Feb 27, 2017|
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Good morning I'm Andrew Peters walking idiocy gators alongside. Her body. Our good friend and former teammate Craig Rivera a co host for aggravate. WGR Sports Radio 515 MSC. A lot to talk about today surrounding the sabres. Tough weekend tough week and for the sabres lost two games coming out of their bye week. Craig button going to join us at 1130 talk about the chances. Of the sabres making the playoffs and so we look forward to hearing from him we thank him for taking the time to come on the show today. But first I feel there something I need to address. I think a lot of people. I've been talking about an incident that occurred. Surrounding our team this weekend and I'm the coach of fifteen new junior sabres hockey team. You know in the game resulted in a lot you know a lot of penalties in and on ice altercations. I just wanna say that you know most personable. There's no room for for what happened. In new sports fighting you sports is absolutely unacceptable. All sports does not just hockey. It's about it should be about you know good sportsmanship. Developing skills. And being a good teammate. I didn't I didn't do a good good job this week in communicating. Any of those skills to my team I think Adam. Going foreign I need to do a better job. You know and as coaches in general I think we need to do better job. I can't discuss. Anything in regards the altercation. In the incident. So. He religious right I'd have to move on in item in him. As you know what listen. I coach used sports also I'm just coach in the the younger box and I gonna tell your right now. I've dealt with the same issues. On multiple. Multiple locations at the younger levels. And you know it's it's a lot of these games I I think any parent on out there would understand the emotion and everything that goes and Al lot of these hockey games and sometimes the emotional. Part of it. Escalates. Pass that on the ice sometimes it's in the stands with the parents I mean it's an emotional game and I think. The biggest thing is. You know for us as coaches is is you know we are we are the teachers and we are here Q Tryon teach these in guide these young men through. You'll making the right decisions and you know that's that's kind of what we we do as. As as coaches moving forward but you know what I mean there's been so many situations where it. So many coaches and players and teams across. You know North America that emotions can sometimes. You know. Escalating games and it's it's it is there's no there's no room for you know fighting in and stuff like that in youth hockey. But you know what. We've got a lot to talk about today. Sabres. Talked for dropped two bombs on the on the road trip. We've got to talk a boat. Some huge trades that have happened in the NHL and you know what we've got trade deadline. One of the greatest times a year coming up here on on Wednesday so. What are what take a break and talk what that we come back. Let's take a break we'll come back and will aren't we'll get this vulnerable when we come back to NASA will do will dive right into the sabres weekend two losses after the bye week and we'll get your thoughts on that when we return here in the as the gators WG your Sports Radio 515 amnesty. Yeah. Instigate us presented by and Pete Carroll thought. And welcome back to the investigators I'm Andrew Peters Craig pervade WGR Sports Radio 550 MSG. Sabres lose two over the weekend as I eyes are predicted to sloppy games Africa did you purchase and you predicted that I'd have no problem. You predicted the eye and I said as I said a sloppy start. To the return of the bye week and that's we got we got sloppy start to the return of the bye week. It's just the facts EGR Sports Radio 550 amnesty can I do my job here for Chris haggard Tim Hortons backyard classic will be here. About half an hour to talk about that it's an unbelievable event that takes place here buffalo. Problem. Well known across the globe when it comes to hockey. Craig button will be joining us at 1130. He's gonna talk a lot about the standings in the state of the C receipt there's a formula that he has. And it's actually pretty interest in him and allow. Him and 1130 to two talked about it it's it's so if you really want to know receivers chances to meet the playoffs and you really want the ins and outs you wanna know what the hard numbers look like for them. In terms of points based on today what waking up today after the yours on a loss last night which will get to the second. You'll be fascinated by this I don't like analytics and I can't handle numbers but. This is this is fascinating so yours and sports one or your team stands. Will laugh we'll give you that in the Eastern Conference anyway. I got to see this did you see Jack school last night against there's aidid. Was he at the end of a shift. I feel like he was. I feel he was you know calling to almost changed like you know watch in the game and I love via the microphone down the ice level. And I feel like he's almost calling and calling for the park or. By it looks like he's ready to go for change but he is carries a part in this is what he doesn't RAZR had a really good job of a breaking this down on the on the video he loves to poll that part to really close to his foot. When he shoots that park need to snaps at the from the inside and uses defenseman as a screen and it's an in crowd. Or goal and it's a goal scorers goal. The way he. Com