Rob ray and Jerry -- at five and I misspoke jury was on last week which are about that rob -- And ask you not to put my name injuries over the in the same sentence please. Separate us a little bit -- I had made the mistake and would totally different people. One knows and one thinks he knows. Not to say which one. One carried out at one caring and gunning down there 11 for -- -- of other people and the other thinks of himself. One with a titanium hip. One when I'm with a titanium head her her her -- -- -- -- -- they -- was a toll on his or Poughkeepsie to I don't know that's titanium at any jurors got a before we came on rob was telling us about a -- flight to Ottawa the sea island terrible Thursday. Yeah this is that's does some things that people don't ever taking consideration or Mexico must be great being on the road it must be great line this you know whatever. This time a year it's it's horrendous in the in the wintertime it's not any better because -- At the blizzards and I'll tell you when you fire charter relate to sabres do it every other protein. They don't really take that weather into consideration a lot because it's -- -- situation where. If you play somewhere the next -- you've got to get there you you go through whatever to get there. And you know we're sometimes people plates may be canceled they still go and it's not always a lot of fun I've been on where you've. Come down and there was one time. The snowplows doing the runway and all the senior I don't know how far we were no he pulls up in turn off to their smoke while still work in the area or another time and Long Island you're going sideways to the to the runway and you look at the wing -- corner on the runway at the last second they turn and put it down. They're great at what they do but as a person sitting there you'd think an awful lot sat whatever was we're going to Ottawa. He had an air pocket you drop. Thousands of feet hit the bottom end things were flying all over people were flying all over in the in the in the plain and everything no not fun. And I think that. The mount a sweat that was coming go to Paul Hamilton sits besides me would have filled any bathtub. And -- -- he's all real cool and everything like I was not so badly do you rate look at chip I was scared I put my seatbelt on implement down pavlik. I actually started to -- my family with all that's what it's like ball and it's no fun in the you don't. Used to that I don't I -- the you do is built -- -- attracted people and it happens to these guys all the time and it's no fun. So let's just better that I realized that its fans think of athletes as you know tough guys right. Do you see them differently when you see him on a bad flight. Heard that these guys who were thought it was tough guys not a stuff I think he'd be just a -- some of the guys how they handle it some guys I. I can remember one play in years ago coming -- it was an afternoon game we played in Boston. And -- was a thunderstorm and we had an air pocket in the guys that we drop like a 1000000 feet and we hit the bottom it was like hitting the ground. In all the the luggage things all blue wolf with the mass compliant down. And I I said there advocate here Rick -- was screaming I'm never gonna see my kids again I'm never gonna direct hit the guys were screaming their heads up they were you know. There was it was that bad. And you know you go through you just don't know what's happening -- you you distort. All right it's one thing to be tough on the basis against you know like you don't cut our it might stand up for yourself for example -- -- -- control of pride yeah you know here's an airplane near to nothing and I'll talk. No no there's no and when your -- and seeing stewardess and that falling over and stuff flying everywhere. Jimmy course get a drink -- -- five rows in front of the thing lifted up in the air and it was in the mid air for a three seconds and then finally at the bottom of what are we hit. It came flying down oil riveting but it was funny how it just it just floated there for you know at least 23 seconds it seemed like the other night for yes. You know rob I'm a much shorter I'm glad to hear this but it it's. It's hitting me because I just drove 2900 miles with two kids in diapers. Not to mention my wife who you know. Wears -- no but we you know we just have this nine day road trip drive and there were times and I'm like why did we just why. We saw some other places because we drove but you know you think about the why didn't. 34 hours it's -- there that's it you're done but this -- this is why this is a big reason why that that didn't happen. Then there's the other side of well I'm glad -- related sorry that I and I like a tool to -- I was probably most comfortable guy on the plane events at Saint Paul Hamilton and the budget here we're gonna land on him. Thought I was going to be fine never went down and now that's -- -- such a bad -- But again. Are robbed of -- ear -- a boy we're making an hour ago in. Get your reaction to do you feel like with that a lot of fans are. You were following this the standings and worry interstate of course but. That we're not quite as all in emotionally is as may -- last year that fans are just kind of looking at these games thinking. You know that the sabres just aren't that good to be blunt. To get too excited with what you think about that well I think. Yeah I think there's a lot of people out there they're there praying that they can get into the playoffs. Mom that they can put it together and make it happen and then I think you got your other people that you