Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jeremy Roenick - EA Sports NHL '94 legend

So good old JR, Jeremy Roenick, is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL Thursday (and he'll certainly quickly move into some sort of broadcasting role).

While his career stats impress (1363 games, 513 goals, 703 assists, 1216 points, 1463 PIMs) what I remember JR for most, was the ability I (and many others had) to absolutely dominate a game of EA Sports NHL '94 with him.

Anyone who played that game "back in the day" knows what I am talking about.

In NHL '94 Roenick was a GOD. It wasn't unusual to have him skate miles around the opposing team and light the lamp multiple times per game. He was unstoppable.

And like many, I was heavily addicted to that game. I would spend hours upon hours upon hours at my friend TA's place playing it...and we would always aruge about:

A) who got Chicago (and Roenick) next
B) one of us using Chicago (and Roenick) too much

JR's utter domination of NHL '94 even made it into a LEGENDARY scene in the movie "Swingers" starring Vince Vaughn and John Favreau:

****CAUTION - this clip contains language not suitable for some viewers****

****DOUBLE CAUTION - this clip exposes exactly what 95% of guys were doing and saying back in '94****

JR...you will be missed!


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