Jan 18, 2017|
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Always a minute here what it. And then must. Broken up at the center which you want to be on that drags it over the life visit shot. Right ball then ball that kept buffalo I don't know of legal. Are shipped to the second they're you know do. Unfortunate bounce or break puck to that they're. Got to give credit the put up there and come out going and that he gets these that goes off Jake and this in ten minutes we're on you know the two down three to the game. Taken away by Molson and picked up by Cal O'Reilly but he can't get it out of the zone please give me. Go to the plug it up climate the climate around behind the goal captive by the lives out in front Matthews. Second period they get a lucky on fortune off favor and then. I make mistakes in the second goal and you know they go over momentum and then that matches here has sort of my third. You can climb back. Times maybe I guess you're get a little too little too cute and no we've had successfully pump pucks and at an end get bodies there's so I was a bit of pre game I think that things need to be a little bit cleaner and executions. Will better when it's bonus. But on WG ER Sports Radio 550. Good stuff. So he's right they did play a fairly decent game well I I I thought their first period was very guts right and then. Second period. I happen when you know goals from Matt Martin from old and the wall going. What the back and they're all a little goals off for African McCabe that'll happen two and thirty seconds then and you're not that great guy. As stupid and Matthews goals not a good goalie either while they broke down on the African play not just broke down but imagery guys go behind the net loan covers Austin Matthews I'm no old. The hockey goaltending coach but. Talked to a like I don't know anybody that severed dog that. You know Twitter gives you a lot of experts on that stuff I will share some of the tweets has been back to tell about Ayala allowed a game last night body when that pass comes out in front letters already on the ice and he stays there he never stands obviously push out isn't challenge the shooter so. Why is awesome Matthews picked a corner because the goaltender allows him to. And bark like. Give yourself a better chance there so all yikes when it comes to you know goaltending fundamentals of all people that. Watch this team watched the sabres in watch letter. The are not all that impressed by his fundamentals did not that I know specifically I just trust the people would do now since. I thought if you bet because I thought he had aside I would use the word solid he didn't have to beast that spectacular against Dallas site body was so I'll. And I thought it was good the first parity really wasn't tested that much did nine shots and make. I mean I think he had he had a nice stop on Sasha cop who read in like straight to the net because nobody decided to check him. And then he had one other and I stop I think in the first first purity was it was gut and then. You know that the goal off McCabe what are you gonna do but the Marten goals terrible minutes is awful. An and magical you can make your point Iowa I was morneau and why three guys are gone behind the net but cycle doing back there were two defenseman. And then they get stuck behind the net so friends out of position fully and is only those got a goal forget the guy coming out with the puck because three sabres lost the puck behind the net bullying or stand by himself. The answer is probably some variation of the teams still doesn't really know what they're supposed to do on the ice. Right the system is while not complicated. It is. Not getting through no that's still too many breakdowns they should be better than this they really should. They shouldn't have to feel a lot better but they should be better. And one thing is not clear they give 43 points if they had 48 points ever wanna be very calm clear cut 48 is Florida. So. IE. I tend to get annoyed slash. I pushed back at the third doomed and everything's terrible and that makes it sound like a do nothing but defended whether sabres are going. Because they don't think they're doomed I just think they're behind schedule and there are reasons for it the question is. Who. Who's responsible for them being behind schedule and will anybody be held accountable for that. Or are willing to to change remain because they're behind schedule because your charitable lot. You tried to hire Mike Babcock. One year out of the tank Mike Babcock has team and a playoff spot where two years out of your tank your coach doesn't mom. So you know on the if you are. Watching and thinking half. And that's the coach I want first. Mr. coach ended up getting and maybe I'm seeing the difference here it is this three I think there are three things I wanna bring up but I'd like this that I. I went through Twitter I haven't put anything out yet on Twitter but the sabres game last night your thoughts and just do that disturbed you know what's in giggles. Letzing. One one guy wants lottery simulators. One guy just openly treated at us and said he's gonna need comforting today. One guy said he's never liked letters attitude and another guy said letters stopped last night means this team is an embarrassment. So we're off to a good start on Twitter. I don't think they're doomed but here's the frustrating thing. There's two things I think that are weighing on the minds of sabre fans one Toronto's ahead of them in the standings. Toronto is the guy got Babcock we didn't. Toronto is the guy the team that won the lottery we didn't Toronto is ahead of us in the standings and in a playoff spot playing seven rookies. Who I saw a note yesterday that they could be the first team as many as seven rookies. Play seventy games or more in that in that rookie year in NHL history and not only other rookies playing the rookies