Jun 20, 2016|
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I'll be I got caught up with a they're trying to figure out what Natalie which way are they gonna lose would be to kind of tragic way to gonna lose it one that you put the word die in Iraq you know that drive the fumble. And all that and and even to the end I was thinking when you win not answer a three point lead in the products going into what is going to be the signature song competence of the playoffs. And I don't crash into the ground after being thousands and now I'm thinking already broke his wrist. Note from somebody in the missed two free throw this stuff courage and it along tree and get fouled and let it bother. Welcome back hockey hotline. Andrew Peters Greg bays off Matthew caller here. Marketer on and Matty Ellis in studio which me. Who was not talking right there Matty. That was less of leniency sports talk host in Cleveland but it easily tacos. Talk as I thought it was self. And I'm getting hungry to anybody real Michael did anybody before we get back to stamp coast and rumors in the thoughts on him. Did anybody really think LeBron was hurt. I did not think LeBron was hurt I'm sure it hurt him temporarily. Maybe. Mean it's like when you hit your funny bone and and then it just I was fine this I think LeBron thought it was playing soccer and he was hoping that the umpire is gonna come out and give the other player red card. I think that's what he's done as the as the old soccer like I'm Burton red cards up I'm fine where the penalty that's what I'm doing. But now. I didn't think he was like I don't know there was no way he was gonna not take those free throws and commodity game no way. As Rezko have been broken. I don't carry would've taken a left handed free throws a winner but if you've ever done that if you've gotten like. Upset or something you smacked this table. Like for a second there you know in your hand goes nominee hurt seven minutes later you hate him the ground because he's so happy I am at least 8% this the same difference is he's giving himself background is or happy. I tell you guys both maladies and Marty. Three m.'s over there. Pain is temporary prize for a both. To rot there. You know it's real fight 58885525. If you wanna call and talk to us Andrew Peters Marty you're on here Matty Ellis in studio for the next hour Kevin Adams just laughed he was kind enough to join us. Some great insight from him nom. We're talking before you know we've talked LeBron we talked Dustin Johnson but now we're talking about Steven Stamkos and they all tied together in my opinion because LeBron was the biggest free agent maybe in sports you did ESPN classic I think. I think stamp coast is now the biggest freeagent ever hit the market hockey. And it's supposedly about winning and they're gonna cash in Seoul there was a report that stand close. Could be staying at Tampa Bay and you guys have theory on that. And many auto you guys are pointing at you know what you wanna take this. Okay I'll tell you I said the wrong for a while now and the same thing there is. No way the Tampa Bay Lightning can give money to Stephenson goes I just weeded. Picture PDA and I hate tag on it you re tweet it but it. It's the F seven players signed. As of now with the Tampa Bay Lightning forward. And they have all these guys that are restricted free agent and a Grammy when he got court chart missed the cut. You got a lot like killer in the next two years there's just no way they can fit. Eight contract with the money like Stephen stamp goes on their team to keep that core players. Moving forward to keep this team competitive moving forward. There's no way. Will he not take home town deal you know I am actually home I don't mean Toronto I mean campus not an eight year deal for Tate to lower the captain down like an eight half. I don't think so. I mean it could happen. It in my opinion. Is a great player. He's gonna go someplace where. You know he's gonna step into a role and you know hopefully I'm sure some big on his list is Witten is winning. And being in an integral part of that happens in a real tough position where you know financially and with what they have is their core. They proved when he was hurt that they're corn you know the core of the they have you don't. More or less can get it done and I I grew Marty I just don't see there being the room their four. Is there a difference dia I guess now you have to separate winning and business and sports now because you have to assume that every player wants to win. But they also want to pay. What it is that that balance between the two things. Two in the ways the sports world there's an hour's. You know you'd you do have gotten him in a perfect world heat you always want you hope you can gamble you hope you can get paid in a situation that you (%expletive) where you're gonna win. And he always comes a point where that the business side. No it it goes into the equation. Obviously as athletes that the pinnacle as winning a championship that's why you play the game. But yeah other parts there are based on the situation in the role in with the role you know comes a financial responsibility. He's fine show but. Do you think that that window of winning in Tampa is slowly closing now. They've had there's two years ago during a finals this past year do