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Live your Extraordinary Life with Mark Drager

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52:21 min | 4 months ago

Live your Extraordinary Life with Mark Drager

"Stories of the human Spirit candid conversations about action passion and love the law of action is about living in Balance moving forward with momentum package and inspired action overcome challenges create success amplify your life and Achieve things. You never thought possible. It's all waiting for you. If you're not ready to break through your fears and live your life in massive actions. This is the show for you. He's a best-selling author speaker advisor your host Mister Joe himself. Bra Baptist. Welcome to the show. I am so excited today like so freaking pumped to have my guests chair his life Journey with you and all the obstacles that he's overcome. This is the living the law of action show and we are live on clubhouse with an audience. So first of all, I just want to say, thank you. You for taking time out of your busy life to spend time with us. And I promise you that between myself and my special guest Mark Draeger today. We are going to deliver. So Mark welcome to the living the live-action show. Mr. Action. Thank you so much. I'm so hyped to be here. Honestly. Well, I'm from too. So I just want to give a brief bio because I just want this to unfold a conversation. But here's the deal Mark is in a very successful entrepreneur. He went from nothing to a multi-million-dollar business. He is all about motivational transformational inspirational. He's very close friends with my soon-to-be close friend Evan Carmichael and he's just this great guy and I love how she crossed paths it just so serendipitous how we've been writing our life in this bicycle and a parallel universe and now we've crossed paths dead. Now we're like on a tandem bicycle cruising through life together. So welcome to the show. Thank you. I love I love the picture of it. When I was a little boy. I used to have this tape of the Smurfs checking stuff and they used to have this Bicycle Built for Two song and when you're talking ten and bicycles for some reason, it just takes me back to the eighties and cassette tapes and all of that stuff. So thank you. It's a blast from the past. So just give it a little bit of a bios to the people that are listening can and get a feel for who you are and you know, I can go and do the typical bio about you, but I just want to hear from you. Yeah, certainly. So I mean if we if we if we're talking about the business bio. I started a marketing agency. Well really a video production company back in 2006. I was twenty-three years old. I decided that you know what at twenty-three being newly married with a one week old daughter at home. That would be the time that I should quit my $45,000 a year job. Even though my wife had no income even though I was the sole the sole household earner. I'm going to go ahead and quit my $45,000 a year job. I'm going to start the business and I thought that was the start of kind of my entrepreneurial journey of building an agency and and and we're still running it today and along the way that's how I met Evan back in 2007. I meant having a Michael and we became good friends over that time but but between starting that business and today, it's just been like cycle after cycle of ups and downs and in the last three years. Learn more about myself and about others than I think he'd learned in the ten years before that. Yeah, it's funny having a being an entrepreneur and having your own company is almost like you're paying lots and lots of money. It's actually the most expensive personal development course, you could ever buy Oh, I need yeah at one point in my maybe five or six years ago. I was getting I was I know if this is ever happened to you where you start to question whether the time you're spending whether your experiences amount for anything whether like, you know, it's ten years into my business and it might is this really transferable skills is really good. Am I really doing anything? I know that I'm making money but and so I thought about going out and getting an MBA at the time and Evan was like do not waste your time or money on an MBA. This is the dumbest thing you've ever said Mark left to me, but oh, don't do it. Yeah. Yep. Well, and so, this is the thing I talked about fear. I talked about data talk about insecurities. I never went to University. I didn't go to college. I graduated high school and went to a technical school, and then I started working and so I never had the University or college experience. I never slept in the dorms. I don't have a degree and so by the time I'm like ten years into this. I'm thinking I have work experience. I've life experience. I have contacts. I have a port phone number. Or I I can talk but I don't have anything that others would value. What if what if I had to go out and get a job or this or that and then to your point of being an entrepreneur is the most expensive and greatest School. You could possibly have for Thought leadership and for self development and and let me tell you a teaches you who you really are. If you're paying attention. I totally discounted and Evan reminded me of just how much Grog can actually see by getting out there and doing it as a classroom. Yes. So I I graduated high school. I did two semesters of Community College and that's where most of the time I did basket weaving and I was also on the radio and I don't really recall much else that I I did speech class and that's pretty much all I did and I don't have those College experiences and I do know I have a lot of life experience and I think that Is really you know, they say you go to college because you want to get those life experiences. Do you really learn from the college? I think that it's the School of Hard Knocks that really so I don't want to walk Dodge people that went to college, but I want you to know that if you didn't go to college that is not something to stand in your way from you having the life of your dreams or as Mark would say an extraordinary life. Yeah, I mean listen, I I get to have the most remarkable conversations as you do write your the hostess podcast you get to speak to the most remarkable people and so on the we do hard things podcast. I I only want to talk to people who have had those defining moments and learned hard lessons doing the hard things and so far. I haven't come across someone where we spent a lot of time talking about their schooling in the University. I mean, it's just it's just not that interesting and so for certain roles certain careers, it's pivotal. If you want to be an academic if you want to be a lawyer if you want to be a doctor if if you want to go into the type of profession where your undergrad and then your Master's and then maybe something afterwards is vital. Then you have to focus on that. If it's your passion, I think you should focus on it. If you do it, if you want to eat your Masters or doctorate to prove to yourself who you are and what you're capable of I think you have to do right, but if you're going to school to try and learn some skill or some kind of career path that's in front of you I think as you know, and I think as I know and I think everybody that I interview at no point are we talking about man University was the thing that really We shave me for the rest of my life. It's just not happening know and I think it's it's powerful to own what you have. So, you know, we're in a weird time. We're in the middle of a global pandemic which has turned the entire world upside down. Like if if you would have been talking in 2019 and said, hey, I'm from the future. I'm just letting you know twenty twenty March 13th. The entire world is going to shut down right and you know, people don't realize that any moment your life can change and 4-1 split moment. Everybody's life changes and it has changed everything that we know and say and do and it is proven time and time again, what I've seen is that people have had to go really really deep To elevate themselves and to survive and to mentally make it through this new new normal that we don't even know if it's going to change again. I I agree. It's it's interesting. I was going for a walk with my wife yesterday and I was thinking about a comment, you know, we talked a little bit about Evan but Evan and I used to host an IG live every Friday or something afternoon. We host the edge alive and we take questions and basically doing this the kind of fun stuff we're doing right now in clubhouse, but but it was on IG and someone asked a question and I made a joke when Evan was answering it took a question about getting started and how hard it is to get started and stick with it and stay with it. And as he was answering I thought he was talking to me cuz sometimes he answers questions the audience but he's really just giving me a bunch of gigs. And so I said, oh are you talking to me? And he stopped and said no Mark. No. I'm talking to this guy. You've you've been running a business for 14 years. You you've already done it you've already built it up you you know, you you gain access to revenue you have access to network. You have all of these things. I'm talking to this guy who's just starting you stop ignoring all the things that you have and it hit me like because he talks pretty Direct. Was like I was really struggling in 2020. I was really struggling last year. I've been struggling for a few years, even though I've done all of these things and I I forgot or discounted all the things that I actually have cuz I'm not starting from nothing. And so when you talk about March 12th, March 13th for us up here, it was March 12th was the last day was in my office almost a year ago. Oh, sorry. I don't know if we want to date this or not. It was Marco was fine. It's yeah, it's reality. I mean, you know, this is going to be a podcast. It's going to be forever and people are going to go back in time and hear this and I think it's important to have just a real account of what we've all gone through and you know, it's changed. If we did this a couple of months ago would be a different conversation and every day it changes. So yeah. No this is going to air and just tomorrow so we're good faith. Amazing. Well where I was going with this was I was saying to my wife just yesterday. You know what I have to remember that even if I lose my business, I'm not losing what I've learned and and even if off Time passes by and my network evaporates. It doesn't mean that I didn't have it. And so so what what I was getting at is even if life throws more at us, even if we have to go into Iraq lockdown, even if everything goes sideways because the economy won't cover even even even even if we're not starting from zero, right? You know, we've we've proven to ourselves that we're capable of going in and out of these types of things we've proven to ourselves that if you've been furloughed or if you're out of work or if you're really struggling to get clients that you can survive you've proven to yourself that you've started and sold it hit me and it and it hits me all the time that no matter how hard things are that that I cannot discount the very things that I have in my fingertips way that I can Implement that I can use in that I can draw on and neither should anyone who's listening, you know right now no matter how bad off things might look or how challenging things maybe yep. Not starting at zero and very rarely in your life. Are you actually starting at zero even if it feels that way? Absolutely. Okay, so we met God hears sorta. I don't think we met on clubhouse we met on Instagram or I'm just trying to think of how how do we I know you sent me a message, but how did you discover me? How did that happen? And the softest ball question ever because you know how I discovered you you just want you just want to hear the awesome story about the fact that mister Evan Carmichael told me I had to reach back out to you that I had to meet you that I had to speak to you. Did you really forget that? No, I did it at all. I just wanted yeah, just come on. Like do you see that big smile on my face? So here's here. So I'm Evan is like I have really just I've been a fan of Evan for so long and I love just his delivery. I've learned about him. How he overcomes his anxiety his really deep-seated anxiety and inverted not in inverted this but introvertedness and I'm like the opposite. I don't think a lot of anxiety and I'm definitely not an introvert and he delivers such amazing content. And so I've always been a fan because it inspires me and motivates me and I've been doing that and so long I met Evan in 2019 Advent Summit and I'm all about the ask like I want to enroll someone into a possibility in something bigger than me off and I saw heaven and my friend Eric was with me and he goes. Hey, there's Evan Carmichael. I'm like, oh wow, so we walked over to him and said, hey Evan and I introduced myself and said hey, I'm Rob Actis. I'm more and you know, you got you want to have some level of pureness and so I did this and you know wasn't out of ego, but it was kind of let him know that I was a phone number. Is someone semi worthy of talking to groups? He had no idea who I was and I said, hey Evan, I'm Rob active. I said, I'm so glad you're here. I'm one of the MCS for vidsummit. Maybe I'll be introducing you on one of the stages. Oh, that'd be great. You know how he is and stuff like that and I said look, I am shoe live on video multi-camera shoot of the living the law of action show and I would love for you to be a guest and he's like, oh that sounds great and he goes right now and he goes, I'm free right now. I said, yeah. No not right now like in an hour because we're going to get this this this the the set ready and it's like, okay great. Well, here's a great part the podcast wasn't even launched off. I just was looking at the possibility of like, oh my God, I get to have Evan Carmichael as one of my guests on the show. So he said yes, the show is funny. I got to play the video. I introduced him and you know, yep. And loves to be touched, you know even loves to be touched. So I'm introduced. You know, I got a story on that by the way, if so, I'm hugging him and just rubbing on him and pretty much sit in his lap. I don't know what happened. Whatever came that was so excited to have him on the show and he's like, I'm like Kevin carmac. He goes Rob. I have never been touched that much in an interview and I said well congratulations. That's so he's on the show. He did he was incredible. I was so grateful to have him and apparently I left a lasting impression. I released the show you can check it out and let them live action show us page Michael. I love everything. He said it's incredible great thought-provoking stuff inside of who Evan is and his journey and then I, you know, I didn't think anything else from that and then all of a sudden I get this random Instagram message from Mark treyger and he says Evan Carmichael told me to reach out to you I'm dead. Okay, what link am I going to click to follow through cuz it sounds like a scam. Nope. No, it wasn't. It wasn't Evan wants me on clubhouse. He says you got to get on clubhouse idea to action. You gotta move. You gotta move. You gotta move. I I don't I don't I've never been here. I don't really know what I'm doing. I don't know what's going on. He said you have to reach out to her out and so he gave me he gave me a few names. It's interesting. I I gotta find song I wrote I was working on my bathroom at the time. I was a Saturday afternoon. I was working my bathroom and I grabbed a construction pencil and started writing down on pieces of drywall. I had spare pieces of drywall and I started writing notes and Rob Rob's name is the first thing he told me to do go reach out to this guy and let me tell you man. You were super gracious super nice super warm super accepting you kind of set me up like it was an easy win, which was off but but you really raised my expectations for how Clubhouse is supposed to work to be honest with you I raised right now is that Well, because because you know we connected early on and and you were you were I mean, you're so good at this quite honestly and you're very welcoming and you go with the flow and and everything was great. I was like, okay. Okay. I've got this figured out and then a few days later. I went in some other rooms and I was like, oh hm. The version of clubhouse that I was introduced with is not how it is everywhere. And that's fine. Everybody has their own thoughts. But some people are kind of meaning and and some people kind of sell and like like all this stuff that I don't do that. I don't think you do very much of and yeah, it was just it was just you you showed me a virgin that I want Club has to be well, thank you for that. And I'm so glad you reached out. I'm so glad we're connected and I'm so glad that we're developing a friendship. It means a lot to me and you know, you are very inspirational Mark why I was thrilled to have you as a guest and one of the things that really blew my mind because when you invited me I went and you know checked out more about you. Actually your name was familiar. I didn't know exactly where I'd heard about you before birth. But we've actually crossed paths and ways but not necessarily cross paths. We've, you know been two ships that passed in the night and I'm like, wow, this guy's like heavy hitter. I was like really impressed. And then when I moved on your your show instead of Clubhouse, you tell me that you had anxiety and you were fearful of actually reaching out to me and you actually were hesitant and it took you a while back to actually press the send button. Yeah, it's it's of course. Yeah, I mean, of course I I have I have anxiety I have fears I have or he's just like other people I you know, it's it's funny because in the work that we do offer there's a skill set or a muscle that you develop that you lean on you get really really good at and I I do a lot of strategic thinking and I do the presentation of a lot of strategic thinking so being able to take complex things break them down in a way that's more simple and then try and explain that to people I can do and I've presented to a lot of groups for many many years. And so you asked me to come here and I'm like sure. Zero prep is required. I show up here we go. You asked me to craft a message and to reach out to someone called. I know that if I spend more time in sales or Business Development or something like that. I wouldn't even think about it. But but yeah, I mean, it doesn't matter doesn't matter that Evan told me I have to reach out to you, you know, I I wrote it that down and I looked at it and I read it a second time and I read it a third time and I thought oh God. Okay, let's just hits and let's hit send and see what happens and then you send me voice memos back that I wasn't prepared for that was super nice and it was like, oh, okay, you know you may have seen me come through and go home this guy and thought a little like, you know, this happens with podcast guests here, right? I see someone's name and I'm like, oh my goodness. Am I ready to have a conversation with this person and then I meet them and then the most open and gracious and delightful person and I am I just want to take them out, you know and have a barbecue with them and hang out or something. But when you see ya when you're sending that cold message when you see that name when when someone responds back to you, I don't know why maybe I'm not like others may think I am I think we all get that little moment of panic don't we? Well, I think we're a lot alike in that, you know, we all have fears and the law of action has based on really overcoming your fear and breaking through Thursday fear and getting into action and what I find really heart-warming for me to you is how you really struggle with anxiety wage. Been so successful and I wanted to get you on the show because I think that's so inspirational because I have discovered and I didn't look I don't know if you think but I've always thought this I was like today years old wrinkly and Clubhouse really made it very very clear and I just thought everybody was like me like, I just thought it was like me in that they're very action-oriented