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I love my job. How excited and and Jeremy White. Please hit back. Which delighted for Michael one timer that it's blocked it goes Ross thanks for Riley takes it off the boards factories divided shot pretty quick goal. Ryan hard work didn't run in the Buffalo Sabres on the power play racing down the right side patriots did stay. Had a tank feeling just fine thank you very much. It got a little scary thing we'd good on us these we had lots of them time quotes the year bounds but still thought the rest of the way it's like you're looking up you see a lot of shots full shots against him you're just kind of one away from them tied the game but I know I like our guys stuck with the game avoid through. I don't go back to expect I expect that's per hour and hung in terms of this point in the season two tough teams who have come in their building to capitol office for the very can. Through we have double those of us. Non WG ER Sports Radio 515. So. Yes what let prevailing thought was last night what did you go to him and I did go to the game last night I had one prevailing thought while watching the game last night was eight. Almaty comments go ahead. We'll point. And we'll let an equity. No I've got my one prevailing thought was. All this is our teams so they played the sabres in the tank here yes okay. Player felt exactly like how I felt like watching Colorado. Reminded me of what it was like to watch the sabres in the tank ya U never get out of your end. He didn't get in the ozone that much. You pay your turning the puck overall time the other team looks like it's the fastest team in the world they look like the most skilled dominant hockey team ever. They're getting tons of shot attempts. And you're just not really generating anything we felt like watching a tank game winning shot attempts were for the right I I wanna I didn't look it up I. The shots on goal were not as big a discredit there was not a big gap as I thought. I would expect the sabres had. At least a 221 advantage. Who's even I would've thought they dominated in shot to test it felt like they Colorado was never in the offensive zone they were up big. Does the Colorado got to applaud the run of play first sabres held it for about two and a half periods yeah and then. Halfway through the second Colorado poured it on and got to eat and and actually took advantage. In the shot attempts. In other down and all the pressing for that one goal yet this is what we says sabres when they're up one have a terrible. Percentage of shot attempts there was a point that third period a few minutes and right finger being out shot entered the shots on locally or three or get my fortunately well shot tense it was swinging way back to Colorado in the Kane scored. And now ultimately Colorado finishes with one more shot attempt if you care about stuff like I didn't think it was already the sabres Dominique while it did seem like that because Colorado looks to be. Very bad sabres in particular did not have too many games are there even gunshots at snow but I never felt. The big game I was like the most stress free easy game all season long to watch. And never felt Colorado was actually a threat it's it's one nothing until a few minutes into the third. There there was a little voice in my head that said wait for it there's dolby a shot the bounces off somebody's hip and it'll be one want but I honestly. I mean they're did they were their pat they're so bad and never felt the sabres are gonna lose them like they're very bad. Colorado is yeah. An event and the sabres would savor what the hell out I really good I mean as they they're still they were skating well there were generating shots chips to their passing was good. They had numerous opportunities they had some odd man rushes but it plays couple two or three country thought they're gonna score on this play and they couldn't get shot that was broken up they just. Cop I was just really. It's really impressed that our thinking Colorado pay Reinhart you should distort for gas well he had. He had eichel set about with a beautiful pass one time right there on the doorstep and I don't know if you fan Donna Murphy just I don't know what happened to miss one. Well had a lot of one wearing cut the cut to the net and I thought it was a really nice play but then I think out. Piccard may be poked it away Bogosian and Riley both at the post up. So yeah it was in the sabres probably should've won by about 45 yes they should ultimate but they went and as which is good night's gut wins a win that's wins away and you need wins that's all that matters right now I was get. And to a point where you know. When can we start to be picky about this team is is I think a fair question and there are up one nothing the whole game and in my head all I'm thinking is. Can I get a five on five goal against the worst team in hockey this is the worst team in the league became into the worst by a lot. And I'm thinking in my team scores on the power play all the time there with the one of the best in the league that can be goaltenders been good. And I'm thinking am I gonna win this game one nothing on a power play goal my goal makes all assays being asked what I wanna see from the hockey team. Is more carrying the play at five on five and more scoring chances at five on five so the fact that. Cain got badly want as nice as five on five and he's mr. five on five in the league not just for the sabres. So I think I think I probably shouldn't be getting picky but I feel like I'm going back to three tank years when I would say you. They don't have very many regulation wins we should care about regulation wins not overtime wins regulations where you find out if you're really better than your opponent. And you know when when our standards start to creep up a little bit you start to look at all right are they not only winning games but do they look really good doing it. And that's one way to do it this weekend's a great test. Here two teams that are definitely better than ball in the blues the Blue Line cars there I just that and I knew there were planned well under you know you mentioned it to me up they know six straight. And there are 71 since he took over for Ken Hitchcock they are rolling you know Chicago's still Chicago. So it's a much I mean throw last night out and I didn't last night's game. They want they got the two points that's pretty much it end of story from last night's game so is it throw out Chicago because they're too good strong Colorado because they're too bad. And really