you lose game seven a conference final without Ben Bishop. Again injured but is is that window slowly closing down right now also if your stamp goes your look in San. Where am I gonna win a championship as is Toronto. Where I A might win a championship Witten for five years because the window. Of winning that Stanley Cup in Tampa is finally as it slowly closing down. To me that is the bigger question out of because money you'll get the money he'll get the opportunity get the years to get the terms whatever. With many different teams but which team is closest to winning a Stanley Cup. That was kind of my next question to want you guys marry a throat view it. Isn't that situation. In Tampa Bay to state taxes. Team and how it's built some of the young guys got Mario think they have I think every team in the situation where they have some players who contract the app to get rid of white covered up. But is Tampa. And they reached the pinnacle how good they're going to be or are they Jim are we just starting to see how good they can be and there are few pieces away from maybe. Because he didn't have stamp kosice here and and and they went to the conference final. It's Tampa Bay did next Detroit Red Wings where Steve Weizman was born and bred through the red wings organization that Kenny Holland. Did that team that never seems to miss the play often and as always a factor and could give it may be that team possibly because the court they have that. The core players to be able to be there but wit a potential expansion draft coming up wit potentially. Dick cap not being where you think it's going to be there's so many question mark that if I'm Steven Stamkos am looking at an up and coming team. As opposed to a team that. Main factor end but will always can a stage where they've been right now and that's. Where I think that Tampa Bay is is gonna end up being. I don't look at it at all like Tampa Bay's windows closed. I think that they've just gotten started I mean they've got all the pieces to be great for a really long time it starts at Victor Hedman. But the 26. I mean he could means that. Right 26 funny he's younger and I might be younger in my humble part I mean he's going to be good yet he might even be 24 somewhere and everybody's there he's going to be. In leap for another. 56 plus years if not even longer than that. And then what Jonathan drew engines did in the playoffs if I was Steve its stamp goes I was thinking about leaving quite a watch that and gone. That's the playmaker that I meet right because he was plane is most common teammate this year with Alex torn and nothing against Dallas Clark is a good player but it it's not Saint Louis that he was playing with for years and drew when. Showed little Saint Louis and he's game here's. Why I don't think stamp coast ends up active because I don't think if you're just tuning in Andrew Peters along with Matty caller Marty gear on and Matt Ellis. I don't think Tampa Bay as as has the space and they're gonna leave garrison I like garrison but two more years of four point six is tough you have Colbert. Three more years at three point seven you have bishops got one more year at six I don't think you need bishop there anymore after what vast left you did. You have drew when he's gonna make lasts but you have after that. You've got guys you've got to sign. And there. We've talked before he'd rather have 234 guys as opposed to one huge contract but for me I think if I'm stand course and winning really is important. Tampa Bay I think is the writing on the wallet go back to Tampa Bay find regular work signing your deal bring your cap number down and boom you're I think you're you're sitting in a great spot I don't know he loves it. I still think that there are great players there I think that there. Their core is up and coming there's some exciting exciting pieces. Just the run that they did without him this year seen contributions from everywhere the way that they've. In all of some that I am a little bit more familiar with what my role over the past appears where they've developed certain players through their minor league system that have. Gone on to excel and be key pieces to that Tampa Bay team. You know they have the other finger on the pulse was with what they're doing there and you know they've taken guys from the HL up. Into the big club that. You know they got it done for them mug down the stretch there there's an exciting and nucleus in Tampa. When an SU this mad because a lot of times Teva team's success you have to have entry level. Deal players coming in and have a certain role that's what you had wit. Which rob that's what you had with domestic that's what you had with. You know before that it was Johnson and plot now the BP got the bridge deal but. It'll ruin Syracuse. Has that. Type of player that would be able to open and a couple years how is there. Minor league their prospects how is that all working for them because it was a great asset for number 34 years ago they is it still that now. That's all that's all part of the equation it's it's what they can do it with players come and and definitely you see you know you see peaks and valleys through development. With you know he always talked covered full or cupboard bare. And you know they were able to do that. At all. I'm not sure how to answer