J.D. Burke (Aug. 7, 2020)
With the Wild on the brink of elimination ahead of tonight's Game 4, Justin is joined once again by J.D. Burke (EliteProspects, TSN1040) to talk the Canucks' performance in games 2 and 3, where Pettersson got mean, Hughes was in control, Markstrom dialled in, and Brock Boeser and Troy Stecher rose to the challenge of an opponent far greater than Minnesota: the coach who doubts their abilities.
46 min
078 - In The Zone, with Thomas Drance (Aug. 6, ...
Justin was joined by The Athletic's Thomas Drance for this week's Locked On NHL one-on-one interview from Edmonton, a.k.a. the Phase 4 Western Conference Secure Zone, and it's a chat so good and insightful we thought you should hear it on Locked On Canucks as well. Thom talks life in "The Zone", as he adjusts to living in Edmonton for the next two months just like the players, and dishes on the personal thrills and professional challenges of covering an unprecedented playoff tournament.
42 min
077 - Stirring the Pot, with Jackson McDonald (...
With Game 3 set to go early in the morning on Thursday and having had a few too many margs to bring you a post-game show after Game 2, Justin returns to Tuesday's conversation with Jackson McDonald (Roxy Fever, Daily Hive Offside) for a little overtime, on a topic sure to rankle just as many listeners as its subject did in his on-ice days as a Canuck. Ryan Kesler tweeted his support of Donald Trump over the weekend, irritating many Canucks fans who were trying to like him again. Justin makes the case that Kesler's off-ice behaviour has never mattered, and even with bad politics, he's still unquestionably one of the greatest Canucks of all time.
27 min
076 - Schrödinger's Playoffs, with Jackson McDo...
Ahead of Tuesday's Game 2 between the Canucks and Wild, Justin catches up with Jackson McDonald (Roxy Fever, Daily Hive's Offside) to settle a bet, try and find space for Jake Virtanen and Loui Eriksson in the Vancouver lineup, and ponder the distinct lack of buzz around the Canucks as a "playoff team" among the faithful.
42 min
075 - Just One Game, with J.D. Burke (Aug. 3, 2...
The Canucks get blanked 3-0 in the opening game of their Stanley Cup qualifying play-in round against the Minnesota Wild, and generally looked listless and bad in defeat. Justin breaks it all down with returning favourite J.D. Burke (Elite Prospects, TSN1040) as they talk a rather dispiriting opener, if there are any positives that can be pulled from Game 1, and the general weirdness of these playoff games in general.
40 min
074 - What to Expect When You're Expecting to B...
With the qualifying round play-in series just two days away, Justin chats with Tony Abbott of Locked On Wild about the lengthy history between these two teams, if this counts as a real rivalry, Todd Bertuzzi's villain status in the twin cities, Judd Brackett's flip between franchises, and so much more.
40 min
073 - Make or Jake (July 30, 2020)
The Canucks fall 4-1 to the Winnipeg Jets in their one and only tune-up game ahead of the qualifying series against Minnesota, but all the talk after the game is focussed on the guy who didn't play: Jake Virtanen. Justin argues that Travis Green has a choice ahead of him: try and ice a winning line-up to make the playoffs, or continue to try and prop up Virtanen as a tradable asset. And the choice is clear.
42 min
072 - Return To Play (July 29, 2020)
Canucks hockey is back, and with it comes the return of Locked On Canucks! Justin tees up tonight's exhibition action between the Canucks and Jets, takes a brief look back at some of the stories he missed during the COVID shutdown, and gets very excited about this team's playoff chances thanks to Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and... Micheal Ferland? Yes, that's right. It's good to be back.
32 min
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
Eight Locked On Hosts discuss life as a Black man in America
85 min
071 - Glove Saves in the Time of Corona, with S...
