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It's not always Simon you know. I'm very unselfish. That this plan. Through the best way that the WG. Actually feel fine. You know. A very funny thing happened yet. Although I'm OK with you play with this is that this is Bruce that's music right. WW radio Bruce seven entrance music. Sorry that you just can't just play these aren't expecting not to thank my eyes go to the ceiling line. Richards Russa whose Russa. He's the right ad guy he's a bad guy bad guy who says Bruton is he's like remember what. Quite Sargent slaughter immunity fight against her cheek and there's another guy that was more stops far so much you know what the US is really in. Well cold relations with not nationally iron sheik I was watching resting in the seventies and eighties you know here's the bad guy was the ring eighty freedom in America insulin I it was terrible I only know him on Twitter these days I don't. And no he's organized its. He's funny I hated him and realizes Russ sleeper was as a anti Americans let's Russa I think cut. If I'm wrong don't look at me anyway I'm sorry I somebody text you that is gonna drive me nuts. Get all the Jonathan he would sure sounds like the Russians. Eastern bloc music right I should watch the WW network a load of more conducive pastor probably. Everything at a better rustling was a little bit more involved and analyzes drama. Rustling is a great story line or things like rustling the more athletes would where the ultimate warrior T shirt and Kermit sitting T hat and it's. I mean LeBron goes straight he'll turn. Getting off the plane dressed up and basically saying the ultimate warrior shirt yes. Pretty good that it's taken the high road I don't think the with a potato and Tyrell for thirteen years to take the high road but wearing an old submit warrior shirt off the plane I didn't see the ads program post but apparently that's not take not all know now I wrote now. All good for him. I like that stuffs of good for him. So guess what happened yesterday the sabres put a charge in to meet it makes you want them to start the season tomorrow. Yeah funny thing happened yesterday on the way to of coming into the show today so the Jimmy BC news came down you know what happened. That switch went back on. It's like someone smacked me in the head instead to remember how excited you were when the season came to an end. And you said I wish the sabres are playing word games and you said I can't wait to get to the draft. And trades and free agency late June July 1. I forgot about all that stuff see we got busy. We got busy with NHL playoffs we got busy with the upside challenge rule we got busy with the NBA playoffs and the warriors in the thunder and LeBron. We had voluntary offseason conditioning today Nokia is in many camp we had. What it wrecks in the bills do you know what at least that we had all the stuff going on I forgot. About the sabres. And then I saw the news on Twitter yesterday about Jimmy BC. And all the sudden I mean I got this rush of adrenaline and like I said it's like someone said it helped smacked me in the face at eight. Don't forget. How excited you were about the sabres in the future this team the BC news reminded me about. What's still to come what they're gonna do with a gonna get. With a good trick or with a debit side. Who you know how are they gonna build this team and the excitement that I had. Watching Michael watching Reiner watching a rally watching with the line and and thinking about I can't wait to see this team and was on it next season. All came rushing back yesterday after the Jimmy BC news on Twitter like that I took like a two month hiatus and then remembered. How he Russian back hurt him. What are the chances that Tim. Marie who we know is on Twitter. Saw. Jon butcher Graz tweet. That the two of them were playing together and a summer league in Boston yeah I would he have just. Known that. With the sabres have nomad and should they don't Jack's plane this summer league in that's very normal for guys to play there's some leagues here that are chock full NHL players. The plane a summer league. So what are the chances that Murray is just scroll through Twitter and c.'s Jon butcher isn't. But. Are right now we see what Nashville once for that or one national calls he's ready and he thinks. Yeah I got something for you for that. No teams getting give up a second round pick it's too much right to not know and unless you know. You're getting it done. No one's giving up a second no one's giving up first so your probably starting at third. The sabres have forty give. Sure why not right what you have to lose if three other third round pick to the that the they're probably a lot of teams that be scared to do that because what do you know about VC. If the sabres. Have any idea about VC in what he wants the can't say it. Seoul Marine One reached for comment about trading for the rights of Jimmy VC has to say. Bill will take our best shot we'll see we'll see you we can do we'll see wouldn't convince this kid to come join us and asked to say that the agent. The agent of Jimmy easy ways