question Marta and archer who you know who's the next set up and coming player in Syracuse there they had drew on for awhile this year they had the the couple Russian players few years ago. You know it's. You Dick they've done a good job with what they've had and I think that's that's a reason why the nucleus is the way it is. You know Steve Weisman is gonna have to get creative obviously if you last to make this thing work it in and keep things move render rate direction it's. Now it's going to be an interesting story line. You know what one of the things that Steven Stamkos that's interesting to me is. The relationship with John Cooper and I'm wondering about Cooper and it and just how he deals with some of the star players -- what happened with Jonathan drew and now I mean I agreed at the time. Win Tampa Bay for sending him down but he wasn't doing what he was supposed to do. Has learned the game has the progress become more all around player and then come back when you've proven you can do that. But when it's one guy while I may be it's one guy. But then when it's multiple players you start to ask is is he some of the problem and my question is if Stamkos went as the vice chairman and said. I'll stay at your price if he goes. Would you do it if your eyes. Not gonna happen. Not gonna happen because. You cannot have a player Dick team as much as a way it. Dave wanted to do and I had a conversation with certain players that said I haven't no movement clause and I am not. Gonna be out of here until. I have a chance to play under new coach but they did not walk in at the end of a contact since and I'll resign. Unless he's gone. Now there's a big difference between the two but. There is no way you're let nook the player I've gotten much power that much. Of a decision to make to whet your organization is gonna go now let me. Tie this into current events middle of the season LeBron James gets the coach fired and everybody around the league went. And they were in the first place like how can he do this looks so bad and the organization it just wasn't getting along with the brawn and that's why they fired him. And then on the title. And each irrelevant basketball is that different the most wise or Pittsburgh Penguins coming out at first I Crosby Sidney Crosby hitting getting in the Crosby walked in instead I wonder accords fired you don't I don't trust him to do I think I don't think Sidney Crosby is on to do with piles Mahler the next guy you know I for the. The guys that gushan CN. Where Jim Rutherford comes in and said said we need to talk. I think in Macon at the change or whatever but it is not the other way around this and I was in New York for the Rangers when it. Don't hold. Talk about while may be drawn toward guerrillas not the answer I know there was conversation. Dad did you all manager had with certain players about where to go. And don't certain those are hard discussion don't look topics for players there hard topics as you can not. Put yourself in the position to say you're hard to decision making. Person for a player are of course being fired. Heading into basketball you can invest in Italy you clearly can say. And I'm the best player I'm the guy. He's out Ron was coaching that team regardless of what everybody's and so that's what it was yeah I don't think stamp courses is you know grab in the marker in the but the way that I might look at it is if you were to replace both of them. Which one do you lose more trying to replace you try to replace the fifty to sixty goal scorer or a coach. What if I heard what he sure other players lob that coach and just even stamp cost. You might not all we know what is it eighteen because Jonathan drew and who is the other one he loves them right now. Sure a lot of a little more right now my point is at I think. They probably get over it right when they kept winning and went back into the Eastern Conference finals or Stanley Cup my point is. You cannot replace a fifty Eagles score you can replace a good coach even if Cooper is a good cup. You can't replace a good coach but there's too many. The variables. Come into play the salary cap as one there's no salary cap on coaches so it doesn't matter if you have the best coach. It's a matter of a philosophy as a team are you spending on your coaching staffing or spending on your scouting staff and all that. Now signing stempel as anybody would want assigns them ghosts of they have. An unlimited amount of funds and Eminem the amount of talk not necessarily him and if that was the New York Rangers of 19931999000. When they gave whole week in Casper right he would sign stem go since they were gonna give you twelve million a year for eight years because we don't care it's not about. The money it's about the cap space and that what's the difference here. And the most important factor is that cap space to fit a player. Add that number if you're just tuning in that voice is dreamy eyes Marty you're on who who Matty Ellis over there. At the Shasta went out China's steel missed two flights to Cuba Superman pressed to say something about me. Right. Match here half. I just got a good jump shot you have a great job. Matty is is stamp post the right time for this team I hereby awful. They're two top senators here in buffalo. Your team on the rise. Stem course wants to