Mar 30, 2016|
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It's much open the bulldogs didn't socialist move. Do we can do that home moments your father is killing our freedom and together they anything goes to the situation room. We get a couple questions you know it's Mike Hsu joke meaningful moment. To rehab sure. It's what. I mean that was our fingers fingers of talk about it who owns this team he's gonna start but will his fingers I've never seen the. This is gone away. Ridiculous difference at all and a Bulldog. And are pretty bad is what freed until about a minute. If I compromise right we'll click the bar and you've got the basement yes. What community based thing. Don't in the basement if I don't they speculated they don't want anything you want gold bar is no limit at new. It's Mike Shields and the bulldogs. Aren't perfect face and break it down you'll find. It goes. None WGR. Sports Radio 550. Welcome back beautiful day thanks for being with us today Mike show in the Bulldog here on WGR. Yesterday we were charred deep in a conversation about Jim dances wheat toast. Alas not all days can be that awesome. I I'm hoping. As well as we started today going back to beginning the show I'm hoping that we can find some fans who'll wanna talk about. Hockey and hitting. And what should be done. Because every time an early Duncan Keith I mean that's just nonsense and go by I don't care. Suspend him for a long as you want as long as you can. I'm talking about. The hitting bad. Was fundamental to the game. They include fighting which is almost obsolete. That included four checking which I think most teams don't wanna do anymore. Which included. Defenseman big old ugly defenseman ramming. Smaller forwards into the glass which you don't wanna do anymore is likely to turn and you figure hurt and maybe you're thrown out department penalties right. What is left. And as we continue. As this season. Ends. And we continue to be excited about Michael Reinhart the sabres future. We're all hitting like. Can this sport. Or even football is supposed to differ wake in this sport. With all the way to the coaching has changed it and awareness of head hits and injuries and concussions has changed. In this sport. All for that. To win two to an extent that. Really matters. I think it is going to eventually it there yet I think you see a lot of regular season hockey. That is just. There's nothing happening there is no physical play the airport there's no real edge to the game there's no animus on either side to sort of it's getting through it and as a fan can be difficult because of it. To plug into you don't get flashy offense you don't kid big hits are big fights because of bigot you sort of nothing and I think it does generally hurt the product. The playoffs are about to start. And I think a lot of that changes intensity wise and the west still carries with it. It's. Almost exclusively be the domain of the LA kings in the blues at this point is ultimately this team. The the docs really display their reputation for hole seven are really this team anymore now I haven't been. Dallas is in but I think LA and Saint Louis are still. That's a certain linebacker U quality to some of the way that they get in the way they play. So we'll see how that manifest itself as the west on folds. And just how prominent that is and how successful it is for those teams so it's gone. But I think. It is trending that way. I think the way the game is coached at the lower levels is trending that way I think the way players there are such. A demand. For players to be able to keep up in the game. That the sorts of players. That. Com through from. Whatever whatever age you wanna start guessing it is. Whether it's mid teens. You know obviously the time you two juniors felt we'd that stop out there's the late bloomer with this case Nelson did get rapid and he's here in all doses gets its everytime we plays. But you've got a skill element that's based on speed. That is not a kid who from time at least fifteen or sixteen is water on the race looked and a bowl people. We don't picket decade is working on his game and no longer. I think are you going to have that guy. For the fifth time to them what to reference rob ray who gets to the minors. And gets told. When he and his this kid. I don't think you're gonna see even guys. Being told your only way it is to become. Danny Carcillo or Patrick collide guided missile agitator hitter types. I think guys are gonna make the league. Mussina rosters are mean there's a reason. The three minute a night later is just about extinct if not it's extinct. At this point in the league because teams feel they have a better chance at competing night in night out with the roster full of guys that can at least provide. Something more than just that. And I think the professional hitter is on the way out it's too dangerous you can't count on that guy to be in your line up and give you. The benefit of his presents because he might get suspended he probably will. So I don't think we're there yet. And I don't know what it ultimately will look like to think your start to see. On