releases the pock. Holes it towards them uses the defenseman as a screen and he knows exactly where he's putting it he wanted to go upstairs in the cookie jar. And it. Did you hear it you could sit in your in your room Acura home. And hear the thud on the TV when it when he hit the net you know it was incredible beautiful goal. But you know what. And you are not right I mean are you kidding me. I'm rock and allow idea I. I changed I've gone back and forth to the Academy Awards. And I turned back and I could not believe that they had closed the gap. And then taken the lead in one yeah I mean. If you were frustrated. Somewhat before the break. You nurse you are nervous before the break your certainly on while here's the thing there's always that lifeline right. You know so many people. Like yourself still believing in the playoffs. Hoping. Hoping and praying while those prayers are now answered in the are all over. This team right now is not consistent enough. On to be a playoff team there there's they are they will not make. When you go in and you have two opportunities. Against the two worst teams in the National Hockey League and you lose. You should not. At any time you looking at the playoffs moving forward. It took us probably two and a half months before we started using injuries as an excuse for this team because just playing the game and playing at the pro level and I know that injuries happen and they're gonna happen every team so he did all right usually sell it normally does he might not listen and are going back the start of the season I'm not all you know what I what I'm what I'm saying is that. We don't use excuses for this team and on anymore Null but I will say that. Dubai the week came at a terrible time imagine they were going to Colorado after two days off where they didn't have a five day break out but imagine I mean that. Again I'm not I'm not making any excuses but if the team is still kind of you know they take one day they have the game between them practice and then they travel to Colorado and then they play but they're still practicing in between. You're gonna have a totally different game than you would have the other night. And the same goes for the second game against Arizona you know as well as I do five days off where the take care yourself but if you're not skating at the practice level of the dispute level of the NHL. You can work out as much as you want your body you're in shape. And you can go and play your minutes but she can't. You can Nestle this necessarily sustain the level with the altitude and heirs are in Colorado. And again an excuse but but you know what in the eyes and said it best one now after they came back to my railing and we excuses here all. It was nice for the players on the team to kind of dip there. He's in the sand for a couple days the problem is they guys came back in their Peter in quicksand. They weren't greatly really where it's absolutely zero excuses I don't care if your offer a bye week you're playing a team that only 17 teams and they're building a year of yours they immediately Colorado is just as awful your state like Colorado as an American League team doing your thing going there not a miracle only hold logical that the worst team in the National Hockey League. By far PD. Plot device they are a good hockey are obviously they beat us now. Obviously they beat us. Might. We're talking double playoffs I have man talk ball playoffs. You coach I coach we lose games that you shouldn't lose. You lose to teams that you shouldn't we lost to a team. 51 that we beat seven nothing. Back in October. It's just how it's how sports coats. If if your team if if twenty players on Colorado. Actually decide to show up and play. The house tonight it's probably it's probably because they have fifteen passengers on any given night. And and that's that's right they're making excuses for these guys through. Offer for buffalo did it sounds like you're making excuses. You're making an excuse that they lost the worst team in the league by far. I'm not saying it's okay I'm not saying they should've lost the game saying that deserve a case as they had three goals scored against him in the third period against. The second worst team in the league is that okay two. Is this a playoff team. Then let's stop talking about the playoffs and let's start talking double what they need to do moving forward because we should have been talking about that before. Like a month ago when everybody was hoping and you know we're still hanging on by threads. All were there where there were only four points behind this team is so consistent in their play that they they can't gain any traction on anybody. Andrew Peters Kregg surveyed WG air Sports Radio 515 amnesty and theater show. Tweet us at the investigators. So what do you think human body are you thinking that it's time. To start considering. You have to first and foremost I have out of the senate well I think I know where you're going Bible doesn't mean that doesn't mean announced on a lot of Finnish market for our. We've initiative I think that act like we were talking about the last couple weeks is now we're talking boat under stricter free agents. On our teams we have cool cop yeah frauds and yet Gionta. What are you gonna do with those three players. You also how of a Josh Georgia's. Who's aging who has one year left on his deal. And does that deal scare anybody because it wouldn't scare me if I was acquiring Josh Georges to bring him as