spurn the predators. And if you look at if you search his name on Twitter BZ a lot of national fans call him lots of names. While a member back of the trade deadline the story was that the president did not make a trade because they were being pulled on numerous times they claim by BC. Yes I'm going to Sime if you sedate it make a deal at the deadline because they thought there may have figured we have Jimmy V and you would be in their top six in the play are guaranteed a spot yup yup the guaranteed in the spot and then that didn't happen. Seoul the agent if after this deal goes through the agent has to say. Quote in our opinion the only thing that has happened is now the sabres have stepped into the shoes of Nashville. For exclusive rights to negotiate until August 15 however. At this time it doesn't change Jimmy BC's intention to become a free agent on August 15 have to say that. I think I heard might bring that up yes hats to you I can't have say that because you can have any thought no possible camp no impropriety that note tampering but let's let me just get it. That's tampering. So Michael's playing with and they grew up thirty miles apart they were on the world championship team last year in in Russia both playing for the US. Well I remember seeing a story in the spring that said they were stuck in the London airport for a long time kind of hanging out together on the trip back. They're playing in Foxboro on the same summer league team. So what if I Michael. Does a sell job on VCV. Says. Matlock play with you guys if you can work it out and somehow from between Michael and Tim Curry somehow word gets back that. Hey this kid's got a complex threats could work out a deal that tampering no I mean by the letter of it it might be but. The NHL is never going to effectively stop players talking to players I just can't do this if you marry again it's it's different discussion of does very do this just. Payable to take a shot because everybody in the league David Wells that every team contacted him about Jimmy beast does very good thinking. I got four thirds yes I got a chance to Mick let's just take a shot or does he have in and a good idea through back channels that this kid would actually signed here so let's go get him. I gotta believe he's got Michael had to be talking to this kid all summer. A major usually talk about lots of things it gets to my level of excitement like should I act yet but when I see this my first thought was. They made the deal because he knows somehow. Word's gotten back this cable signed here well this is Jack cycles first big recruiting trip right this is his first big. Sell job now that we we've we knew and we thought that the idea of playing the Jack cycle would be. Something the players would like. And whether your from Boston or from Saskatchewan on the idea being. If you have an elite player franchise player like this guys will want to go there if you have a good team you know players wanna win. Toronto hitting Austin Matthew Sweet when they win the lottery get Austin Matthews my feeling is that the stand coast likelihood went up. And the VC likelihood of them went up a lot of things co op you've got Austin Mathewson. Players will respect who he is and what kind of values might take a year might be right away and convert David had a right away. Sidney Crosby had a pretty much right away. Some guys need a little bit time to get that. Level of at the get that reputation Ronald league. Could the sabres now they probably have an idea that they have a chance. If they've been if there's no chance. Everybody's still take it he'll take the shot I would too you've got 43 round picks Murray yesterday compared to essentially. Jamie McGinn for the rights to Jimmy DC that it would he would have made day traded the democratic and pulled you can make it Mike Webber for the rights the Jimmy VC yeah I mean a third round pick is what authority as the third if it's the fifth pick in the third of the twelfth pick in the third as they were really thinking there's a major day. Prince there it's the 76 overall pick in the draft for a sewed if that's the sabres still have. Seven other picks in the top 108 picks that top 100 gave up one of the eight per shot dedicated news. 620205. Can play left wing. And pressuring up on unless they you know more about on the night of just ring up on a last night he's big he's got blazing speed. He's got good hands good touch around the net. Is coach at that Harvard former NHL player Ted Donato. Was talking about how his overall game has gotten better he's a two way player now we can have map they're protecting a lead all these different things he's a top six forward inserted right away. And we've been sitting at this offseason talking about what I think eight cops wonder if you top six forwards and defense partner for wrist alignment boom check one off your list of things on VC. There's no saying that Vizio is better than stand Coastr better than our post so. But there is saying four of value standpoint to get a guy and an entry level contract. And to not have to give up anything to get him with around except in the