Foregoing a regular gameday preview episode in light of current events. The NBA has suspended its season as players begin to test positive for COVID-19. Here is this week's Locked On NHL discussion with Sarah Avampato on whether the NHL can possibly keep running games as multiple cities are already facing government orders to go ahead without fans in attendance. Was Wednesday night's action the last slate of games on the NHL schedule for the foreseeable future? And what does this mean for the playoffs and beyond?
32 min
070 - I Am A Brock, I Am An Islander (Mar. 11, ...
Brock Boeser returns to the line-up on a night where the Canucks down the Islander 5-4 in the shootout, and his return allowed Vancouver to play a much more entertaining style of late. Plus: Adam Gaudette and Zack MacEwen continue to show up when it matters, Thatcher Demko had a big bounce-back performance, and a misbehaving fan robbed us of a possible storybook finish.
28 min
069 - Local Hockey Girl Gang, with Georgia Twis...
Returning favourite GEORGIA TWISS is back on the show to talk about the women-only Canucks Tweet-Up she organized for International Women's Day on Sunday, the experience of being a woman in a largely male fandom, and an accidental cameo appearance from a local hockey broadcaster! But before that, Justin tees up tonight's action with the Islanders, give some brief thoughts on Friday's 2000s Night festivities, and weighs the pros and cons of Brock Boeser's unexpectedly early return to Canucks practice.
29 min
068 - My Mourning Jackets, with Dani Huntley (M...
CanucksArmy writer and Botchford Project fellow DANIELLE HUNTLEY stops by the pod to talk her day at Rogers Arena, which was much more eventful off the ice than on it, as the NHL moves into Coronavirus protocols in media availabilities. Plus: Dani talks what inspired her to jump into covering the Canucks, and if she thinks this team is playoff bound or not.
26 min
067 - Botch and the Blue Jackets, with Chris Fa...
The Canucks lose in embarassing fashion to Columbus, and CanucksArmy's CHRIS FABER had the misfortune of writing about it. We break down the loss and the way things are going wrong for Vancouver at the moment, but also talk Faber's Botchford Project piece, How Jason Botchford Changed Everything In Vancouver, and the many people Chris got to speak to in the process of putting it together.
40 min
066 - Toronto Maple Loss, with Mike DiStefano (...
Locked On Leafs host MIKE DiSTEFANO stops by the show to talk Saturday's game in Toronto, a surprisingly dull low-event game between two teams whose goaltending is going sideways right now. We compare and contrast the similar seasons these clubs are having, and take a look at the David Ayres and Bobby Ryan stories to see if you can still appreciate special moments when they happen against your team of choice.
37 min
065 - Toff Luck (Feb. 27, 2020)
The Canucks begin life without Jacob Markstrom as their MVP suffers a torn meniscus right before the trade deadline. Tyler Toffoli continues to fit in perfectly in Vancouver's top six. And as Thatcher Demko settles into his new role, this adversity could be coming at the perfect time to shape Vancouver into the playoff team they'll need to be.
32 min
064 - Kaše Doin' Business, with Ian McLaren (Fe...
Previewing tonight's action between the Canucks and Bruins, IAN McLAREN of Locked On Bruins joins the show to check in on the league's top team. We talk Boston's deadline plans, a decade of sustained excellence, if there is such thing as a Boston Model, and if there's any juice left in this rivalry from a Boston perspective.
27 min
063 - Uncut Jims (Feb. 21, 2020)
The Canucks lose a game they should have won, but Quinn Hughes, Tyler Toffoli and J.T. Miller dazzle in defeat. Plus, why Jim Benning is a bit like Adam Sandler's character in Uncut Gems, and why that should make us all very nervous heading into Monday's deadline.
27 min
062 - Toffoli Trade, with Sarah Avampato (Feb. ...
In the wake of Monday's trade that saw the Canucks acquire Tyler Toffoli from the LA Kings, Locked On Kings host SARAH AVAMPATO joins the show to tell Vancouver exactly what they can expect from their latest addition, as the Kings say farewell to yet another piece of their Cup-winning core. Plus, why Tanner Pearson just might be able to convince Toffoli to stay in Vancouver.
