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ESPN Mourns Retirement of Unsung Videogame God

Wired: Never heard of Jeremy Roenick? That's okay. We don't judge here. The hockey jocks at ESPN may think differently, though.

Writer Patrick Hruby calls the planned retirement San Jose Sharks player Jeremy Roenick a blow to videogame players the world over. In his story, "Adieu, pixilated legend: Jeremy Roenick was a video game god," he makes a good argument that the sports legend's prowess in NHL 94 made him a deity among videogame characters.

"He could flatten an opposing winger with a head-on open-ice crosscheck, seize the puck in the same motion, outskate defenders the other way and blast a fake-middle, shoot-post wrister past the goalie with the same ease with which he won fights," Hruby gushes.

Even dorks who can't tell a puck from a cricket bat have to appreciate that kind of enthusiasm.

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