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Justin Morissette navigates 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.

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
041 - So This is Twissmas, with Georgia Twiss (...
Vancouver artist GEORGIA TWISS joins the program to talk about her latest Christmas greeting card initiative for charity, how the Canucksmas card idea started last year, her origins in making Canuck-themed art, and the help and mentorship she received along the way from the late Jason Botchford.
30 min
040 - Depth Charges (Dec. 5, 2019)
As Vancouver's depth scorers stand accused of being asked to play above their ability, some key figures come through to prove that talk is all nonsense. Alex Edler will be out of the lineup for at least three weeks, and Quinn Hughes shows that doesn't matter at all. And Alex Burrows goes up to the Ring of Honour.
31 min
039 - Bright Future, Colourful Past (Nov. 29, 2...
Quinn Hughes' quiet excellence this season is on pace to break Elias Pettersson's rookie scoring record. Examining the myriad records he is on pace to set this season, plus a look to the past to see if hockey's cultural reckoning might come next for Vancouver's long-time coach, Marc Crawford. All that and one last look at Alex Edler's ice-time.
28 min
038 - Pennsylvania Problems (Nov. 28, 2019)
Consecutive losses to the Flyers and Penguins reveal that Vancouver can not generate much in the offensive zone, and don't know how to hold on to a lead on the off chance they build one. Justin dives deep into the 25 seconds sequence that cost them the game in Pittsburgh, and criticizes Travis Green's management of the lineup once again.
28 min
037 - Halfway Home (Nov. 24, 2019)
The Canucks are 2-1-0 halfway through their November-ending six-game road trip. We check in on how they've fared through those three games, as Bo Horvat's ice time continues to look like a problem and fourth line injuries seem to have completely disrupted this team's groove. Good news, however. Jacob Markstrom got his mojo back.
30 min
036 - Nuck Prospectus - Part II, with J.D. Burk...
Part II of a conversation on Canucks prospects, this time focussing on Vasili Podkolzin's deployment in Russia, how he fared in the recent CHL/Russia Super-Series, what the Canucks might look for in return should they make deal with the Habs, and what life is like on the road covering prospect tournaments around the globe.
30 min
035 - Nuck Prospectus - Part I, with J.D. Burke...
Last night's game against the Stars was too boring and bad to talk about, so let's skip straight to a show I'd planned for later in the week: it's prospect talk, with the editor-in-chief of Elite Prospect, J.D. BURKE! In Part I of this discussion we dive in to the Olli Juolevi injury, what the Canucks have in Brogan Rafferty and Josh Teves, Kole Lind's progression, and the one prospect that Vancouver fans are sleeping on.
31 min
034 - The Botchford Project, with David Quadrel...
The latest addition to CanucksArmy, writer DAVID QUADRELLI joins the show fresh off of his night at Rogers Arena on Saturday as the first burgeoning talent selected to The Botchford Project mentorship program, keeping the spirit of Jason's generosity with emerging media talents alive. David talks about his article, why he chose to write about Quinn Hughes' impact, what Botch meant to him, and the entire journey from being selected to the Project to finished article on Canucks.com.
36 min
033 - Blow The Friggin' Whistle (Nov. 18, 2019)
Continuing to explore the fallout from Saturday's game against the Avs and the lack of a whistle as Matt Calvert lay prone on the ice. The Habs and Canucks appear to be scouting each other... who's getting traded? And is Pettersson's faceoff ability (or lack there of) a cause for concern?
31 min
032 - Free to Skate (Nov. 17, 2019)
On the night that Vancouver busts out their vintage black skate jerseys, they finally face an opponent on this home-stand that allows them skate free. A good night for Quinn Hughes opposite an incredible performance from Cale Makar, a breakout night for a new look third line, and a refusal to blow the whistle that cast an uneasy pall on the night's proceedings.
29 min
031 - When The Stars Go Blues (Nov. 16, 2019)
The Canucks fall 4-2 at home to the Stars despite catching Dallas on a back-to-back. The game points to a larger trend of Vancouver struggling against trap style teams this season, or at least trapping teams not based out of St. Louis.
28 min
030 - The Faults In The Stars (Nov. 14, 2019)
Previewing tonight's action between the Canucks and Stars. Why being wrong and questioning what you thought you knew about the team is what makes an 82 game season interesting. In alumni news, Roberto Luongo gets a new job, and Jason Garrison files a lawsuit.
24 min
029 - The Birthday Boy (Nov. 13, 2019)
Elias Pettersson powers the Canucks to victory on his 21st birthday, a Sutter injury forces huge minutes on to Bo Horvat, Alex Edler is still playing too much, and Thatcher Demko keeps shining. Plus, despite our belief that this would all blow over for him, Don Cherry is fired from Hockey Night In Canada -- and the reaction to his firing, like the man himself, has been suitably absurd.
35 min
028 - A Long Talk - Part II, with Jackson McDon...