a 56 or seven defensemen for Iran it formally embarked but what about next year. Does it I guess the contract I don't want it I don't wanna do you read earlier thought I just want to ask you does his contract were anybody it's a four million dollars for. You know if Josh is gonna go to welcome to our contender. He's not going to be a 345. He'll be 567. And there's nothing wrong when that. But he's he's he's a standard 67 defensemen or 656. Its third pairing how's that. You gotta ask yourself where's the future where we going what do we not now not. What are we gonna look like next year in the year after year after that kind of trying to put things in in perspective where do weird guys fit in long term. It's not about looking at what we're gonna look like in the next twenty games is to vote look at that what we look like next year and then moving into the. Or after GSM hockey analyst Craig button will join us at 1130 and again he has the formula and all these numbers that I don't understand. But he will explain them and it will be a very telling tale as to where. Truthful truthfully after last night note this weekend where the sabres will. Potentially most likely finish in other teams to prosecutors so stick around here that because. We afford that and having Marshall Chris Taggart. Coming up at about 1045 to talk with Tim Hortons backyard classic Gregory and Andrew Peters here investigator show. Just talking about the sabres I guess the state of the sabres and what their plan should be for Wednesday's trip Wednesday's trade deadline. When we started the show back in late September. Leads of 10 and am back in two and sixteen then. You and I started to show. And anyway here we are trade deadline Wednesday how fast is this guy. I'm trying to do my rock impression today the rock the came on the show last night the Oscars and sang to do not see that I didn't know good that's a good thing but anyway sorry. I look at Dmitry coup took off. Traded for aid defense men and nod. And now classic classic. Thought it was or thought it was great trade. Thought it was a great trade I think I thought we won the trade one when we we we are bringing into a pop up puzzle piece that. Is exactly what the sabres needed you thought we were on the trade Terry do you feel differently now. Well it's hard to say that we we have want to trade. When you have a defenseman that has played 36 games is two points and he's minus fifteen. I'm not sure you can actually honestly say that we have won a trade in the games that he is played. There's been very few games where I've I've actually said you know he's played. Well exceptionally OK so so let's do this for local. In light I think clueless cough yeah. He had a pretty bad injury he did. Needed and and you know I don't know that you and you know was well as I do you play with guys have injuries early in the year and you know that injury is going to hamper them after all year long. So. Hamper meaning make excuses for a yearlong. So what are we wanna do here we are not right we're trying to value wait what you do with a guy defending our Mary sue was having a tough year because I know what it's like to have a tough here and talk this year is an NHL career in a pretty crucial here anymore it's on the sabres. And that and that's frustrating because you're trying to figure out what what you do with cook off because I think that he has. When I say upside I know he's what 26 years old he's still pretty young defensemen. I think he has upside I think the best years of his hockey is going to be ahead of him. And then next number of years what do you do with him. I think it's just extremely difficult. For any GM or anyone out there to say yeah we're gonna sign this guy to a multi million dollar contract in multiple years. For what he's produced. In the year here in buffalo so you have to think if you can get the market was set with Ron eighteenth. Ronnie means that 35 year old defenseman not a 26 year old defenseman but that he gets thirty in the second round pick if they go to the final will be number 5758. So really doesn't matter. Pittsburgh doesn't need that fifteenth overall pick they need a body to go to the finals I think the difference between it. They traded a first round pick I have to ask kids Edmonton I don't have a problem with that but I'm talking about moving forward Ron Haynes in the Pittsburgh Penguins just set the market for defenseman. Cool cough is a good defense. And he is gonna go to a team if he's traded he's gonna go to a team and data and most likely as a five or six on that defense. The year before last year he had a really really solid playoff soul. If you get a second round draft pick for. Cool off are we happy with that. No. I'm not. I would rather keep me try to resign him for a year to Italy's gonna get a five year deal like he's probably wanting when he starts the years a privacy here again there's six year deal for five only 3040 million box and know that contract is not available for amnesty periods stark and happens I'd rather keep them then and say that we didn't we. I'd rather keep him in trying to sign him. And get nothing for what we do that sign him for two years gas field yet or point five sure any absolutely. So I like even as Clara I I was at training camp with cool cop when he was a rookie. And I tell you something he was a freak back then and he was a young kid and again probably another young kid that problem could use more time to develop. Elsewhere juniors