speak to on the street to -- right. What's this have to get there once we get there have nothing left in the real the first round anyways. So you know it's happen happen you know I think. As an organization or as a group -- guys in the room it would be more important for them to get there experience it. And then see what happens you never know what's gonna happen when he get their soul you know instead of you know to sort of a Bono ordered. Not taking it quite a serious disease issued to try to finish as high as possible yeah you wanna see you in some cases. You don't -- may be British to try to get greedy side for the future. But you know for draft picks all that kind of thing. But I think as a player you're sitting there and and you're gonna do whatever you can do to finish his eyes again whether it's. You know in your position -- in fifteenth you wanna get the fourteenth report to the thirteenth the first -- it doesn't matter. You wanna finish is as high as you can I guess here's what my point should've been last year at the way I remember last year those two months up until the playoffs. You've got a lot of work to do there was the point you made about. What happens if you make it a much energy you have but meant a lot of those games they really looked good and they were getting goals from new people just like they looked like a good team. When the playoffs started when the you know the rock came out. It was pretty common that people thought buffalo could beat Philadelphia they were pot. This team that doesn't feel like that not that they were given to eighth place yet but you know the goals -- there and the other teams have been really squeaker like the game and Ottawa. Right it'll look the part of a team actually. I think it's really -- would look at -- and -- their record says they don't -- right now would record but they don't look like. -- -- -- -- -- Debit maybe that's good because they're finding a way they're not relying on in certain individuals every ninety. To carry the team to score those schools there they're tried defining it. And winning in different weights. They're they're scrap but it actors bureau there overtime where there shoot though they're finding ways to win it. You know I think if probably more maybe last year you had a group of guys that offensively carried the team and unique look at them and say -- you knew that they were gonna be productive almost every night this night this year you don't have that so. It seems like any given night any group of guys are individuals who -- carrying this hockey team so it's nice that. You're not depending on certain guys and other guys who still able to stand up and carry the load at certain times but finding that -- finding that way to win I think. Is the most important when it comes the -- -- -- you don't have to be fair to -- not trying to impress anybody you're just winning games. I think how about -- at this point rob. Well I think he's a kid that I think what we maybe forget a little bit is how young he really is we've heard an awful lot about this guy in Portland. A very high pedestal. And expect an awful lot problem. There's going to be a transition period there's going to be a time where this kid is only really in his first you know full -- playing in this league in getting the feel for all of a sudden. Being lifted -- moved guys come closer to home he's got family around nobody really hasn't been here. He has -- the opportunity to to be an -- get a feel for get a spam me around and become comfortable. Since he's been picked up the -- on the road. If it had one practice since he's been like to see him get a few home games in here just maybe feel more comfortable in this building when -- played one game here right that I did Carolina yeah -- give a little bit of time to you feel himself photo a little bit in and become little more comfortable. In this round exits its. It's nice to be on the road because you get to know the guys. But you really don't have that opportunity to. Maybe get a feel for what it's all the votes with that organization to -- get home here for a little bit. He's got no points in the seven games he's played I reference and are ready I think they've had one practice since he was acquired. You know it doesn't count for -- a speech which are -- that's not -- of them but like a practice practice -- Paul speaker dealers that for a new guy and a new team. It's huge because. You know it's even difficult when you've got to line up that there's not a lot of changes in. That you're not dealing with injuries and guys in and -- -- you know you look the other night every line it seemed like was different you know from in Ottawa game compared the Bosnia because when Thomas went down. You know -- had to juggle everything and it seemed like every line got some kind of a shake up on it. So when you're playing with different guys all the time playing in different roles. It's hard it's hard -- to get that you in -- for some guys. You know I I think that you know they charge put them at the beginning with that list is because the had a relationship with the mean had a past with them so way. You know if if that could work out that that's one step closer to to him fitting in quicker. But all of a sudden when when things are changing because of the line up duty injuries and that then it makes it a little bit. More difficult. Not just for him but you know -- there's points where guys are playing the guys now that they've never played with before so. It's hard it's not an excuse to could be its use against us. No I I think for I kid. A young