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05:34 min | 2 weeks ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"If if Kevin Adams tomorrow was going to announce that Don Granato is the new head coach, this team Think there'd be a lot of people that are very pleased. And okay with that decision moving forward, Okay? Yeah. My question to you is What is the coach? If it's not Don Granado. What coaches? Are you okay with Is, um is, uh Quinn, one of those coaches He would not be my first choice. He wouldn't be on my top. We heard Rick talk it. Uh, you know, last week I interviewed with the Sabres. What is the coach? That if it's not Don Granato, what is the coach that you would be okay with? Well, I'll tell you this the number one guy on top of my list, and it was always the number One guy on top of my list was Gerard Gallant. And now is that because you won No when he got fired from the Florida Panthers, I said Air Vegas airs your coach. When he got fired from Vegas. I said Seattle layers your coach. He's Remember him when he was an assistant with Montreal had a long conversation with him here in Buffalo. I have loved him as a coach as a person. What type of coaches he Marty. He's a player's coach. You know what he does? I mean, So there's for example, Alex stuck. Alex stock was a rookie in Vegas. Alex Duck, love the Vegas style, Right? Like I'm gonna set up dinners. I got friends here, friends there. I'm going to show in the Lamborghini. Most coaches Said a kid. How about you, uh, your head in the game and let's play the game right now. George La George Island is like you do what you have to do to be at your best. You want to try the lamb? Both. You want to be Bill Jackson to Phil Jackson's same thing, but give me or everything you've got. That's how I'm going to be a player's coach to you. I'm going to give you a rope. You do what you want with that row, and when it's not working, we're going to do it My way exactly there. I agree. He's not a soft, puppy like dog like you guys do whatever you want. Walk all over me. No, I'm going to give it to you. Then give me something back. I love that from Joe Gallant. I love that. It was real offer that guy gone through a wall for that guy. So this is a guy that you would probably say Gerald Gallant would be a player's coach, but he is good for older guys that are established that he's good for middle aged guys. Okay. I think it's good for everybody. Um, And I think you saw it at the world championship now, and that's just the use A very recent example. They're down three. Oh, there's no panic. It's Let's let's get one game going, right. I I really believed that he communicates well, he'd be my number one guy if that's not Don Granado and be George gone, But who knows? He's gonna have his pick enough teams. Probably who knows? Maybe not, But or maybe he's asking for a lot of money. I have no idea what that's what coaching vacancies are open. The Rangers. Columbus, Columbus Rangers, Arizona, Arizona, Seattle Buffalo. Yeah. Where else? Mhm. Well, Ducharme is going to earn that job now. It's not that's gonna is going to stay there. Um You know, And there might be some like for drug gallant If there's not an ideal situation, five teams currently right now that maybe a minute, maybe Winnipeg who knows what they do with Paul Maurice? Yeah. Who knows? But go ahead. Read. Make your point. You're right. Go ahead. I was just gonna say there's five teams out there. Then there was maybe while or better. It's rumored that Ron Brenda more as his contract done up, but it's still not. Pen to paper. So who knows? I think Rod Brennan. More knows that he does not need to have his contract. Um, go out publicly until the season's done. Would you? Would you agree? I would agree. I would think it's a handshake and we gotta we gotta deal done. Yeah. But okay, so to go back to question, though, so I think Granado for me is the likely guy because I really like how the team looked and he had a team. That was way worse. Talent wise, then away. They started at the start of the season, but the systems were good. The commitment to a team game was good and all three zones. He got the best out of the young guys. I really like what he did. But if you want to go a different route, and for me, it's not And there's a lot of other coaches out there. There's the Bob Hartley the bro's brewed row. Uh, the guy Boucher. Um well, there's a Tortorella. There's a lot of them out there and they are NHL coaches. For a reason. It would be George Gallant. Number one. I think David Quinn would come in at third or fourth in that list for me because the Rangers were scoring and outscoring teams like crazy. Yes, they had a couple of games where you know Zibanejad went off, but I think he found an offense from a team that really Nope. In Erin's advantage at but he got it out of Philip. He'd only got it out of Butch Nevins. He got it out of a lot of guys. I like that. I got Adam Fox to be and you're very special player like I I like him. What about Bruce Boudreau? Because we were talking and listening. And, you know, I think Bruce Boudreau is, uh, is a coach that Is interested in Buffalo. He's.

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

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05:48 min | Last month

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"The bulldog here, read Paul's peace. W gr 5 50 dot com or access it. Through the Odyssey up a U D A. C Y. What is your latest summation on the coaching search? I still believe in my mind if if it were my search Rod Brind'Amour, but probably be the only one that would take me off. Don Granato. I think Don Granado is the Guy in front. I think if Brenda more were to become available with, you know, it's good of a coach that he is and he's played. He's won a Stanley Cup with Kevin Adams. They're quite familiar. He's quite familiar with. Karmanos also. Was going to be part of this decision, so oh, I I you know, I in. Maybe they would come across somebody in their interviews that just knocks their socks off. It's a wait a minute. You know what, And that's why they're doing these interviews. And that's why I applaud them for doing these interviews and not just saying, You know what we're doing is gonna go with her, not because he did a good job. I did do a good job and he deserves to be the front runner. But I think you're doing yourself a disservice. If you're not doing all these energies, you got the time to do it. Why not exhaust everything? Why not interview college coaches? Why not interview Boudreau? Why not interview assistant coaches get get, You know the top candidates in And find out what they're all about, because you may get surprised along the way. Wonder, Paul. I mean, you mentioned Brenham or is an alternative. T Granato. Um, I've sort of felt like we We liked the Boudreau idea on this show Mike more than me, but I liked it. Fine. Um, you know, back before even Kruger was dismissed. Um, because it was, you know. Okay, Well, get in here. Get your systems, uh, deployed And what else? The island off the waste a month and a half or two months of next season with everybody, like learning what their responsibilities are and all that sort of stuff. Get some familiarity. But now I feel like with Eichel, Uh and Reinhardt sounding like you know, they're not. I'm not optimistic about them being here. Feel like I'm in the myths of another tear down, rebuild type situation, and I don't know about a veteran coach for that, like somebody that you hired to go win because I feel like it's Realistic to think it's going to be a couple of years before this team's ready to win. I could see it being young, but I don't know if I I don't know if I'd go around with the tear down for the simple reason. I think you've got Ah, young core now, Now is this core as is? Is this gonna win? No. But if Michael and Reinhardt aren't here anymore, Let's speak positively that they made good trades. And got some good. Whether it's young talent, whether in town pits in the league. What Whatever that may be, would think it's guys they're going to be plugged into the lineup. And I think that would be very good hockey players for the sabers, either right now or within a year. So that's why I don't I just don't envision. This is a total tear down to me is we're getting rid of everybody. That's it. We're starting over. And with what? With what? You're going to get back from Reinhardt and Michael with some of the pieces. I think you already have in place that it showed us that they can play pretty well. I don't know. I just don't. I don't look at it as a total rip down. All one more. What is your favorite playoffs storyline so far. What a pig jets! That's crazy, especially what they did lead in Game three. Where he looked all was lost. Third period 413 minutes. What was it three minutes and three seconds later was tied. Yeah, I gave up on it. Yeah, I gave up on that game. I watched everything I could watch even with the golf on yesterday, but I totally gave up on winning packed last night, you know, make for the first time in the serious make David and drives Idol showed up. Playing well. And get on the board put points up on the board. And it just you know, that was something that I found really interesting. You know, as far as that serious goes I don't know if I well, I do know I did not expect the blues to get swept. They to me. They just really didn't get off the mat at all. I mean, the Nate McKinnon and that line absolutely dominated O'Reilly in his line. It It was it was. I was dumbfounded How I know they're good hockey players, but so is the O'Reilly Line. And it was so uneven. It was like they were playing two different leagues, so that that surprised me. Ah lot. I think. Hey, As you know, I think we've talked about before. I like the Bruins. I did. I did not expect them to take the Capitals and five and I know a couple of the Bruin victories in the middle of the serious came in overtime. But I still thought the Bruins were the much better team and some of those games anyway, even though they went to overtime. So I expected the capital's need to have a little more pushback than Then I think we've seen Tampa doesn't surprise me at all. Why they hung out there champions. They hung out the regular season. Yeah, Florida did well, the regular season but then being ahead in the Syriza way they are That doesn't surprise me at all. Right, Paul. Nice to hear your voice. Yes. Nice to be back. Nice talking to you. Thank you. Rampal. Balls appearance with us, by the way is brought to you by equitable advisers. Planning for your future is about more than just money. Let equity will be your guide and by relax, Honda Ray Lax. We got this. Lovett Joe is watching last.