minors and he was the tenth overall pick of the Panthers but my point is is that. Yes I would because he's at that point in you plead seventeen years this week. Defensemen look it he's no Victor Hedman and he won't be Rasmus was the line and but these guys take 67. Eight years before they are established. In their prime if you're dominating as a 22 year old defenseman asleep. If you're rarity look at tossed despair he's struggling immensely he had a great first he's Tyler Myers all over again. Only difference is he didn't win the Calder. So might I guess my point is as I believe in this player okay I'd I believe I'm happy that you below minimum. But right now has one regret when each when they traded for him. It was trading past six who was a good part possession type defenseman. You know. I'm not a physical guy by the very Smart guy more of a swift current depressed and when the trade happened we related. Not because Obama right now has recovered a passing Euro okay if if if Emery came out. And a couple weeks from now. Her or I shouldn't say that in a couple days from now says the meat cook off is. Signed absolutely. 100%. Because after next year Georges is still here up until next deadline he comes off it for cool cost stays on I light cooler. So you're you're saying that you're okay what you what you see on defense right now. You wanna bring back cook off you wanna bring back George's we birdie got to arrest the line in and McCabe you're OK with what you see not we have Bogosian whose Macon you know five point two million dollars a year you're OK with that defense. What you see I think are healthy healthy year with another another season. This being one project located next year with Rasmus yeah he could have cooled off playing with Bogosian. And then you have the F fault was reassigned. Yeah fault forces faults and insurance factor as your seventh guide for dune. Forgiveness in the minors right now current. Schooling. He would knock down price tag down tapped. I mean I guess I'm just all I guess I'm just saying your bring him back bodies but you that you you wanna bring in. Branding goalie Brent and glee next year should probably paying. Be playing as your your fifth sixth defenseman may be if he. Continues to amateur in and a short period time you might want to move mopped to a little bit more. Your top four playing you know 1820 minutes a night who knows what you wanna do we you don't wanna bring a guy along to. Too quickly on sing is your dog or bring in cook off back in Georgia's back and you all don't know there's too many guys here. And and and and there's. They have not shown. Enough so you it sounds to me and if you're just tuning in Andrew Peters Craig prevail investigators talking about the sabres and what they should do with trade deadline on Wednesday. Because they'd they have not look at data and look at the last couple nights and I'd I don't wanna pick on I made the excuses for it doesn't wanna give him the excuse I gave them the bye week excuse I think the schedule coming out of the bye week is. Tougher than many people think Annie BC those four games coming up on any schedule. Your licking your chops not because they're easy but because they're winnable and you get to maybe change your stance in the standings. The the timing of their bye week was it was terrible I mean if I'm telling you it was terrible pay. Timmy who realize a regular Tweeter he tweets and he actually has respect for the proper pronunciation of your name because I call you rid of and it's actually read day basis because you read he says he Reeve can you comment on the slow dancing. Of the net on the late Cole last night. You remember the goal or re you that's Rihanna re watching about it I was at best supporting actress at that point. Who is up for academy at that point time re flipping over the other station Christa. Now can we see the late goal fellas. I know was there for her about a goal but I mean for about a as far as I'm concerned I remember one thing. He did shoot from the point did knee. Did not the goal came from the point. So what are the defenseman supposed to be bill. Going out to the point do in the forward job. So why are we sitting there blaming. Cook often and and Bogosian on this. I'd just outside my daughter and I did do an activity list regular dog regularly to the show Jimmy nothing to do with the defenseman this tested you lost coverage from a forward. They got a figured out they're just not get enough defensively in their zone. This OK here is should one ever saw his point is this secretly threes back to you and Andy says. Ball going cool acog are supposed to be physical and they put zero body on the U oats guy screening Nelson and Nelson was pretty much. Surprised you know who is pretty get last night. Arizona goal. All right Dominguez demeaning to me you're hitting it saves in that game. That were absolutely incredible one was on Brian Gionta on the on the backside. Incredible save. Any made another two hosts Dave which I cannot remember who was but it was. Incredible he made some. Some saves that you have to have your goaltender meat he seems to two win hockey games he gave his team a chance. He played extremely well I thought Nielsen now played well. Just not enough in it there's just not enough there right now Jews to win hockey games I just. And it sounds to me. And I am I but are we entered in ingredients. Her agreement that. They it's the defense first and needs to be bolstered. Is is that