Presented by MP. Pete Carroll hard. Welcome back to the investigators here on WGR Sports Radio 550 and MSG my name's Jeremy White filling in for Andrew Peters today alongside. Craig wrote today and this time of the week. They're Gregor of the ascend joins the show so we're happy for him on via Skype there in the morning. Good morning good good fresh off GM meetings ago lots talk about Vegas expansion draft. The golden knights won when they'll be competitive the coyotes Thompson's DO as well. So while lots to get to the sabres in Columbus tonight we opened the show on a ligature Basra quickly on the Blue Jackets. Because they went from below the sabres in the standings to. A really good team they looked tremendous. What do you think has been the biggest difference for the Blue Jackets from last year when their and they really disappointing season Dieter supposed to be a hot team last year. Fell apart and I'll this year they've they've climbed up pretty big. Well there's there's a few things obviously you need multiple ingredients to a contender koppers. An NB a sure fire playoff team doesn't matter let's see you are the one who jacks. From meeting one of them being greedy and this is good health. You know radar and be you know be established themselves and there were some early growing pains but. Yeah they didn't run into a stringer series of the injuries that are crippling to the team I. I think that the had to endure and go through he's. So Goodell is he's one of those things that will that it period while he has been tremendous pretty much wire piracy he Ali closes out the remainder of the regular season. But I oddly that they thought real good balance in Columbus right now John Terrelle deserved credit. You know no one gave him enough credit. You know when when he was hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets and I'll things went there but he's changed his approach he's got more time now with the ball and the younger player. Yeah I think it that's what we're seeing an emergence. It's not rest he doesn't get enough credit again. When you look at those players who were black or the Calder trophy so I think balance between. A what they thought. We're the good better poor plus the you're looking like all people heading into hell are you a lot of reasons why well Jack's. The. Parents are joining us here on the instigators are you refresh back from the GM meetings. Lots to come out of that including. But what's the latest on the Olympics and I know Jake Dvoracek seems to be pretty upset because of the owners and Gary Bettman appear to be dragging their feet on the Olympics. Right well. Well there's this online. Line and you know for anyone who has seen it on Twitter war. Eugene where your life go to deputy commissioner bill in the race here where they're at the Olympics I was in this ground. Color wheel and Indies at that not too so I'm. Enough lecture life works check is using. And his opportunity now but I I think that you east peace on the good number of dollars. Maybe not the majority. But the players wanna go to South Korea. In 2000 AT and were checked mudslinging he says that it tells position is stupid and basically ridiculous at all. I don't know that they'll be back. He's among players who obviously wants is worker. They talked about coach's challenge things like that what came out of the meetings anything that they're gonna do to make this game better. I'm really. And that's a good thing right shocker. Please you know luck is the game is pretty old theory we can dissect it. I'm million different ways is it too defensive something it is. Yahoo! did you coaches play or rule now. In the outcome of gains. And is there a reason to perhaps there being an end at least in one area. That you think that there is something. Or recommendation. Where are you cannot call vote to keep your players time to rest that 32 span after icing off. They'd been working with this the American League. It lightweight cotton this year but first through the PA and it. Competition committees will see but that was brilliant mind your week. Now owns most significant thing is it to the GMs really enjoy using the NHL as like a testing ground for almost everything. Almost everything. Very respected me organization leaders rep our relationship with the American hockey IQ. That the Angel doesn't you don't necessarily always enjoyed being V test ground you know poor the national equity by. David Andrews commissioner the American properties or thinker so there all Obama. Operate to and race might be good thing for national hockey in general you know I don't think at the excel using three and three for CA. And how opulence and curbing shootouts the air and so. Yeah the feedback they get from the eighty kill specific issues you know well at 33 which then turned into. You know pretty entertainment and entertaining article over time now. You know not to the ice in Iraq. All time 02. You're your voice Rask. You know I mean those that are those that are situations where it makes sense that you the American Hockey League and the American Hockey League doesn't mind. They're very joining us here on MS Sheehan WGR and army investigators there and any movement I know like sometimes these things happen with the speed of a glacier. Any momentum movement towards 321. It seemed coming in it was being talked about a little more don't expect massive change. But are we getting any closer to. In terms achieving once again yeah. I checked out your right pocket this 30 well I'm obligated baton to on. Yeah that first introduced this you know that seemed a little strange you earn extra point. With a skilled politician and I. You generally has changed but. When it comes to general. Here's in the border guards caretakers of the national obviously you know they're not moved enough to encourage three going. Win or win in regulation. Or look at the points system or the structure and and how strong enough. I change that they did it have been changed by now. Let I think the reason is pretty obviously very it's. Off all the teams today and still lying is well. You know in the Eastern Conference playoff race and were approaching mid march if me. You know the parity is tremendous and from the commissioner's perspective. I'm sure that easy that parity in certain markets is a pretty clear example I'll tell me and tell us right now I don't. There's not gonna take it changed. Wanna get the Thompson stayed oasis Benjamin as you mentioned parity. It'll be. The first year the Las Vegas is in the league next year we talked about a last segment how competitive can they expect to be there using the expansion draft of course will have free agency. They of the third best lottery odds. What would you expect from Las Vegas in terms of icing a competitive team. The bill we can they're going to feel the pain and you paid what 550. Dollars. And you know get a full collective cost me. Every addict built into the match route. It's like going to lose one very good player is it going to be a star player no it's not envious are there but. Media player that has the press opportunity. And he takes saw in in Vegas with the golden. That that's he's in there scenario Dortmund V these guys are realists knew George would be a long time anecdote. Your horse. Out. He knows that you be patient who built. Playoff contending even and ultimately