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We're committed to winning and you wanna. Thought people say that Clinton and find out who is committed to it from trying to bring in the right people trying to commit to a with the traffic screens each year there's a lot of distractions leave but it. It's tough make the right decisions good and when you got everyone going the same direction whenever it's most important thing is that eventually try to get to Super Bowl when you're trying to make decisions that help your team not only immediately but also in the future and that's what gives you chance that you don't have their own homes in direction and makes a lot tougher. And it's on a tremendous job in opposite though very good football team a good all three phase of the game they compete hard they're tough. They play well under pressure they're young. They have a lot of lot of speed on defense there ought to play makers on all fonts. Scalps back Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator soon to be San Francisco 49ers head coach. Then the other guy you know bill Belichick's Super Bowl opening night was last night the two teams introduced to fans admitted maid park. Media session as well today is media day at whatever they call the stadium down their now and our energy field energy okay. So it's media day today and then the team to begin practicing tomorrow in advance of Super Bowl L hi Howard Jeremy break with you here on W jar we're grab and the bond. This morning with the Shanahan backpack story and whether or not you believe somehow the patriots are behind the I would've called temporary but that's what I do and theft till for lowering filtering. Beaded curtain Pelfrey and they dig out of a backpack yet inadvertent filtering of a backpack that by the lake contained. Dion Atlanta Falcons offensive playbook for Sunday's Super Bowl game it was grabbed by a reporter by mistake. And after about a half hour was returned a Kyle Shanahan last night. Who was freaking out wondering where his backpack was with a game plan we're the patriots and new Euro is gonna think of New England right when something. Possibly underhanded. Has taken place so what percentage chance to actually give New England being behind this. But to the larger issue if you got your hands on the other team's playbook would you do with it would you feel obligated to return it. Play fair and square. Which take a look. And go with the hey let's get some information help us win the championship. 80305 bid to join us. 888550. Q 550 if you wanna talk savers with us this morning get to that as well acted and bows we'll do this 7:45 this morning. They're back in action tonight in Montreal. We'll talk to sabres hockey which you do whatever else undermine idol will get to LeBron and his comments. As a handful NFL stores are wanna bring up dour little bit of around the NFL about the raiders and what's going on with Vegas. But doubtful ones are always open and you can join us and industrial 550 or the toll free number is 888550. To 552 yesterday. But he didn't necessarily that might push for the bills to tank just pointed out that it might. Be something they're thinking. Into the Janet that the general. Gist of the article on the gets my Staten today too is about how should day. Look for the next quarterback should it be this year the tenth overall pick move up to get one of the guys that you can't get on Kaiser mr. risky or Shawn Watson wanted to might be. Wait until 28 team and sign a bridge guy bring back tire Riley that's. The biggest question for Sean McDermott the new coach has to be like what are we into accord back then so here's click. The the part of my aim conversation McCormick and I was like to get to first is. What kind of team do you wanna beat Rick Dennison is your offensive coordinator. What kind of team you wanna be and Jeff Ratcliffe tweet it out this stat yesterday Jeff Radcliffe is a CBS pop's fantasy football guy. Works for daily fantasy football. Pro football focus fantasy okay. So. He writes. Number of quarterbacks in the NFL. Her a year with 4000 passing yards and in 2006 the number was 55. Quarterbacks threw for 4000 yards 2007 it's up to seven. A go by you than six. Then ten. Ten in 2009. 2010 there were five quarterbacks with 4000 arts and since then 10119111213. We're up to thirteen quarterbacks any given year throwing for 4000 yards. Civil with that. Pro football focus fantasy also had this week. Running backs with 300 yard carries in the same timeframe has gone 300 more carries in the season yes OK got it eight. 