Happy Saturday morning happy Easter weekend you out there sports talks Saturday under the GR Sports Radio 550 -- sell -- pot GO. Welcome into the program as always on a Saturday a very nice Saturday in Western New York -- opportunity in. Thanks a lot for joining us and thanks for staying with us for an -- -- today we -- gonna be here from eleven -- three today 112 victory. Normally were off the air at 2 o'clock -- ESPN radio not know. Today local all that. We are here to three I'm here Leo and that rankles is going to be joining me the last half hour or so of the program from two or three. And then he will bring you sabres pregame for the final Buffalo Sabres contest of the season. And that's -- to 3 o'clock in the course the game itself the puck drops just after 4 o'clock -- how are producing today. Thank you very much for him -- all his hard work each and every Saturday you'd get in touch with us on Twitter. Sell sports I appreciate the Colin appreciate the mention and also at Matthew WG RP anything you wanna say the ticket to a moment today. We're gonna take a lot of phone calls we want you to chime in. A lot different issues let me. Set the day up for them because it is a four hour shell and we are locked and loaded we are locked and loaded for the next four hours. Later this hour Paul Hamilton and join us. From Boston where the sabres are wrapping up. The 20112012. Not only regular season but season to -- -- give us his thoughts about today's game about the season in general and we'll go from there and then. MD 12 o'clock hour in the 12 o'clock hour. Joseph the -- Arrojo was Kelly is gonna join me and we -- gonna talk Buffalo Bills the draft we turn our attention now the bills track. It is less than twenty days away eighteen days away actually verbally right now. April 26 is when in and -- L draft picks up sort of start talking live up that it has are having a lot more hot and heavy draft coverage. As things obviously. Need to be turned as far as attention is concerned away from in the sabres since an active in the playoffs in toward the Buffalo Bills in the NFL draft at the end of this month. And then I treat or at 2 o'clock at 2 o'clock. -- have ESPN dot com's James walker and James walker runs the AFC east blog for espn.com. And he wrote an interesting blog and article. About the Buffalo Bills just yesterday. He picked the bills -- sleeper team in the AFC east and gave five reasons why he really thinks the bills will quote get over the hump and quote. So G gonna join us from espn.com. At 2 o'clock to talk about that like I said. From 230 or so to twenty after -- which when he breaker so rankles is gonna jump in the studio meet. He's going to be out on the order talk sabres of course little masters Bryant go show picked up this morning and BGR will be got a chance to tune into that. We'll also wrap of the final four with a couple last college basketball enthusiasts out there that we can wrap things up from the NCAA March Madness tournaments a lot to get to. A lot to talk about in of course first and foremost on everybody's mind is what went down in Philadelphia. Couple nights ago Buffalo Sabres. Season ending a loss at Philadelphia Flyers -- late goal. You know. I clearly remember one of the first sports talk Saturday shows I did hear on WGR. It was early October this past years. Six months ago. And I throughout a Twitter hash tag we do that sometimes comedy that's available layers well. Throughout hash tag and say hey get involved with this particular question on Twitter and totally think. And I did that the -- At that particular day it was rate before the season start the week before the team was in the Europe to open the season. Ask all of you at that time and tell me how the sabres would finish at the end of the season. Other responses overwhelmingly in the second -- third round. Playoff area mean people most of you said they're gonna get the second round where they're gonna get to the third round. So you said -- gonna get around wanna lose again make the playoffs and the lose again. As we've been used to. Not a lot of he said that though not many some said -- -- get the cup finals and lose. And it's some of course because. We live here in buffalo because the excitement. Said the team would get to the Stanley Cup and win -- -- -- But no one I saw this coming. No one said they missed the playoffs. That's where we are today are. Out of the playoffs. No playoffs and it's her third time in five years. No playoffs despite having the league's third highest payroll and it's all said and done. No playoff despite having an owner who told us the sole existence of the team was to win the cup not even merely make the playoffs but when the cup. Yeah I know he didn't say it wouldn't that would happen this year he never said that. But obviously when he did not say that. Expectations for this season after what they did in the offseason. Were raised just on that statement alone they are raised in -- Lot of a lot of expectations lot of excitement. I would say the expectation that site excitement for this team this year off the