Listen: Raiders, Eric, George Mcphee discussed on Golden Edge - Vegas Golden Knights Hockey
"Now. We're just waiting for <hes> who the draft picks are and how free agency shakes out in the trades and everything else <hes> we'll see what they do in the draft but you who <hes> you did not get to the charity softball game the other day i did not i did it was <hes> it was an experience vk verse the raiders i got to see a lot of i was very impressed with how bad some of the swings were but how much power they had like their pro athlete so even if they haven't swum swing looks horrific. There's some guys mashing the ball. I said jonathan marsh salt nice little homerun showing yeah <hes> but i thought the most noteworthy first of all the raiders <hes> in a game where each run was worth a thousand dollars to charity intentionally walked player with the bases loaded it was jose can take playing for the the golden knights intentionally walked with the bases loaded when the charity gets a thousand dollars for every run respect. I mean just win baby. It's the raiders i the raiders philosophy but that was a little bit questionable vont perfect the raiders <hes> who clearly looked like he wanted to punch the girl that was pitching hitching during the homerun derby. Turn it off. She i in fairness devante perfect. She was struggling but i also think her struggles had a little something to do with him. Standing there like basically threaten her pleats right like come on guy is a charity softball game like what are we doing here. I mean even for hard knocks. Save for the hard to handle with him. I'm i'm kinda with them. 'cause like i would be very frustrated if it's a timed event and she can't get the ball over the plate like come on. Let's go. I gotta i gotta get some swings in here <hes> but that was something i thought the only real significant things it was all fun and games and charity and everything it was great. <hes> everybody drinking everybody on the field drinking the revolt seven five training dale. All the layers were drinking it. He was drinking one in his glove. Love in the field that was a good move had a nice move right. There also had one when he was running running the bases at first base <hes> so everybody was out there sampling but eric howlett the plate again eric allah who missed basically the entire season played and we got to see him test out the surgically repaired knee. So where do we think the nights actually bell on this when eric hollow enough to george mcphee like hey. I want to play in this charity softball game you know. I don't think they were happy happy now but he i'll also say this <hes>. I think this is okay. I mean on on the field. I'm kind of debating like what you heard on the field that you can say whatever i was on the field outstanding near eric how after he hit his inside the park home run which he actually got around the basis pretty well after he scored. It was kind of welcome back to the bench lake. You know that kind of testing like okay. I think i feel like he. He seemed like he was okay but i did hear him talking to some of his teammates <hes> <hes> over on the bench and he said yeah i was. I know you're supposed to hit it. Get a single and then get a pinch-runner. I don't you know i kinda got caught up in the moment and so the plan certainly wasn't for him to try to leg out an inside the park home run. That was just a competitive thing where he's like. I'm going for his next at bat. He did stop at first base in which probably could've been a double stopped at first and then had chance pinch run for him. Which probably was the better move. I think that they're they're much more happy with him. Not running on and let the chance potentially tears a._c._l. Then eric allegation injured again but he looked okay though that good for him you know good from those shown up for obviously a good cause but yeah i have to imagine just george mcphee and climate criminal just like clenching their fists as he goes for second on a inside the park over and then used <hes> the the runs scored was an extra thousand dollars for charity so you got you gotta do if i mean the raiders are going to try to take away money by walking people like you might as well try to get money went scorn on the inside the park home run but that was a cool vets. If for those we're out there. I'm sure you enjoyed it. If you did not go they might try again next year and maybe put some more restrictions on some of the guys running the bases but we'll find out how that all plays out with the golden knights lost in the end they did. They did suffer a comeback win. The blue lead not used to doing that. I guess but ooh as soon as deep too soon. I know he's still got the sharks. Were booed at the awards last night so i don't think fans have forgotten that is true <hes> but yes the the comeback for the raiders as they get victory crowd really didn't seem happy. I think the crowd forgot. The raiders are also las vegas team. <hes> they were very much on the side of educa- and against the raiders in that game other notes that we should get to before we wrap up here we talked last time. We're hearing about the chicago wolves. They're run in the call. Their cup playoffs they fall short short <unk> lose in the final to the charlotte checkers always always a dangerous opponent the checkers you gotta watch out for this checkers <hes> hilarious bit of symmetry here with the <hes> wolves losing in the first round of the playoffs last year making it to the final this year and losing five games whereas whereas the nights made into the final and lost in five games last year and then lost in the first round this year wow really weird. You know i over lapping. I don't know what the right word is. Not a half mode your. I'm really a bad to check your dreaming about the beaches of kansas city awesome great tan. I'm gonna come back looking sell great. I don't think that's true. I don't think there's a possibility of tanning in kansas city. I can still great run for the wolves even though they fell short charlotte was the best team in the n._h._l. Pretty much all year finished with the best regular season record but still obviously a great proving ground for guys like cody glass nick haig who i talked to them on the phone specifically keg before the final and they really seem to be enjoying that whole experience in that team. The early seemed to on together to go on that run so i think if you're the nights that's only positive experience. It's not the stanley cup playoffs of course but it has playoff experience science. They they're battle-tested. They get extra games and cody glass wasn't up until the very end of the season so you really didn't get a whole lot of experience at that level until the end of the year and we'll see how that pays off for him as well well. I think i think it's very valuable <hes> the experience that those guys got in in a championship type of setting and we'll see how that plays out as we said <hes> last couple of things free agency about to kick into full garin again. We don't know how much room they're going to have under the cap depending on what kind of traits that can make us right now. They have no room to really do do anything. It's all about kind of figuring out how to restructure with gustav carlson and figure out how to get there but there are some guys that were going to try to find out about two yeah. We got stood. William carlson restricted free agent. He's probably rubbing his hands together. After kevin hayes deal use have a restricted free agent. Jimmy schuldt who they got at the end of last year as a college agent a restricted free agent. They need re-sign. They've got a couple more restricted. Free agents like tomasz <unk> sudan. They have to make decisions on and then of course the unrestricted guys derek. England is gonna play another year. He says he wants to play another year will win the nights be able to find some sort of agreement. That might be tricky. Especially with the cap situation same with peer edward belmore unrestricted free agent are they gonna have room under the cap to be able to add a fourth line center. Are they going to have to spend so much money in their kind of probably higher priority areas where they'll be none leftover from brand peren carpenter also unrestricted free agents. We'll see see what happens. There is important now that even though they are over the cap right now are they still got david clarkson's contract five point two five million dollars once they place him on long term injured reserve than they can exceed the cap by his cap head so they can go over the cap by five point two five million dollars. That's it helps. They still have a lot of work to do to be able to probably resign all the guys they want to yeah. There's definitely some <hes> some maneuvering and some creativity ativity by the golden front office to try to get some of these deals done. We'll see as you mentioned. I think you know the england. Situation is very interesting because he seems to want to be here and you wanna play again. I and i don't know how he fits."