646825. Him to write to. 11. Right. There have been a six of running backs to carry 300 times in the last four years. And there are thirteen 4000 yard passer and so if you're the bills but we know what they've been the last four years they've been the team that. Carries the ball runs the ball lot and the team that thinks they. They don't need to pass it. Soul I understand if you like Tyrod Taylor want him to return your probably going to be a team that's gonna Ron Moore and not via 4000 yard passer. As the bills and or new aero with a new coach and an epic the same GM. They know their first decision is do we wanna fall in line and try to be a 4000 yard passing team because not all these teams are good. I not all these quarterbacks the pass for 4000 yards make the playoff and guess and Philip Rivers passed for 4000 art San Diego to make a play you got you'd have a couple that would. Priest dude do right now and do the bills as they are. In their meetings with their brain trust that they fit the they say guys we've got to be one of these 4000 are passing teams or they think. Let's continue to try to be the team that runs and let's get in that way because we know that's not work for them. And they are a passing team yet yeah so what will they want to be will they wanna fall in line or will they want to be the team that. Breaks that that's that's outside the box and tries to run over teams. If you right now I would say they would be the team that runs the ball. Doesn't worry about a 4000 yard passer because I'm not sure they have a 4000 yard passer but I'd I Alan's the only answer your question with a question. What do Sean McDermott belief. Wanting we don't know was no more about Dennis and okay what what is what is the what is the philosophy this new coaching staff. The last guide when he got the job there was no hiding the fact that he he said this what we're gonna do we're gonna ground and pound and he had a track record in New York. Of making it work couple times making the playoffs with a combination of a very strong running game. Well that quarterback was turning the ball over but a very strong running game and a dominant defense so there was really. You knew what Rex Ryan wanted to accomplish here there was. No beat around the bush he was not gonna go. Open things up we're gonna be a pass heavy offense let's have fun with this there was no question was not going to be that guy I guess. I wouldn't expect the bills to do that. I would expect the bills to stay the course in terms of their offensive plots he but I will again I will say I don't necessarily know. Because I'm not sure what Rick Dennison and or Sean McDermott believe it. John McDermott had even he was defense according to but the last and he was that had a 4000 yard passer. Now they miss the playoffs last year but the year before that they went to the super wal lost. So. Honestly Jeremy I don't know what these guys believe it added if I had to pick one of the general. I would tend to believe they would go with the running. Don't have to have a 4000 yard passer shells gonna fix the defense hey Rick Dennison was on the 20s15. Broncos who were and exactly lights out when he came to throw the football. Yemeni ours at 2016 Broncos back pass for a this past year with Paxson lynch and Trevor Ximian. 373900. OK they're right there are 4000 yards with 21. Year starters. So maybe they will wanna throw it. And it it you know. Simien against Tyrod is an interesting conversation point. Because Ximian only at eighteen touchdowns and ten picks that's that's not a lot that's not a great year it's also not a terrible your pass for 3400 yards he is a late. Was he on draft or did you seventh round pick is round seven router from northwest of seventh rounder first ever time on the field tickets 3400 yards and eighteen touchdowns and you know any time I hear about Tyrod being sold much better than him I'm not so sure that he is. The Broncos had a 27 I think would be rated run game they couldn't run they lean on Simien and text and lynch and it is the playoffs and not disputing if they have better quarterback they have made it if they have Tyrod maybe they view. But only gets a lot Gorelick a twelve win team data to play Oakland twice in Kansas City twice those two playoff teams and I mean Denver could have had better play the quarterback position but that's where your offensive quarter comes to comes from Denver and they throw it. In all if you look at. Sitting and he attempted 486 passes Paxson lynch attempted 83 he only played in three games. So I'm up over 570. Passes are around 570 passes for the Broncos last June. That's a that's a passing offense if they couldn't run they had to pass so now my offensive coordinator comes in this team from from Denver. And take Zora Tyrod Taylor offense that passed this year 430 times last year 380 times credit he missed two games Lester and missed one game this year. But I'm a full. 100 to 150. Attends a man behind what Denver was doing yeah I so maybe Dennison is gonna throw more yeah. In game situations all that matters. It also does matter I think who you know who is the quarterback. Both courts you know what a day you know maybe maybe if if Tyrod cheer maybe they do belief. They'll think that you should throw a little bit more with tyra but if they. Put some young guy in their car Dow Jones or whoever some equivalent of Paxton Lynn shore. Trevor Ximian maybe they'd. Dial it down a little baby and and and and lean towards running the football so well I mean they didn't last year now not Denver and now so. That that that's. And you think of all the things to ask the bills are beginning of that room that they're all in maybe they'll watch the Super Bowl together maybe maybe not you adjust aspect. I know you're all gonna say it's a group decision on the quarterback is whose decision is it really. The the owners say