and they're very Fearless. It's just like going for stuff and now through Clubhouse I've learned especially in my podcast room that people have some really deep-seated anxiety and fear of moving into next levels. And I just think it's great how you push through that and I also think that it's important for people to understand that you may look at someone as super successful. You may see Evan Carmichael in like, oh my God and to know That he struggles not as much today, but in the past he used to hide in the closet and do his YouTube stuff. Yeah. Yeah. I mean I filmed his very first video in March of 2009. So I was pushing him to get onto YouTube and I thought that we can make it work for maybe about a year and half and then again I own a video agency. So so I offered to shoot it for him and I came over to his office and I shot it from on tape. We shot it in March. I got it off within two or three weeks and we got it up in April. I mean this was this was back in the day. I showed it on tape. I showed it on Mini. That's how long ago this was. Wow, but but yeah, I mean I've watched his journey and off there's there's there's plenty of times that they that he's ready to hit the next step and he gets worried scared. I mean we did a big deep dive the first time that he spoke at Brendon burchard event, and I don't know how many people speaking to five seven five thousand seven thousand people. I don't I don't know but it's a lot of Dean graziosi and and Brendon burchard or both kind of introducing him to come up and down. Up up and speak to the event. And yeah, I mean there's there's there's I mean, I think anyone in that situation will have a few moments of panic and like okay here I go, right you're stepping off the cliff you're stepping out there and and putting yourself on stage and anytime to your point Rob. It's interesting that you thought more most people are like you because we all do and that's the thing. We all think that people are like us and so we undervalue the very things that were greatest at. Yeah. I have come to know that I am amazing like really really good at a few. But it took me like ten years to realize that that that they came uniquely to me and that they were valuable and they don't come uniquely to other people so it should stop down playing them or overlooking them. I should actually celebrate them. And so you said mister action cuz taking action comes really easy to you. It certainly doesn't come to most people like really it doesn't come to most people and and so do you which is great but then the very thing that comes naturally to you is also going to be the thing that holds you back and there's always this balance of the very thing that comes naturally to you that you're really great is also the very thing that holds you back and how do you deal with that? And all of those things were going of holding you back? So I would like to ask you a question and it's two part and I think I want to start with the with the softball question. You ready for the softball and then we'll do we'll do the the fast pitch. Let's let's go. Let's all right. So the law of action is based on decide plan and act so the question is when in your life have you just been in fact of momentum and you decided and you planned and you immediately acted on it and just tell me the win that you experienced from that? Hmm, that's interesting because decide a very indecisive person plan I get stuck in planning and action is not something that's typically Embrace as fast as I should so I mean the most immediate example of this. I mean, there's there's really there's really two that come to mind but your biggest ways me your biggest wins of deciding factor in act. What's your biggest wins from that? So I don't want to get too technical. But but basically we talked about the fact that March 12th of last year the whole world shut down. I have a client that fiscal year end was March 31st. And so March 12th, everything shuts down. They were supposed to spend all of this money. We're supposed to do all of these things but couldn't make it happen. So they asked hey, you know, could we go ahead and and invoice them for all the work sure we can offer your father work. So we invoice roughly half a million dollars and we're waiting and we're waiting and we're waiting and by August. So this is marked by August. It's becoming apparent that that is because of their changes to the business because of my changes the business because of timing because of everything. I don't know when this money is going to get spent. I don't know when this project going to happen. I don't know when we can move forward with it and I was stuck I was stuck because I had I had their revenue on my books. I was stuck. I was stuck I was stuck. What do I do? It's it's it's a large sum of money. How do I move forward with it? And the biggest decision that I had to make I went away on vacation with my life. And coming down from hiking I realized that as hard as it is. I have to figure out a way to give them back this money. I was stuck. They were stuck. We were all stuck. How do I give them back this money down? Can I do this? And so the scariest thing I had to do was I decided so 10 a.m. I'm walking down the mountain with my life at 11:30. I called my team my controller and my clo and I said we have to give him back this month. I don't care what has to happen. I don't care with cash flow. I don't care with anything. I would just we have to get unstuck from the situation and then by 1:30. I was on the call with the client and I thought lawsuits were coming. I thought we were going to be in big trouble. I thought were about to go bankrupt. I thought a lot of things could happen from this. Not only were they gracious not only were they understanding not only they were actually loving and caring they then worked with me over the next few weeks to figure out how we can make it happen and then by December that money cleared out of our account and we were unstuck And that was honestly one of the scariest things that I had to do because I had worked for two years to build up this relationship that I instantly could have disappeared off. Oh I had worked for so long to to get the campaign going and to get the revenue in and to make sure everything happens, but it was coming to realization that no matter how long I worked for the relationship and no matter how much potential the project had. It doesn't mean anything if it's not actually going to happen if it's not going to move forward if we can't service it if the client won't be happy. None of it. None of the potential meant anything none of it meant anything right if we couldn't actually make it work and I couldn't figure out what made way to make it work. And so yeah, I mean listen, it's it's another thing also just call a client say I want to give you your money back. It's another thing to set everything up to get but I can tell you say that that money cleared my my my account my corporate account. I was like, okay. Okay, this is real. Yeah. We just we just gave back a half million dollars because we couldn't make it work and they could wage. Your work and and honestly overnight the team was able to focus on the things we needed to focus on we got unstuck. We did the hard thing. It showed us that we can do. It showed us that were honorable that were respectful respectable business the client appreciated so much the fact that we actually brought this even forward like everything is better because I did the really hard thing and I wish I had done it sooner and that taught me that all of the things that I thought could go wrong more often than not walked and when you reach out and are honest with people especially in business, yes, some people may take advantage of you. Some people may try to negotiate hard against you some people may kick you when you're down but mostly people will come in and try to help you and support you especially if you're open a special honest. Absolutely. So with this side plan and act it's all about that momentum that you create and what happens with you when you don't take action when you're stuck in Fear Factor. And you're stuck in that planning stage. You don't take action. There's a consequence and so the consequence in this scenario is that Mark moved through decide plan change was living the law of action and it created a consequence and the consequence in this case was favorable which is wonderful because when you are in action in Monash an inflow, the universe takes notice and shows you that you're doing the right thing at the right time with the right people and it will elevate your abundance month. It will bring people into your life. It'll bring new opportunity. And so I would say that there was a transformation when you did that it like reset everything and there was a freshness and alive and you have a client that really really loves you now. Yeah, I mean listen, I didn't even realize that I that I did those things but I on the mountain 10:00 I decided then I called up my people and we made a plan and then within an hour and half I texted my client and we were on a call and we were acting and it's funny because for two three months before that, I was racking my brain. I was having panic attacks on Saturdays. I was literally I have thought of myself having a panic attack. Just trying to think how how are we going to navigate this thing? And I texted Evan and I said Evan I'm having a panic attack right now and and he took I took video and you can see my eyes are all crazy and stuff because it was just so stressful. But but, you know, ten 10 in the morning I decide and and then a few an hour and half later, we're planning and then in life later acting and and by the time I had hit the pillow that night Not only was the problem well on its way to being solved Not only was their way more clarity with what we needed to do. I realized off We could do this then we could get through it. It was it's I love it. You're reminding me of how powerful that was for myself. Absolutely and it it it's so powerful in that when you're stuck in the planning stage and not taking action. It could be your biggest fear that you're not taking action for will be the result of your in action. That sounds true. I I know I don't have a response to me. It sounds true what you're saying. So, for example, I make it just really simple. So for example, if say I say hey Mark, I know you've been entrepreneur and I know things are shutting down cuz the covid-19. Or you know, I married my high school sweetheart, so I didn't really date but let's say that I was good at dating, you know, and and I thought there's someone that I want to get to know or a scout. Oh, no, I better not. Well, I'm ready getting to know then I'm giving I'm taking away their chance to say yes to me is the way I think of it if it's sale if it's a call if it's absolutely if it you're taking away the universe's opportunity to say yes to you if you'd never even try and so giving it a shot at least giving you the at-bat at least gives you the swing right, but if you never even walk up to the plate then then yeah, I mean you never have anything you are making the decision right there in the moment and it's sealed it's done the universe. Nobody is waiting for you to you know you to say no for them to say. Oh, please and you say no no, I don't think so and I say now but you'd be really good at it. Like, okay, like know that that's not how it works. It's like you get the opportunity you take it or you dead? Take it and there's another opportunity after another option. You have to have no one's going to chase you to prop you up to say come on be the best version of yourself. You know, that's not how it works. Right you have Clubhouse and podcasts for that point. We're going to do that for you. We're going to tell you a great you are and how that you have an opportunity by taking action and overcoming your fears and your anxiety that you can have an extraordinary life. Well, you can and that's it's it's really that simple it's you know, I'm doing this Health Challenge right now this 90-day challenge where I'm trying to get very aggressive with my health, but whether you know three go back years ago when I was fifty pounds heavier, and I I was eating terribly and I never exercised really and if you go back to that version of me or the version of me from before I started this challenge or the version of me off challenge ends. Hopefully the person I'm going to become you know, really it comes down to the just doing really simple things, you know, trying to exercise every day and being consistent with your exercise trying to eat carefully trying to eat a lot of water trying to sleep right like very very simple things and you know, the idea of decide and plan and act is also a very simple thing you just have to do it you just have to do it. And if you do it, you're you're right. The universe will open up opportunities in front of you. You will be more excited. You will build more confidence you will start to move. Liquor you worked out yourself less all of these things stack As you move quicker and and take action after action after action. And if if I sound like I'm excited or trying to pitch your cell you on this, it's only because this is new to me. This is I don't know how it almost thirty-eight falling into this cycle that I've only really suck your breasts between October and today. I don't know why this is so new to me. This might come naturally to you again. It doesn't to me but I am so excited at the prospect of moving quickly and making mistakes acting because I know that this will this this is the unlock that we need to be able to make ourselves proud. Absolutely and what's exciting about Clubhouse and I know we run Club app talking about Clubhouse. It's become very confused in my daily existence is that it is proven the law of action works because there's so many people on clubhouse now that are breaking through their fears. Their opening clubs and they are opening rooms and they're getting on stages and they never had an opportunity to get their message out and because they are deciding planning an act and breaking their fears and put themselves really out there and get it in their flow. They're not understanding that the universe is showing them that look you're playing at a different level. Look at the people that are crossing paths and look at the opportunity that is being laid out before you because you're in your flow and you're doing what you are meant to do and I just it's amazing to see the transformation of so many people and so many people's lives and just a split second here on clubhouse. It's it's really I feel it everyday. It's divine intervention. The people that I've crossed paths with and the success that I've seen people achieve in clubhouse has been truly remarkable and it's moving at a velocity that I've really never seen before in all my years of being on this planet. This is why I love you so much, man, because at heart I can't help but be a little cynical I want to be way more positive. But I some I fall into a job like Melancholy I fall into doubt. I'd fall into fear. This is just like my makeup and when I hear you talk I'm like, yes, I want to be a part of that man. Oh, yes. I I love it. Yes, we have to move quick but and I don't want to tear anyone down. But but I just want to lower the stakes for everybody because Clubhouse is very exciting and people who are moving very quick, but we don't actually know where it's going. We, you know, I I do love being able to connect with people and jump on conversations like this. I love the fact that you and I know each other better now simply because of this wage, but there is this sense that I've that I've picked up of this kind of Gold Rush this land claim that if you don't move quickly, you will be left out and I thought You should move quickly but we don't know what you're being left out of yet because we just we just don't know so so I would just suggest that for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or snowed under off behind the ball. It's okay. It's okay. Come on over join us get involved and what have you but but yet don't know where Clubhouse is going and we don't yet know how long will lead to and I love that you brought that up and I I'm I feel remiss that I didn't say that in that it's moving so fast, and I don't want you to think that you're missing out. Your speed of how you're going through Clubhouse is the right speed and don't judge people success on clubhouse of your opportunity down from scarcity come from abundance and know that Clubhouse could be gone tomorrow. So this is just one Avenue. There's other avenues that you can you know, take people offline get them onto your podcast get them under your mailing list get them into your communities your Social Circles and just use this as a platform for today, you know, every every day is important. You're not guaranteed a tomorrow and not always say live every day like you want to be alive so live it with purpose and with intention and that is how you can have the extraordinary life and I say the life of your dreams your happily-ever-after. So definitely hundred percent spot on Mark people are getting a little overwhelmed by all what they're seeing and it's moving so fast, don't let that FaZe you age. Just go at your own pace. It's not going anywhere until it goes somewhere. It's here till it's not here and just be here and when it's not here, it's not here. That that's right again. I have no follow-up. You're so good at this moment. Oh, you kill me? Okay, so we have time for for one question. We got on the stage. I can't believe how fast the time with my God who I'm like really fast. I thought we were like at five minutes. I look at the clock. I'm like, wow, we're almost done. But Kevin has a question. So Kevin just briefly. Just what is your question for Mark or myself and welcome to the living live action show off. Rob Mark, believe it or not. I actually didn't have a question. I was just popping in I saw some are down there in the waiting room and then I am in and your your your statement and then I piggyback off of March statement and wanted to just basically say my it's not a quest question. It's more of a statement. You can make a say, go ahead. All right. Keep it. Keep in mind with Mark said every single person that has and this is my opinion. So, you know, you feel free to quote me or you know, doubt me whatever every single person that is on this club house that has great success or marginal success because the clubhouse was already going to have success no matter what they were one connection one door away from being where there are if you look at, you know. Netflix, no one believed that if people were going to pay for Netflix, no one believed that when cable came out that will be paying for cable. No one believed that QVC was going to be QBC until dead. ABC decided to be QVC. So everyone in any one that is at this point in their lifetime is meant to be weather at Clubhouse just provided the six people that they were separated from that one person provided them a open door to meet that person that will change the opportunity give them opportunities to make the changes in their life that they have been battling for every single day. And that's Kevin and I'm out and thank God listening to me. Yeah, I would just I would say Kevin that is that is an amazing point and and yes the people who are it's it's funny because the people who are successful, you know, you've seen this among accountants or or art. You see that person like they would have been successful whether they were at that company or not cuz they have that drive and they desire and they have that hunger and I agree. What I what I do think Clubhouse is really great for is is Kevin mentioned and Rob is use it as being able to make connections and meet new people. I think that's huge being able to create safe spaces where people can have a platform and talk. I think that's really important too because often within social platforms. They're not safe spaces and not they're not moderated well and you know in the conversations kind of go all over the place, but then the thing that I hold on to the most is that this is transferable skills. Is that what it is Clubhouse or not Clubhouse that's almost irrelevant wage our ability