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Sabres Hockey Hotline with Kevin SylvesterUndefinedstxwgr550trueHH 81 HR 1PubDate2014-08-01T11:29:00-04:00Fri, 1 Aug 2014Created2014-08-01T11:29:08-04:00Fri, 1 Aug 2014Updated2014-08-01T11:31:58-04:00Fri, 1 Aug 2014audio/mpegfivefeet.Goodmorning.BeautifulFriday.SabreshockeyhotlinenoKevinSylvesterAndrewPetersbacktobackdaysjoinedby.Longtimeteammatelongtimefriend.AdamMairtheappropriatelynamedthisgod.TheScottprimetimeacoupleofthealive.IfI'dtoldyouthat--stretched56yearsontheracewithCamWard------rookieyouknowGlenWesley--lastfiftyyearveteranyouknow.RockBrendan--robbery.AndAaronWardwasthewiththeotherDNS.Andyouknowasaform--whowasthefirstplayerGlenWesleyyoumadeeyecontact--legislativeattorneysthere--andwhatwhatwhat.Whatitinwhatwashiswhatitissports_hockey95160577http://audio.wgr550.com/hosting/media/wgr550/1628405/95160577/hh-81-hr-1-95160577.mp3HH 81 HR 1Glen Wesley#Andrew Peters#Adam Mair#Aaron Ward#Cam Ward#Stanley Cup#Ryan Miller#National Hockey League1628405041a22f4020733932b5479baaa0eb492873#2052/Audio#/EZNavType/Audiohttp://audio.wgr550.com/hosting/media/wgr550/1628405/95160577/hh-81-hr-1-95160577.mp3HH 81 HR 12014-08-01T11:29:00Z2014-08-01T11:58:39Z95160577Kevin Sylvester. Leaders you wanna talk you wanna talk seabirds call text your Yemen right now 716803. Hole five feet. Good morning. Beautiful Friday. Sabres hockey hotline no Kevin Sylvester Andrew Peters back to back days joined by. Long time teammate longtime friend. Adam Mair the appropriately named this god. The Scott primetime a couple of the alive. If I'd told you that stretched 56 years ago that you and I would have two hours alone on the Radio One day. After a career coach you said. Artists that whose whose call the shots. would have been a little legitimate question where's Timmy all we need him and who else is part of the wrecking crew back just. your query. You were the president. You nominated president of the wrecking crew. A lot we're sitting here first New Jersey and wanna get to vote Harbour Centre stuff what's going on least that you're doing some player evaluations from the can't the haven't eleven or twelve year old but. When you were playing August 1 we are just talking about off the that's why I want to start this way what was this time a year like for use a player like kinda take us through that how it changes from. When you first come in as a parole and how you approach training camp to one year 567 years in the league too as you get older and things and things like that. The traditionally. Generator out this time probably next week after the sort of quality over candidate guys really start. To a ramp up there are there ice skating obviously you're doing a little bit of skill work in case a few times a week during July. George. Starting the boys market town. For school. Every day. Yours starting yours so. You know logically you're very. On our Yeah yeah yeah yeah imagine starting yourself and I chuckle because that is in people wonder starving yourself and thinking. What's the most difficult hopeful that the most intimidating test and get the training camp it's not a bad press that is not a squad. It's not a bike ride it's not a VO two Max for a it's almost calpers the road right now it's even worse they drop you applaud audit. Other costs rumors seats that year the body fat test that is just like it it. As a pro athlete you're thinking. I think I looked pretty good you know that's the eagle in the hot headed here just thinking like how can I gotta have this guy hates me and Tommy helped that I am you know here I on. Look only. Tony that are perfectly last price that I was are more designed for 23 minutes a game he's not out there. To play fifteen point our there is a few a few pars but we are pretty good he cheapest. Very practiced well. It's isn't that the truth though is that it's amazing how guys like us throughout the season as if we play every game. You're not a huge I didn't nearly as good shape as everybody else is simply because you played two minutes night you do in the pregame skates you're trying to do a little extra what you're not. Do in the when he needed to gain and that our practice the next date you're due in two minutes and I difference. That's To do the stuff after the games you know whatever way less oil that's them right here. Do about it Baxter was just something where maker ala. You know. Archer who use it became intimately calls for a lot of a lot of years yours yours you know do nation to do you know he was huge stressful as a teammate. It's assistant coaches I mean. Did you ever ever ever coach that was in better shape than you're. That that which the drills that was at ground view from the ground yeah I figured quality equipment. Does that really matter at all. And you talk to a the body hospital played August. So your army base. Your and not know where you're testing come to six weeks. If you body that has to. Your reward so. Well that was it right weird that that the the conversation we're having in any case just tuned in at madame mayor here. We talking about what's the first meal to remember the meal that we went after the body fats were done and we are all satisfied with being under 10% or whatever we Wear whatever the the protocol was that to be in in camp. We would have a big table over we would we go over there worse ovals with. spaghetti par chicken salad harm via. Get a Coke Arafat and the Coca there with season. We we had a costly we are certainly. Certainly straight away from from the diet that we oh by. You know it's it's almost. A change of seasons your documents other team the pass on the curbs are on user your for a full speed you know. Let's the sabres released the pre season schedule Six games but reality you know qualities that are weaker to training camp. Your once treaties generated for the Mexico how hard is that she remembered you remember where we would go 1015 days. just straight training camp with the three hour roll and then. Then you slowly get into pre season games rightfully so as long. Harder actually you know there were times where. You know earlier Play Ricky tournaments you've probably its Oval Office picture we're playing four games for and let it come down here two weeks training camp where you have another. Six or seven there's games. Nine ten regular. Or pre season games There is a lot of I think that the players in the league did a good job move. good number of teams it. And those three weeks payers are so it too with the parties now. said they're preparing for what's ahead apart to really commit achieved so I was back What are fighting to. It training camp. No I remember remember you were with the leafs the one year my first year that conditioning camp Euro police I think far core search. Yeah that was approved. Picture with hold him still playing with dark art or. Right now I know priorities to all. Remember seeing that he he's a guy that if he is healthy could probably play next year via better guy and a team somewhere when you think. Yeah you'd you'd think Ortiz saw the announcement was. You know the ability to negative for a story may have lost a step. You know not be relied on the squirrels. Mid summer free agency you viewer. The year you became an unrestricted free agent you who did you go to New Jersey and it ought to try out yes RR was have the ability are decrees are a couple times. Signed after we won the presidents' trophy. Our rate down to the Los fewer hours and up resigning here importantly audio. I ever have the ability the arsenal low. Knew that there was some interest there. After those three years what majors. Are trial made the team there. It was. One the lost years of my career what happens quickly or record. What is that wall because I was kind of in the same situation actually went from buffalo New Jersey just like you on a tryout basis kind of one of those you know you make the team here's the contract that we're gonna give you. But what is that like though this time a year but the free agents that are still lingering out there that haven't signed the uncertainty. The fear of thirds I mean yeah he's confusion. For such a large part view. You know it tests you mentally. You know because you're used to being a member for payment. And if anything what occupiers are is there there are part of a part of a team. You know your trade toward the same goal even as young as. You don't have orbiters or you hear a team when they're doing their teams it's reduce some. Some team tracks we go with little spur players off. With the kind of so I you're a team environment for the first time maybe into August and even early September your copper the team here. Hear a player out there are quote on the way and speak him. You know open to get another opportunity to place so it's difficult to every year their are sort through it. You know there there are proper from federal organization and they're looking for governor compete still so. All of it is difficult time again and that's I is just is the uncertainty and you know the last of that team Rodriguez right now you know get the guys start. theory here training and going note during her speech you know. Is the one question you don't here's a pro are pro athlete it's what you do next year. What do you what your plans next year a pretty good idea because if you don't apparent but yeah. August rehearsal of the panic it's like wake up in the morning in and just smash that button at this as as hard as you can. Yeah you know what I agree with him and it's it's one of those things. That you'd just you'd hand. The uncertainty of your future of yours your livelihood. And everything that goes on with that. Take me two of the first year. Out of retirement that are in