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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Bublé Interview - 2009 NHL Awards

Last week we met with fulltime fan, part-time color man, and hopeful owner-to-be Michael Bublé at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas to discuss his favorite franchise, the Vancouver Canucks, and playing hockey in Los Angeles. These are his stories.

Q: Have you had a chance to talk with Luongo and Kesler about the Chicago series?
A: No, I think they'd probably beat the hell out of me if I did. I don’t know what happened. You know man, I took it really hard. I think I said some of the dumbest stupidest stuff and really I don’t know anything. I’m just a fan. I’m just a passionate man. And listen, they tried their best. They’re a good team. I hope they can keep a lot of those boys together. It’d be nice to see the Sedins come back just to see what they could do if they get another couple pieces and watch Luongo win the Vezina and Stanley Cup next year.

Q: What do you think of the rumored $63m over 12 years for each Sedin?
A: I love it. I like long term deals. I think Detroit has done really well with it. But I don't know. I’m not Mike Gillis. I think Mike probably has his own ideas and reasons and agenda. Listen, I don't know what’s going on I’m just a big fan of the Sedins.

Q: Are you a hockey player?
A: Yeah, I play.

Q: Do you play in Jerry Bruckheimer's weekly hockey game in LA?
A: No but I’d love to. I've heard Tim Robbins is pretty rough though, I don't know if I’d want to get out there with him. Tim Robbins is like 7’6”. On skates he’s 8’9”.

Moments later we conveyed Bublé's interested to Bruckheimer. Jerry responded without hesitation, "He’s not good enough, unfortunately." While you may not be welcome to wing Robbins, the invitation to lace 'em up and guest post for The Puck Report stands. Think about it.

Many thanks to Michael for speaking with us.