charts compared to most years. I'm like any season I seen -- buffalo sports probably sense the bills are making yearly trips to the symbol. That's how exciting. The expectations were and everyone knew at that time the bills were so loaded when the season started years had those kinds of expectations for the team this was kind of. That kind of appeal not that this team we expect them to win a cup right there but that was the expectation the excitement was building in this town since probably. When he. 199091. Those areas when the bills -- bonus of doubles. But of course the bills never came back Marty trophy. And the sabres. Still after another year have never won -- Stanley Cup. This year the right -- they didn't even earned the right. To be one of the sixteen teams have a chance to -- that's that's kind of what. Gets me. State survey I know it -- for you. Because we deal with that at least something like it every year in back twice a year. It's always at a different level sometimes. They don't make the playoffs bill sabres don't make the play -- sometimes. L. Get a and. Loose quickly. Sometimes. They'll make a nice -- Like this year. Just fall short. We get our emotions attached we get our heart attached. We get invested in it. -- of course the legs of the chair pulled out from under us. Now -- all the ground we watch everyone else laugh and play. Someone else take on the big prize at the end it happened again. Sometimes we get in. Last -- or six games. We wanna sing right here at WGR. Well you know we just weren't good enough Winamp does or is good news Pittsburgh or Philly or Boston where the team is that year. Of course I hate to bring it up but I have to. Sometimes it's the ultimate night through the chest wide right. Noble. Noble to home run throwback whatever you wanna turn it how ever you -- break it down in the end at all really the same -- -- No title short of the ultimate prize. That's her legacy is in buffalo as fans right now sabres. Bills great sports city great. And knowledgeable although it -- think about sometimes. No matter what medium here in -- form here and especially in the state aid to sports media the -- is an -- it's a social media. Knowledgeable. Sports fans and and passionate some of the most passionate about and others in the country. This is some of the most passionate fans here in this area than anywhere believe me. But it's also great disappointment that comes along with that when you are that kind of a fan base and that's that we felt. So I see here the last Saturday. He first weekend. In April basically. These Saturday of the last sabres game of the season. Far too early in the spring again for that to happen. I want you know I turned 39 years old this week. Mean. In you and all of us might 39 years in your whatever years. Just we suffered long enough heavenly. I know that you hadn't. You know I should say I know that you know. Buffalo sports it's worked twice my age where you can be sit there gotten 67 year I don't my pops in my Graham pops the seven years all I get that. They've ever seen this city when a Super Bowl or Stanley Cup. It's been over forty years. For one team's existence it's been over fifty years for the other teams that is combined over ninety seasons. You wanna take the air quality equation fine let's do with the merger -- a couple FL titles by the silver 85 years -- seasons I should say combine. It's just not about this season for me. It's about being a -- sports man it's about growing up. Here being a part of a heart breaking year after year it's about even still even after all that investing so much into the fan for me. As a fan and as a radio and TV show host. I'm not trying to sound like -- eighty here I'm not. But I'm old enough notice are wondering if I'm ever gonna see when these things happen. I just wanna see one of those trophies. Rolled down main street. Just went -- Here's where we are today -- you're gonna say. Fire the coach semi say fire the GM salmon -- trade players -- a shakeup players. Some are gonna look at the positives they shall be optimistic positive lever what ever talk about the nice run toward the playoffs use it as proof -- this what this team is capable. Sammy you're gonna look at the bills and do the same thing -- engine start the year so we'll tell us about the 21 round picks its neighbors out. A high draft pick the bill's always seem to have. And as if that some sort of -- awesome -- the play for every year which is another rant I could get down which is ridiculous let's wait hydra epic ridiculous. It's not a prize. The prize is the trophy at the end. So. To be honestly quite frankly I'm just not all that. Fire this guy trade this guy get I don't know that now it doesn't matter I just wanna win. I don't care how does give me a title please one time give us a title. Today's the day we talk about making that happen where to Begin with this team. Because that's the goal your told us that's the goal he said that the reason they exist. Where to Begin the ball teams. Let's talk about the -- to that today. Where you that would this process. I invite you to call me talk to me about that as well. Do it right now 8030550. 