Episode 1: Is This The Year Canuck Fans Have Been Waiting For?

Dave Pratt and contributor Ben Kuzma from Postmedia start the Prattcast on Sports by discussing the fallout from last night’s pre-season game with Brock Boeser now going thru concussion protocol after the ugly hit by Sens’ player Chris Tierney – will Brock be ready for the start of the regular season? They debate whether Elias Pettersson can be a point-a-game guy – or even crack 90 points this season? Ben breaks down how the PP1/PP2 units are balanced this season with Quinn Hughes, and the summer player additions to the team. The guys chat on what that could mean to take the heat off of Alex Edler. Dave and Ben delve into two of Canuck fan’s favourite never ending stories, the trials of Jake Virtanen and Loui Eriksson. They guys ask who sits because Loui is playing. Dave lays out why he thinks goaltending is the biggest question mark for the Canucks and Kuz seriously disagrees. Dave rants that Travis Green’s coaching gig is linked to making the playoffs. Dave and Ben wrap the podcast by making their predictions on whether this is the year the Canucks make the playoffs – and Dave lays down his ‘guarantee’.