guy. It's a little bit harder it is an you gotta give the guys benefited over right now wanted to feel this way. Rob ray -- -- much over the bulldogs WG our first Niagara center tonight sabres and Canadians. On the other side. May be Marcus Leno. Big goal off and tell us what you like about him wipe -- the difference in his game. Last game compared to its first game was. Biggest thing I noticed was he was able to keep up. I think in the first game you is maybe going a hundred miles an hour -- all over the place he was -- a lot more control. Positioning and then it helped him. Play the physical game a little more because he wasn't running around looking -- that hit it was there he was he was using his assets woody has. But he just seems so much more comfortable and -- could just be because he's had a little more of an opportunity to play at the professional level and and he's playing well in Rochester and he's you know doing what he was expected down there. If it was an easy transition coming here. Early I thought he looked a little bit lost at -- at this time I thought he fit radiant. On his goal he showed how powerful he is than. And literally it took via Ottawa defenseman and kind of threw aside kept his balance out the park and made something happen with that all night long it just seemed like he was finishing his check he was in the right spot. He was up on the offer to wasn't trailing at any point he was always there with a line while they were attacking. Like his game all the way around. There wasn't really as part of it that there was little acting that ninety it's pretty emotional. And when your playing a game like that you know you get a little better judge after three or four games. Disputed I can do with I think he he represent result very well first home game tonight I think I heard -- dad is going to be here don't family you know that'll be nice death. -- that makes a big part in you know the first game. Up there it was such a big deal made because -- plane -- rather -- conduct and there was so many distractions I'll tell you going into the first game compared the second. Yeah he's here but okay there's other stories we're dealing with but that first game in Ottawa my gosh everybody -- a piece of the kidney doctor norm. And you know media wise you know because that was the story and and distractions are easy there and it's easy to be distracted. That second time now -- plated Damon and there wasn't that media hype because of it. And you know he was able to play I think he played a lot more comfortable that's my view it more difficult coming here tonight. In the field the pressure a little bit they're coming in this building in performing a little bit but. I think he's played enough in front of the people here whether world junior isn't an exhibition of it it won't be equated. Biggest transition is it would be four according -- in coming in here and never playing here before -- your member Mike -- knows player. Our micro -- is one of the best competitors I think I ever played with he was a guy that. Had an awful lot of respect within the dressing room guys you know really really enjoyed playing with -- he he worked hard like remember the day that he was traded. Was probably one of the most emotional days they -- in address room in my career. It was better Christmas party in the command and let them know that he was traded in. I'll -- -- better pull the plug on everybody's -- because it was there was everything was over and and everybody was. In other up satin. Guys you know kind of crime and and and because he was such. You know part of the team and and the type of guy in the respect factors that. Yet I think that was a bad deal on somebody's part at some point because I think we. Traded him and nor would we get Louis Francis said in the end right Brian Harris beat Kuerten then. December 17 1990 -- and an eight round picks the leafs. For -- Gideon -- via an eye to eye openers Lou Francis didn't happy feet current so we didn't get much. What's the story I'm happy feet and and Peter you know you don't remember -- -- I remember the name I don't really escaped on the race and has had his arms and his legs. We're going a hundred miles an hour and he couldn't it's never -- in turn can do anything but it was. His feet would go so fast in his -- logos shall pass that they just happy feet was in Rochester -- you to tell you -- it -- a guy of this. Marriage guy out that the typical -- -- -- politically but it that greater guy. Paulino scored a very big -- beliefs in the 93 playoffs against Detroit and overtime winner in game five and I've just seen this now looking about he broke his leg against the sabres -- remember that but playing for Toronto in 91. Now remember a fan favorite player I ever shared in within the room -- it was a very well respected men are Steelers. -- Too bad that it -- -- bearden didn't know any -- ethical Saturday night into the dude jumped. Does he do the jump in all he said I think just like nick did nick did it once in out of scores for any -- -- we did we jump to that said. -- markets to plan was to do it once. Adam good to hear a heated Null -- scored it was an odd play LA WB Stanford knocked it in so he didn't he didn't do it so we've still got that out there. It would be better to do and froze her I agree it will -- Alia. Are you get that it's here on the -- scores sure every great. Get two nights here all at least tonight we'll see other youngsters and Allison out so I would think -- look at Spain for awhile Gloria I would think so do I went. Okay rob thinking you know I think you guys.