November 10, 2009

Claude Lemieux Likeable? Hallelujah!

He is one of the dirtiest hockey players in the history of the dirty game. Now he is doing the impossible, portraying himself as soft, warm-hearted, artistic and someone you can't help but like.

Claude Lemieux has surprisingly opened himself up to the world with a marvelous showing in CBC's Battle of the Blades where former hockey players try their hand at figure skating. Not only has Lemieux proven to be an elegant and artistic ice dancer, but now he's warmed all of our hearts by actually singing the song he and Shae-Lynn Bourne danced to, Hallelujah by the great Canadian Leonard Cohen. Kathryn Rose co-composed the song with "Pepe."

How could you not like this:

5 comments:

afan said...

Exquisite. That sums it up.

afan said...

Exquisite. That sums it up.

Anonymous said...

well said
Battle of the Blades was hands down & going away the best thing CBC has done in decades for it own credibility and for both Hockey & Figure Stating....great Canuckian example for everyone
I'm still awaiting a DVD of Season 1 to be released so I can obtain several

Anonymous said...

Claude Lemieux and Shae-Lyne Bourne should have won this contest. The losers are the children their charity represents. My husband and I are making a donation, in their names, in order to make up for that loss.

Anonymous said...

Claude and Shae-Lyne were just wonderful! they did so deserve to win! none of the other pairs performed as beautifully and flawlessly as they did time after time.