We don't allow us we -- the transit movie retro. The rights. Which is going to be equal rates. We'll get to the Thursday concert lineup. But Tom on the pick up bottle we're going to the break with it was which was talk about captain signal a Matthews got a piece of the website. Search advanced statistics he's got on about about Derek Roy wanna look at them. Which would be to younger players who we are going the right talking about captains. And I you'd mentioned -- -- say in how good of a captain he was there's another got it. You know for a lot of fans we don't know that kind of stuff how important guy like that is because he just looks like -- old defenseman who can't skate anymore but you know we're talking of the concept danger of holding players accountable on Paul Hamilton recently that a piece about Jason Thomasville in his first year is -- the common goals was the choice for Lindy Ruff. Why do you think that was the choice and and how do you think of him as a as a -- the candidate. Well. Going going in the last year if you know people were talking about panicked. Common bill. Cost there are a bunch of names being tossed around. And when they pick common bill to be honestly I was I was not surprised. Gets a lot of respect from his teammates works gives everything he has every night. And you know what he he's well spoken and he's he's great for he's a great guy to be a spokesperson for the team I think. Now I'm not I don't think that's a bad choice at all it you know. I've never played for a when he was -- when he was captain so I don't know. If he changed anything but if he was the same player he was. When I was his teammate. It's -- good choice. Since you seen -- played for him visit. What do you think that when when guys -- -- applying for him in a way. Yes and kind of guy in a way I I think so I I think you know these guys -- your of the leaders of the team there just below the coaches and you know right. You know they've they're the guys that that really hold the locker room together and and of the guys that you show the most respective. With common bill. Or with prevail with any these guys. When you talk about accountability -- that -- the need to be the guy that's gonna hold players to that or -- have you know -- sergeant in arms that. Do that's kinda that's one of the things that. -- stressed was that. It doesn't have to always -- him and that. You know when another player hold another player accountable or a guy makes a bad play or guys yelling at the -- and and you know. One of the players doses shut up let's stop talking of the -- something along those lines. You know he basically just stated that. That's okayed that action that's shouldn't hurt anybody's feelings. That. You know somebody notices something that's not in the best interest of the team. And your holding them accountable and you're letting everyone know along with app player. You know that you know they're doing something wrong and they need to get better and need to know which you know Smart enough. For me. You know when he got a guy that can stand in the middle of -- locker room and and speak with as much passion and just leadership and but to strengthen -- and strengthen words and you know that's what that's what he brought to the table he stood up in the middle locked Herman. And he held guys accountable he would he could go around the room. And say things the players and and be honest with them and they would respectfully said. 803055188550. To five -- you can text us at 55550. -- us and now all want to stuff we're all Roosevelt's new -- on WGR. For rom for the playoffs at this point I liked it when I ask you about. Long term careers you know we mentioned lockout stuff -- Taurus hit on -- -- hosts. Braun hitting rose -- ball it seems like. It's like the league is kinda of a bit a bit lost. In terms of where it wants to go what it wants to beat. You mentioned in the Swedish league that you played and they have had checked penalties that are automatic penalties the league does not appear to be going in that direction. Put it in and put the whole thing in perspective for me the junior say out death -- the concussion talk the depression talk. All of the things that have really come to the forefront for a lot of sports fans trying to deal with. You know as a former player who. Fought a good fighters there was -- was -- -- help -- with a list or who are Rick Ripken and a third I'd be lack we'd be lack. I don't know what do what does it out how to that all hits you over the last couple years it's been like what's 1516 months this is all really come out. That's it's scary stuff. There were. A lot of times you know. Coming out of retirement when I came at a retirement that you know I I could relate to how they were feeling. There is a sense of you know. Some of these -- some a couple of these guys were still playing so album but. You know I I don't really I'm not really familiar with with their particular. A situation. You know obviously. There's research and you read articles and when these things these things certainly to -- I I was reading about them and I started there it took to stop reading about me it was like you know what I I -- I'm trying to you know -- while -- honestly the -- Made an appointment to see -- neurologist today I got some tests done there were there a lot of lot of things that that we're. Concerning me. In my life that you know I it I wanted to. Deal with before it dealt with me and you know I don't know if that's. Directly caused by a it's that they head are not time will tell I guess but. You know it's it's it's a scary thing I think. I I think you got to listen to some of these former players that you know they're living proof. You know I I I think the junior say