888552. -- -- iPhone they're open I want you to pick it up I want you to call me. Tell me where you are -- this process this team where this that. I am no longer in mood to talk about draft picks I am no longer in mood to talk about trading. And optimism for the future and spending money and things like that. I wanna know how to bring a championship this city with this team or with the other team in Orchard Park whichever way you wanna go out. Obviously sabres first and foremost this what happened this year complete disappointment. No one saw this coming. We said here we've talked about injuries. We've talked about players being lost key players key moments. That should not happen. Getting the first round getting the second round OK you know what that's I had forty years of that. You've had forty years of that I want a Stanley Cup how does it happen the resource that we've been told it's there it should be there. They're they're now how do you get there hall does it come home at talking about playoff losses anymore I want a Stanley Cup I -- suitable. A lot this city to win. One time. Please. 803055888550. To fight it. Let's start off with top Tommy first up on sports talk Saturday. -- Gloria kind of afraid that direction this team installing and right now the whole recipe NHL trend toward bigger stronger -- That we just keep getting smaller smaller. Forward can't win any battles on a law that core forward can't went puck battle. Big ticket the puck out of their own that. You know. I guarantee -- -- not traded Augusta about a -- I would have won one or two games just based on just how secure a loan would be given up boggles goal in the last seconds of the game. I don't know. Paul cost that was necessarily the reason why does -- look at the trip all -- that they had a big run with Paul -- that with him not there. Putting how to get over was a better faceoff man here than it was before he got here. One a couple of big draws late. Gosh that's not the reason and you can look at the fact they treat them and they were great after they treat them basically that when they start their run. I'm not go there and start blaming that. That's a forced entries argument from me again it happens all time we pinpoint these things all leadership was where the seat. I'll I'll -- that is face offs. They're so bigger issues you can look at the talked about and I think that is just not seeing the big picture. Let's go up to Karl collier next up on sports talk Saturday. Similar. Sort of -- and -- -- -- wonderful accurate in their pocket Jeremy Clark. -- God you're agree you're -- -- make our personally icon now that I can't hear you seriously a little bit so. I don't you're on what needs to go -- which are common. -- -- out here we're gonna all we're trying to pick I hope we don't want. To undergo. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well in the car. I'm not sure where you are so great superstar. Or close. To -- No this -- Open -- screen here at that spot that separate. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well actually. You're. On fire it up -- -- up pretty proper. Germany or if he looks. -- and I expect we. There quietly to know why Miller. Here at night. West Point shall cover -- are -- but it could have been you know uncle and I. -- right -- work Schiller why can't let Corey Perry. Portuguese culture. I think cultures a big -- -- year. And Agassi and agree with everything Carroll sat rate thirty there was a lot and there at the end he's playing fantasy hockey -- players that. That the bottom line is or culture I think that is that is the culture we've been stuck in now. Here for these sports teams and this team. And we had the same coach for a long time longer anybody else passed and he's been with the same GM -- Long time longer and anybody else test. In this is the culture that we have right now in we and in order condenses on the change the culture and look at this not a I give -- Google all the crap I make a good start bullish here I'm glad the oldest team and he wants to when he got to spend money's gonna try this is not on him is not on him. He's giving the resource is out. -- But the culture is still there cultures -- because they haven't there's no difference right now what is the difference between now. The last four years before. Three times out of the playoffs in five years. Today there's an article in the Buffalo News. Believe John Bogle wrote it why not give credit to the right person I believe it was in the road but. About. Iraq yesterday. Having an absolute tirade. During the sabres practice they had a whole -- horribly long practice -- the long meaning you don't normally skate that long very hard practiced. Any one top bottom in my response is. Isn't that a little way. I mean that's great. Going to a game in your your Matt what happened. Well one game but what happened -- the twelve game road losing streak. That's where I am witness. It's always it's always too late it's always too late it's always never getting they're never getting the private -- The prize. 