retirement. It's not going to training camp because I in my brother retired. And he told me yen and I have friends back home that'd retired from hockey. Some played pro some didn't some places and in junior and it and that means it's your identity so. My first year at a retirement wise you know August 1 rolls around you know guys are starting to you know the story of a start coming back now wherever their respective teams are. You're not there you're not. Going to skate with them haven't been training summer its kinda like that. It's a lonely feeling I had I mean it was it was a pretty much depressing time that the weather's changing in so we used either. Going to training camp where your living or getting ready to pack up in in leaving go somewhere and at least have an idea where you're going in. What was it like for you mean without getting in the two. Yet also have I took a few months are after my last season's to just decompress and are we were. Where the backstage pilot was your core I had an ability to roll back to the American court ruled earlier play it just. We've made a family decision to to start and stay near buffalo. that was. There were some some depressing though aren't soaring 45 months we're really I was trying to find my way and you know for me it was so much Argus what it was more column. Seasonal opener Mobil or one of the you know for me one of the best. game's best feelings. You know that that a where have is is working hard throughout the entire summer working hard with the team training camp demand. You know please for real couple all or so. failure here. You remember those good arms at your side that that you don't have an opportunity to do that but I was. They're extremely fortunate to. To be able to work with these collagen. He really connect began with a game relatively quickly after decide to stop playing so. You know from the it me after the game every day in and just being a part of it being heard of the National Hockey League the specialists of the game the league the respect of the players it's it's a great feeling so I am not certain that obviously you subway the rest violate them. Makes things a little I I know why did and I can't speak for everybody but at that time I was playing obviously. You know what's game and It's it's a business but it's a job. And it is a privilege to national Hartley but sometimes. You don't really realize it until it's over how because your soul. And golf and you're just you're you're in it and it's every day and it's just your way of life and you wake up in boom boom boom boom boom you know what you have to do. As your part of it but then when you get out it's almost kind of like for me it was like man. It is. I wanted to to back in. Threw back the clock a credit capital ethical act when I was 23 I was up at the You want Gregory he he'd give it all present just. The Holden and you know bullets are reunited irony let's talk far nine years old really. But out of high school I I go back after high school. Forget about the forget about the books. Or you know your rate. You know it is it is a religion. And you know it's extremely difficult profession of being you know not only on the body properly. You know all year you're a competitive situation quarter. People are trying to take your job you can position every day. You know it's appointment when you're moving a lot apart upon. Our so. Are not being it it is a privileges and if you don't really realize because you're sort of the dated days. Training and competing and getting better that. You know what it way does. Go away and when that jurors polled you don't really know when or very many not people know when lectures can be pulled open water if you. Or can do it on their own terms it. There is a change is a culture change the way they view your approach things isn't. Also for the players that are listening Justin driver on one of yeah I agree that a 100% you are now. In the process of doing some player wanna skip forward to doing now. Player evaluations. For. Can't that you and QB development camp here we have 44 of the top regional reporters commanders gave. For staggers. The same time the receivers ran their development can then. Privacy is that Powell while all that's out there with these employers is incredible. Also word and debriefing going through just. The house after about what an incredible week the possibly the other little groups killer authority and where regulations and he executes so. Never will be unfortunately late you us or the show you know where's the story on the case now Argus. Or running quote grossly. On the next two weeks were were close to build. Just yet some local guys artery to go over to the respective teams whether they be called we're going and so. What's player evaluation she looked like eleven or twelve people these days. That's a good question what Jeremiah crow who is that have recruit rover off Steve who's now with us that the economy. You agree job he brought in 45. Junior notes he brought in. Peter Archer that would make jets he wrote and Mattson who's record over Niagara. You weren't a few local guys actually they they want to vote their business like they were scouting. Pro college. Approach where so. We've got the reports all the players from the market skills to others the fish C. The way to on days. You know tentacles of the global markets and so we see for us to leave give that information to. The players will give it to them. Electronically. Or just the a summary of our are what are obviously you. Missed notes of what and there are other stories scissors of the group we coupled with. With a preview of their games and broke down because of their so. It's a pretty experienced these kids hopefully. Well. So from player without naming names from the best player to I don't wanna say the worst player but to the 44 ranked player on your evaluation sheet. Is there a huge. Difference between those two players or which you say it's minimal but just different areas. Of strengths and weakness close either as a bit of adopt but then the he does what make outsource the chemicals little you know when you're younger except I have about one player who. You know seems to be ahead of the worker accused of where skiers on more. Operate now. They gaps or shrinks. You know supporters are identified the type of players that they are skilled you weigh whether the announcement. But the development still goes and so it kind of plateau so you know all of a sudden you'll see a big boost indicated. You know from from one week the next Michael Michael for three or once again big development so. You know that all happen at different these kids. It's just every point along mr. Ayers now promote fears over pretty well. It's great to see you the that the What is the com. I guess what's what's the proper approach to talent here and pay your defensive defenseman because I because today. Everybody wants to be an amusing local locally here came with the hands in the dangling in the nice moves and everything I tell people that's a special person that's a special individual be able to do the things he does yes it's hard work and extra work in time and money. But not necessarily just if you do all those things the way he daddy you're sun won't necessarily be Patrick Kane might be good. But he won't be impacting so what is like telling eleven or twelve your Focus more on the defensive side of the game because. You know yeah probably mean Gary and. Yeah I do in than we wouldn't roll well if studies to focus on the parts of side we would we would occur and we all well rounded. round occupiers so. You know they have a specific deficiency. In an area might highlight were down. You know for example and Israel's going to want to want one drills. You know we would have the defensively four or appearance on the other facilities would be able to all. effects ski or skate backwards Angela Park I think a lot of reason Oliver and are you game is is why are there. Players that are parents are different defenses because to play defense partners olden don't push the pocket practiced and on the Blue Line and what you thought of sports goes he'll develop those are the skills are you ever go out of them. So for us it's complete work on all the skills and that their natural ability and where they bit. Or circuit well so. You know gamely tried one way or another but that's because the personality because others we would urge them work for everything at this stage. Make plays try to that it's. You know that's related to be your. And what about goaltenders. In and it does Marty focus more anatomy what do you what do you tell young goaltenders. I think you know without speaking. You know for party I would area. You know for me either so little and you know they watched. These. These actual goaltenders like one like Ryan Miller and and it makes news by page and walking it. You know having great angles that's certainly important but that young age they need to be able to make what taxis use their land and you know get around the priest properly and you know so much of it is mobility with treason. And also the just wants to go down there was brought in front he needs party talks about having a question and answer. Question has a shot at a to be able to regional problem with his glove you know he can't you know make the wrong choice so. I'm sure that what Ryan what was he's always Maria if they were making athletic saves they were relying on. Now blocking ability. You know the cutting down angles that they do now we have superior court orders or just. reason to be athletic him and the players as well you know the better athletes the better occupy my last question for you before we go here. You play the cross however kicking