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The precision of professional grade this is precision this is she MCC. West senior GMC dealer and buy first Jewelers for the moments in your life go forth. 24. Jerry white here with micro with high Howard's out today on back tomorrow. So miserable time. Could have hair every on the mr. now Korea why I'm I'm doing well enjoy the game last night there is lot of exciting things to watch and see him. Before his overt at a lovely finished with offensively when Rome with a smile on their fitness goals goals make for fun games for those Arizona so the sabres went in overtime. I one of the talking about me David though today wanna ask you and I want to ask you because. You know I in my hockey watching life I'm 37 so trying to think like for everyone matching up how long you've been watching hockey I've seen all of Crosby. Gretzky I didn't see much in Edmonton I wasn't watching hockey at that like. I didn't see much. So I saw him more LA even Saint Louis and with the Rangers and always the deal the great one but to me. It wasn't that the dominance of the Edmonton time and I think a lot of people. You know it's only you could see every single game from every single team over the course of the eighties and even the ninety's. So wanna you to try and put Connery David in historical context but when you watch meet David. What you see as compared to Gretzky. Bobby Orr mean you always tell us he's the greatest player you ever seen so like how does make David fit when you watch him play even though he's only two years in the league. It's a little bit early but let's just work off the timing says spent the National Hockey League has certainly put him. Now when he said as best. At certain moments last night and is at his very best he certainly. Is is fascinating to watch is going Gretzky your body York just is exciting. Maybe more so because of the speed in his acceleration. Gretzky didn't have that type of acceleration he kind of float Republican. Lake butterfly at around sooner in the animal long passes in the news just kind of in that one pearl two through the defense. And weave its way and for opportunities. Or usage as Bulldog is way more than the other just go in India and almost a given time. I've watched games I can and you won't remember this but a lot of people listening this morning well. Where Perot did the very same thing. You watch last night. We'll make Dave but that's speed from behind high and I'm not kidding yeah honest to god he's skate when he wanted to really get skater did not as fast very very. Close to a but the same type of thing. We've wind up in just go in them. If you're your his teammate you'd be standing up on the bench watching and cheering for him and so where is C at this point in this game all I can do is just it's not fair to. They hit on right now as he hasn't spent enough time but. Met a few doesn't end up being the the top three of the top five I'd be very disappointed now needs is a fascinating player to watch and it's. I find it fascinating to see how the defense are struggling for Edmonton to get the puck to him. And they can't because the talent they haven't gotten over abundance of defense from. That could make great first passes so that's where a lot of times you'll see but David command really deep. Take a short pass in almost a bag just take it to defense and go. Or put the mineral point where you don't have to give it to him he just skated hey you know 8000 feet to get it up some speed you better hit him with it now. And when it comes to Sony he'll be as good as any of the guys you mentioned. When it comes to playing against him you know they highlight it on the broadcast and overtimes McCain stood a mop I think the Larson stood him up. I think in that spot you know the game plan is if you can stand a mop go for it but. If it really feels like a gamble in itself but McCabe lines of mopping gets a piece of him there and you know they're gonna be times where somebody catches Mick Davis doesn't have much. According well I'm just gonna read. Bring it read something into it uses it as if I was a player and defending against them. McCain stood up a couple of times last in both times got lucky. Because he was dead dead to rights he wasn't moving wasn't moving backwards he was almost to a stop. The missile worse than you wanna do and you have somebody like that coming down with him at that speed you'll just see each of life. But its second effort he got a small piece of him enough to throw him off to break up the play. But it's not the healthiest thing in the world to do is try to stand up to blue line on this guy and let's you can get a really early if you get a burly. And if you have the right defense partners so if I'm gonna stand up against him. I wanna force him at the Blue Line near my defense partner you have to know when you see that coming. You seem coming on the ice you know. Your defense partner which will be me that I'm gonna stand up and let us try to slow gallop or force them. So the chances are might get beat right in the small piece of him that's where you have to. Pulled him command behind almost like him behind in the middle of the race to pick up spot where. You know I was left standing because they thought I could stand up and take them so you really have to be dependent upon your defense partner. To make