to connect and our ability to to speak and to share points of view and to practice and roll things around in our head. And and what I love about clubhouses is this morning I brought out something that I hadn't yet fully formed. You know, I was thinking about this the other day and you know, like every for the last week every night in the shower. I've been asking myself in Rob I sent you a voicemail after a shower was like hey, I was thinking about you in the shower. Thank you ma'am is awesome. I love that. I felt I felt humbled and appreciate it. Thank you. I you know if someone is thinking about you in the shower, then you are you know, you were living in their brain rent-free and wage. That's an incredible compliment. So thank you Mark. Well, I I send so I said Evan I got out of the shower and I didn't even put any clothes but I sent him some videos of me just like shoulder UPS basically like, oh I was just thinking of this and I got faith. So at least I didn't send you any naked videos yet, but it was like wait I didn't get any videos like that. It just got audio. I'm feeling gypped. I didn't I didn't want to make you uncomfortable. But whereas going down this is and what I love about clubhouses, we can practice things and roll them around since the last week. I've been asking myself every evening in the shower if I were really bold I would and this is a memory I have because I I remember going over to Evans condo maybe three years ago and I was frustrated and I didn't know what to do and I was I felt stuck stuck with clients if I stuck in the business and wage. you know having old I would and he interrupted me. He stopped me and he said no. No, I don't want to hear the answer. I was like no, let me let me just tell you if I were bowled I would he said I don't remember he's doing the dishes. I just kind of like I don't want to I want to know I don't want to know the answer Market because whatever you say is going to just piss me off because if really bold you is going to say something then really bold. You should just step up and do it already and so loved it. I was like, I'm like okay quiet I was quiet and I didn't do any of those things cuz I was going to say was the first really bold. I would fire half my clients and I would restructure my team and I would get this change over with quickly and instead of took me two and a half three years to lose some clients to restructure my team like just long and painful. So I was thinking about that a few weeks ago. And so I started asking myself now in the shower like if I were really bold would I do and every shower I insist on coming up with one thing some of them I've actioned and some of them I haven't but with you it's like yeah, if I were really bold, I'd reach out to Rob right now and I would tell him how much I appreciated table. How much I I love your energy how much I want to do stuff with you and collaborate with you. If I were really bold, I would do that two days ago. I I sent out a message saying oh this is the one that I am having what if we restructure the company this way and I do this and I do this and I change and here's a Again, if I were really bold I would try to I would figure out a way to be able to get X quicker or you or spend why or invest this or that and in that case. He said no Mark the intention is good, but I wouldn't do it that way and I wouldn't do it all of a sudden but but what I love about clubhouses I can start rolling out. I can walk you through this right now this like thing that's not fully formed and I'm not sure and it's not a structure and I can't teach it to anyone and I don't really know but this is the perfect place for me to Workshop it with you guys. So so that's what I love about Clubhouse is it's like this great way to connect to to stay on top of things and to take all of these transferable skills that we're learning and that we're putting into practice and that and that we're getting better at 2, whatever it might be next in the future. Absolutely. I love what you said if I'm being bold. Can I get a frame that Of course. Okay. I'm all about forward momentum and drive and action and like boom and I believe that the universe takes notice and I think language is so important and what comes out of your mouth really is what is generated. So how about this you're in the shower? I'm bowled today. I'm taking the action to reframe and re-energize my conversation about how I deal with clients. I'm bold. I'm taking action today. I am going to fire the client that is draining the life out of me. How does that feel like powerful? Maybe well because the interesting though because it's I would have to try it and the only reason I say that is interesting because there's this the thing with the thing with words or with the way things are internet can conditions or whatever you call them. Like I love these things like I love each document each project. I work on I kind of give a one liner at the top of the document. So so I'm working on one of the right now where it's off the possible. I have to remind myself that no matter if we don't have time, we don't money. We don't have a no it's not about that so that the art of the possible so I love these things. But there's this thing in the back of our head that happens that go come on Mark, you know, so if I were to say, I'm bold You Are I Am bold you are and I am going to do this at least the way I'm wired in the back of my mom is always this like yeah, but are you because you are yesterday? But so the reason why I do this like if I were it's because for me and what I'm really focused on is who do I need to be right? Yep. Which version of me needs to show up and it may not be the true me yet. But if I do that enough, it will become the true me so so it's this future-focused if I were I would change and just saying I am bold. So I will I'm going to give that a shot. I just don't know yet how it'll work. Okay, you are bold and you declare it wage and you grab it and you take it like that's how powerful that language is. You are bold. I mean look, here's the deal. You started a company from nothing took it into a multimillion-dollar company with employees and operations and clients. And do you know many people want to have a company and their company is one person and he never have a company. They have a job that they work a hundred hours a week on. You are bold you do so much and you need to really acknowledge all of the amazing things that you do and all of the amazing things that you are like, I would never ever and an Evan had it right. It feels so incongruent with me you go if I was bold. Mark you are bold. Yes, and and no no, I mean, yes, I can I can I can accept it. Here's so so here's what I'm I haven't yet figured out how to explain it. And so that's why I might be struggling for words right now, but between you and I and all of your listeners and being completely honest down, there are certain situations in certain versions of me where I'm the most confident. It's like the path is clear. I'm super confident. I get very aggressive I get very impatient and then their wage Don't know and so the version of you saying like I am bold, I have done these things and I will continue to do these things. I have that, you know, when we could jump onto Clubhouse when I'm hosting a room, especially if I go to some other rooms and whatnot. I'm like I'm like, I feel like I'm really good at this you are but but what I don't want to lose and what I'm afraid that I'll lose. I'm afraid deep down that my ego and my confidence will take over and so I may over index on this shocks. We're All in This Together your own now. I'm just like you like I'm a over-index on that side for fear of ego and aggression and drive and everything else take over so much that I lose. This other side of me and maybe I shouldn't like I worry about everything. So maybe that's not even something I should worry about but but part of it I do worry about I do worry that I'll be that that'll just go so far the other way that that I'll lose the part of myself that I like, which is I like the fact that that I'm kind of like everyone else in the way that way. We have these fears and we have these doubts and what makes me extraordinary in my mind. Is that I don't let that stop me absolutely don't I don't want to lose those things. Do you know what I mean actually figured out how to explain this but no, I I I I think you're bold and you don't think you're both but if I'm in your life, I guarantee you I'm going to tell you on a daily basis how amazing extraordinary and bold I think you are and I'm going to do everything in my power for you to understand all the way deep down into your core that you truly are an extraordinary human being. I feel so blessed that we cross paths off. I'm so excited to get to know you better and you get to know me and then beyond that tandem bicycle. The bike Built for Two I like to go for two. All right. So how does someone how does someone reach out to you? Whether whatever they want to do whether they want to you know work with you and and your comfort or they want to work with you on a personal basis. So they they want to talk about your podcast or how does someone reach out to Mark treyger? Well, so so two things the best way to reach out to me would be on Instagram so you can go ahead and follow me at home Draeger d r a g are you can you can DM me I you know, I pretty much answer all the at this point cuz the volumes not so crazy. But if you really want to get a snapshot of who I am go over to my YouTube channel. It's also marked red or government YouTube channel and watch the video. We just released on the 90-day Health Challenge. I'm doing it's this kind of mini documentary we put together but it it honestly it's the most revealing an open I've ever been in my life. It's the most uncomfortable. I think I've ever been releasing anything but it pretty much gives you a snapshot of who I am and what I'm doing and off. Course that we do hard things podcast, I have so much fun interviewing amazing people and having them on so I would say yeah go over to ig check out the video on YouTube you have to you have to hear the store because it even impresses me and I'm in it and then and then yeah that we do hard things podcast. It's Mark treyger. He's bold mark. Thank you so much for joining me today. I really really appreciate it Rob. Thank you. I am bold. And you're welcome for having me and that is a RAV4 the living the law of action show remember Take a moment stop and just breathe. Don't let fear stop you decide plan and act and live a life of inspired action until next time. Thank you for listening to the living room Olive actually show with mr. Action fastest. He's raised review and subtract ride.

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Sidney Crosby to the Bruins Trade Fun & Bruins Expansion Draft Preview | Poke the Bear w/ Conor Ryan

Poke the Bear

30:54 min | 5 months ago

Sidney Crosby to the Bruins Trade Fun & Bruins Expansion Draft Preview | Poke the Bear w/ Conor Ryan

"And welcome in to poke the bear episode 31 31 can't believe it Thirty-One episodes. I'm have married off ski alongside Connor ride a Boston sports are on Connor how we doing Evan. I'm doing Splendid how you doing doing? Well, that's beautiful day to podcast and what every day is every day, especially for all the people on Twitter who say that's all we do. It is always beautiful day for us to podcast but it's it's made them more fun. We always say in the during the season in the middle of Seasons, you need some stuff just to spice things up a little bit, you know, sometimes the games keep getting a boring life began. We've been we've got we've been we've learned our lesson we can't we can't ever say things are boring like maybe we used to but you you have things come up during season change. Is that that that help, you know, add some flavor to it all and I tweeted out on on Wednesday. I don't know what day is the weeks are any more but on Wednesday, I tweeted up a beautiful Bleacher Report article that was like five places that Sidney Crosby could end up because obviously if people who might not be aware of this was it Draeger who said that if the Penguins don't make the playoffs this year or are contenders that he wouldn't be surprised to see Crosby ask for trade. I think it was Darren Drake. I think I think it was yeah, but I'm not entirely sure but the narrative is out there the very least. Yes. So the narrative now people are saying well who could he go to who could not now the two obvious ones or the Avalanche and the Rangers? I think those are the two ones but they have the most to give up. They wouldn't they wouldn't become like a bad team getting Crosby. I mean nobody would but you wouldn't they still have a lot of people they could give they could you know spare phone by remore off. And be totally fine, but the first-team Bridget prevention was your Boston Bruins and I said, oh boy, I can't wait to see what they said as the the package that goes back to the Penguins and see those McEvoy write columns Cassidy. Yeah. That's what that's what they said, right or well you're close 5. These guys are on the same team. That's about it. Okay to pitch for Crosby could include a Winger such as Jake debrusk or honors Bjork. Okay, both struggled to meet expectations of Boston and my benefit for a change of scenery. That's true. Don't know how you pitch the Penguins on that but you know sure it could also cost the Bruins a promising player such as Center jax2 Nika more Novak in Dinan ocean tires. I'm competing on the edge here. Haven't we done? Cuz I don't give a college town. Are we have some more? It's Craig's well as oh, well, I got one or two first-round picks and we are not done them. We are not John there. We have two more a young defenseman such as Connor Clifton or Jeremy lausanne. We had a lot we get this included always open, I understand the need for Bruins fans want to chase a cup, but they cannot mortgage the future off of one player strikes a guy who is clearly past-his-prime in Sidney Crosby Jersey and I'm not a fan of it. No, you cannot make a trade like that giving you lost. They lost me at our home you put our oh in there and you know, you hold among like honestly the gall on that writer took a job just drop her home and it's just like oh in what are we talking about it do we know who? Yeah, this is ridiculous, but first of all dead In question is I thought you wrote this cuz based on the way that the Pittsburgh jabronies were coming after you. I thought you were the one who wrote this story or oh, yeah, I think well, it's so funny. I was that's why I wanted to prep a tweet, you know, if you just read the tweet I said Bleacher Report said this I did not say the retweets incredible, you know, you normally don't people to read the article but I thought people at least read the tweets thought that that was my favorite thing when Mark Meadows picked it up and said the stupid AF which by the way like it is stupid, but I didn't I did not I did not write that. So all the Pittsburgh to Barone's coming at me I'm saying that I wrote this I didn't write this. I I would have included our home can't include our home. Exactly. Yeah. No that's have some respects. I have some respect. I know how much Evan covets the Blue Chip Prospect. So I it seemed out of his character to just willy-nilly drove back and I'm in the middle of that you Gotta Be You Gotta you gotta pick and choose your battles here. You gotta get grants wisely wage. Yes, I love this. I absolutely love every aspect of this paragraph and I I saw this I said this is this is gold cuz I love the hypothetical scenarios where like you trade an incredible player for like three or four May pieces like the best piece in there Sid Nika and that is not even close enough to get off. Like if it's for Exotics did go well firstly like, oh we have to take Connor Clifton's involved but like yeah, there's you get on the get on the horn. They have to bring bring the food out of retirement. Like I have consistently like no hockey t-shirts in the Pro Shop. Yeah exactly. They'll throw those in a sort of the the the sweetener in the deal is the clippy hockey shirts so might take away from this actually aside by the way, and I was talking with spoke see about this on the side the beauty of birth. It's like this and you know, this is the replies you get some amazing replies like so there was one guy who said tell Hextall. It's rape York like raised in New York like that tweet is that is funny tweets. And then there's that tweet. Yeah, that was that was perfect. But some of the tweets it's funny cuz most people were like who why would faith has ever do this? This is the dumbest thing but some people actually were like no that's too much for the Bruins to give up. Why would you want Crosby past prime there were so many great acts like if you're the Bruins and the Penguins agreed to this you would drive all four of Bjork debruce close on Cliff. You would drive them to Pittsburgh. Yeah. I know. It's I'm struggling to find the replies because there's a ton but oh, it's it's it's perfect every aspect of that of birth. Proposal was perfect. But there was a legitimate take away from this like this is like we'll talk about what it would actually take to get Crosby in a minute. But if that's the best package the Bruins could offer cuz that really is I mean if you can throw Beecher in maybe beat you're in Beecher instead of back in Ireland if you cuz exactly night at this point is you're not getting I don't even know to get a third-round pick for that guy. But if that's neat best like trade proposal that you could offer up Were you getting for that that that lands real a real impact? I mean like that is not that good know. I mean you throw a first and are you able to get off at least assault? You know, let's say a top-six Winger you get in touch with Kyle Palmieri or one of those guys you get, you know, if you throw a first round pick in there, then you you know, then you're talked and I obviously would cost as much as those guys even that just from a basic Asset Management like throwing in you know, sit Nika and a first you go to be getting at least someone good at least you got with term under a good contract. But yeah, I mean you compare what a hypothetical offer would be for Crosby with the Bruins could offer a compared to as you said the Avalanche or the the Rangers like wage though, Steve Kanpai ways. A lot of guys it would it would stink for them. Like let's say you have lunch get rid of, you know by room or one of these guys or even you know by room and a phone number. Person like, you know, Alex newhook Who's down a b c who's the top player, you know along with a lot of other guys would suck for them. But also they've got killed the car and Nathan MacKinnon like 5 or so and also they get friggin Sidney Crosby. So like I think they'd be fine. Like the Bruins don't have that those assets unless you're talking about parting ways with wage, you know franchise cornerstones on the team, which obviously don't want to do if you're trading even Crosby right? Like you're not trading David pastrnak, you're not trading Charlie McAvoy like those are like the to like we talked about this, you know a while back with Michael trade. It's like, all right you fall in like he's from he's from Massachusetts. He's a very very good player. But unless you want to give up Charlie McAvoy. You're not getting Jack eichel. Oh, yeah, that is that is the most because obviously pastrnak you're not trading like that would defeat the purpose of a Sidney Crosby trade, but McEvoy would make sense to go back in a Crosby deal. You're not doing that now why you don't pass? Again, you said the Avalanche have them a car they have other they have other really solid defensive and if if you get rid of bone Byram, like that sucks, but you're getting Crosby and you have other pieces Burns do not have that black point. No, no, not at all. So again, it's a fun scenario. But you know, the Bruins have assets said if it needs to make a move at the deadline and get you know, if gossip is cautious Still Remains out and they need to get a top-six forward look at like Palmieri they have the assets to do that. Whether it be, you know, first round pick or a few other guys, even like a back and I a nurse pieces