I want a 4000 are passing game could order the owners say. I think your close last year and I want you to dip its to fix my defense and bring back the same offense and it doesn't. Would it be that hard to bring back the same offense mean if that Rick Dennison running rag Romans system that was then run by Anthony Lindsay up. Maybe he doesn't exactly know how to do voters ever done before but maybe you do it again. Vick who is making that call. Don't you think that transcend ethic you know even though Dennis since the offensive coordinator ultimately. Wouldn't it be McDermott the head coach to determine. As F part of the interview process what they asked him would may have asked him what are your thoughts on offense what kind of offense do you envision running what your vision for what we should do on that side of the ball here. Well guys what kind of vision what do defensive coach have all the then I mean maybe I'm just like. And beaten down by Rex and Beimel grown as an offensive coach about not turning the ball over if he's just gonna commend and say to our attorney doesn't say that just don't turn it over no Lloyd I'd. I hope he wouldn't say that. I would I just that would tend to believe that he's got some kind of say in this I don't. Maybe he's the kind of guy who says. I'm gonna be the head coach I know he I think it is press conference I believe he said. He'd be involved in all areas but maybe he is a kind of guy who says hey you're the offensive coordinator let me know what's going on. I'll poke my head and occasional meeting but it's your office. You design it I mean that's part of the interview process when he interviews offensive coordinators he hears Rick Dennison tell him what his vision isn't says. I we can make that work here direct to your offense you'd design at let me know what's happening. I might have final say on certain go forward don't go for a run it here throw it here. But maybe he does I don't know maybe does that Rick denizens run the offense and stay out of his way I just would think it McDermott it's his first head coaching job. I would tend to believe he would he would have an idea of what he wanted the softened to look like. If I. It wouldn't that be anybody's vision the best one you can find. Yeah I can tell me no no no get me. A second tier guys it would be such if you're in your first years coach this part of my point at the website for this article is. If they order target between eighteen draft for a quarterback. That wouldn't be crazy you know you might not like this year's crop you might not like next year's crop and many pointed out that went the crop could change right now you rat. Heisman winner Lamar Jackson plenty of people wonder about how his game would translate to DNA into the NFL that's a fair question. Josh Rosen shoulder surgery right babies are then I it was a treat about nerve damage worth it's worth monitoring that Sam Arnold was a freak show so far like they are very highly touted quarterbacks but in although locker or. Lock mallet year there were three going in and turn out to be one. Cell. It that you might like next year's class you might like next year seniors more. As they picked tenth overall you might wanna give your new head coach who's gonna try and build a defense but our coach. Find your pace they quote you wanna build what you wanna build around linebacker of the tenth overall spot when a threat to safety who's going to be you're really important born player in that you know. And in the weighted its delegate. There's just me you have a time of total over here where. Who was making the call live making the decision a lot of different things you've got to serve and I don't know losing. And who's in charge gonna say that I could GM. Seemingly gets overruled many times whether. Contract extension or if it's. Whatever might beat ya so who's making that call. I also think. Boy when it when it comes to learn the identity offense. You got to know what you're doing. To make the call on tenth pick you've brought up safety and linebacker one of the bills say. Yeah we want the 4000 yard passer one opened things up a little bit more. Then is the tenth pick in the draft quite honestly we should probably be a wide receiver at that point. If you're deciding you know what we're we're we're gonna general least stick with the same offensive philosophy. We're gonna lean on LeSean McCoy we got my ghostly. Assuming they keep Tyrod Taylor we have the number what the components back from the number one rushing attack. Let's stay with the same offensive philosophy you'd have to determine what you're gonna do before you get in free agency in the draft you're. Your draft attend the show and they don't tech quarterback. You're picket ten. I think is all about what do you do when offensively do you think you need to pass the ball more you better get a wide receiver Richard tends over OPEC wouldn't you put offense as the underdog though. I think they'll pick for the thirty finalize an idea I'd I don't expect offense I but I'm talent yet. Depending on egg again if you're having this discussion about a 4000 yard pass and what's important and what kind of off and you're gonna run. If they think it's it's time to throw the