that an effect deploy watching meet David skate is like watching a guy on might video game speed particular all the oldies. I have what's his game for a lot of dinners and tell it I. I don't remember anyone without pay for propulsion now. And they say we'll get him early I think you better get him early because if you don't he's long gone but the problem even you say get him early. His first two strides here electrifying. So it's not like it's easy to get him early even. Even when you're almost four checking the deepened their zone that it's. So you better have a great game plan there if you wanna play effective play an effective game against the sabres did against them overall last night. Lucky. I think a few times ago luckier than me he was he was certainly. Eligible to score two goals and eyesight and a breakaway Nelson and has at a point blank shoddy had a couple wraparound he walked around the defense a couple times and didn't score. I mean they stood him up a few times the Larson try to interfere with them as much as possible now. But I mean when strides Larson says this film he's gone so is gonna take an extraordinary. Hockey player I think put handcuffs on him totally. Well buffalo gets the win. Ryan O'Reilly you know we're gonna talk about him a little bit here because O'Reilly takes the shot that goes off the post in the McCain gets his second of the night to send the overtime. The sabres in their last five games Mike it's it's the return of Jack article but it's more than that it's. Michael and O'Reilly are now your your top two senators when they're playing without those two. Mean you can do whatever you want it's not the same team you've got your top two centers back where they're supposed to be. Everybody kind of slots down the Larson line is getting better matchups I think in their producing they got a goal last night. Between Michael and it all Riley as well five games seven out of ten point rest. Like they're not a perfect team at all right now. But they're picking up points and I would have to think it's not just cycle but it's a big part of of course getting a Riley back. With Michael with Larson and having your team built on the middle the way that you intended it to be. Well we know they're good but the question was. Through that series with seven points out of seven on the last ten nevertheless Tim points I'll tell you where they've really got off got off the hook. The defense playing so well especially with the injuries they had. These. Young kids to commend played exceptionally well didn't hurt this team and as a matter of fact. The guys are coming back better be ready to go in there and be very used to play the very best hockey. Because they're going to have to be used might never take a job away from some of these guys coming up that's so well their play. No one can use as worries please junior. Running Dooley yeah happy I mean you know if you wanted to break command. And say you know it's crazy why break command let him play junior who put him in Rochester. What happens if he happens to be good enough right now and these young and they can grow at this hockey club. I mean these are things that happened there's a lot of good young players that committed belief. That don't need two years no minors the league is so young right now it's like you're almost playing junior hockey. We'll throw in some all pros every Melamed and that's but yet. Well goalie is van coolest Boston maybe make the team two years ago there was maneuver tryouts they were in a young team grown up that I think it was a one of the last cuts. And then last this year it it didn't really become as much of a thing because. On the trade for cooler coffee they had a little bit more depth so he was talking about got a commitment they got a big financial commitment to a lot of players that are rated right I mean business comes first the right there I understand that's a pipe dream that all that's not what could be done each juror and you want you want his development to go the right way and at some point becomes well. He's not gain anything down there in in juniors. But this is gathered I think he should I mean maybe you weren't thinking about him next year on the team but I think you confront them pretty much lock that in now he's another year older. I don't know this defense court is now haven't enough guys locked up think the goalie wouldn't be on the team next year that my that's my opinion but. Over emirates have very good defensive coach by the way East Coast for a lot of years ahead coats in the National Hockey League and I think you know and Terry murders and aren't priming it Terry Murray got turned out to him Terry is. You know he's capable I think who have taken some of these failures at a young age and really molding them kind of honing their skills at the right time. Gets right players put him on against the certain players that he should they should be playing against the only to gain too tough for them. And just bring them along and work with them you know the you know anybody nine minutes tonight Mets tonight and that's enough to skip through it worked through it before you know what they're playing 1518 minutes. They're bona fide and agility testing got a top four defense and all of a sudden. That the year before you never thought I thought it was you know the dream. Very tepid. And your centenarian