most nights in the league where you sit down watch a game and there's just not. That march. Really happening physically between. And the credit for this or blame as the case may be goal is to what. First. There's a go to. Coaching and systems I think maybe it doesn't. Does it already is is already. I say already. A function. Had injuries. Is this mostly what does this mostly about. It's a little money in the salary cap is it about. More interchangeable. And that wouldn't do that wouldn't rid fighting mean that wouldn't most government and big money known. But there is this landscape where you have. Low paid you know relatively low paid interchangeable. Two way. Not necessarily big. It's good skating play out. I think it is more I think it is. More than domain of the coach yes I do I think before. Before heading juries. Ahead of head injuries and shoots it up before Christmas time line I think ahead of editors I would point systems. Functionality. Why have a guy that can kill penalties but why have a guy that can skate effectively but I have a guy that can can play a role for me that. Expands beyond. 34 minutes tonight and then furthermore. Doesn't expand beyond came just running around and hitting people and agitating. Is is it a functional role that I can depend on notice none of this is score goals right. That's what I think coaches. Are looking for guys that can fit their systems that can skate. And best that's the end result is is what you're seeing. By and large again there are exceptions. Deal style. Styles at teams. Play in the in the direction they still seem to be going LE NC it was specifically. But I think mostly. I think it's coaches I think bay. They realize I've got a better chance so they were worried about protecting. There are players necessarily from head injuries by not employ being tough guys. I think they realize this is not helping me win games I put him on the ice he's a liability. I have him racing a roster spot. On a night to night basis I can have someone who might do something more substantive in the game. To help me get a better chance of winning and I need to win because I wanna keep my job. You know what I'm thinking about I think this is this is the interest thing and maybe it's the first time ever thought about this. He coat we got we start to get down this this far earlier coaching. Is responsible for that. And coaching is responsible for the in ever increasing amount of structure and discipline. This was really both things were promote things the the array is within teams now so it's all in the name of winning. It's all. OK repeat become is damn miles mum who is as good in May be a really good example of bet that coach. It's all what he thinks is best for his team's record. And results and who's to argue you know like defense. Most coaches are like that. And this point you're laying out about you know that player. That's. A baby is most coaches not all coaches. So what I what I thought of is. Coaches before all that. What are they doing. What were they thinking were they thinking. That we Don cherry Oka I know where they thinking that. IE whether it was or a dearth of this new player. That. Fills in where the fighter was. Furthermore those guys there just more good hockey players knowledge there's more everything good everything in sports. So that. I don't think this is it necessarily know that. 25 years ago. You. Didn't have the option of that player but only think about look at the rosters if you want if you go back and remember the cup the names. Teams had numerous the sabres that they trained and better teams even they had numerous guys who could throw. Seoul. You know you might think you needed that because other teams had it. Yeah I know I think that's exactly I I I think it is the development. Of the system coach. And the style that they want to play that they know is more successful. Than. Well just you know it's a little bit like Ted Nolan and I won't be sentinel and all through the years but. This this is an antiquated approach to the game. Where is gonna was kicked the crap out. Scale world war intimidate them. You're not intimidating teams Chicago hasn't had a talk of a guy they have a dire shawl willfully. But they don't live on the other hand a guy this entire time they've not had all got. And they're scared of any disconnect this dance on. And now rugged just what they're not a team that's gonna drop the gloves frequently. Mean again guys will pick spots Toews is famously bought back a couple times. But that's almost for Scholl and for leadership than it is for intimidation I think it's just to say cowboys we got this in in a certain way. That that he feels is necessary and I respect. But they're not winning three in it and they're just they're gonna just they're gonna scare you with their aunt. And I think. Teams are right to be steering in that way I think that pool players. Has always been a battle. Date but it is the way the lead was. When he 530 years ago. He's how many years I have and missed but it feels like you know have been doing this alarm and I could take ten years ago in the dark ages so poorly by