Feb 18, 2017|
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Flight 310. WGR Sports Radio 550 bridges sports talk Saturday and. There're a number of the end who absolutely are looking or operate. On its property that they can injecting Dugard six that there are lots of teams around the NHL most definitely I'm looking for a taught sixth player and Evander Kane when healthy. And when motivated which she appears to be a bull runs you know he can be an impact you know from very perspective about what you wonder if he's a little bit worried. If you hit look into the crystal ball and see that in the next couple seasons of anarchy was going to remain healthy and remain as the home. The players he can beat then why would you consider Brady you don't know that. So what you have to do that is balanced you know what the return might be based on leave under gain is playing. And returned Mike he's great as it's ever going to be who do you maximize the up there. I rate now we'll work do you hope that he continues to play as well he's playing for the length of his term and awful. Non WG ER Sports Radio 550. What a great lead in there from there and race here from TS and I'm with the guys yesterday the investigators here and at each year Sports Radio by fifty. Sell pot she'll live today from keybank centered down here in downtown Buffalo Sabres are set to take on the saint Louis blues. At 1 o'clock this afternoon and of course we'll have the poll Eagles pregame show. Beginning at 12 PM here on WGR good to be along with you today I'll be here for just an hour but we. Haven't interesting conversation on our hands don't we just heard from Darren trigger there and I really want that to be the launching point to get into the discussion today. It really wanna make it a full hour we can't if we get the phone calls now from you out of hander Cain. And what to do with him as the trade deadline approaches in less than two weeks now. Trade deadline is that march 1 that is Wednesday it's it's a week from this coming Wednesday but we can happen now. The sabres at the AM a few decisions to make. I think that. This game today. Tomorrow evening's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Next week's games against teams that are near them or lower than them in the standings they have a few of those coming up. They will play into what Tim Murray winds up doing with this roster at the trade deadline this team has only three points on the playoff spot right now. Now of course that that can be massaged a little bit because of the games in hand and had a funny I was looking over the standings earlier today and as of a couple weeks ago you're thinking out sabres got. Three games in on this team to games in hand and that seemed to actually study that trend the other way now because they played so much. And a lot of teams are playing a lot right now before they go on this weeklong break they're gonna have. But really the sabres sitting now at 58 games played mostly teams around them. Are either right there 58. It lacks enough 57 Purdue Jersey 56 for the islanders should be six for Toronto. Even Boston the sabres had several games in hand down. All right now playing a lot better hockey lately 58 games late for them as well the sabres do you sit. Only three points back of a playoff spot the wildcard is 63 which Ronald right now sixty. For buffalo but there are. Three other teams. In that. If you will window between Toronto and buffalo the islanders at 62 Florida at 62 flyers at 61. So this is a jumbled mess right now what the sabres do over the next couple of weeks I should say we can half. Is going to determine I think what Tim Marie decides to do you at the trade deadline I cannot expect and accept this war. A couple of weeks now I don't expect him to be a buyer percent. He's either gonna be a seller or he's gonna stand pat he might bring it up player Q that can help them this long term vision I do not expect him to sell off. Keep parts for the future to make some sort of run at the final wild card spot I don't expect effort to emirate is gonna stay with the plan. That he's had with this team but we have seen him kind of speed up the process in the past haven't we we're talking about. Getting guys like. Ryan O'Reilly getting guys like Evander Kane. In giving away parts to get them and speeding up that process if you will so maybe he does do that I don't expect it. But we'll see what you look at what they have after these two. He resort company in Saint Louis and Chicago horrible by the way. On fire right now both of them may eleven L combined in their last eleven games it was Chicago neither of them a losing games right now. And if the sabres to come away with three point to these games my goodness that would be tremendous in it too. Again I think we're set and ready to where we are right now right. And you look at that those dating scene while. Know what you do in the situation. After that at Colorado. At Arizona national comes here and edit the trade deadline so you might be the spot where even if you only if you get to from this weekend. If he did overtime loss and she got lost 31 win and a blow who cares you cue from this weekend. You can be looking over the next three after that. Getting a lot. 456. And now you might be right at the same window in the spot where you are right now in the standings and even tougher I'd almost prefer. And I'm not one of these people ever say just what do believe me I don't prefer the steam to go one way or the other over the next five games before the deadline. What I