also you know have one you have to. Now your stock you've got two other guys pulled up by then tell the president coming back. And you've got two young guys in the event planners offer if you saw a nice position via get a competition for jobs you know I've marquee team. Unique competition. Yep competition you're much better team. Well the one guy that spanned the rock back there on the Blue Line is rest mistress the line and who I think in the last two games. Ends up 12. Short. Although full power 29 or two seconds or 295929. Nelson doing it ranks thirty minutes a night for rest this first line and so. For me it's like good for him to get Beckel I mean it's a nice reward for how much they've released. Leaned on him and when it comes Selig last night's lineup a lot of really tell the players lineup last night the only player with more assists this season. The wrist a line in his mic David. A wrist the line and is getting his numbers he he is a factor for them offensively when he's on the ice and he might be the only defensemen right now. That really helps them in their offensive game tremendously demean somebody else a lot like him. His growth his his place in the league right now. How do you feel about Rasmus is game and watching them lean on him so much in this time when they're down but you know emergency calls from of the western hockey league. The fact that there are living so much is really impressive. Here's what I thought about bristled coming into the season that this had to be the year where. Get a break the mold a little bit first year was good second year was okay. He had room was talking about him he's going to be a great defenseman in the years are great defense them but how great that was a question what's the ceiling on this guy. No you can't tell at this is you can't tell after a couple of years now I know over the ceiling he has and I can go up and up and up. He has a solid. Solid defense when you can score points gets involved offensively. Very good defensively. And you just you you build a team around players like that. I know late we talked about a riot. Or Riley how great he has some. Of course cycle for my for my tastes RA I if I was going into a silly cop I wanna Riley might Timor rifle. I mean by on a site you are really do I think I can win more games and do more things but O'Reilly and I think Jack at some point you just blow game why don't but I think a rather be there every shift. And just do more damage the long run the risk to land at the just causes much problem caused many problems from the back end. He's got a lot more working room back there in less confident doesn't and a narrow lake and taken charge and the most important impressive thing to me last night is game. I mean the goal is nice. But I'll tell you one guy I would want nothing to do it is Milan Lewis each and he really worked him over hearted on the board. So he just didn't take you begin to stack. And then a vote and thirty seconds later gay in the stacked against those like. And Brad made mention it between periods he said by the way it it he's fit loose HK if he's starting to. Light up like be very very careful this point desires are certain to spend a little bit. And he still didn't get to dress eleven before the game was over so I. There's lot of things to be impressed about. Well I think looking at them with O Reilly and eichel lineup they're they're defense needs to get healthy but what I see from this team at forward is. They just have a that this is as simple as it can get. They have more good players in all opposed so is a good player. That was not on the team last year. He eased he leads the team in points crystal light and has six teams are fifteen assists fifteen assist us on pace for 47 assists this season. That leads the team in assists by a lot and as I mentioned. Edmonton to all the players on the ice make David has the most assists. Of all those players and you go open on that and into lineup to rise idol Ryan Nugent Hopkins have got to go play makers Everly. Rest mistress liner as more assists than anybody on the Edmonton team except from a David so like a real testament. Parents say he's doing its Netflix sneaky doing it he's just a very important piece of their offensive game as well. In eight plays bingo there he looks very played big moments to on the ice against certain players all of it every important moment in the given game it seems like he's on the ice. He can handle up to thirty minutes a game. I think L 2726. He you know 32 this is easy. It's not that big a difference another two or three minutes as you're talking about one or two shifts. And these are right. The ceiling is very set to go now the question will be just how good he's really good but let's see if he's going to be double really good. Nelson last night gets the winner in overtime stop it David on a breakaway. That he played well that really make you nervous that he struggled toppled. I I'm nervous they do with any goaltenders jealousy. The employee. 