thirty years ago. If you are good enough to be the top and your roster. You better. You better provide bad element. Or let it and that middle territory that we're talking in the first portion of the show. There are even when we were talking about the personalities. And and guys on teams that you wanna see play. Believe it's largely now made up of guys that are almost seemingly cloned there. Six foot tall 180 pounds they skate like the win they can really shoot there's a ton of skill. And they're probably not but not the top guy on their team but every teams got like six of them. And they just roll. And they don't score a lot. But that's what the middle of rosters are comprised of now not. Soft eyes. Not hitters. Person it's just. I wanna play a system and government coats this system I need all four lines on my team to double play it. In an order of play it you better be able to handle the puck you've been revealed state. And what those are the two most important things. Going to be able to do the evolution is interest thing. I'm thinking of the Ottawa game here and there spun off. Who Scott. Reinhardt head targeted. And he almost relieved and him there. And that I stood up. I get I stood up for that the wall. I can't believe I saw that which. Was I don't know like that exactly was all the time then but it wasn't as shocking would not have been shocking. When your first banning underage you know when your first watching hockey anybody over the age of when he. For 45 when your when your first watching hockey that was just inherent in the game yeah so. For that to happen would could still get two out of your seat but you were never liked surprised. Shocked by. It was it was a pretty regular occurrence. Take your runs. And and really it was largely black and blasting guys in the and apart this EL don't that is happening that the league is getting. So much attention I mean I guess in certain circles people are really dialed in pain and we took place would be paid attention to it. Some of the conversations. Between people would lead the replay you know that's for head shots and we didn't get up. It's just it's a different. I thought for a long now. Like when all said she thinks are. But I just goes back to where did Pat LaFontaine that's probably too far back that's like 96 but. We really got into this Connolly. Yeah sure maybe that's right. So sometime in the early mid two thousands right where paying attention to this. And about while I just don't know how to. Scott Stevens did make a living doing this and he wasn't hitting guys and had ordered a bunch of Scott Stevens it's. In in the my computer and watch them and he was blasting every each. Each is at exaggerating but it. All Korea all Korea Eric Lindros and there's like there's doesn't mean that that was his move. And while what do hockey play. Over Campbell can't. It's due to shoulder that's just expendable if it wasn't even of 2006. World Cup. Soul. Well there's there's such things vote. That Stevens. Is it is an all time great you know he's in Roy hall of Famer and those were. If what what do you say if some articles that a good place taking out. Good players he's making room for his teammates is getting you out of the way right if not permanently. World for that. Particular moment. What's what is a good place. So now though like that's not coming back right RT we are that is completely wrong way and well result that's a question I have now a team. It's it's really an equation for me and I was never like the most bloodthirsty fans are anything but. I go like I got out of my seat I find that interest thing I tend to feel bad for the guy who gets rocked but I still. I I more emotional about my sports when I'm watching it and that's what you need to be old to really get into it in without that it's just boring. So. I want it to a point excelled squad to hear a left ambler right and says absolutely not. Come apparent now. Writing goes absolutely that was way ire because it cannot happen. Lawsuits. Of course are rampant they are always in the news the players themselves are suing. Over how these things were handled. And no we week I cannot envision. And this is really important and worth talking about and of course I cannot envision sports. Going back. To a point where that kind of thing is not objectionable. Or is not objected to by an off. People. To make it problematic. What what happens then these sports half to. Work out they have to appeal to you. Football. More famously right now in the cross shares for the stuff they they still have to matter to you. So hockey right now I don't know what the people on top in this league think the email stuff is just an embarrassment it's another embarrassment for the NHL. And I think you know they care more about specially Batman they care more about other perceived. Like you know we just Roger Goodell the usefulness. Anybody paying attention would always assume us. And it's unfortunate but I think it's right all care about how their leagues look. More than what's actually going on which is just sad and wrong. So how do Otis hockey. Thrive. As we go forward here with