Bedard and Foligno play vintage game cropped

There are plenty of things NHL veterans have to school young players on when they get to the League.

Maybe the most important of all? NHL '94.

The Chicago Blackhawks had the retro game -- widely-regarded as not only the best hockey video game of all time, but one of the greatest sports games ever created -- set up as part of the lead up to the jersey retirement of Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios on Sunday.

Of course the Blackhawks were used in each game. Chelios was the second-highest rated defenseman in the entire game back then at an 84 overall, tied with fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Housley and behind only the 99-rated Ray Bourque.

When current players got together to give it a go, generations collided, none funnier than 17-year veteran Nick Foligno and star rookie Connor Bedard.

Foligno said the setup was brining back fond memories while Bedard had clearly never seen a retro Sega Genesis before that very moment.

When the iconic NHL '94 theme song began, Foligno couldn't help but smile and start nodding his head while Bedard just stared blankly at the screen. When you realize Foligno's birth year was 1987 and Bedard's was 2005, it all makes sense.

Maybe the funniest moment of the clip was Foligno admonishing Bedard for touching the controls while Foligno was setting up the game on the matchup screen. Foligno said to Bedard the exact thing millions of older siblings have said to their younger ones back in the 1990s: "Stop. Don't. Let me do it," Foligno justifiably said because life has fewer frustrations than an inexperienced player messing with the setup screen.

The funny video includes other battles, including Bedard taking on Kevin Korchinski, Seth Jones playing against Alex Vlasic and MacKenzie Entwistle facing Taylor Raddysh (sort of, because it turns out Entwistle's team was mistakenly computer controlled).

Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson (born in 1988) took on team advisor and former player Brian Campbell (1979) and bragged heavily about a 6-2 victory in which the legendary digital Jeremy Roenick (if you know, you know) scored four goals.

While no final score was referenced between Foligno and Bedard, it's safe to say Foligno probably won. Because while hockey may be a young person's game, NHL '94 is very clearly not.

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