ball a little bit more. They have no choice they better take a wide receiver at number ten because I'm I'm not anticipating Robert what's coming back get a second round pick their. You could be rough right woods was the second round pick and get addressed defense in the second round two I mean I'd I would like to get. That I can get my hands I think on the top wide receiver in the draft without trading up by the way. Robert Woods and his rookie year. And 587 yards and forty catches up its funny his rookie Jiri at forty catches a good number scenario this year. It's 5051. In OK and woods from the thirty year his biggest year was his second your 65. That would have been. Portland right now in 2014 we'll the most important to have them. Does not tin and you get a second round receiver coming in contribute a little bit the cut I could use these second round pick on a linebacker been assigned a street free agent to receive them. So. 8030550. To join us 888550. To 515 but I put up web poll finally about the Kyle Shanahan story. Do you think the patriots had a role in the Kyle Shanahan back next door options yes definitely yes probably or why are you and asking. Right IE I did not go with those but I am I may have to change the rebel then yes the patriots are known cheaters know don't let disdain for the patriots make you think crazy thoughts. Or probably not. But because it's knowing when you can't rule it out voted doubly terrified for deduct an email like Jeremy is Webb pulled them on it again. Bright guys so in the history of the NFL that's excluding college at sect even excluding the AFL. They're a pain at twenty coaches in the history of the unit fell to a one. Super Bowl in their first go around as an NFL coach if the and queen who wins the Super Bowl on Sunday he'll be 21 coach. In NFL history so three's instant Truby is since the 1982. Season. How they're spent thirteen coaches. To win the Super Bowl in their first go around its head coach of an NFL team named those thirteen or. Tino coaches so not Belichick as he coached the browns Nobel John Carol the seacoast the jets and the patriots writes okay for her first head coaching gig. In the NFL and winning with that team yes. Okay. John and no they traded for him not Jon Gruden he was coached before they traded him. Mike Tomlin Mike Tomlin is correct 2008 that the Steelers. They'll come what do by the way right bill our Bill Powers correct 2005 with the Steelers Mike McCarthy Mike McCarthy's correct 2010. With the Packers. Mike Holmgren. Mike Holmgren is correct 1996 with the Packers Barry Switzer Barry Switzer is correct I 95 with the Coble. Mike Ditka Mike Ditka is correct 1985 with the players. God only a moment ago figured you wanna go I Jimmie Johnson with a guy to go through Johnson Jimmy Johnson is correct 1992 with the countless. George Seifert George Seifert is correct 1989. Was his first title with the 49ers. Bill Walsh and right. Bill Walsh is please. Yeah he's after 82 right when he won a title after read him his first one came in eat he always the banking on the beat the bang or yell gotcha kind of cut. Brian what that is correct that's correct it's hurt Brian Billick Brian Billick is correct his first almost in 2000 with the ravens Parcells. Parcells is correct yup 1986. With the giants were missing how about one more got 123. More let me consultant Jack. Sean Payton have a job for New Orleans not as a head coach Sean Payton Shawn Payne is correct 2009 at New Orleans that's the last when I had. How many remiss in 22 more. Who won it when the colts were there but it. Old job Tony Dungy Jim Caldwell Jim call no no budget why don't judge was in Tampa that's right right it wasn't him so it's a note you don't know I don't know Tony Dungy. Texas and tweeters are welcomed and I think I pretty you guys can get this without any include. So that one further the Washington Redskins. Gives one all there's right. Give would have been had coach from Russia right Gibbs Joseph Gibbs is very correct 1982. Was his first. Tonight you're missing. Number one top. These yeah. Point I think a fiery give you this team wants a little hints of it would be after he don't don't do instant giveaway onto it. No I'm not Tom Coughlin Tom Coughlin was going to Jacksonville we did the ravens with Brian Billick did the mad when when after 82. Now. Notion. That Washington with Norton. Opened one in like 83 didn't think. Marcus Allen. Notes. Who's the head coach of all Tom Flores Cutler's top floors is correct but that's not got a lot of guys occurred we're missing one guy would want your guy what year. Most recent 2012. Season. John Harbaugh John Harbaugh is correct peer all of them yet that is all the team. Good trivia yeah that was fun thanks nice job great. What we get back 830550. Join us 888550. To 515. Her at. Funny Derek treated and Shanahan think not like the whole building is an under surveillance video that the NFL will look into. Even have been on the tapes there aren't right now they're burning they tapes what do they would have had video of anybody picking up it was in minute maid park it's not like it was an hotel room or anything it was in the stadium and that. Sure that I actually have that. Anyway 8030550. So. If