Episodes

Trades and trade-ins  

It’s the Canucks’ bye week and the Pat-cast is on the road: it’s a live recording at Eagle Ridge GM, presenting sponsor. This week: Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford set up next week’s trade deadline. Could Jannik Hansen move? What about Alex Burrows? Is there a case for Ryan Miller? Will there be a surprise […]

Get something  

The trade deadline is in two weeks. The Canucks are wrapping up their self-titled make-or-break road trip. Jason Botchford joins Jeff Paterson on the latest episode of The Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM, to talk all things Canucks. The road trip has piled up some key injuries. The Sedins look to be slowing down. […]

Tales from (the end of) the road  

With the Canucks out on their make-or-break trip, Jason Botchford joins Jeff Paterson from Columbus for this week’s instalment of The Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM. The team has lost four in a row — the season looks to slipping away before our very eyes. The team needs goals, so isn’t it time for […]

Stretch Drive  

Let’s talk Playoff Push. It’s Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford on low event hockey, Jannik Hansen’s return and Bo Horvat’s coming out party at the All Star Game. Does Botch have any interest in a Canucks preseason tour of China? This is a rough week for media in Vancouver, with colleagues leaving the Province and […]

In the playoff mix? Really?!  

Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford see this Canucks team heading into the All Star break, sitting on the edge of the playoffs. Really? Seriously? Henrik Sedin played his 1000th NHL game last week – both JPat and Botch have been around for a lot of the captain’s career: they share their thoughts on the milestone. […]

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 […]

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