A little news columnist Jerry Sullivan we did pound dog when I was in high school with Mike -- but I do with simple pound dollar after Ivan now maple and the Bulldog all the thought and -- I'm being called a tool. For -- in the pound dog. Maybe Greg sending a message there it's Jerry. Not. Going with -- the showing Neil. For the power dog shot. -- Your favorite word. Finals that it promised in my golf preview column nine holes that Grover and your -- around adding don't it would Melinda she's making some progress this was your comeback round. Yes first quietly -- hip replacement rate fifty mile an hour winds with that would -- sun was put out today hiding behind the clouds might not -- fifty but it seemed that. -- I played yesterday and is the coldest I've been since I was in Florida. It was freezing yesterday all my gosh we'll talk about golf -- on -- off the year at some point because I mean playing golf at some. Like the closer you are these rather. Does it as people know that the problems go right to the general manager all relate to the owner and in the the dysfunction and I get criticized this morning for use that word is a dysfunction. In that a new owner with all kinds of money is wedded to the -- failed construct -- mine mine which is this. GM and coach and actually breaks that up I don't go in the cup. And if you wanna go after rough I'm I'm with the that I had I think a new GM would commanding -- located go. This guy's been here fifteen years. And you wanna know whether I think he should stay. I think he'd be gone. And -- I would want is -- guy and they -- you look at some of the things that happened here. A myriad of of the exit. Bring in these genius into question -- I think I can do better my overall feeling is you really don't think that. A new general manager and coach. Could make it better I think that the odds are it would it would it would be better. I don't know that that's what the odds are because they're in the middle and those things go both ways but might dilemma with this is I've got on one side. I know that they missed three times in five years and six times in ten I know that's bad. And I also know that it's sort of frustrating that you don't feel like there is accountable -- other teams. Because of this point so that's over here my problem on the other side is kind of like where their. I like some of the moves. -- brings in young guys are the draft -- come up and look competent and ready and hungry. And I'm excited for next year the playoffs will be tough to watch without him but. Mean even for the usual two weeks but I I'm excited for next year so that's the battle. I think the roster probably is better than it was a year ago that's even more reason to get a new general manager in years to put it over the top. I think that he's made some good moves but I. And he's made plenty of bad ones I think -- A lot of people could've sat in the chair and and you. Millions tendencies did to wake -- that first round pick. Or gotten hot so many. But I want the guy they can use that first round pick in get. The right player I think is drafting has been -- over rated for fifteen years he's never drafted and developed a number -- First round Sadr which is. Resulted in a lot of the sins that have filed -- over overpay Connolly and an -- gets Briere and Drury to solve that problem and now we still chasing. He tries to wedge boys and Leino into position senator that the not suited for and and results in not. Recognizing and it's quickly enough but it's like I think I've got a pretty long. Reza mayor of bad decisions and tell me I wanna got a -- manager who who gets on almost all of them. And -- -- -- -- be somebody better out there at least let me let me try somebody else and now the coach to. One thing also is that as much talk is there always is about it missing the playoffs is frustrating and we have all this talk. At the what's the bottom line for the sabres -- are they still got that -- care about this necessarily on that asking too but business is good. So they don't either seem to have is -- it. That the urgency that other teams might have or may be another comparison or. It -- workable one might be. One that you'll you'll you might make. A team in New York City that has more competition for the sports pages are these kinds of things where there's more urgency to make those moves that's how a lot of these moves get made. In sports is coaching changes that have ended up. -- -- Toronto. It's probably good when the last time I didn't have a sold out game I don't know alive so what. We -- -- ridiculed throttle up the right make fun of them because they socket that sabres -- them for a decade business is good. So those people I guess -- not the complain about right. I don't think that well who was so what it's about mean that those ranger teams that was spent an eighty million in the same respect one he. They solo -- so that a pretty solid base of fans and we make fun of that tube related not a put together a winning team or talk like everything is -- and out -- that. We've dealt with the problem with the bills and the sabres. If the public is willing and captive. And in going all the games is there an incentive. To make it better. -- -- people watching on TV with a best hockey TV market -- I say. But that's even more reason to do it right here you have a you have this product the most captive hockey and that's hockey market in America -- the best general manager is that the best coach. Should not be paying Thomas can -- million the -- to be the 75 best Ford hockey is Tony myths about this this whole organization that drive me nuts when you. The best coach in the general manager -- which are criticizing them for is not trying to get