place senator. Are open to replace her Bremer not. Is he a piece if you took money out of the equation. And you wanted the best player available come free agency. For sure I mean he is. An unbelievable. Top top player in the National Hockey League that produces year after year. But it comes down again that fit where's that they're gonna be is he going to be a sentiment for this team is gonna slot over the wing. Is open to those type things. You know there's. There's there's different. There's different elements to the whole thing and you know I think any team that adds a player like that. It's an incredible pick. IID yeah. While I ask you question because you've been asking a lot of questions to everybody quiet I'm kind of posting and I know so I'll ask your question because I want to go in on this job it's absolutely and you're doing a great job but how will ask your question. You can bring a right handed shooting player like Siemens and goes into this lineup and spend. Ten million possibly a year or you can go ahead and get a cal postal was also a right shot Winger. To be more of a secondary help to the players and out and spend a whale has and that which option you know while that's. Matt that's kinda the point that I'm now I wanna say two is. Is I think that if the sabres are in this situation in three years and have Michael resigning avarice to resign and confined the space. You gotta do it but today. I think it's about. Finding in our post so. Maybe trying to Leuer and Andrew shot from another team. Maybe it's a temporarily at a temporary seven point eight million Rick Nash for two years to try in the left wing absolutely. I mean maybe it's Keith yen or maybe it's it's it's a combination of two or three players of Bacchus maybe. I I can't justify. Spending that much money on one polar with all the risks as a lot of restored. You mentioned a few of the contracts that there will be opera with some of the young players that they're gonna need to be resigned you're samurai owner Jack cycle president's wrist alignment. There you know there's a handful of other. Arthur isn't. Off you can piece that piece it together by going in the market in getting some guys for a little bit less whether it's on you know one or two year deals to until those other contracts that are gonna come up. If you wanna leave yourself the flexibility and I think that's one of the things that. With what buffalo has available to them and in looking at big picture. They may choose to go that way and you get creative and and find some other pieces that. That'll bluff that a little bit better in the of them some flexibility to take care of some of the pieces that they're they're gonna need to within the next couple years. Matty we have a phone call for you and we have a couple tweets for you to couple questions the let's drive Tom in Cheektowaga Tom your own hockey hotline Matt Ellis is here mark neighbor on Mac call or Andrew Peters go I had. Hey good morning guys great show as always I want to first say they'll enjoy I apologize for the timing. I'm much on skates with silent you do phenomenal job with that show and I just haven't had a chance to you you can't say that but thank you for that you can see your mate today entertaining. I I love that day I look forward to that day every year and I will see you there every every year. 'til the day I die so I appreciate the call you have a comment or question for Matt Allison thank you for that Charlie's. For Mary Alice Mary appreciate what you do the pretty organization here. When you come up and Selanne in the work you do what I young players down in in Rochester and stuff and I was wondering we atomic covered. What did you think of some of our younger players that you played with this year in Rochester and one last question for you guys and and I'll hang up. Contract status is product calls Snyder and Eddie Clyde couple of their players and I. Are right Matty great question from Tom obviously very close and familiar with the sabres organization in the farm. Got to talk to you about that and that's that's going to be we're gonna talk more about Tom's comment when when we come back because. The penguins won the cup and the the key players to contribute it wasn't Crosby wasn't mocking yeah I was castle but it was Menino it was haggling and and who. All the guys that came from where the minor leagues we talk about that so locked in a wanna hear yours possible what's in the farm with Matty Ellis. Wonder return sabres hockey allied WGR Sports Radio 550. Strokes are over. The Q a with the gold watch or their network after the white no extra cost even able to clean and cannot. All the whole night and still. All their content all the late night guys only make it 400 RC it's all over. Welcome back hockey hotlines. Now it's over. Go back to sucking. Well here's a question PD would much rather have one championship. And then. Have the browns. Our if you could have two teams that are competitive but never win a championship in him they needed the champions all I get that but now not that they got the chip to chip do you want to teams that are competitive and just. Make a playoff appearances here and there do you want and just be back in no. I wanna see the Indians. Absolute power see the Indians went pennant. I'm a larger zinni to dust off. The