mean by that is. Get out there and get as many points you can be in that spot and say okay we're doing this or ending our own playoff drought here we talk about that with the bills a lot or. Go out there and. Not be able to get those points know where you are reach your team better and say. We're definitely not making the playoffs we need to have a different direction of what we might have thought we would have done if we are in that spot it's kind of meddling. If you don't and that's where the tricky part comes at an idiot tricky part with certain players. Really. The one we need to talk about today's of indicate. And you just heard earned Gregor as they set out with the investigators yesterday what to do with Evander Kane he says. His value will never be higher than it is right now as good as it gets. I completely agree with that I put a poll question at WGR 550 got up I want to go to that we can't I'd like you to vote. Outside it's not a QB Jarrett MI out my tournament we can put it on the website but let's go to my Twitter and do that right now because it's. On my Twitter feed at sell sports poll question I wrote is. I wrote down there Daryn triggers as of indicate return value might be as good as it gets right now should the sabres traded at the deadline or don't trade him. And the result a predictable for me in back to articles you'll sit near a mile loudly still here and I said norm. People are gonna say don't trade. I don't that because this is the way it works. With almost anything and base but. Especially here in buffalo where we've been starved for good players we've been starved for gold scores we've been Starr for playoff runs. When you get a guy who's as hot as an entertainer is right now when you get a guy this talented does that mean McCain. People are gonna say why Trey don't cotton these kind of guys that we don't have here these kind of guys we try to get and then we get what we're gonna try to treat them. And then on top of that you have the emotional investment in the every single day he seemed the shall to the ice to get a five on Bible lately I got right why why. This is the guy latched onto you'll like like having him here you paid a good price to get them in Al each year. So the result predictable for me the result right now seventy to thirty say don't trade him. I am right now. In that 30%. Of that actually I do think. That Tim Murray should seriously consider moving Evander Kane at the trade deadline why. Well because a what they're Gregor said is absolutely true and we're gonna play that for you here just 12 again I want to hear what he says about that. But its value isn't going to go any any higher than it is right now. I'm may be may be over the next week happy scores a couple of more goals you get an extra pick in there and extra prospector something like that. But is based pretty high right now. Okay why else while why get a trade a guy like that. There's two things that go along with a Evander Kane we're talking about if this was any other player on the. Team in the exact same situation conversation might be a little bit different but with him. You have to bring up the past you have to bring up the fact that he's been in trouble off the ice multiple times and he's been clean you know this season primarily writings since he's come back. He's been here even do and everything is supposed to do it's ours we know. I'm Matt out there I'm not in the locker room I'm not the front office I'm not out and the double what district knowing you know what I mean McCain is doing or not doing. However. Knowing that he's pretty much looks like he's been staying out of trouble that's nice for me and you hope he's turned the corner. But let's be honest if we ever fully trust that to be the case going forward I don't know if Tim Murray has to ask themselves. Can I trust him going forward for the next two or three years. And even if it's not 23 years let's I can't trust and I should say over the next 23 years here's the other issue. He's an unrestricted free agent after next year and he's making six million dollars next year. Now for what he's doing what it producing you can you can take on that cap that you could take on that money that's not the issue the issue is. You're gonna have a decision to make either way on him a year from now again unless you extend him. I don't think the count the conversation for me is extending Evander Kane right now is alleged to prove to me a lot more I would not even. Broached that topic until I have a full year and a half two years of him staying out of trouble I would not do. So that means we get to next year at this point I'll be sit here next year before an afternoon game in the arena talking with you and we haven't seen conversation but at that point. Now you talk about only few months left on his contract. Right now he's got a year and a few months left on his contract he's going to be an unrestricted free agent. So we're gonna be in the situation anyway Tim Murray. Wait any longer what he does do something again to show up on the evening news what he does cool off. What do both those things happen he's never gonna get the return. That he could get right now. I don't know of to Marie thinks to himself I have to get more than what I got to give up of anarchy because he gave up a lot. It's our players and prospects are concerned I don't know he thinks that. He might I would I think people rightfully do that. I would hope he doesn't I hoped to Marie says it doesn't matter what paper form it's like and get right now that truly matters