unfair is that fair is that just saying like and if you're going to be a series like where is where is the biggest Catholic now. Is it your third line is that your your fourth floor visit our scoring wingers is not commander Cain did you see Evander Kane slide on the wing last night. And talk the park inside in the stopper on the guy and I mean. I don't know all I don't know if if there are seriously considering treating him. But he is by far right now one of the most dynamic players not on the sabres. But to watch in the NHL when he's on the ice I look forward to watching them play the physical how the he pushes back defense when he's flying with speed. You don't he's the first guy on a park if if need be I mean listen to it and we're seeing the goal he scored against Colorado army. You know offside Winger coming across for support. Nice chip by the Winger Rodriguez teach that to our kids all the tiny chip that park off the boards a gentle little chip let them off site Winger skate through with speed. He cuts to the middle. And slide it down lol I mean that's a dynamic play yeah I mean that's a guy that he could have been he could have been clipped it could have been. That the fans are gonna stepped up and smoked to much he's willing to take that chance he plays on the edge. And I like that Clara like this player is absolutely dynamic right now. And a fire the sabres come deadline I had something I don't want her for dynamic I don't want a trader part. He's one of the only consistent players on this team he's one of the only players that you can say each and every night that he's going to play that you know you're gonna get. Do you know what you're gonna get from a lot of these other guys. Do you think it's up acceptable. For this team this organization who struggled the last number of years who are now starting to come out of that. And were talking this organization and team and band based. Is talking about playoffs and we just want loss to the two worst teams in the National Hockey League. Can you honestly say that you know what you're gonna get from samurai heart on it on a regular basis can you say what you're gonna get from. And I I could literally go through the lineup. You know what Sam Reiner yes I do. I don't know where you stand on Sam I know your your I know you love him as a player and I know that I don't want the words but I know you love him as a player and I know you see all the attributes that he brings I don't know that you and I. Agree on Sam. I mean I know you. Yeah hammer on me about the Gretzky comment and you know what I wanna say this about right hurt I was wrong when I said Gretzky obviously thinking. But you know who he is and you heard it right here and heard in awhile ago what you're going to hear it again he is Ryan Smith. He is Ryan Smith did you see the goal we scored in front of the net the other day Brian Smith 51116. Feet 190. Stands in front of the net not the fastest not the strongest not the hardest shot amazing passer. Tough as nails but he didn't hit yeah he took a beating. He's sampled artist Juan is right in it. Tell you something that might hear Tia. I always want you to tell me something as disk just my opinion if bar to make a team. You wouldn't have my honor I would never in a million years Brian Smith in my team I don't care fees named. After captain Canada. He's captain Canada named that for reason because his team never made the playoffs. Ever. Any was always the captain of the world. Champions championship. Ryan Ryan can't skate. I know listen. That was hate you don't like that's sorry that was Gretzky is not too. I'm just saying. I'm just I here ago I don't know where where we're using this mean words samurai her Gretzky in the snow emea Ryan he's sensational much. You just in Ryan's lions and his brother Ryan Smith did not name samurai and heartened Gretzky in the same. Breath what Ryan what about it's I guess this right let's let that Ryan Smith not model his game after wing best he tried to these wannabe but and you know what transmit don't get me wrong fantastic career. Warrior type player. One of the greatest players in front of the net. My personal opinion is I wouldn't how Bryan on my team. Because I would want a different dynamic. In the game which is now called speed. And he did you ever play did you ever play ice hockey or Nintendo growing up. I bet you've had for all skinny guys who just flew around the ice right. I had a couple fact guys item medium sized guy and I had a skinny guy. Ripped you have to get the analogy so there how many of those guys the worst three guys four guys. The four and ice hockey was four. You could have. The big I. Who had a big shot but you have lost what you can about front but the big guy who had a shot was that was slow you had the medium guy that was. Pretty fast. On medium shot and then he had a skinny guy who is really fast but he shark was terrible and the poignant you know who I played with that for medium guys. Is those guys are gonna play offense McNabb played defense and the gonna do all the little things I didn't want the little skinny guy that had could be our already well on in depth and the defense is brutal. Here's where getting off topic here OK with the kids games. It's always tough. To a value late players. After losses like this. And you'd never evaluate a player after. You know one or two or ten games it's it's a long process to trying to evaluate players. Every team's make up you can have thirty GMs in