the crap what are your plans across frontiers. There Hamilton com publish it that. Help your hockey games are not mean. about north's it's a sport where. You know you have to still viewers in defending skills physical. I'm with the teams were have to be able to understand the concept of giving goal is part phase. You know it's a penetrating we're. You know you're given company it was speed so it translates really well obviously I really feel like. The you call the physical aspect of parks across provide through the you know early have missed him so to Teaches you how to meet tougher or teaches you how to I guess. Learn what hurts and what doesn't hurt in mean factory so. Out of thank you very much for joining me we're gonna have here are come pottery here Kevin Adams coming on next evidence bad about you stay tuned here on WGR Sports Radio 550. If you're in a car accident Selena would bar its rear ended don't wait call eight head on or T bone collision don't wait call or text dates he. Yeah. This thing is. Off the back sabres hockey hotline Peterson for Kevin Sylvester. Can assure you that he's. Probably bogey bogey double bogey bogey bogey triple. He misses view and that next Well if he's out of his element that's pressure Kevin Adams joining me Stanley Cup champion Kevin Adams. Rocketing into the cliched joke about what team on when you won the Stanley Cup hard fought battle and you guys no question. Thank you for joining. Well. Had just stepped mayors you know we're talking most of the player valuations you guys are doing for harbors that are I am. A lot of other questions one askew but I'm a little bit about camp he has and we've economic into the process now doing. There valuations for the kiwis that your and in. Yeah you know it was it was a tremendous week we were you know for us it was a big deal to get these 44 players and give him the best experience possible shown. Shall van man in the hockey world to what do you care act is all about we just wanna be doing things on a level he investment grade and you know part of player development is on but there's a big part that's off place and then that's now the follow up of where there games what can they do better what does it mean to work knowledge that it. When I was eleven or twelve I don't I don't ever remember hearing. I don't know what the game is done now and in the because we're been so involved in in the NHL that we can't keep up to what's more irony kids in the game. It so. How much different is it would devaluation I don't remember being evaluated 1112 and if I was it was fired coach whose son played in the team and he he didn't play either means those. Your yours products totally changed in terms of the feedback you can. Give players through technology knowledge video and you know we had a we had two games during the week in Baltimore over video in order we're going through coached these games coaching. Looking for clips like we would when I was coaching at the sabres in the NHL using the same computer software I mean it. So just imagine when we were lever twelve or what there was a going on there certainly. Yeah I don't remember the for I can't per call the first time. We sat down watched video and a event and it would have literally been like a beta papers are guys it's really. I would say people always ask how's the game changed with a name always changes subtly just little things here that are the guys. I mean the biggest change in the game has come from that this that the technology side what you can do now from a video standpoint teaching standpoint. I mean when I was assistant coach on the bench with Indian games. One of my roles was to look at our our sentiment that was power a look at their face continued. You zoom in the camera and you do have the your face up to the deed to the degree where's your hand on the stick where's your knee head and mean. You know that's incredible amount of teaching in in instruction you can give players level translate that on the it's just that some okay. We talk a lot about stick handling we talk about. Skating we talked about shooting and positioning. Face office. I mean I've taken a few face offs in the NHL I smoked some guy from my first ever face up as the fourth line guy like this disease disease. My second faceoff in the NHL is against Mark Messier. This park was on the defense's stick before even move majestic one. And here I was thinking this guys close to sixty. And he's closer to 60 that I am thirty what are that point and they can I gotta be able take down this old man now face. Since you know what's interesting about space sciences splits apart of the game of people spent a lot of time working matter teaching especially younger ages but. Again the days that puck possession is what this game's all about and for every faceoff there's there's puck possession program so it's an extremely important part of the game. And also owns an an alternate and more so in other zones and in. That others thought part of what your point is that you can run plays depending on what zone currency set up strategic offensive play if you win and draw a certain way in the offensive zone defensively same way you're trying to you know. Blowing through his Conan in fly him boxes and there's all sorts of things into office as we have to win official first generally so. amid of an incredibly important part of the detail that we need to start teaching kids the greatest priority and other side that is now at the NHL level. There's always two good faceoff man every line he used to be where only the senators to face you know he gets kicked out in the windows and stand. other when you when you're on the fourth line in your senator gets moved in whatever on. Like I know I'm gonna lose you wanna take. That's all eyes the size alone when those guys that come on down. That you alive but now I mean generally everybody can you know for the most partake is gonna the national hockey level but at least two on every miner good on face offs and I had discussions with guys coaching and of player development with the senators talking about. Hey you wanna you wanna and your career. You're right Winger become a good basement chart was it was a winner his whole career and at the end of his career he he was the they put on for face as he became this incredibly. You know skill faceoff guy and to help them. It is an it's amazing that you're saying that not tell you why because one of one of the players right now on the sabres who as a young player. Isn't isn't not a sentiment doesn't take face offs but he's a guy that. I was talking to the other day and he was talking with a little things that he needs to do to become a regular and a full time long term many teller. And if so what are some other things it while I'm working on face offs. And actual you know and you understand you know why I'm not in jewel in the cabinet Stanley why. and because. I would love to be looked at as a reliable can be on the ice the last two minutes of one goal game of the faceoff and aren't. Now and that's you can ever player to think that that's very perspective one year old kid thinking that way and there's nothing better than as a coach when you you know you're protecting a there's thirty seconds steadily over the pencil case you always have your that are yet you're toughness that you know you're gonna tap him but who are the other two. unity somewhat what if he gets kicked out this guy's got to be able to face of MB Smart defense stuff but yet the way of learning to and you've been on the. On the bench in the NHL and and I I mean I'm being Applera sort of but I guess. The strategic side from a kinda like I have to assume that it is but for those listening might not know. Is it okay I'm sending out for argument sixty bought last year and let's a I don't know Marcus Leno has been working on his face offs and you know that he can take faceoff to Winger but he's also reliable. In his own zone that late in the game so will that that will get that guy a little bit of extra ice time game and helping us often and penalty killing. No question of part of what we did in Buffalo's week chart its us upstairs and so as we got in the gain. I'd get the call down in the headset from upstairs saying okay here's here's the different space and here's the senate yours either what they've done here's what they've done against certain players and I could see in and me. You know Augusta whoever was you know few years you know Lester the Nazis the sixties for organs player acts you know make sure we get a good so that's just the real time information. That happens and you know in my career it was a waited. One of the ways I was able solidify itself loses a regular Joes that defense team news of being and I was a rookie Allen. going to throw me out there bird for all of that is them on the right side mr. excited. That became part of my identity was what for young kids. I mean you. And never has already you'll never forget that throughout your whole career and all yours stops you'll see a pack any draw I'll never forget and I can picture one of you know my take on during the year Each round I'll never forget in are playing against toy in the play. Ten seconds left for a particle and he puts puts mats out there. And myself. In that was kind of old school coach in in diplomats like who want to write you guys figured out. And so man athletes mean as you Announcer here I am in you know are either ticket if you believe it ticketed on a whole other spot priority so I ticket in you know line of I kind of scrambled but more one lost and I reverend locker room thinking like what a great feeling. Out there and and have you know you'd take kids play you know so it's just it's putting players in a