By: Adam Gretz
The video below, which comes via the folks at Hugging Harold Reynolds, features former NHL star Jeremy Roenick appearing in a reenactment of a scene from the 1996 movie Swingers. The original scene featured Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Patrick Van Horn playing a game of EA Sports NHL '93, with Roenick's character as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks being one of the focal points of the game and conversation (as well as making Wayne Gretzky's head bleed).
Last week many of you in the comments disagreed (strongly!) with my suggestion of adding Roenick to the NHL '12 legends series because there are more worthy players throughout the history of the game. And I don't disagree with that. My suggestion had little to do with his Roenick's status as one of the NHL's all-time greats (though, he was certainly an awesome player), and more to do with his status as a video game and pop culture icon, thanks in large part to EA Sports and this movie. It is, after all, just a video game.
Anyway, here's the clip (and there is probably some language that's deemed not safe for work, so if you're in the office, turn it down. And here's the original scene from the movie ... with language that's definitely not safe for the office.)...
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