kind of focus in on Saint Louis. You know I what are we evaluating are we looking at the sabres and trying to figure out if they're good enough to make playoffs mean they're three points out you know. The tough part about being three point suck on the bye week is when you're on the by the league is not everybody else that they can go to the buy down three points and come out of it down seven. Yeah well Toronto their three point out of Toronto but Toronto's got two games in hand now. The problem ms. Remember how we kept saying everybody's got games in hand on the bruins' top on the plates of many games the sabres out even in games with the Bruins beat this this stretch of nine games and thirteen days they're gonna play is gonna shove them ahead of everybody so. Toronto got games in hand the islanders are only what two points ahead of the sabres they've got two games and in Florida's got three games in hand they have same. They have sixty points like buffalo so they're they are. The three points out of the wild card there's four points out of third in the division by the Bruins. But the teams ahead of them except Boston have games in hand on buffalo that's gonna change next week they'll be getting points. In theory if they win and to be sitting out in theory if they win that would get points it was sitting on the sidelines so I don't get too fired up over three points out because. Other teams have games and and that's what happens next week talk to me after what the what's the Dex came after the by the 289. National. See where they are coming out of the body Nash a lot of divide right that's who they played Nashville and then that they got to go to Colorado immigrants Phoenix and then Tampa and then Pittsburgh and the flyers game in Colorado they're somewhere may have made that might be the first game out of the break yes Sunday is 26 OK so they play Sunday in the they play Sunday. And their own tournament it's like Saturday. My thought is that weird things lament that piece how the game is Saturday night but it's at a different time zone and it bleeds into Sunday so it tells me the game goes over from Saturday and Sunday. Drive me nuts. Anyway but they did have you know they didn't score but you are looking through my notes you're right and the number of times I have right art written down here but. Leno had a chance right art there was a play where they just go to Milwaukee and like you took the clock. He gains as you're ever got out of his way have you ever seen a team get the zone is easily the sabres I well I did Michael have fifteen carry ins in the first serial down right. Every time he touched the talkies walk right in right. One time he drew a penalty and that led to the power play goal but but there was that I said there was a one chance right. And everybody just kind of let him call into the net he must have been stunned like pizzas. No no okay nobody checked you mean dimensional rally its post at five on five. I think the to go to would have been five on five. Negotiated a post only convict was Sunday. Someday this team's gonna finish all the set ups and Michael had a nice split Michael what do they do regain the zone. He stops on the half wall and finds Bogosian the trailer with a nice cross ice bath and he brings up the votes now. It was easy they were. You know even even keep in plays it at the point. And Colorado is that how many times at Colorado turned the puck over trying to clear it out of their own and the sabres is kept plays and yet so they I thought they had a lot of shots and chances five on five. But you know and they didn't baron all right our was the biggest guy. One thing that's tough you don't overreact because it's Colorado but. I've got two things for one Justin Bailey not only looks good he looks really good he looks like. In as young as he is in as little as he's contributed to this point like OK let's see more of Justin Bailey let's see him at 32 games. And again it's Colorado bought it but you've seen this from him you don't you have team you have. Rodriguez. IE debt is he going to be a player has to question him. T fast. I didn't think he was like a speedy guy. But he looks like he gets up the ice quick well it's Colorado that's the thing I don't wanna be careful for what ever you say because Colorado is terrible but I I you know they sign Rodriguez and I guess I should realize that that it could be a potential player rep you know he's probably pegged more HL and NHL but I thought right but. You figure it's Colorado like on it yet saying before I like ten text about guys relax. There's two games now where Ivan Rodriguez looks like oh yeah maybe he is up. Bottom six guy maybe he is a player Brett but their bottom six last night or the bottom six with Bailey and Rodriguez that this team speed that they've added. Won't you when you add those tool or the youth or whatever it is they looked like it and a little bit more of a charged up team and you'd like to see them we've we've said. That. You know they're not really all that fast as a team and I think that's still probably true. To Murray's got a lot of roster decisions to make and I would hope that you know speed down there is going to be a big and so Bailey. You know just it's it's a nice find and without fail every time Bailey has a night shift there are two reactions keep him here forever. And how come he wasn't here all the time. And I I'm with Paul Hamels and on this the reason he wasn't here all the time is widely looks this good where it didn't look this good every time. And this is the best he's looked if he keeps playing like this he never goes down again. Thank you stays the rest of this year and he's on the team next year and hopefully continues to get better and they you know on the given minutes but. I don't think. Bailey's success is an indication that the sabres are fools. I think it's quite the opposite I think it's an indication that they did a nice job with the development of the player. I thought it could have been up earlier this season then again I'm impatient by nature. The things I like about Bailey's side again last night he had speed into the zone. He cuts to the middle I think he's the guy set up Leno I think in the first period on that chance and any draws apparently led the stock trips and he draws the penalty with that. His speed continues to. Create things for the sabres but I also like the fact that he looks comfortable on the top on on one of the top lines he's been playing with a rally in a post so. And when he came up earlier this season he be on the fourth line of