in where I see my team in my vision. And that's the other part of this let's talk about the team in the nation. You do have a couple of young players who have been up here lately. Been put in some darn good hockey. And Justin Bailey and Ivan Rodriguez. In the future might be OK even without a guy like commander keen on the roster. What you need though is you need that next defensemen behind rest mistress the line. You need a guy who's gonna be able to step right in and be. Eight top two defenseman on your team maybe. It's a top three or four eventually down the road top two right now behind it behind Rasmus for the line and it what do you can get that if you can get that. I think you move on if that's what's your return is I think you move on on the be in the 30%. Situation here I got an interesting tweet from someone who. Rodin and said. Let me let me. This is not Pete Pete says don't get the desired trait our top score for years we have. Beg for scoring finally we have some and we want to trade for a defenseman. Well yes because of the reasons I highly doubt it's not a bowel just trading your top scores out who this guy is why you would put him in that situation. And possibly want a trade saw a lot of open up the ball light's right now 803055888. By 52 by fifty. What do you want to do with a Peter Caine as we sit here right now we're. I don't know. Maybe I don't think so though let's go. Ron and all the high on big reports tell anybody what up what's up. I thought wow widget bitter or are quite right general who keep. Saying why don't let alone treat them. It people. I know the what was your what was your opening comment line at 3 o'clock because they're not complete they're not in the same. Scenario whatsoever is thereon or an entry level deals they're not getting UF Faison a year and they have many trouble off the ice. All right we'll change our preparation right now ticket anymore trouble at the courage air flight lower and that that barring a German champion your boring right now. Okay what he does get in trouble then Indians have a probation and you lose them right. You know what if situation take bets that the temple you wrote what party split the world are. Okay well I I I don't agree at all I think if you roll the dice and you could wind up losing you can crap out a plea craps. And I've rolled the dice and I crap out a lot I've lost and I always that light at night get out earlier. And I think that's it's about taking chances roll the dice. You'll tip Murray's job any general manager's job for any organization in sports. Is to maximize. Their team's talent in assets. This is an asset right now. He's on the ice no doubt agree with the round is an asset on the ice. He's also an asset maybe a lot of teams are on the league you can get something that's gonna help your team in the future. Even if you took you took out. Anything if he was crystal clean off the ice and indicate if he's been crystal clean this is still a conversation you have about this guy. Because he's gonna be a USA next year now you have the conversation as much right now. OK but. He's in that area of we can't pay everybody where to we look to try and somebody who's pretty good it's gonna give us a return. Now next it would be a much bigger conversation if he were crystal clean and right now and it could even be morbid dead lie a draft day to have a conversation. But it's still a conversation. You throw it. The fact of what's gone on up the ice with him and it becomes a major factor in how yet to decide I don't know tumor can trust him. Look I'll give you bill's analogy. Marceau Vargas. Has been had been in trouble and hit it came time for an extension. And Alitalia I think there's a lot of hypocrisy from bill stands out there that I hear and read. Because I know a lot of bills and two were saying you gotta keep your own you gotta keep your own so what he got in this trouble that trouble he's been minor incidences. You gotta keep your own you gotta pay them pay and extent of why don't we let these guys walk in and the minute they did that. Some of those can't said. Why did they do that but up Taylor a lot of them did they waited until he actually got suspended and that's an it was a stupid deal. And now here's an area with martial artists were a lot of fans are saying. Why did we ever expect that that was a stupid contract I don't really give over or you knew he'd be in trouble again. The saint Pierre were yelling to expel him. What his deal came up. And I think it's lot of hypocrisy that he would do here you can't do that would have indicated. That this is a yum. Yeah this is a a a really tough decision. Pacing to Emory let's go to Connor in Morella what that meant. I felt eight you've got layups retreat came right now I mean. It felt put its tremendous strain now than anyone order traded him back in a late summer early fall and gotten trouble there. Arm but here's that here's the problem I don't know anybody would take them. Knowing you you kind of have to is right with him and hope he changes to drive his value up which he's done I think to Emery at the right thing not trading and then. Because now is values as high I don't think anybody would have actually taken them on at that point to be honest honor. On thing every molecule and involved all wanted to I gotcha I gotcha yeah yeah. So I propose you know trying to make it feel like some of it out referred don't you mean they're fighting for a buck and a much and our forward who. In the west you need you don't even play our Frontline. Well let's say