Over the weekend, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé took aim at former Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Duchene during his concert in Columbus, Ohio. According to Twitter user @DMaetsMedia, Bublé told the audience that all three players were “idiots for leaving” during free agency on July 1st. Bublé also said that he’d been rooting hard for the Blue Jackets to take out Tampa Bay in the playoffs.
Canadian Michael Buble at the Schott tonight says to the crowd: “I know that Bobrovsky, Panarin and Duchene were idiots for leaving.” And added, he was rooting so hard for #CBJ to take out Tampa. Fantastic. pic.twitter.com/urrXU9tivP
— Dave Maetzold (@DMaetzMedia) July 22, 2019
Duchene took notice of the jab as it began making the rounds on Twitter, joking that he and his family would need to find a new album to listen to for this coming Christmas season.
— Matt Duchene (@Matt9Duchene) July 22, 2019
Of course, after signing in Music City this summer, noted country music fan Duchene will have more than enough alternate options to choose from. In fact, Duchene could even get a jump start on making some of his own, using the bespoke Predators guitar that Nashville gifted to him when he signed his contract.
The Predators presented noted country music enthusiast Matt Duchene with a team-themed guitar. pic.twitter.com/zaOkusGWoQ
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) July 9, 2019
Duchene even has some experience on stage. He performed a cover of Morgan Wallen’s “Whiskey Glasses” with the James Barker Band, following a 4-3 overtime victory in December 2018 over the Predators while he was still with the Ottawa Senators.
Duchene has quite a handful of connections in the music industry, from Garth Brooks, Jake Owen, and Lee Brice, who Duchene has joined on stage for surprise performances. He also met Dierks Bentley during the NHL All Star competition in 2016 (which was, coincidentally, in Nashville.)
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