Jun 4, 2015|
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OK Tim Murray with a us about your looking so relaxed. Just it's not a game day we've never sat with you when it wasn't thinking there when you're tired now. I was today is this a relaxing time for your help. Is there a relaxing time for your own little business Smith if that does not exist know what we've been doing all. Interviews. Ellsbury made a couple balls to securely Brian Ross but you have a you know I'm talking your talk I know we were waiting for you and then Mike's like we're doing an interview it's going along with that. You know so what is this week been like overall. Great. I think the facility. I think it's a big improvement over what we've been through before Toronto and feedback that I of the few people I hockey people I've talked to avoid or anybody like that houses set up it's it's been all positive so. I guess that's a positive I was thinking that almost had to be right I mean I never said and that will tell us. What's what's not but wouldn't people responses yes no it's it's a big you know you're in a small room up there and use crowded in the kids were. Up and down the elevators and ends searched for rooms in this justice one concourse and even if you're not a very Smart where if you continually walker on the concourse you're gonna find we're gonna get to it was at some point so. He agents don't have the holder hands walked with them. It's all pretty simple and well laid out how meaningful. Is what you find out. One of these count on to the draft process and what we rate every interview. You know. There answers. Basically looking for red lights. So. You know most a kid that's an average interview is not going to affect his draft status. There are couple answers that you. Might get that you don't play or. A certain players or self evaluate your that you talk about it but. The lessons lick of major red flag. If it affected model that's an interesting thing proportional to evaluate or if it matters to you were men or to managers. That a player have an accurate. Assessment of themselves matters to me. Now I think that we all beat yourself for the Oilers. I think that you should. Talk more about your feelings as a human being vs talking about. The things you do well. You want humility but you I just don't you wanna know. That they know their shortcomings. Resentment that unification of the Wentworth it might be recognized and recognized that the work out of you know it's hard to hammer home. That kid has to get stronger when he believes he's the strongest. Man in America right now you know those type of thing so we'll leave you know. If you ever the not that I were expected to name names but the real quick review ever had a situation where a guy you. You did one of these interviews the guy walked out in you all to see it. Sure but we are not in that depth. I just look at my stuff and say why don't you bring him here at it right and that's happen that's happened yet. What was Jack like oh like he was great. You know I think he's doing eight to ten interviews here I believe. Certainly when he came into our interview I think he knew it was important interview and he was ready he was prepared he was quick. You sure. Use a browser. Indeed Boston Globe today there's a long piece on buffalo and the team men setting and everything. And it's set in their Tim. That Michael has been telling teams in interviews that he. Plans on being better than but it will be better. Is that something said the UN would that impress you or not. He said that and you know he also said to me that. They were pretty happy after the draft lottery he said. You may have been disappointed but. You shouldn't be disappointed nice at all. I was. I was never disappointed about. Where we were gonna get. My frustration was maybe a little bit on the C. How it went to owners you know the the lottery he. Numbers changing. In the middle of our rebuild if you will. And I think the thing but. Never once did it in my mind that. But I was disappointed about getting track cycle. Yet the impression that you worked all right now all we talked about that. I don't think he did. You know I just explained that the unions. Whatever you do you wanna win. When you don't win I guess. Some people shall disappointment some people hide their disappointment I'm not creative idea that they sold. But it was never votes player. And he knows. How do you think. While it. He said about being better than me David will cool once that's out there would be so I think he should say that. I. Mean why not say that I think that. But he believes that. I think that the the way he played this season you know we call it a two horse race. All year and so why should he not believe that white and why should he not believe that his. His skill sets his whole package size skating ability it's puck skills hockey sense. This at the whole package. He's confident. He's backed up that confidence with his play this year. Had a tremendous year so. It's. I don't know what he wouldn't believe that he suffered does that seem like the sort of things someone would say you are getting ready to go back to Boston University sophomores can match. I. Don't you said he's not gonna stayed away after the drought going on that's his right right but. You know when we've if you believe you're the best guy in the draft that you can't wait to prove it. Yeah and it shows where you go to prove. To Marie with us here on WGR license at once six. I think I need to take a 152 rate is rated the top of the hour. And won't do that we'll have war so we can do that from a we'll have more receivers GMT Marie after this timeout you're listening to WGR Sports Radio 550. 