like that even lump in a couple of different players you look at the guy like Palmieri look at on defense Galaxy case at home who gets tied to the Bruins a lot. As you know off legitimate top-four defenseman a big body. He's on my fantasy team. I would love that. Yeah, so, you know those guys that they sold the assets to get without severely subtracting from the roster like maybe It's you know, you know, is it moral or Lowe's on maybe get put in that deal? I know people I think are very hesitant to do anything with Louis on right now cuz I think his stock is risen significantly, but you can still make a deal for you know, a guy like at home and improve your roster and part ways with the Gallows on if you're going in all in this year, but you're not trading away foundational pieces to get a guy like Crosby just because you're Russ is not constructed to hate to take that hit like congrats you have Sidney Crosby. Now, you have a major hole in your D cor we give up your you know, twenty twenty-three years old defenseman who he's a top-five Norse candidate so far the first quarter of the year, like it's the way they rely on some of these younger plays. It just isn't feasible for the Bruins to make deals like that the borough for Crosby's birth up you do mentioned own interesting part about Lowe's on stock being so high sboros stock is insanely High feel like right or compared to what it maybe once was speaking of stock talk. Here we go again, but wage With the world stock this Jaime maybe like now might be the time to trade him like this might be the time you trade a guy like the moral because as we known as we've seen I don't know if there's a lot of room for him to continue to grow. I don't think you're going to see him Manning the top power-play, you know, consistently anytime soon. You're not Christian putting up a ton of Five On Five Points. Maybe you do but I thought why not leave that up to other teams to figure out and get something legitimate return now might be the time for a guy likes moral to get down. But again, you need kept on the back end and that took effect of it that that that obviously you just can't escape. I just recently actually found and we can get into this world trade discussions a little bit more later on towards the trade deadline cuz I I wouldn't be surprised to see his name pop up rumors. Someone replied to my tweet. Why would Boston want Crosby when they've got Bergeron a guy who Crosby looked up to I said, that's perfect that that is awesome. Like like yes, why would log With the Bruins, why was it I would I would the Bruins acquire Wayne Gretzky when you know, it's like if Wayne Gretzky was saying like no, I'm not as good as Kodiak up to him. It's like what I take like a fucking six year old Gordie Howe over like, you know, thirty year olds Wayne Gretzky. I think I would probably take Wayne Gretzky in that regard. I don't give a shitt who you looked up to I'll take like who's the best player available? Yes. Oh, yes. No, it's the the if you go through the replies, I would I would I would tell everyone to go look at the replies cuz it's it's like it's it's it's like some hfboards caliber stuff. It's it's good. There's a lot of it's funny yesterday. I was working at Turner like a 12 to 8 shift. And there was I had a lot of work to do and I just couldn't help but glance the rebirth is every few like I have to look at this. It's this is too perfect. Just the responses to this our our amazing when Pittsburgh picked it up though wasn't so fun getting Kohl's cash. Come on. I use that was that wage. Messed up cuz it is a lot of unnecessary, you know sharp in there cuz one I think it was I think Megan tweeted. It was like 1 month wouldn't pop that they close cash. That is no never no. No. No. No, no, no no respect for the last one clearly doesn't know the inner workings of you know, the coals economy and how valuable Kohl's cash is so first language strike strike five right there from them. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I mean completely unnecessary for I mean how if you want to take the side of the the Pittsburgh folks, you know, the jabronies it's like, oh well, how dare you Evan share something that you didn't write without adding like an angle on to it. Other than like, look at this dumb shit how I mean how you really want to Father Like I probably should have told me that he liked the full weeks and recorded and want this on the record but like it's about look man like you can't be sharing something you didn't write and having no editorial comment to it just to drive the goobers over and home. For a crazy so it's it might let this be a learning moment for all involved. We're not letting moment learning moment. It's a public relations nightmare for me. My office will be sending out a formal apology that I wrote on my notes today, but I did love that but the Kohl's cash thing and then it's going at my profile picture. It's my profile picture people can see it. You know, it's used as bombs cold cash. The point of file picture is it it's not professional that's the point of it the veil know the best part two is you know, that guy sent that to eat out. It was like I got like two likes one with like a dude like a vegetable towel as his profile picture like congrats man congrats. That's a living being stuck in Pittsburgh must be fine. I like his name is Matt Light follow me in IG matter of Comedy. I'll tell you this when comedy is in your username or when it's in a You Tube title or whatever. I can bet a lot of money that it's actually not funny like when you see someone and their name and phone number His comedy or like four times Best comedian in Pittsburgh. That's if we had the best hockey player in Syria. I mean like you're not competing with anybody. I thought it was gonna be one of those guys where you either profile and it's of course. It's like a dude in the car with the sunglasses on but then also profile is profile also lists like that. He's a fan of about twenty different teams that have no real life. It's like big fan Red Sox Chelsea Celtic Football hashtag hashtag, hashtag go red. Go to Denver Nuggets All Blacks Rugby Club. It's like know just how are you? What are you following? Do you where do like Some yeah, it's funny. I just looked you this pin tweet. I haven't really taken a look at his Twitter much. But first Sunday without football going to be a long six months. It's a tick tock of him doing a sketch. Totally. I'm all about respect to grind like whether it's comedy what we do whatever it is. I'm all about respecting it, but I'm just watching this. It really isn't that funny. I've seen this many times. Well, you know respect to Crime but the stipulation if you had comedies you have to be funny and if you're not really funny then you kind of doing a shity job. So yeah, this guy's this guy yeah shows him, you know not knowing what to do with himself all day. I don't think I'd ever done that skip before that's that's crazy old and stuff. That's crazy. It's good to see someone's Corner the market on just being bored. Yeah. I've never seen any money. If I watch a video I'd be laughing ducas. We've all been there right off of my God didn't cook cover that. No fool, and it was still not funny that but never River, you know what Sunday? So there's no football and you get bored. And then you're the worst part is the Sunday scary. That's way too late now to save that off but Sunday scaries. No one's ever covered that before. Oh it was that stuff and then and then and then when your girlfriend calls and says honey, where are you? Oh God, that's the crazy trouble. He was out your late the night before and then she takes some with that. She takes the kids. Yeah, that's a nice rod. That's Channel special that that's about lights next next week. That's yeah. Yeah. We shouldn't really undercut this guy his comedic routine that we probably stole with and two minutes of improv right there. Yeah. No, but I have a feeling that that his comedy routines are very like like let's use the Laughing emojis like you use the Laughing emojis. You got a big issue like yeah, you're not funny. Like I people text log I think emojis. I'm like you're extremely weird. So I was just like unless it's like a like a parent or something. Where you go? Yeah. I know it's correct your internet down like all this your orange. You're if you're over like 35, like my mom loves emojis, like go for it good like fine, but it's like if you're our age and you're using like Emojis with like that staring, you know that often it's just it's a little weird. So I'm not at the biggest Emoji. Can I use it more as jokes but speaking of I don't know how to say where this Tibetan thought it was I was like, I I don't know how we spreading. It's funny. I had I had if we were we got too far into this and that light guy. I was going to segue it from like Bruins home from what we were talking about was on in stocks being high putting your money to bet online. So we're going to go right back to that and we'll say put your money into the right place and that's been online television wage. I don't mind absolutely haven't listen up guys. It's an exciting time of the year around the Sports World football might be over. But the NBA is in full swing. And yes Bruins hockey is returned. Even though you may not be at a game this year. You may still be in on the action at BetOnline no matter how the schedules change of the players that play that online is going the extra mile to make sure you get it on every game this season with the fastest updated odds in the industry wage It's Not Just Sports. I don't want even covers things like Awards T shows reality t v so you can bet on The Bachelor The Bachelorette whatever's out the American Idol, you could probably even bet on whether Matt Light will actually have a funny tweets not actually a couple of months. I went, you know, I would I wouldn't advise you on it, but it's probably available. 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But yeah anyways, so you wrote a piece this past week on the Seattle expansion draft, which people should not forget. It's coming. It's after this season, like Seattle's hear the you know, the cracking of your phones are loved the cracking into the crack. He takes or paper clip. That's like that's my that's my that's my little prediction. Is that you name? With the golden knights, you know until they come and steal Jonathan Marsh. So or or they're going to steal, you know, someone who's not low-key nasty and then becomes a superstar that was a Seattle but this was it's not going to this year with the Bruins was pretty clear with the 731 who they were going to you know, protect obviously was your Mac voice your grids. What's your Carlo's Raskin that up front page is Richard Marx on posture coil? Like it was pretty obvious for they're going to select. The problem is though that these young guys, you know, the the con to these young guys took a while your loads on just a morals your friend Fredrick's is you gotta figure out how to protect these guys and who not to protect tell us a little bit about what your thoughts on that wage. Yeah. I mean, I think it's definitely going to be a it's a a good and bad thing, right the good thing. Is that the Bruins this year being helped out by a lot of other guys whether it be new Comas or younger players wage. Big step forward and helping out. The team problem is you're making it more complicated down the road when it comes to choosing who to protect because I've been going into the year, you know, the ruins of the 731 format where they protect 7. Three defensemen, you know, you're imagining, you know, you cover guys like Bergeron Marsh and pasta. Coil has a no-movement clause so he's protected the brush-off, you know Smith probably and then sign Smith to that long a deal. Have them be protected and then Tasha maybe if they start to be healthy, I think people are expecting big things from him. So he'd be a guy he probably protect where he's going to be an RFA and re-sign him and then defense who seemed like it was going to be easy right where it's McEvoy following Quizlet. I was your three, you know returning veterans on the team through you guys who all should be keep on getting better and better. Um, but all of a sudden now it gets a lot more complicated we're dead. You've got a situation where especially on defense I think is what a lot of people talking about it now. And again, we're a quarter of the way through the year. So this is going to change multiple times but it's just goes to show how much you know about the Outlook of erotic and change and span of you know, thirteen fourteen games that now people are making the argument that on defense, you know, they'd rather protect the gala close on than a guy looks like because of course like, you know, unfortunate running with injuries this year, which I mean if you leave lausanne unprotected, I think it'd be awfully tempting for a for a team like Seattle 100, you know, his age his contract. He's done a contract for under a million next year than becomes an RFA and he's proven, you know, even though he may not be flashy. He saw a minute seating guy a good peek a guy which if you're building a team you have a guy like a map to the mix like that's it's a good get for your your, you know, new Accord you have there, but I mean, it should be hesitant to do it at least for right now just because off I still think the Bruins are a lot better when my critics in the lineup, you know remains to be seen one. He's going to be back but I think he's so probably your best option for the power play. You know, the numbers look good when she was in there for as limited as it was and I think you miss him both with Kalo where they were pretty much like a shut-down pairing. Like they it wasn't like the crew Kalo mixed before like you had girls like in Colorado getting like 35% of their offensive zone Faceoff. So Cassie was relying on those guys. So like, you know starting the D Zone and break the puck out and I think especially you look at that game against the Islanders. They lost. That was I think the first time where I think you really saw the Bruins Metzger's like where you missed that defenseman who's good at the breakout go to the first pass a good, counter to what the forecheck is that the Islanders bring. So again, we'll see how the season goes, right? It could be a situation where there's dead. No, unfortunately continues to get hurt and lowers on keeps on elevating his stocks and I'll probably switch my opinion there. But right now I think that's the biggest thing on defense and then up front. You know, you have Richie off to the next you have Frederick who's guy protected just because even though Frederick hasn't produced offensively yet. I think you can clearly see how much more improved he is this year even it's just off 515 Park possession guy, you know, the intangibles he brings outside of this offensive, you know production fact that he's a Santa by, you know by trade so long I imagine once you know, if trunk release signs elsewhere this year. He's kind of the next guy up there as your 4C for the foreseeable future. So I think that's a guy you have to weigh. So I mean, yeah, my my grass is the same group except I swapped out Kasha for Frederick and I kept the decoy the same but it can change a lot over the span of you know, even the next couple of games. Oh and it will and and and here's the thing I think people need Eliza's obviously when you don't protect someone obviously leave them open to be taken but doesn't mean they're going to be taken automatically. So if you have let's say you protect clothes on and you have Grizzly open and Bjork Open Pub G Frederik open like that's a tough might be tough call for teams. Maybe they don't necessarily take realistic now, I think they would they'd be dumb not to take risks. Like if you left them open, that's why I think I you know got like grows like out of his pocket moving abilities his his ability to fit with Carlo. That's it doesn't grow on trees not to say lausanne does but you can I think it's easier to develop a minute seating a shutdown left shot defense and more so than it is a puck-moving good power play like defenseman with girls like so maybe grills like would be the guy to protect in that situation and giving us the day as a much larger sample size of success compared to Lowe's on which is just this year now again, who knows as you said who knows how the next few months pan out. But again I go into place. To the guy who I think we all expected to be taken was York. That was the guy and and honestly, I think would be the best fit for Seattle. Like he's in need of a new place. Just give him a new place Fresh Start like wage York went to Seattle and put up 40 points. I don't think anyone's like oh man, the Bruins messed that one up. It's more like know they really just didn't have a spot for him and he flourished out there and but for him like I don't think that's like a for the birth missed out on this guy, but still I mean, maybe they take Nick Ritchie. Maybe they maybe they grabbed Nick. So who knows there's a lot I think not the Bruins are making a case of they have a lot of guys, you know, Seattle might want and again. It depends on what the you know, I guess what they're looking for cuz obviously they're not trying to get the necessarily the best player from every team. It's more. Do we fit this guy here and and this guy there so that'll be interesting to sort of see how that works with them out there. Cuz Bruce have some have some people now initially it was sort of just Bjork now, it's dead. You got a couple of guys to choose from if you if you're Seattle so also they can make trades. So yes if they trade for David pastrnak, maybe they just maybe I mean, maybe they get Crosby maybe they get baptized me crossword. You never know. So who knows but that is today's episode Connor before you go. What can the people look forward to Boston Sports Journal? Yeah. We're going to be taking a look. Obviously we break him down, you know or looking ahead rather to the Lake Tahoe game, which will be interesting seems like not a lot of Flyers going to be playing in that game. I think it's nobody can really be playing into Lehigh Valley IronPigs Phantoms. I think is what their age and so yes, so they might be playing those guys when we break that down, you know planning that out would be looking at a few guys down in Providence a little bit deeper drive on those guys because I think Jacob jakub lauko has been great down there so far in the early going so Marlboro Bruins. Yeah. That's the guy that I think a lot of birth. Fans are excited to see and even though that's a young team down provinces. I got a lot of you know promising and talent out there who are making pretty good strides will be taking a look at that as well. So all that would be over at the way to describe over at Boston Sports channel cam going to follow me on Twitter. You can do that at, Ryan. I'm just going 93 through all that and you also have an exclusive one-on-one coming out with Matt Light, right. The comedian is true. It's kind of going it's kind of like a like sort of a stand-up routine. Like it's you know, it's kind of like a commentary but it's it's kind of you off his favorite comedic influences Dane Cook, which is you know, the the guy who really, you know hits on all the you know, the right notes on, you know, what makes people laugh in America, especially in 2021. So I think it's going to become a similar to one of those routines. So it's just, you know, it's Matt going through his daily life and just poking fun of the the every month. Things it doesn't make us trouble. So it looks like mad. Oh, it's going to be a real barn burner. It's going to be a hoot as the kids say these days. So be sure to check that out cuz my God, it's just, you know, it's a barrel full fun as they say. So look forward to that. Oh my God, I can't wait to laugh feel like it's it's going to be like it's going to be some SNL caliber, of course like 2020 g n a life. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, like the oh those skits just so good. They need they need Matt Light. But anyways, that is since I've sort of poke the bear. Hopefully you had a good time with us, and we will see you next time and have a great rest of your day.

