Episodes

A new coach. A fond farewell.  

Nikita, we hardly knew ye. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back on the Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM. It’s the second episode of the 2017 off-season and there’s still already tons to talk about. There’s a tribute to the BFG. What the heck happened? There’s new coach Travis Green. What’s his history? What’s […]

Making up for a lost week  

The Pat-cast is back. Yes, Jeff Paterson survived NYC. He missed last week’s media availiblities with the players, with management, and yes, with Willie Desjardins. Thankfully Jason Botchford is here to fill him in. Is Travis Green the next coach? Who is making that call anyway? The playoffs have been high-octane, so how long till […]

The end of the line  

This is it. This is the last week of the Canucks’ 2016-17 season. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back with the Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM. Let’s talk about Goldy. Let’s talk about the coach. Let’s talk about the general manager. Let’s talk about how far the Canucks have fallen in this second […]

Feels like a Tyson fight  

The Ducks came out guns a-blazin’ on Tuesday night. The Canucks…did not. This is some finish to the regular season. On this week’s episode of the Pat-cast powered by Eagle Ridge GM, Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford look at the Canucks with 11 days to go. What do we think of the Brock Boeser situation? […]

Hold ‘em to 40  

Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford are back with another episode of The Pat-cast powered by Eagle Ridge GM. That was quite the improbably win in Chicago on Tuesday night. But again the Canucks couldn’t hold the shot count under 40. What’s with that — and will Ryan Miller survive the last 10 games of the […]

Reality Check  

Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford discuss how the Canucks playoff dream is dead, who will coach play the kids now and much more.

Willie & Goldie  

We’re a week past the trade deadline, and the future is now…or is it? It’s a big, big week for The Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford consider who Willie Desjardins responded to Trevor Linden’s comments. Then there’s how the coach is using new kid Nikolay Goldobin. He scored a […]

Trade Deadline edition  

The 2017 NHL Trade Deadline has come and go. Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford break down the deals this week on the latest episode of The Pat-cast, powered by Eagle Ridge GM How did Canucks fare? What does this mean for organization and will Willie Desjardins embrace the new direction? How will the Sedins handle […]

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 […]

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