Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 01 2015 08:48PM
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When coaches tell players that they should use their head to help them get an edge on the scoresheet, they typically don't mean it in a literal sense. Jake Virtanen, on the other hand, executed the strategy by the book, taking a puck to the face, unintentionally (we hope) beating Cam Talbot to give the Canucks an insurance tally late in the second period of Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.
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.
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.
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.
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.