Indeed, it is time to cue up the Bon Jovi; the Canucks are half way there. But forget about “Livin’ On a Prayer”, for this team it’s clearly “Livin’ On a Kesler”.

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Major League Soccer has a lot going for it at the moment; a Pacific Northwest rivalry that has energised the league, two marquee franchises (LA and NY) that are sitting at the top of their respective Conferences, and the general feeling that the game as a whole is gradually creeping into the consciousness of the sporting public.

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It has come to my attention that friend of Pass it to Bulis and all-around nice guy Tanner Glass has become the target of slander from our hated rivals, The Kurtenblog. In their reprehensible attack piece, they claim that Tanner Glass is a cancer in the dressing room, has a me-first attitude, has connections to Somali pirates, and once drove a bus through the window of a Burger King.

LIES! LIES AND DECEIT!

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It takes 12 wins to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Bearing this in mind, after exactly 12 games, why aren’t the Canucks there yet? Why, I ask you, are they still toiling away in the second round, a round they could have completed as many as four games ago? The answer is simple: because Daniel and Henrik Sedin are a combined minus-14.

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It’s fair to say that Daniel and Henrik Sedin have struggled so far in these playoffs. It’s fair to say that the Canucks need more from their two Art Ross winners. It’s fair to say that the Canucks will need the Sedins to be better if they have any chance of hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup.

It’s not fair to combine their plus/minus ratings as evidence for these fair claims.

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Manchester United v Chelsea was supposed to be a battle for the ages. A heavyweight clash that would decide the destination of the Premier League title. Thirty-six seconds into the game though it was virtually over.

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