October 01 2015 03:30PM

It's been a heavy few days of radio, twitter and watercooler chats for the Vancouver Canucks fanbase. Will Jared McCann make the team? Has Jake Virtanen proven himself to be a pro? Will they waive Linden Vey? Is Ben Hutton actually for real?

Never a dull moment on the left coast. Tonight, our Canucks take on the Edmonton McDavids for the final road preseason game. It's an early 6 PM start time in BC, so don't miss out. Safe to say, some big questions should be answered tonight.

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Report: Jim Benning warning Canucks vets that 'he's prepared to go young'

Thomas Drance
October 01 2015 03:22PM

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As a variety of Vancouver Canucks veterans struggle through the preseason, young players like Ben Hutton, Jared McCann, Brendan Gaunce and Jake Virtanen have excelled. These young men have stolen the spotlight in Vancouver over the past two weeks, and may be gearing up to steal NHL jobs from the club's veterans this weekend.

While it was somewhat revelatory this week when we realized that, yeah, McCann had a legitimate shot at actually making the club, it seems to be becoming increasingly likely that a variety of players whom we considered to be 'prospects' will be wearing Canucks silks on opening night. The latest report from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman only further cements that perception.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 1st, 2015

Josh W
October 01 2015 01:00PM

Canucks Army's weekly Prospect Report is back! For the third consecutive year, we'll be providing you with the best quad-monthly prospect report on the Internet. Maybe. For those who are newer to the site, these profiles serve to take a look at the organization's non-AHL prospects. Check back every Thursday for the latest news and updates on your future Canucks!

While the big club hasn't started playing games that matter yet, hockey has been under way for nearly a month in much of the world. Many of the team's prospects have recently headed back to the CHL and started their season while the ones playing in European men's leagues have had plenty of ice already.

The only prospects waiting to get their seasons underway are those who opted to take the NCAA route, and those who will be playing in Utica or Kalamazoo. With all of that said, how are the ones who have started playing doing? Let's take a look.

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Canucks place Taylor Fedun on Waivers

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 01 2015 11:15AM

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The Vancouver Canucks continued to shrink the size of their defensive corps today, placing Taylor Fedun on waivers to initiate the process of assigning him to the Utica Comets.

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5 Canucks Players who still have something to prove this preseason

Carol Schram
October 01 2015 09:53AM

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The kids have looked so good, they're making the veterans look bad. 

Strong preseason play from centre Jared McCann, 19, left wing Brendan Gaunce, 21, and defenceman Ben Hutton, 22, is keeping a vast array of prospects in the mix for spots on the Vancouver Canucks' opening-night roster. Coach Willie Desjardins likes what he's seeing from the rookies, but has been less impressed with the effort of some of his regulars.

"If guys deserve it, we have to get them in the lineup," said Desjardins after the Canucks' 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. "Other guys have got to step up and play better."

Here's a look at five of those "other guys," who haven't played up to their expected levels so far in preseason.

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