803055888552. By picking Matt -- got sports will discuss the Garcia Lindy. Situation issue they -- your thoughts on that. Next up a sports talk Saturday thanks for joining me and heavy GR. -- -- -- It's not completely over for every. Buffalo Sabres player. After tonight in fact this season will still continue for a couple our own Mac -- Asia and the following him on Twitter freer emirates updates all -- degrees at. Matthew WG RE is also my producer and the the -- Glassman good morning and got tossed a little bit about some sabres will be extending their season. I'm good morning's. -- court trop and markets Leno both go down yesterday I would imagine that the same goal for -- -- -- TJ Brennan they'll probably bull and up. Down in Rochester at least for Sunday's game emerged plate tonight to earn -- itself. That's going to be a big boost for the earmarks but in my opinion it's too little too late the -- -- dealt with this all season long. Players being sent out players out of position you know defenseman playing forward. It's been a really rough ride on a -- example I've ever calm over WGR 5:50 dot com this morning that a little research for. Without markets for -- the -- have only won six of fourteen games out without fully now and without Brenda McNabb since their call up -- for three and they've been outscored nine victory. So now it hasn't it has been good the hammer to drop to eleventh place in the Western Conference they're technically only two points out of playoff spot. However they -- -- tie breakers with any of the teams that they're battling cell negatives right they would have to get extremely lucky so they have two home games left next Tuesday. Next Friday so honestly you know it's a good product with a whole team is there when you're missing four prospects it's not it's ugly. And America's -- obviously without him the sabres might not be the -- at least we know how. He acclimated himself DHL real quickly would you feel about McNabb in grand scheme the big club this year. You don't McNabb started out rate I mean he started out just setting the world on fire I think we've talked about this a little bit before that. Picnic man's legs kind of gave out on him toward the end of the year still extremely young player. And one of the things I talked about with Jay -- early early in the season about what -- had to do to get better was he said he's got to get -- NHL shape. Which you know he's got to get those likes to you know to be able to handle an 82 game season and I don't know that he was there. Toward the end of the year he really struggled the last maybe five games in Rochester I think it was a minus four in the last five games rock scissors he struggled. And when he came up you know you got some limited time he really showed off -- that fight it was kind of cool but. I think McNabb it's you know he -- a lot of talent as far as running goes he might be odd man out what this team and it's hard to predict where the gonna go with the roster next year but it seems the defense is pretty sad. -- and I think has NHL skill great skater great shot to play on the power play. There's so many defenseman on the right who are NHL caliber and you wonder if they'll get a shot or maybe only two shots somewhere else. Make sure you check out his work at WGR 550 dot com that is Matt -- you'll get an update of what's going on with those guys. Going down on the farm let's head back out to the phone lines Mike you're next on sports talk Saturday thanks rolled through the break Mike. Electorate have -- so there's a line. -- -- Hey I want that tribunal on all the negativity -- frustrated you but. If you look at the big picture in the playoffs by two or point. What a rash of injuries. I -- the future's bright if you get -- is always solid and that bubble fire lately I'm sick of it. The guy -- would get a job in less than 24 hours if that goal but -- top. I -- 1% to almost set. A look at the future we got three young guy that showed Huckabee can play. We -- big current or not but but these -- -- -- -- future story. Look here's the thing Mike though. I don't think any there there most the majority of people I would say a majority that some would say otherwise with a majority of people who say Ireland eagle -- -- coach. I thought he was gonna stick around there he says they say he's a -- -- for this teen. He's not the fit for this team the but many many people who want a -- -- out -- They don't face a horrible coach now so what we do I get that to me you were in that camp you go to that. Right there. But a lot of people say he's just not right for this team his message easily change he doesn't work the system that -- this talent that's I think the argument that people get. It's hard optimism again. It is okay you don't to have you have to be. Mutually exclusive here that you don't have to always -- and I guess at least. That term mutual exclusively that people use that wrong some -- try and use it probably is wrong you don't always have to have a tied together. Where it's either optimistic. Or a Mac and looking