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Bruce Allen, Dan Mangan predict Stanley Cup playoffs

Vancouver musician Dan Mangan, photo by Jonathan Taggart

"Canucks! Kesler!"

Vancouver musician Dan Mangan tweeted to the Vancouver Observer with his predictions about the winner of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Most Valuable Player. With the Canucks about to face off with the Boston Bruins, Mangan is sure the Canucks will bring home the Cup, and that Ryan Kesler -- whose last-minute goal helped the Canucks blow past San Jose last Tuesday -- will be rewarded for his efforst as MVP. 

Vancouver actor and musician Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the infectiously popular show Glee, has been rooting for the Canucks despite his re-location to Los Angeles. 

Canucks fan and Vancouver celebrity, Cory Monteith

"Backstage at HP Pavilion in San Jose... also known as the Shark Tank! I feel like a Canucks spy deep behind enemy lines...," he tweeted while watching game five of the Canucks versus the Sharks. 

"YES!!!! !!!!  !!!!!! yes!!!!! :) :)" he later tweeted when the Canucks won 3-2, securing their spot in the finals.

Bruce Allen, a local talent agent for Canadian artists such as Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé and Jann Arden is certain the Canucks will take home the Stanley Cup.

"As soon as we got past Chicago, I thought that if we played our best, no one could touch us," he said.

Allen, an avid Canucks fan, said he arranged to see as many home games as possible, and is preparing to see potential Cup-winnng games on the road. 

Like Mangan, Allen is betting on Ryan Kesler or Roberto Luongo for this year's most valuable player, with the Sedin twins following close behind. He said the Canucks will not only win, but sweep the Bruins in the finals. 

"I believe we can beat either Boston -- the Canucks are a 'Team of Destiny'." he said. "So far the Canucks have won in five games (against the Chicago Blackhawks), six (versus the Nashville Predators) and five (against San Jose Sharks). So four might be the number."


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