In case you missed the news from last week, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback and all pro trash talker Jalen Ramsey claimed that after six months of intense training he could “probably crack the NHL.” Keep in mind that Ramsey also admitted that he doesn’t know how to skate...
For real? Unfortunately, yes. Check out these comments:
Jaxsonville Jaguar soundbiter Jalen Ramsey told ESPN Magazine’s Mina Kimes that he could make the NHL after training for 6-months.
“He’s never tried skating,” Kimes writes, “but if he trained for six months, he says, he could probably crack the NHL.”
Let that one sink in for a minute…
He’s never tried skating… but he thinks he can play in the NHL. Keep dreaming, buddy!
If nothing else, Ramsey’s ridiculous comments have only proved that hockey doesn’t get the respect it deserves amongst casual fans. And if you think NHLers weren’t listening to Ramsey… think again. ESPN’s Emily Kaplan managed to track down a few prominent NHL stars to get their thoughts on Ramsey’s statement.
Check it out:
Jack Eichel - Buffalo Sabres“I think it’s insulting to our league. For us as players, we’ve dedicated our lives to be playing in the NHL. To think after six months you could come play arguably one of the hardest sports in the world? I mean, I think it’s ridiculous he would say that. It’s ignorant.”
Vladimir Tarasenko - St. Louis Blues“I can bet any money in the world and there’s no chance he can play in the NHL in six months. It’s impossible. Him saying that … it de-classes our sport.”
Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings“He’s said he’s never skated before… so there’s no chance.”
John Tavares - Toronto Maple Leafs“Well, I’d tell him good luck, then.”
Evander Kane - San Jose Sharks“I think I’d be about 1,000 percent times better at his position in six months than he’ll be at mine.”
Now, Nashville Predators superstar P.K. Subban is calling out Ramsey on social media, but for once Subban is letting his play do the talking for him.
Check out this video clip from Subban on Twitter in which he writes, Ramsey “better start taking notes.”
Yeah… we’re guessing Ramsey won’t be releasing any videos like this in the future. Go back to playing 5 minutes of a 3 and a half hour game…