are contributing in a big way for them and they're succeeding. So that's it's frustrating it's like me watching Miami make the playoffs and got. You just feel worse off because they're supposed to be struggling with you know and Toronto isn't an their fun to watch and the other thing is is just this team is badly inconsistent. It's just. You know 3011 hey they lose back to back the Boston OK they go beat the Rangers to get a point in Chicago dip 31 goal lead. They get a three on one stretch and then you've fallen your face in Tampa and Carolina and come back and beat Dallas and get it done nothing didn't Toronto to fall apart the second period last night. They can't put together leaps are now what 91 and one in the last eleven games this team can't put together a an elongated streak of success. And there are there are so many other issues that we've covered over the course of the season. Nobody's happy with the defense group they have to be better back there. It wasn't worth it to give up first round pick for letter the that they're terrible in overtime and shoot outs the coach's strategy and a number of different things has come under fire season and justifiably so. But for me there are two main things one is the Toronto factor because you see that you think. Right that the the net the fans that always sees the bottle half that is gonna say. The tank didn't work the plan has failed miserably. Right now we're back to square one widget where not to get of course which is where I rolled my eyes and then I start yelling about things. And then it's. When are you ever gonna criticize the team and I think I've got lots of these securities and decide that you're right it's far from finished product they have to re they have to blow up the defense corps for the most part. They're their bottom 642 of them there's a lot of things wrong with this team. There are times I'll be honest we and so tired of rob raised keys being slow the other team down don't get into our track meet. Why why is it every game they play I've got to hear about the sabres can't get into attract new video content is there slow all right so let's do something about that this game's about speed. This game's about skill and ability it isn't about let's slow the game downtrend when it should one there's plenty of stuff you can criticize it's one thing to say. There are flaws to this team. It's it's in overstepped his say all of my god it didn't work the tanks done believe surpassed us we're doomed. Fire the GM fire the coach for back to square one call me in five years that's just an overreaction which I get. Because we live in buffalo and our teams always think they never went the second thing is that they said it's it's Toronto but it's also the consistency it's a team that some nights. Plays a good first period and it looks like crap in the second. Or is completely invisible in the first and shows up in the second or plays too bad periods and plays the third. From from game to game from period to period this team is unbelievably inconsistent. It doesn't surprise me. At all or religion means they might not be flat out got enough that wall that's very very clear I mean you know lot anyone that says one day they're good one data or not that's what it's like to be very bad as what a bad golfer obviously gets bogeys on one hole in the mail I got a birdie here. Right I mean it's when the bills finished 500 we'll look at our eight Nader seven and finally got to got. All right there have been their average stay right right so I don't like consistency is a word because I think it's award that failing teams to use. To trying to explain no no no really were better than this week's need to be consistent in being better I don't you lose more than you win so. The of the consistent thing like the sabres are very consistent. What they do and since Jack cycles come back bill of their consistent they score a little bit more and they still lose not as much but. Read too much. That's part of the frustration too we knew they'd struggle without uncle. Michael's back. And they're better than what they work but there's still not gaining enough points and not winning enough hockey games to. To get back up in the division where they play badly they struggle in the Atlantic Division games that couple text here's a good one then this is another part of the leafs. It sickens me to throttles able to get rid of their bad contracts we're saddled with moles in the goes in Gionta Georgia's Plosser coach is not very good. The bad contract thing that Toronto did. They got out from under horrible deals they did it. And they stock what stockpile picks and they drafted young players and the other thing you get jealous sub right. Isn't it Alex knee Lander were in the leafs organization would he would would he be buried in Rochester and told about next year. Maybe or maybe he would just be up there of one of their 35000 rookies and have liked it all fourteen goals it doesn't seem like the leafs are afraid of giving up goals it looks like there. Interest did in. Coaching their players to the speed of the game and what ultimately will be the speed of the game going forward and that's why they'll better. They also haven't had very many injuries it's worth pointing out Morgan Riley might be hurt which will be their first significant injury of the season for Toronto yet they've lost a lot of man games. And they play a more fun silent. You know do you wanna make today show about Toronto you're enemy today show about buffalo because they're separate topics that are tied in together. But I'd find myself. Exhausted right now you know me I've held out hope for this thing from the start I draw over the tank. I do not I do not for a single moment regret that. That was the right thing to do it still will have been the right thing to do. The guys that they acquired our people their best players in will be