position. To succeed it does with the tools they have and I think that's one reports that he thinks some of it is too it's not as much it is as much putting him that guy out there a position to succeed but also. Prove your teammates that you're capable of doing it yet you and that's trust factor and love them and that's why you play the game never owners. Players that don't wanna be put in situations that means that I'm and that's what we do you live for what that's will be when it's all about what you know you can always win every phase of what you putting yourself in position to. And then if you lose the face office that understand why it isn't and never let that happen again I mean that's just the mentality I think. Sometimes separates players that the in the plan well what is the this great stuff what is what is the most pressure situation you've ever been put it seems that it's a good question it was. here. Have to look at the video again that we. We weren't sure handed. We up a goal through one and I think there's about four minutes left. And you know so here was on the power play and score what Juan Ortiz who won this and you know I'm member member thinking. Yours yours yours let's figure he'll live in will do whatever have to do and they were starter bring it to a solo that then manages that. That feeling going out for that shift no point in its maker very. Make efforts there isn't the hardest shifts aura that the easiest shift like because I got to imagine that situation animal advocate and I would never that situation but. But were in this situation that you just simplify everything you do mean eagle back to mrs. Which you've done your whole life you know members there's. Do you do what you do in mountain don't try to do anything different your so that in the moment it does it does cross your mind now what you are not aware of how much time state in the opposite misses this man you know we kill off the only man. Maybe with. Thirty seconds doors with Regis scored empty netter and just alliance just 31. Maybe thirty seconds ago on its forms four and I've put myself in the mark. Out there and it was. It was actually made me take a step there's there's thirty seconds you hear anything can happen you know it's in the moments in the moment you know would that. I guess it's comical. If you take the whole thirty seconds sort of review in the eyes of what. Ingraham yeah I and I you know and it's one of those moments where the puck cleared and that myself but I knew we you know we were close to and the market there glance and there's three all day and I and I. Earned him you know it's just there's rallies in England lastly in. What was the looks what was the what priceless you know what I want to ask that we we got to get to but this is great I got because the emotion of it I mean I. I watch the Stanley Cup finals in the playoffs to see one thing the first initial reaction of the players because I know all that I'll never have my opportunity ever might like to do that and that is to me. That's got to be the most special moment of any player. We'll be right back here with Kevin Adams and sabres hockey college WGR Sports Radio 550. If you're in a car accident calls Selena would its rear ended don't wait call eight. Head on T bone collision don't wait call or text states and prices are coming to. It's time for the biggest furniture here huge Welcome back. Sabres hockey hotline enter along with Kevin Adams thanks for joining anybody final segment here with it can go all day witness. We're just talking before the break and do a few other questions wanted to but this is just. It's two down the road that I I watched the game for now. You know when I mean like I'd love that emotion. That you see you know when the guys are standing in front of the net in the parks on the way out of the zone and clock ticks down to one. Drew throw stuff up and goalie in I mean I don't I was two cups ago for a player wide but. You're on the ice which I don't know that I knew that but I'm glad I know that now. That had to be the greatest moment on the ice and. Life ever no question and to feel that. Clock tick down like you said you glance up at UC units at three in a parked on the other hand in just that feeling you don't even know what you're doing I mean you throw your equipment your arm but. Bad pure emotion you just accomplish something they've dragged her whole life of in that. It's not a personal aides in a way of I went through with these Brothers that I have on the and then all of sudden little images started you know going through my brain you know 6 in the morning on the kind in my dad and mom they mean time my skates and the buddies I had gro plant accurate shooting parks in the bar and all that stuff I mean I literally remember in the celebration after Kennedy's. These images through my head and that's you know than just the feeling you know while they man there was a lot of helpful on the planet if the bank ever want to all that. You were on the race with Cam Ward rookie you know Glen Wesley last fifty year veteran you know. Rock Brendan robbery. And Aaron Ward was the with the other DNS. And you know as a form who was the first player Glen Wesley you made eye contact legislative attorneys there and what what what. What it in what was his what it is face reads like they don't swear but just what it. I just slate. Years honestly like this this just happen in I think the one thing that our team the core of us there their learn from what we lost the Stanley Cup in 2002. We have to still a core of us that were left channel six and I think the biggest thing we took away from altitude of six was. Don't ever get yourself dole don't let the moment. Think about the don't think about the end of the road and to use till you're there so I do think that all of a sudden when that alarm that it was like. Now we can just let ourselves go how how hard is that to do almost impossible but I really believe I've told people this before. You have an advantage when you can when you've been there before in terms of knowing. I felt betrayed. And it manages for a arsenal too because a lot of guys are veterans they've won cups they've banned there they knew how to stay in the moment. You know I remember after we won game wanted to go to. You know win in my economic and sleep because I'm thinking three more wins and won the Stanley Cup but I swear I would never let have a key US and after game one in Dallas after Jason scored And you know the one and the one thing we were up 31 in the series against them then it's they went the next two games to make it 33 and we come back home for game seven and do. Remember feeling like you know what we have a huge advantage to nine because we're home but because. We've been waking up the last you know few days with a chance to us that this the first time Edmonton as waking up in the morning with a chance to win this argument that it changes it does things you know so I think between. Being in that position and then having learned from won't do it there was that they it was a big difference. While that that at least in my last question we only have a couple minutes here this time a year. Is that time a year in the summer where you're getting ready to go back to wherever you're playing years. You know you're starting their reconvene all your teammates and Brothers if you will. Your first couple years at a retirement was this time a year hard for you was it an adjustment period or was it that you involved in the game netted just you know was easier what wasn't. It was hard. I really think you know for me August 1 was talent. The white ball went off when I was playing OK I need to get back city wherever it was right at the time I gotta go let's go time in almost felt like I could start training camp in your summer August 1 is like this. Mental for me at least a page turn it into it anyway in the program summer's over let's go out and you know so. I think for me for a first yeah having retired. You miss that a little bit of that like the oral creatures of habits like OK it's like first point nine you know then you know it takes little time. I think that. The biggest thing for professional athletes is your year so discipline mentally yours you know you have this. We have about doing things month to month I mean our our sometimes and of a sudden you're kind of thrown off a little bit it doesn't doesn't feel right the first couple years and I think that. You know as long as an it professional athlete line is playing is that your identity and that's all you are who you are makes retirement easier I think it's really tough on the guys who. That's all they are you know they just hockey player baseball player in in you know there's a moral life then just what you do for a living so I think having that perspective will help you know certain players just it's tough as it's it's just you know is that an area. There's no easy way. Everyone's leave many years you're still sitting around the leaves are changing in here on our alliances are starting to watch the first season the next season of the bachelor matter what heard is they haven't exactly and. you know the best thing you can do is talk that the guys have gone through it. Say man I've ever to some of the alumni Aaron here saying it's going to be tough you know this first year to be confident he's their you know. telling everyone it was going to be easy and it was not easy and any you know you're right that August 1 is that page turner only until there's a huge liberty party. Well it's heavy you out of there. Yeah you know middles of the show today that that the modern day players above that you have fifty analogue world that the CPA we negotiated an extra week off players