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209: The Boston Bruins Start The 2021 Training Camp Next Week Along With Other Team News & Updates

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209: The Boston Bruins Start The 2021 Training Camp Next Week Along With Other Team News & Updates

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Hello. How are you guys today? Great, great and and mark all read joins us every week. Hi Mark. Good afternoon. My friends nice to have the trio back together for one more time before 2020 officially swirls its way down the toilet. That's right. That's right is circling the drain right now so long but thankfully 20-21 is around the corner and hopefully a better year to come and right now Mark has some words about BetOnline. I do NFL football continues this week, which has a few surprises. Games at the top of the standings and you might not be at a game this year, but you can still be in on the action at betonline.ag no matter how schedules change or players that play that online. AG is going the extra mile to make sure you get in on every game this season with the fastest updated odds in the industry head over to betonline.ag today and take advantage of all the great mid-season bonuses office and contact please don't forget to use promo code clns 50 that clns fifty folks that online. Your online wagering experts. Awesome. Thank you Mark. And hockey is back. It's coming back January 13th. And it seems like it wasn't that long ago that it ended it but it also seemed like years ago. It's kind of a weird feeling but we're glad to have hockey back and and how they must be as excited as I am a health at the hockey is back. I am pumped. I remember the guy and she took but he hot actually maybe it was Hockey Central but he was doing this dance and he had a note on Twitter and it went viral and that's he was just doing the dance. I think all hockey fans were feeling I was like, I can't stop off cuz I think we're all very excited. I'm very pessimistic as you know, like I said once I know that something's been signed. I am all in because I do love hockey very much and it's right around the corner. I got all my dates. I've already got mine off something like very exciting. It's on like Donkey Kong still hoping for a defenseman, but let's proceed gentleman. Yes, very very excited. Nothing is going to be more happier than the the wage. Rid of hockey coming back. I had a feeling I'm not so optimistic or pessimistic as as Heather is excuse my words there but I had a feeling that once the big big names like Draeger and off and Friedman and and those guys were talking that a deal is going to get done and it's very close to being done. I was I was hooked Hook Line & Sinker for me. Let's get this game these games going on a shortened season. We'll talk about it. But now it's been it's been really good and and and just want to jump in real quick and just say that 2021 is going to be a really big year for everybody at block and go lucky Productions Sports May accompany. We have YouTube YouTubers come in to join us or get new podcast or get new writers. So please jump on board all that information that black and gold hockey.com to get your update info your pre and post-game information. So wherever you need some Boston Bruins to talk we're going to be your affiliate so we would certainly appreciate the continued support. Now the Bruins really east of vision and you know some mixed feelings about whether or not you know, they're not going to be a Play the Canadian teams in Toronto and Montreal in Tampa Bay won't be in the division. So they're playing the same, you know, seventeen's eight times. It's going to lead to some I think some some off, you know angry feelings towards each other after a while you get the same, you know, same teams over and over again, you're going to develop some little mini rivalries. I think this year. So I guess there's two ways to look at it. You could say well they don't have the traditional rivals on the on the schedule, but they do have some teams in Philly and Islanders and Washington and Pittsburgh that are in a competitive teams and could provide some, you know could provide some some hostile feelings towards each other as a season goes on. So I didn't know Mike what your feelings were on the division set up the, New Jersey. Because Beggars can't be choosers. We have to take hockey for what it is and it's a shorter season and it's in it's more regionalized and that's fine as long as as hockey. That's fine. But what are your thoughts on the division make up for for a 1-year thing to get everybody vaccinated and and in in the seats for next year. It's it's not a bad idea. You lock your Canadian teams up over the counter and you regionalize where you can I know that the the the split up of the Atlantic division is a little awkward with like teams like Florida and so on being in the central kind of strange, but keeping it close up in the East you're going to see some teams that you you normally don't see on a regular basis like the the Pittsburgh Penguins the Philadelphia Flyers the range. I know you see them for games but not as many as eight in a season and you're absolutely right. It's going to it could stir up some some old blood from history. I mean, you could really see the the big job Add Bruins in the Broad Street Bullies going at it at the top of the of the division. So I'm excited for it. It's going to be a change of pace obviously and you know, it's good that we're not doing the whole big major bubble systems or anything like that, but I'm just pumped to to actually see it and and there's some teams that are going to be trouble like Philadelphia that's going to have the goaltending but in recent, you know months and trades. Yeah like Pittsburgh Pittsburgh lost Matt Murray. So their goaltending issues are going to be a big ones and also flashing and capitals with Henrik Lundqvist, you know, he's going to be else they're going to be heavily relied on possibly a rookie Alias from Saint Louis. So there's there's some good and some bad that are going to be going into this upcoming season, and I'm looking forward to it. So And how do you feel about divisions one? I'm kind of excited to use the word intra divisional because we don't use the intra too much. It's always interested in that. So I do like the introverted divisional play for one year. I don't want to play like that all the time. I get a little survey about how other fans were doing and obviously I always put ridiculous answers but it seems that most people think it's going to be an adventure and we're both split on it's sad to not see Toronto and Montreal and I'm a little nervous. I kind of land on I'm traumatized me. Don't play Montreal. This is the first time like a hundred years or whatever and play Montreal and that makes me sad I can give up Toronto for a year, but that kind of hurts. I am excited to play like felt like I guess at my age like so Philly in the Rangers would still big rival mean it's always a big rival with the original sex ones. But like it was still kind of that broad straining versus cosway field when I was a kid, you know, and so I'm excited to maybe see fairly also a felony is dead. A stack of themselves to be a good Power House, like up-and-coming, you know taking over even if we were in that traditional conferences or whatever divisions there. So that's exciting. I do think I understand why we need to play just in the division eight times the same people I do think it's going to get a little boring though. Like that's just me personally, but I understand why they have to do it and they still can fit 56-game and we will talk about the playoffs and a little bit like the format for that which I enjoy better than what we did last year for back to play if we had to but I don't know I'm feeling it'll be a good Adventure. I think it'd be fun. I mean, we're still not you know, we're still playing some tough teams. It does Washington. I feel not a little better. Obviously. I don't want Heinrich one plus to be ill I'd rather him be there and be in that and you know, whatever like Washington's kind of look at not as Washington D for a little bit. Who knows and it'll be interesting to see who can come out the gate because when you only have fifty six games, you don't have that two weeks that you can suck during the week. At some point which the Bruins are traditionalists so hopefully like I said, maybe we'll still give a defenseman make me feel a little bit better and but yeah hockey is on like Donkey Kong starting on the third track. Thank you very much. Yeah, I like the I I like the division makeup just a regional makeup, but I think that the Bruins in a class this Division and people are saying that while they you know, they it's a pretty tough Division. I guess you said other Washington is as good as they were Pittsburgh. Is there on the back side of their you know, their Heyday the Islanders are young and up-and-coming. I'm a lot of respect for Barry trotz. He was a coach up here in Portland Maine he want to come from the capitals have a lot of respect for what they do. Especially after losing Johnson virus. I mean, they've they've been tremendous job since he left and the Philadelphia. I think you're right. I think Philadelphia and Boston are probably fighting for that. But other than that, I you know, I think that the Bruins of the class of this division home. I think Phillies probably one a and I and I think that you know, obviously with covid-19 health a big factor if the Bruins can avoid any incidents, you know with that and they can stay healthy then I think they I think they win this Division. I you know again Washington has been a thorn in their side for years, but I don't think they're as good as how the mention wage and I felt they Pittsburgh is as good as they've been in the past and I think that the Islanders in Philly are up-and-coming and I think that's about it. And I think the Bruins are are right there. They have to get a law passed not having pasta. For a bit. I guess the rehabs come along nicely and you should be back at some point, but they do miss a huge goalscoring aspect there a lot would be put on Craig Smith in his first year first few games of the Bruins and it only some young guys a step up defensively obviously then of course to go ask him where his head is out. So there are some questions there, but I think I'm dead. I think the Bruins win this Division I don't I I really do and I think it's a shorter season. So a lot more can happen a lot of kooky stuff going to happen. But I really like the Bruins win this division next item on the agenda. What will return to play look like. The roster size has traveled testing fan. So this is a real obviously this is going to be quite a bit to manage. They may catch the bubbles really. Well, I mean they were a model in the bed and I don't get to say that much about the NHL them being a model by anything. But in this past summer with the bubble situation, they did a beautifully and avoided cases and it was it was excellent was a good product on the ice. All of those things. The Bruins are one that I read that there one player above the Russell limit at twenty-four when they need to be down to 23 in a potentially one-way contract could be in the midst wage. In the mix of being sent down so Mark will start with you on on roster sizes and travel and how they're going to be able to shake to sell any travels easier obviously, but now you're going into your life guys outside of the bubble. And of course, there's going to be cases and and how do you think it's going to shake out? Yeah, it's it's going to be tough, but I'm sure that they're they're all doing their due diligence with with health professionals and and just the way that they did the bubble in in Toronto and Edmonton for the return to play for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's going to be a challenge but I heard that this was one of the big things that was big on the the players and the league on an agreement but it didn't want to go into a full lockdown. They really wanted to have a little boy or freeway just see family and so on and and hopefully they can all quarantine together or I really don't know cuz I it's been kind of a shitshow of a day here at the black and gold Production Studio, but yep. Know if there's actually been a schedule release or it has been released. Okay. So how would how would they they going to be structured? They're going to be played back-to-back games or or is that something we're going to talk about later on? Well, it's kind of all we have on General like let's just talk about back to play. So it doesn't really matter. It's one of those Sundays Mark we can go wherever you want to go right now, So this is how it looks like right now. You can invite 36 people to training camp. No goalie limit. Then we're going to have twenty three man squads plus a four to six-man taxi Squad. So that solves the problem for if some of the younger people don't really make it out of Camp cuz it's going to be at the jump you going to show something at camp and like obviously like if David crazy looks a little slow. No one's not letting him be on the opening-night cross, you know, so it is going to be kind of cool to see the sink or swim and it's a shorter training camp with no preseason. So on the 31st all the loser teams, I mean the people who didn't make the playoff return to play off they get two open campaigns. Rest of us after New Year's. It's nice. They let us do party all the winners in their butt. And then like you said you have to shave it down and you can only have 23 people and I think you're right. We're player over currently. I don't know what's going on with that. But who knows and then on the 13th opening game our first puck drop we play Philly at Philly as always we stick I mean New Jersey and New Jersey as always and we start a way we never start at home and our opening night, I think early down somewhere, but I believe our first gave at home is the 21st. And we play Philly at home or something like that. So yeah, things are happening Fast and Furious training camps will be opening when we talk next. Yes. Hey that's that's not exciting. Yeah, there is a lot of back-to-backs but it's like we play Washington twice at home. We play the Islanders twice at their home right space and it looks like there's built-in even though they're dead. It's mostly still the every other day like it is there are a few backs backs, but there's also a few instead of having like five weeks is a few stretches where team has five or six days. They don't play so like you had alluded to before they came to get home and actually rest like let him have the home and let him stay home for a little see. I know that unless travel is better, right? Yeah. I was on the impression that the schedule would be and this is because I didn't fully research this and this is my bad, but I thought it would be like you play too in Boston and then C would travel to new the island isn't played too and kind of working like a dog. Gold. Yeah, it's totally like that Mark but like just like give you a sample like this is January for us. They start at Jersey on the 14th. And they play at Jersey again on the 16th. We play one game versus the Islanders on the 18th. And then we start to games at home vs Philly on the 21st and 23rd. Then Pittsburgh comes in and plays at home to gain legal off to Washington for two games. It's kind of like that baseball like we were talking about what baseball but it's more like a miniseries. Yep is a few singles like you travel through the Island area. So you might as well on the way back but it is pretty condensed. It's more like so we won't be playing eight. So it's more like you play you too and you play or to you play YouTube and you rotate and then we'll play the all the to get ahold. Okay, that makes sense. It's almost like on College hockey set up a like a hockey. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's what I was kind of thinking about too man. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's kind of cool. I mean actually kind of cool. I mean I if you if you had tickets if you could get into the building you'd be cool to get a couple of years. Then you know if you get if you were traveling like say you were devils fan came to Boston you get to games. They're they're Friday. It's too bad that the fans can't come because that would be kind of neat right then, Okay. No, I wasn't saying they said no fans. Just stop what they're hoping that some vaccines are given right right right now and by the time it's the same building as a matter of fact standing right speeds as long as they don't, you know, violate the health thing. I don't see why he can't have a couple thousand people basketball has extra Well here here's my prediction. Here's my prediction April 1st by April 1st. I did the government the sports leagues. Everybody is going to be really pushing. Hi. Once the vaccine is out in dispersed off. Largely everyone. I think you're going to see almost an immediate opening of things now. I don't know how much capacity and things like that but I think you're going to see both fans and stands in the arenas by like April because I think once those vaccines third fourth rounds go. I think you're going to see this is going to be too much pressure wash much money lost and I think you're going to see them almost immediately start opening doors and it may not be full capacity, but it's gonna be something. Yeah. I just can't see it going any longer than we played Pittsburgh yesterday kills Pittsburgh April 1st at 1:25, and we're going to be three of them. Okay, right that's right off. We'll go to our connection so that so again so up North 3rd Canadian. See here's the problem. When you have two countries involved is that there's different rules. So Canada, you know has been facing some lockdowns and they've been much more sort of conservative and you know, they've probably done a better job their population is far fewer though. So that's the one caveat when you're talking about who's done it better but the Canadians, you know, those those provinces provinces. They've been on onboard and facing some lockdowns and there was talk of should the Canadian teams just moved down into the United States and the 7th play in a bubble sort of situation of different sites and in that so I don't think it's going to be much of a problem. I think that they needed I think they'll play their schedule and we'll play our schedule and so forth, but I didn't know if he thought he didn't he thought that that could be a a road block down the road. I know recently. I read an article. I think it was Sports Net that they did pass a rule saying that hockey teams can play in their own provinces, So the big the big the big one was Vancouver and Vancouver out and B C has some very strict help code rules that covid-19 ated so that passed so this I don't I'm not going to be any issue moving forward still no border travel, but those are seventeen's can still play each other and that's going to be some really good hockey. We talked about it with John Duncan on last week's black and chrome broadcast bringing in him and introducing