We know he’s not a Canuck anymore but, for a multitude of reasons, we still love Tanner Glass. Here’s an interview between the former Canuck and Martine Yen of sports memorabilia company The Fan Zoo, in which Glass talks about being on Twitter, playing Scrabble, watching the televised works of David Simon, and moving to Winnipeg. The highlights:
While Glass is gone from the Canucks’ lineup, his charitable personality and love of Scrabble remain. In response to a question from David Thomson, Glass says that he would be willing to stage a Scrabble rematch provided A) I let him win (unlikely), and B) the match is again for charity (much more likely). Expect this storyline to be revisited later this year. Of note: the Jets are in town March the 8th.
In his spare time, Glass reads (we know), listens to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and belongs to a small subset of people — and, one assumes, an even smaller subset of hockey players — that can’t get enough of David Simon-run television shows. In response to a question about his favourite programs, Glass mentions both The Wire and Treme, two relatively unheralded HBO classics. Basically, Tanner Glass is the coolest hockey player on the planet.
Well, Robert, it feels really great.
In searching for a new home in Winnipeg, Tanner and Emily turned to Scrabble buddy and former teammate Aaron Rome, a native of Nesbitt, Manitoba, and apparently, Rome helped them find a place. Those depth guys really stick together. No word on the whether Rome’s advice came via impersonal text messages.
Pretty sure Glass is excited to be in Winnipeg, because the word “excited” — or some variation on it — appears 8 times in the first 1:10 of this clip.
There was some question about whether or not @TGlass15 was the real Tanner Glass, but he verifies the account himself right towards the end of the clip.
According to Glass, prior to third periods, the Canucks listen to “Chalkdust Torture” by Phish. The irony of a Vancouver-based sports team making a habit of listening to one of the world’s greatest stoner bands is pretty wonderful.
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