the third line of nights you know we watch him and say well the kids got some speedy he had some jump. He you know he he doesn't yell fore check you'll play physical. But I'd like to see it would better line mates. Now I finally gets a chance someone of the top two lines and he looks extremely comfortable and he looks like he's got you know he's playing a very confident game right now. If it means caring the puck he'll carry the puck if it means it's if it's chipped it in you gotta go chase it down and fore check and get it back in feed somebody he can do that. You know that the gold the other day goes to the front of the net has the re direct on the gold the other day so. I like the rays climb because he just looks he doesn't look like. A rookie young kid he looks like a confident player who's been around for awhile. And knows exactly what exposed to do out on the ice and his speed and on the team that isn't blessed with a lot of speed. That's why maybe that's why Rodriguez looked quick to me because the sabres aren't blessed with a lot of speed. When someone gets a little had a speed going up ice it stands out on this hockey team Bailey for sure that's at the new. Daily dose and Michael of course has it that the last night's lows game respond I have my on your team to watch everything he does. Everything you dust and I couldn't help but think about miles those comments were -- not turn it over he's not playing while we didn't really turn over that much but that's. Because every time he carried it Colorado just Letterman. So they beat the avalanche good exit door off had a big hit right or took a wrong at least I thought he did all right it is I didn't notice Gregory and go do my notified the door for the zone and was pretty solid. You know I and not not them. I don't I'm not gonna sit here and tell you I miss them and I would reverse the trade I thought he had a nice game for them I mean they were in their own and lots of the put a lot of pressure on the defense. The one thing that was weird to me and my. Derek grant gets hurt in the lines get juggled and Michael ends up double shifting with the third and fourth lines but it's kind of weird to me you know. Your best offensive player you take him off his line because a different senator got hurt you put him with guys don't score as much. In I'd like to see eichel continue to play with Ryan. Mike when came together had not worked for a long time McCain's game isn't such a good spot right now when it comes to scoring. That you put him on just about anybody there's ago I've got a great text on Ricci came in I think it's from Shaun who wrote on Cain. That. Am I the only one struggling to envision a scenario in which he either traded or re signed. He's quickly become both too valuable to trade. And too expensive to resign. If he ends up with 26 goals this year and he's under contract for next year so it's not happening in a contract year. You're entering your final year with Cain under contract and you know he's looking for who knows what. Opel also scores about 25 goals this season the sabres paid in six million right. So that's okay. That's not. Crazy money canes are making five point two. I'd I wonder what it is he'll actually be looking for for a contract and wonder how many teams should be in its. It's just so interesting to watch that the course of his career. And the offseason where Cain had reportedly no value no value and men not the case anymore. I think with Cain it's interesting when you think about and they brought up last night we know he loves to shoot. But they mentioned last night he leads the team in shots on goal. And he is a guy who missed the first month of the season an entire month eleven games and he still leads the team in shots on goal. But the thing one of the things I think that's impressive what did you say a moment ago. Can I get some more five on five scoring. He's got nineteen goals this season I believe eighteen or five on five. That lead the league most in the lives in December 1 eighteen goals five on five so he's not. Fattening up on the power play I mean I'm not sure it saying right hard about saying this as a negative for Reinhart and he's got thirteen goals eight or on the power play. So he's got five non power play goals Cain is doing everything. Five on five and and that speaks volumes about where his game is right now he leads the team in goals. Mr. I missed the first month of the season and it's a team that struggles to score five on five right and he is their best guy not even close. In terms of goal scoring. Five on five and you brought up like Michael's point production he's right up there among the link in the league leaders I think it even even strength play. But it's viva close on this team right now for goals or prevent McCain I think. Honestly that the question I have we've talked about this with a Evander Kane it it's it might make its Saber then nots. When you do when you sit here and think. He's finally playing the way. Ewing you dreamed this guy would play you dreamt the way he would play right he's he's scoring he's scoring even strength he's flying up and down the ice. He's geno get shots he's generating chances used to when all this stuff he plays physical you know he eat he plays hard all the time. What do you mean you guys are talking about trading and the biggest question I have for him is he's gonna want a race no. Question he's 45 right now I you gonna make all this will be 26 at the start next season which means restart his next contract. And that's really the only reason we talk about him every other player of Scott consequences signed. Michael and Ryan are you got the rights for Everest line it has been signed a Riley's been signed up also been signed to think about. The good players on the team he's the only one. That you have to say who am I gonna handle this any other guys are going to be on on entry deals Neil lender. Cooley whatever young guys join up are about Bailey that these young guys no big contract to get the rights forever I just don't know how you make Cain fit with. Around his contract to post those contract was the lines contract what's coming down the road Frankel there there was a moment during the offseason when it was going south for Cain he's getting in trouble off the ice and people wondered if you would be on the team. Like should they all rot outright release them. And the feeling was well they signed a post so in the gonna lose -- so I guess that's kind of like a push you've got you know you're lose a 120 to 25 goal scorer and placing with another one