him to the the program as I knew YouTuber on BNG weekly, please go to YouTube and subscribe and hit the notification Bell phone know that because John's a great guy and he's going to do some really good things for our Sports media team. So we did talk about that and and man, I mean Edmonton and Calgary that's going to be summer. Fun watch fun hockey to watch eight times a year. Sure. No, no doubt. Absolutely. I think actually the Canadian teams play each other ten times a year cuz there are less people in their division. So they all play each other ten Technologies. This is my thing with that is I added a couple of days ago and that's when some of the provinces were about to go into lockdown. Like if if Ontario goes into lockdown that's an issue Toronto. You know, what you mean? You got yeah. Sure Albert is on lockdown. That's a problem with Edmonton and Calgary two out of seven teams that cannot travel or whatever. The rule would be at the time, right? So they were a little nervous about that and like Mark said the other day they said, you know, they've agreed and it's like, of course they're going to figure out hockey work. They're not going to give you imagine if like look at how traumatized we are about Hockey East this year and how things have rolled out here and they're imagine being Canada and not being able to watch NHL hockey at home. Right around to hear how it was the Toronto Maple Leaves year this year and no they didn't get to play. I'm just getting that would be that'd be awesome. If they if they would end up winning a shortened season and we can use that asterisk wage for the Maple Leafs. That'd be great. I want to know when I bought this one to stick it to them. How about this one? The Bruins go to the Stanley Cup finals in 2021 and they play the Montreal Canadiens. Make sure they play the Toronto Maple standing. That would be fantastic. It really would be it really is anybody has there any been has there been any talk of where a Stanley Cup Final would be would it be in that site of a Canada move across I have no idea. I I haven't heard anything about that. It's going for of course. It's still early would be like June, right? Yeah, I went through Thursday like I like documents cuz I'm aware doubt and I read a lot of the like return to play stuff. I didn't get through all the like testing protocol and travel protocol, whatever but this is what time Planet cuz like the top hat everything has an abstract like just know that it is covid-19. You know if Canada goes into lockdown, we'll figure it out. So this is how it's rolling out is that they don't have anything about that. And what their hope is is that they have the playoffs set up that let's see. What day were we so May 8th is the last regular-season game and we play them at home that day May 8th. They start the Cup playoffs. So for playoffs the top four teams in each division play intra-division lie for the first two rounds off. So the people who sent end up in the semis are taught two teams of each division. All right, so it's almost like the old Adams division. Yeah, and then they they each other I'm assuming it's going to be West probably East in Canada playing each other and West and Central or something that they didn't really have that in there cuz again and I'm sure that's ongoing cuz they kind of kind of go with the flow. So then in the summer as you have basically two teams from each division and then they play Sammy's and finals to go to the car. I see so you're talking like June anyway before any of that happened May 11th is when they can start the playoffs in July 9th of last eight to award the cop because we all know no one's going against the Summer Olympics that got rescheduled for a year. All right. All right, so that's the critical dates in that format. So basically you play your game in eight or ten times if you're Canada. Okay, the top four teams go. I like this better than last year because I don't think loser team should be able to play in like I feel like like last year one of the things I kept saying and I found out where you earn it, but I kept saying mark it bothers me. Why didn't you just pick the top eight? I think it should be one through eight from each. This is obviously a different circumstance, but I don't think there needs to be twenty-four teams. That means or 7 a.m. Your teams or maybe once the Kraken 18s don't make the playoffs. I like this better cuz at least it's the top 16 teams are going into the tournament as opposed to whatever, you know, I'm not criticizing again. Well, I I thought that it was done the last time just to appease teams like you I mean, it was such a change and what they were doing that they wanted to include as many teams as possible just to wage because they felt they had to I think it's just, you know, the more they did the better that the, you know to have half the leak play. What was it two weeks and in that play ever again after all wage that I think was a stretch. So I think they just tried to include as many as they could but I don't want to ever see that again. I don't even like 16 teams and it to be honest with you. I think there's too many teams already in it. I'll tell you what I didn't like about it was a playoff team getting in and still getting the first round pick missed the New York Rangers and it was in the air. I don't think so. Yeah. That was that was that was just a complete cluster 1 a.m. That one of those seven teams that didn't make it into the postseason should have gotten that pick. Yeah, I think that Red Wings a terrible and it should have got the pic see I don't understand like why we do it the stupid way. We do it off as they used to do it. If you were the worst team AKA Detroit you got the top pick because you suck and you need the most help right now if you trade that Pickaway and your you know, whatever I had like that's on you, but it used to go worst-to-first that's why the Bruins we perpetually pick later in the rounds cuz we've been a good to hear any pets birthday pic Lo and the right page stupid Draft Lottery and then I mean I'm last year was also about legal contracts and shit. They had to satisfy. Like you said, they had to let some of the teams in because some of the signing bonuses and this and that like bones and all this song believes that we aren't really privy to but we kind of know happens in the contracts. But yeah, I I don't know so that that'll be exciting. Although it will be exciting. One thing. I am looking to with the North Division home. Everyone keeps saying the battle Alberta and that's cool. But I think it's going to be awesome watching the tkachuk brothers play. That's what I was talking is Napleton alities. Yeah. Yeah that is going to be fun and it's going to be fun wage Ottawa did a lot to improve themselves. I'm not saying they're winning the North Division, but ottawa's one of those exciting teams. They're one of those teams like Montreal. I hate to say it but like sure you're not going to be the superstars but you did a lot of moves even coach Claude was happy with the youth like kind of sightings and moving's like hey, it's going to be exciting. We got the core and like we kept talking about they need defense and stuff and they did a lot. It's going to be fun to watch some of those teams them especially against playing the Toronto's and the Vancouver's and the caliber, you know Auto drafted well to yeah really well and they just picked up text upon which you know, he's older than a 5th line that he gives them a better veteran presence. Yep. One-year daily only pay him two million. This is six and a half million dollar cap hit but they needed to get to the floor. I think they have a ton of cap space. Yeah. Yep. They made that deal yesterday. So I don't want yeah other one's going to be up on coming and they have so much cap space and the high picks that you know, unless they really screw it up. They they should be able to turn it around pretty quickly here in the Montreal me grab that my job may be arguably the best offseason of any team. I mean, they made really good moves and and they had a really good run in the postseason and they they really improved in a year's time. So they're dangerous. So maybe this is a good year not Montreal. Yeah, but my gosh transition. Yeah, I mean they, you know clothes off, you know, he's clothes clothes, but I think you know, sometimes it gets a little long in the tooth and they end up moving, you know and changing coaches and they may because I think at some point they'll go with a more Dynamic package type of setup of right now the discipline thing is working for them. Yeah, but if Montreal if Montreal doesn't do anything this year, you could seaberg of Angry Birds of an whatever you want to call them. He'd probably be his last season as a GM. Yeah. Yep. A new wife dancing out. Yeah, I think he needs to go before Claude. I think that these young kids in Montreal like like they kind of like it like Matt said they're kind of in their Claude is excellent choice to shape some young players and how to be like hard skating, you know, whatever kind cuz right as coach long enough in the new school, although maybe the young kids aren't always his favorite. But again, we've said that can be said about him sometimes to like, you know, she never mind I'll never like what is perfect for like Montreal right now when they're trying to get these they're a very young team overall and they've moved a little bit of Veteran in there this but like to condense them into how to like same thing that Toronto needed we kept saying right cool. You have all these Young Bucks that Jesus everyone loves everyone looks like doing a shootout competition at practice and the Peewee level because they have all this feed and all this but like nothing jelling it on the back end. So well, you're definitely traditionally if you get rid of the dog, The the general manager the coach is going to be cuz the new GM is going to want his own guy. Sure. I understand. There's a french-speaking thing too is part French French though wage, so that that limits them. So so in moving on to opt outs, they haven't been any opt out of the Bruins are so they have haven't announced any or seen any so far unless you wash is kind of a semi opt out because he's fighting his time, but I don't I know I really don't think there'll be many opt-outs at all. I don't think I really don't think so. I think we're at a point now with the box and vaccines and in such that I think you're going to see I would be surprised if there's many opt-outs at all, but I didn't know your thoughts will start with Heather on how you feel it. I just don't feel these guys are young and they're some of them probably have already have the virus. So because they have been out of, you know into civilization for the last three months or so, so I didn't know your thoughts on it off. Yeah, I I haven't heard of any opt-outs on any teams yet. I think it's tomorrow or some maybe tomorrow is the day but the opt-outs if you're often out as sometime this next few days off the only people I really thought on our team is Maybe. You know again if you have someone in your household, but I think it's less likely that people want to opt out too because they aren't trapped. It's not like, you know what I mean? Nobody wants to live through the off like how to get had to leave cuz a family thing or you know, like we know Steve camper last year he opted out cuz it's a health and not you know, those are the kind of people I thought maybe I heard he did too. Yeah, that's what I mean though. But those are the people you expect I wouldn't generally expect players just kind of out of fear of the virus at this point because like you said one a lot of the leaves young and dumb and probably have all had koban's ends it all wrapped up and knocked over. You know what I mean, or hadn't coming in. We know like Austin Matthew all the superstars basically have had the Covent so far. So we don't know a pasta had covid-19. Oh him and Joshua hanging out with some people, you know, whatever but like you said, I don't I don't think the NHL should be a top priority or any sports League to get vaccines ahead because they are not essential workers. I want that to go to all the lights off. All like I know that sounds horrible say it's essential for sanity for sports for that. But I do think we're close enough to the general population that the NHL or whoever could buy supply for a company and give it out. And I think it's they're ready to go. And also it's been a really probably insane year for them as athletes. This isn't how it goes. They play from this to this then they have the little break and then they come back like they're they're rigid routine based people having all this. I'm sure it's great to have down time. But they like everybody else like do it if I just want to know I don't want to hang out with you. I love you, but I know I woke to be in this room watching the show and you'll be in that room. We have two screens for the Netflix for a reason kind of thing. They're human beings, you know, but in the meantime, you know, the thing about the NHL that just concerns me is beak. Like you said one's going to stop quarantining and stuff because every country, I mean, it's bad enough. You can't control the skinny Canada Border besides closing it at this point, but we've got people coming in everywhere and we saw what happened at World Juniors with teams coming off. Whatever and some teams came tested negative and then by the time they got here just like we know that the virus does was incubating and now they're incapacitated Port Germany. Oh my God, I can't even for that my heart breaks down, but I think that a lot of people aren't it's just not worth it at this point, you know, we're far enough into that doesn't mean now everyone go balls-to-the-wall and it's like after drinks after the game inside. It's still going to be go back to your hotel like the teams are still going to have to but at least they can go home and they don't have to always be in a hotel in the same hotel with the same five people over and over again. So wage. I think it's that was a concession to the players. Cuz a lot of them probably said screw if I can't be at home with my kid and wife or whatever and there's going to be a lot of babies born in March because of covid-19. I don't know if he'll even be any Optics Mark. I hope I kind of hope not but it is it is their right to do so, but I really want to see them do it differently. I know last year's return to play in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs was more of a spur-of-the-moment type of thing. But now that they have some familiarity with what covid-19 for the world and and their league and the players families. I I think that that should be thought of appropriately and given a time. That's why the league is saying you have until this time. To see if you want to participate or not. It will not be looked frowned upon. If you do opt out you will not be paid that season but your contract will roll over to the following year. So that's kind of a good thing on on the on the league and the players union that they work something like that for the cases of folks that don't want to participate in these in these weird times birth. I hope it doesn't happen. I certainly don't want to see it happen to a person like Rask again whom already walked into the bubble and then kind of did his thing and I I respect the decision. But I also the timing I just I really didn't you know, if you weren't fully into it. You should have you know, did it earlier but I mean should happen. I mean timing happens I went out today. So she yeah, well, I mean his daughter. I mean it's violent reports. His daughter was sick. But if he does come if he does end up playing wouldn't the question be okay to what why we playing now and why did we you know, what I guess is maybe it has something maybe it really has something to do with his daughter and being sick and but he didn't come back. She's right. I mean he didn't come back into the bubble when maybe he could have so it wasn't like I'm going to go home make sure she's okay for a week and come back either. So if he does play in this situation Maybe there's no bubble this time. So maybe that's his excuse that's his way out of saying it but he just didn't like the bubble over what have you but I think Tuukka Rask obviously is a huge huge aspect of the season because if he's in it mentally then they're the class of division if he's not. Oh boy, then that's that's not good. I just look at life. I just like a 2019 twenty regular season and just say if he's that type of tuba Rascal we're gonna have a good year. Oh, yeah great. But if he's not he's half out of it or if he thinks he's retiring at the end of the year off and it starts to go south warm. Now you got halak and some young kid or you scrambling and boy, I don't know. I just I that's the guy that I really ought to as the best a difference-maker feast in the way that they engaged then I think this is a really good season for them. I think sky's the limit if he's not then that could change the whole last especially with a defense questions that they have dead. You know, I think this is a different season though like last year. It was a lot harder to just pop out and come back within the week. I think that had we may be gone deeper. We don't know if Tuukka might not have come back but with all the quarantine and this and that this year, it's again. Like I figure we can talk more about like actual covet and like that whole thing not shoot next week after I look at all the 50. I was like fifteen Pages not today, but but like a skim through like, you know, they are going to still get tested like they did before. I don't know if it's going to be daily. But like they're going to get tested before they leave them. They go to the next, you know, like they're going to have to I know that when they booked the hotels that every team has to book an extra two hotels in case someone does test positive. They are quarantine them in the hotel you move on so no one's traveling with the party which is kind of what football and most circumstances kind of had to deal with this year some teams better than others controlling spread of sad thing off. But I don't think I think this year and I'd like to point out too. Cuz one of the first players back to the warrior Ice Arena like seven or eight of them were are seven of them. I suppose where I was skating is one of them. So that's feels like he's been in Boston waiting to say 1 to go and you know what, I mean, like whatever it is, you know, the kids a little old, you know, the new babies a little older thing you the kid people Ashley get to go home, you know, it's like a different thing mentally I think for a lot of players then cuz he was not the only one yet. Obviously, he has a very specific incident. But if you watch that whole team the First videos that like, yeah, we're back with our bunnies kick some ass and then it became very quickly evident to them. They weren't the team they were in March and that was weighing and now in retrospect we know that they probably own new Tori was leaving. They you know what, I mean, they already kind of had this all so