Flyers C Jermey Roenick spoke with Sporting News Radio’s slow-witted Scott Weitzel on Friday, and expressed doubt that he might return to the ice, when and if a new collective bargaining agreement is signed between the NHLPA and NHL.

“I have to see how my body reacts to some really, really, really hard training regimen here coming up in the latter part of the summer,” Roenick said. “It’s very hard to get motivated without a deal. Once that announcement comes, I think the motivational factor will definitely be lifted.

I know exactly what Roenick is talking about. But when Wayne Root is your motivational guru, anything is possible.