Good morning Paula how are you today. I'm glued to catch up that's better Friday night while you were in Toronto. I would. Pretty exciting moment -- still waiting for the congratulatory phone call. That's because -- you know that's when my car was probably was unbelievable. I know it but I know you appreciate your probably nervous just like I was right maybe perhaps you're sitting there in -- with your hands you know ready you know -- by the -- there hoping and waiting now. But I ordered all of them. No way a now we -- -- -- German I text to Terry Collins. There's after the seventh inning it's that you can't take him out. Odd thing is that admits this earlier we'll get to the common a second thought I I got home that night and I had had it was out so watch the game and I told Johnson a dvi and post game show wanna -- coverage. Terry Collins was. Like tortured. In the post game interview she was no not smiling he was so. Visibly tore up by leaving him did. And going some twenty plus pitches beyond the pitch counties kept -- and we'll know more in five days hopefully this doesn't cost them a career that does it was was it worth their enemy I could not believe. How torn up this guy was about the pitch count. Talked to a career yeah. -- know I've checked out what caught a career I don't think the minutes guys manages to make history is our will be fine. -- maybe I mean it may -- -- -- our rights and skip this I think caught in my career is it a little too dramatic. I -- he would I could not believe how upset he -- anyway are so what did you learn from the NHL come by and other then. No one of the Russian players admitted -- after the treadmill. Bet. You. If these. -- -- you're the only one I've made it one of those things where are not talking without the -- in their strength and conditioning coach newspapers and is that you put it up pretty quickly if -- who's in shape who's not you can Paula shape. And mean but who's been. You know a -- shape -- -- know he's here. Lindy Ruff talked about with young players. All. You know the bell got to go off I mean. Jurors separate dollars body was in shape you know -- you realize that there was another -- that he could go to. You know -- or I think you know. Well you know aren't just seemed like -- -- also that you guys in better shape. But I think that you know what when they might not give -- metro velvet find out some of -- find out that. You know there's another level -- to which you can being. You had a chance to talk to some other Russian prospect the top Russian prospects Paul all of them I think played junior hockey in North America. You know the story is -- you know people are wondering how they. -- you know is that -- gamble would be taken these guys because the threat of staying in Russia and going to the KHL what did you get from your conversations with any of those guys about that topic. Sure all you know really from what I would gather and talk you guys as an option they want to play in the NHL. The of the problem mrs. you know everybody can talk just about the injuries. And I mean act you played two games all year now where you gonna going to do well. I mean everybody knows and ending you've been talking about his work that work ethic and -- golf will realize there's work ethic. And our you know don't understand that okay yeah I hear your blog is really you -- as the NHL planet and GL. But bomb he was able to participate. In the days in the festivities there. Not very -- he's very ankle injury and he did not participate he was there any reason gym clothes and stuff but. D'Amato -- all right name monarch as they have mono -- Reassures me yes not -- was diagnosed -- it's another one of the reasons he didn't participate. Yeah absolutely he came and I asked what I know with its top. You know what you wish you could have taken part. Mean the guy do -- -- yet -- You know what you do in those things are pretty -- I'd like to show people like can do it. If they were talking about that you know going under the camps you know the sabres held their camp I'll might not exactly sure one if this coming up very soon. And you know he's talking about border camps and things like that but once again. You know how much physically is he going to be able to do well for the draft. It pollinate when the teams -- these camps like. NFL teams invite players and they I got a sense it was just meet the coaches put them up on the board see how much they gather from football. When they do that camps for the hot the hot new prospects. Minutes you know what what -- -- -- -- what do I think -- is it like a training -- work -- I mean -- skating you're you're checking -- practicing that type of thing. They'll talk that Doug McKinney what you know what they do it he's excited about you you know this is this that you -- and he really enjoys it he he's that we can do. We get one that's what I think here Toronto. But. It sounds like what the sabres who was more on site testing. And you know they've heard the other there's no sense repeating what they've already seen. So a lot of what debut was on -- And you know we'll talk to him again you know they'd they'd meet with all the prospects in Toronto but they get another chance to have them in their building. Have a chance to talk with someone in Iraq as a chance to you know meet them and see them on the right and that type of thing. So it's -- I'm walking in done -- a thing end. There's just something where you know now that certain goals here they've got the money -- that they can do let you know they never could do it before. -- and I think all of what does that. I'm trying to fix -- other teams that might do it through. But now you know -- you know they've increased their starting budget. You know like there's some real good opportunity to you know talk to players and that's -- there's an answer any questions they might help about. -- -- different things that can happen on the LA. And different testing that they can do their. One -- one lesson with a Russian -- got a couple questions about the current team than -- one of the -- and when asked about 80305 -- -- by the -- join -- Paul Hamilton with us was that. The NHL com on this past weekend the draft June 22 in Pittsburgh. How does it help. In terms of you know if you draft a Russian player you talked to these guys you said you know some of them. You know -- managing pretty well in terms of we heard some of the sound actually this morning in terms of the interviews how much is up these guys have played and lived. At some point in North American terms of that transition to the NHL game if you're gonna take one of them and hope you get an impact right away. -- helps a lot. Just think they used to the call security uses English now all. Good car I think you don't hear opening and talk spoken English for a year they did pretty well. I'm more comfortable I received -- there were two questions you looked at me and I'm. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- let now -- city opera and I'm not accusing our spirit that is productive but again I'll do what you're out you know but. If one asked the questions so you although fully language barrier out. Don't Malkin does that. I can used to do that so. You know I've I've seen certain Russians do where. They know what you're asking them but they they don't want -- the question that I don't know I don't think that's what he was doing that. You know see. I thought we have parties spoke English very well considering he has been spoken language in your area. When Max did you know come friend that's -- really three off right that would be -- would you would understand why would say that. The air. And Asia and then -- icon. -- talk earlier -- -- the Oilers. GM. Mentioned that it would take something significant. That he's taken some soft calls for the number one pick overall but it takes something significant. To give up the number one pick. What is significant for the sabres to give up to get the number one pick. One of the Jeremy just sit on -- you know o'clock -- times the other guys played junior wrote in late in Edmonton. Who have used to who was a number one pick for the sabres. But a very good year the sabres have. Stable for the young defenseman. And you know may be an admin then that the water dropping early and a lot of drafting of sports. And they they really haven't -- that people -- who has -- well so I would say all you know and I. It would also do does that mean Edmonton but still have a number one pet. Do think straight with the sabres and maybe triggered a number one pick what. Aspect you know and then they would be able to make being able to get a good prospect who plays defense. So that might be a significant move there the question -- service sabres won the public. And the other thing Paul someone told me years and attacks that admits he wants players not picks and I said well let's trying to contain the sabres players that -- the -- picks and turn them and the players. There's report the Carolina wants the -- eighth pick pro player and we'll see if that happens so you know when you're talking of the draft where it's it's two weeks from Friday. Every team is involved that this is. This is probably -- the weekend of the year that the draft we and that. Most happens more than free agency more than the deadline and this is the week I think -- the new way NHL. I'm -- and a new blood post lockout it seems like this is where teams really. Get things done. Well -- soon as -- -- in Minnesota last year what's the first thing going on proud owner here being traded. I mean we're assuming they got off the plane. Carter and Richards. Right particle image -- around the draft. Exactly so -- -- -- also the first thing that. You know you -- working out of it in these Susie got there's so. I mean is the usually there are also usually there are that you go to the drought -- -- very disappointed. And and the expected a lot of movement and that no movement happen but then it drops like last year where the other significant movement. And there's also case to make for the sabres and I've been. Pumping up the regular managed trade up if they don't last and they picked. Twelve and 21 they picked in this bit right it was odd twelve vet and 26 -- Tyler Myers and Tyler writes so you read it you can get. Both hockey players with a twelve and twenty protects. But they -- the worst you're happy here while we're gonna happen is thinking. Four of the top forty -- effects. In you know and and and see what they can do with bat and and try to improve their club out like you're probably not gonna get but they don't know I mean Myers did jump right into the national popularly. But that you don't have been looking at the mock draft the hockey news did that. It and it it. With the best but it all happened before Lou this is these. Well if you're good at stake -- local writer -- over the defenseman who like Brian Campbell who -- -- They've done it before they take place that they don't. And they -- aborted take a play they don't need and like in the case of -- -- that's kind of what they weren't. Now he might be appeasement citizen of army a last year -- Sometimes -- thing about this strap that's differ from other drafts as you know once you're down in the twelve and 21 the guy's not on your team immediately so maybe take the best plans think. We'll leave their wait for them all we know 1003 years we're going to be get a college draft for the future. And actually draft of the future as -- other leagues like in the NFL you take a guy he's on your team -- -- -- no matter what. So -- would -- it was in the NHL draft it depends who you're picking and where you Beckham. Yeah at least an obvious case you've got a guy that you really need in the organizations some way to combat the goals bargain Matt let me thank. I got you got away -- the finish is military commitment. And and that that the thing in -- So he's not going to be here the first year but -- state -- draft and defensemen they -- that a guy that you know. Good position that they need. As far as -- god and global for the organization. The update coming up just to multiply wanted to get him one last question on defense and we were taught about this last week and allowed to -- your thoughts they have. Pets sick McNabb they have some young defense and that's certainly would have value. Around the league if they wanted to move one of those guys self whoever dearly -- both going into the final year. Of their contracts. When it comes to defense and what they moved a guy likes to Kara what were your thoughts be about him. Yeah if it that's what they think that that person where they need to move -- -- -- -- sure. And it has nothing to do what -- download secure I'm actually the other. Way -- I know you're you're like them I know that's my thought is that somebody like to hang onto or would you move him rather you know he'd rather keep maybe the young guys McNabb that's it those guys -- moves Kara. No I gotta keep -- I can't trade him a dark just or even at that it's me that we're Edmonton is -- in trade him. I just think he brings too much to the table what sabres need size and open happiness and that type of things tomorrow and the ability. But you say you're -- you sure I mean if you're always one play -- they don't want as -- coming -- experiment. You know. You know it and and particularly to the very good job last year again. Some of the top lying he and we're geared at a very nice job. And had a he had a great world championships and you know he people forget what he was in junior he was named defenseman of the year VOA shell. Of course he was drafted and a lot of they -- the -- seventieth -- last year I don't know of the number outlined. So I still think there's an awkward Cooper you know. But he's the with the comedy defenseman the organization. And still young ones in the pipe. Yeah absolutely I mean I think yes we want need to be about to give a proper draft pick but if he gets me that player that I I really really call it. You know he's not an untouchable -- -- doing this again -- so work is available at WGR 550 dot com you can read up a little bit more on the NHL combined. From this past weekend Paul thanks for coming -- let's have a great day -- Oh.