Yesterday’s blog from Baxter about Jeremy Roenick and some of his more memorable quotes was pretty good. JR had some great moments during his 20 year NHL career.
But it made me wonder, who’s the better quotester? Current Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke or Jeremy Roenick? Both know how to stir it up and both aren’t afraid of saying what they really think. Although this would be a pretty epic battle, my vote has to go to Burke. Burke’s got the wit and can eloquently say “you are an ass”, while Roenick is more of a straight shooter, direct and to the point. However, Roenick never shy’s away from the truth and is over-the-top blunt. Instead of dressing it up, JR would basically say “you’re an ass”.
But, I think its fair to say Burke has more overall credibility than Roenick.
Upon further thought (I’m a deep thinker), it occurred to me both of these NHL mouthpieces are American born. Hmmm, interesting. Chris Chelios, another American, is no stranger to speaking out either. So are American hockey players (or coaches/GMs) the most outspoken hockey nation?
Probably not. Canada lays claim to Sean Avery. Unfortunately. Anyways, I’m not sure what the point of this post really is. Relevant hockey news is pretty slow in the middle of summer. And I don’t want to talk about Jim Balsillie anymore (unless he actually comes close to getting a team in Hamilton).
So a simple question to all of you. Your feedback/opinion is critical. Who’d win in a war of words: Brian Burke or Jeremy Roenick? You know my thoughts and now I want yours. Let the debate begin.
Stay classy, memorable quotesters.