here like ten years. So pardon me if in year two or not gonna call it insane like who shouldn't have done that in our you'll see they pouring down too far all your right I guess that they have common villain vanic they'd still be good. Or Ryan Miller like what they gonna do if you look at the last. Ten years at this franchise the most fun stretch they had us on Tyler Myers showed up in was awesome. That was it. Myers showed up in his rookie season they won the division out of nowhere but that's what adding one stud defenseman did for them. And right now I don't know what they're gonna find that guy if it's in the draft this year because they're drafting in the top five if it's in trade if it's Brandon cruelly. But. We've set a pretty much since the start of the season this is negligence and death by blue line. Like well that's who ultimately looks like what it is you don't have three defense pairings you probably don't even have to. Cooley is another example there are examples of players who just should be here because they're better than what you have here and they are not as one and the Israeli should be here and why Arctic. They are because I don't think the general manager has concrete expectations for this year but said. Ever every interview we were kids. Not the way you do business that's I wasn't expecting leads to do what they're doing this year but they are playing well their stick with their I know the sabres were hoping to be where those guys aside and Noel best guys on the ice did not do that elite. He can tell he's not better than. Some of these port I know the Lauria he's better than glory for sure. Goalie isn't better than half the defense I just play these I'm sorry and yelling you know your play these guys to write I know who are. I don't know. Because they trust the process and because Tim Murray is a patient man. Listen to every conversation he has a Mike Schobel the Bulldog when Michael's hurt. It's well you know wanna see how this team response to this they didn't respond nothing changed Michael came back well let me see what this team looks like. You know now that the healthy they'll look healthy nothing's really changed -- we are more than halfway into the season that was won last week two weeks ago he says I'm not sure from a buyer or seller. I mean c'mon please you're gonna buy when Michael got hurt try and sit like save the season anyway. Because I know you can't get Jack cycle but you can try and do something. And if you wanna save your season one thing other teams will do is fire coach if things are going well they're not gonna do that right. They didn't fire their coach when they had windows to fire their coach. So to me everything about the sabres looks like this year they were gonna try to sneak in a one more year of building them and hope it looked a little better to kind of get everybody say like. Hey look they went from 81 to 91 though that's what I expected right and it's it does look like it's gonna happen and the injuries are a factor. And being cool cause injury they thought cool couple's good human cola gobs and there he does look very good. So you've got a team that was supposed to take about ten point step and right now they might take a negative step. Does anybody care about that my feeling is you kind of don't. We kinda don't because every time Marie talks. It's about patience and it's about the process he's not gonna. Bring up the Lander and you know stomped his roles he's not gonna new mortgage the future and make a trade as if and I said this a few times every time we talked about making a trade he acts like if he makes one. Or he trades this guy for that guy. That he would derail the entire. Blake it fits perfectly aligned thing that can have one piece moved out for another piece for a short termer for one season. Well there are few things public didn't call scud people lineup already don't Treo 550 I think. I wrote down a few thoughts as you covered a lot. What he mentioned ten years I thought about that this morning. I'm I'm getting ready for work and I'm thinking about different things and and you know last night's game was depressing and all that stuff and I started thinking about. You know. How sabre fans are feeling how buffalo sports fans are feeling and you know you can't it's hard to separate the sabres in the bills and if one team is down and the other team isn't playing well it just makes things even worse and I thought about the sabres and you brought up the year they won the division they win the northeast division they play Boston in the first round playoff what happens. Johnny boy checked takes Thomas that it got receivers run the first round. Maybe it would've won that series of bad X they sell that and they went out but it doesn't matter they lost the next year they going crazy second half of the season run but play Philadelphia. What happens hey look Tyler Ennis scored there a winner on all isolate the second round the blow that game they lose in overtime they got blown out in game seven end of the year. It feels like I thought about those two series. And I am sitting there this morning getting ready thinking it feels like you know we know about the seventeen year drought for the bills. And it affects everything we think about what every coach every GM. And it feels like the sabres haven't been in the playoffs in ten years. It feels like they have I know they have but it feels like they haven't been a playoff team a really good team playoff team since the conference finals teams it just feels like there in this fallacious to route. And I think that's part of the for me I can't speak for all of you. That's part of the frustration to an and I think the other thing is that you've talked about the rookies. I didn't look at all the guys that Toronto is playing it you're just I quickly looked up willing Neil lender. And the lender did spend some time in the