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Roenick to hockey fans: Think we're greedy? Don't come to games
Yahoo! Sports ^

Posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:10 AM PDT by OldArmy94

PRESTO, Pa. (AP) -- Philadelphia Flyers center Jeremy Roenick has some advice for hockey fans who blame the NHL lockout on players' greed: Once it's finally settled, stay home.

``We're going to try to make it better for everybody, period, end of subject. And if you don't realize that, then don't come,'' said Roenick, who spoke at a charity golf event he played in over the weekend.

``We don't want you at the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey,'' he said Saturday at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational in suburban Pittsburgh.

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1 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:10 AM PDT by OldArmy94
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To: OldArmy94

Games? What games?


2 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:54 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: Hurricane Andrew

What's "hockey"?


3 posted on 06/28/2005 6:51:49 AM PDT by TheBigB (Why yes, I -do- rock! Thanks for noticing!)
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To: OldArmy94

He's obviously so full of himself he's overflowing. I bet his IQ is the same as the number on his jersey or close to it.......


4 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: OldArmy94

Uh, OK. I'll continue to not go to the games.


5 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:34 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: OldArmy94

Thanks Jeremy, I won't.

(Brilliant public relations move on your part!)


6 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:34 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: OldArmy94
``We don't want you at the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey,'' he said Saturday at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational in suburban Pittsburgh.

No kidding. ;)

7 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:56 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: OldArmy94

OK Jeremy, I will take your advice. I'll stay home.


8 posted on 06/28/2005 6:53:03 AM PDT by joonbug
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To: OldArmy94

Hey Roenick! I can't come back, I never started. Hockey sucks!


9 posted on 06/28/2005 6:53:08 AM PDT by Big Digger (I)
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To: OldArmy94
I think his dream will come true.

Once the season starts, there will be far fewer fans in the seats, lower TV ratings (if they even GET a TV contract), and the NHL will find out how irrelevant they really are.

10 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:02 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: OldArmy94
Jack Kent Cook, former owner of the LA Kings and Lakers when asked about lack of attendence at Hockey games, replied:

"Sure, there are 500,000 Canadians in living in LA, they all moved here for one reason; THEY HATE HOCKEY!"

11 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:04 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Out of the mainstream..........................and better off for it!!)
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To: OldArmy94

What an arrogant pompus &$%hole. I guess it's easy for him to say that since he has money coming out of every orifice in his body.

What's funny is that Robert Esche (Flyers goalie) is siding with the owners and saying that players are being greedy.


12 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:19 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: OldArmy94
``We're going to try to make it better for everybody, period, end of subject. And if you don't realize that, then don't come,'' said Roenick, who spoke at a charity golf event he played in over the weekend. . . . . ``We don't want you at the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey,'' he said Saturday at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational in suburban Pittsburgh.

What a numskull. He actually thinks he is paid to play hockey, when he is actually paid to entertain the fans. No fans, no money.

13 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:45 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: rwa265

That was easy, wasn't it?


14 posted on 06/28/2005 6:55:17 AM PDT by relictele (If you can't read this, thank the NEA/UFT)
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To: OldArmy94

I think you'll be getting your wish, JR. Get used to 4,000-5,000 attendance figures, even in Philly. You'll see an initial surge and then it will fall off a precipice.

I don't blame players' greed per se, I blame the sport as a whole for: overexpanding into markets that don't care, overpaying on unsustainable revenue, interconference games that mean little or nothing to the fans, and ticket prices that mean younger fans or large families can never reasonably afford to attend games and build interest for the next generation.

When the NHL folds or dramatically contracts, in spite of this new agreement, remember all of the above.

I can't wait to see the attendance for the next Columbus vs. Atlanta game. I hope it's nationally televised.


15 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:41 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: OldArmy94

I saw the interview on TV. He also said the fans who are unhappy can "kiss my ass" and "go screw yourselves". Classy guy.


16 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:52 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: OldArmy94

``We don't want you at the rink" -- Roger that one!

"we don't want you in the stadium" -- Went there for an outdoors expo once.

"we don't want you to watch hockey" -- Why start now!


17 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:24 AM PDT by Patti_ORiley
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To: OldArmy94

Do you thnk we can get this guy a job as head of PR for ABCNBCCBSCNN?


18 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:20 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: OldArmy94
I made that decision about professional children's games around 30 years ago.
Haven't missed it one iota. If the wannabe doofuses want to throw money at these morons, it's a free country.
19 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:51 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: OldArmy94

League management needs to have a word with this guy; I think he's taken a few too many pucks in the head. He's just become the poster boy for the NBA.


21 posted on 06/28/2005 7:00:02 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Red Badger
"I bet his IQ is the same as the number on his jersey or close to it......."
Actually, he was giving an excellent advice. Do not come there, do not watch (even on TV, let alone in person), do not buy anything connected with their league, do not consume their advertising - find better use for your time and money, and you will prosper thereby. I do not know about his IQ, but all the other things being equal, everyone following his advice should gain about 1 IQ point a year, and more than that in severe cases.
22 posted on 06/28/2005 7:02:15 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Wolfie
I saw the interview on TV. He also said the fans who are unhappy can "kiss my ass" and "go screw yourselves". Classy guy.

I heard the audio clip on the radio. This guy has had one to many pucks to the head. How in the world are you going to get anybody into the seats after the stupid lockout and then these "wonderful" comments? If there is hockey again, I hope Roenick gets a "great" reception where ever he goes...

23 posted on 06/28/2005 7:03:09 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: GSlob; Hat-Trick

I have given up on NHL. But I do love AHL.


