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Two Truths and a Lie - Matthias

by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks
Shawn Matthias has a sensitive nose – so he says.

For this edition of Two Truths and a Lie, the Canucks forward was put on the hot seat tasked with convincing me of three things, one of them of course being untruthful.

It was quickly revealed that strict to the definition of olfactophobia, Matthias isn’t a sufferer, but he certainly knows what stinks and what doesn’t.

“I quit a lot of sports because of smells, I’ll tell you that,” laughed the 27-year-old.

Plug your nose, here goes nothing.

1 – "Karate"

2 – "Skiing"

3 – "Rugby"

Uh, what? Those aren't clues, you’re just naming sports…

“That makes it tougher to figure out.”

Follow up questions – keep in mind I also didn’t know what was true and what was a lie when interviewing Matthias.


1 – “I took karate lessons when I was a kid. I was probably like nine or 10-years-old, but I didn’t get past the first belt. [This is when Matthias started doing a complex punching routine and it looked legit] – that’s all I remember. But I didn’t like karate because you just practice the techniques and I thought all the other kids' feet stunk and I didn’t like their smelly feet touching me.”


2 – “I played for a bit in high school, I was a flank – is that what I was? I was in the scrums, but I didn’t really like it a whole lot because I didn’t like the idea of having other guy’s butts in my face in pile-ups. I was also the guy who got lifted up by his shorts because I was smaller and I didn’t like that either because I’d get wedgies and I’d get knocked around quite a bit.”


3 – “I was a great skier when I was a kid. I was on the slopes as much as possible and I even got good enough to do slaloms sometimes; I got pretty good at snowboarding too and would bring it out and shred. One of my first memories is being on skis, my parents said I was around three-years-old when I started taking lessons – pizza and French fries. I had to choose between skiing and hockey when you have to get serious about sports and it’s funny I chose the stinkier of the sports this time.”

If I were a better detective, I likely could have called Matthias out on his lie right then and there. While visiting his childhood home last summer, I looked through more photo albums than I can count and as odd as it sounds, I think I remember photos of him in a karate uniform, playing rugby and skiing. But unless Matthias lied about lying, that can’t be.

Help me out, would ya? Which facts are true, which is a lie?

Comment below and you could win an autographed Canucks puck – all truth, no lies, they actually signed it themselves.


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