minors he was playing in Europe and brought them all three played. Half the season with a Marlys in the AHL two years ago last season he played half the season with a Marlys and he came to Toronto he's been up ever since. If I I am I think there is I wouldn't say to you can't stop the growth of a player plot in this instance. One again was shot. Why why don't we get right sometimes juniors guys stick around begin the season what was it like a nine game window let's take a look at the kids see what he can though. Tyler Myers did that right and if he plays really well guess what will keep me or not goes back to junior. Why can't you bring mile under any given a shot and look and see you can handle it maybe again maybe well the retired to the pre season he looked lost on the on the ice. But his speed and his ability is something this team needs right now why not give me shot. Why is Justin Bailey go back to Rochester I have no idea why he's at Rochester. Give much if you don't why. Right and callow Riley is up and Keller Riley costs and peak time on that second goal I know it goes it's a week when I'm liner but c'mon. How long do you look for disease that was the Rory Fitzpatrick times seven a did you could've knit negotiate a sweater in the time the clock is it is feet and I know that stuff. That's really tell what it's he put. Old man you need something better their and you know you you see Neil Lander I get that I'm more about cooling. I can't believe you think agree that this this defense corps would even better without brand goalie Ed. Any comes back and emergency recall is fine he's fine fit right in its not. Not even he wasn't you know maybe you liked him in the pre season but he went back to juniors because he's the lat eligibility back there. It's he comes back during the season. As you're watching Georges and cool cop and Franzen and make you knots. This kid comes in an emergency recall plays well past the go back by the rules and you sit there going why. Why why why why is he not hear why do you have to play these other guys. The hope for next season. The hope for them in the future is that this is again a guy do this through in the tank like hey guys you realize a lot of players in this team won't be here next year and on defense I hope three guys stay. It's like wrist the line and McCabe and maybe could doom her mean I don't know Marie thinks of Bogosian but. No. You know widely drag in the guide down behind the net last night to stay right here we are closer step for stats that I think it's not a dangerous. Why you have all the important shut them out the terrible penalty it's just. You know we're we're like we're not used to talking about in game decisions and playing Smart mentally tough because reduces summary losses some but no man. And Toronto drives it home in L there's an article today sports that Doug chalking up the five teams in their rebuilt. This is the other thing about drives me nuts I don't book people save the sabres is wrong. When it comes to files in the system when it comes that if their defense being sorely lacking the only defensemen they have a real substance that indicate is another one of these guys are Darcy picks. Where's Tim Murray's defenseman any of them the answer is it's goalie was not near its goes you know we traded for France and that he signed and cooling off. Like you've been on the job for how long and you have not been able to make this defense better than mess like. It's not wrong to expect this team to have been better but the police are giving me one saving grace and I mean it's. By the least being good. People can't comment means say it and you thought you could turn around quickly from a tank you handicap and their two years before who picks first. Florida what they do. They won the division yeah. Think it does not have to take this long the tank was right it's only wrong when you blow it. So he sabres stop blowing it. Teams are showing you it can be done a very quickly get to. Likes people say in the bills or five years or right really I watched the raiders go from three and thirteen to what should have been there is no seat in two years it yet two years removed from a three and thirteen and cars were the only here to we think everything needs to take seven years. And with the GM right now. It shouldn't be taking this long he probably knows it and he has that he has that he passed the B he's the picture of patients well. I don't have patience. They're there you can't have patience when this team is just kind of treading water like this there's there's no reason. And an end of the season that they each person has different expectations I didn't expect the playoffs but I expected this team to get get to around ninety point you expected. Fought well yeah I do oral you know like season well compared to detect anything would have been but I also expected the ability to lie to yourself a little bit you expected maybe he'll get like a month or they you know they go around like police right now there's 71 in one yep and we'll think may in the future so bright. But this season has been such a slog. And that even people that are very committed to the idea. That it's going in the right direction. Not doubting it yeah I think part of the problem is as you mentioned we did this a little bit yesterday pull up the roster. And look at it. And think how many guys would you really wanna keep your going forward and I didn't think this was gonna be another season of this of one half a dozen guys easily that are on this roster. Here's at least three defenseman is probably three or four Ford tried to get your easily get six or seven guys that you look at and go are. Not on this team going forward and I I didn't think I'd be in that mode this season the question is does Marino the difference. Is Bogosian. Well I am not lacy doesn't what is he watching. It is cool a coffin got an equal