There is no better hockey-related Tumblr account in the entire world than NHL Players as Kids. Seeing pictures of big and tough hockey players as adorable, cherub-faced children is inherently hilarious. Making it even better is how many of them haven’t changed in the slightest and look almost exactly the same as they did when they were kids.
There are several Canucks represented on NHL Players as Kids and many of their pictures are awesome and need to be shared. So here I am, sharing them with you. That’s just how we roll here at PITB.
Without further ado, here are the 10 best pictures of current and former Canucks as kids:Continue Reading —›
I know, I know. We said we were done with Tanner Glass fighting bears. But this is just too cool.
As you may know, Glass was in town last week with his new crew, the Winnipeg Jets, who joined forces with the Canucks to treat us to one of the most entertaining games of the season. We treated his return as a chance to return to the bear-fighting well, producing a new gallery of photos of the Jets’ pugilist puzilizing nature’s giant, marauding, godless killing machines.
And that would have been that. But on Monday, Mitch Murray sent us this photo:Continue Reading —›
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.Continue Reading —›
While the core of the Canucks remains relatively intact from last season, a handful of depth players have moved on to other homes. Christian Ehrhoff is in Buffalo. Tanner Glass is in Winnipeg. Raffi Torres is in Phoenix. Jeff Tambellini is in Switzerland. We recently stumbled across this video by the audiovisual crew over at Surrey’s Enver Creek Secondary School in which the kids from ECTV discuss which of the departed Canucks was dearest to them. As with most high school productions, it’s awkward, but not without its charms.Continue Reading —›
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.Continue Reading —›
Today in the every goal series, we look at now-departed winger Tanner Glass, Scrabble Champ, bear fighter and all-around good guy, and examine the three goals he scored for the Canucks in 2010-11. Additionally, we marvel at the fact that Joel “Cigar Guy” Perrault is in the background for two of them.Continue Reading —›
The Vancouver Canucks forwards present an interesting conundrum. Despite leading the league in goals scored, employing two Art Ross trophy winners, a Selke winner, and should-win-the-Selke-but-won’t-because-the-criteria-are-ill-defined player, the Canucks were let down in the playoffs by a fourth line that couldn’t hold their own and a lack of scoring from their second line. Losing Mikael Samuelsson, their fourth-leading scorer in the regular season, and Manny Malhotra, who would have allowed Maxim Lapierre centre the fourth line instead of the third, to injury heading into the playoffs can, perhaps, be blamed for these two areas, but there is certainly a sense that some improvement is necessary.
So what should Mike Gillis do with his forwards that are heading into unrestricted free agency? PITB is here to tell him. And you.Continue Reading —›
So what kind of Canucks’ blog goes two days between posts with a Stanley Cup hanging in the balance? Well, this one. And for that we apologize. But these are almost unprecedented times, and Friday’s game left us a little speechless. And our weekend at Hockey Night in Canada’s “Play-On 4 on 4″ street hockey tourney had [...]Continue Reading —›
The moment the Boston Bruins punched their ticket for the Stanley Cup Final, many Vancouver fans pointed out that PITB’s exclusive, very real photos of Tanner Glass fighting bears — released sporadically throughout the season — suddenly seemed downright prescient. As previously reported, Glass has been sneaking into the forest on weekends since January, picking fights with up to eight bears a day, no doubt in preparation for the series that begins Wednesday. The logical assumption, at this point, is that Tanner Glass is some sort of prophet of pugilism, and has known all along that a skilled bearfighter could tip the Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver’s favour. With this in mind, PITB has gently improved a couple Boston Bruins print ads to reflect the impact a bearproof Glass may have on this series.Continue Reading —›
It has come to my attention that friend of Pass it to Bulis and all-around nice guy Tanner Glass has become the target of slander from our hated rivals, The Kurtenblog. In their reprehensible attack piece, they claim that Tanner Glass is a cancer in the dressing room, has a me-first attitude, has connections to Somali pirates, and once drove a bus through the window of a Burger King.