back. You can be mad about what just happened and shall say OK but they're going to be better next year you that is possible you can't do that I do that. I understand they -- -- next year. I understand it an owner that's not going to stop and all of a sudden just say well we get the old driver on here I'm getting rid of the payroll and -- you do that we know that. So optimistic. Not so pretty ticked up like this last six months. You can do that too it's okay. Injure your next what's up injure it. -- -- a -- and a lawyer and I mean I'm only eight or your old but I that in your daddy and -- the bill that they are and it. -- eight. And -- the sports world. And I think -- that comes from you know. On the team I mean it looked. It. I don't keep happening any element really -- but they -- -- In an eye out other than -- and I -- neat I like app urgent boy here. I can elect a chill you know stop rewarding that I about the course itself. With over eight contract or is it night in night out in it in the -- that bad. But isn't the third highest payroll only supposed to nets you top end talent I mean isn't that the way it's supposed to work. I I I totally agree but you know and that dark. I like Leno you know they're all you know getting hurt but it is your. I think it's eighteen you know an earned it. The contract they're going to the amount I think any duties and help it chart it and put it on apparently there. Thank ginger appreciated in luck. And then there's this whole issue it today. But you're here we go back to the payroll report. If you have like the top payroll the second there -- they're one of the top payrolls -- okay. Basically like second or third depending on the bonuses at thinker and things that command -- I think their third officially but whatever it beats you get the like within a few hundred. If you of that kind of payroll -- one of two things. In Lima. Either -- some like a couple really good superstars. Like guys that they bring it and they're gonna probably score forty. Okay -- use of those kinda guys a couple of them. Or -- you should at least have guys -- roster should be such filled with such debt. When you get a rash of injuries you have a twelve game road losing streak will injuries matter they do matter. I don't think they matter to the tune of twelve losses in a row on the road though I think that's a little bit too much. You get three or four wins that you're in the playoffs. We're having this discussion. It's a top payroll. You should have a super spewed out a couple of superstars or you should be good enough. At the bottom of that spectrum of the payroll. You have good enough players to billion so -- not know let's -- -- with the injuries and expect them to win the division -- expect to -- necessarily top four seat. They should make the playoffs. The bottom line should make the playoffs -- any -- comes out yesterday. And again I wanna go back to the I think it is John Bogle the Buffalo News he wrote the article today that I. I rent it from this morning. Any right Ali -- goes after the team yesterday in. Practice. It and he is really great you know obviously throughout the years this has happened before -- has done this we know what. I'd better how many coaches in my life and I had a lot of coaches in most of the really good coach is they'll tell you this what they'll say is look. When we win you guys went. When we lose. I lose. Do you read this in you listen and you read the words and he basically said the team. I didn't like I don't like this -- where he was hitting it I'm not him but that. We when when the team wins -- Team loses I lose I'll take. Mean specifically. To bring it here it was horrible on that game winning goal but I have not seen very often. We're Lindy Ruff is really specifically. Gone after an attack to point out in thrown under the bus that you well a player or a player like that. The way he did Robert here. There was a lot of you guys you guys you guys in what I read today. According to that. And not enough us -- us -- and I wonder why that is I just wonder why that is at this point and kind of thinking. -- does he think his job is you know he's got to think obviously maybe could lose his job right. If you trying to get some parting shots then that you guys did this not I don't know I don't know I don't wanna think that way because. Likely to Iraq he was a player on this team and I was growing up and he's part of this community needs woven into this organization I like I don't why I think that way about. But I read this I'm thinking this is not normal. For head coaches. It's certainly not indicative than normal. Of what we usually get. Thought that was a bit weird. Get a read it became. -- your -- of sports talk Saturday anyway. A shell on. You know hunt. On that supported it and apply not why. If you look at it in health -- thirteen game road losing history. Where -- intervention by management while that we don't want aren't otherwise and Andy. You know -- it does it come out they always had a lot of injuries you. And other genes. -- The ear Miller look at -- You know. Many things