sixth overall. It's the perfect move if they get this done it's a major win a major win Drake could jewel we were talking about him quite a Beatty picked Edmonton. Coincidence you know he picks Edmonton of almost news right he takes Edmonton that was a nice win threatens and they get a really good player for free. This time you got a guy who was drafted and developed by Harvard erred at all that Barbara should say. And double the players have go on this front Justin Schultz a Blake Wheeler did this draft to buy Arizona Phoenix when his four years and then went to Boston. So you get players that do this that say I'm gonna play my four years and that I've become a free agent that's what VC did at Harvard. He's gonna graduate from Harvard. And he's he's degree in government by the way it would've gotten got a diploma from Harvard so he's pretty bright kid pretty bright kid over 2000 on his SATs. The score not gonna point 400 bad case you know maybe you think I'm the guy got like eleven and accurate but yeah knowing gloss subtle water. It's it's a perfect move so can they get it done. We'll see in it it doesn't about a money comes on one thing where is give one point. That's the nice thing to this is not a bidding war so you know you can look at and say. Mean that one when the stock was going down with the predators back around the trade deadline people are suggesting two teams Toronto and Boston. He's from the Boston area. He's he grew up as a fan of the Bruins. His dad played four games. Real I mean the old hockey version of cup of coffee. With the Bruins so there's a natural connection in fact are doing a Google search cultural stories last night and one of the Boston papers back in mid day. Kaymer was The Herald of the globe and anyway the writer in that article said according to sources. DC is going to sign with the Bruins this was too much a month and after two months ago. The other team was Toronto. His dad is an amateur scout believes they drafted his brother in the sixth round so that this speculation was he doesn't go to Boston. He's gonna go to Toronto because his dad works for the team and his brother was drafted by the league's. OK but then there's. Buffalo report but Joseph Hagerty. Hacks with Hagerty that guy OK and a winner has yet he said. Rumors or rumblings around Boston are the Jimmy V easy would like to go play O Jack cycle. Just specifically is bio at the city it's about. The stalker on here he wants to go play with Jack cycle which is not nothing and then Michael Russo of the Minneapolis star Tribune that's right now he's a reporter that is. I think is plugged in it's been pretty got yet as it is any rapport or around the country that covers one team. Michael Russo really plugged and he said of this move the sabres gonna sign. He's been playing well Michael for a month and the sabres are gonna sign him now he kind of said in a conversational way. So I don't know that it's exactly report here is responding to some other. Questions on Twitter Kazaa or that there were three guys he replied you're in the reply was they're gonna sign skating with Michael for monthly gonna spread they're gonna science does not report they're gonna sign it right. I guess he's portraying it as his opinion slash his strong inclination. Yea yea yeah sure. Are gonna sign him he's been playing a Michael from month. I found an art another article about v.'s chief again from a few months ago when his comments about August 15 and all this this was after you know he told national he's not gonna sign with them. Brings up you know burrow into like a second or third line left Winger to compliment Brad marsh on the map lefty. If Louie Ericsson leaves boom this kid steps in and takes the spot and it talked about VC. How he was doing his homework. And it is and as you said it's not about money it's an entry level contract so. Whatever the sabres offer the leafs would have to offer the same thing the Bruins and after offer the same thing they can't come in and say. Well buffalo is offering you X we're gonna give you X and YOK. They can't do that. But he said quote this is VC. Once you get closer to the date August 15 will definitely be looking at rosters prospect pulls and talent. I'm someone who like to stay on top of that and have a good idea of wanna I wanna do an August. And he said to be watching the playoffs the draft free agency before it makes up his mind. Well if you're you know you're looking at prospects in roster and talent pool all of that. I mean look what's here you know there's a good I mean maybe that's were Toronto comes in Boston is not perceived as an organ organization on the way up. But buffalo is in May perhaps now Toronto is with what they're doing up there so I think it looked. My thought on this was. I could say Murray just set I got extra picks on me trying get the kid I think there's. They must have a pretty good explanation they they're confident they can get. Because again this is not a contract bidding war this is all about who always playing with. And where he's going to be and Jack cycle has spent the last month with them I'm sure are tapping into his