call at 80305508550. To 550 waiting about Cleveland when he last night I'm pretty happy for LeBron a voice I just can't stand the guy. We're talking before here Stephen stand Kos and somebody called in about the miners and we talked about watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley cop and Sidney Crosby in all star players getting all the credit. I think this playoffs was totally different. San Jose stars didn't show up their bottom six guys were not the same as Pittsburgh's and all the bottom six guys for the most part guys where they come from. Where'd they develop their skills and learn how to play the game properly because they were all scores as some point. In college or really. While there is dead miners then why dogs this jargon which are because a lot of the players and they does her pictures were developed in the op. And in a US and Italy so that's why as and I knew where you're going. Wilkes-Barre. The fact that the developed in the minors the same way. We can look back years ago win department bill and guys that indeed panic in the Roy in the Moehler. And so forth and so forth in support of Brian Campbell they all developed in the mind. And all the guys just mentioned there's only 11 rounder in there. All the guys you just mentioned one thousands many times and so Matty that there I think it was Tom called and if you're just tuning in Andrew Peters joined with Matt Dallas Marty beer on Matthew caller Gregory days away until Friday. And we are going to be down at the draft on Friday big week for that I wanna get some your thoughts on that fellas but. First Matty what what do the sabres have because we talk about signing stamp calls our postal all the big stars. But the team is built below. The sixth and seventh forward and I'm just wondering. Who were some names that that the fans should be looking out for that could be contributors Donna rode his team is actually making the play. Well first off I'd make this thank think Tom for other kind comments. No vote bowl Rochester in the sabres organization. It's been have been an honored to be part of it for as long as they have been. Insane that I've seen a lot I've learned a lot and especially this year where we talk a vote. You know up and coming players in their contributions to winning championships and in what it takes and no I've I seen firsthand this year you know what we have in Rochester I was able to work with with their young players. See the good things develop and no a few names and I guess we'll start down. What Justin Bailey. An incredible season this year for the Merck's. Lake any any young player you come in there there's those peaks and valleys you take take every day you try to be better each and every day. And Justin that was able to find the offensive game. He has speed which is huge in today's game he's. Know even on his recalls here with the sabres you put him on the ice. It's an instant integrity of speed and energy even at genital Matty he was the bass player his first game in the use about par on the ice and fill out well for sure I watched I remember watching the game on TV his speed his tenacity around the net. Just create opportunities. Winning foot races you know it. The definition of hard to play against has changed in today's game. Justin Bailey might not be this huge physical force but with his assets of speed and skill. That becomes instantly hard to play against and he gives defensemen that's. It was kind of funny watched them build the first game right because you could see all the tools. But it was a really really big tool box that you have to look through and find the right tools like he got that scoring chance there was. I got a putt what do I do it now in his. It would let dazzle hander Freddy absolutely and that is the dirt joy of watching a player develop. Because you can see it and then a year from now you see while he got way more comfortable and that's that's which. Like seeing right art. They all a year ago at you know bald knob more than a year ago two years of sort of army camp and then last season that development camp and then what. In the regular season you're seeing. The steps that he's taken Justin Bailey you're seeing the steps he's taken that's. We're not talking about Bailey because he led the team and stories we're talking about Baylor because of his speed because I think the example that Pittsburgh show. Ever was gonna be building their team around speed and every time I watched Justin Bailey played from his first game pro which was he very very shaky first game. Look like a fish out of water a little bit and that's fine but when I saw him play again at Christmas time news best current team offense Matty fast part of the team. I'm not only was he scoring but every time he was on the ice every game he drew penalty because of his feet. His speed it it creates an and so many different ways whether it's penalties increasing the pace of play. You know by being able to catch a guy that's got a couple steps on I'm on the back check he gives you a lot of different elements in it is based around that speed. You know this year he was able to bring start to refine some of those elements working. You know he early in the year he would get a ton of scoring chances rate and rate McGrady. Scoring areas and have a hard time all. No one