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Jeremy Roenick:

Putin's Got Hockey Skills

But I'd Take His Head Off!

5/13/2014 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NHL legend Jeremy Roenick says he was "kind of impressed" with Vladimir Putin's hockey skills ... but tells TMZ Sports he'd DESTROY the Russian leader if they ever faced off on the ice.

Roenick was out in NYC today and told us he watched the footage of 62-year-old Putin scoring goals during a celebrity hockey game in Russia this week ... and says the guy deserves props. 

"I didn't think he had it in him!" 

In fact, Jeremy tells us he got to meet Putin while he was out in Sochi for the Olympics -- and says despite his reputation, VP was actually a really nice guy. 

Still, Roenick says ... if push came to shove and they had to play against each other, Putin would get no mercy -- "I would run him just like I ran everybody else in my career ... try to take his head off for sure!"

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Vote2012    

I'd like to see Putin and Obama going one on one on the ice, or for that matter in any sport, Putin will win. As much golf as Obama plays why have we not seen any pictures of him swing the clubs or putting? Reason is he plays all sports like he bowls....he is spastic and not an athlete...but the media wants you to believe he is a great in everything he does.

140 days ago
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FREEDOM    

PUTIN IS ANTI AMERICAN DO NOT GLORIFY HIM..

140 days ago
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FREEDOM    

PUTIN WILL ROTT IN HH-EE- LL- LL . LIKE EVERY OTHER RUSSIAN DICTATOR BEFORE HIM.

140 days ago
4.

John    

They are forced to make him look great if not they'll rot in Siberia. Just another power hungry dictator!

140 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

They always let Putin win, so there is no way to know how good he is.

138 days ago

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