are probably won't know and time a little more time poverty is at the three our world. Kevin thanks so much for join anybody at short notice an awesome Kevin Adams will be back for our number two. On sabres hockey talent WGR Sports Radio five. Something exciting is happening 24 hours a day seven days a week at Seneca poker inside the Seneca Niagara casino there's plenty of tables and all levels of play call 7162786300. And get in the game. It's finally summer can do you know what that means you have each time. New pure hockey Daniel ten sale he runs July 31 to August 3 almost.Kevin Sylvester. Leaders you wanna talk you wanna talk seabirds call text your Yemen right now 716803. Hole five feet. Good morning. Beautiful Friday. Sabres hockey hotline no Kevin Sylvester Andrew Peters back to back days joined by. Long time teammate longtime friend. Adam Mair the appropriately named this god. The Scott primetime a couple of the alive. If I'd told you that stretched 56 years ago that you and I would have two hours alone on the Radio One day. After a career coach you said. Artists that whose whose call the shots. would have been a little legitimate question where's Timmy all we need him and who else is part of the wrecking crew back just. your query. You were the president. You nominated president of the wrecking crew. A lot we're sitting here first New Jersey and wanna get to vote Harbour Centre stuff what's going on least that you're doing some player evaluations from the can't the haven't eleven or twelve year old but. When you were playing August 1 we are just talking about off the that's why I want to start this way what was this time a year like for use a player like kinda take us through that how it changes from. When you first come in as a parole and how you approach training camp to one year 567 years in the league too as you get older and things and things like that. The traditionally. Generator out this time probably next week after the sort of quality over candidate guys really start. To a ramp up there are there ice skating obviously you're doing a little bit of skill work in case a few times a week during July. George. Starting the boys market town. For school. Every day. Yours starting yours so. You know logically you're very. On our Yeah yeah yeah yeah imagine starting yourself and I chuckle because that is in people wonder starving yourself and thinking. What's the most difficult hopeful that the most intimidating test and get the training camp it's not a bad press that is not a squad. It's not a bike ride it's not a VO two Max for a it's almost calpers the road right now it's even worse they drop you applaud audit. Other costs rumors seats that year the body fat test that is just like it it. As a pro athlete you're thinking. I think I looked pretty good you know that's the eagle in the hot headed here just thinking like how can I gotta have this guy hates me and Tommy helped that I am you know here I on. Look only. Tony that are perfectly last price that I was are more designed for 23 minutes a game he's not out there. To play fifteen point our there is a few a few pars but we are pretty good he cheapest. Very practiced well. It's isn't that the truth though is that it's amazing how guys like us throughout the season as if we play every game. You're not a huge I didn't nearly as good shape as everybody else is simply because you played two minutes night you do in the pregame skates you're trying to do a little extra what you're not. Do in the when he needed to gain and that our practice the next date you're due in two minutes and I difference. That's To do the stuff after the games you know whatever way less oil that's them right here. Do about it Baxter was just something where maker ala. You know. Archer who use it became intimately calls for a lot of a lot of years yours yours you know do nation to do you know he was huge stressful as a teammate. It's assistant coaches I mean. Did you ever ever ever coach that was in better shape than you're. That that which the drills that was at ground view from the ground yeah I figured quality equipment. Does that really matter at all. And you talk to a the body hospital played August. So your army base. Your and not know where you're testing come to six weeks. If you body that has to. Your reward so. Well that was it right weird that that the the conversation we're having in any case just tuned in at madame mayor here. We talking about what's the first meal to remember the meal that we went after the body fats were done and we are all satisfied with being under 10% or whatever we Wear whatever the the protocol was that to be in in camp. We would have a big table over we would we go over there worse ovals with. spaghetti par chicken salad harm via. Get a Coke Arafat and the Coca there with season. We we had a costly we are certainly. Certainly straight away from from the diet that we oh by. You know it's it's almost. A change of seasons your documents other team the pass on the curbs are on user your for a full speed you know. Let's the sabres released the pre season schedule Six games but reality you know qualities that are weaker to training camp. Your once treaties generated for the Mexico how hard is that she remembered you remember where we would go 1015 days. just straight training camp with the three hour roll and then. Then you slowly get into pre season games rightfully so as long. Harder actually you know there were times where. You know earlier Play Ricky tournaments you've probably its Oval Office picture we're playing four games for and let it come down here two weeks training camp where you have another. Six or seven there's games. Nine ten regular. Or pre season games There is a lot of I think that the players in the league did a good job move. good number of teams it. And those three weeks payers are so it too with the parties now. said they're preparing for what's ahead apart to really commit achieved so I was back What are fighting to. It training camp. No I remember remember you were with the leafs the one year my first year that conditioning camp Euro police I think far core search. Yeah that was approved. Picture with hold him still playing with dark art or. Right now I know priorities to all. Remember seeing that he he's a guy that if he is healthy could probably play next year via better guy and a team somewhere when you think. Yeah you'd you'd think Ortiz saw the announcement was. You know the ability to negative for a story may have lost a step. You know not be relied on the squirrels. Mid summer free agency you viewer. The year you became an unrestricted free agent you who did you go to New Jersey and it ought to try out yes RR was have the ability are decrees are a couple times. Signed after we won the presidents' trophy. Our rate down to the Los fewer hours and up resigning here importantly audio. I ever have the ability the arsenal low. Knew that there was some interest there. After those three years what majors. Are trial made the team there. It was. One the lost years of my career what happens quickly or record. What is that wall because I was kind of in the same situation actually went from buffalo New Jersey just like you on a tryout basis kind of one of those you know you make the team here's the contract that we're gonna give you. But what is that like though this time a year but the free agents that are still lingering out there that haven't signed the uncertainty. The fear of thirds I mean yeah he's confusion. For such a large part view. You know it tests you mentally. You know because you're used to being a member for payment. And if anything what occupiers are is there there are part of a part of a team. You know your trade toward the same goal even as young as. You don't have orbiters or you hear a team when they're doing their teams it's reduce some. Some team tracks we go with little spur players off. With the kind of so I you're a team environment for the first time maybe into August and even early September your copper the team here. Hear a player out there are quote on the way and speak him. You know open to get another opportunity to place so it's difficult to every year their are sort through it. You know there there are proper from federal organization and they're looking for governor compete still so. All of it is difficult time again and that's I is just is the uncertainty and you know the last of that team Rodriguez right now you know get the guys start. theory here training and going note during her speech you know. Is the one question you don't here's a pro are pro athlete it's what you do next year. What do you what your plans next year a pretty good idea because if you don't apparent but yeah. August rehearsal of the panic it's like wake up in the morning in and just smash that button at this as as hard as you can. Yeah you know what I agree with him and it's it's one of those things. That you'd just you'd hand. The uncertainty of your future of yours your livelihood. And everything that goes on with that. Take me two of the first year. Out of retirement that are in retirement. It's not going to training camp because I in my brother retired. And he told me yen and I have friends back home that'd retired from hockey. Some played pro some didn't some places and in junior and it and that means it's your identity so. My first year at a retirement wise you know August 1 rolls around you know guys are starting to you know the story of a start coming back now wherever their respective teams are. You're not there you're not. Going to skate with them haven't been training summer its kinda like that. It's a lonely feeling I had I mean it was it was a pretty much depressing time that the weather's changing in so