brain trying to figure out where this kid wants to. We've got to trying convince him not to go to free agency. And may let's say because maybe they don't know maybe they have they don't know that. VC is interest Sydor will sign. And Murray says you know organ a deal. We're gonna see if we can put it in his head. He's playing the Jack cycle out there. Maybe they don't talk about it maybe it may be jacked respects. What VCs doing OK you know these are two kids really mean BC's 22 injects. When he. So they've probably just play hockey and go out and do whatever dudes do when they're twenty years old. And then this happens and then. It ought. Let's let's pretend and in a world they didn't talk about it and I no I and it never even brought it never talk about K and in the story comes out yesterday and then today they go on name they sit down in the locker room or get ready for the summer league game. And that somebody there who's gonna say. Oh boy you guys gonna play together what I dizzy got through one of them. Is he doesn't go cycle thing Jack alpha just happens so bliss. About to do this up in the show together you know like just you just picture that kind of thing happening. And maybe that starts the count now there are. Allowed to talk about it right now that they want before because owns guns object model and talking to players or stop any player from talking to other players. You know if you talk to the sabers about this the not a lot of common on VC because he has another he messes rights trying to talk to Tim Murray the deadline. What do you think about this player I can only tell you he's on the east but you know wolf look at all options you are a while to talk about a player. On another team if someone on the sabres is the childhood friend of Stephens Dan Coats. They haven't picked up the phone and texted him or call them and said doctor had talked about how great it is to be in buffalo on what it is to play hockey here to reduce. Eagle 30550 to join us 888550. To 550 Greg you're on WG jogger right ahead. Guard mourning mourning arm so my brother he would not yet you L Europe for years in all art at a first. First hand. A chance to beat you play you know being at Harvard and the players that will dominate the game no matter. Who I am what. Got. You would be a perfect option or that I hope that ball below argued inside and I think. Being from Boston there's like technical. I can only help our cause what are. Well there's basic thing to talk about here would you wanna play for your hometown team met this this is a good conversation. If you were grown up and you love the sabres which won a play for the sabres and their few examples of guys that have done this in guys that. Collateral right. That Stephens Dan Coats is went to Toronto because he's from Toronto. Take a second to look at LeBron and Justin Bailey to Africa I'm glad LeBron James was drafted by his hometown team. And then given a chance decided I want some time away from home and any later compared to going to college. Jimmy DC is from the Boston area and went to college and Harvard. Maybe he thinks F. The way he is not that the players Tribune he talks about his decision he says the NHL's going to be there free agencies gonna be there I've got time to do what I want. He might even think. Long term for his life and say let's in the Bruins are always going to be either legal summer I wanna play in Boston in three years in five years in seven years. I'll have the ability at some point to do that. But right now maybe a wanna play for Toronto or buffalo or maybe you throw the total Saint Louis you know it you might just decide. Now as my time I'm an adult I'm a college graduate may be I wanna get away from home for awhile. To me what Boston would be the one I'd be worried about. Because I would think that allure would would be there there's pressure that comes of that too but it's not exactly mean LeBron. Jimmy BC's not abroad mean LeBron was this incredible and amazing talent. Who was going to be the lottery pick in the NHL draft it he's not LeBron but but but it's it's the same in that. He didn't get depict where he went like if LeBron went to free agency the day he comes out of high school does he picked Cleveland. Maybe maybe not. We don't ever get to know that because he was drafted by Cleveland Jack Michael as he picked buffalo is comic David pick Edmonton the first time you're drafted. Your your told where golf VC was told Porter Goss told the go to Nashville and he used his four years he said. Null but that might then that might be argun like you said that's the argument for not signing with the sabres that's the argument for waiting till August 15. And then I can pick where ever I wanna goalie got everybody's gonna want to and he got so close to free agency that it becomes. You know what's national to me to wanna move to Nashville apparently he didn't wanna move to Nashville home of his life there. Maybe he thinks about hockey in the way that a lot of fans do he wants to be in the northeast he wants to be. In this area maybe he wants the plane from his hometown new US played division where