4050 games close almost in succession. To find out if they're really good or not I can't tell with. Play four or five games and you get injured you don't play you come back to play three more. Then the other guy goes in he plays to we have I had actually you can tonight were Edmonton misses the net five time I learned that got you down and out. I tell the guy didn't play Wallace they would still. In this city you know if anyone goaltender he'll take a look at the both cook both goaltenders certainly Nielsen had a better. Better game and tell him tell what was really young frightening as far as I could see. He's been good for them this year as he has lately and he's really taken off and he has a winning record world last night wasn't one of its. All time great nights there on top of that division right now. Yeah well I say there are sincere because as question are there in the first period has ended. This hockey club is so bad it's no better no whilst it's just they stumbled they're not work in the defense can't get the puck up. And then in the second period the camera may. Just playbook buffalo for the whole period there whatever they want it to the defense certainly get involved offensively. And then in the third period they play pretty strong in the third period also in buffalo look things up in the last couple minutes and got a great call with that penalty. That's a column I apparently Mitt might have met the difference winning and losing them hockey game. It'll Israel by 51808550. To 550 you'd like to join us to welcome to on the phone lines. It's one goal with micro to tie present a by Roswell Park Cancer Institute the official. And exclusive comprehensive cancer center of the Buffalo Sabres a one to get back we'll bounce run league a little bit we've got some issues to get to Dan Viles talked about all the things he would all while I heard that there are critical are those interest I was shocked let's follow up yet all the things files was say he liked. It for him it's the wild west out there like let's let everything go in the net so will play what Viles had to say. Get around the league stuff and also check in on the eleven day power play an event coming up this summer that is well. Quite impressive to say at least chairman white microbe tie here on WGR. The big advocate of anyway the puck goes in the that it should be allowed and kicking is one of those so I think yes you should view that you are given that I think you should feel. Director of your body in the I think try to fix should be allowed a matter of life so yeah I think we should have goals of the welcome that it should drought that I think there's easily enough which allowed just kicking motion the to move to trial. Sabres head coach Dan files smoke from yesterday. And it Joseph upside I don't know in my enterprises get sick if I came on the air and as I've been doing this look at where your. I have the kicking thing I have I think there is value to. The body being I think there's belly too like if I'm holding the stick and I punch it into the net. Out of the air with my goal with my glove it's not a lot of with a stake it is allowed that's dumb a out undo that. But if IQ on the air and said exactly Dan miles the said I get fifty taxed like you don't know anything about hockey if you want all that stuff. The head go to the sabres wants kicking. Off body high sticks he says I stick should be allowed he also went on assault over the I guess ya city wants hand passes allowed everywhere. Everywhere. So what are your thoughts. My thought certain mill because. I have hard time list that I think the fans never enough time trend. Keep in touch with his game and have a complete understanding you know it's being played. And a follow it on TV for a lot of people is very difficult we understand. We anticipate what's going to happen. But that many many fans can anticipate the gamer yet. They're learning and now all of a sudden got that all twelve new rules and I can't say never get rules all the rules would be that there are no longer rules basically anything goes anytime you say. They're gonna allow locked kicking in the net the first Texas comes in is like one we'll I'll play orders play soccer on the ice well that. Kicking wouldn't be more effective than shooting it would just be like if you're right there you can kick and I just say the goaltender rate of all the bonuses. For goals against now what are other good though I'm probably not probably not welcome redo the contract they don't three ways we have guests yeah we do we have we have gas because it's one goal with microbe tie this is your. Weekly tie and stop by for Russell park cancer Stew we've got a big event duck coming up for them. Well we have been it's we call this one goal because of the sabres in Roswell the just holding hands here and they're marching down the road to find a way to beat cancer and white but right out the map and beat it up good and get rid of it once and for all and that. I'm very confident that it's going to happen they have the right people there was a great fund raising event. Coming up in June. And July 5 it's June and July we have with us a Mike and stimulus a cow ski who are putting on this event the eleven day power play I've heard about this for couple. Weeks because our program for Allen Davis gonna be a part of as well so Ott Mike the eleven day power play this is what. It is one continuous hockey games for over 250 hours at the harbor senator June 22 to July 3. Two teams have twenty guys playing at the every senator living at every senator. Puck drops nine 8:8 PM June 22 they don't leave. Until the morning of July the third so how did you get players to get there multi month. You know and play well first of