Pretty much all hockey players have the same lines. "We just have to play our game..." Ozzie was far more eloquent and funny as a player because there was no pressure to be coherent in interviews. Now he's on the hot seat to make cogent observations and be informative. Much harder than it looks, no doubt.
Ozzie will be OK. But he will never, ever be another Mickey Redmond.
Nor will anyone else, to be fair.