Former Arizona Coyotes forward Jeremy Roenick will not return to NBC after comments he made on a podcast hosted by Barstool Sports.
You will not see Jeremy Roenick with the NBC Sports crew any time soon. In a video posted to youtube, the frustrated Roenick talked about how disappointed he is, while also mentioning how grateful he has been for the opportunity. Jeremy Roenick has not laced up the skates in over 10 years, but he did make an impact in Arizona.
Roenick spent 6 years with the then Phoenix Coyotes, and in that time he put up 152 goals and 227 assists. Roenick has been working with NBC for a while now and has been known for his antics from around the stadium during games like the winter classic and the Stanley Cup playoffs.
While Roenick will be missed, this is the right move by NBC. Jeremy Roenick crossed a line when he was on the Barstool Sports podcast and talked about his coworkers in a very unprofessional way. It will be interesting to see where Jeremy Roenick lands next. In his video posted to Twitter, he talked about how he will be back towards the end.
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If I was JR I would take the rest of the season out and watch it from the couch before trying to get anything going again. We already had one NHL voice fired earlier this season, I do not think anyone will be quick to forget what he did. However, if anyone was going to add Roenick to their broadcasting staff Arizona might be a prime time candidate
Roenick spent 6 years with the Coyotes, which is the second most amount of time during his 20-year career spread throughout teams like the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, and Los Angeles Kings.
I remember meeting JR as a kid, he was a nice guy and I have a signed jersey from him. I hope he lands on his feet somewhere next season, in the meantime enjoy some time off JR!