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

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03:55 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"They they weren't mentally sharp in a lot of what they were trying to do The best thing to see what happens tomorrow because I think in the short time frame under Don Granados, interim coach Ball, one of the things they've done. Shown the ability. I mean, nothing lingers for that long They're able to come back and improve their effort. Even just the Pittsburgh serious where they weren't very good, at least in the first period of the Saturday game. They came back and played a much better game on Sunday and one So I'm curious to see how they come back. And I can ask that question in with something you referred to last night. Granado after the game, talking about how his team took the easy way out, and he was happy that Boston is their next game again. Exactly and they didn't and that's the thing they didn't give up in this game. I mean, they had 15 total shots in the 1st 40 minutes they had 17 in the third period. Still didn't solve Rask. But they were better and they had some opportunities in the third period. But You know, in the end of the day, it doesn't matter if they had 100 shots. They didn't get anything by the goaltender and You know the I think the one in the first period the saving made on cousins. I mean, it was great because it's thought for sure I he had a goal. I thought for sure he had a goal. I did. Yeah, I mean, because Grass was busy. He was already on the other side of that, making a very good save on rust, aligning. And then it pops out on the other side. Two cousins who has the wide open net. And you're thinking OK, there it is. It's a goal and somehow Rask flies over and gets his love on it, and it makes the saving. No. One at one of cousin seven shots on the game, but Yeah. I mean, right then And there. You're thinking that those were two? Really, really. That was when they had their opportunities from the time to brush took his penalty. It was about eight minutes left in the period. And you had Darlene hit the crossbar. You had those two chances, their medals that was in on a breakaway. Um, all the other really, really good chances for the game came in the last half of the first period. There, you know, Speaking of cousins this you know it, watching him play and and seeing what he could do on a game by game basis has been pretty exciting. He's a personal rush machine. He again showed the ability last night with his speed. To get the puck and just fly up the ice, blow by forwards and go wide on defenseman and be able to get a chance out of it. It doesn't score, but but it was another impressive Russian. We've seen him do that before. Yeah, It's nice to see you because I was anticipating he was going to be really good before he ever got on the ice, but you never know. And it's nice to see he's he's living up to the potential they saw in him when they drafted and drafted him, and he's doing it right away, which is an easy to do in the National Hockey League, and it just shows you what kind of player Sabers have on their hands there and if they If Michael is still here next year. And remains a buffalo saber. You know, I think the sabers air really gonna be. We've Michael and cousins or their top two centers for years to come. I think that's a very, very good place to start when you're trying to rebuild the team. S so I call. I guess Jeremy mentioned the fact There was a picture of Michael. I guess he was at the game last night. We're just trying to figure out Jeremy mentioned. Was he wearing a Bruins cap? I don't know. If you saw Michael or not, if you or trade was holding up a sign, please trade me or anything like the players around the suite level so you don't have access? Sure. Um All any level with you is a sweet level e x out of the weeds there just waiting for a train to jump in there. I'd pay extra to be with you, Paul. You know that. The Reinhardt I wanna ask you about him because we had Don Granado on the show yesterday. Who? And we've brought this up with you before. Mr Hamilton. It's the gift that keeps on giving Don Granato interviews because it's really whether it zoom calls with you guys or the Tuesday chats.