LIES! LIES AND DECEIT!Continue Reading —›
Tanner Glass isn’t the only one who battles grizzlies in his spare time.Continue Reading —›
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.Continue Reading —›
PITB is all about classic, old-school, screwball comedy, so you know any time someone takes a gob to the gob, we’re gonna be all over it. Here’s an Aaron Rome postgame interview that comes to an abrupt halt when Kevin Bieksa, Tanner Glass, and Raffi Torres, doing their best Ryan Kesler impressions as they peer from behind the curtain, successfully conspire to smear shaving cream all over Rome’s cheeks. It’s a well-executed prank, probably because Keith Ballard isn’t involved.Continue Reading —›
By now, you’ve certainly heard more than enough about the Inaugural Canucks Scrabble Battle. If you recall: a couple weeks back, Tanner Glass and PITB came together for an epic charity Scrabble contest. It was great. The most important thing, of course, is that the event raised $9000 for Canuck Place. The second most important [...]Continue Reading —›
I’m sure you’re getting a little tired of Canucks Scrabble coverage, but we’ve had requests for the Subway bio clip featuring Tanner Glass. With that, (and thanks again to the remarkably generous CanucksHD), here’s last Saturday’s Hockey Night Subway bio, featuring Tanner Glass, PITB, and a brief return to the Canucks’ Scrabble challenge. As you [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 3 – 2 Blues I feel like we’ve been spouting this statistic a lot lately, but the Canucks still haven’t lost two consecutive regulation games since November. I used to be impressed; now I’m just annoyed. I mean, they keep alternating wins and losses, forcing me to point to this statistic every second game. [...]Continue Reading —›
What an incredible experience. Our thanks goes out to Tanner Glass, Derek Jory, Canuck Place, Hasbro Canada, Annie May, and the Canucks organization for helping to make this all happen. Harrison and I are amazed at how our silly little Scrabble challenge turned into an opportunity to raise an estimated $8000 for Canuck Place. We [...]Continue Reading —›
Quick Hits (From Behind) is an irregular feature on Pass it To Bulis, wherein two hockey fans chip in their thoughts on current hockey news and get assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. With the inaugural Scrabble Battle now in the books, and the surreal fog of yesterday’s visit to Canuck Place now [...]Continue Reading —›
Welcome to the Inaugural Scrabble Battle Live Blog Extravaganza, the ultimate Scrabble showdown between Vancouver Canucks’ winger Tanner Glass and PITB co-founder Harrison Mooney. By now, you probably know that the game is for charity, with all proceeds benefitting the Canucks For Kids Fund. It’s not too late to donate. I’m your host, Daniel “Skeeter” [...]Continue Reading —›
So Tanner Glass thinks we’re witty. He’s right, too. We’re the Oscar Wilde of Canucks blogs*. All over the blogosphere, people talk of our biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation. Anyway, here’s Tanner, talking about our impending Scrabble Battle (the Battle at Helm’s Deep of athlete versus blogger board game battles) in his latest [...]Continue Reading —›
For much of the season, the Canucks’ 4th line has been a target for criticism. It’s been a patchwork unit all year long, with little in the way of consistency (save the presence of Tanner Glass). Worse, the players the Canucks have placed on it have had such varying skillsets and playing styles that we [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 0 – 4 Wild Every so often, good hockey teams comes down with a case of bogusness. Suddenly, they flub passes, fan on shots, miss defensive coverages, and skate around like the walking dead, more suited to converging on the Monroeville Mall than the Xcel Energy Center. It can be terribly difficult to watch [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 4 – 2 Capitals Just like their previous two games against the Rangers and Islanders, the Canucks outshot their opponents in the first period. Unlike the last two games, the Canucks continued the trend in the second, and it made all the difference. They came out of the first two periods with a two-goal [...]Continue Reading —›
Now seems like a good time to let everyone know that we love PITB-related signage here at Pass it to Bulis. Solemn vow: we will always feature it on this blog. This sign, prominently flaunted at Madison Square Garden on Thursday Night, is totally awesome. Additional points for getting the values correct on those Scrabble [...]Continue Reading —›