the league which you have right now and everyone's building their team a little bit differently. And it's going to be interesting because there's decisions. That have to be made moving forward. The Buffalo Sabres right now. Are are literally kind of in transition. They're not that team that's. That brutal anymore this is this this is a solid. Very solid make up about core group. But need. To find a way to bolster. Its parts of their game which will make big dividends in the end. Andrew Peters Gregory investigators WGR Sports Radio 515 MST Kevin tweets and how can you say that he is okay and he's talking to you. Trade cool acog and Georges for whatever you can get and use the assets for AD. Who wrote that. Some guy on Twitter. Some guy and put her probably as a point correct. If you have an org if you have a team right now that is not performing and can't perform against the two worst teams in the league. You've got an issue you've got a problem. We have core pieces on this team that are very very good. But it's not a team we have holes the holes need to be identified and right now. You identify them through. Either a trade deadline. Or. Right before the draft there's there's player movement. Their draft picks there's unrestricted free agency but this is this is that a time. For for a team like the sabres. To take one step backwards. To move two steps forward in the future. You have to you have to make treats you have to do. Three or the players on this team that they do that they should not be back there's also another issue the elephant in the room. Where you have two players that are sitting on your fourth line barely playing. That are making upwards of ten million dollars combined. The caps only seventy million. Yet two players on your team that are not even playing on the fourth line. Needs to be addressed Tyler tweets can you please explain to me why this team refuses to get parks at the net. Too much cuteness or enough cuteness I want us on ask you this soul if you move those players let's say are you confident. With guys like Rodriguez. Guys like bail the William care create it to hold the fort down for the remainder of the season. Well William carrier I think is still hurt and hopefully he's more he'll be back at some on the mend and as soon as he's ready he should be taken a spot in this lineup there's no doubt about that he's. He's earned a spot and on this team. Especially if he's gonna plan a fourth line he's gonna give you fourth line minutes that are going to be high paced high temple they're gonna be physical. And he's kind of what you need an energy energy guy. This guy tweets and what about and it's Gergen since cooled off our first round pick for Shatner Kirk and a second rounder. Mean that's a hockey trade by a Celtic a lot of moving parts Arnold Saint Louis to handle all that again. Tyler Ennis what would they want tolerance. Who rip. Let me just say say that again I'm brigadier regular alum I want a Catholic and I I I I don't tell me why. Coming like Saint Louis once Tyler says he's fast he's good and he might be a fit he he might be if they in my wallet he's fast he's good why you on our fourth line. So what I'm trying to say is how are you going to trade Tyler asked to wait for a shot and Kurt the number one not tolerant listen that's you know and it's Gergen since cooler cause our first round pick for Shatner Kirk in the second round. Wait who caulk. Cool cough has played 36 games and has two points and he's minus fifteen. Tyler Ennis is on our fourth line right now. And Gergen send. I would not consider him on fire. I would consider among far sold you just name three guys that we want to try and may be moved. Which are not gonna get him. For Shanker. Andrew Peters creek surveyed is to gators WGR Sports Radio 515 amnesty just talking about the state of the sabres. What do they need to do come Wednesday. Craig but he's gonna join us actually 1130 to talk about where they stand in if I mean can't zoom in on this but there's. There's equations and percentages all the stuff that Marty really likes. On this sheet and Craig Oakmont and explain and it kind of is a basically a formula that tells you where teams finished the season. What just where they are right now on schedule analysts also he'll be on the talk about that not favorable for the sabres if you're expecting playoffs. But again like the weather nothing is certain so if you're expecting playoffs. There is still a chance but I'd say it's an outside chance Tom. And we're talking trades I think that's one of the things. Netflix and Chris Taggart from Tim Hortons backer costs will be here in a few ministers talk with the Acura classic what's interest. I'm reading you know there's a trade in the the NHL. Mark Hansel and Ryan White got traded two. Minnesota. For first rounder. A second rounder. A conditional pick and a player are gracing downing. You have the captain of the team Shane Doan who says it's hard to understand. He's puzzled with this trade. And I'm thinking to myself. Chain. Why is it puzzling. They are trading away and ownership to free agent to get a sack a first rounder and a second rounder you know why it's not puzzling. Because your team is not very good and your team is rebuilding. It makes it's it's it's a great move proper. Arizona moving forward because they're in a transition you want to acquire picks. Picks turn into draft picks. Draft picks hopefully. If you cross your fingers turn into good NHL players and the