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06:29 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Ago with this year on the show. If you missed it, it's available on demand order. A lot of interesting things he is because he's become a must listen to interview whether it's Yes, yes, you know whether it's with us whether it's You know the zoom call post game the game day interviews. Anytime you talk to the media, it's It's really interesting to hear the insight. A lot of things you want to hear is a fan. Basic things like Yeah. If you're not winning, you better damn well be entertaining basic stuff like that is well, I think stuff that should be basic, but apparently not for all coaches. So it is. It seems like there's something interesting every time he opens his mouth and does an interview with the media. Is it When George gets the job with the Yankees? They says, I'm busting, Jerry. I'm busting right. He's just like overcome with excitement of the Seinfeld reference any time you can work that in I mean, Was Don Granato, creatives and from heaven was he created to exercise every demon coach getting there He's got. He's got their clothes. He's done a lot of the Kruger exercising, and I'm sorry, Howard. I Grudge of mine has to come up. And this man is the answer, right? He wanted to put cousins out against Crosby's. He didn't hear it, too, He said. I was more excited than Dylan was. Ah, he wanted that. This man would not have started. Johan Larsson against God every day, David, It's good that you know, because he didn't get caught up in the moment. This guy Actually understands that young players, you know, I'm gonna give this guy a little bit of romance show little belief in this guy showing that this is a moment for him and understand that, you know, he's gonna chill player. He's highly touted. He's a big boy. He might get worked, and then I'll come back and he'll Get after it again. I mean, and also how do you not learn? How do you learn as a young player? You go against the best? Yeah. Man. He wants to keep Ryan hearted center he want. He wants to see cousins against Cross later against Backstrom. Middle stat. I mean, it's just right. There's there's a lot going right there. I guess the question is and you tweeted this about the centers. Boy, I mean, not to put a downer on it. They think that Brian Hearts their center and that was what lets them trade. Eichel. Is that what we have three centers we can. We'll trade him, and we'll get everything else. Yeah, but that's what I said. I looked at the reverse and saying Now that's the deepest group of centers around here since I don't know. Because who was after I Colin O'Reilly? So that's why I look at a person. I think you're now not right now. You're turning that into a position of strength. Why would you anyway, That's a different discussion, I guess for a different time, but Yeah, I thought I mean, like I said, I think it's uh, you're funny. I said I texted Jeremy next week. I'm gonna ask, don going out or what? He thinks about the 3 to 1 Point system. If he says he loves her, she's getting in with offer sheets thinking you have a new man crush, right? You're just gonna He's gonna hit all the boxes for you over the course of time with us. But I think you know, even like Nate. Gary was tweeting about it too. Like the common about Ryan hard, You know, I just think It's less so that more about you better be entertaining. It's about making the fans happy. It's about scoring the first goal, adding to that with more goals, even the thing about the young players, right, you know, Typically, I think more often than not, you would hear talk teams talk about shielding young players. Now, and I don't mean cousins not playing its center right away. Get his feet wet. Put him in it wing there are there are a lot of responsibilities that come with playing center. So welcome to the NHL, kid. Adjust to the speed. Adjust to the game. Get some time in. Hey, Okay, well, there's an injury. Now We're definitely moving over to center, and he looks fine in those shoes. And as I said, you brought up the point about You know he was looking forward more to play him against Crosbie than cousins was good. It isn't Let's shield cousins. We got to make sure he's playing against the Penguins in the capital's fourth line or third line, and, well, I mean, I don't know that you throw against the Crosby line. You're not putting the decon line against it. You know, rather than shield them. Let's put him out there. Let's expose him to those challenges. Let's see what cousins conduce. Let's see what middle stat conduce you let's not be afraid of young players, the common, he said, You know, I think a lot I think for me when I hear the common I think first about Rasmus, Dolly and than anybody else don't be afraid to make a mistake. Go play the game. Let your skill show let your ability show and if you make a mistake Don't be worried unless it's you're not working hard enough. And that's the reason why you did it. But if you make a mistake, don't worry about me. Pinning you to the bench. Go out. Correct it recalibrate if you will to use a word that don Granada was using the Oh, the he has set green light for darling. Good. All right. You know what a rush up ice he might turn the book over. But that doesn't mean Rasmus. Don't do that anymore, Right? He's gonna last guy said Green Light for Darlene, Deputy didn't coach That definitely didn't have it. That's right. See the thing about Granada. When I know there's an element of You know, week. I mean, I know I have tried as I've gotten older, too. Less often fall in love with something someone says, especially like opening news conferences with coaches love this guy, or, you know, and but in this case he's follows his actions up to the words right in this case, he's telling us why he did the thing He did write the process. The answer always seems to hit, at least with me. Yeah, the right note. I guess that's what I meant to say. I mean, I think His words and the actions match. You know, some coaches will say something, but then when push comes to shove, and you look on the ice or on the field or whatever on the court. The way they coach the game doesn't match up with what they're saying or what their plan was when they first got the job. This guy does that, he says. One thing he says he takes over, he says to the players. Hey, guys, don't be afraid to make a mistake. Okay. Hey, Rasmus, If you haven't turned over, all right, you go back and play and carry the puck over over the blue line and make because you know what you're gonna make more bad place than more good place. Excuse me, then. Bad place for us. That's a really great thing. For a young player to have to know that that coach behind you is not looking over your shoulder when you come to the bench wondering, why did you turn that puck over there? But I mean, it's not just fixing one player me. If you're Kevin Adams you're looking at. All right. Let's go through the list of players that appear to have Improved. It's Darlene. Jackie. How are you? Hey, mentioned Skinner, who's got a bunch of points. You tweeted on his points, all of sort of source..

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02:21 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Give him the keys to the car and let the kids cook. Went on that positive note there like that bad it's a very popular sentiment, and I know you've received not only tweets, but probably text from several people that you know that are feeling the same way and I have received a lot of those. I think you can say this. A word You used the other day a reinvigorated a lot of fans are reinvigorated with the way this team has played, and I don't think it's a hard sell. If Kevin Adams were to come out at the end of the season and say that John Granato is no longer interim base the full time and coach doing it without Eichel doing it without all mark like to me. I mean, those right now are the guys that you think like they have to be in place for the sabers have any chance against these good teams? And they're doing it without him so that To me is what's more impressive than some other things. And, of course, let's let's face it. I mean, Ross, Miss Darlene looks like a number one overall pick the young players that I had written off middle stat. Thompson. Even Aspelin disappoint, like Resurgence for sure so and what's good is there's still three more weeks for us to see if this can continue. And then if don Renato really can be a legitimate candidate to take over full time. Yeah, and like you said, it's the young kids pressed into roles that we don't normally see. And we talk about making the most of your situation with situation is not good in terms of missing some of those players you mentioned. I'll throw in Jake McCabe. Will Borden in that mixes well of, you know, role players that serve a role in a purpose on this team where you've got some of the younger players now Samuel sins in the mix, and I thought it was interesting with Don Granato said. About. You know his pairing with Rasmus crystalline in and how wrist aligning his has helped Jacob Rice. And along and years the word mentoring him. Um, you know the last couple of weeks, so I think you're seeing the maturation of the young kids. And maybe some of those players that have been on this team for a very long time, and all they've known is losing They found new life under Don Granado for sure. Thank you. Pat. Thanks, Brian. Three in a row against the Bruins is the schedule next week Tuesday here at 6 30. Thursday at seven Friday at seven Friday Again fans in attendance here at KeyBank Center. With that we'll put a wrap here on our Paul William Belts. Postgame show. Want to thank our crew back in her Amber studios. TJ.

