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The sabres last game before the trade deadline on Monday they are in New York to take down the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Puck drops just after seven. Pregame show in all the action of course right here and heavy GR all begins at 6 PM. Now be listened earlier in the program. We had Charley casserly on NFL insider analysts from CBS sports NFL today. And also from the NFL network he set a lot about the Buffalo Bills some thought he had about Stevie Johnson. -- right it's Patrick deal. CJ Spiller in the -- future buffalo how the -- approach free agency he does believe that Mario Williams the man he drafted by the way over Reggie Bush. Back in what 2006. And something about that was the wrong move that turned out to be the right one he said part of the reason was he didn't wanna commit -- money. To a guy like Reggie Bush we thought was not an every down back interest in clean -- he said his appeal CJ Spiller is an every down back either. I have a disagree with that in this offense he has. When you spread sideline to sideline. And you don't have to run between the tackles necessarily like a team like -- Cisco does her team like Baltimore does more often. And you can be an every down back in this type of op -- I think CJ is one of those guys. He can handle the ball more often those kinds of situations in more often than some of those guys would be able to be was in a different office. But he also said that Mario Williams is going to command a lot of money of course we know that in that read between the lines and actually say this but. The bills he'll probably be out of the bill's price range but the bills do need -- pass rusher obviously. He missed an that'd be that the audio while the WGR YPD dot com check it out right there and also. You can find everything at the delete your website including Joba scallions and hopefully join us here just a little while I was at the top line. In covering the Buffalo Bills and a lot of player and -- today in workouts and things like that. Also talking sabres trade deadline is Monday. Is a little over 48 hours away from now we have wall to wall coverage on Monday. All live and local all day here on WG are beginning of course with Howard Simon show in the morning. And you gotta keep it tuned right here because we'll have all the trades that happened and what an analysis of that. Anything happens today. We'll also have analysis of the jury we just had to trade a little while ago the met Keller told you about so I'll bring Matt and again Matt -- recap what the trade was between the New York Rangers. And the Florida Panthers here this this morning and this afternoon. The reports that are coming out is that now -- -- technical -- will go to -- Panthers. For -- when he thirteen third round pick in the minor league players cell I guess that tells us a couple of things first of all that the Florida Panthers are gonna be buying. And second of all that the buyer's market. As we all along is getting smaller and smaller and smaller that's the way it looks to me you know Florida. Now they -- Winger they might have been a team that would of looked at one of the sabres forward sure. To take for their playoff run but you know it's kind of one of those things where you gotta make a move at some point or just don't make -- at all. And I -- we've been saying all morning there's been some interest roundly -- gosh that. I did get attacks that says well you guys act like. You know they gonna do a lot for gosh that developers won't even -- what they can get for Boston that I'll say this it is a seller's market so he made that something more than you think out there. Considering what you think is valueless. But sure they can get. They can try and push refer sharper fall got that thing of the great. The guys in the creation at the end of the year some people may think his. His value falls -- -- after that -- around a second rounder -- get a eight prospect in return but I do think that to me that's the most likely player. To be moved from this point so. If all gosh that was to go let's say they don't replace him with an NHL regular -- askew if you cover the Merck's. Who is the next four and I we talk robbery McNabb earlier the next offensive line. Who's the next forward or the next couple boards in line to come up -- to replace any players in the current roster. Well my guess would be let's say just for example. If Paul -- that goes but Brad -- they just can't find a buyer for. While you're you're not gonna just take boys out of line up. So my guess would be -- -- widgets stayed and that that would be my guess is that you would just swap that now of course. -- trop as a senator sell but -- really isn't another Saturn Rochester who you could bring up right away either -- culture her. And he's pretty much yet at the moment so. That would be my guess is that boys would probably end up playing senator on the line that you would just keep drop up to stay you know with size. In physical play. We're most of the tax at sell sports and the tweets. I'm sorry the tax by 5550. In the tweet itself sports. I'm my question fill the blank blank will be playing their last game. In sabres uniform tonight will play the last game most of them most of your responses. Are Derek Roy I would say the majority of people if you're going to put a name they put Derek Roy. And I don't know that's more wishful thinking or actually thinking that. This is going to happen there's been rumors before about Derek Roy being moved in yes I do believe the Derek Roy is a candidate of course right now the waste your team is presently constructed in the situation there and that he is one of the higher candidates and be -- I would take all gosh that. Brad -- Derek Roy. -- -- Jordan the apple -- to be -- five that I would say probably. Of all the guys in the roster would be the most likely Nat necessarily order somewhere you mix of any gloss it's probably number one Roy is probably number two on that list may be -- -- But -- -- about getting those the five that I would think are probably the most likely does mitigate rid of the ball. Do you have Water -- that the you'd think by the end of a Monday they are no longer in bloom mobile. Yeah I've -- Paul Gause had seemed like the obvious to me it is. He unrestricted free agent I know he's good on the face offs and I know that he's played well over the last three weeks. On the whole do we really think he's had a great season my thought is he's played well the last three weeks Dominic Moore pulled in a second round pick. I like it deal if the team is going to give up a second Olympic especially a team that's going to be a mid second round. For all of us that I like the deal I like to do it and if you really love them that much. While you can bring him back -- free agent is no rule against it if you who let a player if you land a player to another team for a playoff run and then it becomes a free agent. You could sign him there's nothing gets that I mean unless he really feels jilted. And I agree with some -- to actually get one from someone 6715 exchange it says why would boys have a buyer he's making four -- and as three Eagles who want to that offers all that. Just couldn't get rid of someone doesn't mean year. Getting anything in return necessarily could wind up getting a low tech or really a minor type -- prospect is trying to. Get a -- he has to make another move any type about. Three way swap which we are sure -- been known to do he doesn't actually get at least three way trade we get something and he gets rid of it maybe an hour later. But I agree with the -- says that. There's really not much of a market form up there but again let's go back to. It's a seller's market thirteen for now who believe. They're one player one piece one tweak away from either making the playoffs are getting that seed they're trying to secure just with the sabres. Thought last year when they brought Brad -- Why -- I figured boys it's been a little bit of a domino effect is that. He didn't play well so we didn't get power play time so he didn't score so he's still been a power play time. He's pretty much only useful with his -- it's that are remaining on the power play. He I still believe that he can score if he's been given partly time there might be other teams in the league who have. Not so good power plays who think you know maybe we can return him as a specialty player to being sort of what he was. Right after the lockout is scoring a ton of power play points. I'm not saying by any means that the sabres should go ahead put on the power -- now I'm just saying is it is GM might say. You know what. For a fifth round pick her sixth round pick when he thirteen. Why -- -- but he used to be really good on the power play let's try and I think if you're Darcy were hearing you say. It's clear that off our books let's get a shirt from -- you never know. In a team may want just that one thing that they think they're missing that little piece okay outs what are revisited treated it happened a couple days tell you I went back and forth that's what are we disagree a little bit. You'll likely -- did to get Jeff Carter I don't like click. -- did it Jeff Carter I thought Columbus made out of that deal. Jack Johnson goes from LA to Columbus along with a conditional I believe first round pick. I think that's a good deal for a guy that. Has been moved out twice with a big contract and seems to be some rumblings about him not being a very good player and a teammate I should say so. A team that's rebuilding in Columbus I like the move for Columbus to -- Jack Johnson for for Jeff Carter in the traffic. Yeah I like the move much more for a Los Angeles and the reason I like it was because. Everybody brings up the contract and it's very true that it's it's a long contract but the cap it. Is really manageable it's like five point 75 and it's. That's not bad for a guy who a couple of years ago scored 46 goals in the last two years he's had over thirty and this year in only 39 games. He has fifteen goals in you know where that would rank in only 39 games that would rank. Third on the sabres right now in easily played 39 games I know that there's been the issues. Although I also think we might have a little bit of Boston Red Sox -- girl when they wanted to get rid of them. Everybody started leaking stories sure everybody started yapping and and then it it makes it. Look like it maybe is worse than it is I don't know that that's you know for sure. I just know that sometimes that's how that works and they deal player that wasn't working out. All the sudden all the stories come out that the bottom like to me is you got a guy. Who in this NHL the current score situation. Scored 46 goals and you gave up. What's going to be a mid first round pick and way way over rated defense. I'm -- Jack Johnson for a quick. I agree with you up I am actually a bigger guy plus minus the many people are actually do enjoy this that I like this I think it says a lot about a player but. He is averaging. The second most ice time -- a team that's one of the best defensive teams in the -- And that's why I say. -- also noticed that the -- going from strength to get weakness which is what every GM should you. They gave away from a good defensive corps to get scoring they're horrible they're historically low scoring the LA kings and they are averaging. Like to almost flatly two goals a game which is absolutely abysmal. They gave up though a quality defensemen and I guess Europe Europe -- -- is that the mine I'm looking at a guy second on the team and ice time. In the team is really good defensively which says a lot to me about what you must be doing for them. Yet it's well my thought is that his role as the -- as to have been more offensive and he's been. Playing those minutes because he's on the first powerfully which is where the points come from and there's no question that Johnson could play. On the power play unit but I think the depth plus minus at very least tells you that. On is