Sabres play the doubles tonight by the way 7 o'clock game and we'll have an AW GR pregame coverage begins at six. Let me set the ground rules here Mike is here for the hour and any questions on the sabres -- the National Hockey League that you like to bring in. It's 8030515. 888 550 to 550 for your calls you can email your questions Howard at WGR 550 dot com if you want to text your questions in to Mike. You can text 55550. And the text questions for Roby are powered by AT&T. Rethink possible. Went away Abdul engineering engineers to again I had violence this miser and islanders during the -- and radio. Was it over the news that habit now a carry all that equipped Miller level it would this slip and next year -- game. Maybe fifty field from ushered up wide enough. And -- -- equipment around on the bus carry it upstairs. Packed up after you know plug everything had to do pre games you know doing between periods do the post game show. And it was analyst for -- -- a great education. You know exit would you go everywhere broadcasting school. I that you I -- -- the -- it was brutal. And -- and the best -- as you go into a place like in New York Madison Square Garden it. -- going in the air with all this equipment and plugging that him without using their union guy. All all hell would break this carries on there when nightly news but the economy is -- The biggest human being in the in the face of the earth as it used to run the camera accidentally. Upstairs. In the press box you can make for an Iceland's. He will be -- 300 volunteers with his big cowboy right and he just wanted to -- -- -- -- anyone -- -- looked -- him. And US. You would put the stop and all that you plug everything in the tank Abbott also at an and he would demand he went over. And I wasn't anything about this and I didn't. He raced down and he put his hands on the wires down there. And usage you can hire engineers or you'll be on the -- with your call ice like that public lean on a guy. I didn't know what to do. I mean I I didn't know they wanted to spring for the I think it was 75 -- 125 dollars they had to the right -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- not it was -- -- Not an animated -- the guys said you REIT worked -- and don't brought all that it was on a -- is that it was that they showed up every game you have to worry about it I'm really impressed I didn't I didn't realize that that kind -- that you could set up a broadcast -- it was really darling -- he could just use. One films all these different things and nothing would work you have all the stuff going on before you had a dual port. A pregame show you -- a try to finding gas and I it was great your plug in this stuff and your politics does not work and I'd be yelling back to John's tomorrow if it were not opt out overnight in and we you know always end up. You know getting on the air but it would always be like three seconds. Before you had to go one in the press and then. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Are you ready to be good I had a nice little Christmas I love. Said you know Mike I said this. Tuesday I forget the best one of the best things about vacation last week was not gonna watch the sabres. This team has been really depressing at times was I didn't inconsistent I didn't see the -- I saw five minutes out of a game maybe ten minutes of the Toronto game but. It's been so there have been mornings where you're just you do not wanna talk about this hockey team losing -- this thing or that injury that. And then the idea of just being away from hockey for a week. Was very it was refreshing and that that's another reason why I was so happy after the Washington game Monday night and I think. And this is racks -- wanna start the show was a really great game Monday night. It doesn't mean anything if they don't play like that for another week or two at least. But there have been so few nights like that. I came in off that game feeling so good because those -- haven't happened very often sadly with this hockey team. No and I think which you're. And that not consistently enough anyway -- well that the consistency is not following up. That's what real account mystics in your camera and I've Providence would -- and so emotional upset this game and I don't I mean you if you look at this team before the season starts. -- -- A compliment of four full lines. Seven defenseman. And that's pretty damn good hockey club but there and that's of beautifully balanced team. And they're gonna do well in the way they finished up last year and I think probably you know you get your hopes up so high and everything all these in these beautiful things that hopman in the players employees and everything was so good and there's such a change. And everything around that building in the and then the new dressing rooms and everything was on and on and optic. And then it's so disappointing when it you know you're not up there all the time in -- and down a couple of notches. But you kind of find out just how difficult it is to be winners in the NHL there's lot of teams that there. -- -- different cities by the waves that have the same idea in mind. And there can only board we want him personally that wins the of the -- prize which is a sale a couple of it's the follow up hard in this that tree get high -- low yet Heidi low. And after awhile where's the