God's a god they targeted for trade. And fifth in a marine the last interview said. An interview that he had when he came here likes when because in the pre season he ran into the door or whenever it was got I don't I was eager about Bruce is talking about how media previous injury combined at that injury. And I just can't get a lineup there so like that ends up being a really bad trade what you need is puck moving defenseman he had one. You didn't like mark has a that's fine you but when cool lookup was playing he was a turnover machine as the one bad decision after bad decision after bad and he looked like a rogue agent that we just didn't everything felt like out there. And I'm sure letter will get a lot of calls today. Because yeah you know this is a franchise that has for a long time had really strong goaltending Lennar has not been terrible. They're goaltenders as a pair have for most of the season vent above average up so if you call and you wanna be mad the goalies I get it. But it's just it's not on my list of the things that I'm upset about because if liners no good they'll find a guy. But goalie will always will always fall in your lap and that just find one but that's part of the frustration richer emirate why did you have for trumpet I've no idea and we gotta talk about that too. Letters and our FA. What kind of commitment is to Murray gonna make the guy they gave up a first round pick for the assigned to a three year deal why right now I I mean he's been okay. But commitment number one goal amuck and do that it's still a toss up between he and Nelson at this point. All right. I don't know what I felt got a funny to a got a guy that's it I was not feeling really good coming into work today I felt good. Daniel writes in would they be on pace for 91 if Jack can misty Cordova season ending injuries of the number one factor as far as say. Daniel yes but today's a day for yelling yeah what. No you know what it's today's the day he's right but it doesn't it's not the 100% you don't just write everything up and say cyclist when he won games. He's back. And they're gaining more points by percentage since she's been back but. You still look at him and realize there are a lot of issues with the and I wonder how much like is this the right coach for Michael and Reinhard and a Riley and Cain. You just have the right coach for your players and they've got some defenseman that if they jump in and get active like Bristol line and McCabe. Friends and offensively I suppose right they they play so conservative and they do stretch passes to dump it in and they dump and chase all the time and you just. Do you have the right coach and system yet. OK let's give we got to get a break in but we got folks on hold hang onto your spot and if you're on your way to work don't worry about it we'll get you a note if you're gonna be late for a few minutes. 8030550. To join us. 888550. To five feet to get a lot of stuff on Twitter but we always love your entry on the phone lines. So grab eleven call and share with us this morning on WGR. Frustrating you know it's a restaurant. Myself and sometimes it states that have been pretty good here. Ago and and keep on them. Think here there's amendment and experiences here let in more than three things one through. Ago. His hopes disposition and I don't like to give up I don't like to get out of the game and competitive guys. I just don't like to give up and and something or start. I've seen this is the video of letter it's on the Internet people are put out shifts whenever you wanna. What you're supposed to do of course you know stared down the coaching was it that the guy would you expect I'd be glad I be angry too I just got pulled from a game. I just gave up a bad goal a couple of minutes earlier of using a wanna go sit on the bench now like the play through it and trying to do better so yeah I'd be angry too. And be throwing equipment probably did you see. Barely won over by the bench. There is a woman in the Ferraro waved to him about phone and that he waves Oka and immediately some real solid waste take himself he's on the SEC's distracted what was happening was and like during TV time out. The woman was holding up a phone face timing their son who was home sick to death. And Broadway he wave well clearly wasn't focused him Sosa I'm not gonna say that's a problem. Ahmanson the problem is the second goal and positioning on the clerk. But hey if you is that position because he was thinking more about waving to people taking a cellphone video right. 8030550. Join us we got the lines of wanna hear me this morning and now you understand that. Have you want. What's the biggest problem with the sabres in your opinion and maybe you think this is guys it's. Injuries and it's hard to judge with all the injuries you can let us know will go to Mike in Amherst Mike here on W jogger right ahead. According Gary. I'm getting news. And I had the board met over they had to banner and they're already sick of them. Honestly I that the game. My Monday when we played Dallas. Great game. You know is okay Dick game. But he goes back to back and it's getting. Anymore dumber by the week where egos then let's bad goals. The defense. Please get rid of and then. And you know whatever Ireland's that you wanted to read them just get them out detain. Send them a year of Rebecca park serve whatever you want to do Howard. Already done what they wanna see. Murray at the end of the season now want to see what happens that are coats and wanna see what happens that general manager of a slim very sick of it. What do you think the owners doing about this you know I wonder. They hire vials mob who has the Stanley Cup I felt this way about the bills and that is that the owner to fire ranks would be to say. I'm gonna fiery guy that has had more success and my team has come in the last ten years. And if you as the sabres fired