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If you’re not going to make it to Kentucky this year for the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, there are a few options for celebrating around town. First, the obvious: Hastings Park is going to be going live from Churchill Downs starting at 8:30am. Doors open at 8:00am and the Kentucky Derby is Race [...]

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So maybe you’re afraid to leave the house. It happens, don’t beat yourself up about it. Some pretty accomplished people are agoraphobes, such as Kim Basinger, Woody Allen, and Paula Deen. Paula Deen!

Anyway. If, for whatever reason you’re at home for game 7 tonight, craving the social interaction you also fear, get into the Vancouver Sun liveblog, featuring Sun sports editor Scott Brown, those of us who write for Pass it to Bulis, and perhaps others. We’re all agoraphobes too! (Just kidding, only you are. We’re all sitting in a room together, drinking sparkling wine.)

We’ll talk Canucks. We’ll riff. We’ll go way off topic. We’ll forget there’s a game on and start making art from punctuation marks. It’s gonna be sweet.

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In case you haven’t heard, there are is a tiny group of people who feel the Canucks embellished a few calls in Tuesday night’s win over the Nashville Predators.

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Despite what Alain Vigneault said to the contrary, it was not ideal for his Canucks to begin round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs less than 48 hours after they had closed out round 1. Though they showed no signs of fatigue in the opening game of the series, they were listless in game 2, after which Vigneault all but admitted that his team may have relished some time off after all. Heading into the two-day break before game three, he conceded, “the series against Chicago was physical and emotional and we’ll be able to re-charge our batteries and get going here.” In other words: so tired.

In the postseason, the choice between rest and no rest will always be rest. It’s the greatest intangible in the playoffs, where injuries and fatigue are played through, undisclosed, and accrued with regularity.

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The nerve shredding game against the Montreal impact not only moved the Whitecaps into the final of the Canadian Championship, it also gave us an extended look at Swiss playmaker Davide Chiumiento in two different roles.

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