anything the patriots behind the Kyle Shanahan back tech story all right we're just we're semi serious and mostly kidding around with that. At the page it's expense to the larger issue if you got your hands a championship setting you've got your hands on the opponent's play book. Which give it back. Which take information from 803055088550. To 550 LeBron not very happy with Charles Barkley. Whom tell you what he said we get back oh jeez almost forgot the stakes of qualifiers the big Sunday we have squares to give away. For a chance to win and you know buffalo chicken a banana pepper controlled expressed contest. That's enough call now 6449878. Caller five you get the square collar six you get a square. If your numbers come up at the end of any quarter. In the big game you went 24 friends when a party from WG artificial finger food buffalo chicken and banana pepper punch holes Nelson gets something from Miller Lite two. If you have these square with the right numbers at the end of the game you win the party and 849 inch television. To qualify. And trying to square pulled out 6449878. Again caller five gets graph. Caller six get to square in the big game squares contest from WGR. It's still an uphill battle it's close point wise but there's a lot of teams frightened that this is recovering Dahmer to refine all these teams over Jason and we need to make sure that we get those points. And it fits Brian Gionta heading in tonight's game with the Montreal Canadians. Okay I'm just trying to find the LeBron quotes could I mention this here we go. All right Erica gets the sabres are playing tonight. 730 game we have Dan bows for joining us less than ten minutes Montreal for five and one of their last ten games heading into the all star break in fact go look up. Kerry price is numbers of late. Not so hot still wears number thirty right that these units are number it's the politics I've been 31 anyway on Kerry price like now of late. Fact they were talking about it sabres were just up there what ten days ago his goals against this year is 235 to save percentage is 921. Which for him is actually really low the last three years he's at 927933. And 934. In this series and 921. So that's a little low for him you wanna know but in the last I want to say like the last maybe 78 games yourself you know I don't have a number front I don't do in this they've dropped their last game they talked about his numbers are just. Kind of gone down old Braylon. Well in recent if he had game he had a rough stretches last for a his last two games three games 921968. And 929. Yeah. Probable for that 846879. He got shredded by Minnesota in game 70 yeah yup that overtures say percent yeah. Seven only looks like a couple of rough games I I'd imagine you get to. Pretty good Carey Price. And it's funny I'm public and it is game log to an. You know Minnesota at the time was one of the hottest teams in the league. He gave Bob looks like you gave up I think four goals against Washington. He'd lost to Pittsburgh gave up four goals so it this stretch it's un Carey Price like and and they are to about a few leads their division. But it did come against some of the better teams in the league and higher scoring teams in the league like capitals penguins and the Rangers just to name a few of the teams. I'd. Shoot. You know what we're only LA gotta we gotta break up like a minute and I you know a grizzled bronze quote back I don't. He'd he'd took some time after the game last night's. Rip apart Charles Barkley because park has been criticizing LeBron during some of the games on it during his some appearances on turner. But I wanna get to the break on time because that'll wanna be late for Dan bows and so I will hold on to look Ron. And we'll talk a little bit more about his quotes coming up in the next hour in the meantime. 8030550. To join us 888552. By fifty when we get back we will chat with sabres head coach Tim miles look. At least on the injuries and everything else with team coming out of break. I wanna talk about Olympic participation. We were discussing it yesterday it was brought up during the all star break players. Are out there are very strong in their opinions that they would like to continue participate in the Olympics. Ownership doesn't seem as convinced. What did Dan's thoughts on that. And resuming the season where they're at the stand X seven points out of third place in the division. Seven points out of the wild card. Whole bunch of teams in front of them. We'll talk about that too and you can join us 2803055888550. To 550 ever said coach Tim miles on the way in a moment on WG Iraq. Sure enough. Season when you really want to know what's going on with the receivers. This is on the net and as you Dresser purist head coach of the Buffalo Sabres fan miles mud when Howard in Jeremy right here on the home of the Buffalo Sabres WGR. Radio five. Thought you might call you melts your power of attorney bite into and and health helping your business stay healthy and my clothes you casino resort falls through casino resort Niagara Falls can. Sabres are in Montreal tonight a 730 game against the Canadians we will have a here on WQ are beginning at 630 with pregame show Frankel who will follow