all most of us serve you know a few dollars and you know so we've been around although he got maybe have a little bit of vacation time saved up so. It's to be honest with you we've got. Probably twenty people on the waiting list that Linus in other of approached us and wanna play. So we've got more than enough interest to actually play we've got the rosters the forty guys selected as we speak. We're doing toward Roswell this afternoon with the doctors at the research center right which is going to be great event but added there's plenty of interest owners everybody just. Soon as we put the word out. These days they came they came flocking and no girl occupiers know we we put it out there we tried to get we try to get a few allow ladies to play and we didn't we didn't we were successful and and landing. So today it in the neck and how you get respect Obama it'll. Or the wife. It'll be eleven days OK so 250 hours of consecutive hockey and attempt to break the Guinness world record what is the current record you know yeah it's 250 dollars. Three minutes and when he's a agencies gonna go 12 past that lower. We we've talked about that we are gonna we're gonna go you know somewhere around an hour two hours and we'll see we feel it gives us some via just in case the others again if it does offside Jones review and they say like that they have bright but keep in mind we also we oh we also respect that. Us or another group may were trying to raise a million dollars from Roswell by the way. We ought to respect that someone else want to raise a million dollars for their event for their cause and maybe we wanna do it next year the year after so we wanna break the record. But we wanna do it. It is. So that we can do it again in the future results of answering to a 11 million units and 500000 but a million way. Yes we've already raised 200000. Number and hope players weaken go on line I understand. Back yet but a few bucks weekend yet we have we have website eleven. You know if you want I I would suggest you take care on Monday. And yes wait don't tell me he's not gonna in the office for eleven days and I says Sasha you're show me and music player with its outlets here in Montreal Canadians almost made him but it. Editor Fareed got beat up so bad. He never really splitting the music is still a good player you know well it hasn't been. I 1111 they power play dot com so that I get to think about this really impressive to me is that you're living at the rank like. People see an event like this they probably think are you gotta stream of forty guys Stanford they want another forty command pretty Q did the same people hole. I'm that's correct there's two teams at twining and will be playing with six or seven guys on the ice and goalie while the others are eating or sleeping her hang out there and went. They'll play for a four hour stint. They'll go off the ice and actual book commenced a we will have the same two teams have twenty guys. If someone gets hurt Lee has delete the venue there are gone we're playing with nineteen or eighteen or seventeen however it works out but that's. In order to break the Guinness record their very stringent on the rules that they've really yeah oh yeah. We attacked what they have an auditor there the whole they have the right to have an auditor if not we have to document everything video document and have we have got forms to fill out we've got scores she's to discretion cast matched the video. The you know the video of the of the game with dissent and everything that the validated we've applied have been accepted isn't for application right now. But they have to certify invalidate for the give us that certificate it's very stringent will they be deeply to keeping stats. Absolutely it's a group from Alberta one I wanted to be validated also because. They went through hell out there rightly it would take place in February outside the dead there's two groups in in Calle real one Calgary one in Edmonton and great group of guys we've reached out and they've been very helpful had help getting help and organizer event. One and owns a doctor with the Edmonton Oilers they they hold the record from February of 2015. These guys have done it in February in Alberta. Outside five times and raised. About six million dollars in their events so it's been there there it it's a great group of guys that got the heart's in the right place. And the other group in 2014. In Calgary raised two million dollars in one event while. For it can't do that oil country Kenya could get one of the guys from Alberta that has played in the in the game twice is coming to play with us as well milk in that period now. Erica and eleven a power play dot com reckless accounts you with us here on WGR so from the 22. To that of June the third how well Amy how will. Fund raising actually work isn't all donations online can people who once this event comes around can they go to the harbor Saturn and watch for. Five minutes cheer people on. We we have our website which is the eleven days eleven day power play dot com and on there we can comics have donations now we've we've party raised some but we're looking for sponsorship from local community. Groups businesses. And we at the event itself and they will be free we want people to mop up Florida rallied behind these guys and it's going to be a long hard days for them and they will