It's Part 2 of a lengthy conversation with CanucksArmy managing editor JACKSON McDONALD, on what Jake Virtanen is really doing this season, a long look at the cost the Canucks paid to acquire J.T. Miller, and an honest discussion on Adam Gaudette, Don Cherry, and the confluence of sports and politics.
30 min
027 - A Long Talk - Part I, with Jackson McDona...
The first returning guest in Locked On Canucks history, CanucksArmy managing editor JACKSON McDONALD returns to the show to talk Horvat's even-strength struggles, if J.T. Miller was worth a first round pick, Tyler Myers strong start, the underrated contributions of Josh Leivo, and Sven Baertschi's return to the NHL. Recorded this morning ahead of Vancouver's 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils, though much of what we said proved shockingly prescient.
34 min
026 - He Watched These Games, with Daniel Wagne...
Pass It To Bulis scribe DANIEL WAGNER joins the show after a pair of road losses to discuss Alex Edler's ice-time, finding more minutes for Troy Stecher, and Brandon Sutter's uneasy fit on the Canucks roster. Plus, even after a hot start, was J.T. Miller's juice worth the squeeze?
35 min
025 - Make Adam Gaudette Again (Nov. 7, 2019)
It's another Mailbag edition of the show, with questions looking at the nature of analytics, how the Canucks should fare for the rest of November, what Loui Eriksson's post-hockey career prospects look like, and if it's fair to make fun of Adam Gaudette's old tweets.
28 min
024 - Starting to Believe (Nov. 6, 2019)
The Canucks find the most embarrassing way to possibly lose in overtime, falling 2-1 to St. Louis, but you simply have to laugh and appreciate the fire they showed in getting there at all. Breaking down the OT loss, and why even in defeat this Canucks team seems different. Maybe it's time to start believing they are what they appear to be. And the time has come to get Sven Baertschi back in the line-up.
27 min
023 - Unsold On Sutter (Nov. 4, 2019)
Plenty to celebrate around this team at the moment after a successful California road trip, including Elias Pettersson's NHL Player of the Week honours. But let's hold back on getting too excited just yet. And of all the players to be taking victory laps about on this team, Brandon Sutter might not be the best bet.
23 min
022 - The Phantom Assist (Oct. 30, 2019)
Loui Eriksson loses his assist on the Schaller goal against the Panthers after a Tuesday scoring change, but thinking that changes anything about his performance is missing the point. Previewing tonight's action against the L.A. Kings and getting ready to see Canucks forwards scorch some former teammates. And much love and respect to Travis Green for fantastic off-ice maneuvering on Monday night.
26 min
021 - Groundhog Day (Oct. 29, 2019)
The Canucks get an instant shot at redemption by living the same game twice, and make good by stomping the Panthers 7-2 in their most complete performance to date. What lessons were learned after Friday's loss, and how were they applied to this game? Why is Jake Virtanen's ice-time lower than all other forwards? And as we pour over the minute details of this team's performance, we are sleeping on the quiet brilliance of an elite star.
27 min
020 - Big Chance For Little Things (Oct. 28, 2019)
The Canucks look to put Friday's bitter disappointment as they get set to host the Florida Panthers. Travis Green continues to insist his team played well despite blowing a four-goal lead, Loui Eriksson is likely to draw back into the line-up for an injured Tyler Motte, and after a brief stint in Utica, Adam Gaudette is back with the Canucks.
29 min
019 - Capital Punishment (Oct. 26, 2019)
The Canucks blow a 5-1 lead to Washington as the Caps take it in a shootout on Friday night. Plenty of blame to go around, as arguments can be made to hang this one on Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev, even Travis Green. And enough is enough. The time has come to call up Sven Baertschi and stop letting the rot in the middle of the forward group devour this team's chances of success..
26 min
018 - Farm Fresh, with Cory Hergott (Oct. 25, 2...
As Adam Gaudette heads down to the AHL to join the Utica Comets, CanucksArmy and Canucks.com Comets expert CORY HERGOTT joins the show to tell us all about the team that Gaudette is set to join, including progress updates on prospects like Lukas Jasek, Kole Lind, Jonah Gadjovich, Olli Juolevi, and more.
32 min
017 - There Is No Gaud (Oct. 24, 2019)
Adam Gaudette is finally sent down to the AHL. Justin tackles the young center's demotion after a red hot pre-season, and takes your questions in a Mailbag episode that touches on Jacob Markstrom's future, the Canucks' expansion draft outlook, Troy Stecher haikus, Star Wars Night, and the Canucks' lengthy history of changing their jerseys.
25 min
016 - Cap Trick (Oct. 23, 2019)
Bo Horvat comes alive to lead the Canucks to a 5-2 victory in Detroit, as one of Vancouver's star forwards finally delivers a statement game. Jake Virtanen is a league-leader in a stat that makes him a perfect fit for the Horvat line. And if Troy Stecher is to get more ice-time, it needs to come from Edler and Tanev's PK minutes.