news which you really wanna see after that effort against Washington. Is the way to play a team like New Jersey with a cable. -- Amber are also -- and they have beaten a lot of good teams this year by the way New Jersey -- And don't don't sell them short there's -- different hockey club to watch earlier in the season. But the cable showing up playing hard and really competing. And if they -- -- go down battling I mean everyone's going to lose you can't win every game. It's how you lose those games and how hard now dedicated to work to a least try to win. And that has to be there and if that's there I can malevolent. I'm not comfortable with that but I can live with yeah. If you're one tried their best I mean that your best is your best and that's all you can do you can't fool anybody I mean -- it's. You're watching on TV you couldn't make up stories you can you know -- things I mean but it is what it is you're watching the game either. You know Jiri -- being beat to loose parts are you being worked on these one on one situations. Where you're not driving to the net. Or utility you're not supporting one another with some parts support you -- hitting when you can hit instead of making big -- turns in front of people and not making contact. And by the way a lot of what you just you know a lot of what you just mentioned you can't write off as well other injured. Lot of those -- -- -- has not had a two run and excitement that's right that's what's frustrating about this -- the injuries have been a factor. But the injuries should not be an excuse for. Bad passes. Not finishing checks lack of effort. A slow start at home. It'll all the different things that this team has dealt with and that's one of the many things that's frustrating to -- another thought they'd like to talk about Mike and -- the Bolton. When you have a team that's dealt with a lot injuries when you have a team that's had some inconsistent play some spotty play you really you can you can still get by if you're goaltenders are playing at the top of their game. And I said you before we started the show I thought about this last week in the few minutes I was watching those games. When was the last time. Like the goalies either Miller and -- It's all -- game -- The other team of the night when the sabres at I don't Miller had a night in Montreal. They had no right being in that game in the first period. That was the first visit to Montreal not the one after the -- whatever anyway Montreal. And rob I think have to -- against Columbus it was a -- it's Columbus where the jackets game here they -- but he. Like I could probably name on one hand. Both goal is combined nights where a team stunk. What they just flat out -- on the opposition and -- their teammates out they're not do. While something else we've we use -- notice. Before where games like that in the aren't happening like this season especially outside where this really comes in handy is right now when -- majority and it. You kind of dig down the goaltender just kind of -- the other team in your wacko. You know you don't look at anyone uses mark straight at keeper right now on a bus and get out -- out his exit yet right you're of the day zoom -- are important now when you're rarely does that absolutely no lists and and that's going to be important any time -- -- -- that all starts there. -- -- goaltending hasn't superior. It's very difficult to be a champion if it's good to. ZEE you get the play announcer you don't get -- play us and if you're poor utility you don't even come close. You have to be that's a superior position that's number one position to take care of and then after that I mean you've got to go down the senator you've got to go to those two or three. Big lug nut straight down the middle of the guys that have the park the most up forward that. Go to the last go to the right it was plays. They have the puck most of the time they're controlling the play. The temple the game and that has to be really superior also sought. There haven't I mean but the question is the question is right now and you brought it up on the top of the show is -- -- go after that great effort against Washington. While the the showed few signs and Ronald for the Washington game. I was a little ups. After the game and I'll tell you why. Its gains about winning. I mean. Is it that desperate that we come that we hang their hats on the go either put a pretty good dead debris. There's some good a few good things that happen in that Toronto game. We yeah and now Canada but who won the game -- -- -- right I mean it does its long and nobody -- nobody remembers how they played from -- let's go. What they do remembers who won the game you've got to win the game I'm not hanging my head on. She can you know a -- guys really showed up they played heard this guy picked his game up and the defense had a few guys and that's not good enough that's what's happened every now eight champions do that every night. And the goal here with this team is not to make the playoffs is to win a Stanley Cup. That's the goal. You don't want your mindset is that you put yourself in a position where you're struggling where we have to make the playoffs this is going to be embarrassed after -- the ideas to make the playoffs. But the big the big numbers to win the Stanley Cup. That's the story at the end of the day. Never be