I'd love them we dug him that I have to check on his what is his status where do you go off and I can look it up here. If he's gonna be a Doug Hamilton just re signed a deal with Calgary after he got treated there from Boston so I buddy has been mentioned as a guy that could be at peace right yeah I mean he's been mentioned he's still got after this year he stood up for years left on his steel at five point 75 million dollars I'd take that. I would too but another thing about Doug Hamilton that that might be an issue we see the right handed defenseman right could create a log jam on the right side with. Zach Bogosian and rest mistress a line and already there. But I mean if you if you happen to trade for Alec W Doug Hamilton he could be a top four defense and he'd be your second right hand guy. The maybe putting I'll example goes on the third or right handed pairing and you know. Here's here's what I say about that. If you get a guy like that you could trade for if if you can get a guy like that you trade for you let the rest of it sort itself well right because if you the chance to you don't. You don't know that get a guy because he has the wrong shot if he's the right guys the right guy. If he holds a stick the the other way. I'll Powell find somebody who likened mover out right yeah I think that's well yeah now and I I totally get your point there. There's there's been there's a couple of teams that will be heading into the trade deadline and eventually into the expansion draft that. Are kind of like jammed right now at defense and might be looking to make a move that could. You know be tempted maybe to trade away one of their top team and forgot like Cain because he's so valuable. Anaheim and Minnesota the bull are log jammed on defense and they have to protect three defenseman. Anaheim can protect four because of the way that. Everything works either protects 31 or eaten one. And Anaheim could protect all four but I don't know if they wanted to that panel that they've got some good deep but the prospect that they can that they can move by the trade deadline before the. And Minnesota is possibly making a cup run yes I mean that they're they're a team that I think feels that they can. They can probably they can get to the Stanley Cup than win the Stanley Cup obviously I mean that they're that the second best team in the league right now here's here's you to Minnesota they don't strike me. As an organization. That would want to bring in a guy that his hat that has to be under cain's past you know at that's generally not I don't think the kind of organization that they seemed to be. Right and right now looking at their roster and they're. They're short on the left side hitting Zach Parise is obviously top line left Winger and you could put Evander Kane on the second line. With a guy like Eric stall or Mikhail Grande and as your senator and that would really boost their offense and defense they've got a few guys that you could trade for green. Your your top three are arguably Ryan Suter and cheered their your top two I should say are right suitor injured splurge and but after that I mean Jonas for dean's right now is on IR he still got four more years left on his deal up four point one. 666 million well one of the things you want it be deal that McCain is you don't want a fentanyl isn't when he I made and he's 23 duke it out recently had to make sure I think you know at a C narrows it out. Heartless we're gonna take time out. Britain Bergen are back there when we come back I want to play for you what they're Gregor said because I agree. Completely and we're live at keybank setter sabres blues at 1 PM pregame at 12 PM here on WG arts out pot you'll break we'll some back at the station. We'll take time out to ignore your phone calls should the big show at the sabres excuse me trade Evander Kane. Either before or at the trade deadline. You know from her perspective in buffalo you wonder if he's a little bit worried. If you look into the crystal ball and see that the next couple of seasons of anarchy is going to remain healthy and remain as dominant player is he can be then why would you consider treating you don't know that. So what you have to do that and his balance you know what the return might be based probably not your game is playing. They're drag her TS and he was on with the investigators yesterday and beat your Sports Radio identified that interview on demand the BGR 550 icon. So Alka pot you'll hear Brayton Wilson back at our Debbie your Sports Radio 550 studios. In Amherst we are getting set for the sabres in the blues at 1 PM today pat Al Carla had the pregame coverage for you beginning. At new he'll join me here in just a little while. And before he does that we will set the stage for this game of course the set the stage where the sabres and blues brought to you by Riviera Peter set the stage with historic Riviera theatre by going to Riviera theatre dot org they are celebrating. Ninety years it's a terrific place trading venue. All sorts of acts go to Riviera theatre. Dot or. You can find out all of that information as well as how to get tickets and it's either calendar of events in the meantime sabres in blues we'll hear more about the game when we bring in pat now Karl in just a little while today though. We are focusing on a beat McCain in the future and what happens with the trade deadline. A week and a half from now what happens with a indicates future in buffalo I think this is a really good discussion we had so far end of on top of that. We have a poll question