more picks you have the more draft picks you have. The more opportunity you have or percentage of of one of those players being a good fit for your team in the future. Some tweets and about I guess I don't know if it's a rumor wide but will take any rumored to make his trade deadlines coming up thoughts on Brian Gionta forget about Brian Johnson and the second to the Blackhawks for young prospect something like that but. Gionta to the to the hawks is exactly. The type of deal that Tim Murray would be looking to get because they would give you. With the give you a first round pick third there if they gave a first round pick for for Matt. A few years ago remember to go win the company a they're winning. He was actually scratch to one point I think you know play reference the parks are willing to do anything so you know either first or me probably a second round pick but. That's that's a deal Gionta one taken me that's a deal Tim Murray would have to take when when you think Edmonton Oilers. Is another team that to me seems to just makes sense for for a player like Brian weather and oh yes and no movement clause and if he's willing to. Wave that then Edmonton Oilers I mean our team that I think desperately could use. Some some leadership and and a guy that can. Like Brian Gionta who still has a lot to gain laughed he would be a huge benefit to that type of team for. You know the third or fourth line. But. You know what OK let me ask you this then I'm at I'm at the point now our you know. I think the playoffs or are looking worse and worse I know it's like to gains after the break but those four points or are there absolutely crucial. So I'm at the point our I think that yet you might have to unload some of these you have days because of late playoff push inning is. Is going to be hard it would be easier slaughter her today that it that it was yesterday before the game and specially after the Colorado game but Gionta moving him. VOK with that now because of the standings because my such matters scenario and opinion for you a month ago is not realistic anymore. Would you bring him back in the offseason. Or do you let somebody take over the leadership do you think there's enough leadership yet had to just let you want to go or do you bring him back and it would only be a one year deal. Is it to two year deal. Is if he gets herder retires all that money goes against the caps you could but you can satisfy the contract to bonuses. So army desire to one point five going to be scores fifteen goals through another million on there whatever just but so whatever I mean would you bring him back. I think Brian's played exceptionally well this year for for this team he. When we talk about consistency I believe that Brian Gionta. The best part about his game. Is when you take his best game that he plays in the worst game that he plays. Both of them are very similar there he is consistent he gives you each and every night. That speed and that intelligence on the base. He adds a lot. On the ice. But it's even bigger off the ice behind the scenes I just yet you know art team is a very young hockey team. And I don't know that's that the move that you want to I I would have no problem be honest with yet they re signed Brian Gionta for one year deal. And wanted him to come back. I may be honestly I wouldn't I would be surprised while I think any anybody in this league would want a player like like Brian. Give in his ages is is the thing that is that hurdle that you have to get by but. He's playing like he's 25. So what's HU looks great. The only issue that I've been speaking a boat for four months now is. You know. Can Brian bring you back an asset I'd draft pick maybe a second may be a third round draft pick. That you know in the future might be might work go for this team so. If you wanna bring them back you go to bring him back but there's also players that that would like opportunity. Nick wheel barrel Jos cost. Up talking the opportunities that Crist haggard wants to c'mon promoters event coming up. Camera how many years it's been but it's been a lot that Tim Hortons backyard classic we're gonna talk more about that when we return on the as the gators also 1130. TS and hockey analyst and very well known globally for his hockey insight. Craig button will join us at 1130 Soviet market wanna miss that because he has this formula and he will tell you. Elect him telling you. They'll tell you exactly where he thinks the sabres are gonna finish based on his formula calculations. All when we return on the as the gators WGR Sports Radio 515 amnesty. Instigate us presented by MP Carol hard. Welcome back to the investigators Andrew Peters right repaid and alongside Chris Taggart. Who or what you should do yourself a second book first to its leadership on they're easier sports story of 550 amnesty Chris Taggart. With the Tim Hortons backyard classic ninth year. This year ninth annual and yes march 4 and fifth act canal side that's correct and let me just say this first registration for the adult levels are close they are so what does that mean coming how many players. Lower booked right now we have 75 teams already we have 45 adult teams and I'm thirty use teams. So how we we still have room for the youth. Teams army players and team. Powell for the adults is three B three with a goal. And for the youth it's four before also with the eagle. It's only three players correct that's. You can add two subs so on the adult eyes so five skaters for