Dan Viles month. How does the NHL world look at that because you get to the rules would care what the NHL world says about them. I I hope they don't Terry does necessarily care with the bill thought of the people of the million NFL world thought of firing Rex Ryan but how do you think they reacted to that nobody I would would they be less likely to do it because they just did it with their football team yes. I can see that factoring in yes I would hope it doesn't but I could see them thinking it is a million things he defector think about the fire racks and that probably felt like that was the right move no problem the go to Lynn that press conference happens the Whaley press conference happens then the higher Sean McDermott who I guess you know it's fine fine spot higher if you if you like that. The appear to be struggling to hire an offensive coordinator enough they fire files ma who. I don't know how respected he is in league circles that the guys with cops have plenty of respect coming their way. Now they're gonna fire Stanley Cup winning coach because their team that tanks two years ago isn't good enough yet again it would just it would seem to me that. It is miles begets fired as in the league say geez from goalless one did you expect this you've got a long way to go. No you don't have a long way to go that's the whole point of watching Toronto. I'm trying to think that I I think Toronto as the best example I mean I think there are teams that I want I wonder why the sabres are behind him in the standings. You were talking about Caroline in the break or bring up bottom and ending Otto would be this far ahead of the sabres in the standings at this point either. So. I think it would. I guess that why would be in the pro ghoulish head to heads. It's hard to preach continuity. And then fire both of the coaches of your are eager to sports teams after two years on the job. And that's exactly what they'd be doing. Continuity continuity continuity Rex is gone after two years and bows was gone after two years. I really don't care what the rest the league would think that's the right move for the organization like getting rid of Rex was the right move. I don't care about. I don't care about continuity well we can't fire guys can't keep firing coaches every treasury or have they stink what's the point of keeping him around my nobody ever says that hockey right right. There's the but it but it won't care right now they don't bring up continuity and IQ why why not but if if he's not if Bob is not good enough after two years make a change. I think that the goal is. The bigger the more the more likely reaction from the blue goose will be. I don't think they would fire anybody but I think David go to GM timber and say what's next on Ali roster this is not worth. And he would say today I got injuries. Right now that's not a miss Michael a ms. Kane and his O'Reilly I missed and it's. I missed cool cough now who I'm sorry haven't had chance to see him because we trade for that guy's supposed to be one of our big upgrades the offseason. Ai I've I've had my injuries and the and and many would say. What how many points do you think this team should have right. And that's of that the fair question for any sabres and they have 43 always they have a brought about a half a dozen more 49 there. There are some games they've kind of you know. I mean if I lower away if I were the GM better in my speech take I realize who wants six more points I'm sorry. I'd like things to be better to and then the follow up is what you gonna do about it. Yet is it seems like nothing I get it but if you look at this team okay I just I said that the lineup they played last night that you brought up injuries right. Cooler Koppen Georgia's throughout. I'm not sure you get many sabre fans who would say if they were healthy this team would be any better certainly not George is okay. And it's moments certainly not cool to copy there not what based on what he has done while in a sabres uniform. You can look but the entire fourth line from last night doesn't need to be here. Nicholas to Laurie A cal rally and that Molson none of them need to be Molson got off to a hot start he got a whole bunch of goals on the number two power play. But it's still a contract that's that you'd love to get rid of Franzen played last night to go to played last night Faulk played last night after defense scored it suited up last night doesn't need to be here. Talk about it about eight guys last night that I would move off this roster and two other guys that are injured right now I think I can find a place for Larson. But the other two defenseman now so you could tell me about injuries to Emery and I'll tell you got about eight at least eight guys maybe ten. That probably aren't good enough to be on this roster shouldn't be if you're building a Stanley Cup team they're not playing on this roster. That's my problem with chip with him. Plus you give a first round pick for the gold the goaltending is not a problem I know people are frustrated letter the letter that the guy just called. I'm sick of it I'm I'm I'm done with letter I'm not. He's been okay he's he's been he's what does 940 save percentage that's okay by NHL standards right now he and Nelson both been all right. That's not what's hurting this team so. I I I get the frustration letter I'm just not there he's so far down on my list of things and players I would board off this roster he's not even in the top ten. The problem with letter is why did the GM Feeley had to give up a first round pick Ottawa to get Robin Lehner. When Devin double that went for a fourth and Ken Talbot went for a second and you know guys removing all over the place for outside of the first round dismantled that's. It really is amazing and has been criticized since the moment it was made. It was also met it was made the day they draft that Michael and traded