Ottawa is in great worst goal differential the NHL. And you have only that for hockey talk today but. Some replacements. For the all star game I guess I mean there are injuries and not say were -- of getting Malkin -- -- Manny Ramirez here but. We've we've got subs and who knows how many guys might be. Considered. To -- spot but have other plans you know. Like the the idea this fantasy draft is appealing I think it's clever and creative. At high marks for that but is it gonna get the players. There -- sooner. To wanna be a part of it to fight through some nagging injury of course. Keep you handle he won't be the last player picked Bulldog. The sabres ended up being the last team picked. Maybe it's because defenseman at all well that's the -- goes robbery is with us now -- you know all these fantasy draft rules for this thing Friday night I -- The goalie -- Indices tumbled into reality guys. Well that's what this it is true you know -- terrorists -- young teenager and non. Both for your speaker. I broke my sanity. So now it's certainly. Reality here and it. In your fantasy was fighting tie -- 36 times over the current that the that the. No -- and have to article. Well look at this well now it's getting that now now -- there -- different for you. Ulcers users are talking about this all start thing before we get to tonight's game and how -- it was going. -- it may be -- could be a guy that would be considered for one of these replacement spots. My guess is the sabres would probably not love that like he might wanna focus it's it is somewhat of an honor but he's do you have any idea what's bothering him and he's been talking about -- upper body thing. Well. And injury. And stadium record. -- -- these it's probably holdings detectors at times during the season. Super portal and -- Yeah I can't think back so long maybe it's been and so it's just because -- something different route from where I'm sorry it's a bit of an engine and. Hands are upper body. Yes it does. Upper body extremity so rob as as disappointing as Friday night was the end up getting a split with the islanders and I don't like that's okay the islanders are are going. Pretty well the last twenty games or so so on the assure the sabres. Are really much -- -- better team in the islanders like you live with that was maybe this game tonight will be will be important. For how the -- fans feel about them and their playoff chances. Well I think it is you know anywhere in the sake it's an eighty. The possibility too deeply into -- Closer and nationality you get. In between India a little bit of -- you know it meet district's safety net maybe we can Egyptian -- is what -- reaction. You know its its not terror try -- industry are well as a month ago. So. Well. They're staying into your -- did you do a real job boat. You know giving -- oh Berkshire bumps here -- -- little break to up push to secure and so we're gonna need -- and now mister so. It -- you -- your attempt points are heading into this and this long time ops friend you know people Clark and voted then. You know what she's been -- some gains or your -- Do a lot of things can be boredom scorcher and and trying to coordinate that particular you -- -- -- we were that would waive its rights and you know it can send an -- message you know troops room. Yes it's not a crazy scenario and all that going into the break coming out of it before they get back on the -- a week from Friday in Pittsburgh it -- You know Atlanta Carolina may play some more hockey. Between now and then but Atlanta's got one game left before the break tomorrow they play Washington. And you know that that shouldn't be any easy tour at the Washington on great shakes but still it's the capitals. And you know four points I mean a -- -- 08 points ten point agency they've seen so far so far behind and it's funny this year there have been stretches where they've they played good hockey and and and and not gained any ground. And Friday was about as disappointing tonight is is I've had in -- watching them play. And yet here we are 340s down the road from there and they could be as close as they've been in months. It sure give up collect and produce not. It'll implode and and you know it just kind of it just kind of rolling over a little bit where they could -- -- -- some of those can't social grounder into something that you know it's digital and -- and older pretty decent team and play tolerate that. We -- losing a game the way they lots you can hurt in Baikonur deep you know you're talking a rope to airlines and Atlanta that are trying to do. Yeah you got these teams and number types. I think would play -- Carolina he's retired at a time. You know at those allegations the unit UT prayer -- slaughter by winning the game is that. It is obvious but when you play those games most news in particular you better buckle down and make sure he win them because if you lose some you know it's it's gonna make up what if you can promote somehow win -- games but you're playing most in team running -- -- plenty of opportunity. It didn't you can which softened that position. Rob ray with us -- -- to -- -- on Friday thinking about the islanders and their home building. So two things about it. Do the players on the visiting team talk about. The building and the atmosphere or just the size of the crowd what have you I would expect that they would. And the second thing is does it make it tougher to focus or get motivated for game like that when. You that you just feel like you know maybe you're gonna type work when you play there. I think it's more difficult for the omitting the chances. Most of it we look forward Libya at the home crowd it's undersized it's you have to command but opponents this year. And you're looking -- adding or you're not putting people in the building knew they don't wanna come watch. And the diplomats is Steve maybe -- -- a boat in it that made me which sort can you know me you know people are a -- in order. You know all that -- things are going -- that's also on you know like. Torture elect become in order to teach Arctic where votes are needed to play and when -- cities where people don't -- they don't appreciate the game and it's so are there would be hard and get you to -- as a visiting player coming in -- and accrued mansion. To come to this every interest in motivated to. It's almost looks forward to get -- early going -- where where do we have. 52000 people -- doesn't hurt such at least two people mistake and then and there's. And and there's enthusiasm -- that's gonna be sort sort difficult it. How to follow up on that what would you have to say about. The environment or that the crowds at the home games. This year be in their Friday night I was there with the friend that I've been to a lot of games with a the last five years we