those things. -- -- -- -- -- There's a fundamental Michael that a fatal flaw bulldogs jumped up mindful last week since then they'd lost. -- didn't put over the top once again stable lead regulation -- prior period for the first time all year when nick at least afford to two years after not. Blowing one of those leads the entire regular season doing twice in a series against Boston. It's the same thing to make. And if you stay in -- we'll end. McNabb and fully you know like it was Kirby and and it's two years ago. To distract away from. The the major problem with five years or fifteen years old or however and say now a lot like what I've got moving forward. I don't trust them. With this product report the better it gets if I'm the -- it's like I promised these people. Multiple Stanley Cup hockey haven't. I should not any longer settle. A mediocre or management. Which is what you got here in my in my opinion and I think that the most mediocre of the budget through gear. He's the one that has put the players on the ice for fifteen years that it continued. To produce in this dysfunctional passion when it really matters if the goal attempt. Mean that'll construct and it's still -- Quinn's team as long as it's built around this goal lead but this general manager coach when he wrote a Larry Quinn's team. Because -- He was convinced it. It'll -- goalie was the guy to build around. It is lol we can agree on that. Ryan Miller his career. Numbers saves and goals against his career numbers. Would be below the midpoint this year and what does what does that tell you you know what. And you gotta tell me about the month he was great. How do you think these other goalies get to be two point 18 goals against at all and we all these -- Because they all have months like that -- look at along with -- lot -- look at Hillary's sees a lot -- look at Paul lock. Both goalies in Saint Louis I guess that's because of pitch got with a 53 times since he beat Lindsay maybe he's a genius world. In the must've missed on him three times. -- ball all that month where it's 9468. Percentage one point 27. What Miller did. In March during that are all cried the night was not than usual today's NHL goal it you know. I do highly brought up the three well known guys guys I've never heard the way those got a month this year. I think the question with with Miller might be. Not that I don't exactly means -- to some but just that. When air often Meyers. Generally he -- great when they weren't he didn't and they didn't and if you're talking about value. Where where's your value them where you wanna put your money. If Miller is a function of the rest of the team of two defenseman whatever the case may be then you don't -- invest in him that's. We're past that -- they've they've paid him his contract they've agreed to it he's staying that's fine I mean he's he's good enough to me. Think he being here is a problem but I just think to that point about the value of goalies what happened here down distractions sheds a light on it and gives it more strikes. He's the single biggest reason they've missed the playoffs and to at least three non playoff years. You have brutal month early in always don't mind that they missed that year and I remember talking to him in our first you know -- it was an altercation but and I called an average and he he came back a year to focus we do. Regret whatever you call long average he he had a nice run late in the year. And they almost made the playoffs and this year he was brutal he was pretty bad as first ten games before he got hurt I'm not gonna sit there and it just concede that if he had gotten knocked Obama who cheat sheet that it would restarted and I think he would have been pretty bad perhaps a year -- wasn't right but because he gets brought over there yet then that becomes the reason look -- first and games this year. I think you sabres senators under ninety so what was that. Was that some carry over was at that its head wasn't right all I'm asking because he's the expert and the psychology the Buffalo Sabres and he does that take some blame. I love the -- -- stuff in the league. Yes that is very I'm worried about his -- criticizing anybody or is only goal. He brilliant he understands that situation and I love them percent. He hates it when people say they went on strike who does this always happens. It's life who say that. A lot of people don't hear about the baseball strike and with a locked out and -- football and if I ever hear hockey strike it's going to lock out Malacca and I'm getting by pro union side come out on. They've locked out they did not go on strike but the average Joseph out there doesn't know anything about how labor worst calls of the strike it's it's wrong so thank you -- at least. -- -- -- No I didn't at 8030550. Is our number talk sabres -- busts -- Mike show Jerry Solomon is here to until 6 o'clock. -- -- -- Roy on Rauf says what he said about not appreciating it when were criticized publicly Roy -- tiptoe through that even. It sounded to me to say all that was hard for him. Like he almost sounded nervous. -- basically his point was I'm used to it. -- still a defining trait to him it's seems you know from a fan's standpoint is how hard he is on himself. How do you see him. As. A part of the the the picture here in the future -- Hamilton brought up the idea of -- being moved like how do you see them. Mike talked about the Mets. One and from the ideas. They're related to win the out -- -- aptly -- they believe they did. A third shades of truth here but you know what when the media. Says all over and over and over again that. Organic it's all wired himself to me afterlife -- it is becomes of you know gospel. You know it's not true. Really