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Michael Buble skates with Canucks

Dec 20, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

Fresh off his performance on Saturday Night Live (NBC!), crooning sensation Michael Buble skated with his beloved hometown hockey team today in Vancouver.


(Image: @vancanucks)

“I had way too much fun,” Buble told reporters. “To get to do that, I guess, is every fan’s wish.”

Buble’s a longtime fan of the Canucks. He even did color commentary for one of their broadcasts in 2009.

Today he got to take a shot on the most recent recipient of the Tuesday Tire Pump award, Roberto Luongo.

And how’d that go? According to the Vancouver Sun, “Buble bore down on Luongo, then hit the post and fell into the boards.”

Hey, hitting the post isn’t bad.

“I’m sure Roberto didn’t want me to score,” Buble said. “He’s pretty happy, I think. I just missed it. As I turned away, I think he actually said: ‘Man, these shootouts are easy.’ It was a blast.”

(It’s funny because Luongo isn’t very good at shootouts.)

Meanwhile, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was asked what he thought of Buble’s special appearance.

“It was a different moment from a busy schedule for us,” Vigneault said. “I think the boys enjoyed having him in the room. He’s a big Canucks fan and a great ambassador for Canada and for Vancouver. When he came in this morning, we gave him the opportunity to showcase his skill set and he did. It was good.”

Buble will replace Mark Mancari on the Canucks’ fourth line tomorrow versus the Red Wings.

  1. charlutes - Dec 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    I hate this story. Stop making that stupid face booblieh, or whatever your name is. who are you and why are u pervading my sports binging

  2. elvispocomo - Dec 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    You couldn’t resist the Mancari comment at the end, eh? Well, Buble might hit more than Mancari despite the size difference, so I approve.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 21, 2011 at 12:29 AM

      You never know, he could become a permanent fixture if he’s willing to drop the gloves a few times. =D

  3. jason9696 - Dec 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Buble probably hits harder than the Sedin sisters.

    • chojamaru304 - Dec 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM

      Dude, move on with the sister comments. Sedins are 1 and 3 in league scoring. Try to come up with something more original.

    • chojamaru304 - Dec 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM

      Sedins are 1 and 3 in league scoring. Try to come up with something more original.

      • comeonnowguys - Dec 21, 2011 at 11:17 AM

        Double-Post Deity Mocks Your Originality.

  4. rainyday56 - Dec 21, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    They’d have him back but for that foul mouth of his.

  5. BurkieInBoston - Dec 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    How about Thelma & Louise?

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