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06:52 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Complete here from downtown buffalo. The sabers have the one to nothing lead on the Pittsburgh Penguins. We welcome you here to the press box. I'm Brian calls hell, this is the intermission report. Get you back to R. J and Rob with period too. Just a little bit. Shots on goal in period number one in favor of the Penguins. 12 to 9 Buffalo led throughout most of the period. Pittsburgh, adding some of those right at the end. Power plays Pittsburgh. Was called for both penalties. Zucker and Denzel both went to the box and the sabers, though Oh, for two on the man advantage, some good puck possession on the power play, but Wouldn't say a ton of high quality scoring opportunities in terms of what they did with the man advantage. Tristen Jari played yesterday. Casey to Smith is in today and he has made eight saves on nine shots. Dustin Tocar ski so far a perfect 12 of 12. Highlights are coming up as well as the scores from around the NHL. Pamela Carl joining me here now and pat the sabers. Wasted no time on a beautiful two on one scoring 26 seconds into the game and the young players again playing with confidence today, and we saw that early in the game on routes linings goal. Rasmus Darlene gets in on with an assist on the gold cousins setting it up as well. So again, we're seeing the young players getting opportunities. And making the most of them. And what was a very nice play. And you know for a team that played so poorly yesterday in the opening period to come out and have AH, shift like they did to start the game. Today was definitely something Don Granada was looking forward to get rewarded. Um you know you're sitting here after 20 minutes sabers round shot, but I never felt like they were really out chance in that 1st 20 No. And the speed in which cousins and roost Elaine and came in on was really, really impressive. And you could see the speed that Dr not even said in his pregame comments today that he said, you know, we're making a change, even said of the media's I kinda hope you guys notice like They came hard and they came with speed and even on breakouts. The forwards were going and you know, trying to put pressure back on the pens the other way. Clearly, it worked there. Later in the period. Maybe the highlight play. That wasn't a goal was Darlene on a chance? Yeah, He kind of with the drag play in the offensive end creates the opportunity gets around the defenseman and again, you're seeing a player. Who didn't have a lot of confidence earlier this season, a player who looked lost at times on regressing from what we saw in his rookie year for sure, and even somewhat last year, But now you're seeing Rest Miss Darlene able to play his game. And how much should we talked about that since Ralph Krueger was let go by the team, and don Granado is letting these young players play their style, and we're seeing it. Mean, how could you not notice the speed and the pace that this team is playing with? It's because they feel like they can play their game again. And that's what darling can do. Get up the ice make a play because he he has such an offensive side to his game. It doesn't result in a gold but it was a great opportunity. Yeah, the Dragon was pretty What's the rush created by him, passing it off the wall to himself, and he uses his speed to go get it and then comes in with that beautiful hesitation and then drags the puck in for a quality opportunity. One Nothing buffalo here after one Ryan calls deal with Pat Miller Carl time now to get connected with our fans brought you by next Eva by Prem calm the official telephone system provider, All the buffalo Bills and sabers. Andrew Tweeting at Brian W. Gr. Hey, he says, quote. I always worry about the new coach. Lift or bounds or whatever you're Will wearing off, but because I like what we're seeing from him. So far. Darlene's change alone. Enough is enough for me to give him the job. A middle status Well, looks like he's turned the corner. To the new lift of the new bounce that you get from changing coaches, which we see in the NHL. It seems to happen. Of course you're It's a new voice. There's extra pep. There's extra excitement. Players want to impress the new coach all that, but I feel like now. Like if there was go if it was going to wear off, I feel like we would have seen it already here not to say that they're not going to have their lulls, but they had that one poor game. Against the Devils, I think, but other than that, like it's been pretty consistent here And now Don Granato going on a month here of taking over? Yeah, They had a bad period yesterday to start the game against Pittsburgh but was a bad period. It wasn't a bad game. And I think that's different. What you mentioned what Andrew mentioned that. You know, the bump immediately from a new coach is all that you talked about, and players wanting to, you know, atone for the coach getting fired because of their play. But you're seeing a different team and a different style, and that's what makes this different and I don't know that I'm ready. Tonto get rid of the interim tag yet for Don Renato, but he's definitely making the case easier by the day that he should be the coach going forward. You know, why would you have to look outside of of what he's done? To say there's something better out there. If you're going to get these results through the rest of the season from these young players, another point that I saw that I definitely think is worthy of discussion is we were hearing under Ralph Krueger that His practices weren't tough. They weren't hard. They you know they didn't correct things. But don Granato said right away when he took over the day, we're gonna practice better, and he said, We need the condition better and get these guys up to speed. I don't think it's a coincidence that the sabers have been the better team in third period's almost every game here, even when they're behind they've come back. Or even like yesterday, they were great in the last 10 minutes. Yes, They've fella goals short. But if you take just the final periods under don Granado and said, Okay, who was the better team Buffalo or their opponent? I mean, I got to think you know, we're looking at eight out of 10 or nine out of 10 Times, we'd say the sabers were the better team. I got to think there's a correlation of the fact that they're practicing harder. And maybe their conditioning is better. Yeah, You're absolutely right. And don Hernando is even talked about how the first couple of games that he was. Running the practices in these in the game for these teams, this team that they just they didn't have it yet. They were. They weren't conditioned to be ready for for what he wanted to do. So it took a little bit of time. But you're definitely seeing ah, better condition in a better team. That that is playing the way they've practiced, and they play the way they practice under Ralph Krueger, and we saw a lot of mistakes a lot of simple mistakes over the the time this year, definitely and and late in the season last year, and you're seeing a team practicing harder, practicing with better pace and practicing with more precision, and that's why you're seeing a lot of what you are in their game right now. One. Nothing sabers, Rooster linings, Gold 26 seconds In the difference. We'll take a quick time out. When we come back. We will get the highlights and then Pat will have the driver on the NHL scoreboard when we return here. In.