that I think is. Pretty much going where I thought it would be. 71% of you say don't trade. What I've percent to trade him right I anticipated that I'm in the minority that I think the sabres should. Look to deal of indicate it's not about just trading off the players this is a unique situation here I think with this player. This player has. Had some issues off the ice he's been good lately. I don't know I can always trust him going forward off the ice he's scheduled to make six million dollars next year which is doable considering his production but that's easy unrestricted free agent. I have guys like Jack Michael Vincent Reinhart and Robin Lehner and guys that have to get paid eventually that I can't keep everybody. And they have guys coming up. Who are also I think going to be pretty good players who proven to be guys that they might abbey theater single scores the guys I think they can help out this team at the sports spotlight but Justin Bailey. Like an Ivan Rodriguez and how about let's not forget about you Lander who's gonna be here next year most likely mean these are guys who are gonna be able to fit in the forward spot with this team doesn't have. Is that number two at bats and behind restless restore line. You may not yet. A chance. To get that number two defenseman. After march 1 forgot to communicate. I don't think you get that guy for Evander Kane on draft day. You can ride it out you can roll the dice as one caller said that he could be stuck it ain't. My guess at a martial artist that situation we hand out a contract to keep a guy you roll them. Many disappoint you again that something happens where he does not have that type of value for what you're paying him or around the league. It's a tough situation for tumor let's go to John. There are doing is so worried that it thank you. A live on what you're gonna Barbara McCain. You don't read about black if you're on the subject. Of Provo. So we don't really trader I mean I love the game is at the coefficient. Our order we don't really created. Would it affect that we need to go we improvement in the passing complaint without. There are covered from. But when you can play without what I. Are you mean you can play without what a second offense then orbiter came. Vote Bogle a Connecticut report applicable relevant case you know it could be productive to have already desperate to be left about 20 over estimated. Nobody ineffective that's bad because Robert never replace phenomenal. In the care of me you got of people that are reported its Q plus. You know cobalt political vehicle did not are deflected prepared removed while. Would expose you will be about Europe several sprint. Or do. You thank you very much I appreciate it and you know. I had a tweet from someone I don't know I agree with this necessarily. Com. Tweet from someone that said. It's harder to find goal scorers. That is defined a top defensemen I don't think that's the case I mean maybe it's sometimes that is the case. But certainly not right now it's harder to find a top defenseman. Check around. Read some stuff listen to what the insiders are saying no we parting with top defenseman it is not the price for them is extremely high right now. That's why if you can get one right now you may not be able to get another one. Down the road for a guy like Evander Kane I don't think that is necessarily the case that it's harder to fungal scores that is harder to find that it is define top defenseman. Especially in the trade market where it where it is right now the stock offense and are very hard to come by teams covet that they want that those are the kinds of pieces. The teams gaffes at trade deadlines to try and help you win a cup now the sabres wouldn't be getting for that reason the sabres will be getting it to be your core guy. To be a guy for the future of PA guy going four and oh by the way. Maybe they are still three points out that help you get to the playoffs. You know it doesn't have been either or proposition here. I think one of the things we think about is it were conditioned to is if you trade Evander Kane. Suddenly that means while that means you're just not gonna get any more points in the standings you'd have to be the playoffs. Think that's necessarily the case if you can cut now if you bring your diet here to play a defense that's gonna cut down on the shots on goal. It's gonna help you cut down your goals against it's gonna help you you know. On the Blue Line tremendously. I don't think it's necessarily. Where your trading Evander Kane for a guy and a situation you're gonna be worse off. In the short term let alone the long term you're doing it for the long term. It doesn't mean you have to be worse off for the short term I think it would happen beats the pants and a lot of times these trade by the way as we all though they involve other parts as well and that Alec arrows and going. Just yet Brad and and that's and your point there with the defense and that's kind of kind of feel that way a little bit with a Kiley Dmitry cool cop because he was brought in Brighton with the trade. From mark has take from Florida and while he's been hurt I mean he's shown flashes this season of some really good defense to play and he's brought in here. Specifically to be a guy who could slide in with a guy like Rasmus for Salina nor be at a second paradise. The guy like Zach Bogosian and I think he's played relatively well the fortunate that he's been injured though because we haven't seen much of his play yet this year. He was a guy that's supposed to be a