here. Well they didn't. May they edit a post so and noble of them are like 45 goal pace for Kahne it's nineteen proposed who's got a eighteen. So and depends on the cap what happens at that they don't have community sort rush. And I don't know if anybody's gonna knock down their door with an offer I do think he could be had if someone came in offered a top pair defenseman. Maybe even the top four defensemen as something else yet been sabres are so desperately need that. That if someone came calling. I need to Marie would take the call would definitely listen but. I I don't think the other way around a lake Murray will answer my children Bullock saying I cannot shopping him an odd I would bet that's true block. What would you even say the more what you call and make an offer and it's clear you're trying to get rid of him. And whatever your plan is for him in the future pits to sign a long term which could be. If you think he can you know fly straight and that's that's one plan if you are going to ultimately try to move on your certainly not gonna tell anybody in the league that you want them to ask you. What about Leonard tube in the contract talks in all these things and how you make everybody's deal fits the bill would Lennar is playing well he's played well. Really since the first of the year and their he's clearly they're number one guy you know there was a while there we thought. I don't I thought you don't neither guy is really grabbed the job I'm good with playing the hot goalie and let's see if how this thing works out. But lenders and I got to look at the numbers it's got to be like eight of nine or nine of ten starts now for Robin Lehner Andy's been consistently good since the first of the year. So he's what are they doing about his contract he's making what was his cap three ish what's he gonna won and went for the gonna want fighters. I think he's 2.2 thought I thought it was an average he's 2.2 Soviet there the answer to that is probably you would do the qualifying offer. Which is a 10% raise right tempers at 25% raise whatever is it different if it keeps him under three million you say here's your qualifying offer baud. May be here's a three year deal for whatever else. Lennar has quieted people lately right he's been fine he's been strong and he's been pretty good in net. He is not the most by me and from what I read from. People on Twitter that are goalies are in a watch a lot not like the most with what we're looking for. Typical style they'll want to not the most. Conventional he he does some some things a little bit strange. But new gets the job done so far. And it depends on which which numbers you like his save percentage overall is really good. Corsica hockey is one cited does high danger save percentage he'd been really bad with that all year he's point five year old goaltender. When I say about it I wouldn't give up too much firm salary standpoint I don't understand why GMs do that. And it it's only because you know kind of cover their own careers but. It's out of that it's a big decision I just told Marie doesn't overpay either over commit. Term that's what it over commit to money is he gonna get a 45 year deal at four purple. I mean to say how are you aware you got to fit that if if if that ever happened nine fit that in with Cain and everything else you'd came to be out if they say they like four years Claussen four million plus I just. I would want nothing to do with that and that's not even a statement on Lennar I would I. I will want anything to do with that unless I knew with a guy was one of the best in the league and the four million a year for like that long lost. We'd be sitting here saying every season their fifth his place starts to slip often there's another got the Wii and there was Ryan Miller for a time. Miller got paid big and there's a stretch Rihanna sent rough comes in and plays really well Lindy says it's one aim one V and then ultimately Miller takes the net effect but. I just get really nervous about big deals for goaltenders. And that's not even that big though it is and that's and I and I think it might be. An and it might not even take that. You know that might be too much term or maybe it's a lower cap number lower salaried keep Robin letter but I think he is he's grabbed the number one job is no question about it. 8030550. To join us. 888550. To 550 Stephen Amherst you're on WG yarder right dead. Our date you're extremely pathetic. Yesterday morning. Addict or prophetic you settle the home okay that's a. You. You know what we eat this team seeking a scorer power play goals. And hoped it good goal and meaning he even strength goal for me and Cain and try to win that way and how I got a lot sick in my mind all three things in true. The power play. Latter Cain and stayed out of the box which is huge. I just going forward I don't it was kind of annoying you know when. Griner scored our legal circus act that are here at the floodgates are opened a go at our alma goals. Yeah couple goal post. But they just. Minutes ago tiger on pin and needles wondering. All data they can get a cheap goal scoring and deflect one team is gonna go out like we can be tried in overtime against the worst team in the NH I'll. Manuel finally when Sheen broke through you know. Real little. Going forward they're they play that way this week and both those teams are gonna bomb though and organized in the debris. I'm all in two runs and all other wrecked the place up for. Well I'm a few things one I don't think I said what you said I senate product and Jeremy set up and I'll take credit for I don't mind I mean I'm I'm not proud I've been I mean I agree with all that but that's that's with the rockettes they are there are number one power play their goalie is good and commander keeps troops even strength so it when they don't score in fact. Think they had a stat last night for the Reinhardt called it I think it all for the last seven power plays and it's. It's noticeable when they don't score on the power play it's a big problem for this team they lean on it a lot that there really. Boost their offense. I was never I was never were at last night I mean cop I wrote a letter I thought Robin and had a pretty easy night. He was seeing a lot of the shots rebound to being taken away by the sabres I really didn't feel threatened in that game I wouldn't say threatened and are worried but I was not on pins a needless like the caller. I've I guess I found myself wondering what's Emery in would you do you watch that game as marine think they. All right we look good or if we're