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05:15 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Here in just one moment Goaltending matchup tonight, Of course, Lena's all mark injured in the last game he left early in the first period after getting up slow from a shot. After making a save. Dustin Tocar ski took over. In that game against the Bruins, and actually, I thought played very well other than the shootout where he didn't look good and gave up both Boston goals there. But besides, that thought he played well, he'll be back in the Nets tonight. V Tech Man, A sack in goal Seems like we see him every time for the capitals. It just seems to be the rotation or the fact that they just feel like Hey, he keeps beating the sabers. Let's just keep putting him in. S so that's the goaltending matchup. The official scratches for Buffalo Carter Hutton remains a scratch and Riley Shang Han is the other scratch. Goaltender Michael Hauser has been recalled from the taxi squad. So In case something happens to took our ski tonight. There's the plan with Howser in goal. Okay, let's bring in Pat McArdle. Good evening, Pat. How are you? Hi, Brian. Doing well. All right. Sabers continue to show signs of I guess we'd say improve place since the coaching change Don Granado now, Pat. In his games since he's taken over with that shootout lost the other night. Therefore six in three under Granato. And that means in seven out of 13, they've gotten at least a point. Now again, this might not set you up to win your division someday here, but at that pace What we know The pace that they were on was historic and bad s 046 and three start for for Don Granado, considering no Jack Eichel. Some of this without Lena Sol mark some of this without Dylan cousins. All of this without Jake McCabe. All of this without will Borg. Unlike I'm you know, statistically in the standings. It feels kind of like what we're seeing on the ice here, too. They're kind of matching up and that's where I was going toe. I'm glad you led me into this because that's where exactly I land on this. Sabers team Right now They're doing all this without a lot of talent and let I'll add in the fact that now Brandon Montes or was playing pretty well under Don Granato won't be on the blue line anymore, so it's on the opportunity for somebody else to step up and we've seen some of the young players do that, and I go back to Sunday and something I wrote about it. W J R 5 50 calm about. Confidence and it's the young players and players like Calla post. So mentioning that they're seeing a lot of confidence from the young players. Rasmus Darlene has a lot more of it, Henry. Okay, How are you? Two players who did not play very well. Over the first two months of the season under Ralph Krueger have found new life and are playing more rejuvenated under Don Coronado. So you look at players like that teach Thompson was somebody that was mentioned. You've seen him a lot more active in in front of the net, made a lot of physical place standing up for himself the other night against Boston. He's another player, So that's where I look at. Not only is this team Getting results, But you can see the effort and the confidence building and growing every game and that's something I think you definitely can look to 1.2 as a sign of positives going forward. Yeah, And we know yesterday, Kevin Adams had a press conference, um, surrounding the hiring of Ah new associate GM, which we could get to in a moment here, but he was asked more about Don Coronado and it sounds like you know, Kevin Adams is really liking what he's seeing if you're remember what he said. Either. Remember you had a press conference after the sabers were just going on that terrible run. And then, of course, he had won two weeks later after he fired Ralph Krueger, But both of those press conference had a similar tone of That they need to compete. They need to play with energy. They need to play with pride like there was. There was a lot of that message coming about. And we're seeing some great things from individuals, but as a whole, I think That's part of what Kevin Adams was so bothered by seeing. I think your eyes could just purely see that that part of it the energy in the compete like that's now they're over the last Three weeks under Don Granato. It is, And I think there's ah mutual respect between the players and the coaching staff. Where don Granado is not afraid to try things and it might work. Sometimes it might not. But he's willing to whether it's different combinations in overtime different, you know situations going into practice with three games in four days or four and six. And trying different things and this works. This doesn't work and learning and growing from that, and I think the players, you know, I would think to a man respect that, and that's another notch in the cap of Don Granato is Players in the coaching staff are really on the same page. And when something doesn't work, I think as a group they try and find ways to solve the problem and corrected for the next time out, so that it doesn't happen again. And I think maybe that is part of what was missing was you know you mentioned before the This brown hole in the square peg, And it seemed like Ralph Krueger Ed way too many times was trying to do that in his in his time here in Buffalo, and not adjusting to what was needed in terms of his roster..

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

04:47 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"There is no question and that was the other thing. I wanted to talk about how He just said enough because after She and got hurt. Darlene got dropped by Richie and its center ice and, of course, the weekend just stands there and looks at it. He didn't do anything. You know, he's not. He's not going to jump in or whatever. I was totally disgusted by that. And darling, stay down for a little bit. Got himself back up. And from that point forward, decide, that's it. I'm not gonna take this anymore and They showed ah little collage of him hitting him. You know, returning, you know, hitting guys with the stick a little bit after they hit him. He came back out of me. He stopped, you know, being the person that's being hit all the time, and he got aggressive himself. By the end of the game. He had six hits, and some of them were pretty good hits as we looked at the collage, Darlene, you know, being physical, and I love that. I love to see that that he just got fed up and said, You know what? This. This is it. I'm not gonna take this anymore. And you know, he initiated contact a couple of times where he went in. He made the head. And I think you know that's what he needs to do. And I think if he does Maura of that, that you know, teams know that you know he's going to come back at you a little bit. Some of that ally's up. There's one lesson I want to ask you about, and we can do this with any any new coach. Whether it's ah, a new coach on a full time basis, or an interim coach takes over. You always look and see what changes. What is he trying? What different ideas that you bring to the table? And I actually I know my sights going and I wear glasses, but I actually had to look up like three times to go. Hey, Skinner started in overtime. Um, he tried that which is good, And actually, he don't think he repeated a forward combination and overtime last night. He just kept rolling out different combos to see who does what? That's exactly what he said, is that that's what he used it for. He wanted to see different combos and how they would react. So because I asked him what he thought about the three on three overtimes. I thought they did pretty well. They're pretty good puck possession in the overtime. And you know, he explained, Just what you were saying that he wants to see different combinations to see how they work. Now Jeff Skinner, for the most part, is a horrendous overtime player. Ah, lot of the goals. He got some overtime goals when he had that 40 goal year for the sabers. Who of them? I believe we're on the power play. I know one for sure was and I think the second one was also when they got a power play on the on in overtime. He wasn't real big, overtime person and Caroline either because he is that high wire act where he'll try some things in overtime. And when you turn the puck over and over time, it's sometimes the two Ah, no the other way, and that was happening with Buffalo. He got out there a couple times in overtime turned the puck over and I was in the net. That was that or the goaltender to stop of two. Ah, Noora three on. Oh, um, he just He's a horrendous shootout player. I mean, I think he's like 16% or something like that. And he's not a very good but you know what? He didn't do that. Yesterday in last night's game. You know when he got out there and over time, it wasn't the high wire act and the anxiety of all this. This is going to go wrong type of thing. I mean, e. I thought he played as other guys did in the overtime. Very, very well. And they retain puck possession and didn't do anything extremely dumb with the park and you know, because in overtime, you want to protect it. That's why, when you want a line change, they go backward. Sometimes they go back to the goaltender because they want to retain possession, change the line and then start over and come back up again. S o. You know again, that might be the influence of Don Granato turning a guy who has been a very pretty poor overtime player over his career. And you know, as I said, I had no problems with with his overtime shifts last night. All right. P. M Enjoy your Wednesday and as always, Thanks for your time on the show, sir. As always, take care. Okay, Just so you know if you don't stay tuned for the update in a few minutes, the Yankees lost yesterday. Yeah, they're not doing too well, then that's a shame box of won seven in a row. That's not good. I'm just worried about the Yankees. You know me? I beg yanking. That's that ties in with the Yankees? Yeah. When the Red Sox won seven in a row, Yankee fan usually isn't real real Delighted. My heart bleeds for you, Paul E. I love you, man. Have a nice day. Take. All right. Paul. Paul with us brought to you by equitable advisers. Planning for your future is about more than just money. Let equitable be your guide. And by relax, Honda. Relax..