32 min
061 - Duck Hunted, with J.D. Hernandez (Feb. 17...
Host of Locked On Ducks, J.D. HERNANDEZ returns to the show for another Pacific Division cross-over episode as we talk Anaheim's 5-1 drubbing of the Canucks to close out Sedin Week at Rogers Arena. It's a tale of two emotional weeks for these teams, for wildly different reasons, as we get to the bottom of the Ducks' success against Vancouver this season. Plus, is there any juice left in this rivalry without Bieksa and Kesler?
34 min
060 - Vintage Sedinery (Feb. 13, 2020)
Jacob Markstrom set a new franchise record for saves in a shutout, stopping 49 shots en route to a 3-0 victory over the Blackhawks. But more importantly, it was Sedin Night at Rogers Arena as Henrik and Daniel's jerseys went up to the rafters in a very emotional pre-game ceremony. On a special night for the twins, remembering the most important era in Canucks hockey, Trevor Linden's spicy comments in Sedin Week interviews, and why it's time to forgive Ryan Kesler.
34 min
059 - Legends Night (Feb. 11, 2020)
The Canucks pound the Preds 6-2 on home ice, but the big story of Legends Night is the return of Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund, as the Canucks honour their previously retired numbers ahead of Henrik and Daniel's ceremony on Wednesday. Plus, do harassment for Hughes, and admonishing anyone who thinks this team should trade Brock Boeser.
32 min
058 - Impeding Petey, with David Quadrelli (Feb...
DAVID QUADRELLI (CanucksArmy, Pass It To Bulis, Canucks Conversation) returns to the show to break down Tuesday's lacklustre effort against the Bruins, and the narratives about team toughness (or lack there of) that have spilled out into the discourse in the aftermath.
28 min
057 - Back-to-Back Bulis - Part II, with Daniel...
It's the back-half of a chat with DANIEL WAGNER of Pass It To Bulis, on whether these young Canucks have Mamba Mentality or the killer instinct required to take over a game, and if the All-Star Game has an appreciable impact on Quinn Hughes' year-end awards prospects.
23 min
056 - Back-to-Back Bulis - Part I, with Daniel ...
Pass It To Bulis's DANIEL WAGNER joins the show to talk his site's expanding coverage of all things Canuck, Vancouver's reluctance to fully invest emotionally in this year's team, Troy Stecher, deadline strategy, and if this year's divisional troubles present a once-in-a-blue-moon playoff opportunity.
31 min
055 - Pavel and the Press - Part II, with Patri...
It's the second half of a chat with PATRICK JOHNSTON of The Province Sports, on Pavel Bure's trade to Florida, the recurring characters of the Canucks' 50 year history, the economics of hockey in the 90s, and Remembering Some Guys from the 2001 draft.
39 min
054 - Pavel and the Press - Part I, with Patric...
The Province Sports scribe PATRICK JOHNSTON joins the show to discuss his latest Canucks 50th Anniversary retrospective, the infamous Pavel Bure trade that brought Ed Jovanovski to Vancouver and began the longstanding trade pipeline between Vancouver and Florida. We also discuss our roles in media, the nature of the job, and an alternate reality where we've been podcast partners for nearly a decade.
31 min
053 - Never In Doubt (Jan. 30, 2020)
The Canucks come back to win 5-2 over the Sharks in the first test on a five-game road trip. The overall feel of Wednesday's game says a lot about where the Canucks are as a team right now, and the scorers of those five goals tell us a lot about where they're going.
28 min
052 - To Be The Man... (Jan. 28, 2020)
You've gotta beat The Man! And the Canucks did just that on Monday night against St. Louis. Justin breaks down Quinn Hughes' showing at the All-Star Game, pushes all in on this Canucks team, and talks Jake Virtanen riding shotgun with Pettersson and Miller.
