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.
Here's Jeremy Roenick dancing to Hotline Bling with Dylan Larkin pic.twitter.com/BmklRrLqpl
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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.
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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.