Chicago Blackhawks icon Jeremy Roenick made a funny joke/reference while calling Team Canada's preliminary round victory Norway today. Roenick made an allusion to the 1977 film "Slap Shot" which is widely regarded as the most famous hockey film of all time. It's been 36 years since the movie was released, and we've had Hanson brothers inspired Halloween outfits and Chiefs jerseys at NHL arenas ever since.
People think Team Canada didn't live up to the hype today, the first day of men's hockey action. But that's only because Team USA was so utterly dominant by comparison versus Slovakia.
So what did Jeremy Roenick say?
Well, it's not quite as funny as the time J.R. slammed Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler on Twitter. Jeremy Roenick was really funny and on point that day.
Jeremy Roenick on Canada’s impressive second period, in which they outshot Norway 14-2 en route to a 3-1 win: “I think the goaltender on Norway is going to look like Denis Lemieux from ‘Slapshot’ after this game with all of the shots he’s going to have.”
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