satisfied with make in the playoffs is enough teams I mean. A decent hockey club will make the playoffs you know to be great to make a play -- to set to be decent but the problem is you can't be decent win a Stanley Cup. Yet to be great yet to be superior to be better than the other team and a consistent basis. These guys all have four legs two legs and two arms and they're capable and you're talking about well there some injuries. Well you know what those guys don't worry about the young guys still show up and play hard it's better because our life is at stake right now their whole career this -- -- moment. Moment of a lifetime says her little kids so they ever learn how to skate it was all about playing in the NHL some day. They'll show up and play hard -- two or three years and now you can sit back and say you know ways -- -- as a guard them. But for now don't worry about the young guys you'll get a full effort from them. But the secondary and even the first the first set of players. Those passes have to be on the market that can't be bad passes they have to have controlled the park they have to step up and take control marquee game. They're the players that you sit back and depend upon and your goaltending along with that. Other guys you can point out you know you talk about the other guys and I I can start with -- Miller. Excuse -- Miller's numbers. Goals against a three point 05. A goals against over three. Is unheard yeah the national -- honestly he's and his sabres -- at 904 that's got to be at least 92925. Have to change he's got to dig themselves out of us tomorrow to start right there and I like the way you -- against Washington he seemed. Comfortable he didn't when we talk about Miller he's not. At a position flop around -- highlight reel saves because he's squaring up he's in the right spot is anticipating well. He wasn't given up rebounds he was handling the -- -- just looked really smooth against Washington to start with him like. And then when the injury start hitting and you know yours you're looking around going where the ball's coming from and his team is scoring two goals a game. We're growing Stafford that X -- is part -- of those doing its part where Roy where Stafford is constant chipping in with the odd -- mean there were. You know boys was out past was out -- it was out Kirby was out and it's was out. So it's got to beat guys like Roy Stafford -- that have to be chipping. And Stafford and shipping cost that -- it can expect much. You know but if there's one thing is ski -- American members were just talking about this don't always -- I remember last year but this time before Christmas we've talked about this this. This team looks soul. You're an impossible situation there's no way you can make the playoffs they had to be but the best in the NHL the second half to make it. And they -- and I doubted them. And in the back where mine -- members I'll never doubt. This group -- I didn't feel bad because 99 out of 100 people doubted the malts. And they're probably right to put themselves eligible position on early but I thought I don't know wise these and they did I just cents yeah. I still think I mean take a look at this whole hockey club as a -- I know there better team. I I'm not saying there's Stanley Cup team and I currency are -- there better and I know when they get a full compliment of players. And they find themselves once again and they move forward. As a full team. They will be a better team and they will be difficult to beat. Everything will prove all around at least that's what I think that that's what history tells me and that's what I think about this team but in the meantime. That doesn't mean a setback in your heels looked the other way and ignore everything. I mean you know that the great games are far and few between and they came -- what the other night now here we are sitting and talking about well they follow it up. And I can't say yes to that part because I don't know. There's been too much inconsistency. In you can blame it on the players the veteran players. Or you can blame it on the injuries anything alike are really don't care what I do care about is at the end of the night who won the game. That's what I care. Let me ask you before we hit the -- when it suits we were talking about -- it -- you don't win this gaming and tell you what this becomes the worst job in the history of jobs it is. An awful job being a professional athlete it's the greatest job in the world if you're winning. The money the securities pouring in the adulation everything is wonderful. You go the other direction for three or four games and all hell break lose everything comes tumbling down. Give me a thought and Derek Roy we got this tax to know Mike and bulldogs have talked about this before. Texts. Does might think Derek Roy is a disruption on this team example how much better they played last season when Roy went out with the injury. Listen we could say that about a lot of players Miller went -- Distraught I mean I don't think he's remembered disruptions. I think they're there to really help the car so I I don't like I might inside address and say he's a disruption -- don't. I don't know I would say no. I haven't heard otherwise that this guy's a problem in the dressing room and -- at that's what he's talking about. I would say emphatically -- where that word would get -- real quick you find a way to get -- address -- And that it that's not a mystery whatsoever. And so I don't see a problem what I what I do know is that Derek Roy is the cable 65 to 75 points cinnamon. And that's what I expect out of him and I expect the step up and lead this team and and step his game. A lot warm word is and always capable of doing that. He's shown it in the past and I also know there's only a handful of cinnamon around the NHL -- -- up that 75 points for you. And when you do you better think long and hard before you get discouraged -- that is remembered when it's all said and done he's capable of doing and he has done in the past. And lot of players held a lot better and him have looked really bad for a certain important career and then they come roaring back halfway through the season -- the next season. Well we'll talk more I don't talk about one little bit above my surprise player of the year was a great example. Do you have his surprise player of the year wanna talked about the concussion issue I think you're gonna hear a lot about it again today with -- news coming down the three more guys are out with concussion including Shea Weber. Of the Nashville Predators. 8030550. To join us your sabres questions comments for Mike NHL issues whatever you'd like talk about hockey -- it'll nine phone lines are open 88550. To 550 for the culprit number. Text 55550. You can email your question for Mike to Howard WGR 550 dot com Joseph this guy the update its -- radio on WGR. Played played the hockey that we that we know in the locker that we can play -- That's a good foundation platform for us to build up of moving forward here. That Ellis coming up the pretty bad -- goal against the Washington Capitals sabres getting ready for the devils tonight 7 o'clock game in Jersey. We'll have a WG our coverage begins at six the pregame show -- radio on the -- Mike here till nine brought to you by your question your -- she dealers GMC we are professional grade. Not so subtle reminder that since the sabres are playing tonight in this very time slot tomorrow morning. And of run time 5050 shot me. We will be saying good morning to you 24 hours from right now. And a microbiologist bubbling analyze this it was doubles and via custom 31 or query go on the air for the copy up a little breakfast. 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Mandatory -- United States -- that is very important mandatory vacations like you should not go more than like three months that week off. It's -- European view. That -- do it out of you should shore thing I mean for the for this the sanity of the workforce. You could be more productive you're more fresh. No or you should get a big of a week off every corner basically. Like I guarantee you right now you won't. Even as well like I've got to really get agent and a sell new world I I I did we go up every other. You're in the wrong city. Up. I actually I wanted to bring up the concussion issue by. Because it's been out of a one of their you know you're looking at all like the year in review stories around the world these days. And if you ever find out. The top hockey stories of the year one of them will be. The concussions cross really it'd be the face of that sugar but all these concussions and what the league's trying to do. And now there's talk lately about. The games too fast we've got it maybe to Britain maybe put the Red Line back in for purposes of the two line pass maybe got a slow the game down because guys -- there's too many collisions. Three more times you wake up this morning get on the Internet you'll find more concussions story Shea Weber is out for national. Simone Gagne who had a concussion history is out for the game players and John-Michael wilds is out with what they're calling concussion like symptoms. That apparently on a hit from Boston last Thursday. And I think again we're gonna get back -- discussion I'd love to get your thoughts in this because I've been reading a lot about lately. Get a piece on it for inside the numbers. What else can you do I know it's they're they're trying out softer equipment there -- a handful of players that are -- softer shoulder pads are trying to come up with something they can do there. I don't know what she could do Mike I don't want I don't want to game slowed down. I don't wanna go back to -- two line passes in clutch and grab and all that stuff because the game was boring. So what can do to keep the speed of the game to keep the hitting in the game. But to bring down the concussions because there's so -- Kirby included now granted his was a dirty plight. But there are so many guys that are out because a concussion. Well clearly in my mind anyways I think the one -- they're going to taken you so -- it was equipment. I mean I'd have to think that nowadays. Technically. They should be able Muppet some type of equipment that will protect you and almost. Have -- -- flight affect. On the outside but still have the protection on the -- that shoulder hit the other player. It's you're not going to impact -- you you know like I mean closing speed Utah has sixty miles an hour players skate thirty miles an hour at the and open -- had to -- is just. Awful then you know and I think that's the route they're going to take I mean there's a couple other -- things we should be taken probably candy can't go that