Mikkel Boedker: Great/awful weatherman

Mikkel Boedker has
taken a step forward with the Coyotes this year, putting up a
team-leading 19 points in 33 games. The 23-year-old is only nine points
away from setting a career high in scoring despite the season being cut
nearly in half by the lockout.

For some reason or
another, local news station ABC 15 concluded that this development would
somehow also lend itself to weather forecasting. The station invited Boedker on for a guest spot earlier this week. The result was either the
worst or greatest weatherman performance in the history of weatherman
performances, depending on your appreciation for unintentional comedy,
as well as the revelation that Boedker apparently has no idea where
Phoenix is located.

Watch and
enjoy:

Among our favorite lines:

“Grand
Canyon is gonna be cold, so don’t go out there. If you go out there, go
out for five minutes, because that’s all it takes to see Grand
Canyon.”

“Surprise? Never
been.”

“Rest of the week? Don’t really care. We’re
not here . . . so rain is fine with me.”

“If you’re up
late, can’t get your children to bed, take ’em
outside.”

“There’s not much out in
Gilbert.”

Of course, more than a few people
(including some Coyotes fans) would take exception to that last comment;
Gilbert does have a population of more than 200,000, which compares
favorably to that Boedker’s hometown of Brondby, Denmark, a suburb of
Copenhagen with a population of 34,000.

But, clearly,
if Mikkel Boedker says it while reporting the weather, it’s the
truth.