we used either. Going to training camp where your living or getting ready to pack up in in leaving go somewhere and at least have an idea where you're going in. What was it like for you mean without getting in the two. Yet also have I took a few months are after my last season's to just decompress and are we were. Where the backstage pilot was your core I had an ability to roll back to the American court ruled earlier play it just. We've made a family decision to to start and stay near buffalo. that was. There were some some depressing though aren't soaring 45 months we're really I was trying to find my way and you know for me it was so much Argus what it was more column. Seasonal opener Mobil or one of the you know for me one of the best. game's best feelings. You know that that a where have is is working hard throughout the entire summer working hard with the team training camp demand. You know please for real couple all or so. failure here. You remember those good arms at your side that that you don't have an opportunity to do that but I was. They're extremely fortunate to. To be able to work with these collagen. He really connect began with a game relatively quickly after decide to stop playing so. You know from the it me after the game every day in and just being a part of it being heard of the National Hockey League the specialists of the game the league the respect of the players it's it's a great feeling so I am not certain that obviously you subway the rest violate them. Makes things a little I I know why did and I can't speak for everybody but at that time I was playing obviously. You know what's game and It's it's a business but it's a job. And it is a privilege to national Hartley but sometimes. You don't really realize it until it's over how because your soul. And golf and you're just you're you're in it and it's every day and it's just your way of life and you wake up in boom boom boom boom boom you know what you have to do. As your part of it but then when you get out it's almost kind of like for me it was like man. It is. I wanted to to back in. Threw back the clock a credit capital ethical act when I was 23 I was up at the You want Gregory he he'd give it all present just. The Holden and you know bullets are reunited irony let's talk far nine years old really. But out of high school I I go back after high school. Forget about the forget about the books. Or you know your rate. You know it is it is a religion. And you know it's extremely difficult profession of being you know not only on the body properly. You know all year you're a competitive situation quarter. People are trying to take your job you can position every day. You know it's appointment when you're moving a lot apart upon. Our so. Are not being it it is a privileges and if you don't really realize because you're sort of the dated days. Training and competing and getting better that. You know what it way does. Go away and when that jurors polled you don't really know when or very many not people know when lectures can be pulled open water if you. Or can do it on their own terms it. There is a change is a culture change the way they view your approach things isn't. Also for the players that are listening Justin driver on one of yeah I agree that a 100% you are now. In the process of doing some player wanna skip forward to doing now. Player evaluations. For. Can't that you and QB development camp here we have 44 of the top regional reporters commanders gave. For staggers. The same time the receivers ran their development can then. Privacy is that Powell while all that's out there with these employers is incredible. Also word and debriefing going through just. The house after about what an incredible week the possibly the other little groups killer authority and where regulations and he executes so. Never will be unfortunately late you us or the show you know where's the story on the case now Argus. Or running quote grossly. On the next two weeks were were close to build. Just yet some local guys artery to go over to the respective teams whether they be called we're going and so. What's player evaluation she looked like eleven or twelve people these days. That's a good question what Jeremiah crow who is that have recruit rover off Steve who's now with us that the economy. You agree job he brought in 45. Junior notes he brought in. Peter Archer that would make jets he wrote and Mattson who's record over Niagara. You weren't a few local guys actually they they want to vote their business like they were scouting. Pro college. Approach where so. We've got the reports all the players from the market skills to others the fish C. The way to on days. You know tentacles of the global markets and so we see for us to leave give that information to. The players will give it to them. Electronically. Or just the a summary of our are what are obviously you. Missed notes of what and there are other stories scissors of the group we coupled with. With a preview of their games and broke down because of their so. It's a pretty experienced these kids hopefully. Well. So from player without naming names from the best player to I don't wanna say the worst player but to the 44 ranked player on your evaluation sheet. Is there a huge. Difference between those two players or which you say it's minimal but just different areas. Of strengths and weakness close either as a bit of adopt but then the he does what make outsource the chemicals little you know when you're younger except I have about one player who. You know seems to be ahead of the worker accused of where skiers on more. Operate now. They gaps or shrinks. You know supporters are identified the type of players that they are skilled you weigh whether the announcement. But the development still goes and so it kind of plateau so you know all of a sudden you'll see a big boost indicated. You know from from one week the next Michael Michael for three or once again big development so. You know that all happen at different these kids. It's just every point along mr. Ayers now promote fears over pretty well. It's great to see you the that the What is the com. I guess what's what's the proper approach to talent here and pay your defensive defenseman because I because today. Everybody wants to be an amusing local locally here came with the hands in the dangling in the nice moves and everything I tell people that's a special person that's a special individual be able to do the things he does yes it's hard work and extra work in time and money. But not necessarily just if you do all those things the way he daddy you're sun won't necessarily be Patrick Kane might be good. But he won't be impacting so what is like telling eleven or twelve your Focus more on the defensive side of the game because. You know yeah probably mean Gary and. Yeah I do in than we wouldn't roll well if studies to focus on the parts of side we would we would occur and we all well rounded. round occupiers so. You know they have a specific deficiency. In an area might highlight were down. You know for example and Israel's going to want to want one drills. You know we would have the defensively four or appearance on the other facilities would be able to all. effects ski or skate backwards Angela Park I think a lot of reason Oliver and are you game is is why are there. Players that are parents are different defenses because to play defense partners olden don't push the pocket practiced and on the Blue Line and what you thought of sports goes he'll develop those are the skills are you ever go out of them. So for us it's complete work on all the skills and that their natural ability and where they bit. Or circuit well so. You know gamely tried one way or another but that's because the personality because others we would urge them work for everything at this stage. Make plays try to that it's. You know that's related to be your. And what about goaltenders. In and it does Marty focus more anatomy what do you what do you tell young goaltenders. I think you know without speaking. You know for party I would area. You know for me either so little and you know they watched. These. These actual goaltenders like one like Ryan Miller and and it makes news by page and walking it. You know having great angles that's certainly important but that young age they need to be able to make what taxis use their land and you know get around the priest properly and you know so much of it is mobility with treason. And also the just wants to go down there was brought in front he needs party talks about having a question and answer. Question has a shot at a to be able to regional problem with his glove you know he can't you know make the wrong choice so. I'm sure that what Ryan what was he's always Maria if they were making athletic saves they were relying on. Now blocking ability. You know the cutting down angles that they do now we have superior court orders or just. reason to be athletic him and the players as well you know the better athletes the better occupy my last question for you before we go here. You play the cross however kicking the crap what are your plans across frontiers. There Hamilton com publish it that. Help your hockey games are not mean. about north's it's a sport where. You know you have to still viewers in defending skills physical. I'm with the teams were have to be able to understand the concept of giving goal is part phase. You know it's a penetrating we're. You know you're given company it was speed so it translates really well obviously I really feel like. The you call the physical aspect of parks across provide through the you know early have missed him so to Teaches you how to meet tougher or teaches you how to I guess. Learn what hurts