"You know" is the new "like".
No wonder I still say "like" every sentence and "you know" sometimes, but not as much. The youngsters say "I know, right", which I find really annoying when I'm training people at work.
Me: Don't tell me "I know", you know? I'm the one who knows, you know? You don't know, I do know, you know. That's why I'm teaching you, you know?
Them: I know, right?
As far as "um" goes, a pastor once told me that at the seminary they would practice giving sermons and when someone would say "um", everyone else would yell "UM UM UM UM UM" until they all got out of the habit. It was practice for public speaking, and since it was done in good fun, they all looked forward to that class.
I don't think most of the guys practice giving interviews, but I remember reading that Kopitar's grandmother taught him English by interviewing him in English after every game he played since he was a kid. She thought it would be good for him to learn the language, and that this was a fun way for him to do it. Good call, Grandma!
Money on the board: Current total: 0
$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.
Hamsters I have had: (current Wings highlighted)
Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
Andrew Patrick Ian Todd
Jordin Damien Gustav James