A few months back, PITB came into exclusive possession of some shocking action shots, which depicted Canucks enforcer Tanner Glass fighting bears. Through hard-nosed investigate journalism, we were able to report that Tanner Glass had been foraying into the forest and picking fights with the formidable mammals as a means of training for NHL scraps.

On a hunch, I trailed the Canucks’ winger earlier this week, suspicious that he might return to the woods to brush up on the physical elements of his game for the playoffs.

Sure enough, I saw him fight eight different bears that afternoon. I took pictures. Happy Friday.

 

 

 

 

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14 comments

  1. Demetrius Schwab
    April 15, 2011

    Hilarious, I particularity like the polar bears for no reason at all.

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  2. annie
    April 15, 2011

    I can only imagine that Dan Hamhuis goes around afterwards, picking up the orphaned bearcubs and bringing them home

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 15, 2011

      Yeah, probably. He’s so community-oriented.

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  3. Human Cannonball
    April 15, 2011

    Am I crazy, or does that bear in the foreground of the fourth photo have a distinctly “bear country jamboree” vibe about him?

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    • Human Cannonball
      April 15, 2011

      Er, make that “country bear jamboree,” which coincidentally comes from “bear country.” A very good place to pick a fight with bears.

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  4. Aderam
    April 15, 2011

    I am both perturbed and delighted that the bears are taking Tanner Glass so seriously. Clearly he has such a badass reputation among them that they will only face him 2-on-1. These shocking photos of unfair fights are both heartening – because Tanner is still holding his own – and saddening – because I really thought better of bears. Two on one? Come on!

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  5. chicken hawk
    April 15, 2011

    @human cannonball
    re your poem, the first verse of which read so very well, on the jannik hansen blog:

    dearest human cannonball
    your invitation startled me
    that the hawks to ‘nucks will fall
    i don’t really disagree

    i foresee a four game sweep
    not that i’d tell chicken chick
    the ‘nucks roster is too deep
    lui’s glove hand just too quick

    hopefully i’m proven wrong
    and the hawks will battle back
    but i fear your team’s too strong
    as does cousin whisky jack

    as to cheering the canucks
    i’ll join toucan and his ducks

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  6. A
    April 15, 2011

    The polar bear in the third picture got a good shot it! But alas, not a match for Tanner Glass.

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  7. Stephen
    April 15, 2011

    I demand tshirts.

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  8. Karen
    April 15, 2011

    This is awesome! I was debating which Canucks or Canucks-related t-shirt to wear this morning. Then I saw this and the choice became obvious: Tanner Glass Scrabble Champ t-shirt.

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  9. Zandberg
    April 15, 2011

    Congrats on your new digs, PITB! Keep these photoshops coming, Harrison.

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  10. George Stevens
    April 15, 2011

    It would seem the the bear on the left in the last photo has wisely decided to join forces with Tanner and battle against the other bear should the need arise.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 15, 2011

      Nah, he’s just neutral. It’s a Swiss bear.

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  11. Ryan
    April 15, 2011

    You should challenge Glass to a bear-fighting competition.

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