be free to come but we will offer on 5050s. They'll have 5050s will have on the ability to sell merchandise. And you know so we'll accept donations at the event but leading up our website is a great avenue to to go to. I want to these guys are gonna have the mattress. Mattresses and X through it believes them. The company yeah extreme met just discount donated forty mattresses so we're gonna gonna build out some of the locker rooms that were not where they go after. Yeah forever and I'm good at and a black bathrobe look. Yet it's been great to communities and I mean we've had Crowley when do you branding and although clever method do vote on a website we had Wellemeyer. We're gonna have billboards that you know digital billboards account. The score. As well as that the time lapse during the game it's been it's been unbelievable my my only suggestion is that you should put Candice Johnson that path and I had a well open head doctor Johnson dropped the ceremonial first. If you. Well eleven a power play dot com is what is a long time what's that eleven days it's a long time. I think announcement bluffing and you sing your lawyers and will probably broadcasting from that this is Kenya you know keep in mind Jamie that. The guys that have signed up its it's such it's heartwarming to know that like without hesitation these guys and I'm. I said can you raise 101000 dollars most consent are raised money. So the guys there it's a special group of people both playing in organizing events so we you know we be remiss not to thank them. But eleven days you like most of us have had. The group that has been selected has been has been affected by cancer whether it be their themselves which we have survivors or their wife for their mama their debt whatever the case may be everybody's playing for particular reason. And they thought big deal eleven days I watched my. You know insert person here die of cancer or go through this at last my wife go through chemotherapy eleven days of hockey gimme a break it's not now. Well they're here during the coaching yourself against him a little bit yeah I can tell your neighbors round here our kids are believable to Judy receivers have done denigrate. Great job coach Andy Peterson Jeff Peters and fifteen new level. Our kids are ranked fourth in the country features. Pardon me good to either on their grip they're great they're they're great injures I agree motivated smaller. Yeah he's got as you know is is a passionate and it's been it's been a lot of fun and Mike Tucker who coached the sixteen Eugene receivers. Their you know their third a top ranked team in the country he's he's also one of Mike's playing with a plan and our Matt so we've got some you know it got some players that have. All the way from guys like me to two professional players environment. Whoever have a player come along where you Cisco on line this this could so special. Like you know you have so many going through your system. Certainly there is some yeah there's like blew the roof I wonder that all the time to look like you if you can no. At what age they all this guy's this this kid is gonna have a future no parents sometimes a dissolution early on 789 years old to some cancer are lights out at that age but really when you get to. Fourteen and fifteen years old when every when puberty hits in the kids that are starting become young man. And then there's a player that kind of steps up that's when you know that players special and typically they're playing at an age group or they're playing juniors at 1516. Where's the rest of their. You know what they're friends are playing 1516. There's one or two or three of those and our system Nick Cannon go up through the ranks and you know that's the juniors it was only a few years old right now. But I think they've done a really good job as as other organizations in the area but particularly you know savers with what what we're trying to accomplish and Kevin Adams doing a great job at the Helm. The support and direction of the parents is essential they can make this whole thing come together. It is to make it or break it sometimes it is it's it's a very delicate balances approach to to manage to manage. Expected that's very nice is that sometimes there's no kitten cat playing maybe as much as you want to learn what we yeah you know it's a do it's it's a it's a very delicate balance and it's it's not sometimes not easy to do it's it's. But you know if your if your focus on the kids and you can get the parents focus that. We're trying to develop in your children into. College players or may be beyond. And in get in synergy with that that's the most important thing and I think with our organization. We do a great job developing on. Off ice and ice and make sure that we're developing good young man and not just not just to hockey players. But let's accounts the and stimulus desk as well for the eleven day power play the website its eleven day power play dot com that's eleven with numbers right. Yes OK 11 day power play docked Amylin and a power play dot com. An attempt to break the Guinness book of world records for longest continuous hockey game that's coming up in June I you can donate now of course make plans to. You know save up some money by a lot of 5050 tickets in only be a part of it that you're lumping all volunteers. I just wanted to shout out for volunteers I'm