515 WGR buffalo. ES Ph.D. do Niagara Falls buffalo in 98 point five bath. We're back to Marie with us that you talked economist David know we have a few players who are no no we don't Coca. Why you mentioned. If you were maybe cracked but. Early recruit but before he said why would why would. Michael got a few other owners of freedom and I'm wondering what we're you know why would come and David Austin TXY and Michael bother talking. No I'd I don't know just practice. All though wouldn't be their choice. It would be with a team won we knew that he's won and talk to them guys are. The I don't wanna put words Jack smoke but I think of Jackie interviewed with us and only us he would have been quite. Fine with yeah. But sort of respect through the other teams and he doesn't wanna come crosses. You know there get her and like that which is not so. He has done other interviews then and that may be simply the other teams. I try to think about that a day you know they're gonna ask you about slurs he's played with the last few years I think they're gonna ask him a vote. The development program last year there's a lot of those were gonna get drafted this year. They're gonna ask of those AG Greer is on teammate northern and maybe they're gonna ask would have been a gust move guys he's played against guys played with. That that would be the only it's. Reason that I could see. The team doctor if I may ask one more question about him please deceit strike you is. Your perceive yourself while it's often guys while acutely he's only thing we have sort of a an air bottom that makes him seem older that is. He's big he's big but don't but he sure he. Game with real good quick answers. He didn't hem and haw he didn't. Think about it too long he used ready sure. But these kids like Connor and him. For example. Been through a lot of this. Let's face it they've been preparing for one or two. In the draft in this year's draft I would say for probably three years that they've known there was going to be in this in the next in the talk for this so. There are they're great kids that are. They're well practiced. And you're educated. Everything about this process they're they're good at the reports. Do you think in bowels move would be your coach today if you want the position to draft Michael. I'd I think he would but I don't know that I can't I can't say for sure he would. I think if we were. A team that basically had whoever we're gonna pick to. And that's always had. I'm not sure that. Having the second pitch would be attractive but I think we're down the road from that obviously we believe that I think I would think you guys do too and other people do but it's not just us saying it. And there's a lot of good pieces but. I Frankel is the will become an electrical seats in this Basel he tried pretty good. I believe. Young surrounding core that are gonna get better together. To Marie were those here it's a 16 is this week a week where there are lots of treat talks and then like it's sort of a festival for the economy is pretty too busy. Everybody's too busy I've talked to a couple guys so you bump into somebody. And then you what's going on I made a couple calls today and talked to couple GM's. And I think that guys are gonna go home from here in order finalized their lists and then really start making calls with a drop. But. You know you I met a couple of guys on the concourse and had a couple of guys on the street and you just pick up conversation. And the draft he's 46 of their their might be a lot of action at the draft is or anyway of answering a question about what to expect the network. There has been a lot of talk. Teams. In the teens. When he won where we are. Those those picks could be moved either moving up for moving back again something else. I think that. Teams are it's not football by any means but teams northern needs and they know where that investors need. And because teams he moved back yesterday. I would certainly move off but. I think you could see some wouldn't be surprised to see. A lot of that's being moved. The first and second the football point is there's more special station I think it's neat I mean you picked for need so. You know was was girly the most talented player in the NFL draft this year I don't know I don't don't know why I don't know enough voted for it. As a casual observer of college football. I would say there's a lot of talent take you. Mid to late first or account take it that it in the second round. Because he did meet players at those present if you needed defensive lineman your picture entry takes the defensive lineman is he the most talented guy. We need a football guidance that you guys before all. Hours. But in hockey it was late bestseller available for the most part. Position that matter. I think you're seeing a little bit of position plea for him to mix. What what. Do you. Want to do this office beyond the draft like with your team with the roster. Leading scorer. T route with teams that are maybe some cap trouble but what's the timeline we talk with you that in in January 14 you've got here about time. What kind of timeline of the Siebert on. Well we're trying to get better or wanna I wanna stay the course stay young. I was asked in the last reviews if this was a playoff bound team. He said you can't say that. But you know if I given the scenario. It comes trade deadline of march and we're four points over the last playoff spot. I'm not going to trade at talk young prospect it's not an organ that's not on the big team. For a quick fix that he may get us in our me. We may have missed my point I'm gonna stay the course here. But it's saying that I I would I would like to. You know the trades like it would have been treated Evander