Michael and Ryan are etc. Where there's there is just know. It's just last similar Austin hitting uses less and less. And at some point and I mean I notre people listening who have already stopped with with because it's not the game of their youth it's so different. But what does it do that and especially if you're not go have goals yeah what does it do that and. That see that's why. I've. Been in Seoul you know we don't match old. 100. Mean how many different times and sent thousands Austin we started. And almost are apologizing as we started but it just feels like we have to do it again that's why that's such a vital issue to me. You need something like if I'm not gonna. And I know that I'm going to end worst seeing it it's it's evolving. And the players sensibilities are changing their skill sets are changing I again I think Libyan caught in coached differently. Of all of the rule. And it's just a different so twenty years from now I mean I had no idea what it's. When will be know it all mean I doubt. But I think there's never been less of it and I don't know that there'll ever be more. So what takes the place of that because it's totally appropriate in my opinion commits. That feeling you got when for no more room in our. There's emotion there it's charged it's it's a billion but. Bulls are all good things for sport but intellectually you know. Twenty year old players getting can cost because that's really bad for that support that. You know you just wish all the time way that it could work where you could have opened. New cancer than what all the time you hear stories about guys used to root for and watch the urged quick racked up. So what are you supposed to like yeah bring that back I can't yeah like I can't Blake. And all subscribe to are paid handsomely screw. Let him kill each and I'm not now could that be where it ends up could that be word and so I don't think. It doesn't feel like right for the times but times change now they changed this way though there they're going the other they're going the other direction. What about the hockey and hitting the future eagle 30553. Or. Predictions theories. Mike show the Bulldog here on WGR. Suggested to man O rules snitches get stitches. Especially when you teammate you don't expect their army team I see it this is this an Oudin basketball I don't understand. I guess what the bear brotherhood. You know and I you got deep fifths are sleeping with a teammates ex wife went on kind of the one known as not cool basketball that it in the brotherhood doesn't go around. You definitely don't if they're going to lock someone wrote you keep it as a team has a famine it doesn't get out. You don't even think about Dayton when he teammates ex wife off formal you know nothing like that so as a lot of that going on in the game now that wasn't acceptable when I was in the league. That is Stephen Jackson and I'm going lakers mine. Brian and I talked very briefly about the Laker thing. Earlier today it went like this Ryan. Some thoughts together on the lakers thing. As I'm accident like young perspective on that. Don't the kid Russell. We police on the Bulldog about the NBA declared on. The Ken Russell. Who is this is the guy now he taped. The teammate Nicky time talking about being with other women. On being noticed too young up and who was engaged to note Iggy azalea thank you yes that is ailment team. No no that was who set who's who's battled demons well okay thank you. This is accused alien got you. So I wanna show OK got it this Russell street. Is the second overall pick of the draft he's he is Jean guy big time workers movement forward cheer yeah. So our liberties madam so are you gonna tell me in right oh I read I read everybody's mad at him why shouldn't it. It mil why is he tape Ryan if you gods why is she taping them in the first place what is the reason for that. From what. I've seen in the video there is absolutely. No good reason for him to be taping besides the fact that he thinks what he's doing is funny. That's the only thing I've gotten. And then that captures some sort of moments maybe about a different subject like a subject that could be following. And then this comes up. Is that it's a short video so I'm not sure if he started recording before this is just a piece of the video the end of the video views. Have royals saying I'm taping you. Great thanks thanks for saying that video on the seemingly being surprised what about that demanded acts right yes. So this'll such item. This whole situation to me is is very weird I'm not just garner Rollins. Especially they're just laying in bad it hotel room looks like and he's just recording out it's that seems like he's owning a home. And as saying these things about these women and does his does is his fiancee. Lady friends and it doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever. And then it gets now. On each on Twitter via and so mothers some other sites we did. About it in the video. What did he do with it that. Got it out there like Angola Cuba units for analysts to offer to bully amendment if he doesn't kids if he doesn't want it now. It's not