getting unlucky with these posts but were clearly controlling this team or does he think. Why am I not up by four yeah. You know eat you we all have those games where you're mad your team because they don't beat somebody else buy enough I mean the sabres don't have very many opponents that they can really feel that way about. But one might not find more I I did wonder if Marie would think. Then I wasn't met I really felt they controlled the game there wasn't a moment last night where I was upset going. Why doesn't mean shirt pockets still nothing nothing they should be up for it's one nothing they should be upset and I watch a little bit of the post game on NB CS and and what one of the first things Roenick said was how is that came up seven nothing and it's got goma's turns Damon says. What game are you watching wish it would have been like it should an eight or nine nothing so we need to talk about those too by the way I didn't see you knew who would need to line. We thought we need to talk to you know watch what BC said missions in pregame. Remember yes they'll into the seventh things that are terrible at the NHL that they could fast and got a two more of one of the one of them NBC sports network and the coverage they get a tendency to try to get another one. 8030550. To join us their thoughts on the sabres game last night and everything we've covered here in segment number one. 888550. Q 550 sabre fans who love to hear from and it went. One of the fighters coming. I'm not at 9 o'clock the USC guys are coming in 9 o'clock yet why we're gonna work on some moves no what do you see unintelligible 2120 there you go for the L all with the raft. Gama tickets yesterday. Congratulations ray very good and on splash some now now there's I'm right or I wanna be 20200. Level look at you execute and I just for the prices. Hundred dollars for 200 level and to get a couple perfect animals and may be waiter waitress service its ninth US seeks who. Ten to ten that's right the most mix up was section I was sitting in yet UC to tenets it related 67 weeks away is fantastic. It is Friday it's time. Play Golden Nugget trivia we give you a series of questions this morning the answer to each question is the number of risky to remember each answer because in the 8 o'clock or eleven. Q to call and you have to call in with a all three answers through the cracked collar. You got all three answer if you win our pride in Golden Nugget tribute that is to gaming certificates to Golden Nugget. It is eight gift certificate to happy Jack's restaurant and it's also a chance to win. 5500. Dollars cash in our hat trick contest Chicago Blackhawks will take on the sabres on Sunday so. How about a Patrick Kane question to start things off what's uniform number. The easy stuff the new uniform number for paddy came. That's question number one from I'm remember that eleven other questions come up the next hour on WTO. Really good that feels and I. Gave which. Feel like as a must win is that go against Ottawa. The avalanche a second role in and be in for now and challenges here will be for the week. Angle here and do and it's the next two nights in student. There's a coach Dan about the following their win over Colorado to nothing. Samurai and arts thirteenth event or canes nineteenth he leads the team in goals Robin Lehner. 23 saves back to back wins the first time this month they host the blues tomorrow Saint Louis beat Vancouver. They've won six in a row Ottawa. Shut out New Jersey into government got a ten game suspension he plans on appealing Sidney Crosby 1000 career points. Yet to earn overtime win against Winnipeg and got some questions asked about Crosby and Canada milestone you're off he's good. Boss bill three signed linebacker Ramon Humber sell laid it all out it's the veteran minimum of must be they the way the contracts work. It has to be Darrelle Revis charges for felonies I wanna get to the statement on what happened with him OK because. Without leaving new conclusions are wanna say the guys that he punched in the face probably deserve it. But I just even Barry and like the police statement it seems haven't seen the police statement I've only heard bits and pieces of the story freeagent tracker Mario Williams on the market if you wanna go snag Emmys. Released by the dolphins college basketball Niagara loss to Mon night through Sony five those your sports headlines next up in the way at the top of the hour. Crosby the twelfth fastest 21000 points he had to last night. And when it comes to career points per game he is fourth all time in points per game. You know who's ahead of him. Materially community trivia this is act. Active player for an no oh all time points per game while Gretzky and Gretzky is number one. Ovechkin no. Nobody else it's not Dell's current don't know where in the debt clock how guys LeMieux. Boss seat and body York. Puppy or how that you know a defenseman. I just want to know. If Sidney Crosby had played instead of from 20052. 2000 point five. If he would play from 79 to 99 like Gretzky did you know how many points per game with Sidney Crosby have in the Gretzky era. In me well I reviewed at 212 points in the season but I bet he would had 115. A they would hand you 16100 points in the season I think if five. If there were the power to get time machines and make all that happened and make a bad on that I would bet him for 200 points yes. I bet it would be mentally but it was first it was there was Gretzky but he also did have like you know messier Andrea Henderson and lo and coffee and Karim. There were there were some amazing talent around Gretzky two that the Crosby said dogs Wear them no we definitely hasn't but utterly he would get to 212 points. But he did jurors it wouldn't be as you get like ninety like it is and lately he has seen the goalies from back then I have things look very small and it looked like that to know what they're doing it sometimes of what they're playing dodge ball you know. The one point three points per game for Crosby's pretty darn good you should go back if you wanna laugh just go back and watch I don't know watch any show clips. Pre goalie mask watch gained some like the sixties. When all these guys did was stand up like nobody went down to make say they just stood up and tried to kick everything out and it's the most. Awkward thing to watch in terms of goaltenders so you'll get to NBC has said in a moment good morning it's our Jeremy Brayton sabres went over Colorado last night to nothing. And you can give us your thoughts on the game last night the win over