physical force on the Blue Line who skates really well and is a good first pass defender. And he's going to be a guy that will be heavily coveted at the trade deadline because there's not many guys like him that will be available plus he's going to be under stricter free agent at the end of the season. And I'll say this right. For the person who said it's harder to get Eagles scored is to get a defenseman wicket. Dmitry cool cop Dmitry freaking cool call is considered the number two defense that may be on the trade market right now that's hard is that it depends. I mean teams are just that the UR teams do that wanna part with their top defenseman so by the time you actually get to players. The teens wanna part with. You get your talk about guys that are not at that nearly. Now considered a top one or top two guy I'm most news yet on and look at at the UTS and trade bait straight out have a chat hurt of course is number one yes he's going to be an unrestricted free agent and he's he's more of an offensive specialist at the depending where little cup points. Who god is number sixteen he's technically the third offense I don't know I don't know how Michael Stone is ahead of him bless my point is he's he's he's number two. On the list in check for my caddie in me even get moved out with they're playing right. I mean so we'll see what happens all right we'll take time out at about powerless here he'll join me we'll get his thoughts on the McCain. We'll get right receivers blues today and will wrap things up parents were stopped Saturday live from key bank center. Crazy deal with somebody could so I mean that would. Force me to do I guess as I've said that all along with every four soul I'm not gonna. Back that now but I can tell you that I am not making calls trying to freedom I'm not throwing rumors out there are getting immediate got to help you know say you know backers available but it thing not at all. He could do that like he can come to mean cities out and you just throw that out there I would do that to marry until McCain here right now said. Alienate indeed throughout their form of them I'm I'm shopping and entertainment like okay that region. The guy out a little bit about how's it. Nearly pat. Before we get into today's game obviously get pre game coming up here. Where you fall on the poll question we have 71% of you Chiming in right now say do not treated in Hurricane Ivan the 29% say I think it's time betrayed him. His value will not get any higher and I don't know what I can trust him. For another year and then I have a serious decision to make anyway I guess my my answer to that would be you have to tell me what the offerings because. To me it you're the sabres right now you're still in that spot where yes if you make the playoffs I don't think. As are currently constructed after making Stanley Cup run but. This the team that has not make the playoffs in in a couple years has not won a playoff series in ten years so you're in a spot where you've got a guy. Who right now is hearing your offense to to a great extent. Unless you're getting back. A top. Pair defenseman. I don't know so if you are a. And I can you name but what if it's a guy you in your studies that evaluate as he is number two behind restless or someone in this team there's no doubt in East Point four years old. OK I'm I do it now now I'm now I'm. Advancing those talks yes I I think that I I do it so and that's the only reason why would do an iMac it just trade of the McCain I I'm not gonna give them off for nothing. So people are clear on that I need to get that top guy in return. But I think as their triggers that you might really get that now here's the thing I don't know if you get that on. Draft day with this at this is a deadline type player this is it. This is a unique situation with this guy and by the way Tina get some might be willing to give that guy because they have a for another year they feel he's not only are for rental we can keep them for a year. Now that would be breaking the trend though of the weight deadline deals go normally don't yet I know. Player for player or players and picks for players and picks usually right you know the date Torrey Mitchell to. To Montreal for early on that type of move but not to say it can't be done and that GM could call you tomorrow it's a page. Let's start talking and you you that popped for grass and maybe it doesn't happen that line needed happens political forum like the sabres acquired Evander Kane. It writes Jack the ocean before the other part of this is you have to start talking about the salary cap to agree because you've got Rasmus was delighted. Five point four for the next five years and you can't count on Las Vegas taking one of your. Five plus million dollar contract for a half five million dollar contract off your hands. This June so you have to be ready to be able to absorb another big contract in the top. Two defenseman. Assuming that you still have missed the line in its active with ocean still here. Now you tied up. Potentially three defenseman it over five million dollars you have to re signed Robin latter at the end this year he's he's restrictive free agency have to make that decision. And then oh by the way after next year Jack I don't Tim my heart and courage. Yes that's right so in an hour. And lest your trading Jim Reinhart which is a conversation we can happen down the road and let your trading samurai are. I don't see how it's even possible to have CM Jack O Reilly oppose McCain all those deals there's almost no way you can do