of the things that day I give people insight and his he's the type of player that's willing to do the extra work and he's willing to build. The skill set and in improve his game on a day to day basis whether that's. Watching film whether it's talking to people that's getting in the gym. This guy meet a new king of awful he now you know he had. Where with all young players. By the end of the year he was starting to be certain to build those professional habits. No but I and it doesn't just start. When you turn pro. It does have its have to be formed earlier I remember watching him in the playoffs a couple of years ago when he was with some saint Marie. And I went down theory because. I was up and how the daughters what their goaltending isn't it goaltenders and and I saw the first player on the ice for Susan Mary and an optional skate. Audio guys are playing soccer in the hallway and they are not really going on the eyes the first guy on the ice. Was just nailed. He was out there working on a shot getting that and this is in juniors those habits did the deer in the you have to buy develop them earlier. In your life but there are new and they're gonna carry YouTube. Bigger better play as to why you pitcher Dwight played games in the NHL's twenty year old. Just for for the reasons you just mentioned 0803055888550. To 550 if you wanna call in or just sit back and enjoy the conversation. Matty Ellis Marty beer on Matthew caller in studio. Tom auto rolled on blistered a couple of the guys William Carey. I I like this player I think he could be you know when given an opportunity maybe. An effective there for quite let's call the fourth lines I think these guys need to start in the fourth. William had what I would consider breakout season for himself based on his numbers based on the way he played. Based on the I guess. The though the player he started. Shall on a game to game basis there were flashes of what Willie could do early on. Another player that started at different layers to his game to their different wrinkles to what he could do instead of being just that up and down straight line player. He started you know create scoring opportunities and scoring opportunities stirred -- goals and you know he was able that. He's an interesting one because you were really able to see quickly. What confidence. And different a different role can do for a player. Willie some nights and only mentioned Justin was the the best player on the answered nights. Willie I thought down the stretch for us what before he got hurt was incredible and you know he's another player plays a speed plays with a lot of tenacity. He gets into the dirty areas and he creates and a different way he's he's all around the net he's not afraid to drive the net. And you know we. I'm not a huge huge stack I. B look at his plus minus and what did he takes care of business and these owners responsible as well there's there's Applera your team this year you're just tuning in that voice is. Matt Dallas Marty beer on here with me Matthew callers while Kevin Adams was here. The first half our go check that and the on demand audio all the WGR 550. But do that at 12 o'clock. Tim Shaw lower. This guy to me is a very very interest in Puerto Matty and I talk a lot about him off Mac caller I talked a lot about him off the air. And we talk about prototypical. Well groomed third or fourth plans call him a fourth line player checking line player. To our penalty killer this guy is impressed me a lot not drafted or undrafted went to Providence all four years he win a championship there. Was he that was the year before he left the year. Either way. Went went to Providence now he's here 62220. And he also had our. But credits you for. Learning the game properly learning how that they're gonna wanna see him play the pro game. In the NHL it's not about scoring goals he might have a five point game that's not what he's going to be. In the NHL I've heard that you've been working with him teaching him what they're going to be looking for a look at a guy like Matt Cullen. And I look at a guy like Tim shower and I say other than fifteen years and age there's not much difference there when it comes to skill and ability. Well definitely Tim is one of those guys that. No I think he has realized that there are go to those other elements to it that you can create a great career off of you know being good defensively what do you agree in the faceoff circle strong. It all up and down body that has speed with with a mix of skill. To attend games not flashy by any means but he's hard he's hard on parks he's you know and the effort levels there and nonstop and he does he's and he brings that new week development size speed and skill. And he's he's kind of grown. Into that role with us Willie was down this year. You know he was a go to guy he would put points up on the board he would score he play in all situations then when he came up you know he'd find himself in that the bottom sexson you know mostly fourth liner. But starting to build the start to take that role and one of the things that have always then spoke with Tamil voters. You know sometimes. You know when you're on that fourth line you have to take. The victories where you can in its comes down to detail things and there's a lot to go along with it. No face offs you