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

02:57 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Everyone who makes a big save force even when we're not aware of it for our first responders. Her hometown heroes in attendance here tonight at KeyBank Center. Once again, we thank you for every time you do save us, And as they say many times we're not aware of it, but you've got our backs the big say brought to you by Toyota. Let's go places. Washington of shooting Buffalo, 73 in this third period. And the sabers down a pair. Looking to find a spark here. Asked. Can't move it out Strong trying to play a round rash, Miss Darlene and Ice Little play for Casey, Middle Stat. The line, but not out of shot off the end boards strong trying to get it to the front of the net. Halloween. Tips the play ahead confidence He had their to come in front tapes. Thompson trying to find a way and he didn't drag the shot to wraparound attempt to the far post can't bury it. Thompson plays it back to the point. Smooth with the line again by Darlene becoming commonplace with 26. Is he and Jochi How are you feeling it up top here in the capital zone to the dead for the deflection, just wide vented checked. Sprawled out trying to make the stop, but it's skated up. My Carlson. He'll go to the bench. There's your life gets to the line, and that's a far as the Capitals will go. When you'll be hard you seize, don't mean making plays like that. It almost challenges them, too. Hey, could do it. I can do the same thing. And that's that's what Don Granato talk about challenging each other, pushing each other. Do what you do do it well. Be confident. Do it. Try it. Why not? Agree. You could tell their feeding off one another. That's the way the team's plate Capitals lifted into the Buffalo's own A bouncer kicked away by risked a line in Capitals, Wilson Along with Kuznetsov. They go to work below the goal line and the saber zone two cars. He looks over the left shoulder with 7 43 to go in the third period. Pops, freeing the caps with it up top Ciara's shot blocked that was reader down to take that one off the The area. Deacon will bring it to center, all of the wing for Reinhardt. Send it to the corner. He can taking a look before he gets to that practice, laps it behind the Net. Down comes Mon tour. Good read to the day we take them to check with the save. Centering pass down far dot gets that parked down the ice. Towards center Miller. He'll shoot it into the corner. Dylan takes a look. Here comes Riley. Shame. Pozo and rocks a line and out there is well for Buffalo. That's a lot of behind the net, trying to come up with it..

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

06:39 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Look at some of the stats detect, vanish Second goal has made eight saves. Dustin Tocar ski the other way, has made five Get you the update on the NHL and the rest of the sports day coming up, but first pet Mila Kara here from our Savior's radio network team, joining me and Pat, let's go to write to the saber goal. Two players that we've seen some improvement from since Don Granada has taken over. Get in on that golden Gate buffalo on the board, and I don't think that was a period that Rasmus down. Lean is gonna wanna remember prior to that goal. You are a lot of opportunities. It just seemed like he was wasn't making the right plan. That's gonna happen from time to time. You know, you've turned right instead of turning left, and you turn into a defender, you You turned the puck over. Things weren't going his way. But he found a way in that period, and then that shift And we saw the good puck movement between Darlene and Yoki Haria, which has been evident from last couple of weeks, definitely, and at least the Golan. I thought the sabers no for a team that they weren't dominated. But you could tell Washington had the better the play in the first half of the period. Sabers found themselves within a goal and a chance really, to tie this up in and had their better of the play from that point forward, and the goal that he's on the ice for against is just a freak bounce. You know, Credit Ovechkin for throwing it towards the net. What do we always say? Sometimes it finds itself in the right spot, and it just bounced off, darling and took our ski sliding over to see the play. Just had his pads open up in there. It went in, so Again. I mean, it's just a bad break, but that, but that's what happens in the NHL. That's why you see, so the cliche is there, right. It's appropriate throw into the net. You never know. Yeah, absolutely. And it's those the bounces that seemingly have gone against the sabers for awhile, but they had some go their way. Recently and that five game point streak So you know for a team that is down to nothing. The Vatican scores is 21st of the season, but they rally back in that period, and I'm sure We'll see the team come out with probably a stronger second out Washington and travel last night. These two teams are playing back to back nights. Sabers didn't leave Buffalo, Washington came to town, so we'll see if that plays. Any factor in this game is that goes on over Africans up to 21. I feel like the last time the Capitals were here, he was still in single digits, so he's Playing very well as of late. I mean, there's a month left of hockey. Could he get to 30 be pretty impressive in a 56 game season? It would be, is there. What about 2020 some games to go? So That would be a very impressive mark from to get to, um, you know, a player that's political score. And, um, you know, it's It's easy. You're on the line with the Gallic Alex Ovechkin. He makes everybody better and You see it, no matter who he's paired with, So always 600 see Ovechkin here in this ice. I'm not to get connected with our fans brought you by next even by prime com, the official telephone system provider of the buffalo sabers, Um Anthony Charming in here on Twitter, talking about the defenseman playing exactly how Ralph Krueger tried to get them not to play. It is easy to take some shots of Kruger when the defense were seeing some really good play from them, especially in the offensive zone end. But let's face it here. If If you're a player like darling, like, okay, How are you? Even Monteux? Or if you're told like We've used that phrase green light all week with these guys or even don Granato said. Go like We've heard month or at least twice and interviews. Talk about that. He's playing more freely that he's skating more freely like It has to be a good I guess. Peace of mind for these guys. I mean, when you're a defenseman you're always thinking about I gotta protect. I gotta protect the net. I got to make sure I don't have a goal against. I don't have a rod man rushed the other way. When you're Your coach is telling you like, Go ahead, jump in, like It's no wonder that we're seeing better things from these players that we know are talented. It was just not there for the first half of the season, and these air players that have proven that they are can create offense. They're not Stay at home defenseman, You know, not every defenseman created equally, so it's knowing which defenseman want to create the Russia, create the play, step up in the neutral zone and try and pick off a pass and go the other way. And if they're not allowed to play their style, we saw what will happen. We saw the regression. Some of the young players and even for Brandon Montes, or who, you know, at times looked lost on the ice or or hesitant, tentative because he couldn't play his style and, yeah, it's just it's that much more glaring. Now that we're 23 weeks past Coaching change, and these players still keep getting better and better and the results. They're better. They're not where you wanna be, but they're finally getting winds and getting points. Brandon Mon Tourists contract lends himself to be in the discussion here for trade deadline talks. Um would you think That The good Brandon Monteux or the better. My brain and mentor is worth keeping versus Maybe what you could get back in return for him because he's still probably would be a sought after player, a young defenseman with offensive ability like That could give you something decent in return. So where do you go on that balance beam? I guess the question is, you know for talking draft pick wise. What? What round pick? Are we talking for a player like Brennan mantra? Because I think Definitely is a role for him on this team going forward. Now you're gonna have to make some other decisions, too, and some other players need to be paid. So you know it's that balance. Also, do you have enough money to pay all your defenseman or Paid this player of that player. So I think that's a really big question that Kevin Adams has to answer in. Um you know, it's not one. It's It's not easy to answer any more. Because of how Brennan Montrose played. He's played his way into. At least my mind the discussion of signing a multiyear deal going forward and what stuff is, this team is going to miss the playoffs now for an NHL tying record 10 years in a row. Fixing it. Get it done because that's hanging over your head versus Kevin Adams, who's only been here a year We said the same thing with the Bills. Brandon mean Sean McDermott, the Drop the Drop the Drop the drop. Well, they weren't here for the drought. How do you build in building it right, even though it might mean having patients, even though the rest of the saber land here says, Why should we be patient? It's been a decade now that goes back to my point. Now, if you're talking about a high round draft pick now they're talking about being have having more cracks at the Cannes at getting a good prospect building for 23 years down the road, Where is montecor? 23 years, depending on the deal might not be here. That's right. Tough task for Adam's either way. Thank you, Pat. Thanks, Brian to one capitals are score after one. We'll get the rest of the NHL scores when we return after this on the Buffalo Sabers radio network. If you drive a car, truck, SUV or vehicle of any kind you.