Colorado in you know we were talking about Evander Kane who continues on its care now on nineteen goals this season. Eighteen at even strength Robin letters been playing really well for the sabres had a his second shot out of the season last night of the one thing it worked that hard at it. 23 saves whatever you comets have from the game last night or anything Saber related will always take your calls at 8030515. And I do wanna get to some football stuff this morning too because there are reports now that Ed workers reporting Tony Romo will be caught. And not traded so the rubble discussion is picking up again about where he might end up or Brayton was the one bring you tweeted about this about the NBC sports network I did yes. So what exactly was said on the pregame. Well I. And I decide to put it in one giant long for red cell at the U wanna check it out go ahead let. Basically what what was going on was Scott Gomez and chairman erotic we're talking about eichel in the pre game. And Gomez comes right out he says that he's coming off of an injury where in his 21 games where it's even where he sounded like it's just like it recently and a or close 36 games got 36 games though. So then he goes on and he says his excuse right now is maybe that he's not playing with certain guys that he wants to which is completely false. You make you you have to make everyone better when year at the main guy out there. On the record does not does that excuse. He's that point 83 year whatever points per game same points per game is Austin Matthews this here don't his excuse right now OPEC. You have to have this standard whether it's him practice or whatever there's no excuses and saying that his coach even said he's trying to do too much which. We ages are now I have not heard that we've now. The only coach the only instance where he alluded to navy's doing too much was that that giveaway coming out to the side of his net. Against Vancouver yes at the end of the penalty kill that's the only player were I think anybody's been saying he set right Jack no time and distance she got to get that puck out. That's the only time there's been up I think Jack might be doing too much. Guide what else that he says. Let's see here and that was it for Gomez and then Roenick steps then. He says yes understand who years he's the evolutionary player the decade type of player the guy you build a team around beat David is lighting it up as allows Matthews and lining. By Michael I'm saying I don't want to be left behind this conversation I'm on a team that's moving up. And getting better in a big hockey city he has to keep focus on how we pass the plate. How he's going to make his team and teammates better and not worry about whether he has enough people around him to support him. Which he hasn't happened yet at least not publicly. As far as I know if he has any complaints about a privately would you blame them you know it's it's funny when you hear liberal exe he's got to understand he's in the generational whenever evolutionary player. I've. Would think he probably does that would also want him Viles militant know that an act that way and I think he kind of does to a soap. The very odd thing to save on pregame that Michael needs. I don't know waffle like he's complaining about his life mates which we've not heard. He's. Forty. It's a very small list let's say he's not happy about his line mates he wants to be with post so war. Not complaining about and I haven't fully known Jiaka he's not complaining about in the bottom guys right in he's got Reinhart and came which leaves. This means he's played daily about everybody has ross' everybody's played everybody. I don't get that's coming from N and that you know in terms of production sure it doesn't have the goals per game that Matthew chance Matthews has got 27 goals. In 56 games so he's almost that one every other game. Jackson thirteen and 37 but his point production is there in terms of thirties at 31 points and 37 games and nobody suggested it. If anything what would the head coach say the other day and got turned the puck over one and on your stick I want you to have that Barca wanted to be carrying the pocket wanted to be aggressive and help create and set things up take shots are set things up your teammates I don't get the whole. He's doing too much by the state on the ice for so long ships like so many other guys do on this team. I don't know what it's come from. Should the sabres consider trading their first round pick yeah. It's the more I read about the draft this year this is one of those things itself like football personnel like hockey people are saying. The after the first round is not good this year played in another probably. Produced good players but there there isn't like a hierarchy of three or seven guys that nickel a raving about. You know Patrick Cohen said to be number one in past that are that one or two defenseman Swedish defense I think yeah I'd be pretty good but overall. I mean if they're gonna finish. In the middle of the Eastern Conference if they're gonna finish in the ninth. Industry they're for traumatic. I was reading thirty thoughts of the day Elliot Friedman had a note. And he had something about it doesn't even matter who the trade rumor was that it was the idea of giving up first round pick. And Freeman said he was talking a one GA gets yelled at by GMs around the league rookie talent. Would you stop being hesitant about writing teams giving up people are gonna give up first round pick this year there are yeah like that that the word around the league is people are not enamored with this year's draft so stop making it sound like teams are hope hoarding their first round picks this year it's the opposite don't say that anymore Elliot yes we're gonna where everybody will be willing to give up a first round pick that's soul here's an example Tyson Barry. Colorado announcement has named amber couple years ago his name was in the mix reverse trumpet it in Alec which would you do it Jack Kurtz of free agents and that's kind of tough to do. But yea I would do it for guy with term yeah right right if you if you need to get immunity neat new term percent or crannies of creation so you'd probably just rather sign him. But. It's that I've been telling you that there's no way Marie's a buyer. EB. If there's a defenseman with term for a team that wants to rebuild and they want my first round pick as part of the deal. If he's good enough defenseman then. Maybe I'm listening. I saw yesterday from an NBC sports if you wanna defenseman the team to call