Jalen Ramsey is a confident dude. However, when the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back told ESPN he’d crack the NHL with six months of training despite never skating on ice, it was quite the proclamation.
Ramsey is now putting his money where his mouth is, as he teamed up with former Arizona Coyotes bruiser Paul Bissonnette to show off his hockey chops.
Even though he'd never skated before, @jalenramsey said he could play in the NHL after training for 6 months.
NHL players didn't buy it.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 4, 2018
BizNasty and Ramsey took in a Predators game as well.
Great time in Nashville filming with the @NHL for a new segment coming soon. Big thanks to the @PredsNHL’s for their hospitality and showing NHL first timer @jalenramsey a great game. Jalen’s an awesome guy. 6 months to make the national league might be a stretch though. pic.twitter.com/OMfYpKikMm
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) November 4, 2018
It’s great to see Ramsey embrace hockey, but there’s one key element missing when evaluating whether his ridiculous NHL claim can come to fruition: He’s not wearing skates.
It’s infinitely harder to shoot a puck on skates than it is without them. Until Ramsey shows up on the ice and displays at least an average ability to skate and shoot simultaneously, his claim is still ridiculous. Although, we love his confidence and hopes he proves haters wrong – even if that’s incredibly unlikely.