and what doesn't hurt in mean factory so. Out of thank you very much for joining me we're gonna have here are come pottery here Kevin Adams coming on next evidence bad about you stay tuned here on WGR Sports Radio 550. If you're in a car accident Selena would bar its rear ended don't wait call eight head on or T bone collision don't wait call or text dates he. Yeah. This thing is. Off the back sabres hockey hotline Peterson for Kevin Sylvester. Can assure you that he's. Probably bogey bogey double bogey bogey bogey triple. He misses view and that next Well if he's out of his element that's pressure Kevin Adams joining me Stanley Cup champion Kevin Adams. Rocketing into the cliched joke about what team on when you won the Stanley Cup hard fought battle and you guys no question. Thank you for joining. Well. Had just stepped mayors you know we're talking most of the player valuations you guys are doing for harbors that are I am. A lot of other questions one askew but I'm a little bit about camp he has and we've economic into the process now doing. There valuations for the kiwis that your and in. Yeah you know it was it was a tremendous week we were you know for us it was a big deal to get these 44 players and give him the best experience possible shown. Shall van man in the hockey world to what do you care act is all about we just wanna be doing things on a level he investment grade and you know part of player development is on but there's a big part that's off place and then that's now the follow up of where there games what can they do better what does it mean to work knowledge that it. When I was eleven or twelve I don't I don't ever remember hearing. I don't know what the game is done now and in the because we're been so involved in in the NHL that we can't keep up to what's more irony kids in the game. It so. How much different is it would devaluation I don't remember being evaluated 1112 and if I was it was fired coach whose son played in the team and he he didn't play either means those. Your yours products totally changed in terms of the feedback you can. Give players through technology knowledge video and you know we had a we had two games during the week in Baltimore over video in order we're going through coached these games coaching. Looking for clips like we would when I was coaching at the sabres in the NHL using the same computer software I mean it. So just imagine when we were lever twelve or what there was a going on there certainly. Yeah I don't remember the for I can't per call the first time. We sat down watched video and a event and it would have literally been like a beta papers are guys it's really. I would say people always ask how's the game changed with a name always changes subtly just little things here that are the guys. I mean the biggest change in the game has come from that this that the technology side what you can do now from a video standpoint teaching standpoint. I mean when I was assistant coach on the bench with Indian games. One of my roles was to look at our our sentiment that was power a look at their face continued. You zoom in the camera and you do have the your face up to the deed to the degree where's your hand on the stick where's your knee head and mean. You know that's incredible amount of teaching in in instruction you can give players level translate that on the it's just that some okay. We talk a lot about stick handling we talk about. Skating we talked about shooting and positioning. Face office. I mean I've taken a few face offs in the NHL I smoked some guy from my first ever face up as the fourth line guy like this disease disease. My second faceoff in the NHL is against Mark Messier. This park was on the defense's stick before even move majestic one. And here I was thinking this guys close to sixty. And he's closer to 60 that I am thirty what are that point and they can I gotta be able take down this old man now face. Since you know what's interesting about space sciences splits apart of the game of people spent a lot of time working matter teaching especially younger ages but. Again the days that puck possession is what this game's all about and for every faceoff there's there's puck possession program so it's an extremely important part of the game. And also owns an an alternate and more so in other zones and in. That others thought part of what your point is that you can run plays depending on what zone currency set up strategic offensive play if you win and draw a certain way in the offensive zone defensively same way you're trying to you know. Blowing through his Conan in fly him boxes and there's all sorts of things into office as we have to win official first generally so. amid of an incredibly important part of the detail that we need to start teaching kids the greatest priority and other side that is now at the NHL level. There's always two good faceoff man every line he used to be where only the senators to face you know he gets kicked out in the windows and stand. other when you when you're on the fourth line in your senator gets moved in whatever on. Like I know I'm gonna lose you wanna take. That's all eyes the size alone when those guys that come on down. That you alive but now I mean generally everybody can you know for the most partake is gonna the national hockey level but at least two on every miner good on face offs and I had discussions with guys coaching and of player development with the senators talking about. Hey you wanna you wanna and your career. You're right Winger become a good basement chart was it was a winner his whole career and at the end of his career he he was the they put on for face as he became this incredibly. You know skill faceoff guy and to help them. It is an it's amazing that you're saying that not tell you why because one of one of the players right now on the sabres who as a young player. Isn't isn't not a sentiment doesn't take face offs but he's a guy that. I was talking to the other day and he was talking with a little things that he needs to do to become a regular and a full time long term many teller. And if so what are some other things it while I'm working on face offs. And actual you know and you understand you know why I'm not in jewel in the cabinet Stanley why. and because. I would love to be looked at as a reliable can be on the ice the last two minutes of one goal game of the faceoff and aren't. Now and that's you can ever player to think that that's very perspective one year old kid thinking that way and there's nothing better than as a coach when you you know you're protecting a there's thirty seconds steadily over the pencil case you always have your that are yet you're toughness that you know you're gonna tap him but who are the other two. unity somewhat what if he gets kicked out this guy's got to be able to face of MB Smart defense stuff but yet the way of learning to and you've been on the. On the bench in the NHL and and I I mean I'm being Applera sort of but I guess. The strategic side from a kinda like I have to assume that it is but for those listening might not know. Is it okay I'm sending out for argument sixty bought last year and let's a I don't know Marcus Leno has been working on his face offs and you know that he can take faceoff to Winger but he's also reliable. In his own zone that late in the game so will that that will get that guy a little bit of extra ice time game and helping us often and penalty killing. No question of part of what we did in Buffalo's week chart its us upstairs and so as we got in the gain. I'd get the call down in the headset from upstairs saying okay here's here's the different space and here's the senate yours either what they've done here's what they've done against certain players and I could see in and me. You know Augusta whoever was you know few years you know Lester the Nazis the sixties for organs player acts you know make sure we get a good so that's just the real time information. That happens and you know in my career it was a waited. One of the ways I was able solidify itself loses a regular Joes that defense team news of being and I was a rookie Allen. going to throw me out there bird for all of that is them on the right side mr. excited. That became part of my identity was what for young kids. I mean you. And never has already you'll never forget that throughout your whole career and all yours stops you'll see a pack any draw I'll never forget and I can picture one of you know my take on during the year Each round I'll never forget in are playing against toy in the play. Ten seconds left for a particle and he puts puts mats out there. And myself. In that was kind of old school coach in in diplomats like who want to write you guys figured out. And so man athletes mean as you Announcer here I am in you know are either ticket if you believe it ticketed on a whole other spot priority so I ticket in you know line of I kind of scrambled but more one lost and I reverend locker room thinking like what a great feeling. Out there and and have you know you'd take kids play you know so it's just it's putting players in a position. To succeed it does with the tools they have and I think that's one reports that he thinks some of it is too it's not as much it is as much putting him that guy out there a position to succeed but also. Prove your teammates that you're capable of doing it yet you and that's trust factor and love them and that's why you play the game never owners. Players that don't wanna be put in situations that means that I'm and that's what we do you live for what that's will be when it's all about what you know you can always win every phase of what you putting yourself in position to. And then if you lose the face office that understand