play you know it was simple I think Mike Babcock told me once that. Here's your job you get pucks in you get pucks so you don't get scored on the get off the ice and Dow was played as simple. The role of a fourth liner aligned mind you that was back in 2006 the game has changed a little bit. Obviously can you utilizing fourth lines a little different than these utilized myself and you Andrew. But we're teammates but. With with him. He gets it and he's except that he's tried to grow into it and he is I I think Tim can be very effective player in the National Hockey League because he gets what that role is going to be and he's willing to accept that do the little things that. Know that make him valuable. Hard is that they'll. Some players don't wanna they're not willing to attempt by an that you talked awhile ago copiers about engaging that's why some guys have a career in some guys don't. And indeed able. Again it goes back to back to think certain things that intangibles. Okay if if you have a guy that's. Gotten it and okay skill set to play on the fourth line. And you've got another guy that's got an okay skill set. Are you gonna which guard units and that guy has the ability to be good teammate the ability to work. Pardon practice the ability of cake whether he's in arrow with a grain of salt. And still be a good teammate you know those intangible pieces and be dependable too willing lawyer in that opportunity for you gonna take that got the Cisco TO case goes with. Now it obvious you're gonna take together brings a little bit more of the table. You know I wanna guy that's going to be and I to complain about an op client and I I've said there is some of these young guys obviously some of them will grow and it would be in top six in it. Good NHL hockey players and some of them will be you know in the in the bottom three years the bottom you know even the guy that's in order and you can create a good career for yourself and be a piece of the puzzle. By being a good teammate in just bring in it each and every day. And that's exactly what we're talking about a piece of the puzzle because the names that we're talking about someone listening right now might feel like. Why are they talking about these guys they're not sexy they're not flashy they're not gonna score fifty. No they're gonna do all the things that prevents somebody like a fifty goal scorer and coming and lighting your teen bop. For sure for sure. Know what it's all it's funny can we draw these parallels tools we've talked to vote today. And you know I use it as a puzzle piece and that's exactly what. You know back the cast championship after their playoff thing is that it ever was a piece of the puzzle and they finish that puzzle last night. Same when building a team you know some guys are gonna have those flashy sexy roles some guys are going to be. Because it no one here's a vote that you wouldn't recognize anywhere. Those guys are still important you know that's than those guys are that the glue that that bring things together. While quick tweets for you before we get out of here for break. Every team should be so lucky to have a guy like Alice show these young guys the way so valuable there's. Testament writes it took to what you do Matty bottom. Retirement what are you doing after hockey I've retired I'm asking what do you know what you're doing next year before he's did you agents decided. Haven't decided yet leave and leave my doors open at this point you know it's. One of those I see new in the same position each and every year especially over the past two or three seasons work. You know you kind of got to take us take everything a valley were where your batten I'm. Nancy with the rate that is so at this point. And on my callers general's eyes and needs some speaking in the cliche is again but. You know so I do it Hough I it. I am leaving my doors open radio. Dynamite drop in aromatic dynamite drop and all right we're gonna come back here want talk more about that life after hockey Marty YouTube just a quick are quick little talk about. What was it like for Marty Meehan Matty really ready get into this life after the game by an Italian. Responsibilities change. 803055888550. To 550 sabres hockey allied WGR Sports Radio 550. Welcome back hockey hotline do you remember that goal. How do I remember and a hug buddy out dollars and I just first off I haven't scored many. And yeah that one playoff cool let's as deftly summed it. That relive defeat and one of the coolest. He's our share about Matty Ellis was when you had two goals and assists in Boston. U member that I mean how do you remember I members like I was watching up top there everybody in the team you'll there're guys getting text messages. From your old teammates all over the place tell Mattie congratulations your phone was blown up I mean. Those moments say as that they were few and far between for guys like us but how amazing was it when you did something great for the team any given night they just the way they made us feel. And that's that's the best part of the game it always in this game you're you're so lucky to be surrounded by amazing people and our guys have become. Now earlier friend your family to end. Come -- game your phones blowing up and didn't see smiles on guys' faces that are genuinely genuinely happy for you