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Watch Jeremy Roenick talk about the lockout with Bob Costas

Oct 23, 2012, 11:23 PM EST

Jeremy Roenick has never been a guy to hold back on his thoughts.

During his appearance on Costas Tonight with Bob Costas, he spoke his mind freely about what the players should do to get the lockout settled and provided a personal example of what he lost during the 2004-05 season-killing work stoppage.

“Let’s just go to brass dollars, I lost $8.5 million of money that I will never ever see again and I know nobody’s crying in pity for me, but it’s still money that’s lost out of my pocket,” Roenick said.

“In 2004, I was still a prominent star playing at the top of my game and I scored one of the biggest goals of my career in 2004 and after that I struggled just to stay in the league. Losing a year of my professional life hurt me physically. It hurt my reputation.”

Check out the full interview here.

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  1. dlk75150 - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Roebuck is no the only player who pd the price, modano was never the same and I believe hull finished his career. I don’t think he played another full season. I am sure there are others. Come on give us hockey back.

  2. dlk75150 - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Haha roenick! Love auto words!

  3. mydadyourmom - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    deep.

  4. finfan88shark - Oct 24, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    And now your looking at players like Alfresson, Selanne, Ray Whitney, Marty Broduer, Jagr all of whom might have played their last NHL game.

  5. id4joey - Oct 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    Friends, there were 240 players who did not play another game in the NHL after that lost season. “Fehr” not, there Will be a season this year.

  6. flyeredup - Oct 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Go back under your rock JR

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      I love how evenly split the JR love/hate ratio is. He makes NBC hockey worth watching.

      • blomfeld - Oct 24, 2012 at 2:58 PM

        I completely agree … I’ll take this over the Crosby’s “robot speak” anytime !

  7. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Dear Joe, you’re going to have to include money or naked women to make me willingly listen to JR.
    Simply telling me to “listen to JR talk….about anything”
    My answer is automatically “no, hell no”

  8. lsxphotog - Oct 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    I know most people hate this guy, but I’ve always liked him. More players need to put their face out there like J.R. has. He’s funny, he’s opinionated, and he knows how the league works…I like that.

    Many people don’t want to take the side of the players in this, but they’re honestly signing a contract to got to or stay on a team for a determined amount of money…now they’re being told they don’t get that money and the contract left the CBA as a loophole to alter that amount of money they agreed to. Well what good is a contract or an owner’s word then? How many players would have possibly changed their mind and signed with another organization had they known this?

  9. Sal Esposito - Oct 24, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Why do players unions do this to themselves, put their members in a lock out position? So many people are affected by this financially, least of all the owners. Certainly the fans don’t support either side since a fight between millionaires over money is not something most can relate to, we just want the game, that’s it. Guys like JR get it, he will never see the $$$ he lost and at the end of the day didn’t gain enough to make a difference. That is always the way with lock outs and strikes, everyone loses.

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