out right if he doesn't want it out it's just his own. While there's there's a few things I could have happened because a lot of videos automatically gets saved to the quote cloud so there's the possibility that it got how. The someone hacking into his clout or something which is what he claimed right. I'm not shared a com what I think personally happen he probably said the video to one of his buddies or some thing in that body you know he's headed to another body or himself just sold it because it was worth a lot of money to the tee times a year Webber. Well you know it probably isn't the first time in the history of sports. That is. A teammate wrecked. By teammates. Lifelike as Norway's. First. No rightly view you have your enemies on your own team and you go one guy's doing this or that. And you reported her but he just you tell somebody who. Once the note that I'm sure that's happened. But maybe not this way. And the thing to keep in mind is. He's 1920 years old. So he has discretion. There's reports coming out that is he's already had a maturity issues with the team and it. It's it's a learning process and one year in the spotlight like this in the got ahead. Swanky peace Nick Young who is engaged to this ease Ilia he's been known to be very loud and vocal and do. Kinda stupid things is maturities in question to. So you gotta wonder if those two have bought heads once thirty one's nineteen one's 3020. It's it's a difference between the two players and all comes down to India and is you don't do that with the team it's yet. Keep your mouth shut about what's go on not on the road and rob sat what happens on the road stays on the road and clearly this is while those teammates that he's talking about. That doesn't know all about the code the row. Code I think you just know that without even being Jewish and in sports you should of course. Ryan it's just your business. Nobody's. It's between ten people at the Georgia. Favorably instantly I support somebody. And if that's. Exactly. The thing that you just policies people doing something about it. They might. Hear about it. They might even think about it or care about it in my even in house somebody that they trust about it. I think that's a plausible idea here that that's what happened here this guy that he trusted somebody and read about. While. If it's not if it's like actually acting on information that's what you just bouncy. You know secret Butler runs. What you did you not Russians to go oh you know forward. In the ride and there is paying about this all of this story like assignment and he went to. While it's also say that it is Ellie there's always more weeks of these tweets there was a tweet from. The actual Russell saying let's be real there was another one from this nick young and that again is Elliott tweed said that. She was pretty much baking De'Angelo Russell for the video she said thanks bro as a result of Torre went public does is this reason I think this earlier today she tweeted about it. Let's be real I think was like yeah last week that was last week that was that was awhile ago by Iggy piggy banking. That guy Ryan jointly giving him a whole story here do you know that Ryan has a 7 o'clock flight. Hurt them yeah I know Myra please get yours sat 7 o'clock flight. So it's 542. Still here talking about your resilient guy he's reporting on let's just call the NBA reporter. He's giving us an NBA insiders. It's 542 personas you're in your car is 545. The soonest like she comes here right now would you go. 545 or in your car when he got to the airport. Well here's the thing also have a friend that will conveniently lives right on the street from the airport so I park at his apartment and he gives me a ride. To the airport that slows you down yet so I gotta get there get him to give me the ride it it's it's a stop but it's not as hard as parking getting Walpole and all the nonsense Levy's. He's dropped a group at the departure. You know cracked. I say it works out about the same. If you park in law are you parking and long term parking if you don't have this hook up. Yeah parking the long term parking deck and that doesn't have to be to botch that those that we too much time. I don't know maybe the airport was packed. That's it that's too much time that's the thing Dallas buffalo airport which always seems to be very gut it when are you getting to security. 