on the defensive side he's on the ice five on five -- held a lot more holes -- against that he is scored. And they -- one of the best goaltenders in the league Jonathan Quick is having probably the second or third best year. To Hendrick Lundqvist -- anybody. And Johnson is still huge minus in the last three years his best plus minus is minus eighteen and I agree that the stat. Is not perfect and Johnson does have some value. And that's a lot of goals to be giving up with such a good. Goaltender on your side and Drew Doughty who's their number one guy right he's had lost numbers -- last couple years and he even now and that's probably because there outscored. We had dueling techsters we have dueling taxpayers -- text wars going on right now that are to someone wants the text and Reid bought. The person who said there's no way geyser kidding if you think is a buyer for boys who says well. Regarding that the registry and a third a prospect for a guy with three goals was likely. To -- adds a little bit unfair exact same boys I was trying to starts there between the -- you -- -- at what -- -- -- I think -- -- -- detectors are each other's numbers and now we're not really gonna do that in Texas up. Text us your number six with a spike could -- I think these are text line. I sell pot -- this -- sports socks and a good time today talking sabres deadline talk a little Buffalo Bills football com I'm trying to -- -- the scale it before we get out here can't promise or W trying to do that. Joseph is a very busy -- fluid situation as we told you before. A lot of fluid situations in baseball. That's not the kind of fluid situation different the fluids -- going to be talked about we can back is right brought actually won his appeal first ever do that Matt. Opinions and that he's our resident baseball guy around here. When a -- meant to take him out what your thoughts and Mack collar I assume my own -- -- winning the appeal. Course off your phone calls an additional talk about phone -- open right now 830550. 88552. -- that the -- out of watching sports talks. Care that you tell you the truth or not I mean not just sit there and novelist in the body next August. It is one of those guys because they're talking. That was from Joba scale is one on one with buddy -- yesterday he had a one and one with. She and the beard -- on Thursday she and grown and out now. How arrival in fits a little -- I really fit is like really grown out like maybe chance to be there at some point I can't imagine that -- actually grown out the beard. -- -- -- 8030550. Aided it by fifty to 550 has a touch on this Ryan -- situation. Right Ron. Tested positive for a banned substance -- Major League Baseball the day before the playoffs started I believe is when the test was right around that time was made known after the season. Current reigning NL MVP suspended fifty games. Has an appeal. Yesterday two days ago it was last week for 48 hours becomes. The first player in Major League Baseball history. To have the appeal overturn some people believe the -- only overturn a quote -- -- technicality. -- like. Police procedure in a criminal case. Not because the person actually didn't do to prove their innocence they proved you know that they at least there was doubt enough there was innocence. Some other people say no that's not the case necessarily. Chain of custody and what happened here there's very good reasonably he didn't do. Where do you fall on this whole thing that. Why I think I mean there's very good reason to think that he didn't do. I'm not necessarily one of the people who just says -- -- he get lucky that's not their because I think that the chain of custody is extremely important. And also you you read a lot of different things coming up one thing that I've read is that. Well two things have really kinda tipped me over to that side the one is that if the sample gets left out it can Alter. The the test results so that's that's one. The fact that it. It can't it can't look a little bit different. Then it did before and his levels from what I've read for different people his testosterone to estrogen levels. We're not in -- out of this world. They were too high. But not crazy so it's possible -- say nothing by any means that I know -- But I am saying that it's enough for me and many think was the bronze said. Look -- another sample compare with that one to make sure it's even mine. And MLB said. Well why not what's what's the loss there why wouldn't they do it what's what could. MLB be hurt by testing to make sure that was actually his sample if it was in somebody else's hands that he should have been. For a long period time see it's it's one of those things that when it comes to steroid users. I have to be beyond a reasonable doubt. Like 8 Iran I am beyond a reasonable doubt -- he said I did it. What -- this I'm just not there I'm not beyond a reasonable. Okay what bothers me about this and I wanna believe Ryan brought and I look at Ryan brought and I've seen people on steroids Iran to -- I don't know what you want a caller what they say that the whole testosterone thing. He doesn't look like someone -- -- not think everyone does is I -- you Brady Anderson didn't really look like it either but he really doesn't have the big bad head and you among his biceps. So I wanna believe on -- just seems like good and I've got to believe so I'll take from that angle but at the same time I'll tell you that. What bothered me was the defense he used in the appeal was not the same defense she claims. The event he used to get off was the chain of custody was that they're for you need throw this out. But he never said in the in the appeal -- I didn't do really that's recently came out he's the reason why it was his honest I didn't do this. Finally getting mixed messages well. Did you really not do what are you dissing you -- they couldn't prove it on -- kind of have that go on but he's he's adamant I -- adamant. About it Mike Anderson and Roger Clemens also adamant. I wanna believe the guy. I do support the