the polls can shelf standing behind the AT&T hotline in Montreal. The sabres had coached him miles look. Ready to go after the all star break good morning coach had soured and Jeremy how you don't. I'm good guys are you rested refreshed relaxed. And ready for the next part of the top hockey season yourself are you nice and rested and refreshed. Well I got to reduce. Speed and ball low in. Slut or three days probably. The previous. Month so good to complete corrected. Rusted and I am ready to go yet all entries or. I'll blow the next break we get by daybreak covenant at the end of February and it's all again gonna come passengers here. Twelve games between now and the nineteenth. But that sounds instead eaten. It's not even an Olympic year or the schedule was compact or anything it's just that absolutely chock full month for you guys. Yes thank you know our our schedule revolved around book underneath gave. It goats. Well the all star break in the new kick out the street through the Christmas break in here yet and five victory. I'll be condense it down even more and you you get to a point where it's almost off our game every other day and that's what we got your. Text. Three weeks. There's just trying to do the math. And without actually double checking and I think it's 34 games and about 69 days for you. And it. Really it's. Earlier a playoff type schedule and playing every Tuesday at churlish would start two or 35 innings last year and and there either one after another pretty much every other day couple. Back to back here that stretched. But it's essentially playing every other day and you know again at twelve games before the break. In the big twelve games source. Ten year where we're at right now give us your thoughts here. It's kind of an it sting. When you look at this the standings in the division in the wild card managing your 49 points you're tied for last place in the conference. You're seven out of third place though in your division. And your seven and back of the number two wildcard so. You check the standings every day you make sure the players are aware of the standings what are your thoughts and where your rat going into Montreal tonight in the remainder of the schedule. Poorly we're a month ago. In our thought was we really had just. He should pull their votes should point to bond. To get back into it and it's hard thing to do you learn. And we've point 66 over last Tim in your wallet a twelve point. And we gained two point seven months so it it's. You know. But I came in Palestinian of people in their little when it got 51. Within a big two point sourced but really it's. It struck to borrow chuckle it was. You're getting to a point two months. Get to four point sought closer in February restore. Far more points there than march. In the same thing again contrary to what point so I'm a crowd on the field. And you're within three by the month of April when you're good at six games left the you know win. Four out of five to get in the playoffs. Do you check the out of town scoreboard and you what do you do you worry more about your team dinner or or do you see. You know what did the division teams due to an idea check and see what the flyers there are so many teams in front of ya wonder. I know I checked the scoreboard for the division teams what it what did Boston do Toronto Florida Tampa what do you do. We certainly do I think you know gone into the night yeah it's sage. Well. That can finally acting their plane in our division. So we know. We're gonna get some of any point tonight is in play our conference and western so maybe we don't deployments you know I don't think you're. You don't score or watched permit in put this all of us. Indicted in this court permitted which kind of feel for. What's happened in the in the division in the conference. Whose plan and I get us that solely use that are so close together that. I'm you know Q you're gonna get points squalid you can weren't supposed to games and LeapFrog over her body because on the gonna win. We're not using it all and division so you really just trying to. Our focus on that are getting. 65% of our ports and what we do that the emphasis on oh would have changed its three point on the on the field and actually where our focus is that. Tim miles over the sabres coach here on the AT&T hotline. A couple things on that couples that's a wanna throw action. We were decide about this earlier and I believe since Michael came back your scoring about. A goal a game more you're at two point 93 with him to secure it may be high one eighths without him. You're also 74 and one just this month the month of January. Take those into account then and tell me just generally speaking how you feel about tiger team is playing at this point of the season. But it usually scored more goals and objectives came back a question of your under the two tools you're mark. The search Tony Q games and maybe a couple of hockey teams that structure replaced. A lot of long goal gave little outside games and that first 22 games. Since Jack and about we've gotten you know gotten an actual game which is that a a big help column. In terms of where our game. It's another extension are currently expected jackets insult of