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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9 comments

  1. C
    September 8, 2011

    March 8, not May.

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  2. Lexie
    September 8, 2011

    1) I absolutely love, love, love how he says that it’s great that the prairies finally have an NHL team again. Pretty much all of Vancouver agrees that Calgary and Edmonton do NOT count.

    2) How does he not address the fact that he fights bears in his spare time??? I am shocked and appalled!!

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  3. SteveB
    September 8, 2011

    “Don’t forget your smile.”
    -good advice

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  4. Colin S.
    September 9, 2011

    Tanner’s twitter profile pic is him basically riding a seal. I just thought I’d mention that.

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  5. David Thomson
    September 9, 2011

    Yup he definitely didn’t rule out the possibility of having an online Scrabble Battle again with you; such a great charity event and exciting for the fans too! And jets roll in on march.8th? (Day after my b-day?!) you guys should definitely plan a Scrabble Battle for that day!

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  6. J21
    September 9, 2011

    The Wire is pretty heralded, is it not? Pretty much everyone I know thinks it’s the bestest program ever.

    This confirms that Tanner Glass has to trade his whitebread, Ivy League-sounding name for something more “street,” though, like Wee-Bey, Bubbles or Bunny.

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  7. jeremy
    September 9, 2011

    “No word on the whether Rome’s advice came via impersonal text messages.”

    Perfect.

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  8. Eric Blacha
    September 10, 2011

    Glass come back to us one day.

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  9. Chicky
    September 12, 2011

    Man, how can anyone NOT love this guy! He’s so awesome. The fans in the Peg will love him to bits.

    As an ex-Pegger, I’ll be wearing my new Jets shirt to the March 8th game. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be cheering for the ‘Nucks, but the Jets are something special… except for Buffy though, that’s one Jet I refuse to acknowledge. :)

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