it's it's a film that you really can't replicate. Or you would go was that more rewarding to be able to get that one deemed it you're like man I'm through and won tonight. Plus 30 whenever or. Or worse you can. Feeling to every word. By a Joseph went out there and having this massive belly killed in the last two minutes of the game and coming in the locker room after and not having to actually from anybody but knowing that. In the U dat was as impressive as anything else on T here. I want to know because Doug is right now these guys a goalie it's fully different perspective on things though as a player and your role. What made it sweeter. Nor their bull bull Sweden her own way. Obviously have an office of notoriety. That's something that's I guess is foreign to you so you kind of taking you don't know how to react yeah you're not used to be in the guidance Boller right now so you take it on now level. And then. The puck possession or big hit those are the type things it. You'd you do or each and every night see you come off and you kind of know that you're close circle of the people that have supported unity to kind of get what we're Earl vote what you do. You take that home and you feel that sense of pride because for guys like myself that was something that happened more on a night to night basis were. I would take that and that's how I knew I played well that's what John Hanna for sure it was never battle escort there and you've got to score ten to fifteen goals a year it's. You know you need to block shots you need to do this you need to do that if you wanna play it's amazing work. You know were were will be sitting on the bench and you will scheer the star players on what we've all sat there we've chipped it firm great play which is a told dragged back in sauce past. But I'm more on the ice you make a play near the bench you can hear the star players going to view sync play good play a few. He made it two foot past the Saturn in the park does a great place are polite way to go. It's like that the complete opposite of what you will be cheering for the you know. But that's that's the beauty of of beating it in a team sport apps where where guys do recognize that and they do. You know create that value for you based on you know those feel that your right against making a play that no one expects you to make an everyone's has blown away by a man is. Did that's an incredible feeling I think getting a win like as a backup goalie getting a win after not playing for two weeks and and you go into Toronto. With the Rangers and you get the start and you win. Through 21 and you come off and everybody's all pumped for you right and you become to that point in your career that is more important. Then having it at six game winning streak because that's extremely insecure and a zone you don't even on a handle it you just play. But when you know that the evidently in two weeks and everything is on dat theme on dance shift conduct penalty killing. It just becomes like such a rewarding. Feeling afterwards for sure all of the things that keep you going absolutely. Doc you're absolutely right I'm I love that we were able chatter about that because one of the things you look for on your teammates was there. They're reassurance or their lol pat on the back as you know what you were never get a from Wendy. For Babcock maybe even either but anyway. You know what that was the right Marty that was the best part about being on those teams and playing in those roles as the guys acknowledging little things like that. Or when he comes to you after a fight he says that with a good that I fight to get an early PD your fantastic. And you see a smile on its face it what factors at all you'd be like seven. Hey talk you know I don't pay all of Marty you know what you're doing the what you're building you know because you know at a place to do it because my downside you have to get in this knock it out of me and I say. How bad this. My dog elected a cap value of one of the nose of my nose exploded on on all PD to fairly well your noses facing easement. He's last game and absolutely Matty Ellis Marty you're back on your come back Wednesday Wednesday. Matty you can come back whenever we know that you work out the morning thank you so much for your time appreciate great insight. Always root you on your loved watching you play La playing with you and everybody here listening I know all they need love and appreciate. Yourself and players like missile. Thanks very much for your time. I appreciate the opportunity that the this is fond of this some new but. Know some fun at the same time to Billiton and or Chad nailed you guys here for all times create a good job. Get ready to talk to Mardy altered our reassurance with me for the rest of the day and fill a forgettable that thanks. I like Steve Martin Marty's got into trouble when they skated right up to them after I I tipped the puck to the middle guy steps in slop shot top corner Marty snags it was governors get up to Michael. You Communist state dinner Marty might you know mark sent me of what about the one from last game but. Again. You know we gotta get ourselves on so I got to Arizona or this morning Jim Rome is next tune in tomorrow we're gonna have. Mystery guest on Thursday. Sabres hockey hotline WGR ten and noon Sports Radio 550.