he can visit his dad in Toronto and his family your friends and in Boston. It's not always a guarantee that you're gonna wanna go play home with talk of a Patrick Kane many times given the choice that year he was drafted by Chicago would Cain have said. I'll go somewhere else or I'd like to stay home it's in a different people are kind of wired different ways. I went to college far enough away from home I was not home team but not that far. Other people pick up in gold to you know Alaska to be as far opaque from almost possible right. I I still think to me I'd I know that the team the natural connection to try to because of his dad and his father. I still think Boston would be that the biggest challenge for him not to sign wood buffalo I think would be the idea of if you grew up a fan of that team you have a chance to play that team plus it's the bruins' original six legendary franchise all that stuff. That to me I would think that be very appealing. Unless he does a wanna deal with you know the pressure being a hometown kid playing for the Bruins and I I don't know what that's like. I would think Boston beat the big challenge for the sabres in this when now there is certain irony. The certain sweetness and an irony that if he signs here. Then this whole thing goes the way we hope it goes that they be you know two kids driving the boss would be kids from Boston. Leading the Buffalo Sabres to hockey prominence getting that bee. Considering the fact that. You know there's that dislike these days between buffalo and Boston patriots have beat our brains in for fifteen years. Because they need to have a couple of Boston area kids drive the sabres the top of the NHL. 8030515. To join at this morning 888550. Q factor too we got we have it we have a lot of hockey. On the table this morning and throughout the week with a draft coming up on Friday. And trades happening though did the sabres trade for PCs. Rights but the leafs got Frederick Anderson. At the strip for the right to keep you handle. Paul will join us at 7:30 this morning we will talk about the draft prospects with Adam Kimelman from NHL dot comedy thirty. And the sabres and Oilers have been mentioned in some prominent NHL rumors Jim Matheson from the Edmonton sun. Will join us with what Edmonton might be thinking that's coming up at 930 we wanna talk to you 8030 effective to join us and WG. Telling you GR Sports Radio 550 and WG ER 515 dot com. It's a surprisingly busy day from the sabres yesterday Tim Murray. And the sabres trading for the rights that Jimmy VC who is a hope we baker winner from Harvard he was drafted by the predators a few years back is third round pick and uses the college loophole which is a few finisher for years you've become a free agent if you finisher for years and do not sign with a team drafts you. You become a free agent at the VC will do on August 15 but the sabres now have his rights so they haven't sold and assigned him the plot thickens with. The easy playing in a summer league with Jack Michael so. Potential top six forward Kevin and entry level deal. For the 76 overall pick in the draft the sabres now get to work and you hope Michael gets the work and trying to get BC design. He leads acquired goalie Fredrik Andersson from Anaheim gave up a first round pick in this years draft and the second round pick in the 2017 draft. Keith handle going to be an unrestricted free agent Pampers. But at least give up their second first round pick this year not number 13 or thirtieth overall it probably should play just to make sure like if thirtieth overall yeah it's. They are not opt out. If they'd done that would have been one has enemies of my sports like that would have been pretty flights are. The ER. 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Actually he should go first he's been a long night. 8030550. Wanna join us with yeah any thoughts you have on the Jimmy V she story we've got the story up by the way. At the WGR 550 dot com. So I mentioned Jim mathison is gonna join us at 9:30 this morning from. The Edmonton sun. Because she's been riding quite a bit about what I've observed very intriguing especially from our perspective. Rob is the fourth pick in play. Apparently it is in all the whole idea that like practically nobody well the one name not naymick David is everybody's on the available on the roster so. They're looking to move guys this is very intriguing team to watch. And Jim Matheson has written a lot about the sabres and the aura because the sabres might have a defense would have interest Edmonton Edmonton certainly without Ford's of interest to the sabres. Or that number four pick so here's Rene wrote in as most recent article. People mention is that Bogosian for Jordan Everly to buffalo punt he has mentioned that is now that's he's the first woman I sought from Jim Matheson tweeting it. Likely a non starter because the Oilers are weak on the right side Bogosian shoots right he's the right age but he makes too much money. For too long as a second pairing. He doesn't get the oil is bang for the buck offensively. The series might wanna move to come up with big dove