the team wasn't the team that they used to walking in there and just kind of the whole room. So hopefully everyone's walking in we don't know C or not bub. Alan right. I just think it's a different mental place. It's not as freaked out about the I mean, obviously we're all still cautious about the virus, but we're not still in that heightened. Like we don't know anything about this virus and off to be, you know, not talk to people ever. Should we not so I think two of is going to be all right. I mean really, is he the first dude on the ice? I'm just pointing that I'm looking at the agenda right now. I'm not seeing anything that's going to be roasted related. So I'm going to say this right now the third goalie on the roster. I don't believe that should be a young developing goaltender and I was thinking of I was racking my head on on writing an article about this but there's so many different angles. I gotta I gotta look at it. Number one. They're talking about Danville. Being that third guy. I think that's a very bad idea. I think that I think that that Callan boost the the kid that they sign and he started in the east coast League last night. We'll talk about that later dead. He should get the time up there because he signed as a two-way goaltender. And if they're not going to play Blood are a young twenty year old goaltender that needs to be praying and practice and game times totally different aspects or or an idea that they could have done if they could have gotten Brian Miller out from the out from out west. He came in he signed a very nice deal to stay in with with Anaheim or there's another one Mike Condon Massachusetts native. He could be signed just for that role to stay behind home halak and and and and Rask while hopefully this is all are quotes by the way. Hopefully the American Hockey League comes back to a 2021 season in early February possibly hearing even pushed a little further into January if that happens. It should be valid are and swim in down at the the American Hockey League and we'll talk about the dog. The the East Coast League Jacksonville later on but it just makes sense to me to have a kid moving all the time and and keeping in game shape and not just sitting there watching two veteran goalies. Go at it while you're not really getting the the proper development that you need. That's that's all I got to say, especially after the last game you played you look like a wet fish in the you know in the out the I you look up the baby deer on ice like it was like, I mean, that wasn't they didn't put him in a very good body though. They didn't and that's what that's what I'm saying is that they screwed up the first time and out and put them on the put them on as a goalie and not playing not have any playing time in EM potentially have them thrust in if there's a let's say there's an opt-out or Covetous or or an injury, and then you're throwing them in there again. I think I like you said, he needs more seasoning. I think you give him playing time in the minor leagues and I I like the idea of just a just a minimum salary veteran goaltender. I don't really care off. It is it raycroft out there, you know. Yeah, I mean, I don't think the guy out of the stands like they usually do with that equipment managers something just put someone in there. He's not going to play anyway, right just for an emergency purposes, but I agree with you. I don't I wouldn't do that too. But what are after what you just did to him in the playoffs? I would I would be really I put kid gloves on with his life and I'd go with some somebody else and just have them on the bench there that can handle it. That's a veteran that'll take the short money and do it. So I I agree with him absolutely the wrong as we just kind of talk General about the size cuz I thought maybe next week we'll be able to get a little more discussion. We see who's at Camp. Well who we think is is going to maybe you know, we'll talk about who we think might make, you know, front of our noses definitely watching news is definitely going to be a more apparent as we get closer to the third so good. Yeah. Well, we'll bring that all out next next week. Yeah, yeah, cuz you can have you have to stay under the 81.5 milk app, but I think that if you're on. And say you're the nahl, whatever with the contract and you're on the taxi squad or something and you're always with the team you get paid like your NHL so there is some stuff that I thought obviously you've had a hard morning. So I did not ask you. Hey, could you just shut down the only thing so we'll just talk about the homework the next week of a birth date and the young kids and this and that but we also do have like Craig Smith. We're looking at in there now, so maybe some of our young guys were rather have like, you know, we at least like slotting whatever we don't have to get that involved. I thought once we see who plus r900 goaltenders we could Whittle down on that. But yeah, I mean, I always think you should be playing more for development wise and if they just played it valid our makes sense that they'd rather him play them set absolutely next item on the on the agenda was to schedule we've touched on it a bit. But what I'd like to do is touch on the trade deadline couple of critical dates tried that line April 12th, so that's three months. I'm saying that could be active. Well, that could be an absolute crickets situation because of the salary cap because of the salaries because of the financial situations change. It will be interesting to see what the trade deadline will bring is specifically for the Bruins three months into the season. You have no idea what's going to and say what it's going to entail it's going to be could be covid-19 could be injuries. You could be completely healthy could be doing well. You could be struggling your defense may be too young and you know may need to add somebody so the fact that line April twelve could should be an interesting like I say could be one way or the other could be active or could be nobody doing anything out of fear for financial situations are just not enough out there to improve your Club. So that's one critical date and the other of course, is that the potential protection lists for the expansion draft, which would be July off. 17th just a week after the end of the Stanley Cup in the expansion draft is the 21st for the Seattle Kraken. The John more situation is interesting because he needs forty games to be eligible to be on that list and it lets you play them all year long. I don't I don't know if he'd get their home. So I I that's a that's one person and we saw recently. I just saw the other day the Trent Frederic would be available for that list. And I know Mark you were excited about that meeting Trends going to get off time and hopes to be available there too, you know, so so the expansion situation is one as well. If you add a guy he gets he gets on the edge expansion list. So it seems right now they're in a decent situation but one guy here or there and they can lose a pretty good player in the expansion draft. Well from from my my research in the past week or two off. Just picking that some articles and this and that if if the Bruins do want to go after a player like Noah hanifin, I think we talked about this when I might have brought up last week that way if you bring in a defenseman like that left shot blah blah blah blah. Now you you could expose either Charlie McAvoy or Matt grzelcyk. Do you want to do that? I wouldn't that those to you shoot you right there. So the whole trade the whole trade scenario coming up for the upcoming season. It's going to be interesting on how it works out because of that factor. If you do need somebody on the back end off to solidify that moving forward, you're going to have to it's going to be a risk no matter what you do. It's let's put it this way fans aren't going to be happy whatever you do if you don't really need but then you do when you lose something it's it's going to be a no-win situation. Right. I mean go ahead and say it's going to be interesting to at the trade deadline cuz normally you're trading with it. You're trying to figure out how to win your conference to get to The Cup final but this month but this year your divisions are all messed up. So are you trying to trade to win this year's Stanley Cup or are you being maybe more conservative or seeing how it shakes up and everything goes back probably to normal next year cuz really those are the teams are going to have to be next year. So that's going to be an interesting factor to you're trying to mess up your protection draft list, by the way, it's July thirty-first is the Kraken 8 p.m. Will be their expansion draft. You got free agency on the 28th to so because of the shortened season. Are you going to maybe just hedge your bets on what you have. Maybe do a little move keep your cat. If you have the cap space, you know, so say we roll all these young defenseman we say what the hell let's see what happens and we still have a couple mil then home. 12 maybe we can get a Hannifin or something like that, you know like not a baby has a little more NHL experience to like maybe help it a little bit but I was thinking that'll be the interesting thing. You're trying to protect your players, but you want to win the Cup this year cuz 50. I mean that's legit. You know, it's sure a little short but still I mean we count your last crazy year. We're going to count this year too without any asterisks as long as everything goes off without a hitch, you know, and that to me is going to be interesting are you trying to because some of these teams maybe but most of our teams are the Metro teams, we're not going to have to we're going to have to worry about Tampa Bay again, you know, that's that's what I think will be interesting. Yeah. I I think it I think it's I think you might see a team that gets hot in in really wasn't a favorite and they might have a chance they may go for it to try to win a competition shortened season, but you may not see like the Bruins or team like that that take a chance to get to win the cup. It'll be interesting to see how teams really view this sort of situation. And if it's worth it to them to maybe mortgage some of the future or put themselves in an expansion situation to try they win the cup this season, especially where the standings are Thursday. So close. I mean you're playing twenty six games less than you normally would the standings going to be real tight when it comes to who's in who's they may not be any teams even remotely close to eliminated from playoff contention by April 12th. I mean everybody might be just in a pack together and you really have to weed out a we we sellers or buyers and it might be so many buyers wage that there's no sellers in the trade deadline. So that's another and that's a quite a week in July when you have the expansion draft from the 21st and you have the NHL draft 23rd 24th, and then you have restrictive or agency an unrestricted free agency signing. 28th. So that's that's quite a week in July there. But you know, it's it's it might be part of the reason why the Bruins dead Really make a move for a big player like marks like a Hannifin with whom I've been on board with as you know, I'm I'm the conductor Chuchu and that one cuz I want Hannifin but but again he does he has caused you to maybe let you know Expose grzelcyk and you know, I don't know if I want to do that either. So that's a that's a difficult one next item on the agenda rule change. I love this rule change and it shall doing doing well right here. They usually drive me crazy with their rules but a new offsides rule where you can have your your skate off the black ice, but straddling the line and you are on site. I always hated this rule where you had to have your skate and drag and chair your groin to stay on size. I used to hate us back. And so and here's my son on on this whole thing. Is that the NHL cannot afford to lose goals. I mean you need goals and why you taking goals away wage? By reviewing offsides from 40 seconds ago. And then why are you trying to put every little my news a little rule in to take potentially take those away and take off away. Why are you doing that? So if you if you're straddling a liar your foots in the are you still should be on site. There's no difference between every foot two inches off the ground then on the page, you're still in the same place. So you still on site in my view. So I love this Rule and I didn't know what you guys thought Heather we'll start with you on the off-side. I love rules wage promote offense. And this is what they need. My thing is that I'm happy for one. Everybody knows you're just cuz your skates in the air as long as you are, you know, you've broken the Law whatever Leading Edge of the blue line or whatever the actual wording is, which I wrote down but I don't feel like we're actually reached the point anybody like it's like this is what I love about it. Is that the plane used to be defined this month. Ice now the plane is this way like an aeroplane. Obviously if their skates not on the ice, but like you're standing on the blue light like, you know, whatever you're off on Thursday. Also Anna just a little bit more for the delayed offside. Like same thing. You can go I mean, which I think generally they let them do and I'm like, I'm someone who's like if you're, you know perched in front of the goal or way outside guy, but sometimes you're right winger is moving a little faster than the left wing. And as long as you hold up, you know, like oh man and like you're trying to get and you're not trying to touch the like who cares like, why do we I like flow of play? I don't like stopping stopping stopping every five hundred. Also, we all know the NHL has no idea how to review their own rules. So although there will be coaches challenge. This will not be one of those things to nitpick like now, he's challenged goaltender interference and like things that are less defined that maybe we need to take 25 minutes. But yeah, if you have to look for someone's little if you can't see another skate on like the camera off I'm like, why are we doing this? Just whatever they were, you know also, like you said don't 40 seconds after doing you should have said something before it there has to be there isn't one. But I'm not a 20-second rule is something like down there should be I agree with you. I hate the whole go back and review you just scored a goal. Whatever it's going to Gold twenty five seconds after you enter the zone and how you're going to review it and take it away. It's happen the Bruins quite a few times. Like can we stop taking goals away like just stop that whole nonsense take take I I can't stand review as it is. I don't I think we screw up review when it first came out. I loved her feel like we're never going to get any calls wrong. This is fantastic. But we've managed to fuck it up even more. Yeah, and I can't take it like I it's just it's even worse than if you didn't have review. I mean, I'll take a stupid call here and there or or blown call I'll take one of those because generally speaking officials do an amazing job and all sports. But this is this is Jeff. Ridiculous taken goals away 30 seconds later, you know after you enter the zone and you him them in for 30 seconds, you should be rewarded for that. I mean, it's just unbelievable that they take goes away. So I I love this role and I I would take all review just review the scoring plays goals. Did it go over the line good then then that's it. Everything else. Stop it. I mean, it's just the bulb and appearance is another thing that just drives you. Sometimes you hit it you lately hit this pad and then five seconds later here comes the puck and they call the goaltender interference. It's just in a subjective. So how long you take a subjective penalty call and make it objective with a review. It's still subjective. Does the cloud still looking at it is still subjective. So it's it's just it drives me out of my mind. So I I love this rule change. I I'm a big fan of this. It's I've always been a break the plane type of guy once you're skating into the zone and you go over or touch dog. Line, but it's going to be a body part. So if you're if you're like if you're like really thrusting to get up the ice, like if your glove goes over that technically is breaking a plane but there's there's also some some grey areas to this. You know, how when you get a slashing call on the stick. They now say that the stick is part of your hands. Well let off and when you're freaking going to be on sides or anything like that the stick can't be potty hand in that situation. You can't like stretch out way out like that and be like, hey, I'm alongside know or even even on the back to clear, you know, right? It is really Define though as it's clearly defined though that the skate Sergeant is what determines if you're on or off sides for that exact reason, you can't say you're on so you can have the like so Zdeno Chara can have the puck halfway. I'm not right right over that line. It doesn't count which before they used to get off. Like if they're stick went over like say the very tip of their stick went over and they have the puck in the center. Like they're supposed to they would get like no so it is defined. I want you to know in rule 3.1 as it specifically says the players position of their skates is what's determining not the Puffs not the stick. So, okay. I didn't know until last year that I didn't know until last thing you could possess the puck and be and put yourself off side, but beyond side like you could have the puck dragged behind you. But if you're in possession, yeah, you're honest. I didn't know that I had no idea. I thought you're weird had to kind of be in first at all times. So but I I'm I'm on board with any rules change that promotes off NC and you know, just just promotes, you know, good offense good offensive plays and unless review of offsides from 30 seconds ago. All right last last time any genital go to break is how about these helmet ads? How do you feel about it? I think it's fine. As long as it's not as long as you don't look like the Ohio State Buckeyes with stickers all over your helmet off as long as you have something really sort of clean in the front. Then you want to put Chipotle up front or something and fine. I don't really care. I mean it's that's fine. And I don't I don't know why they don't go back to more sort of advertising like this like the NBA has on their jerseys and stuff because any anytime you can get less commercials and I'm on board as long as you're not a walking billboard. I'm fine with it, but I don't know your thoughts mark on helmet ads. I'm good with it. As long as there's a source of Revenue and keep this awesome sport going. I'm completely fine with it off. I don't want to see get so crazy, which we probably will every time we say something that we don't want happening it eventually happens because the the Mighty Dollar always takes all but dead. Shows in in about five or ten years. This could be international hockey. What we're looking at is a lot more of these advertisers on the ice on the jerseys on the pants on the socks, you know, so you're walking advertisement it could have but I mean for right now the the stickers and so on on the helmet is not bad at all and I'm a huge fan of putting in a bid for black girl Productions LLC, you know just walk right on top of the you know, there's a viral there's a viral image out there on Twitter right now. That's got our symbol on it. So I think it's on Bergeron's element. That's excellent. That's so much fun pack of all you're so funny that you know, it's not going to be TD Bank that's going to be the sponsor of the outlet. Let's be honest right pay Peter. What are the rob Peter to pay Paul it? That's what they're probably looking at North. I don't mind there being a little like a stick. I understand that's good advertising. But what I don't want is the tackiness of like some of the European League We're like, there's more symbols for cars. If I need that shit. I'll watch American T. We have a car commercial every 12. It's like this is American commercials booze of some sort, but drink responsibly wage car commercials. So you'd but don't drink and drive drive responsibly and then here's all the medication you can take now that you drank and drove and now are a hot mess and you pain medication can just walk but I can't deal with tackiness so they can light those Outlets up. I don't care. You cannot blinking Budweiser on the side don't give a shitt right, but I don't want it to go. It's one thing to help one sponsor at the back in Jersey or something like that or like a patch on the sleeve. I do not need the like now. I want to throw up from the amount of Mercedes-Benz don't I don't like that can't cuz then it looks tacky and weird to me like you look too desperate for money at that point. Like we need to talk more about maybe rotating Billboards in the stadium or something. I don't know right is my. I think it's one thing a little weird when the the the car off. School, you know, ninety miles an hour on the side of a mountain, but but yeah, I just don't want it to be like super super super techie like and I feel like one song open the Pandora's box of how can we get money in this league which they need. It could be very like I don't want you to not be able to see the Bruins symbol amongst all the other advertisers same impression. That should be the focus of what you're looking at. Yes. All right, so we're going to take a quick break. We're here for the great folks to the store next door. I think Matt's a little Frozen. I can't he's not moving. So I take the break right now, please it's it's after the holidays but these guys are still doing great things year-round. So please go to the store next door. C A a fantastic Yarmouth Nova Scotia company and doing awesome things for great people. So we will be right back. There's a lot of people with disabilities. 