Riding at 12 per cent  

The Canucks can’t really score…and yet they’re keeping themselves in the playoff mix. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back, this week from Rogers Arena. The power play remains a mess. Is there an easy fix? They could use the goals. Ryan Miller’s on fire, so is now the time to trade him? Now that […]

5D and a chopper  

The Canucks go on the road, lose their winning streak… …and somehow play a game with just five defencemen. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are in studio, looking at a never-boring Canucks team. What happened in the OT in Nashville? Is Willie feeling the heat again? The powerplay stinks — and why won’t he give […]

No wiener dogs here  

Break up the Canucks. Yes, the home town hockey heroes are the hottest team in the calendar year of 2017. Will they soon rival the Blue Jackets? Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back on The Pat-cast. It’s a big week for Bo Horvat, but Weiner dogs…well Botch is having none of it. Plus The […]

2016: The Year of The Pat-cast  

It’s a last hurrah for 2016, so The Pat-cast is here. As always, Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are have plenty of Canucks chit chat, including: – Botch’s Christmas and building children’s toys – Hansen’s injury and Megna stepping into his role – The pre-Xmas disaster in Calgary – The handling of Canucks goalies – […]

Call it a Christmas miracle  

Twas the night before Christmas… And Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are here. Jannik Hansen is back on the power play. But Luca Sbisa is being overused. Torts and Botch had a run in. Time for Tryamkin Tales… Ho ho ho! This is the Pat-cast on Province Sports Radio.

It’s the Pat-cast Xmas party  

Just over a week until Christmas, so it’s time for Jason Botchford and Jeff Paterson to party. But first, after the Carolina collapse, surely Willie’s on the hot seat. Finish this sentence: the state of the team these days is… Anton Rodin is rehabbing in Utica. He was sold as key pickup in the off-season. […]

On the Larsen hit, the Linden/Benning media tour and no-trade talk  

Jeff Paterson is back from his sunny sojourn; fittingly, Jason Botchford joins him from Tampa. There’s lots to talk about, including the Philip Larsen and its aftermath, Jim Benning and Trevor Linden talking to every media outlet they can, what to make of the GM’s no-trade comments, Willie D’s deployments — and his praise for […]

On 3rd period meltdowns  

Saturday night was a fun game, but man, that meltdown. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are here to break it down. There was also radio appearance from Jim Benning which raised some eyebrows. What of it? Plus it’s time to go to bat for Alex Edler, reveal a couple Nikita Tryamkin stories and take a […]

About stuff  

What else could this week be about than Jake Virtanen? Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford talk about the young forward on the latest episode of the Pat-cast. What about those new Evander Kane to the Canucks rumours? Surely Willie Watch is now on. And is there an issue with Loui Eriksson’s effort level? This is […]

Nov. 9: A goal bonanza in NYC  

The Canucks are slump-busters. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are ready to go; are you? The Pat-cast is here to talk losing streaks, first goals of the season, Loui Eriksson, the coach and the plight of Jake Virtanen. This is Province Sports Radio.

Here are some memos to players  

The Canucks are on the road. Jeff Paterson is at home (literally) and Jason Botchford is in Montreal (literally). These are going to be six tough games for the Vancouver Canucks. So of course, it’s time to talk cryptic tweets from strength and conditioning coaches. What’s going on with the Sedins and Loui Eriksson? This […]

Stecher mania and the flagging kids  

What happened?! A week ago this team was undefeated. Now everything looks in a tailspin. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford discuss Stecher-mania, an unhappy Virtanen, Tryamkin’s Utica question, how can this team be fatigued already — and what does Botch do for Hallowe’en. This is the Pat-cast, powered by Province Sports Radio.

3 and 0MG  

That’s…a surprising start. So surprising, JPat and Botch have teamed up for a Wednesday edition of the Pat-cast. Are the Canucks proving the pundits wrong? Sportsnet already has the Green and Blue up to 6th (!) in their weekly power rankings. They were 30th last week. Credit Doug Jarvis? And why does Botch have no […]

Let’s get ready to (c)rumble  

What’s the pre-seaon really worth? Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are at Rogers Arena, on the Thursday before the Canucks’ 2016-17 curtain raiser. This season can’t really be a 65 point season, can it? There must be something to like about this team. Botch has a few ideas. Auston Matthews’ spectacular start makes us wonder […]

Botch and J-Pat are thankful for the regular season  

It’s the Thanksgiving edition of the Pat-cast. J-Pat and Botch are thankful for regular season hockey being almost here. How has this pre-season gone? What’s with Philip Larsen? What’s with Jake Virtanen? What’s with the roster decisions in general? Oh, and how about those Blue Jays? They were always going to be more exciting than […]

Exciting exhibitions, media brawling and gushing about Stecher  

JPat and Botch head to Rogers Arena after the Vancouver Canucks opened the preseason in San Jose and then at home vs. Edmonton. Wednesday was the most exciting game Rogers Arena has seen in 2016. This is a preseason game, so… The pair talk about Troy Stetcher’s chance of making the team, Guddy and Hutty, […]

Media day means only one thing  

So, training camp has begun. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford were there. The mood was so good, it alone is worth talking about, so is Troy Stecher’s performance at the Young Stars. It’s worth considering from both directions. And then there’s the business end of the equation: how will camp in Whistler play out? Ryan […]

The Pat-cast’s postcard from Penticton  

The Young Stars are here, so the Pat-cast is (sort of) on the road. Jason Botchford joins Jeff Paterson from Penticton. Botch drove the Coquihalla. How did that go? He plans to go swimming in one of Penticton’s two lakes this weekend; of course they guys debate swimming in West Coast waters. On the ice, […]

The Pat-cast is ready for training camp…we think  

It’s been a long month since we last heard from the Pat-cast but the boys are back. Training camp is around the corner. Manny Malhotra is back. Jeff and Botch dig into why the Canucks haven’t done much since the beginning of July. What does Botch think of Jeff’s goal projections for the season? Who’s […]

How the Canucks can add another scoring forward  

It’s a glorious day at the end of the July. But, undaunted, Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back with another episode of the Pat-cast. There’s a confession about media-driven stories. Evander Kane? Yeah, he’s not coming to Vancouver. Or is he? Plus, more from Botch on the Juolevi contract question, and Trevor Linden’s acknowledgement […]

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