Canucks' Brock Boeser Scored In His Hometown During His First NHL Game, And Then Said "Ya Know" 45(!) Times In A 3 Minute Interview
Man, that rookie learning curve is a real son of a bitch. For most it just results in extended goal droughts that send the player in question bouncing up-and-down and in-and-out of the lineup. That clearly wasn't the case for guy that was no more than two periods into his NHL debut before creating an unforgettable moment while playing on the top line, but that doesn't mean there wasn't something that Brock Boeser could learn from his initial professional experience...
Without this three minute interview going viral, Brock Boeser would probably never know how badly he overuses "ya know", ya know? With the jump to the big leagues comes an increased spotlight, and if you're going to use that spotlight to slam home rebounds on a stage you've always dreamed of performing on then you're going to have your conservational crutches exposed when you answer to that accomplishment. He was probably slightly embarrassed as he watched that counter climb to 45(!), but - like most rookie experiences - he'll be better off for it in the long run. After all, nothing will make you cut down on your instinctual interjections quite like watching yourself use the same damn one every four seconds throughout three total minutes of camera time.
This really is a blessing in disguise. Only one game into his NHL career and he already knows what he needs to work on. Didn't even need a friend, family member, or teammate to cause an awkward interaction by drawing attention to, ya know, the subtle quirks in, like, the way he speaks, ya know? I would venture to guess that - in the moment - he didn't have any idea how often he was quenching his thirst for filled air by going back to the "ya know" well, but - much like having his parents announce his name in the starting lineup - it's now something he'll never forget...