rule does -- early because I do believe there's something and he said in anything in this country. The the procedure you have to have procedures correct because it would be much worse thing. To convict somebody doing something guilty you have back procedures the distillate and going to -- they did do that if you have to you have to account for that. And I told to make guys my wife's a substance abuse counselor she told me we're talk about this issue she said Al. Chain of custody is so big in our industry like yes when you're handling people's samples like you have to make sure is totally accurately precise and in the right hands absolutely. At so yes and why didn't Major League Baseball now at least. Take a look to make sure it was even -- I'm I'm I'm not saying in you know he wouldn't accuse the you know the guy you -- anything that there was foul play. But I think there's just enough there -- that. Whole chain of command thing to me to say I have enough doubt Obama I am I clip of -- -- yesterday. So there's what you're talking about here's the thing that's the most fascinating could we ever know whether he dinner and I'm not just flat out its interest thing. Conversation mobile reverend -- Rarely gets -- The walk off shot. Like you don't hold the line right here and just how bad opt. And locked around the bases whether it -- it over his head like he was just gloating. Almost yesterday he was still. Vehement about the fact that he didn't do it which is I guess this is a victory not only for players not to me the players that come after us and it was one of those guys -- the teachers won the World Series all losses the way that he why you don't walk off shot in the World Series. And that I think. I think he played it wrong there I think that he went too far over the top with -- like at first I was watching -- as well this guy's really kill it. And I thought about. End. Somebody's protesting a little too much as. Certainly processed by the way throughout the process of audio that very well I never really came out he never really he kept saying all the artists that this will open this -- and you examine its. But he would basically let the process play got a body actually handle that. Very well that part. So now the question becomes in this entire process this dire situation. What does this do -- the testing program Major League Baseball this opens. A box that baseball's not happy about now where everyone's going to have some sort of argument about the chain of custody. And there are players have reported yesterday by buster role and ESPN Muster only said there are players he's talked to. Actually unhappy about this and they said look. We like the testing procedure we want those -- to be caught in this is actually gonna make it maybe maybe easier for some people and not be caught in the future because of this argument. Yeah I don't like that because I think that. If you're gonna give them you better to write you know I -- just would you. Be okay with the police just slamming down your door in the middle and I mean that's almost what they did a year like. Okay maybe you found something in your house but you totally went about it the wrong way and have a warrant. You did -- didn't do with the right way so it doesn't count basically that's what our legal system says that's what this is saying. So I guess I think I want the players to have a chance to appeal and make sure that everything was done on the open up. Right I mean. If it's if it's not there. Then screw the system you might as well not even have one if there's not the checks to make sure that it was done right there's not the appeal of the player can't challenge it. Okay. Personal attacks from are I think -- 100 text today from this particular numbers and once except one by which we appreciate by the way. But I -- clear up things up the year saying here. Says what do you mean about chain of command first of all it's not chain of command. Chain of custody. There's a very big difference in my -- coaching chain of command a may OK but I guess you know cut the chain of command means you go to the next level person when you have an issue you don't go over that person's -- So you go to your boss who goes his boss that you can't chain of custody is who has possession of the the in question item and where does it go effigy of custody. Okay that he says the sample was left at the lab but wasn't put away. It's Saturday -- for two days instead of being stored. -- maybe correctly I don't believe that's correct it was at this person's private residence. I I let -- I thought that was the argument because he didn't wanna give it to FedEx right because he thought FedEx wouldn't deliver on Saturday up. Either way all of this points when I could be wrong about that I thought that's what I'd read and heard so iPods why am I thought that's what he sent. Either way the whole position points to the fact that we're talking about this. Shows that there was something wrong of the procedure of how was supposed to be handled which is why. He was found. You -- not not guilty in -- in essence. And there's a reason that they can't break down your door in the middle of the night is because. That make it a lot easier to set you up if somebody wanted to do right and there's a reason that this thing has to go right for the person right to FedEx. So that person can't do anything they can't change it is if that's what happened that's terrible. But you know one thing that's kind of being ignored in this whole deal is that. This never was supposed to come out he never should have found out about it we always do right well. Know usually we don't I mean usually we don't until it's announced by the league when it comes to these suspensions -- put Manny. In that same category right Manny Ramirez mean. He was going through this whole process for months and nobody knew about it until MLB announced early last season. So you gotta wonder. Why abroad. Why why this week why -- -- there's no hope for. Nobody Major League Baseball and anything