for all right. So like it kind of did get lost in the shuffle but I hit someone say to me how come are losing catch any flack for that letter trades like oh he does. I think it might be that the move that for fans that want him. Gone are held accountable or anything like it's his move there more than any and he's made a bunch of traits became trade. Ike now McCain is producing the way he is a catalog wider right at twelve goals now. He's playing a thirty goal pace. Considering how many games he's missed yet to try to and he went all first month without a goal right Cain has produced. Bogosian Iowa's opera goes who was kind of a throw in in that deal and I'm on now you might. Not really care of these part of the deal. You know Stafford miers and remiss those two army has not put producing Major League and Brendan LeMieux liked. Okay we'll see if Brennaman knew ends up being as good as Evander Kane. The O'Reilly deal Greta rank on the door often I think there were worried about GT conference in that deal big I'm happy with O'Reilly happy with Cain. The letter deal is. Not only the players you could've drafted that went after that is that the Colin White wonders that connect Munich. You had players that were available the you could take him call I would have been nice. You could have traded a first for maybe a top four defensemen. Their pride that that seems reasonable and to use it on a goalie. Man I we hated the day it was made it doesn't it doesn't matter how good lottery it's. You trip over goalies on the way to the stadium like they're just everywhere. And shown up and playing good games. He ponders Nelson has the latest goalie that they trip over and found and I can't look. He was an idol for save percentage and he's actually had a pretty good year Chad Johnson Chad Johnson and Oliver. I mean just. Briefly you are slob a lock in his com. Eagle 30515. Join us for guidelines of when I hear from you sabre fans Mike in south buffalo earlier on WG jogger right and. Our. A bit what are all at our. Output I want longer we get I'll I'll. How much I have four. We start thinking about who and I'll voters are about Lou that it. Odyssey made it ought. The bat or outlive it doesn't know. You know I know written in that period so it and I hope belt it out there are. You know I. I want I want every ball. Yeah I give him beyond this season I mean I'm I'm not enough fire either one of these guys and those I could I could see Symbian on the hot seat but I wouldn't I wouldn't firing yet. I'd wanna see what he does what this roster. Address make it better as I said for me it depends on each person and your expectations by expectations were this team would be would take a step from last season. And compete. In the division in the conference be in the mix for playoff spot but I didn't expect them to be in the post season they're not right thought they'd be for a number of different reasons. Put it for me that's not grounds to fire the GM. So I would give him the mandate to make this roster better I would have him explain to me why he thinks the cool look off trade was a good one why he you know wide they. What what do you think of the Goshen wise he's still here. How are you gonna make the defense score better why hasn't glee here wise in Bailey here where the prospects that come in here and make an impact and make this team better next season. There are a whole bunch of questions I have for him and I give him another year to to make some changes and fix this roster and make it better and I'd like to be in the playoffs next season. But I wouldn't I wouldn't firemen after after this season I'm not there yet myself Murray yet by als not. It's funny but I think the bigger problem is Murray's roster. I think bows a would be the first ago mean typically you're gonna fire the coach my guess is there there are issues it sure sounds like there are issues with the system. Whatever he's doing there might be clashes going on with the players maybe these guys don't believe in what he's teaching them maybe they don't get what he's teaching him there have been numerous times are we look at some of the strategies and go. What do you do so I I would absolutely see bows. On the hot seat going before Tim Murray would go. If there's a move the sabres make I think it's the coach and that would be. Well we're it just it's not working this coach with these players his system with this group something's amiss so we're gonna go find a different coach. I don't think either guy's going to be fired but. But the other and that led to the pro. Ration yet it's frustrating that we can't even just beat Carolina. In all 49 points. One point outside the playoffs. Talking I mean if they had seven fans they might have a conversation about what it's like to make the playoffs again and buffalo can even be Carolina liked it or some. Collapsing teams that we've seen coming the islanders are not a rebuild their to collapse and and we CNET we knew that was coming from Detroit is not in a rebuild Detroit is in the mid it is that they've been confident reason the last couple years yes they should have made the playoffs last year they did they're gonna miss this year and it's not a surprise that Detroit's collapse has been foreseeable and Babcock saw that coming why do you think I mean I'm got out there at the right time in the Western Conference in Europe you've got rebuilding and collapsing. And Winnipeg where today. Now academy in the middle I guess mom here's the good news. Arizona sabres still ahead and let them rest of the Vancouver look like they were gonna just they're the most die there in a bit of a collapse there of Colorado is in a collapse in their real Kyle you've got teams that are clearly going up teams that are clearly going down calorie started to go up and then they went down now I don't believe the sabres anywhere near collapsing I just think that there like you said. It treading water or Jesus. You just sitting here. And you probably should be moving for a little bit you know you look around at the other teams that did exactly what you did you think. C'mon Mike. Secure and a go cart Chris. At the at the track in your cart doesn't go as fast as the others and you feel the panel floor yeah you're like come on what is hey something's wrong with my card here I definitely I'm supposed to be going as fast as they are that's actually happened it was a with the attendant got I got it right what's happening here. I've been evident in a jet ski toward him and embodies wedding once every us fly in my jets use of limping across the finish line. That it's the machinery. 