team. Low with the units you can have up to 9 PM four. Four on 42 lines with the adults yes three B three with a couple's ups aren't aren't. It's all what else. Appeared near a you're telling me that there's not for the full cycle and vote to yes that's secure. Adult level how many players on the team can sixth. Hole how many teams have. Good shape and act act while long cross ice it canals that we've taken the canal side. Rink and divided up into ninth for X so the Netscape and full polite about it Arnold having no matter here's the with here's the thing that people don't understand. When the rates are bigger you can float. And in the ranks or smaller you work constantly turning on Edwards tighter tight turn yet to your always looming. So you can flow and glide on the big guys and wait for the pocket and take a couple of strides in light but. In that you're constantly on the go on a smaller market a flight back how many how many teams. Well let's I've had a lot lactic acid and high tide eerie teams and my god how many teams. I we don't level sit in the adult level we have low of 45 teams registered currently. Adult competitive an adult rectory it's like a festival. Yet there's going to be 600 plus skaters. It's gonna be quite you know how many people do you think pool filter through there throughout the entire weekend well from. Maybe sixty to eighty volunteers to spectators were gonna have well over maybe a 1015100. People there. Yeah over the course of the two days and rather than anything else going on around there early that you guys have going any bans or anything. Euro bands Snead called axis muffin pans don't intensely and yet we're gonna be serving up hot chocolate coffee from the Mahoney is gonna be there are serving on soup and Chile. Canal sensors beer wine soda you know that's the thing what's different what's different about it being a canal side and other. Venues soldiers canal side brought us a couple of challenges we needed to protect us spectators so we've put in that all the way around we're going to put in that all the way Iraq and outside for spectator safety. And then now might pace and not peace landscaping and ice rinks. Involve once again with us. To provide boards so we're gonna divide up the canal side ice. In two in nine different ranks and he has is supplying the boards for the event which is great to have him back as a partner. As in years gone by he's and the one that's built the rinks forest by asking he builds because my back here. Stratford for mine and what's the up prize at the end of the tunnel trophies. Big humongous trophies troll RD sensation or did you get a party get arrest records it's the Tim Hortons cup. Jim Warren's cup. Vying for the cup. You roll program. Now trophy cup. How many years do you think you'll sign on long term with canal side it you'll like what this is you know I'd love to canal a canal side has done a great partner we've thrown a lot of obstacles at them to try to get this tournament to kick off then. They've been an absolutely outstanding they've worked with a us every step of the way. I hope to have a long long relationship of canals and yes I wouldn't we can't have you on the show here and not talk about the sabres all right so can come off the bye week earlier what are your thoughts right now right now on the outside looking hand. While. You know week road trip but have got some faith you know we might sneak in at the end there but in ever now. Trade deadline anything. And you look in the maybe see that hey. He said dailies and his coffee Ashraf a check out I'm optimistic guy I'm not like Craig here and I do have a bit of optimism how long are we any going to play out who else Aaron. Chris Taggart anything else you're Satan Tim Hortons back yard classic ninth year coming up I can outside. March 4 and fifth anything else you want and yet we're gonna feature race sled hockey game so the Western New York physically challenged you sports organization is our beneficiary. Better known as the Buffalo Sabres slash tacky team. They're gonna have a game vs a team from Hamilton and I'm at 12 o'clock on Saturday so with basically in India sled hockey game featuring USC vs Canada which is pretty exciting. Mean a sabres alumni there Saber tooth for the kids and Doug Allen of course is singing the National Anthem couple days I I I lot of talk about asylum and home of the brave when he points and he's that he's a good points of the soldiers when they're there the game. While. Our nails one I just like to thank our sponsors Timmy hose Russell's team mobile Agile be easel Chevrolet and knew where they evolved and. Fantastic. Canal side but agree partner your American. You're not allowed. To say Timmy I'm not Canadian only yet I'm Tim sorry cut jobs are canal side anybody else who wanted to get in there I sit defense has been instrumental with the the netting their supplying the netting for around the fans are for -- the for around the rink and again pace landscaping and ice rinks is you -- as well. Just head on out to canal side as well. Yes thank you very much and amount we'll have you on again obviously talked about the tenth annual no matter what thank you very much from him today thanks for having me appreciate it we'll be right back with our number two with the as the gators Craig button coming up 1130. He's gonna tell you he's gonna tell you the sabres fate with a mathematical formula so you know we love that that's that's all about ArQule syrup back here.