apparently is Carolina. Both Carolina and Calgary are kinda overstock Anaheim is as well. I'm content is mentioned Q is another place that look and there would be my leg for four Kazaa and they got a whole bunch young defensemen and so. The canes have no Hannifin. That has just in fall to assess saw his debt the one of the rumors with them and Colorado and Henderson's name came up. As a guy that might be part of a package to get you know Landis stock Gallup and others were rob that's for this ends up going Jason Breaux from. NBC or did BC sports thing that if you needed defense called Carolina so if Landis Goddard machine is rumored to be available. The avalanche wanna get better on the Blue Line they should call Carolina so maybe be tough to get. Colorado's defenseman Tyson parent might like him quite a bit. But I so wanna put that out there that the sabres first round pick I think it should be in plight yet I as stated that the selling its a year where where general managers will be however worried about giving up that worth mentioning if they were to win the lottery yeah we would have two years where they finished. A think thank you nowlin Patrick now Patrick Nolan will anyway. Just and correct me and then we have we have two years of the finished dead last did detect first and the new year they've finished tenth. Phil what they lie first one lottery but traded it away so like can be funny did you wanna protect against that. Maybe you protect only against. The first Q could you put that in the trade you could you could make it conditional where if we pick first and you can't have the pick but the second or thirty could have been. It'll three. 0550 to join us 888550. Q 550 wanna hear from you sabre fans about last night's game and it's. We approached the bye week we always talk about the season general where they are in the standings for what it's worth they are three point buying Toronto. And that second wild card spot but police have a couple of games in hand now as the sabres roll through this heavy stretch of the schedule. Deal of the day for you today for our buffalo perch program it's a 52 dollar certificate for four tickets to. Select performances of the shrine circus that's gonna be at the fairgrounds events that are. You can get a only 25 bucks enjoy the trapeze artist tigers joggers high wire act and lots of clowning around again as the shrine circus at the fairgrounds events center. It's a 52 dollar certificate for four tickets and it's costing yet 25. Bucks. 21 take advantage of this great deal. You can do so by going right now to my buffalo perks. Dot com. This is the first Shipley in that Batavia was on the world you know just to wake us up and policy. Tressel first return. Samurai in parts of this comment after the game last night first came out like they're one of the bishops of the game was the first shift of the game. They had a couple of chances on letter early on. And movies you might have thought are you kidding me really it's going to be one of those games at Colorado and the sabres kinda controlled and after that as a we have like. That would pose a step at four shots in the first ninety seconds and four shots in the second period and then seven the rest of the first and second combined so the next. Whatever it is 2038. Minutes or whatever seven shots on goal the next 38 minutes the sabres end up beating Colorado two to nothing last night. If you're thinking about the standings for what it's worth the sabres a three points out of the wild card the number two wildcard spot right now Toronto has that. However leafs have two games in hand series is tied in points with Florida Panthers have three games in hand. The sabres are one point behind the flyers. And the outage by the way won again last night. Beat the Rangers would sit there were like 1010 on two and was there NATO into an LS ten don't and they're gonna leave Brooklyn for goodness sakes. The owners of 62 points and a couple of games in hand on the sabres so. The three points out plot. Teams have games in hand on them because of the schedule they've been gone through lately you're curious about the division. Sabres are are four points out of third place behind the Boston Bruins the good news is sabres and Bruins have played the same number of games. But Florida and Toronto or ahead of the sabres and they both have games in hand on buffalo and there to play a couple more in the next week. Everybody get caught up to the sabres in terms of games then your crush your fingers and hope for lots of help on the out of town scoreboard next week. I haven't even amnesty we've been do you give any thought to standings and what's going on. No not really I don't males think they're going to make the playoffs I don't think there are they look like a playoff team all that consistently really if I ever. This weekend and if they if they won both games this weekend. You know that we've we've. At times pooh poohed the idea of points that you don't deserve those were tank Pearson. If they ordered to have Lennar steal them two games this weekend. And go to the break at 64. I think it would be their first four game win streak of the right that would be a four game win streak and we're either first for him winter of the season that would be. You know mean nice. Because what's your right which are getting in these next two games are the point how many points gonna get before every else gets chance you know go past me. And Detroit. Carolina Tampa New Jersey are all below Buffalo Sabres are tied with Florida one back of Philly. One thing that's happened in the last couple weeks is the early to pre eichel hysteria. And team losing streak hysteria there there and all they no longer looked like they are you know miles and miles away from being a good team yeah they look like a couple players that just. Somebody on defense maybe get some debt shed the dead weight and and kind of move forward. Yeah for sure on defense. Look at. Again there are still and know warts for sure on defense but I I. As much as their offense has been improved if you look at the goals for per game average itself it was under true. Earlier this season it's over three now. That is some what's you know taking digger kept their power play it is number two in the National Hockey League so for five on five scoring still needs to be better. They still need to add more team speed and they still need I think. To top four defenseman one for shore and I think to. So that there's still a number of things Tim Murray has to death to do. To get this team playing playing much