830550. To join us this morning. 888550. Q 550 you can then you can share your thoughts on the sabres. When European and what's the biggest problem right now paltry did in the sabres are to quality defenseman. And the defense of forward away from being redolent I agree with you on the quality defenseman that's for sure I think it is on as a puck moving defenseman. Yeah not bad at adds obsolete they at a home clear they need talk moving defensemen they might. You know. Want system that carries the clock more than a stretch passes and dumps and chases all right we'll grab your calls we get back 8030550. K Roby coming up at 8 o'clock with a one goal show also the latest on the bills out will join us at 730 he's got an article up on our website about Greg Olsen who might be the bills next offensive quarter and a coordinator will break that down without 730 MW GR. After the hockey. Me coach coach hill talked about loss last week here which Skoda. For us somewhere to clear the first ten minutes I mean we were played Connecticut the union it's gonna bring that. We'll carrying got a goal last night for the sabres. Creative until fore check and Frederick Anderson forced the bad pass that led to. The sabres first goal Kyle post so Howard G every break we'll get some calls in here 8030550. To join us. 888550. To 515. Were venting about the sabres today I've. Electric yelling about the sabres and yelling about the bills coach search and then yelling our pets heads or fallen like if the fat dumb and dumber style. So it's one of those days reader just delighted to be a talk show a sports talk show host in buffalo. Let's go to North Carolina Kevin you're on WG Argo read ahead. Morning guys morning. Initially can explain our other hang around these guys pop or so one group. Their crew not a quote from a younger guys Corey. As a possibility. Any. Well I wonder about I added I hadn't thought about that we'd look at as well that like. Maybe the sabres but it that the expansion draft protections are based on how many years pro you've had so. You know you bring up Bailey he would NAFTA to protect him and even I Cohen Reinhart don't have to be protect Dooley would have to Dooley would not at 3% first year pro right so. I I don't think that's the case you might be playing the waivers game. Where the Laurie would need to be wave where Bailey doesn't occur so we union would play the numbers game we want to lose a player they did just waved Eric grant and he got picked up. And score. And they had to take him back to count and okay yes can say after seventy something games have no goal no air no they're dear friend got to be obvious intent to blow ruling from the NHL last night you know how that is that the deal that's me ice where yeah we saw that earlier this is their last season the official met great blow the whistle and he didn't get it done in time right. So did the intent to right. So there crank article taken last night greatly from Nashville and did the expansion draft. I. I don't know who are they going to protect. They have. The protect Lennar. Zell pre tax burden Bristol line and McCabe of McCabe and I hope they don't protect ago I hope not either. But you need to predict another defenseman Aaron and a might be maybe it's to do when if he's signed in eligible if I don't know. I can't believe this REIT saying that. Another guy twit guy treated in tune with the same common it's you suppressing talent to protect him from the draft but again most of these guys if we're sitting here talking about Bailey Baptiste Cooley. Neil lender none of them would be subject to the expansion draft right because it's first and second year pros are exempt rent. And you'll get one player taken. It might be the waiver game that they don't wanna lose assets for nothing that was going have stole already get waved month. Honey I mean. Ney admitted plan on trading Georgia's at the deadline that the list could be of trading guys who look off Gionta maybe try to trade Georgia's big. When it comes to big contracts that are on tradable. No once said that Roberta Wong goes contract was on tradable Longo had a press conference reset I'm stuck here what do we talk about the top of the hour. Dion for the first traded moves David Clarkson was traded Trotta dumped off some contracts you would have thought no one would terrible contracts nearly get rid of so can you would talk to Las Vegas and say here you take Zach Bogosian will give you a second round pick. Or a little you know wink wink future considerations and then went into being a second round pick it right we'll hook up yeah help themselves. 80305 if you hold on we got some folks wanna get too and what we get back. I want Jeremy dementia when he mentioned to me in the break about about one at for sure you would have been screaming at your television set last night when you saw this happen twice. Eagle 30550 join us when anyone is in the break I'll tell you the break which I already forgot what I said all right. I'm excited the is that it tees where I'm I'm even gonna find out what I said it is great win against code is dress text that right now. To 72881. 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