we. I've developed we can't score well we can't come back games we've BR. Enough schools to win. I want Langer and since he's been back as well and also given up four or scoring chances to gain. And I don't think that's an effective jackets much new Plato moral game. And haven't changed at we have eighteen. As being chances against. Com. And so scores have been are we given up two more. Chances than a few more rules result of the what are currently one hard hit the area we think we can. And as we continue to do that. I would think we're gonna put ourselves. Closer and closer to that but you'll be. They were talking about Jack an awful lot maybe not enough about Sam Reinhart and his contributions of this team he went to the break on a pretty good stretch in terms of top points. And what ever like fifteen points now many games he's on pace for fifty point season. And he's he's analyses of polarizing player coach appoint people that don't necessarily. See a lot of the flat state they they see says they see he's he's getting his numbers. What when you look at him Tim Murray when he drafted and call them one of the smartest hockey players he'd ever seen or something that a fact like hockey IQ off the charts. Is is that something that you would agree with that you think having seen enough for two full seasons that you're seeing hockey IQ that at a truly elite level. I. Well auto Lola. They always look for Eric she'll kill him when you're drafting players in double projecting players. And Sam and I killed skills and what we've skillet responses cocky don't. And it's you know it's not necessarily. A flash and speed skiing in and moves in that's absurd for sale which is intelligent level I think it shows. Probably that's when you when he's playing with. Jack. I think they have. A good chemistry together they play well again the key up each other well. And you can. Really she kind of damned Smart person. And Ali keep with our project and how he treats us basing opportunities project produced. This play making ability and and that's open whether. It's shuttles and you know he's not so that you are what is. Speed class of his game but. Play the next two Jacki if you don't all play with with Tucker well. I'll Wear and play well meant little little bit of giving gold when we're. With he's jacked their side of hold it together and and and intelligence. The other player you have on that line and you've had recently as is Marcus Leno what do you like about markets in that spot with those two. At least player or a power forward gains for the old guys in the opens up a lot of spiritual guide those. These old boat was all it shows pretty much every night worries. He drives through the middle of the ice cores is close to these. A big presence. Physically in the offensive zone. I'll hold my own pocket and this create more road speaks mostly operate in and it becomes. When those two guys have talked. And they offered his own orchestra and a wind tunnel that in the blue paint. Trying to create station those guys going to bark she's learned to do it and admiral also ammo vest each. What I wanna ask you about them get scared and since not because there we talked I think a couple times we brought him up with you earlier this season. And we've talked about how he is sometimes it looks like he struggled out there he looks. Lost out there are times. And he now since Larson's gunned down seems just have picked his game up and has now producing three offensively in terms everything else she's doing. What's happened with Zambia is what's changed where he is endure would you agree he's playing his best hockey of the season and in these last couple weeks. Definitely has banned for sure tomorrow a lot of its. Got the bigger opportunity that it will launch without in the middle of the Irish. He. And what they embraced. A penalty killing aspect of his role. And they're in big role that in and I remembered it slightly improved got to get better than others but your audience these the first total boards and over the boards on our only chill. I think you. Benefited from playing loose loose alliance known better king and Brian got all those guys. Well with them get some. Really great a liar that's really score. Paula and fiery and then he goes July's violence by. Commanders taken off the month the jitters among Provo. December and January and he's got fourteen even strength goals in Brian's got his. Pregnant sixteen straight goals and and Zambia since the guy in the middle of the ice and its out. The revenues. On on the work forum for a lot of the platform and give them opportunities to score. That before let's go let's do injury update what's going on when George's and McCain. OJ is. Strengthening inland. Getting Israel to most amount in the shoulder. And got some good. Reports on him the last few days so hopefully. I'm by the end of the week mile an excellent and we talked oilwell. A better feel for. GQ a possibility Jacob are quieter. And Josh Georgia's. It is don't adopt abdominal injury that he's. But last side do you really can't sort of recovering from federal. And hopefully. One day we'll see the doctor again and get. Can report that he can return to the united. Reject you mentioned playing