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

02:11 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"But I don't just want to be the best of a gauntlet of a division. I wanna be I want the other three teams to suffer. Then it looks like the A F C north where any team could win the division. Except for probably the Bangles and what you're gonna have to play those four teams. They had their years to those three teams, and you're gonna have to What you gonna have. The best division record is going to be three and three foreign too, right? I don't want that. I don't want a Baltimore Pittsburgh relationship. Where you know the Jets get great because Zach Wilson is Justus Good. Josh Ellen Right, like I wouldn't guess that he's going to be as good as Alan. But he's capable of it with his arm and his physical abilities like they do a good job with Zach Wilson. You might not care now who the quarterback is, but I guarantee you if he turns into anything near what Josh Allen is in 23 years, you will absolutely care that Zach Wilson is in the FCC's. And Here's another thing, Even with two of the Dolphins to me, haven't extremely high floor. Yeah, like at worst to me. There are 500 team. I know that's impossible with 17 games, but bear with me for five years. No 4 500 teams. I hate that part of the 17 games. I agree. I agree. I couldn't see them being worse than Nine and eight. Ah, and that the same time I think they're capped, though, until two A shows me a lot more than he did last year. And I don't think he will. Um, I think they're kept They might be nine and eight but as their floor but they're sealing can't be better than 11 and six trying to readjust it all these records. I know it's tough 803 or 5 50 is the phone number. You got a last thought on what happens in the NFC East, a quarterback, especially with New England? But we've been talking a lot about tonight. I do wanna talk sabers when we come back, though, and whether Don Granato has entered the conversation as a serious head coach candidate for the sabers on a permanent basis will go through that when we return on the nightcap with Jodi BSE and Brendan Kenny, This is W gr finding great candidates. The higher Converium like well Trying to find a needle in a haystack. Sure, you can post your job to some job board. But then all you can do is hope the right person comes along. Which is why you should try.

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

03:47 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"You know if you just put on muscle, um, but he just looks quicker and more confident. And just like Just looks like a better hockey player. And he's still very young guy. Um and you know, maybe we prematurely sort of crossed him off the list. But I'm intrigued by by the potential he started to show to. At this point, he would add into this as well and for me personally, because I was so team let's finally get Sam right hard at center. Ah, like the last couple of games with the last couple weeks with Granato as the coach and just looking at Darlene's progress, since Kruger's gone and looking at middle step, Mittelstaedt was already playing well, though this season, so I'm not sure I want to put that all On Don Granada Because I thought even from the get go this year, he looked like a better player. But his comeback season this year, right heart as I mentioned like I am. I'm when I'm thinking about the sabers. It's in a more positive light with Don Granato behind the bench. Not maybe all because of him, But like last night, I'm sitting there thinking like they could have. Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart. Dylan cousins, Casey middle status, their center group next season and like that made me kind of hopeful doesn't have to work. It's not even anybody knew. But that made me kind of hopeful so Again. I'm not all the way in on Don Granado should be their head coach permanently. But what He's kind of helped influence in the last couple of weeks for me, and I'm sure for a lot of fans is just thinking about something in a positive light with them. Yeah, well, it will be very interested to see if if we get the opportunity to see them healthy again, that means cycle, which I don't know how likely that is it all. I'm generally kind of pessimistic with what I've heard. About his potential return this year. Cousins. You know if we get them all back does Reinhardt stayed center is really while all I need to say, um, because you know those four guys like you say that, I think like that sounds great. But who's my checking line? Center? You know, like, Don't I still need one of those so We'll see what what they end up, too. But, you know, either way they are if they believe in right heart, which remains to be seen, Um, that's as a nice that's a nice card to have. And it's zee another thing, Joe that we can put on the list of things that they were unwilling to try until until injuries, So they had no choice until it was desperation. W Well, somebody's gotta play center. Well, I guess he played some in the Western Hockey league. Okay, we'll try that. You know, Um, that's Jacob Bryson and will bargain and whatever, um so we'll see what form that takes, but pretty cool night and there haven't been a lot of those this year. So before I got like Um, you know, knee deep in beer stories, which I'm still hoping to do. At some point here. I wanted to spend some time talking about Darlene specifically, and and what you can hope is like the beginning of a breakthrough, if not already it being a breakthrough. 803. Oh, 5 50 is the number it is national beer day and I, You know, I teach up here at the beginning and then started talking about Rasmus Darlene, So we'll get to, um, you know, we'll get the beer. I do. I need to say any more in that. I was just talking about beer. Was talking about beer with time. A beer in sports. I mean, this almost sounds like a hackneyed cliche Aid radio show meeting. Uh, now that I know that I'm hearing myself say that because I think 20 years ago, I might have said we should talk about beer in sports. Uh, anyway, that's the.