to keep our air time and time great time over organic you know a little. Ought to look what -- Leo. Who out here they are at -- at the it and that created this it was could be looking at questioner who want. Comment or an IQ -- -- -- -- -- or at all actually opting for. It figures. Apollo play. Our structures of power play out the air any your well -- you know -- on the on on on the Blue Line. Writes -- -- as a -- and the shot within that unit or they. Barrett -- that player -- a lot of all the port. Now what you want an apple player on that player and up popped late on the back and being able to step into the pot. -- and other entrapment -- law. -- -- Good -- -- guy and I I think we're getting a little bit too into details what the what the problems are here is not right and left it shot the power play. Right right well and then electing as well. Top company never really anybody. On the net always war work in the perimeter. Excellent -- Thanks Alina appreciate look I think Thomas bank is pretty good job in front of the net I think he has a pretty hard next up for him day to do that he he's he's usually pretty good in that role. Free agency I think that -- freeagent. Directories is a big named it after that Eric -- is all -- the -- Knows well it's while Jarret Stoll is okay. That's. While dad's always evident and I just I called heparin equity as the it's not it's not good it's after Berea today you look at it a lot of old guys like Ryan Smith. Sheen donut Damon like how Dustin -- you don't want Jason Blake who's a million years old just gonna forward -- the defense is pretty. You know filled up. There's not much after his act three but I also this. The guy you -- in their email -- comment about the power play right after email -- about Brad -- And just a little stat maybe that. Could make you think here a little bit about Brad Boyes and about the way you view the rough in the PowerPoint. -- -- Points per sixty minutes ranked third on the Buffalo Sabres when he was on the power play five on four. But he never played on the power play I mean he didn't play. The type committed to play regular he would -- regular ready played about a minute game as opposed the top power play players that play you know three to four minutes a game so. You have to wonder when the power play it was struggling struggling struggling. Why Brad -- -- prime. Why Brad Boyes was out there on every single power play you go back to. 20052006. Where Boyce is scoring all of those goals the guy that we heard about what you traded for. A lot of them may be in the majority were coming some PowerPoint. He's not a great two way player not a great physical player he's thrown on the fourth line. But he's -- one thing he's really good at one thing other than shoot outs and that's being on the power play and he did produce on the power play was given a chance. By that he's most likely not back I don't know I just I'm pointing out that people want a breakdown. Where Lindy Ruff failed with players and rolls and -- stake in this -- that. You look at bets that go well. Why wasn't. Brad -- on the power play more he's got a great history of scoring on the power play right and he produced the third best points -- sixty minutes when he was actually out there but he used. Actually out there that often. I got a tweet here from all -- -- thanks a lot -- -- for the tweet at sell sports as the culture of the sabres won't change overnight I agree with that. We are having this toggle and a few years I'll be concerned here's the problem there's two parts that tweet number one the culture will not change overnight. I agree with that they're trying to change the culture but the second part of that when he. We're having this -- voter fears of a concern -- the problem I have is I've been having this conversation for a few years we lab. Reporting really when you think about our. All Hamilton coming up there's not a great we'll get thoughts about today what is today tonight's game mean basically in anything for this organization. Also just his thoughts in the -- -- to put a bow on everything. You know what in last night I did something and I get a lot of credit to couple guys I'll tell you about because. Even though I'm like on the radio talk to you know billions of people worldwide. And yet and I'm on TV -- on radio like. Even though I do this I still can do I did last night in front of like. Maybe thirty people that these people did which is really -- something about that we come back back Alice got sports the BG or sports talk Saturday. Head coach Lindy Ruff talking about today's game. And basically not just yelled running for the -- and actually trying to win and playing with the way you're supposed to play every single. Hockey game the ease up on the sport. Fortunately doesn't matter in the standings -- not going to be participants. In the 2012. NHL playoff season where it topple ball Hamilton just the second in his thoughts on today's game at his thoughts on. The season is while it's available about -- -- -- plug here you -- terrific guys we have here that are. Morning show producer