April 26, 2023

No Worlds For Elias Pettersson

Unfortunate news came out of Sweden, as it's being reported that the Swedish Hockey Federation was unable to secure insurance for Elias Pettersson to be able to play for his native country at the World Hockey Championship in Finland and Latvia next month. JPat and Wadden discuss what that means for Pettersson, while also unpacking the NHL's announcement of the teams that will play in the Global Series next year in Stockholm, which surprisingly does not include the Canucks. They also got over former Canucks defenceman Christian Ehrhoff returning to play pro hockey in the second division in the DEL in Germany. Ehrhoff, 41, hasn't played pro since the 2017-18 season. 

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of Vancouver sports media legend Jason Botchford. JPat reflects on his time spent travelling North America covering the Canucks with Botch.

The show wraps with a recap of last nights action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Rink Wide: Vancouver is presented by Bodog. 

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