“It’s been a long year, and I’ve overcome a lot of obstacles. It’s complicated for people to understand the after-effects I felt.” https://t.co/slkNSR07IN
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) April 21, 2023
On July 1, Brock Boeser extended his contract with the Vancouver Canucks by three years. But his start to the 2022-2023 season was less than inspiring. He had just undergone surgery on his hand, which slowed him down a bit, and not only that, but his head wasn’t in field hockey. His father passed away in May and he was still in mourning. He was so unhappy with his situation that he even asked his agent, Ben Hankinson, for a trade. He quickly rescinded his request, but he wanted to breathe new life into his situation, make a fresh start. For a long time, he even resented field hockey.
I’m now more willing to talk about it with you… it’s not easy to explain this to teammates, especially if they haven’t been through it. I’m not saying I hated the sport: I never hated field hockey.
Like most of his teammates, Boeser’s season fell short of expectations. The American scored 18 goals after scoring at least 20 in four of his previous five seasons. Right now, the right-hander is at peace with himself and feels happier than ever. He wants to work for his new head coach, Rick Tocchet, and it was his father’s dream to see his son play in the NHL. I
just wanted to take a step back and realize that my father’s dream was to see me play in the NHL. Why should I stop?
Let’s hope that next year, the Canucks’ number 6 will have a season worthy of his immense talent, now that he’s at peace with all the situations he’s been through in recent months.
– Good question,
here are five candidates👀🏒https://t.co/qHivxUf06l –
TVA Sports (@TVASports) April 21, 2023
– Very sad.
Saturday marks the first anniversary of Guy Lafleur’s death. One year later, the pain is still alive in his son Martin https://t.co/h6Fla9Sqlq
– JiC TVA Sports (@jic_tvasports) April 21, 2023
– Paris shatters a record.