What do all of these guys have in common? No, they're not all awkward-haired, aging 1990sish hockey personalities. They all think the Penguins suffer from vaginal discomfort.
Over the last two years we have – rightfully – taken exception with Roenick– in 2010 he cried on national TV after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, and last year he sat by idly as Jay Mohr lambasted Philly fans on a show that – I think – may have already been cancelled.
Consider this redemption for JR.
Appearing on Puck Daddy’s Marek vs. Wysh radio show, Roenick was asked about the Penguins. It turns out that he too thinks they are a bunch of whining, sissy, silly fucks from the Shit City. Or something like that: [via Puck Daddy]
"Pittsburgh's untouchable. Let's just get that straight. If you say something bad about them, they're going to complain, they're going to whine, they're going to revolt against you. The fans, they going to bitch-slap you all over Twitter. They're gonna attack you. God help everybody if you say anything negative about the Pittsburgh Penguins. They're like the almighty.
“They're a phenomenal team. I love watching their team. I love watching Malkin and Crosby and all them. But you can't say anything bad about them and not get backlash, complaining from those camps. I wish they'd just go and play and we can all have fun watching them. Think they have the best chance to win the Cup.
"I wouldn't have apologized. I don't know if I would have said exactly what Mike Milbury said, but he did and he had to apologize. I don't know if I could, if I believed it. Um, that's just me. You know, Mike does things his way.
"I don't understand why John Tortorella [got] fined. That's his opinion. I can't stand in the National Hockey League how they can just throw fines when they want when they don't like when something that’s said. I thought it was freedom of speech in the United States”
Yes. Yeeeessss, JR. That’s what I like to see.
Leave it to Roenick to complain about someone getting reprimanded for, well, complaining. He’s right, though. The NHL tried to say that Tortorella was fined last week for cursing, not for his comments about the Penguins. Somehow, that’s hard to believe. Roenick knows it. You know it. And you’re damn straight the Sidney Crosby Handjob Network, NBC, knows it too. So keep an eye out for some serious Pittsburgh bias over the next few weeks.
Listen to Roenick’s comments after the jump. Or, better yet, listen to the entire Marek vs. Wysh radio show here. The choice, it’s yours.
H/T to first line CB reader Nick