it's and so there's no grand illusions. The days and nights are currently be in the eighteen year. But depending on the group that carried itself will. Merely dealing McPhee can do. Maybe by your three year war era well positioned to ask the goal. Well they struggled credibility in in free agency all George McPhee obviously gives him a little bit of that but. The coach is gonna matter players won't know what it's like to live and play there yet they might not know the owner so how I think bill will fare in that respect. I think coach matters. A lot to be honest and you George McPhee. Is one little Bruce Ackerman. Here so. Irene is key and yeah yeah influenced. Kelly gravity low on our American friends probably wouldn't they'll repeal. These highly respected document he. That is owned and operated brand leaking in the sea cow in the western hockey league yeah Brandon Manitoba. War a couple of decades now this guy's been around. You know. Pretty much his entire life so problematic. And Stan. I think they're going to be okay is Matt and going and a higher goal that probably some experience Whitney differences. For media empire is going be significant meaning ripping telling you. You know players an opportunity or the term of the contract matters and you know the appliances. How you write. Fair market value. Let opportunity in the fit your right here well. Coaching in it pretty significant role in making that decision. There is going to be big hype around this expansion draft and all the stuff that comes with it. Right now I'm hearing that they do not want to have the expansion list public. Ray war is going online. This could that's part of the whole thing. Everybody wants to be able all the fans all the people all the players. I think. Want to see these lists they wanna be able to have some fun and put their own team together and maybe have a lot of fun with this I I do not understand why they wanna keep this quiet. Well from marketing standpoint. And efforts. You what is going to do it may. A little more because. I'm trying I'm Liz Mair the I mean every minute media the NHL. Media content is is going to be digging in the organization trying as what now. This is you're not gonna get all thirty teams but like your chances of getting a good chunk of them and I don't disagree that as a missed opportunity here now. The door entirely welcome certainly sounded like. You know not directly miracle and go according to deputy commissioner bill daily meetings I'm not on grand cigarette. Maybe we got flattened. You know again in the eighties and look from the fan base Lou urged the NHL to get approach. But I can tell it's like you yet all of those are sensitive to club business. Beat the upper body injury lower body injury that stuff like I. So yeah I only have different unit share our concerns. And this year you are believe that and great talking point sells some sizzle around this opportunity. But. They meanwhile leave it to the individual clubs and that's the case in CR I'm willing to disclose. Parent trigger here on the investigators. How about Tom Cecile what happened between the penguins in the jets earlier this week which what your take on the overall. The spectacle it became Malkin and Wheeler going at it and it's it's Tito and he gets a four game suspension. All. I hockey that you know I. I did a fighting series. I Ayers yes honestly to our series lines liking life. Why is is revolutionary errors that evolution. And so we're hearing this weekend. The timing wasn't looking to get everything in the Olympics yet Pittsburgh. I think that their property that are available tonight but from expert perspective. On beauty you go back covering sixty meal that late. She hit by her. On Yale practice and up die with a simple tilt it the other night as part of the record you shouldn't. While I think that there were other elements there in February 16 at the expert. At home through. On Justin tool to be injured on let you know. Hollering absolutely for our league mine was injured on that play. And again I felt didn't step in the didn't see that there was any reason to let this went. So. As an NHL general accurate head coach Matthew reportedly. Stealing American marketing. They call up and eat it looked as you look into. The suspect it was fair I thought it would be 13 extension. But I think they Tenet. An actual game and make it for two reasons than the other shenanigans that went around. You mention your your piece on the decline of fighting. Do you believe it's evolutionary think eventually it will come back or this downward trend in the number of fights per game and the number of fighters employed will continue to go down. I think it'll it'll continue to trend down we never going to eliminate from. There's no one now I talked to in this series and it didn't occur to raise your life you know talk to. A number of junior Roberts is law you're the professional guys. Don't see any or they don't want to legislate fighting game that it has been an evolution. You'll with the rule changes that are quite honestly the salary. Significant impact. On the type player to listen to players developing some creditors while you there's no such thing as a one dimensional player anymore because those players don't play in the theater systems it'll play in the US HL. They don't play in Canadian marketing and they don't play in the NCAA we're playing here. So it's kind of naturally looked out her cell. They do you have a new like we all have respect for you Denny Malkin in what he's done throughout his career. But do you have a new found respect for this player the guy is second in scoring in the National Hockey League. And he knew what he had to do. He put a dirty hit on Blake Wheeler he wanted to do answered the bell he's he's he eluded to after the team that. This is what had to be done and you know what I have to respect the game. And you know I don't want noted and it would be added. Couldn't agree more 100% legal. You know that Hitler getting idiots span and he is no lead highly skilled offensive weapon. And it broke the well in this game. Com but. There's accountability. I know you know. Players take Collie play with great pride and William with a meaty me well and well. Now they see I'll look at the video I can stand while Wheeler was that it was a bit of a cheap shot. And I handle it's well now. He's not a fighter he's never going to be a player he plays the game at times but it all isn't afraid to go and dirty areas that they like to say so good job. Are you looking out is business absolutely damp or let you go Arizona what's the latest what's gonna happen with the coyotes thanks. And he says continuing to obvious Narnia masses. You know every year there's something political that Harvard around this organization liquor dark well. You know that is the Swiss army players the league doesn't happen interests you in the years coyotes leave Arizona. But they know that they can't stay in Glendale long term it's funny actually just. Says he says that ownership and Arizona and the other options in the Ali lots of people went to Scottsdale. It's a lot of those options become reality this negative stuff and continue to play this. Right there entered via Skype here on investigators in the lead here thanks very much next week. You've got to an extent mr. Andre your weekly appearance here on the investigators.