Vancouver Hockey Show


The Vancouver Hockey Show featuring Andrew Wadden is a weekly deep dive into the Vancouver Canucks. Every Monday Wadden looks back at the week that was for the Canucks, while further analyzing the news and notes surrounding the team.

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Canucks Unleashed: Analyzing J.T. Miller's Role & Tocchet's Tactics
Dec 4 2023
Canucks Unleashed: Analyzing J.T. Miller's Role & Tocchet's Tactics
In the first episode of The Vancouver Hockey Show, Host Andrew Wadden and Producer Aaron, kick off the podcast by discussing the impressive performance of the Vancouver Canucks in the current season. They credit the team’s success to the changes made by management, including general manager Jim Rutherford and assistant general manager Patrik Allvin. Notably, they highlight the outstanding contribution of J.T. Miller and his potential to have his number retired by the Canucks. Andrew also recognizes the significant trades made by Jim Rutherford, making the team different from previous seasons. Andrew Wadden then reflects on the Canucks’ recent acquisitions of Sam Lafferty and Filip Hronek. He expresses interest in finding a suitable player to pair with Quinn Hughes on defense. Speculation arises regarding the cost of re-signing Hronek. Moreover, the coaching staff, particularly head coach Rick Tocchet, is commended for bringing a more structured approach to the team. Later, the potential future of Elias Pettersson with the Canucks in his contract year. Despite this uncertainty, the team’s aim for a playoff spot is emphasized, along with some impressive wins. Looking ahead to the trade deadline in March, questions arise about which players might be moved. Tyler Myers is highlighted as essential to the team’s blue line, while Vasily Podkolzin’s future remains uncertain. Andrew also expresses concerns about Nils Höglander’s limited playing time and its impact on his role. Overall, the debut episode of the Vancouver Hockey Show sets the stage for future discussions on the Canucks’ season, aiming to engage listeners with their opinions and hot takes on all things hockey. This podcast is supported by: Nine O’Clock Gun For more info and how to follow the show…