24 min
015 - Markstorm's A-Brewin', with Nathan Caddel...
The Georgia Straight's NATHAN CADDELL joins the show after a pair of weekend morning games that draw the Canucks' early strengths and weaknesses further into focus. We talk takeaways from both weekend games, Micheal Ferland concerns, and how strong play between the pipes is leading this city back into familiar territory, as a goalie controversy seems unavoidable before the year is done.
34 min
014 - Hughes Brothers 2000, with Jackson McDona...
Managing editor of Canucks Army and co-host of Roxy Fever, JACKSON McDONALD joins the show to talk a tale of two hockey games in St, Louis and New Jersey, and what exactly to make of these Canucks through seven games. Plus we compare the Hughes Bros in the only stat category that matters: quality of nicknames.
24 min
013 - Third Line Wasteland, with Thomas Drance ...
THOMAS DRANCE of The Athletic Vancouver joins the show to discuss the Canucks' bottom-six forwards after a monster performance from the fourth line leads to questions about how this third line can be used as it searches for an identity. Plus, how good has Jake Virtanen really been? Where's the best place for Adam Gaudette? And when should we start to worry about Micheal Ferland? All that and more, live from the rink in St. Louis.
27 min
012 - Bucky Little Wings (Oct. 16, 2019)
J.T. Miller continues his hot start and the powerplay finally looks powerful as the Canucks down Detroit to the tune of a 5-1 beat down. The fourth line shines in a match-up role, everybody gets physical in a grunty game, Thatcher Demko looks solid in his season debut, and there's just something different about this team's vibe. They feel like a family for the first time in a long time.
26 min
011 - Positivity Police (Oct. 14, 2019)
As surface level complaints about aesthetics and presentation drive a certain sect of Canuck fans insane, Justin tries to avoid being called negative by offering three compliments in exchange for one criticism. A trio of surprise players have been the Canucks' best skaters to start the year, but rumours of long-term plans on the back-end are a cause for concern.
28 min
010 - The A.V. Club (Oct. 13, 2019)
The Canucks squeeze out a 3-2 victory in the shootout over Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers, and you have to appreciate seeing a former key contributor to Vancouver success because there aren't that many left in the league. Vancouver's star skaters may be starting the season slow, but an emerging star between the pipes is carrying the load. Jake Virtanen is finding consistency in his game. And perhaps the Big 3 forwards should be expanded to a Big 5 as Miller and Pearson continue to roll.
28 min
009 - Wherefore Art Thou Roberto (Oct. 11, 2019)
Handing Horvat the captaincy lingers as a rare emotional moment from a team that hasn't had a ton of emotional resonance in recent years, Sedin retirement feelings notwithstanding. And amidst the returning faces of old school Canucks during Wednesday's ceremony, two notable names of the past stand out in their absence, and have equally shaky relationships with the team for completely different reasons.
25 min
008 - Bo Captain, My Captain (Oct. 10, 2019)
Bo Horvat is named captain in a moving anniversary ceremony before the Canucks blow the doors off the LA Kings 8-2 in their home opener. Quinn Hughes shines despite his ice-time. And maybe Brandon Sutter can be a positive contributor to a team that has depth.
29 min
007 - Lines In A Blender (Oct. 8, 2019)
Adam Gaudette fights to cement his spot, Travis Green mixes it up looking for any sign of a spark, and while it's early yet, the Baertschi Brigade can already take a victory lap.
27 min
006 - Bye Bye Bulldog (Oct. 7, 2019)
The Canucks lose 3-0 to the Flames on a night where the powerplay really lets them down. What to do with the PP units? Fare thee well, Alex Biega. And why, no, Pittsburgh does not want Brandon Sutter back.
24 min
005 - Never Seen A Horse (Oct. 5, 2019)
Thatcher Demko has never seen a horse before as the Canucks go riding at a dude ranch, Quinn Hughes is good at defense, Travis Green agrees that Sutter and Eriksson stank against the Oilers, and Francesco Aquilini's comments on SN650.
26 min
004 - Oil Slick (Oct. 3, 2019)
The Canucks fall on the road to the Oilers in the season opener. Takeaways from last night's game including Quinn Hughes' razzle dazzle moves, Tanner Pearson: Shot Machine, and a surprisingly solid start to the season for Tyler Myers.
27 min
003 - Bo, Say, Can You C? (Oct. 2, 2019)
A captain coming next week, but we all know who it is. Previewing tonight's season opener by sizing up an opponent in Edmonton that looks frankly awful. Baertschi clears.
27 min
002 - If Not Now, Sven? (Oct. 1, 2019)
A roster log-jam leads to tough decisions, as the Canucks cut Sven Baertschi, Nikolay Goldobin, and Alex Biega.
27 min
001 - Rookie Move (Sept. 30, 2019)
It's the first episode! Get in on the ground floor as we bring you daily coverage of the Vancouver Canucks.
25 min
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