direction because the you're getting into it I think the financial aspect of the game I mean you're talking I'm thinking more like. The congestion in the game. The amount of room but so in the -- of players are bigger than skating pastors too easy to go off tonight -- -- Michael and foreign for taking a body off well -- lesson was the last time new US they -- four and four. Not I don't remember the nice I don't remember is that you can't you can't you know why. Take yourself there's a while there's too much -- and there's so much room when you play yourself out of position. You know -- -- pull yourself -- -- position now but the congestion is a major problem. That's want to. The amount of games in the stress that's on the players the amount of games they're playing you don't have time to. Think what you're name is I mean your on the plane you're going to the next place you're going the next place and then the next place different bids different food. Different that you're you're sleeping -- appear. Everything. It is backwards to normal living. And the amount of games they're playing is very very is extremely stressful. Now the reason there's more games is yet their gains the F they're more games so her body has the money to make this will turn. I mean dealerships allowed to make money that's the idea and I hope everyone makes a ton of money because they deserve it they're putting. You know of their skin on the line here -- -- can -- bottom line now to do that you're gonna have you want more games in the player's gonna want more money. So we have -- the players because your name's Mike to the owners losing record and well I -- had an -- I said I've got some ideas but it never happened and congestion while you make a bigger ice surface so you've taken at the first two rows of the prime seats in your building. That's not what they're losing ticket -- right here you know -- arrest these these are all pie in the sky idea. What about the whole idea of bringing you know getting the Red Line back in as far as off sides is concerned. It opened up the game yeah classes but it opened but it does mean more speed and maybe bigger -- I suggest then before that make it change when they think about this stuff a little hard I think -- -- the league is saying right well I don't boxes are thinking about. What what will happen if we take the Red Line and have we thought about the guys are getting bigger faster -- heralded now. G every mr. closing and we get going -- this isn't good money after bad -- that the idea. Of -- -- -- Cecil. Operation apathetic about these things and it died on you know later you come Lotto waited -- this way. Think about it now you put the Red Line back in this thing about what's the downside of knowledge what was the upside right and I'm telling you rate now what would needs to be done it's not going to be down because. It just the it doesn't makes sent to camp -- -- I think there's a sample it it's a fair point and it -- to scare you possibly can of the. Players when they went through all of these changes coming out lockout a notion GMs that the times said almost like to be careful what you wish were like what you're saying. Let's not. Russian runner settlement and engineered to only bring us are probably much you know I don't know I'm assuming they did at the time when they talked about the idea of take the Red Line out and opening up you know essentially letting you do the stretch passes. The upside is. You're gonna open up the ice you're gonna -- and you're gonna speed the game up I don't know how much time that they think he -- emitted more speed. Bigger guys bigger collisions. Ten years down the road -- general might mean more concussions maybe they didn't think about the downside. The drop -- At the time. Was probably a great idea we want you know let's not let the goalies play the puck so much let's not we want we want more action in the offensive zone but maybe it. Didn't think by not -- the goal legal over there. That means the defenseman has to go back there and that defense that is now getting crushed into the boards and that defenseman suffering -- head injury because the goalie can't play. I don't buy that one because. And he. There's only people talking about that I -- -- you played defense units ago. You soon realize that that was going to be a problem and you have four educate -- don't have -- -- free -- to -- remember they say well the goaltenders program in the park and -- become defense and tell me the go beyond five goaltenders in the -- -- -- -- upon us and make playing outdoors shining example you get the kid in the in Phoenix he's exceptionally good Smith. There's a couple others but that's it it's not like the whole have a deluge of goaltenders that are going to becomes you -- -- extra defenseman that there has not going to happen. But it sure makes it held a big difference when your play in the game. I'll guarantee you have to go back for the park that's a frightening situation. For any defense and you've got this guy. Breathing down your neck he's got here governor of his -- he's got -- in the balls his feet. Andy has one idea and that's a drive your hand -- through the glass and he gets that chance. And you can't. Now the players are pulling -- or that letting the guy went first. Understand this all -- these things are running at lawyers are trying