for Rasmus was the line okay cough cough ethic. Well we're gonna get to that thank you for mentioning him OK you're not you're not getting worse the mean that's I noted I don't wanna but he brings up a name the euros and sabres are logical trade partners for the number four number eight picks in a package. Buffalo covets Matthew could chucked in the Oilers number four slot. That would make sense if Mikhail circuit Jeff circuit chips are tough. The defenseman is guaranteed to Edmonton today Arizona's gonna take a defenseman at seven Vancouver takes care Luke DuBois. Calgary it's exit the wildcard in this in this issue. In a swap a four and eight. Right Winger Tyler Ennis senators and is Gergen since an ex oil kings' captain mark ethic could be in play. Quick thing on Matthew could shock. Concern on him skating. Big guy can score not them quickest guy in the world. His skating I'm told is behind where Ryan hearts once. So for sabres fans to pick second overall in get a guy that Ryan are needed work need to work on his skating it got better of course and had a great year last year so. Maybe if they draft a guy who needs work on his skating you wouldn't freak out because you sale last time they did that I was fine. I don't know if it's Matthew could chalk that they coveted number four and if they signed Jimmy VC. How does that change with the sabres to a four. I would think it makes them a little less desperate to get up to that spot wouldn't you stay at eight and then you can go get your. Whatever enemy and a pic of a really good defenseman Dan it depends on who we and we really value if there's anybody at four. There are plotting or rumors that linked the sabres to number three and ability Columbus and number three trading out. Because they don't like Jesse point RV or whatever. On another warning here and put the south there he RB as an injury that's preventing him from participating right now so this might be like a shack Lawson situation. Everybody knows about the injury if they draft them. He still would want him is he can doing pull ups and a novel. Because I don't want to draft him at the injury preventing her from going pull ups I'm not sure about Matthew could chuck. The sabres and he's close by in London. And if they're in London a lot they would have seen only a Levy and Matthew could shock and there's a goal here I think in London to that might be. Made rockets as they got a couple guys in London and they probably focused on. But could chuck the issue is skating and if the league. I was thinking about this about the Pittsburgh model in the mean month by you guys live today. So the league is it gonna go to more a more skating open and fast system. And part of me thinks while that ever happen right now but here's why. Because what is ultimately happen is the league has moved to an analytics. Kind of culture right every teams got these guys every team's gonna notice that may be size is now as important as it used to be speed is really important in skating is really important. So if that lets say the league comes to this realization. In 2013. It would take four or five years for the talent. For that to be represented across the league and to catch up with that. So while I help I'm always skeptical of the NHL's product. There's reason I think to believe that in in the last three years in over the next three years teams would start to catch up. And teams would start to put more of an emphasis on skating. If you're gonna do that. Maybe your shying away from slower guys you're sure you shying away from he's got heart he's got soul bulls are still valuable things. But I think about that HBK line for Pittsburg how well they skated how their defense Pittsburgh's offense is not the typical. NHL defense that wins that the Stanley Cup it's a team that is rounded out by speed skating and scoring and if teams are gonna go that way Pittsburgh the first. You might see five or six coming where the skating is emphasize more than anything. And guys like Matthew could chalk doesn't mean he's not gonna make it in the league he's probably going to be very good player east out of the top but I wonder which teams would say. Good player not the kind of guy that we are gonna want. It's funny when you brought that up I wanna stay with your LeBron one of his rumblings the other day brought up the Pittsburgh winning the cup. And the speed but it was morsel about defenseman it wasn't necessarily about forwards as much as it was about fast. Speedy puck carrying mobile defenseman. And any any suggested that that was going to be an area where teams are gonna go crazy this offseason trying to upgrade to speed on the line. And not as much about the forward combination I think teams already have turned almost 90% of elites who. Six defensemen who can all play yeah and it really hurt the sharks that moment poll black back there but. Mean for the most part. It's six guys who can move the pocket and the penguins had been playing with drops to dairy they move him out they bring in Trevor Daley was a big difference I think with them it was the wing. And it was that the forwards that made such a