and and have to sign a in Robin Lehner by the way right. That's Akamai caveat to this is and that's to your point of all right of gender mean probably doesn't. It into our plans as they're currently constructing lights with the contract that he has passed next to you can't keep all these contractor's contracts under one brawl. What a ball. The point I mean and where we see some of these younger guys coming in I'm not so tell you Justin Bailey is gonna squarely demeanor came. But me and I'll tell you pat. I like this kid's game and Ivan Rodriguez and I think we can hear about the replace them the speed you're losing that it came with some of these guys me Landers we'll take a pure goal score. I think that at least you don't maybe you're giving up a really count the guy I don't know the drop off has to be that significant with some of the town used to have in the pipeline. Right you're you're relying on younger guys so there's gonna beat up learning curve which are getting out of the way with Bailey and with. Some young guys that ceased right don't back down in the minors right now so you're getting those learning curve out of the way so that hopefully if you have to move. A player of of the goals going abilities that he can last in the blow and it's definitely want to keep that you'd be replacing with you have a more balanced attack here. Throughout all four of your lines that way with with some of these guys coming up and I think you letter to be a while parties he's a guy that. Should be able to move into one of those quote unquote top two pairings next year right and yelled that creates a whole set of scenarios that Emery and his staff as well. As I say this is a really interesting decision but it might be predicated upon the next five games they get to. Coming up this weekend ball at home starts today with Saint Louis tomorrow Chicago eleven you know between the two of them of their last eleven games. The user these are five important games what. Talking about they are and let's add in the fact that teams coming out of bye week this year the first through these five day off by weeks. Our NAFTA very well right to the sabres after this bye week they go off the collar rattle in Arizona. So they've got to West Coast games back to back coming out of the bye week. You know can can really such up for failure if you don't get some points here this weekend to Ronald has the two seem to handle give those back to you this week right they pick up points there. You don't you you need to get something out this weekend because then you could really find yourself. Further behind pat. Coming up this time next week start about this team they're playing today what's gonna happen in this game Stacy Lewis to the cubs and red. Yeah I mean they've won seven out of me once the coaching changes made at the beginning this month and Hitchcock was. Fired and like you took over now the pulling up that potential I think in the routine that. I look at as a team in transition and we think about all the way back to 2010 when a Gallic David back this was the quarterback of that team he was the captain a leader. Now you've got younger players. Who definitely quite a while I mean Alex that tramples the captain it feels like he's been in the league almost ten years now he's he's been in the league long enough. He's the sort that backbone of your defense people these two are older you've got you've been best in Latimer terrorists think he'll even best in you young guys. This is the year that transition everything over and it it was a little bit okay you're stumbling out of the blocks here with Ken Hitchcock who with. Who stayed out for one more year and it doesn't make it through the year now I think with Mike gill coached we saw it in Minnesota. Getting the most out of some of his younger guys they eat in a year where it's a really a really big mix I think. Sharon Kirk. Is a guy that's been talked about number one defense may be on the market but I don't you move on now the split the team that. Wanna keep wants to keep them because economic Iran right he made that you made conference finals last few beat Chicago last night at home ice advantage over Chicago. That helps you and your game seven but and your writings by. I don't understand. Why. That mentality is what guys going to be on restrictive free agent yadier to animal right deadline. Hey if he's gonna help you possibly get to us in the cup and make a run at a the issue and you should try keep mart what's on the pregame show today. We'll have but damn wells was pre game Walt talked to Paul Hamilton had a chance at that point Franzen in mammals and so we'll have all that Korea it's a game is we know Robyn letter starting. We'll talk to all of them are okay because this is an I don't know if they can do this on the back to back I mean I know what what he said I'm X. I shouldn't as letter starting from the capital can eat here's here's the actually part of it this. What Ausmus said the other day to play a lot to play him a lot going forward but we need to find out what Robin lettering that he is number one goaltender and the jury is still going to be out we didn't know with the start the year right won't know until the end you've got to let this whole thing play out in. I think you'll see under Nelson tomorrow because you don't want him sitting for. It's the week right that's exactly what would happen pat Malkin now comes your way will hear from Paul Hamilton we'll hear from the locker and we got sabres lose coming up pregame next under the GR Sports Radio 550.