30 min
051 - Brackett Buster, with Chris Faber (Jan. 2...
CanucksArmy scribe and Canucks Conversation podcast host CHRIS FABER joins the show to talk moving to Vancouver, the rumours around Judd Brackett's future with the team, what the Canucks should do at the deadline, and what's going on with those kids down on the farm.
39 min
050 - The Kes Movement, with David Quadrelli (J...
DAVID QUADRELLI (Canucks Conversation, CanucksArmy) returns to the show to hype up Quinn Hughes heading to the All-Star Game, but also discuss exactly where the Canucks are at at the break, what this team could do if it makes the playoffs, who their next natural rival truly is, and if Ryan Kesler belongs in the Ring of Honour.
44 min
049 - Pacific Division Check-In, with J.D. Hern...
As the Canucks hit the All-Star Break in first in the Pacific, Locked On Ducks host J.D. HERNANDEZ joins the show for a look around the division just past the midway point of the season.
33 min
048 - We're Back! A Dinosaur Story, with Jackso...
After a holiday hiatus (and sick leave), the show returns for a new decade of Canucks hockey! Joining Justin to analyze the last month of results is CanucksArmy managing editor and Roxy Fever podcaster Jackson McDonald. Topics include Brock Boeser, Loui Eriksson, and the cautionary tale of the West Coast Express.
47 min
047 - Touched By An Angel (Dec. 13, 2019)
The Canucks are powered to victory over the Hurricanes by a legendary performance from Jacob Markstrom, who is rounding back into fine form at a time when the team in front of him has not been playing particularly well as of late. Markstrom has a career-best showing with his mother watching on in the audience, and Elias Pettersson may have received some divine intervention as well with a one-in-a-million bounce for the OT winner on another Botchford Project evening at Rogers Arena.
26 min
046 - Bunch of Jerks, with Sara Civian (Dec. 12...
The Athletic's SARA CIVIAN joins the show to discuss the team she covers on a daily basis, the Carolina Hurricanes! Sara dishes on the Canes' culture of fun, Storm Surge ideas, if the media is sleeping on Carolina, the pressure of conveying player personality in media coverage, and the lasting impact of the late great Jason Botchford on hockey media the world over.
30 min
045 - Maple Leivos, with The Zubes (Dec. 10, 2019)
Previewing tonight's clash between the Canucks and Maple Leafs, THE ZUBES (Locked On Leafs, Sportsfeld, Yahoo Sports Canada) joins the show to discuss if Toronto misses Josh Leivo, if it's fair to describe the Leafs as mediocre, and the continued fallout from Mike Babcock's dismissal as coach of the team.
36 min
044 - Giant Cellies, with Stephen Hawco (Dec. 9...
The Dub Network's STEPHEN HAWCO joins the pod to discuss his Botchford Project piece about Adam Gaudette's raucous goal celebrations, discuss his own hockey burnout at the end of his junior career, and the Vancouver Giants player that Canucks fans are sleeping on in their own backyard. Find Stephen's Botchford Project article "The Celly Gaud" on Canucks.com.
32 min
043 - Mediacrity, with Jackson McDonald (Dec. 8...
CanucksArmy managing editor and four-time returning favourite JACKSON McDONALD joins the show in the wake of Vancouver's 6-5 OT victory over the Buffalo Sabres to discuss why everyone is mad at him, if the Canucks are mediocre, the precarious nature of predictions, and why Josh Leivo and Tanner Pearson are better depth scoring options than you think.
50 min
042 - Dragon Slayer, with Thomas Drance (Dec. 7...
The Athletic Vancouver's THOMAS DRANCE returns to the show to talk his epic oral history of the Alex Burrows dragon slayer goal eight years ago against Chicago, the work that went into writing that piece, the Canucks' need for a new playoff rival and who that might be, Quinn Hughes' defensive prowess, and why Hughes is poised to surpass Cale Makar in the Calder chase before the year is done.
47 min