better playing on a consistent basis and terms of scoring by the way some of those things could come from full season of Justin Daly. I don't know off Baptiste and or new lend her here next year for that that would certainly help speed factor. And maybe it helps your five on five scoring. In of goalie plays the way you played earlier this season you may have a youngster take over one of those top four defenseman spot next season to some of those needs ads. Might already be in the organization. Can I count on you by the way to now join me and a crusade the we're gonna go on depends what the crusaders. We're gonna get the sabres to Wear the right color blue again. Wanna get did not out of navy yeah and expected yield back for a year from years ago there's some stories and strange story that they don't make that blue or. Think it's. I write there's something like that. I didn't aidid would it is this one of those things also were like like they stopped making it look could you just tell what race uniforms were getting little noticed make that book you would think. I want this to be I want this shelled the station to lead this charge to get the sabres back to wearing the right shade of blue. They're they're blue is navy to darker at its very dark yeah if you're. Across a room watching on television you can kind of mistake them for the Bruins sometimes it's blower and it it's so dark it looks like a black and yellow yet. Well just go look at the old highlights of the sabres from you know however whatever for thirty years or not even that long ago that third Jersey they have and I'd I've although with the buffalo I wish I could tell yesterday I got it up for my life I want that to the game last night color it's a beautiful Jersey than a third jerseys to have him and next year in the NHL there will be no third jerseys. None yet these days ever because they're switching to a deed is right ideas is gonna get the contrary it. No third jerseys. When the sabres come out of this in their fifty year anniversary that they'll have the fifty year anniversary a couple of years write him. Go back to the right blow. And stay there forever because symmetry too in the got a beautiful crass the gonna beautiful sweater it's just not the right shade of blue and it would be so great if they went back. That's all death I want Wii console to wanna twenties is gonna save the crusade has a little time then to while some alleged let's build this thing. Once every day we'll say. They sabres. Go back to the right blow. I view between it once today and about tweeting I'll schedule a tweet for it at a daily tweet on the you know what like what could we do to make it happen. You know Doug we talked to restock Ted black every week and when when it when he worked for honestly it it's a no brainer from at least the standpoint. New color unique people Golub that don't have that royal blue go out is by the new shade of the color. Hey wanna sell some more jerseys. But I go back to deal but I don't wanna I don't want them to do because they wanna make money in sales I want them to do it because it's right. Mean I'm not even have a word to you live I'm not even from this stuff a fan of the seventies I edit watch this team in that era wasn't alive perhaps from while all seventies. To ever have a nine you'll because it's right in doing because he's wrong beautiful. Do it because it's the right Jersey so we have until twenty cloning. Let's find a way. Collection of LaBeouf closures and that's why about a for the misses and someone's gonna have to send me the store because I really think there's something about it well they don't make it anymore. That that stat sheet of blue okay but yet again if you if you don't make it anymore it's not that hard to say we want to go back to that color let's start make that's what I would that's I would think. There's also those people that wanna go back to the go ahead blow the other black and red go incorporate that though with the new with the colors now changed that I would be. Sam Reinhart hat I'd be fine I saw the other thing I'd be fine with that now not me the go ahead. The goat had had since go to hathead possess the go to Red Hat was demonic. Yeah it's the grain and Donna from buffalo now wanna demonic don't go ahead before the goat head was great you talk what are you talking about like a little like on the shoulder jerk like not a primary logo let's just. Org or patch or make your third jerseys go go ahead in the blue and older. Nothing right budget I I would say. I would go way I would say go ahead is if you give me a choice of go to had to slog right. Of course I'm all in favor bringing back the butter knives swords the third jerseys that read I like don't work actually rate has bought that for Jonathan when he was little remember I have one of those two they are awesome. At least this gives us a chance to bring back the term turn burger. 803. Apologies tweets and good week. Sweden wears a collar perfect steel site his Jersey like their could take the names off the back like I should core I like to crowns commute you know K okay he's okay. 8030515. To join us here are your headline. Sabres beat Colorado to nothing last night right artist thirteenth goal Kane is nineteen that leads the team Robin Lehner got its second shot out of the season 23 saves. And for the first time this month guess what you're sabres have won back to back games they host Saint Louis tomorrow Chicago Sunday and then the sabres are on thereby. Sidney Crosby hit 1000 career points last night in a win by the penguins and over tumble for Winnipeg. The sabres next opponent the blues beat Vancouver Saint Louis will come to town on a six game winning streak and seven and one since they made the coaching change from my to Mike yelled from Ken Hitchcock. Ottawa shut out New Jersey. Antawn format indeed gets a ten game suspension for physical abuse of an official. The bills resigned linebacker Ramon Humber Darrelle Revis has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. In connection with a street altercation in Pittsburgh. Reports are indicating Revis will turn himself into authorities today. Miami released former bill Mario Williams College basketball Niagara lost the mama 9375. Top ranked Gonzaga now 27 and no after the win last night that. Don't forget Rick let's. It is NBA all star weekend which would include the skills competition tomorrow night in the NBA all star game on Sunday night those are sports headlines. And done more coming up in a moment on WGR.

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