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PTI

02:54 min | 2 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on PTI

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"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

02:25 min | 3 months ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"From Channel two. You're new to this role as the interim head coach here. What did you learn on Thursday night that you feel more prepared heading into your second game in this world? Well, you know, it's interesting, you say New to this role. This role doesn't feel new to me at all. It feels like every other head coaching position and you have a team and has had struggles. That, uh, you know, seems so familiar and they are familiar. It's it's sports. Um, So, um, it's not. It's not so much. What was learned. I thought the game was, uh, you know nothing. Nothing newer or different by any means, Um We have to. You know, we started a process that I spoke to the players and challenged them that within seven days, we should be a different looking team and different looking bunch. Um And you know when you initiate a process like that, as a coach, you have to bring some clarity, uh, to the players with the vision that you want. Uh And if you don't, you're demanding and there's gray in there. There's confusion and confusion is lack of confidence. And it goes on and on so way have to lay out a very clear vision. Have a clear vision. Lay out a clear plan for these guys. You push him. They know that we have to be demanding. So within that process, I feel good going in. We had a couple of practice is to clear a lot of things up. We had film in that game. Really. The most important thing in the Boston game was was getting that video. On then demonstrating how we tie that into practice and how we tie that into where we want to go, and I feel we've done that, and now it's play and Correct things really fast from that, So I'm comfortable going in where we're at and what happens happens. We'll move forward with it with that information, you know that is your sabers. Interim head coach Don Granato. Meeting with the media in advance of what will be his second game. Aziz, the bench boss for the sabers, of course, what would have been. His second game was postponed due to a covert outbreak on the Boston Bruins, who were supposed to play. Sabers on Saturday afternoon, and that was to be the first game with fans buying tickets to the game. There were 700 or so frontline workers Roswell and other hospitals represented at the game on Thursday. Which they lost the Bruins..

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"don granato" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Score when we're we're tied or head. So we can only show when we're down a goal. So. Yeah, it makes a difference y'all. Soupy. You know, it's still a young, man. Right. So we have a game plan for him. We're going to try to get good angles on him. So he doesn't go coast to coast of the puck. Does he's done that already in the game. We played against them. So we're going to try to avoid that. So so who? All the all the all the campers and all the alums the legends who who's got the biggest game face. You're trying to have fun out here. But who's who's like which of these guys jammer is it is it someone else who wants he's out there on the ice? All of a sudden, he he kicks it into gear that maybe is a little bit too much. Yeah. You know? That's a good question. I think all of us have that in us. You know, especially when the team is down you could see the temple from the pro level. The pro guys are starting to pick up, and they try to get back to even with the with the team they're playing against so. Yeah, I you know, I know that. Big is I can make sure that they told me maybe ready for this game. Now want to win this thing, you know, because he's probably the best player along with in this event. So and that's why I got on my team, by the way. And. Let's not fixed. But the Frenchman stick together exactly you're telling me the other day to that before the Blackhawks took off for Colorado. They had an optional practice your but early in the morning is when this thing started on Friday, you save even Don Granato came in and did a little video session for everybody. And and you probably never been in a specially with Dhani. But you told me about how impressed you were. And and how easy he was able to communicate what they like to have done. Yeah. It was great. He was really really good. You know, I could see ways at this level. Now coaching is coaching minorities. College all that stuff. But he's he was very entertaining. One because the explanation was very easy to understand what he met in. What was one understand that you are as a player, you know, especially with a young team that we have here. And I'm sure he's still a lot of young players. You know, you had a good perspective on who you are what you need to do. So as a player, you get dented by what your strengths are and play within those strange. So it was admitted that in a bit of systems.

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"don granato" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"don granato" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Brink ed could come in and i think he's had a nice camp knowing that he shows and you've got a lot of composure and can make a lot of things happen when the puck is nearer john hayden than exert a really good campus well my liked his energy and tenacity nice you see sharpy solder back here as well no on the back and have been very happy with view and route i think he's been really good and dependable reliable got a lot of new guys coming in and no force bergen that's been a nice addition as well so we're uh a lot of different guys that we haven't seen in the past with certainly the guys that were were furious about the some of these guys will you had done a real nice job arts the new coaches this season all samuelson and uh don granato and you've got some new schemes to work with and i i i think that kind of leads me to the question about the special teams i mean the other night against the new try redwings the penalty kill surrendered a powerplay goal but still very good twenty two for 25 and the preseason and he scored a powerplay goal earlier the night and i i guess that bring puts brings me to the question how encouraged argue by the play of your special teams here in the preseason i think it's all right i think we had a lot of guys that are going to be fresh nude at are going to be out on our colleague killing probably different pairs as long still in addition going into today's game as well we think we've got some new guys and having killed forests in the past and then getting these guys at the speed what we're looking at new beard up placer entering nerd d plan now around the net dirt different plays the deep drew looking apply so it will be good putting out together i know that we all have we all talk about it as coaches the cabin rennes ppl he's got a little bit more pk but diane i you know in in offing and cabin help compliment the all unit so it's a it's it's it's been a fun process here we spend a little bit more time in the past has has progressed under special teams and then in all seattle goes tonight the group this plan i now now that they have and i had a lot of.

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"don granato" Discussed on WBZ-FM The Sports Hub 98.5

WBZ-FM The Sports Hub 98.5

01:59 min | 5 years ago

"don granato" Discussed on WBZ-FM The Sports Hub 98.5

"Know that stories I feel special I was how are things in Buffalo this weekend we'll Buffalo's pretty friendly devastated date they did a nice job with with everything you know the the canal project is going nice down around the First Niagara Center it was a good time but you know the draft over and I guess time to kind of pick up the pieces look at what every team did not get ready for free agency could come in that period let's talk a little bit about what the Bruins dead you know despite a lot of people expecting maybe that they're there might be a deal to be made for you know for NHL level talent the Bruins decided to use their picks Charles Mcavoy out to be use a defensemen at number fourteen Trent Frederick to the center minute number twenty-nine overall first of all Mcavoy you know a guy who's been playing locally all already system people around here man had a chance to see him in your eyes how close is he going to be to being NHL ready over the next year or so now first of all I wanna say McAvoy's a really good pick for the Bruins awry said before the draft but the Bruins needed to get a big hits single you know an arrow Smith La than the elevator eighty-eight on till the live in on a prayer and I I you know he's not probably not always probably not quite live in on a prayer but if I had to say you know compare him to someone is probably Cherry alive by Warranty you saw later pickup there and what I like about him that he brings you that upside you know one of that one of the knocks on the boxes organization is that they had a lot of really good he beat twice be minus players they don't really have any eight it's an Mcavoy could be in a guy depending on who you talk to some scouts felt he was the best offense than in the Draft other not so much but all of these coaches I talk to laugh two coaches but they've corner and that BU and Don Granato who coached him if the national team and they all say the same thing tremendous you know.

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