24 posted on 06/28/2005 7:04:18 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (The pursuit if life, liberty, and higher tax revenue (amended by the supreme 5).)
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To: GSlob
...everyone following his advice should gain about 1 IQ point a year, and more than that in severe cases.

LOL! Doesn't it say A lot about his opinion of their fans?......

25 posted on 06/28/2005 7:04:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: OldArmy94
I think Mr Roenik would be wise to hire himself a publicist.
26 posted on 06/28/2005 7:05:40 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Red Badger
He's obviously so full of himself he's overflowing. I bet his IQ is the same as the number on his jersey or close to it.......

I think you're giving him WAY too much credit.


27 posted on 06/28/2005 7:05:46 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: OldArmy94

Earth to Roenick: Who are you?


28 posted on 06/28/2005 7:05:56 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Red Badger
He's obviously so full of himself he's overflowing.

Yet another scientology convert?

29 posted on 06/28/2005 7:06:12 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: Republican Red

"...ABCNBCCBSCNN?..." M-O-U-S-E.


30 posted on 06/28/2005 7:06:18 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (THE ACLU IS A CULT!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: OldArmy94

Never heard of him. If the fans did not come, who would pay him?


31 posted on 06/28/2005 7:07:29 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: OldArmy94
People with mouths like his don't last long in sports.
I do have some respect for the parties in the hockey dispute. They are actually trying to reach an agreement, something both sides can agree to, not a fake "agreement" like one that a consumer signs when signing a 2 year cell phone "agreement" that's really a "take it or leave it" contract.
32 posted on 06/28/2005 7:08:08 AM PDT by graycamel (I'm an animal lover, I love their meat on my plate and their skins on my back.)
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To: Baynative
"Let the players negotiate contracts with sponsors and put patches all over their bulky uniforms like race car drivers."

Put the sponsors' patches INSIDE the jersey, so when they get their jersey yanked over their head in one of their "fights" everyone will see it. That would encourage more fighting, which is what hockey fans pay to see anyway.

33 posted on 06/28/2005 7:08:27 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: So Cal Rocket

LOL!!!!!!! I didn't know! it was that high (or low, depending on your perspective)...........


34 posted on 06/28/2005 7:08:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: OldArmy94
What is a Hockey? I'll check for replies later after I get back from an Angels game.
35 posted on 06/28/2005 7:08:58 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Your HONOR STUDENT is merely a pawn in my pugs plot for world domination. :o))
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To: OldArmy94
I have never been to a professional hockey game {and with this guys attitude I don't think he qualifies}, but did enjoy watching the minor league Hawks in Great Falls Montana.

I wonder which is higher - this guys IQ or the number of his teeth?

I use to go to baseball games too before their last strike. Haven't been back and don't plan too go either.

36 posted on 06/28/2005 7:09:13 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: OldArmy94

Hey Jeremy...There is a saying about holes and the one you guys are in is so deep that there may be some heat from an unexpected source.


37 posted on 06/28/2005 7:09:13 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Red Badger

More about my opinion, I'd venture to say...


38 posted on 06/28/2005 7:09:26 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: OldArmy94

Well, that'll be two or three less cars on the parkway.


39 posted on 06/28/2005 7:11:11 AM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with George W. Bush)
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To: OldArmy94

Does he understand why the NHL has the money troubles?


40 posted on 06/28/2005 7:12:07 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: OldArmy94
Woah, J.R...next time you want to put your foot in your mouth, take off the skate, first.

It's remotely possible J.R. can get away with a it's-not-the-money-it's-the-principle-of-the-thing stance, since there's a 50-50 chance he'll retire before the next game.

41 posted on 06/28/2005 7:13:20 AM PDT by Physicist
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To: OldArmy94

This season I'm gonna go to as many games as I went to last season!~}


42 posted on 06/28/2005 7:13:22 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: OldArmy94

Wow - too bad JR (Roenick) is such a tool. He was the last great player that the pitiful Blackhawks had.


43 posted on 06/28/2005 7:13:42 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: OldArmy94

If I go to ANY games, it will only be to boo this ass.
I'll bet the league just LOVED him going on TV, telling the fans that they're just jealous and to stay home.


44 posted on 06/28/2005 7:14:16 AM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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To: AbeKrieger

In the early 90's I ended a 40+ yr. love affair with the game, so don't worry JR, I won't be back.


45 posted on 06/28/2005 7:14:40 AM PDT by Roccus (The collective has started.)
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To: funkywbr

Me too.


46 posted on 06/28/2005 7:15:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OldArmy94

We dont need no stinkin' hockey!

As a matter of fact, I'm pretty done with sports in general as professional athletes are becoming just like Hollywood A-holes.


47 posted on 06/28/2005 7:16:10 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: OldArmy94

Ok, d*ckwad...you've got yourself a deal!


48 posted on 06/28/2005 7:16:56 AM PDT by cicero's_son
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To: OldArmy94
Some stats on this pride of Boston....

Jeremy Roenick

Position: Centre

Team: Philadelphia Flyers

Conference: Eastern Conference

Division: Atlantic Division

Shoots: Right

Height: 6'

Weight: 200

Birth Date: 1970-01-17

Birth Country: United States, BOSTON

Year Drafted: 1988

Round Drafted: 1

Overall Choice: 8

2004/05 Compensation: $7,000,000. Somehow I don't think he got that 7 mil

49 posted on 06/28/2005 7:18:23 AM PDT by xp38
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We don't want you at the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey

As you wish, Buttercup.

50 posted on 06/28/2005 7:18:35 AM PDT by nina0113
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