have returned for a crowd like Friday night's. We called a Saturday night crowd. When everybody that can be used to go to games when the team was hot on Friday nights and scream their guts out the whole time and cheer gave their tickets away. You haven't you seven different sounding crowd and their like more of -- in different sounding crowd. You know what we here at home to you gotta do something to ignite interest. And you know we talked for an awful lot you know coming out early in the game with a big gas shipped or Spitzer. -- course open the spark the crowd. Do you think -- you could spark early. And try to get them -- and they'll continue it -- But it's it's the longer trick done there's nothing really happens. And by the end its like you know it's a market -- its proper place to order of the people are sitting in the stands. Reduced because not into the game because there's nothing going on it to get on it's it's real important when you're at home. To chat we used to do -- -- when we're in the -- that. But it states start -- -- marquardt -- people I don't do that new. You get the crowd fired up you know just get the underside it is in their mind that -- and I think it's so. If you try to play that is. You know -- factor in the game two you can get -- -- you got that's so it's almost like been extradited on the -- sometimes so songs. Just do some time researching. Online or so protect register -- and then -- start up guys banged around enough and olds would beat up a thing. You know they keep the momentum going on -- -- -- -- -- How you you you don't finish out your HL career there I don't know how how in touch still with players. On their team -- people around the team you'd be but what what -- your best read on what's what's happened -- out there there's. One when the they're patrol elect. You look at some of the players there and and are being talked in the great players. You know which -- -- pastor Mike -- a little bit he can still be contributor in this human league. Well I don't think he can handle the -- time. You know he's got -- you average over nineteen minutes a game any topic you can do that if people have backed working sixteen minutes a game. My special teams are -- especially. Would be far more better for him and acoustic -- too much erased diamond. -- you get -- then you look at you know Fisher and instead that because they. There's a done all right Jesus this kind of on our map and still cobol and it. You know these guys are not doing what was expected a -- -- Kristi a lot to. Maybe it rule fiery society not a group he was. Not that guesstimate but can choose to play against. That well. A record of big cartridges that there aren't bench they. They they've really from the beginning never really bought in court loosened and you know this -- I'm looking at the beginning in. In -- it even a little bit for awhile but it I just don't think he has it takes it to keep them in. Any type of people up there. -- -- -- -- -- Go behind -- bench and finish here coaching any issues to do it and I think it's targeting a major turmoil amongst. Ownership and general manager. You know he's not. Trying to you know willing to do that sin I think you may see it in the years -- coach and general manager maybe moved out of there. Gonchar to three year contract big offseason signing that people works I don't. He's minus 1720 points through 49 games Ottawa the second lowest scoring team tonight no Spezza. Or route to. Bald like your favorite in our route to a theater. But I'm still it's a place for the sabres have lost a lot of games even though this year they're -- -- no. Against Ottawa so -- it sounds like you know we're talking like there's a little bit on the line here good feeling before the break closer in the standings or wounded opponent. It did shapes up for the kind of game you wanna think the sabres will pullout. Well you fix it everything's lined up for a number of weeks we talk that too many times and you know they really haven't. You know came -- the -- popular. I have to make but usually it's misty humid and the coaching staff look at these guys fired up in grade gold because. You sit this one of those teams that you know people sleeper for terminator Serb you know Gordon and not show up early and -- I -- -- -- -- -- Geithner banged up in their goaltending and suspect. A lot of things going against is Cambridge still team that's got some good experience. They can find a way to get a lead they might do maintain that. And sometimes goaltending to be like so. And that's Upton I think the more or they didn't get too early and then give them. That's the goal then you know the batter up so people they don't to a good start I still think it's gonna be trouble or. You know the -- and Amy Elliott don't into this year now they've they've they beat him the last time up there -- the opener that he wouldn't platelet where I think right. But Ellie what the nothing and issued yet -- before this year elected ever lost them. Missile -- mean. That's it's appoint Walton the only game they've ever beaten them in he had a shot. Right right so -- in the shoot out all right rob any questions for us. Sort of thank you so much and not good. Source. Thank you so much. Not. Of course not really I have I have -- guys but here's the problem. I'm not contagious the doctor said want to take that first I'd drop your not contagious anymore. So I remind you to do -- Only big used to go to I'm not me personally because they get from cows. -- -- -- -- -- -- I think at this a sinus infection for about a month it's lingered on for that long and that might even be the cause of it on the doctors say. So but I've taken -- halted by the sick. You mean it's -- and we he's been coming to rob you been with me a couple of times when he was out sick in the yeah it's been it's been a tough. I saw a picture they have questioned. Any total -- is any this kind of looked at me does not early not -- -- -- right it would be somewhat volatile. Well it's you know robs you should bring some or did she checked some work done you know. Holistic dot. It's worth it and you've been through this right it's the new Dick kids his son is going to daycare and lights that -- in school it's just you know. This is a criticism it's just that it's -- effect last appearance last year the winner I kept thinking about how I wasn't sick at all and it's unusual for me to go through the whole winter and never got sick. And I just -- but part of the problem is I run around. Brody is a half to. You know it's it'll just take -- like a week off for something who's in the week off for a sinus infection can't do that. So. -- Bumble and my way through today show thank you rob nice nice talk you. And older the -- couple weeks right aren't that's right ten days nine days after the break.