big difference when they would break out on a good first pass. Those guys would lie through the neutral zone. And it would make me hesitate. Because even though I think Sam Reinhardt is a fast paced player. Because of his intelligence. That illegal break out seeking to chop the wall really quick because he knows where the next play is going to be right he's the guy passer and he's got its brings your speed wreck yes exactly. So if you're gonna draft a guy who also can't skate that fast though hours ago when you have two guys in your top six that are exceptional skaters. That would give me a little bit applause yeah and that it's not to say that could chuck cant get better but I know that's the big concern on him is the ski coach and Ella and that's that's the whole. The sabres are prepping for the draft no matter what. How does the VC. Timetable affect what they're thinking what they do what a well I mean ideally it looked to be able to called Jimmy Fiji today and say. We are getting out of plane mr. ghoul and I its camera were coming out we're gonna talk yeah. Wonderful and sell the kid and boom had this thing wrapped up this week. And and you might say okay here's our top six left Winger now we can go get a defenseman in the draft what what it. You know of the VC thing isn't wrapped up by Friday and Jimmer he's got to go into the draft not knowing he's gonna get to sign this can or not. I don't think you'll know by Friday if he's gonna send this cannot the thing that it does it gives the sabres the potential to have a top six Winger it does not restock their. Their pride their prospects system with wood which is pretty him at the wing. The one thing I think it might do is maybe pull some pressure off if you if they felt pressure to go to number four. Maybe maybe not if you're gonna go to number four bit trade up to four or three. You're doing it for a player. You gotta like that player and often to pay the price whatever it is maybe to second round pick. Maybe it's two thirds and a second I mean they come in with fourth or brown picks. So maybe you feel pressure maybe you really liking guy and if you love a guy at three or four. I woods I would want to think. The acquisition of Jimmy BC's rights don't talk you out of and we love this you'll let the kid we love sort of chimp a run in maybe they like the puck moving defenseman. Early their because they're gonna trade. Has taken a larger deal to get somebody else in return you've got to figure they're going one move at a time and I think. I wanna say simultaneously the VC could. If they sign and yes that changes things but as long as it's hanging in the balance. They're they're just talking about having. An option there and maybe they trade him maybe if they talked to Vizio over the course of the next two weeks. Maybe they trade him right away that's what happened we talked about air off yesterday air off his rights required of the islanders they talk Tillman said are right who wants them because. He is wanna be here. They traded in the buffalo so that the islanders net deals on writes twice. And the sabres could do that would be easy and maybe call Toronto and say. Yeah you want this get or Boston. You what this did you wanna try to convince them you've got you've got two weeks we can newest movies right to have them oak and maybe they'd say will give you for next year and the sabres say fine. Yeah we drop from 76 this year to whatever next year we don't care we took our crack and a top six player didn't work out. Have a tweet here from pat who says. About easy if he doesn't sign its idiotic. And unless you had big plans for the 76 pick in this years draft but you just there's just no calling it idiotic tea for third. Slayer said that again. Eight picks I think I got a double check this I thought I read they had eight picks in the top 100. So you take 76 out. Finding at seven other picks in the top 100 does not idiotic it's worth you've got a chance to get a guy who would step in and be a top six Winger. And all you have to do is give up one of your fourth third round picks in this years draft it's not idiotic it would be. A great signing if they can get this kid and it and it and again. You know. It's we were taught about the draft. How would it effect if it does affect what conservative thinking in the draft look there are other things they're working on if they don't you know. Do they get these she did not get VCR they trying to swing a trade with the Edmonton they are working on trying to get one of the forwards out of Edmonton that are rumored to be on the market so there there are. A lot of moving pieces member I go back to Tim Murray. At the trade deadline are right after the deadline right he said. You know he was working on some other deals that some things in place with other GMs who said. Kid do this right now. Let's talk in the summer so I I'm sure he's got you know a number of things going on different burners so to speak. Take it a shot at VC is absolutely worth it if it doesn't work out and he's got other plans he goes to fall back on. 8030550. To join us 888550. To 550. If your thoughts here on