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07-10-2012, 10:40 AM
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Pleasant surprise while out golfing

Played golf yesterday with my dad at Pembroke (MA) Country Club, which is owned by Jeremy Roenick.

We got a bit logjammed at the turn and started a conversation with an older gentleman who happened to be standing there wearing a PCC shirt. The subject of hockey came up quickly and the man mentioned how much he missed the old Chicago Stadium. My dad said "Oh, you've been there?" to which the man replied "I have been to them all... Jeremy is my son."

Turns out that my dad and Mr. Roenick have a couple of mutual friends so I just sat and listened to them talk, but when I mentioned that I was a Kings fan Mr. Roenick sort of cringed... "So you got to witness the worst year of his career." I assured him that I knew the sucktitude of that season was a team effort and that I did not hold JR personally responsible.

Finally our turn on the tee came up and we went on our way, but it was kind of cool to spend a few minutes with Mr. Roenick.

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Played golf yesterday with my dad at Pembroke (MA) Country Club, which is owned by Jeremy Roenick.

We got a bit logjammed at the turn and started a conversation with an older gentleman who happened to be standing there wearing a PCC shirt. The subject of hockey came up quickly and the man mentioned how much he missed the old Chicago Stadium. My dad said "Oh, you've been there?" to which the man replied "I have been to them all... Jeremy is my son."

Turns out that my dad and Mr. Roenick have a couple of mutual friends so I just sat and listened to them talk, but when I mentioned that I was a Kings fan Mr. Roenick sort of cringed... "So you got to witness the worst year of his career." I assured him that I knew the sucktitude of that season was a team effort and that I did not hold JR personally responsible.

Finally our turn on the tee came up and we went on our way, but it was kind of cool to spend a few minutes with Mr. Roenick.
You should have said "worst of his career? How about worst season by any player ever?"

At least they are not under any illusions about how terrible JR was as a King.

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Really, you should have told him how terrible his son was and how, in essence, he stole millions from the Kings and gave them, and their fans, nothing in return.

Oh wait, that's what internet jockeys do. You, of course, have more class and exercised the nearly-lost art of "if you having nothing nice to say, then say nothing".

Good for you.

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Was this his reaction when you talked about Jeremy?



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Maybe if JR had at least tried to try?

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Agree with everyone else. I would have told him his son sucked ass and then he proceeded and TO THIS DAY makes excuses as for why he sucked balls that year. Cool story though and thanks for sharing.

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Look another player who was on the wrong side of his 30's brought in and paid big bucks by the Kings. Thankfully it was only for one season!

JR is still one of my favorite players of all time, but man it became obvious the guy probably did nothing but lounge around and play golf during the lockout. Same thing with Hull.

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Maybe if JR had at least tried to try?
He tried, he really, really did. But his skates, man...

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I mentioned that I was a Kings fan Mr. Roenick sort of cringed... "So you got to witness the worst year of his career." I assured him that I knew the sucktitude of that season was a team effort and that I did not hold JR personally responsible.
Did you ask him if his son cried when the Kings won the Cup?

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Maybe if JR had at least tried to try?
Skate sharpening is a tricky business.

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C'mon, at least he disco-danced for us when we had glass replacement timeouts.

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Really, you should have told him how terrible his son was and how, in essence, he stole millions from the Kings and gave them, and their fans, nothing in return.

Oh wait, that's what internet jockeys do. You, of course, have more class and exercised the nearly-lost art of "if you having nothing nice to say, then say nothing".

Good for you.
My tongue is still bleeding from having to bite it so hard...

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Was this his reaction when you talked about Jeremy?


pretty close

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Look another player who was on the wrong side of his 30's brought in and paid big bucks by the Kings. Thankfully it was only for one season!

JR is still one of my favorite players of all time, but man it became obvious the guy probably did nothing but lounge around and play golf during the lockout. Same thing with Hull.
He did mention JR going to Italy and getting fat right before camp...

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Did you ask him if his son cried when the Kings won the Cup?
If I had been taking to JR I would have )

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"So you got to witness the worst year of his career." I assured him that I knew the sucktitude of that season was a team effort and that I did not hold JR personally responsible.
I assured him that I knew the sucktitude of that season wasn't due to his ice hockey skates.

(that's really what I wanted to read)

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I would've spat in his eye and shat in his golf bag.

Or just told him I wasn't a fan of his son.

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