CA's Top 20 Canucks Prospects: The Final List

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 12 2015 08:16PM

It's a quiet night for the Canucks. No significant news is happening with the veterans, and the rookies have a night off to look back at their 8-2 loss to the Oilers. With that said, we felt that this would be a good time to look back at some of our prospect profiles. After all, we spent a month taking a look at everybody, so why not place it all in an easy to reference place?

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Canucks Rookies blown out by Oilers in Penticton Tournament Debut

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 11 2015 11:06PM


Let the games begin! After months of having to deal with things that weren't live hockey, the Vancouver Canucks hit the ice for their first game of the year! Well, sort of - the Canucks rookies suited up for their first game of the Young Stars tournament in Penticton. That's still pretty cool, though; it's a way to see the Canucks of the future beat up on the Oilers. Who doesn't love that?

One problem, though...

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It took Jake Virtanen ten minutes to become hated in Edmonton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 11 2015 09:14PM


Jake Virtanen hasn't even played a shift of meaningful NHL hockey, but is already enemy number one in Edmonton, with both their fans and their players.

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September 11 2015 07:36PM


For the second time this week, Pierre Lebrun has whitewashed the NHL's image in light of the arrests, convictions and criminal investigations of a number of its players.

The first time he was writing about the LA Kings specifically, and then today a more general piece on the NHL and NHLPA's plans to provide more education to players, presumably, on how to behave like decent human beings.

But the problem I have with both of these pieces is the lengths he goes to tells us that the NHL is different from those other sports. These are just "disconnected arrests or incidents" according to Lebrun.

Indeed, they are. But is he suggesting that the incidents plaguing the NFL, for example, are connected?

Why does the NFL get a bad rap, while the NHL remains "accustomed to a clean image"?

What if instead of Richards, Voynov and Patrick Kane we were talking about Ho-Sang, Subban and Evander Kane?

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Young Stars Tournament - Game 1 Preview: Canucks v. Oilers

Thomas Drance
September 11 2015 06:02PM

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Hockey is back! And the dawn of the McDavid era is upon us.

The Vancouver Canucks' - the hosts of the now annual, and actually really cool Penticton Young Stars tournament - prospects will face the Edmonton Oilers' prospects in an exhibition at 7:30 pm PST on Friday night. The game will mark the first Canucks hockey any of us will have watched since Vancouver coughed up a three-goal first period lead to the Calgary Flames in Game 6 of their first-round series loss back in April. It'll also mark the first time Connor McDavid has sported an Oilers jersey in a professional-level game.

Will McDavid dominate and give Canucks fans a taste of the sort of other-worldly speed and puck control dominance that will come to characterize the next decade of Pacific Division hockey? Or will the Canucks find a way to keep the phenom relatively in check, and put together a win in the interior? You'll have to tune in to find out!

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