JR lashes out
The National Hockey League and NHLPA may be off for the weekend from CBA talks, but that didn’t stop Jeremy Roenick from speaking up!“It’s unfortunate we had to go through a whole year to realize the (expletive) that was going on,” said Roenick. “We’ve hurt our league, we’ve hurt the reputation of our league and the integrity of our league by sticking up for something that might not have been the right thing to do.”
Roenick then made his case for NHL players and what he thought of public opinion up to this point.
“If people are going to sit and chastise pro athletes for being *****y – for being suck asses – they need to look at one thing and that’s the deal we’re going to be signing in about three weeks,” he said.
“Pro athletes are not *****y. Pro athletes care about the game. Everybody out there who calls us spoiled because we play a game – they can kiss my ass.”
Roenick went on to say that the players didn’t want those so-called “fans” at the rink.
“I will say personally, personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled – you guys are just jealous… We’re trying to get this thing back on the ice and make it better for the fans. If you don’t realize that, then don’t come. We don’t want you in the rink, we don’t want you in the stadium, we don’t want you to watch hockey.”
Even if a new NHL collective bargaining agreement is reached, the 15-year NHL veteran may not make a return to the ice.
Roenick told Sporting News Radio on Friday that he has not made up his mind about whether or not he’ll lace up his skates again.
“I have to see how my body reacts to some really, really, really hard training regimen here coming up in the latter part of the summer,” he said.
“It’s very hard to get motivated without a deal. Once that announcement comes, I think the motivational factor will definitely be lifted. I have not 100 percent made my decision to play, but to tell you the truth, I have a lot of drive in me and really, really want to continue.”
This isnt the first time JR speaks out, we all as fans know Roenick to speak out, but this time he may have gone to far and said things he shouldnt of said, although he made some good points. What do you think?