the news from yesterday sabres acquiring the rights to. Jimmy BC they sign and that's back to back will be baker winner winners playing for the Buffalo Sabres gravel I share your thoughts this morning on WG. Big time there. This time Taiwan in the Congo finals MVP we're going to kill someone does that or come close to that no fixed I'm not aware. That time I want oil by the way fixed time though finals MVP. That's Reggie Miller talked about the LeBron. Michael Jordan comparison debate discussion piece. He's so wrong and in the debate is that LeBron leaving Cleveland which I had to hear multiple times on ESPN platforms yes I saw the lakers are in the mix. Really I don't know and hire a Laker. First off there's LeBron go right back to villain. Yeah right I'm gonna start or did he liked defeated at all I can yes he realized that he finished the job he went to the lakers today and he wouldn't be as dislike that he was the first time in what he says but guys he's now. I did it. I'm gonna go do it for somebody else not accurately view is that all you want it was a championship. I did it. We did it here it is for you. And then leaves don't think he's needed as much I think it goes to LA probably. Goes back to Miami. That was what that they were talking Miami has in Stephen A Smith that played a clip from him this morning on the and first and last and he mentioned two teams Miami and the lakers. I don't get a win either one of the lakers got to be the star of the league your ideas but. Star of star of stars stars I mean that's the thing ready doesn't need to increase his Randall he. Transcends whatever city that he is in because it's just it's old gigantic. A worldwide brand LeBron James. How many people would you guys say watch that game 44 million or something ridiculous for a client right it didn't need to be in LA for that to happen. I just I can't envision and I really can't and I know you know his has accomplished first of all I feel sorry for cavs fans like. They finally win a championship and I mean less than Torre for hours later they're hearing about or whatever would've been but it was torn anyway that the man. LeBron might leave I would just. I'm might have just taken sticks of dynamite and laid him under every television that was when tire of this conversation. Students in doing that. And if you're if it's all about winning more championships and maybe he is thinking about is there some way I can catch Jordan while I've got to win a whole bunch more titles. Stay where you are. You know that it if you're not hat with a complete roster they'll tweak the roster the owner to spend a lot of money on salaries maybe he'll pare back I don't know but they were or are you. You don't have a by the finals in the east. But heck you got a pretty easy road go to the lakers. Following an okay hello it's gonna take the bill the lakers back up he's still got to worry about Golden State Oklahoma City San Antonio everybody else out there. I just think he's in a perfect situation. In Cleveland he got their championship. They love them Jim Brown's talking about how they need to build a statue of LeBron James at some point. To stay there and you can try and roll up more championships I just. I'd hate to see him leave like I cannot envision him bolting Cleveland again what's the way to Tyree Irving played. I mean he could take off a lot of the weight from LeBron if that's that player he's going to be well let's see. Let's see things. I don't have a good shot anymore winning another championship for whatever reason or he just has this thing. I guess I'm trying to think well now see how many. Robert Horry won titles and how many different teams with Diaz this thing in his mind like. I wanna be that you know the guy who can start and win titles on three different teams in the NBA I can't let us see him leaving. I do think there's something we set it would be cool and at the lakers. It would be cool though Pete and said you know lot. Milwaukee's next. Just sat out like a mission to bridge yet out to spread as much joy as possible would come the New York to beleaguered teams go to the next sure you know what. Cleveland did this for you. I want nothing more than to bring happiness for as many people as possible suffering fan may yet come to New York so you're welcome I love you forever go play with I would not have I I would not leave and wasn't on this is close friend of arm up next. Indiana. I mean given sole low. I've been beat Indian ever saw a lot on plate for the pacers that he wins at the pacers moves along next hawks. He's keep bourbon never won an NBA I got time. Magic won like six titles with goes to different places by different teams whenever from the New York with round incredible. And you go get Chris caller you know you play with Carmelo and you can be Rihanna and Chris bald or two ago. It. 0550 join us 888550. To 550. We have a gap prize gonna give away right now how about one nights accommodations for two in a club room. At the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel stay there it is a fabulous hotel. 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