to gain as far as I'm concerned about. Tearing down the reigning NL MVP. Like that would be really a black idea on baseball why wouldn't we involve an actual baseball. Be willing to do that especially Bud Selig to right but then again it had to be somebody on the MLB side it would -- academia and broadside. If they're battling -- Lot of questions we asked about this it's interesting how they're gonna go forward. Of course this comes on the heels of this weekend pretty much all position players will have been reported by the end of this week and throughout Major League Baseball. Spring training games actually start up in about a week yourself it's hard to believe it's already here and we're just around the corner from the actual regular season to -- started. We're just about time for NCAA tournament at least to start up -- Richard the start next week where he keep you updated on some games going out one of other top ranked teams start to pull away the other still -- a dog fight. Kentucky doable and we'll tell you which one that is. And the other side of this break south of -- GO. Debbie George Bush talks Saturday Mac are now weekly sports. One of Kevin Sylvester -- home games he actually did play by play for last night. -- big -- the Boston Bruins they try to keep it going tonight there in net New York State to take on. The New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight. Pregame show at six -- Broncos you -- again. Puck drops just after seven here on WGR before that will let ESPN radio at the top this hour. Until pregame show starts at 6 o'clock here come The Commodores. Note not Lionel Richie in the gang. The Vanderbilt commodores. When I went to break I said one team was pulling away that was Kentucky the number what do the country -- at ten point lead just a couple of minutes ago real time. It is now download a tool again at Vanderbilt has cut in Kentucky's lead 6660. Pork. It's what he does -- the basketball we are not yet to be under four timeout Bob Ford a half minutes left in this one. Now I look at the schedule today I don't set I said -- before the show started. I fully expect Virginia Tech and you have a buzzer beater today because doesn't Virginia Tech at the buzzer beater like every single game at their in this year. And then -- starting had a couple of them well guess what it's looking like it's going to come down to the last possession may be a buzzer beater again. In Cameron Durham, North Carolina. Duke trailing right now trailing. 53 to 52 the number five team in the country. Trails Virginia Tech Hokies urges involved in some some -- byters it's your like Seth Greenberg he's a really good job with that team. They're always in game they don't seem to win every one of them they've lost that some heart breakers this year. But there's still like this season have a good chance now to get a signature win at duke today up 5352. Vanderbilt apple -- now as I speak looking to tie up the game against Kentucky. The young man is starting at the first street free throw in the second free throw is -- no gets -- one point gain Kentucky. Let's go down to Madison Square Garden the place where the sabres -- playing tonight against the Rangers saint John's. Speaking to hear from the congress to come the Irish the Irish racing a big deficit now trail by two. They were down six at halftime they're down by -- right now 568 or 203 left in that one so lot of really interesting lot of really good. Games coming out of the wire today top 25 action. It's really cold and now it's starting Monday pretty much I think it's Monday. The first of the conference tournament starts all -- Mid major. As you take -- tournaments Begin. On Monday and Tuesday of this week maybe Wednesday. The big copper service are the following week. The big east of course down in New York City. The ACC conference in all the big cover certain answer actually gonna start up. In a couple of weeks but we are at that time a year March Madness which brings me to some very bad news bad news -- -- One hour mean next week and that that it but the good news is we look out basketball. Bad news is what our next week of me right here at WGR because we're gonna have some college basketball Gloria I believe it that you kind of get your schedule to make sure that we have here. Weren't -- up from eleven to twelve tomorrow. It's -- how children start talking about the tournament as it gets closer. I know I'm as you know he -- this programming -- pretty big in that. We'll also talk next week it will squeeze as much we -- in the hour of what the sabres had done. At the deadline before the deadline and as they head into next week in it to the stretch run of the season in the final months of next week one our shell here on WGR. In we will talk college useful talks sabres the deadline of course will get any updates we can't job -- as far as being at the Tom -- this week. And what he has to report from there -- poured all his reports this coming week. Go to WGR 550 dot com. Annual -- all the reports doing a great job he has more interviews and post them up there as well today. We're unable to hook up would -- I tell you just really busy out there he's going to player interviews. He's talking with -- other media members he's talking with the Buffalo Bills finding out what's going on contractual meetings -- situations and he's of course. Watching some workouts today so you can catch all this stuff and read about it at WGR five that the dot com of course he'll be on all week -- our various programs you're just like will be live and local. All day on Monday why you awards Monday night tonight. Big event -- the first daggers at the national lacrosse All Star Games have been going on there. Be careful what it looks a little better than it was this morning to have a good time down there. At the first -- center in the meantime I want to thank today as always that collar during a great job as always for producing and being a part of the show as he always is. 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