to compensate it and that's the -- help soft. I don't they have helmets coming out of the kudzu. They've got -- guards they've got they look like gladiators in the -- crises it is equipment. It's nervous. And they still picked up concussions. I. The game is I remembered. There's a lot more hitting I think years ago in the game there is now especially over pricing real good has not this little while. A little push along the boards -- it's not everyone did that he's taken a guy on our along the boards. But there's the open ice -- were much more prevalent. And I don't know -- I've -- going to my head checked because that there might be -- II nor I had two or three concussions. -- -- -- a couple times overnight. A good things like what an -- I couldn't straighten my eyes at their Christ. And I -- but. May be -- may be a lot of guys -- or bring them we know what you're listening long enough fuel lawyer bring them. I think that the NHL the answer might be quite simply the NHL's -- -- anything because they might just say well that the number of concussions aren't up. You have to be -- -- -- you say they are well or did you there are probably as many concussions. As there are now. But they didn't. A quiet room and and all these things in the testing and you know watch Claude -- 1247 of the doctors they're given them a quiz in the training room. They did the concussions might not be up. But now they're more aware of it in guys there's a there are steps in place to test guys to make sure that go back on America thank god I doubt it but I'm really happy that it might not but. Make rule changes that much to say look is because we're more that it's being reported while we play. Reported concussions or you could -- you kidding you might going to hold back or. They know the biggest distracts in the play the -- hedges so hard -- that your own teammates became the biggest distraction. God help if -- missed a game very well you know a tough and a few faking at him. On and everyone became a neurosurgeon you know I was amazed that there are a lot of laws amazing how many doctors that are in the National Hockey League years ago. And that's something they have to be very very careful what I mean just take this other enhancement -- to worry about it just let the medical profession take care. Because you've got -- there's a lot of legalities involved. Tell you -- Something happens you don't take the proper care hopefully got the PA is gonna step in all hell's gonna break loose their there's going to be -- -- I am. It's you've got to be squeaky clean. And you can't quote public and start you know giving opinions. Or or giving a Tom. Kind of a jaundiced. Remark. About well you know after all you notice Christmas it's obviously gained important cuts and you know an audio for Christmas type of thing. And that's and then inside the dress and the players -- to be careful. Not to start stepping on one another. Because this decision because it's -- that that's part and parcel the whole situation you're gonna have a group of people. They gonna be looking the other way and saying you know this is an -- one of these guys. They they don't have to play him guaranty contracts. As the one that's nice to have that opinion but you better make sure before you make that opinion. You better make sure that's pretty aggressive that's a pretty aggressive but especially don't know what -- you talk to promote. Pot medically to make a decision on a player whether he has a concussion or not. And to start having that idea and you know getting out of public so they have to be careful with that also so it'll just cannibalize one. What we get back Mike it's hero we radio 8030550. Joint is we get back Mike's surprise player of the year in the national hockey league of the season. Joseph has the update more broken radio we return on WGR. There's a little bit health fair game. Helped us and help. Now its fifth just try to put little run against affinity player like we did last year went out the road and put a lot of road games and no way to winning lots of field but they're tough they're Smart are enrolled here for -- hockey and really only way. 52. Good throw me radio here on the would you turn your Mike -- Why do you prefer. Cover over a closet turned this on her talk show let's say it all over again ten minutes explaining how in the old days you would sell equipment -- -- darling and not turn your microphone that equipment for. Well I iPod is mostly done automatically yeah I did too sometimes I don't interment on extravagant indicates -- radio brought to buy your -- your GMC dealers GMC. We are professional grade sabres and devils tonight 7 o'clock game. Here on WG are beginning at six with a pregame show -- we -- -- tomorrow morning at 830 coming up at nine. We Begin our top stories of the year in review all of -- great we have a top ten national and a top ten local. And we -- Begin -- count on to them show terrific -- looking forward to it's going analyst and I put out on Twitter thing and we actually had to pare down the local list we have a lot of entries and local assistant down the type and number one is. I think everybody knows what number one top local sports there's going to be one. But the new ownership. It's not Apple's -- the way the rest of the field the -- -- I think number one last year with Trent Edwards leaving town or