Glass is ready for Thornton/By S. Bradley

With nine fighting majors this season, Tanner Glass leads the Vancouver Canucks in that department.

The Canucks as a team possess a modest 27 fighting majors.

But Glass still likes to be prepared when he takes on a team like the Bruins, who enter tonight tied for third with 56 fights in their 60 games. The Dartmouth product told The Vancouver Sun about his preparation for a game like tonight’s 10 p.m. EST start:

I go on and I try to know what everyone does. Just in case, you know. Not that I’m thinking I’m definitely going to fight this guy or that guy tonight, it’s just smart to know what a guy’s going to do.

After Thornton on the Bruins’ leader board, Adam McQuaid has 11 and Gregory Campbell eight. While Milan Lucic has just three fighting majors this season, Glass says the Bruins power forward’s fighting is still part of the scouting report. Maybe Lucic will want to make a bigger bang in his return to his hometown.

“Well, (Milan) Lucic first and foremost. He’s tough,” Glass told The Sun. “Shawn Thornton, also real tough, can take a punch, throws both. And then they’ve got that Adam McQuaid, rookie on defense. Tall kid, mostly rights, long reach. Those three.”

So Glass is ready for any extracurricular activity that takes place. This battle of division leaders should get heated, and the physical play might require some policing along the way.