Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick provides shenanigans while lobster boating

In the latest edition of “Where in the World is Jeremy Roenick?” (not an actual title … yet?), we get some fun video footage of JR “hunting” for lobster in Boston before Game 5 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final (airing on NBC; stream here).

Roenick has a fun time with Captain Fred Penney of Two Buoys Lobster Tour. If you’re familiar with JR’s antics with locals, you’ll know that shenanigans will be had, and JR does not disappoint.

  • In an initiation that was probably made up, Roenick bites the head off of a fish. He doesn’t seem to enjoy it.
  • Roenick gets the pincher treatment.
  • New England accents are enjoyed … in fact, Penney insists that Roenick pronounces it lobstah.
  • A funny line about Roenick being a “Husky Medium.”

Good times, except for that fish and some lobsters.

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

This video has: JR in green suit, NHL 94 references, Tappen gaming

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Jeremy Roenick has gone all-out for NBC Sports videos, but he was truly in elite form for All-Star weekend.

While certain moments of Roenick in a green suit might be filed under “Things You Can’t Un-See,” this video is a true gem for a few reasons.

  • Kathryn Tappen is the person gaming as Roenick goes Into the EA Hockeyverse, as a PS4 controller is used to play both “NHL 94” and “NHL 19.”
  • JR is definitely Dad Spider-Man, right?
  • Again, there were references to Roenick being really good in those 16-bit EA hockey games, by way of Vince Vaughn in “Swingers.” This is virtually always a good thing.
  • Roenick provides some goal celebrations and slapstick comedy.
  • Green. Suit.

Overall, it’s a lot to absorb, so enjoy.

Also, you will likely quite enjoy the 2019 All-Star Skills event tonight, and probably not come across as much nightmare fuel. Enjoy that on NBCSN on Friday.

[WATCH LIVE – NHL ALL-STAR SKILLS 8 P.M. ET – NBCSN]

Here’s the “Silicon Valley” riff that was referenced. Very cool:

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Video: Jeremy Roenick clearly isn’t afraid of snakes

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If you live in the desert, you have to expect the unexpected. It sure doesn’t seem like Jeremy Roenick has an issue with that.

On Sunday, the NHL on NBC hockey analyst posted a video that would be horrifying for some (like me), as he caught a snake in what appears to be his garage.

Not only did Roenick just use two golf clubs to catch it, he also didn’t hesitate to grab it before launching it over a wall.

Clearly, JR is the only one in the room that wasn’t completely terrified of the snake.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Roenick has gone head-to-head with some form of wildlife. He also attempted to go after an alligator on a golf course once (top). Clearly, the gator wanted to no part of him.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.

Jeremy Roenick recalls his gruesome jaw injuries (Video)

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“My face blew up bigger than a pumpkin.”

That’s how hockey star turned NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick described the first time he broke his jaw thanks to an errant shot by Boris Mironov. That moment broke his jaw in 23 places … and no, you didn’t read that previous sentence incorrectly; that was merely the first time JR broke his jaw.

The second provided the grisliest visuals, as Derian Hatcher made Roenick pay for a hit on Mike Modano. Roenick explained that he tried to keep going during a 5-on-3 to stick it to Hatcher and the Stars, but … well, that’s where it gets gross.

In a twist that’s very “hockey,” Roenick and Hatcher would become teammates for the Flyers during an alumni game at the 2011 Winter Classic:

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hey, at least it made for a good story and some mildly scarring images.

(Holds own jaw in sympathy pain.)

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Under pressure: Jakub Voracek

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Jakub Voracek’s big contract extension won’t kick in until 2016-17, but expectations rose the minute the ink dried.

Fair or not, Philadelphia Flyers fans (and just about everyone else) may struggle to keep perspective regarding his huge contract extension if next season goes poorly. That’s the nature of the beast when you sign an enormous eight-year, $66 million extension.

The jump from a $4.25 million cap hit in 2015-16 to $8.2 million going forward means that the Czech winger will be placed under the microscope, yet it was easy to see the logic that GM Ron Hextall laid out after the big deal was announced.

“Once the season ended, you start looking at your priorities and clearly it was our No. 1 priority,” Hextall said in late July. “The Jake Voraceks of the world are few and far between. He certainly wasn’t a player we wanted to risk losing.”

If nothing else, it doesn’t sound like Voracek got a big head after scoring 22 goals and 81 points last season, the fourth-highest scoring total in the NHL. Really, it sounds like he needs to prove to himself that he is in select company.

“It’s hard,” Voracek said back in April, per CSNPhilly.com. “It’s been a long season. If I do it next year, maybe I can admit that I belong there [in that club]. Right now, I had one good season. It doesn’t end for me. Nothing changes. I will work hard this summer.”

Really, though, he’s been outstanding from more or less the moment he arrived in Philadelphia.

Since 2012-13, Voracek generated 189 points, the 10th best total in that span. (Claude Giroux is in third with 207.) You don’t do that well thanks to just “one good season.”

The most promising thing is that, even with more than 500 games of regular season experience, Voracek’s still quite young.

He turned 26 on Aug. 15, so he’ll be 27 when the extension begins. The Flyers still get some of his peak years, and his chances of living up to that contract increase greatly.

Maybe that’s why Jeremy Roenick believes he has plenty left in the tank?