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Chris Tanev isn’t willing to judge aliens before he meets them

Mar 15, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

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Vancouver defenseman Chris Tanev wouldn’t try to foil an alien abduction, but he’d kick a shark.

We should probably explain.

The rookie Canuck was asked a bunch of questions based on the book, The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, and his answers were published on the team’s website.

On how he’d foil an alien abduction?

“Do I even want to? If they were friendly I’d probably go up and visit. I’m not sure if I believe in aliens, but I think there’s something out there. I’d go and see what’s up and it would be cool, unless they tried to probe me. Then I’d be in trouble and I’d just hope that someone sees the rays of light from the ship and maybe helicopters come shoot the thing – I don’t know.”

And what he’d do if he were attacked by a shark?

“I’d probably kick him, you have to kick him, I’d probably get eaten though. I don’t think that would turn out too well, but at least I would have kicked him.”

Tanev was posed other questions, like what he’d do if a bird flew in his house and how he’d open a coconut on a deserted island. Click the link to read his answers.

For what it’s worth, I’d foil an alien abduction by kicking a shark at the UFO.

  1. bigtganks - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Wow, extra slow day on PHT with the NBA trade dealine today and March Madness starting.

  2. lasallehockey81 - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    That’s why they have a pro basketball talk and college basketball talk section of the site… Why would you come to hockey news looking for that and then complain?

  3. hockinj25 - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    He’s been hanging out with Bryz too much.

  4. odj810 - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I think he messed up during his childhood. He should have been a goalie.

  5. curtisjohnsonproject - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    And here, ladies and gentleman, we have another great article by Jason Brough!…… not.

    Get someone else to write for this site… please.

    • Jason Brough - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM

      You fooled me when you slipped “not” in at the end there. I was all happy that you liked the post, then so disappointed when I realized you actually didn’t.

  6. pahzitivenergy - Mar 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I don’t care what everyone else thinks, this made my day. Thank you for the laughs!

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