or not is it possible this could keep them out the rest of the season. It's. Scottish or injuries so we'll go over estrogen can. Strengthening of memorizing the pain get rid of the which you have. In range of motion and strength back and that's what he's working to do and that's a that's of course you go about it now so. I'm item. I view it is a good chance. That we'll see him. You don't the next week or so. Return to full strength and will be a positive for. And and it's a coup lookup power they faring. Questionable book over the long injury. And I think Bjork me up sex via an awful long time and having injuries. I prevented them from some skiing in and really. Albeit at a 100% so. Collect purple guy even in a restless just stepped on the exit scored a goal that first job second unloading its return. So. I think it felt like. But I was about 11% in. Order right there when he scored and but he still he still trying to look he'd with the injury that he you still try and get that. Skiing in the agility in the the popular history and start that makes an effective player he's still worker. Dmitry. At least a packed the national weather is. The first period we'll a little gauge fuel there is luck or not he got. Stepped up its somebody via a level of one of those ships and I only got to see underneath them pretty well therein and now two games. Beginning Dmitry is just does not to a couples wells where. He's been held for long periods come back for short periods and kitty recording it was. Are we play in a while deployed in. But it is there it's good to have him back and wants to have an election out their back. Willow looked as London and just looking for him to get more games under his belt let's be better more like order. Four let you go wanna get your Super Bowl pick but but I also I just remembered it I tease I was gonna bring this up. I wanted to get your opinion Denon Olympic participation that was talked about over the all star break. Seems like ownership might not be sold and go and South Korea it seems like and it sounds like the players definitely wanna go. What are your thoughts about continuing to send NHL players in the Olympics regardless of what city they're plated in shutting the sport town and many NHL coaches to. Right in like it might be a decision whether or not. You wanna go or any any coach a while ago. Yet. To me it is the logistics of reveal our picks whatever experience of going to go to Russia although there are the logistics. And all that make things difficult I know there's issues were. Insurance and different things popular bridge that particular question mark. As a fan and I'm speaking on the sand. I love you affixed. I understand I love them as an athlete and I would. I think it's great when the best player in the world are playing in the Olympics and and soul of man I. I sure hope that we get the best players in the world. To go there and play the political battle. Okay the these these Super Bowl this Sunday I know your you know your busy but you guys are right you're off Sunday play Saturday nights you actually spent some time and watch the game who's your pick. Why pick us so we'll watch the game by the way. Oh yeah I would like to gamers device makers Hitler were traveling to a future surged on Monday OK but. We'll we'll get together as a team I would we get to New Jersey you know watch adult the other. So yeah ID. I don't have here. And all my teams that I do like terror are long since I wrote so. But I it. Very. I don't know I don't accurately where a beast here for a score. I know that mean and do a lot not a New England Patriots fan at all. I do I do like Tom Brady's go. Probably lean toward collapse but I don't want to let our act I. As I hate the Yankees and the and the pats on that think this glorious. The old attesting that team that Limbaugh all the time in words it's a long period time but I'll give enough time regional. I was gonna say are gonna suggest that I'm with you one year the testing the patriots in yankees are gonna suggest you bench anybody. Who's rooting for the patriots but I thought Michael's probably rooting for the patriots and it's usually ride is let's act like you know. It had that. That won't happen we will we will have that little brother who's I don't think Jack's the only one but I totally. Cherry picker. Tonight we'll we'll let it slide other that I liked the kid. Good luck tonight Dan as always thanks for giving us some time on the show. Dim Basra in Montreal honor AT&T hotline joins us Tuesdays at 745 and his segment here on WGR brought you by Paul William belts your power of attorney. By independent health helping your business stay healthy. And by fault you casino resort back falls Canada here's your win cash co wrote quickened your prime when do headlines order no oven dawn. Oven text oven right now is doing tomorrow 272881. That's a movie and text up in the seventy waited one right now your chance to win a thousand dollars messaging data rates may apply. Got to sabres up their their from my head coach Dan miles on a play Montreal tonight at 730. When we get back on. Mattel it would sports club stats projects the record they would need. 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