it's as he talks a certain way in the media that beneath -- -- -- on everybody anybody else and I'm I'm saying that the relations Derek Roy who. And always a whipping boy I'm not gonna depend them to a great extent but. It's always like Roy as the whipping boys Hogue brought all the time supposedly in Phoenix this family and it's too hard on himself I guess I'm just saying that -- gets to be too. One way after awhile well maybe so but I think the more likely -- always advanced sick of this idea he was hurt the second half. If you're hurt -- And miss the people that talk about how it's hard and so -- find out a future not tell me because it's in everybody's -- I'm sure there are guys -- got -- list 2122 guys in the certainly have more goals and Thomas in the last three years they're probably odd little Nixon. Injuries the second after the years he's so different for everybody else that the users because he's maybe. Injury prone that's another woman never comes up here we -- ready to talk about injuries. And maybe you sabres have to replace that get hurt. No -- about Myers. The way he's built constructed -- we gonna implant to keep my games a year now -- just -- these things out there rather than the usual. Platitudes in and simple. Explanations. Thomas then it would hurt come out come out and tell me why why should he do that. And are some some report tell me I just I'm not gonna sit there and give him a break as he gets hurt. And I you know I made another list of guys who might not score many goals in the last three years to a better than him. I came up with thirty you know and I didn't even look at the what do socialist. Guys they're better than Thomas -- I know you don't like that used throw up as. Salary and it makes seven million a year and as easily fifty boards NHL better than them. I don't put comment on the list. On the list with that -- outrage from palm models of all star. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Great Schneider in the Mattingly terribly good sabres is that linked to underlying rate that he's -- he doesn't even call him any gold that you would think. But let the to have scored more goals in the last three years in his absolute crime. This is how 7120. And that article you want to -- the Paper out of my pocket at the players. On that list that the goal scorers that the stamp calls Malkin Crosby like to virus. Lucci possibly in I don't know what this -- the -- -- -- -- -- that the dean Richards. Number of Richardson. Of stalls Cali and Franzen Zetterberg and you career. The players -- better than Thomas got sick of the isn't. Good player good. And I know last year right. Thought he was almost I don't plays in the year down the stretch for a way of playing great for a month or so. I'm sick of taken months of exceptional periods and using them to judge this team. Miller is not. An elite goalie. Danica is not only goal score rough is not -- coach. And -- here is not even average general manager and the owner. Has blinders. You want -- that's you wanna synopsis of the things around this team Stafford. There you go. For Patrick last year where every -- about your goals and four by different games. I'm again -- -- at sixteen even strength goals this year with people stop making these people in players out to be what they're not. There's not a great player on this team until Myers that's up to this point that you guys app from my keys the next you know Bobby York. -- out of -- for the first time in three years showing up in the first month of the season. And up. Mixture he would he will be 220 so it's about time -- shape up -- -- Jerry you're off by turn by turn it. Are off the rails your read me a list of all stars and tell me that you wanna blame bank for not being on that list. Which -- anecdotes that -- you all again because of his money all the way you could just unit and why -- we tell us like it really is you're explaining people who get it wrong blaming fans. You're blaming people who probably email you and say that Thomas manic is blaming -- You're blaming your blaming your readers like people who somehow think that. It's called hockey strike or that you know -- is better than Datsyuk who those people there -- you talk about. I don't understand the criticism is. He has to be great because. Somebody says he's great. Does he really have to be like someone and you want them. To tell us at these horror I mean you know -- know what people think in their thinking if he did that you'd -- he's making excuses and thank I would. I got into and it helmets meet somebody all right and -- it let's say that. I've got -- saying they never makes excuses he looked pretty obvious to me that he was hurt but I don't know it. And he's he he steps away from the criticism rough and I don't think that that's bad I think that you know could be called leadership it just depends. Maybe what what you think of is value hours game. I don't know -- I don't understand that list a maybe register on understand you got -- -- -- as you did what he did pull a piece of Paper out of almighty. Summit here callers and listeners to call and say while. I'm Thomas is one of the top fifty Fords in the NHL. Game and I think they don't want these people would have bought by this point he'd be scored forty -- all the -- he'd be an all star. -- I mean it's a criticism of of of the that he's got all stars that I know that I'm not allowed. When they're spending money -- -- thirteen point five million dollars invested in him and Miller it's it's off the rails to suggest that the -- -- That's what I do I wanted to tell the players that aren't over and on the team. Sure I don't panelist. The couple figure. 8030550. Your calls after sports I'm Mike show that your.