something like that. Who yeah I think I think that was number one last year was it an excel. Really. Those big that it was -- it was big and it was economy it was a joyous occasion for many -- okay this year's new ownership and also. The way to finish up the way to team finished that was. You couldn't. Get a hundred to Warren in Vegas on that while there are not limited to review the goal. They don't like 20/20 six to twelve -- at 3426. And twelve silly and three something. It was humbly and they had talked about injuries. They had guys down in the series -- and out. Miller was all of a sudden camera jumps up costs that turned into an animal out there. McCormick where he ripped a -- recently stepped up the other little kids there and look at -- yeah. And it's. The -- booked Gibbs look I I I -- probably fill -- your pocket they believe -- not listening but I had I went audio icon in there I got into practice -- it over north towns and Jonathan's. School team that practice and he plays like it's him you know. He had he had Vietnam because it is your own and if you do get a new kind of a juror that's why said that your carry on -- on the top of that what do you. Tiger before that he and many turns around -- usual jab you know on the now you're really bad but I can't I can't tell him every time I -- Let you go watch practice yesterday's out there and maybe could -- the red Jersey stood out when -- but there's a looks like like like they went to. One of those all teams the varsity teams in the north that's -- -- -- okay let's -- the sabres. Go to on this red Jersey and practice with -- hockey team guys the guys and ample opportunities where he is still solid don't worry about it insides are -- And I is that. He'll he'll get under the scheme goes after -- you know he did trying to. Jet chartered plane has yet auditors so good though -- auditors that they can be so effective when they're like yeah I mean yeah actually. You're sitting on the dance that's -- you're thinking about it. You know he. Can't get him a canned cat jumped yeah he's too quick his lateral movement are good he'll make me look bad if -- lunge at him guide. You know and then. On the way it's you know you fall down -- stepped in your hand wait I -- it. Although I mean it's I mean he does not. It's not that he doesn't shy from content that you don't wanna make her run Tony to think about site is still conduct which is great. Armed Palin remaining moments you're right you said you wanted to mention we're -- -- player of the I do and I and I think Arab. You know we've wants it to him. -- really step up this year and improved tremendously with Florida. And I -- don't work and just. Very nicely dovetail into this player because we're talking about Ryan Miller. And what he's meant to the organization and -- got to dig himself out bring himself back. To where he can be and should be. He's aware of that. As well like it's you know not on his mind folks believe me let's do it in this guy wants to be a champion and he wants to be the best and and tell that leaves his mind he's always gonna be fighting to be -- three set points off. It will be from a lack of trying medical guarantee of but the guy that. Also has really support of Florida's been Taylor. Jose territory where it was is what what you tend to forget a bottom but it's just amazing his game this year has improved so much. Not not -- you know our all star capabilities but. The consistency of his game has been so good and he's won some games of that team -- kind of far and he brought himself back I think to a number one goaltender so. That's all I wanna mention was you know since you're talking about Ryan I just so what a perfect. Segway it would be in agitated or and I am I think Gary he's made all the difference the world because. At the beginning of the year there is no doubt in my mind met this guy it was a waste of money can you handle he kind of shut me up and. And on relate to a thirty secondary. Can you call Florida. The surprise team I I I think most people would say yes they -- lead in the Southeast Division. Players they brought in I mean it really blew -- that -- -- -- -- and regulatory have a big firstly employers. Fleischman. The -- league is not right you wouldn't take him well now we get Versteeg in what did you Rocco really didn't do anything it's kinda we did right. You know -- -- he's been around for a long time but -- dogs -- together. Campbell was the he's surprised he's together really makes an -- fired 3032 minutes a game. And you'll speed the game up when you gains -- points and he's not bad defensively. -- controls the tempo the game he's the key guy and then that way since even stepped his game up even higher they had a couple of young kids come along. That's the threats from she's an IKEA has what 8910. Ten goals they picked up -- they brought him up through the organization for years he has -- at the use of Rochester. And now he's a regular on that team on defense it's a somebody noticed them and gave an opportunity step up and blow the doors up Pep -- So there there's there's a lot of good stories this year and that's just one of them. -- will we'll talk tomorrow morning 830 yes sir always good talking hockey here and probably there -- waiting. Well we get back we Begin our countdown top ten Nash top ten local sports stories of the year on the way and WG.