reading an army of volunteers to help these guys get through the eleven days anything from coming to. Via the welcomed us some merchandise. We need. On ice rocks weenie tiny keepers. We need massage their offense we need a lot of help we've had a lot of people on stuff poppy can go to our website and click home tab got involved. And you can sign up to volunteer we really appreciate. Very good well what you're doing so little I. Well it's somewhat familiar with thank you if you think you freer good program as well really gives them special in your life. Think the best luck with the event and if you wanna just you know Ron Allen racquet so he's out for a couple weeks I'm here is gonna come back little flare ups I was gonna have to fight the disconnect at this career. Eleven a power play. Dot com I'll hear me thank you very much experience you think this wraps up one goal Mikey and on the hall anywhere right even a moderate my movement and I wanna get back we'll get back. Some of our calls on the sabres. On last night's game between the sabres and Oilers but also. The cartel Jones. Conversation it's barely started but I think it has started to. Obviously we have to deal throw the football if people are gonna get it down a little bit that's been inconsistent. Obviously that that can help us to. Those that coach Rex Ryan. 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And Joseph McDonald writes this is something I mentioned earlier in the show I think it's dead on it's always. It's funny how works this way it's the way that it. Has to be a hockey players are raised. To just be the most. Publicly be humble all now know it's not about me. So Joseph McDonald writes of meet David and eichel. That they will quote realized they impact the impact they have on the game especially the rare times when the top two picks play against each other. They dislike all the hype but maybe one day they'll accept it and actually become comfortable talking about each other. And I in the same boat with that I mean you get the sense that they. You get the sense that Michael gets annoyed at the questions and I don't blame him he's his entire career. He's then. What overshadowed by. Make David if he goes the year before in the act bled year it's probably not the same conversation most agree that if Michael goes out in a different year. He's number one a lot of years site is number one over Yucca cloth and over Ryan Nugent Hopkins but. You don't get to pick the year of economic draft you're born and you're in a draft Jiri if you're in with Vick David. Euro overshadowed so. It's kind of funny that the note that each of them said it's not about moss beat David set all there's a lot of one on one matchups in the league that are great. Think EA EA yet I do get a sense of and I say this lovingly of my fellow media cohorts but. For the for the media Pope the newspaper. Not just the radio newspaper blogs TV it's fans to any time. You feel like scolding people for talking too much about how it's one guy against another guy like Michael over it David. Like. Take a number lacks a little bit there are 82 games a year it's a lot of games it's about two points every night. But you know just because fans want focusing in. On the two stars that were let's be honest sabres fans were obsessed with these two players for a good full year. And a lot of us were willing to throw away 82 full games for one of these two players. So one but two of them are on the ice at the keybank senator. It's okay to admit. Sure it's about two points most nights but tonight it's about watch in a the two guys that are bowl a part of sabres franchise history mean economy David might never play for the sabres. But sabres fans will for the next fifteen years remember him. Remember talking about him so much in juniors and remember talking about Jack cycle in college so. I get it you'd you know fear of hockey purist and hockey. Humble guy that needs ever want to say it it's always about the team team team again it we get it. Cut us a break man you know like we'd we gave up a year. Mean anymore to watch this all play out and export the fuel races. That are sports team won. And last night's now is evident the Super Bowl on it if they ever meet the playoffs that'll be the Stanley Cup and that'll be great but you know. Don't try to shame me. Because I like talking about a match up of two superstar caliber players. Or both wonderfully gifted and make the game more entertaining simply by being on the next. Soap box step off all been put away sorry good. Thank you for that. 8030550s. Our phone number Ireland or turn we talked about cart L Jones briefly. A play let's talk a pot you had to say about this we can run this back sell said yes card Al could get. Called into duty. In a specific set of circumstances so if you miss that from this morning when we get back we'll play what Sal had to say. I think he said there were three things that had to happen the three things that have to happen for card Al Jones to get picked to start. Over Tyrod Taylor about this week but moving forward will recap that. Feature thoughts on whether or not it's crazy. Because you're giving up too quickly on Tyrod. I wanna talk about that too I'm pretty much giving up on Tyrod in it doesn't mean he's the worst quarterback in the league but. I've given up. For now. We'll see if you have as well on WGR.