Roenick's sound-bite puts NHL in the news

Updated: June 29, 2005, 8:40 AM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Would the NHL be happy if the Flyers' Jeremy Roenick had draped a towel around his neck and said in monotone: "When we're playing again, we have to give it 110 percent, finish our checks, take it one game at a time, and hope we don't run into a hot goaltender"?

Of course.

Because that's the NHL way, a mind-numbing, yawn-inducing phenomenon we grouse about all the time, yet encourage when we – public, media members and hockey insiders – overreact to isolated candor.

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