Former Philadelphia Flyers forward and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick had Detroit Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin on during an intermission segment, and things got cringey.
In a segment which was supposed to show the lighter side of Larkin, Roenick showed how hip he was when it came to today’s music, and sung and danced with the 19-year-old to Drake’s Hotline Bling.
Roenick’s dances moves are unsurprisingly horrendous.
Now this segment obviously doesn’t fall in the overly-serious category, but I’m not sure who would enjoy this. Are people clamoring to watch Roenick try to be cool with a 19-year-old who doesn’t know better? Drake’s original dancing is silly to begin with, but it’s entertaining because the 6 God is Drake. Watching a 46-year-old man with no rhythm is not the same thing.
Anyways, that wasn’t it. Roenick continued the strangeness and for whatever reason jumping on Larkin’s back, pretending he was a horse.
That’s not quality hockey entertainment, but it is nightmare fuel.
You can watch the full segment here.
Larkin, who’s probably going to win the Calder Trophy this year as the NHL’s top rookie, has had a rough week. Aside from this, a funny video emerged which features a 13-year-old Larkin calling himself “D-Boss” playing hockey in “the dungeon,” which is him and a former Bantam teammate showing off their skills in a basement. Teammates will rib him for that, but when they see this Roenick video, I’m not sure what they’ll make of it.