Kane for example. It's 44. He he fits what we're doing. I'm open to things like that as long as it fits the planet that's young. Fast and hurt and I could see it's making I don't know if you make a similar deal making that deal. Where you make it one year old a 21 Euro vs for a team. How do you account of the organization if your snaps he'll about offer sheets on restricted. I'm not sure. I've thought about that I'm gonna certainly. You know the last three weeks event aperture means then that we've pro means just finished on Sunday afternoon. And then Monday starts theaters this past Monday that come my answer so. You have to. That a lot of balls in the air and you're struggling but you know this kind of what we're concentrating on like I can't wait for this week to be over. And then you know next week you re group than. You start talking about. More votes trades more about free agency had more votes. The possibility of offer sheets so that's something that. It's something we're definitely gonna do our homework on. We've done a bit on but we're gonna kind of dig deep in the and then look at the different players that we like. And what's the scenario would be what the chances of the team action would be. You know what we're losing. First is what were keen with the offer sheet. So we're going to be prepared for that. But I can't sit here tell you that. We're grenades were used tender one. But in saying that we negotiated. Writes the heard that with the third round pick that is her own so it's not encumbered. Instilled. Have the possibility of doing that because. Now I guess I am not a techie topic were planning to go bananas with restricted free agent offer sheets I get some more ethically opposed. I'm not opposed to it. Nonoperating to Berber. SE BA and you know rules you know it's within the rules and if you if you do it and you get a certain GM pissed off it yeah well. Really who cares. We've got only about a minute and a half years it was a little longer like last time it got coffee I don't know wherever you guys one time I'm done for the day with the Goldman. Thinking about next year's team is is or any sort of all look you have there on a goal to these usually go a lot of different ways they can go a lot of different ways I've talked to. Two or three teams that are looking to move goaltenders. They've got. Certainly more often as the Buffalo Sabres. That's something again next week that will move go deeper into by. I've made the calls I've had conversations then. I I kind of know what they hear expecting. In return so. It's something that we just two. The little deeper certainly it was thought to Wright said don't. Do anything without talking to me gaps all Oakley. They know your book they way they don't we're looking at an order arrested so I would expect that. I will get a call or the actually do something then give us an opportunity to maybe make the best offer do you have any. Priorities was to priorities as far as those old horses don't you like. To speak goalies that might keep this thing now or apple has always been there's two scenarios that the young goalie. The control with your team. Who's financial where now. If it's an older goalies you know what I'm not opposed that either you as an older goalie that he has moved money on and he's good. We even be good. Maybe that's tides over. Until one of our young goalies is is rated stuff in. We may drop to hold early this year. That would be your future but we have all mark. I mean we have. Peterson and ordered him with the big years we've Johanneson. In Sweden who's very young with has an ability so. I'm leaving somebody out obviously so easily problem that profit fluent in those guys so yeah aideed. You know 32 or 33 year old boy that stopped our experts for three years only that's not that's on about how is Omar. Remember Jack procedure blues sound preacher hip surgery that they were able to do both at the same time. That was. Kind of a concern if they had the complete yet to come out after one hip and then go back. Two weeks later whatever it but they did both hips in Sweden in a very good facility. Gothenburg and he's three have been there and it's probably a six month. Thing but as they thought the surgery went well and and we'll see but. You know we're not gonna sit here and that seems like its name and say OK we're done. One of these guys going to be your goalie of the future. We're going to. I can almost guarantee we'll take you go this year. If we can take that if we can get the right guy at 3121. If if he's there they'll be discussions. What we're gonna confuse him to try to improve that. Position. For the church for remembered more for you mentioned Omar. Six month time line the surgery was spring. It was. Where Jews now so it was it was like the for. Or early may. There. So is it the plan still when he's healthy for him to come to North America flew right away and played Roger whenever he's ready to play he'll be playing a ruckus. All right any questions for us that long knowing. That you've been. That'll hook a lot of hockey personalities on. Some we had Craig button today he talked about Samsonov in the draft we asked about the morning when a city like. Like them around us because every dollar that actually yeah fortunately Merom to. So it depends who's there and you know. We actually were talking with the videogame all through what you what you wanted. Video game while Vega halo. Point able to talk about a new work but it's not I've had everyone. First pong. Activision. And Terry and you know and I kept going and going and you know at every level was to redeem my boys are thirteen eleven. And cable was the key. Well. 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