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Michael Buble skates with Canucks

Michael Buble

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

Buble and Luongo

(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.