Tanner Glass gets tackled by a bear. He was okay, don’t worry.
Obviously, our fondness for Tanner Glass has little to do with his offensive output. The Saskatchewan-born winger put up only 7 goals and 22 points over his two seasons in Vancouver, and routinely drew our ire when deployed on the third line. But, he was and is one of our favourite Canucks ever because, between his excellent opinions on community outreach, board games, and appropriate on-ice trash talk, Glass is simply one of the NHL’s best people.
Since joining the Winnipeg Jets, Glass has even proved himself as a third-liner, forming a formidable checking trio with Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn. He’s established career-highs in goals and points (although, at only 5 and 14, respectively, he’s still more of a natural checker). But that’s not all Glass has been up to. As it turns out, Winnipeg is just crawling with bears.
PITB has previously featured Glass fighting bears here, here, and here (and one time someone made a sign). With the Jets in town on Thursday night, I thought we’d look at one more collection of ursine pugilism from Canada’s best bare-knuckle bear boxer.
This bear’s got Glass right where he wants him: hunched over and susceptible to kidney punches. Clearly, he’s feeding off the energy of his bear friends. But he’s left his groin exposed. Will Glass play dirty? He’d do it to you, Tanner!
Glass is more than holding his own against this bear, though. The bear’s friend look downright shocked. Also, the bear in the back appears to be sizing up Jeff Woywitka.
Glass is getting in a good solid right hook on the one bear, but I’m not so sure he has the stamina for that next one. I mean, two bears in one period? That’s Shawn Thornton territory.
I’d say Glass is in trouble here. Thank God he kept his helmet on.Tags: back to the well, glass fights bears, No Third Line For Glass, Okay maybe third line for Glass, photoshop, Tanner Glass, winnipeg jets