Claude Lemieux, that dirty-nosed, blue-collared, sometimes-scorer, sometimes diver/turtler scoundrel who toiled for the Montreal Canadiens from 1995 until1990 and was a big factor in them winning the Stanley Cup in 1986, has surprised the heck out of me.
Lemieux is one of three finalists in Battle of the Blades, the CBC show which pairs hockey players with professional figure skaters. (The other two are Stephane Richer and Craig Simpson).
But with Lemieux, he’s not only holding his own in all the figure skating moves with partner Shae-Lynn Bourne, but when it came time to decide on the music for his program on Sunday night, he skated to his own recording, and he sang beautifully. He did a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece ‘Hallelujah’, and old Claude, yes that one, the guy every player in the league wanted to jam a goalie stick up or down an orifice, was fantastic. Very smooth and silky.
Yes, that Claude Lemieux.
This episode hasn’t come on Youtube yet which is disappointing because I wanted to show you. Maybe down the road it will and I’ll put it on then.
Claude Lemieux – figure skater and singing sensation. And not once has he taken Richer or Simpson into the corner and kicked them in the groin.