Ian Fisher and our. After your show producer Greg out last night I had the pleasure of finally have been telling them I would but finally my -- tonight. Got to see them perform their -- stand up comics as well. Onstage last night on the -- village -- Local establishment they did a great job and I gotta -- it. -- -- in this crowd like while aiming at you you cannot hear on the radio leaned on TV and it TVs more like adding it's not even here reliably. I can do this I am a Mike there's not everybody standing there staring at me and there's no whatever amount of people listening but those guys that's -- I couldn't do that because of you stink up there. You know people boo you or whatever the reaction. And you got to handle right their they did not think they were great in every chance to listen of those guys and I don't see them perform makes you do so it was a really good time last night. And I and I -- they appreciate and they may be left very much. Are all Hamilton. On the Buffalo Sabres in and -- all we have been talking every Saturday basically the last. Six months and I wish it was gonna go even more Saturday's talking about the sabres but. Unfortunately that's just not the way it is after what happened a couple of nights ago good morning to you. How are -- -- existing dog show us hoping to be on Paper view. I watch it from here. No problem -- and I just touched on when erupt in the scathing. Way he approached his team practiced yesterday you have -- -- GR. 550 dot com a blog you Tyler rough not happy with the score or you touch on the same thing as well now -- in my thought you tell me do you agree with this drama based. I just think his tone of taking more of an approach of if you guys you guys you guys just doesn't resonate with me very well this particular time I think that this was a time for him to more take a little more accountability. On his own state of his own status as a head coach of the team MI wrong thinking that ball. -- I could agree with you more like the exact same thing -- that as I was writing it you know I'm look I kind of bread over -- Today you're not wrong. Anything you said hereby. Where you where have you taken responsibility for anything here. And he I would guess he probably will but he speaks. Next week -- -- the end of the season thing that's usually one he would bet. Palm I I agree I think it -- you know it is it's. It's the players all -- there's baldness. It's. Management's fault I mean we can we can go right on the west but -- and yet at least yesterday he didn't take any -- -- different. And that's -- it -- -- it doesn't matter even if it's not your fault you do that as a leader and I and I use the example it. I've had coaches I've been around college and pro coaches who always said if we lose. I lose and we -- you guys -- this doesn't resonate well with me and I have a feeling I wonder I just wonder is a part of me says. Is this like you want to make sure he gets in some sort of parting shot because he thinks is jobs on the line ball. No I step in nonaligned he's electable he choose to leave -- at the same thing Mercury here -- -- some. You know I can tell you I think some of the players are being tired. -- you know I just watched some Hispanic play and I I just wonder if he's getting tired of constantly being be great in the locker room and constantly being -- rated in the media. You know he's he's one of the Iraq targets and com. You know away. It's great for us in the media. Lindy Ruff is very honest and I appreciated that but I think the players might be starting you'll fired up. Constantly being paraded publicly. So you're telling us there will be no changes in the off season the last one of those to decide they would like to change themselves is that correct. Exactly and and we already in the nursery years said many many many times -- the prophecies approach. Forever. And that's the way so army directory cured after -- -- of before a Lindy -- to be so it must -- that will be brought decides he wants to retire or whatever but. Either they're -- that you're not gonna CD in character or think highly of both men and will not make any changes. Okay let's talk about on the ice the changes that could happen just -- may be a player -- that you really. Generally do not expect to be on this roster opening day next year. I like. I think it's a different team now that it wasn't November December with. What we've seen the changes in the call up. You know they got another one of quote or. Izod -- you know not probably have gone static on I think Derek Roy absolutely have to be gone. And Paul how exactly it Roy has one year left they'll correct and it's the only one here a lot Heidi get rid of Andy did you -- -- -- draft them. I have to -- -- bothered by Ottoman I would expect the but does say you know I just I know they try to trade him in the last top seed and made the capital or their expectations. Or whatever but. I just think. You know maybe it'll be rough clash too much it doesn't work. You know Derek Roy had some injuries here but he hasn't been injured all year and yes he did come