why it isn't and never let that happen again I mean that's just the mentality I think. Sometimes separates players that the in the plan well what is the this great stuff what is what is the most pressure situation you've ever been put it seems that it's a good question it was. here. Have to look at the video again that we. We weren't sure handed. We up a goal through one and I think there's about four minutes left. And you know so here was on the power play and score what Juan Ortiz who won this and you know I'm member member thinking. Yours yours yours let's figure he'll live in will do whatever have to do and they were starter bring it to a solo that then manages that. That feeling going out for that shift no point in its maker very. Make efforts there isn't the hardest shifts aura that the easiest shift like because I got to imagine that situation animal advocate and I would never that situation but. But were in this situation that you just simplify everything you do mean eagle back to mrs. Which you've done your whole life you know members there's. Do you do what you do in mountain don't try to do anything different your so that in the moment it does it does cross your mind now what you are not aware of how much time state in the opposite misses this man you know we kill off the only man. Maybe with. Thirty seconds doors with Regis scored empty netter and just alliance just 31. Maybe thirty seconds ago on its forms four and I've put myself in the mark. Out there and it was. It was actually made me take a step there's there's thirty seconds you hear anything can happen you know it's in the moments in the moment you know would that. I guess it's comical. If you take the whole thirty seconds sort of review in the eyes of what. Ingraham yeah I and I you know and it's one of those moments where the puck cleared and that myself but I knew we you know we were close to and the market there glance and there's three all day and I and I. Earned him you know it's just there's rallies in England lastly in. What was the looks what was the what priceless you know what I want to ask that we we got to get to but this is great I got because the emotion of it I mean I. I watch the Stanley Cup finals in the playoffs to see one thing the first initial reaction of the players because I know all that I'll never have my opportunity ever might like to do that and that is to me. That's got to be the most special moment of any player. We'll be right back here with Kevin Adams and sabres hockey college WGR Sports Radio 550. If you're in a car accident calls Selena would its rear ended don't wait call eight. Head on T bone collision don't wait call or text states and prices are coming to. It's time for the biggest furniture here huge Welcome back. Sabres hockey hotline enter along with Kevin Adams thanks for joining anybody final segment here with it can go all day witness. We're just talking before the break and do a few other questions wanted to but this is just. It's two down the road that I I watched the game for now. You know when I mean like I'd love that emotion. That you see you know when the guys are standing in front of the net in the parks on the way out of the zone and clock ticks down to one. Drew throw stuff up and goalie in I mean I don't I was two cups ago for a player wide but. You're on the ice which I don't know that I knew that but I'm glad I know that now. That had to be the greatest moment on the ice and. Life ever no question and to feel that. Clock tick down like you said you glance up at UC units at three in a parked on the other hand in just that feeling you don't even know what you're doing I mean you throw your equipment your arm but. Bad pure emotion you just accomplish something they've dragged her whole life of in that. It's not a personal aides in a way of I went through with these Brothers that I have on the and then all of sudden little images started you know going through my brain you know 6 in the morning on the kind in my dad and mom they mean time my skates and the buddies I had gro plant accurate shooting parks in the bar and all that stuff I mean I literally remember in the celebration after Kennedy's. These images through my head and that's you know than just the feeling you know while they man there was a lot of helpful on the planet if the bank ever want to all that. You were on the race with Cam Ward rookie you know Glen Wesley last fifty year veteran you know. Rock Brendan robbery. And Aaron Ward was the with the other DNS. And you know as a form who was the first player Glen Wesley you made eye contact legislative attorneys there and what what what. What it in what was his what it is face reads like they don't swear but just what it. I just slate. Years honestly like this this just happen in I think the one thing that our team the core of us there their learn from what we lost the Stanley Cup in 2002. We have to still a core of us that were left channel six and I think the biggest thing we took away from altitude of six was. Don't ever get yourself dole don't let the moment. Think about the don't think about the end of the road and to use till you're there so I do think that all of a sudden when that alarm that it was like. Now we can just let ourselves go how how hard is that to do almost impossible but I really believe I've told people this before. You have an advantage when you can when you've been there before in terms of knowing. I felt betrayed. And it manages for a arsenal too because a lot of guys are veterans they've won cups they've banned there they knew how to stay in the moment. You know I remember after we won game wanted to go to. You know win in my economic and sleep because I'm thinking three more wins and won the Stanley Cup but I swear I would never let have a key US and after game one in Dallas after Jason scored And you know the one and the one thing we were up 31 in the series against them then it's they went the next two games to make it 33 and we come back home for game seven and do. Remember feeling like you know what we have a huge advantage to nine because we're home but because. We've been waking up the last you know few days with a chance to us that this the first time Edmonton as waking up in the morning with a chance to win this argument that it changes it does things you know so I think between. Being in that position and then having learned from won't do it there was that they it was a big difference. While that that at least in my last question we only have a couple minutes here this time a year. Is that time a year in the summer where you're getting ready to go back to wherever you're playing years. You know you're starting their reconvene all your teammates and Brothers if you will. Your first couple years at a retirement was this time a year hard for you was it an adjustment period or was it that you involved in the game netted just you know was easier what wasn't. It was hard. I really think you know for me August 1 was talent. The white ball went off when I was playing OK I need to get back city wherever it was right at the time I gotta go let's go time in almost felt like I could start training camp in your summer August 1 is like this. Mental for me at least a page turn it into it anyway in the program summer's over let's go out and you know so. I think for me for a first yeah having retired. You miss that a little bit of that like the oral creatures of habits like OK it's like first point nine you know then you know it takes little time. I think that. The biggest thing for professional athletes is your year so discipline mentally yours you know you have this. We have about doing things month to month I mean our our sometimes and of a sudden you're kind of thrown off a little bit it doesn't doesn't feel right the first couple years and I think that. You know as long as an it professional athlete line is playing is that your identity and that's all you are who you are makes retirement easier I think it's really tough on the guys who. That's all they are you know they just hockey player baseball player in in you know there's a moral life then just what you do for a living so I think having that perspective will help you know certain players just it's tough as it's it's just you know is that an area. There's no easy way. Everyone's leave many years you're still sitting around the leaves are changing in here on our alliances are starting to watch the first season the next season of the bachelor matter what heard is they haven't exactly and. you know the best thing you can do is talk that the guys have gone through it. Say man I've ever to some of the alumni Aaron here saying it's going to be tough you know this first year to be confident he's their you know. telling everyone it was going to be easy and it was not easy and any you know you're right that August 1 is that page turner only until there's a huge liberty party. Well it's heavy you out of there. Yeah you know middles of the show today that that the modern day players above that you have fifty analogue world that the CPA we negotiated an extra week off players are probably won't know and time a little more time poverty is at the three our world. Kevin thanks so much for join anybody at short notice an awesome Kevin Adams will be back for our number two. On sabres hockey talent WGR Sports Radio five. Something exciting is happening 24 hours a day seven days a week at Seneca poker inside the Seneca Niagara casino there's plenty of tables and all levels of play call 7162786300. And get in the game. It's finally summer can do you know what that means you have each time. New pure hockey Daniel ten sale he runs July 31 to August 3 almost.

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