630. Well we'll see you when my replacement comes here but I area you. Hopefully I'll be getting there are six to one means 630 years or sick what's your best case scenario right now six wanting. Best case scenario is probably its sixth want your view via boss date to the bodies house then he drives you to dig to the front door just jump out with your. Are you checking bags and well absolutely if one carry on bag that's too expensive. Others that now that's you have to one carry on bag. And then is actually 7 o'clock this flight seven or seven. Calls an off day as site. Don't know they don't want either two hours before yeah. They start boarding the plane ass 630. Favors some house yeah you are walking. Trying to get there you were walking up to the gay as it's starting to board as they're doing report. Probably after its real I mean don't make it out on the she comes in here pretty soon you'll make it yeah I'm gonna provide life. You don't have some kind of huge disaster I don't have to listen and other areas so well here for the traffic as well they'll have it you never know with the water tower and number that's where your time today ice. Even you know now. To the news which handles the news via. Twenty. They have this. They have an update so that Ryan can get to the airport were probably. I don't know Ryan I don't see it. Aussie right now as I made it our women's history month that was run of run this risk before a few times and I've been pretty pretty sol so you won't be here Friday. Or tomorrow. Or tomorrow Friday we will beer tomorrow beats a 16 tomorrow Friday is the station ping pong tournament semis and finals I am upset that I'm missing it's there were thirty some people in the draw does that sound right I played three games. So in thirty to start than the sixteen and eight and pork. Semis now plus a couple of extra game like salads like 36 people maybe in the field it's down before the second semi. Final is bull dog in me. On Friday. And we. Played. Today. Rally for fun I ask you because I thought like why would not askew. Is it is it. Did you expect me to not ask you know boy no. OK now you would have asked me. Sure all right yesterday you even said I was. You know sidetracked wahpeton answered ping pong and it. I thought to do it but I just needed to catch posted that Hawkins did the did you hold back anything. Did you ever think like I don't wanna do this because of the game in I really don't. Are you are saying that Null or not I don't I told you when this thing started but. We've even hardly talked about this at all we talk about supporting the ping pong table odd couple pool table and that bothering me because I don't like ping pong. We ping pong in. It's got to be more than thirty years. And I don't know how like I have no I'm not holding anything back and we were playing earlier it all like try to do. On the they've just try to keep it on the table I no disrespect to my opponents I must have gotten a favorable draw I don't all. IE are made you can't believe you're here brought your Syracuse I can't believe I'm here but for an auto play Virginia. As you've got lightning three shots have a couple names in my Dudley he's in their promotions C disk repair or spins and all kinds of stuff I have a the G Terry and forehand you hit one shot today. To show off. While people walking by that leads me to thank you world. Well as you do wanna know make no fawn what it is is like that I was going for that shot and I made it just because yes for the reason you set by. It isn't necessarily Smart to be going for shots in Davis could you wanna keep it on the table by that you're playing. But I don't need to be blasting winners you. Were capable of doing it once and awhile but I missile. So it's not necessarily good idea for read like in the game right now wanna try that I went over to pick the ball I don't know if you heard but there were some swear you were meant that there was some brought a realism I know who was not even mad that you assist. Such. Properties can be no I don't think you will I think it would be close I get nervous and you're fine. I don't think I don't think it'll be like that it'll. Well before a moment while it may or may not be broadcast everybody years during the show really. The abbey scheduled this semi finals which is the best of three. And in the final which is the best of 3 Friday 4 o'clock or some that are 3 o'clock this guy that. I think it's 330 we are tool or creating four people and harsh all is on at 3 o'clock and it's okay. Yeah. Duncan Keith's that we'll talk about that after this here on WGR. This is our view of the music. At least for today or field Austin's troops in the field. Ryan left by 48 Ryan. Got speed line. Today's field day for my buffalo person twenty dollar certificate to the Bergen and burgers company in Batavia. For only ten dollars. Check out the best burger from buffalo Rochester with great chicken salad wraps and sixteenth. To my buffalo perks dot com guy in my bar tending. Stan last night was telling me that they make Berman in France. There's French for him. Which should really not be surprisingly. If you. Meet me answer. The question is their French for minimally probably will be. An awful. Everything Gian. Verb in place. Vodka of course all everything is happening go home how do you do it do we have an hour how you do it. Ales all all I ask the question how do you do it men and and alcohol manufacturer of mass quantities of all how do you do it. It's close to that yup it's a long. Ordered that were right where we just worth. Resume also I want to be here that don't stop will be even from journey that has the new guys singing. It wasn't going to feel positive that I will tell you why I how do you do with this alcohol. John Murphy Zahn at seven he'll join us before that. I've I will tell you. Duncan Keith thank you Mike show probable WGR.