through against the maple these the other night but it. Not not yet you have got enough -- -- all right this year or in. The only real good here that was when he got hurt last year he was really playing better hockey than I've ever seen -- play. And he got hurt in December that was the other -- until final game of the playoffs so. You know I would like to see that season play out that it certainly hasn't played -- this year he's having one of his worst years and as they got to find senator they've got citizen Hopson an antihistamine there's no -- room for why you gotta find new guy how do you get that new guy won't. As -- just told you it's not in free agency. I'm so you have to trade for that guy you've got some assets to do it you got to number one pick. You've got to number two pick so you got or the top sixty picks. You -- you've got a lot of good young defenseman. You know that he he trade up in the draft -- maybe try to get a first second or third picker whatever. And off for good young center about weight or do you use those -- to try to find a good senator on another team like they did with pots and where -- used gas in. As an asset and and and got hit opposite -- we've got some some leeway now with some of the assets they haven't I would expect to see them use it either at the two -- to during the off season. I know means nothing in the standings but what do you expect in today's game out of this team. Well Lindy Ruff and as you said you -- he had a top practiced yesterday which I'm -- didn't go over real well with the guys and there wasn't a said by the team they were rupiah as you would expect they were upset at themselves for not making the playoffs and not just losing the Philadelphia. In my the Philadelphia game overall did play orally. I think. He can't look at that game the difference you have so many games you can look back at this it's probably double figure. -- back at that point there it will there should at a point here how could they blow that point I mean that's too many games. That's too many games that you gave way. That you should -- points and and they all of that but as they said this team with fully you don't want that with -- now bonnet with -- on it with hot and on air -- like totally disagree with a caller -- last segment air office. It's finding it and just look at the record its neighbors I would hear about what's in the lineup that you'll find out what he meant that he was not a disappointment. Just look what happened the last few games. At a -- absolutely as a disappointment. And at least for the first year was not a good timing but. John Tyler Myers has to be healthy I mean that's that's a big deal there. Yet Tyler Myers got to be healthy -- I like when McNabb -- Myers played together earlier this season would be surprised if these -- start off next to it that way. Maybe you'll see a defense betrayed the way I wouldn't mind -- is your number seven. I you know I thought he did well he's under restricted free agent. So I wouldn't mind bringing him back. That's doubt that would defenseman but McNabb has to be your top six. You have to make -- -- -- make that happen possibly the -- of -- appalled in the final year of his contract and Heatley played or anything like that. But he's subway or another you've got to make room for -- yet you want your six year. Hey Paul thirty seconds -- like to -- east and we like to come out of the -- -- to win the Stanley -- Well it's. It's -- to -- the playing with but I can't see anything different I mean the thing was I really think. Put it together and I think they're they're the team to be right now in the west. With the Chicago Blackhawks. Not a -- spin -- hopes -- goals I think the Blackhawks are goaltending got better near the end Jonathan Toews. Needs to be back for that to happen you don't also backed the playoffs he's not playing today but. I'm I'm -- -- black -- Right -- well. As always we appreciate but I have a feeling going to -- a little more about hockey and of course the NFL draft so we'll stay in touch we'll hear more we export stocks parity in the meantime be look at volume. On Twitter at hand -- seven point seven of course it. The BGR packet account thinks -- everything throughout the season palm will -- against him. Okay no problem that is Paul Hamilton you can follow him on Twitter at 717. Are. Just go to WGR fight to the dot com yet he has the article up rough. Not happy with his -- Talks about the -- we're just talking about which is the skating. Talk he gave the team during practice the one hour skate hard skate I should say. And he is more that rate there. We have more sports we have more coming your way where to shift the focus a little bit. To the Buffalo Bills next hour we're still talking -- jobless guy's gonna join me at about twelve to one Soviet any draft questions. If he questioned about the bills free agency the off season. Mr. start getting on those right now we'll talk with Joseph a little bit about that -- -- the number ten. Overall pick in the meantime acknowledged that sports are -- -- -- sports talk Saturday and a BGR.