Last Tuesday Canadian singer (and major hockey fan) Michael Buble got a chance to skate on the ice during a Vancouver Canucks practice.
"I should have faked the shot backhand and tried to go upstairs," he said to The Vancouver Sun after he hit the post on a shootout attempt against Roberto Luongo. "I just missed it. I'm sure Roberto didn't want me to score and I think he's pretty happy that I missed it… It was just the greatest day of my life, really. I had way too much fun. To get to do that, I guess, is every fan's wish."
Buble, a self-professed Canucks junkie who hails from the town of Burnaby, has been a hockey fan, like most Canadian kids, since he was little. The 36-year-old appeared in full equipment around 11am when the Canucks took to the ice. Buble not only played hockey as a kid but the Juno and Grammy Award winner is also part-owner of the major junior team Vancouver Giants.
"We obviously respect him for what he does and he's the same for us," Luongo said (also to The Sun). "It was nice to see him out there. Guys are impressed by the talent that he has – and he's a pretty good singer as well."
"He is one of the best and most popular singers in the world and he just wanted to spend a morning with us," Alexandre Burrows added. "That makes it nice for us. I thought he had Lou beat on that shootout and it would have been nice to see him score."
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