Al. Incident was was the icing on the cake -- -- use this it's like. How much worse can get you know and this is this becoming an epidemic now it's happening. You don't you know just necessarily have to take your own life in order to. Get someone's attention about this in and look at. -- the 2003000. Former NFL players that are suing him -- lawsuit and you know -- -- this this I think it's gonna get a lot worse before it gets better. The only concussions that you had mean. Diagnosis back then was not the same as it is now and I back -- in a five years ago is when it was now. But also the same time. But he really in a position of saying it you know I mean. Would Darcy reviewer really give me an extra year my deal if I had four concussions a year before. Probably not. But I don't think that's fair because here I am sacrificing my life literally now we realize that players sacrifice their lives -- do this job. Play sports you know it's. I don't know. Tough it's a tough spot for a player to be an and it's soft spot printing valuable it's you know it's it's an uncomfortable spot to be and to be quite honestly because now now regardless of whether you have. These things affecting your life or not and I'm not saying you're right now I'm just saying. You know to watch for -- now now yet to be concerned about and it's just one more thing got to be concerned about all the other things be concerned about it. You know it's it's it's kind of -- joke actually. It's really just it's. It's which part of it would William that -- -- it's just pathetic you know you. You do something you'll love for salon -- -- granted we got paid very well do it. But there's no my mind I would give back everything I had. Every single thing I had. For myself. Now it's just it's enough for me it's it's. It's not -- worth it it it makes me sick to my stomach to think that. There guys out there now that are that are suffering people. Aren't they just. It looked and I think that everything's great because they had a career and a lot of money in but I think that people realize that after you're done playing in. Even when you're playing those things don't matter as much as people think they -- Another not you know first and foremost. -- healthier. And then after that it's Hillary won a prayer but. At that time Mino for three young guys and that's -- you might have been. There's not the you know you don't have a family -- -- -- only -- starting probably younger. And there's that feeling of invincibility right thank everyone seems to think that that's a big part of it is that when you're young. And you know only if you've made it to the NHL. You probably feel like there's an there's an element of that. Yeah well I mean that's exactly right so when your plane. That's that's a great point is that when you're playing that the ten years that I played professionally. Minus lock your windows Europe. But. You never think about these things you never think that it it's gonna happen to you or it can happen but. The truth of the matter is is that it is you -- its eggs that's exactly what it's. You know you're I was on the fast track for that when I started playing in junior. You know first time ever got knocked out I was fifteen years old I was knocked completely unconscious in the race. I was playing for the telling Canadians tier two junior it was fifteen and knock down fight there was a line brawl and -- audio guy. And you just beat the crap out of me and I was unconscious on the ice gone and he got on top news hitting me and -- -- is the guy that was suspended for twenty games back to back in the NHL on two years ago came off the bench in absolutely annihilated the guy. Like just so you know it's one of those things where man was I ever glad that that guy and that's why defended him -- whenever understood when he got. Suspended for ten games are not nine games and in ten games. Why I was defending him and that was huge reasons -- because he you know he I don't think he saved my life but he. He did did a great thing for me that any -- for life near 1515. -- So he was sixteen and watch her and to watch him -- dust that's one Euro was the best thing I've ever -- -- on video -- -- -- wait -- -- it lives but. So you say it you would. You would go back and undo it. Yeah I was you know what what I I loved every minute I I I played hockey in and I would I wouldn't. I wouldn't. Trade my career in for the world but you know I mean I would love love to have you know -- a different style player I just love the game so much say. I I would do you know -- -- not have these health repercussions you know at the end of my career whether it's -- like. You know it's funny I. I was more often than not I was in the press box and it was on the ice and you know the truth of the matter is is that even if you're not playing you're still physically beating that however your body whether it's in the weight room on the ice on the -- regardless. You know and then you get back in the lineup and you fight and you you know so. Over the years you you develop the the where terror in your body you know and it one day if it's not my -- it's my shoulder it's not my hand it's my other hand it's not my back it's my wrist it's my ankle it's my neck it's my head. It's like there's something every single day but. You just learn to live and it just just learn how to. You know. Get through today some days. Industrial 550 Texas twit is if you Narnia and you sort of thing to add to it Matthews got yep who gets more fun plan in the show but them. You and ask -- but the the future of of fighting in the sport because in the playoffs it it does tend to go away at least in the later rounds in the finals you probably won't see much of it. On how much should we -- going for.