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I'm okay with like a minimum deal just for security job. Purposes but I think you have to weigh that whether or not he makes you better and you know, I'm almost leaning towards. Let's see what we have in the kids and then go from there. I don't think he's going to make you that much better where he's going to pacify the real problems. You might have on defense, but you can go ahead and Mark and give us your two cents on Z. There was this something the Bruins exploring trade options that was from NHL trade daily. And which makes sense. You do want to get some some type of better security off the back end. If you can make a deal you make a deal but this type the source says that they could they could still make a deal in a trade and also keep shower under the cap off see how that that'll work. He got two million last year and 1.5 of that was in bonuses. So I don't know but my from my understanding is that they're worth. Talks, even though that the they're saying they weren't and they're going to be sitting down at the table soon that there were talks that the Bruins offered a position and they said if you if you want to come back to come back but he is the terms that I heard is that he's going to be a 6 I'm sorry a five six defensemen a possibly a tire rotating defenseman much like what Kevin Mill is going to do? And he's a very proud human proud man. He's done a lot for the city lot for the team and so on and I think he wants to go out in a term that he wants to so I I don't think that he's accepting that as I don't want to get seven to eight minutes a night. I want to get twenty-something minutes night and if other teams are offering that for me and I can go win a championship somewhere then he's going to have to walk if you if you age To come back here from one more year and do your rally you're retiring rally then suck it up and take what the Bruins are offering you and if not, just take a take a take a hike. I mean, that's my opinion. I know what do you think about color? I think one? I think we need to be careful of like, you know, we don't none of us actually know a terrorist thinking do you I mean, there's a lot of narrative out there off of and obviously we all know he's he's a proud man and it would be a hard hit to go on, you know VR6 defenseman or whatever but we also know that they don't shower is one hell of a captain and if that page him coming back to have his last year, even if it shortened be with this team and one last hurrah with the older boys and a little more knowledge down to the younger guys, especially with the young defenseman that we apparently are going to have to log on whether we want to or not because we're not making any moves to you know, say otherwise, I don't think see how you you know, how you set of a mad about you know, as he hurting you, you know, I'm off. Is it about is he helping you about is if we can get him on a league minimum on that 5 6 Spot and I think he'd be more in than out. It'd be more he needs to rest but why not rotate. First of all, I have faith in Kevin Miller. I think I've made that very clear. Why don't we rotate him? Sure. We're not going to get more up to his forty games. But if you rotate depending on who we're playing Chara Moore and Miller in a five or six real will be all right that will give room and breathing room to Lowe's honors a barrel or you know, whatever Clifton whoever ends up staying up cuz at least a couple of them are going to land them either way cuz we can't roll with this defense. Otherwise, I mean, but we don't really know what zis thinking like maybe he still hasn't decided if he is going to play again. We all know he wants to play off. We don't know his wife's not going, you know, I never say no like, you know, but maybe like this is maybe take a front office job for this last year. We can still do the like at the end in the summer sometime. Holy we can fill this place up and we can all give Char the love. He deserves Frankie. We could give him his own goddamn parade when we can leave the our apartments and houses again, you know what I mean and government center, but I just thought I would hate to have to listen to the bitching and complaining say you don't sign Chara. Okay, and I'm all for play wherever you can write like no, I'm not mad at Joe Thornton. He decided to go to Toronto. I mean, I think if you're trying to get the ray bork up wage is that's probably not where you should have gone as Joe Thornton that cheap but you know, that's just me but I don't feel like chairs that same breed. I think for him. It's hard to decide if he's hurting us are helping us at this point. I think we all agree Cherry can't play 30 minutes. We talked about that for a couple of Seasons. Me and Mark just amongst ourselves of like stop asking him to be Zdeno Chara of 2009 cuz he's not but now I'm back to you know, that'll be a lot but I do think It's not the worst thing that can happen cuz we're not clearly going out to make a move to get somebody with any kind of I don't write feel comfortable leaving all young kids without any NHL experience really being having to sneak up a back-end in front of Tuukka who hopefully is good and all set in his head space. But if he's having a bad day, you know, it's not their fault, but they could create an avalanche of like to come meltdown like, you know kind of thing and I would like to have to listen to the vegging of why did we Son charlie for a million dollars for another year, you know like yeah, you know, I hear something about this is I know that Char is a proud guy, but if I am, I mean I just and I know that you don't want to start playing hockey but for crying out loud like are you really going to force the team to let you walk or trade you for one last season? We already have want to come from your career. You really don't have much to prove. You're a sure-fire hall-of-famer. Why would you just not take this deal like Mark says in play out the string farewell table. Have a blast or even stay out this year and play next year starting in October and play A reduced role farewell tour with fans in the arena. Why not do that and go out the right way. It's a classic case of a superstar. Hang on too long and forcing the team's hands in this chat our fans who say the Bruins are doing a disservice to them and there's Bruins fans saying the Bruins are doing the right thing and went and I think ultimately they are I'm a huge shower fan. I am so appreciative of him legitimizing seriously legitimizing the franchise into a serious Contender since he came here in 06 it changed his signing changed thoughts feeling about the organization. I remember when it happened because we never got the big free agents. We never spent a little extra money to take the run at it. This was the first song And the Bruins are serious about putting a great product when they when they got shower and they got marked survived it because it began this string right here. And I'm so appreciative. He's a great player. He's not a great player right now, but he's a great player and he's he's a Hall of Famer player and he's a great Citizen and he's an unbelievable person but I just bought a a boggles my mind when these guys stay on just a little bit too long and don't go out the right way. Wouldn't you rather go out the other way wouldn't you rather get your farewell turn off locations in your the whole cedeno shower season wouldn't you rather have asked to go in the friggin, you know Vancouver and trying to win a cup and a shortened thousand. I mean for god sakes. I mean, I don't I don't I just don't get it. Like I just I don't get it and I'm as much as I want him to stay. He has going to let him go home. You just gotta let them go. I was just going to say this is I totally agree with you about sports people like no one to let it go. I agree on that. You know what I mean? Like I said, I'm not saying either way on how to go a Char but I do think which are it might be a little different mindset just in the fact that I really believe if we had won the cup in 2019 charl would have retired. Do you know what I mean in the next year? He'd be there for the same thing and and we'd all be just the day. I don't shower for mayor like, you know what I mean? Just we all love the downside of don't think anybody doesn't love him as a human, you know, you might not agree on his defensive prowess over the years or whatever and obviously we're all here right but he is that type of player, right? Yeah Max one of them but he is the type of player though as a hockey fan. You understand. He is a Hall of Famer, you know, you don't like him not your cup of tea necessarily game want but as hockey goes she is a stud and will be remembered, you know, he's someone will mention and going forward dead. But my thing is they dropped in 2019 then last year at the Bruins were all one hell of a revenge tour. I kept saying to my call last year. Oh my God, it's going to be Saint Louis Boston in the rematch. Cuz that's what it looks like two teams. That didn't have any played in the cup like every day and then covid-19 obviously everything changed. So I do think in some ways. It's like he didn't even even last year. It wasn't his bag, but you could see it when they it was but it wasn't but you could see it when they came back from the bubble and I and it's not going to be easy on him this kind of schedule. So, like I said, I'm good if they want to do league minimum rotate Miller more and Char around and like a six defensive role. I don't know. That's just me, but I do think it's a little different mindset cuz it's not like you really are going out on your terms. You're going out on the terms of like the world gone crazy. That's all my right. Like not as the defensive. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's a difficult situation next item on the agenda should Bruins fans buy into the number changes. So there's been changes in the numbers jerseys phone numbers. I I don't I think it's just it's a it's a subtle way to say you're part of the roster. But other than that, I think more so the the one-way and two-way contracts are more of an indicator wage that they can send you down. Then you're not necessarily guaranteed a big club spot. So I didn't know, you know, if you guys had any thoughts on the number changes, I think it just shows a little bit more commitment to you absolutely wage going from 84 to 12 or whatever. Yeah, and there's a reason to do it. So obviously it's a little bit of a change but I didn't know your thoughts on on that whole scenario of changing jersey numbers for me. It's just a a a shot across the bow to everybody that believes that just because they players getting a certain number guarantees them a roster spot wage. That's that's the big thing that's going around and I'm not saying I'm not picking on people or any Bruins fans or any hockey fans or anybody that listens to this podcast. I we we do not do that. We don't pick on people but folks need to understand that this is not how it works just because you are just because you got tried Frederick gut number 11 does not solidify his spot on the roster for the upcoming. He still has to go through Camp. He still has to show the brass that he wants it and and that's it. There's nothing given to you. This is just a number that was given to you. That doesn't mean you have a right to be on the roster. So I just wanted to bring that up because it's just it's it's a constant DM's Marquis are stupid. You don't even know anything about hockey why you even say that I was like, well, they haven't even gone to Camp. He hasn't even earned a spot yet. So earn that number and that roster and then call me an idiot right through the only thing that that really means is that wage. Don't feel you need to have like seventy whatever. You know what I mean, like that's fine. Like I so the superstars get to pick their number right and like have a number that's high. So like it's not going to be a problem that down below is high in the seventies because if he proves himself to be what we think he has the stud next defenseman, you know, like carrying this team as the defenceman going forward that will be fine. It'll be iconic. It's like a painting from 7 to 77. Well look back and I'll be like whatever but as on a personal note does it make me want to throw up that Trent Frederic now has number eleven and I had it before Matt. You don't know this about me. I Jimmy Hays him happiest day of my life when it was like he wasn't on my roster anyone home, you know, there is a God no sterile. So I don't know so like for me it's like I feel like the jury is still out on Trent Frederic. Do I think he's in the running to actually make the big Squad some day off. That's an issue or some you know, what I mean, whatever. He's probably taxi Squad candidate, you know just that's just for me but no, I don't think because they moved him to number 11 at that means he's now they think he's going to be a bruin for the next eight to ten years. No, I absolutely don't think number of changes. There's a whole lot of reasons just administratively, you know, I'm sure that's true. Yeah. It's it's really a nothing thing for me too. I don't think it really means a lot. I just think it's a logistical thing for the team next item on the agenda Marquez our Bruins ECHL Jacksonville update transaction news much going on with Jacksonville to Jacksonville was busy this year. They've been in the news more than typical years. Yeah, the the Icemen are the East Coast Hockey League team. They're affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. Excuse me, but there's no more official news still to this day that the Bruins are an affiliate of the Dead. The Icemen or vice versa it's strange because these players are being called assigned. So in in my past history in in covering the Mac Pro System assigned means you go to your affiliate loan is a different thing loan means you can go to another team and get your ice time in your reps in and so on. So there's some vague stuff going on right there. I'm assuming that they're going to be officially coming out soon saying it but there's no really high Winnipeg Jets players down down there. So there is availability but the transaction wise of it Matt filippi former Northeastern forward. He was activated from the rasta. He did his appropriate quarantine time and got into last night's game. So did Jack kasan he got news first game after him. Quarantine time in both of those players were were on the Commissioners exempt list. So they got through and they played last night didn't see much for Michonne or Phillippe, but I'm certainly signed goaltender Callum Booth who was a free agent signing. He's only got thirteen games in the American Hockey League a majority of those games in the minor Pro system off within the East Coast Hockey League. So he's got some familiarity especially playing for the Atlanta Gladiators last season, he got into I think 19 games thirteen games or something like that but verging signed him. I don't know what exactly for I'm assuming it's going to be for the role, but it's kind of weird that they're the the Jacksonville Icemen goaltender is now placed on reserve. So now you have a tandem of Catalan booth and Kyle Kyser down in down in Jacksonville nice. So I'm going to expect, New Jersey. Be more players come down to Jacksonville in the near future. It all really depends on how the American Hockey League's going to work out and if that's going to happen or not. If it doesn't happen, you could definitely see an influx of players being sent down to to Jacksonville to finish out the season and then they're not very good right now. I think the one in four and yeah, it's just it's just a tough team that way it's still putting pieces together, but it's good to have these players play and get some reps and and so on so that is yeah in this climate. Yeah, that's the update for the East Coast League. That's next item on the agenda is the anniversary of the brawl and the stands December 23rd 1979. I just turned seven years old Mike Milbury terrier family, maybe even Peter McNab was in there all went into the stands at Madison Square Garden Bruins Rangers, Mike Milbury famously took a guy shoe off bash him over the head with us. It was wage. Epic it's an epic if it ever happened today. Oh my God, never hear the end of it would be it'd be lawsuits and and arrests may have attacked. It would be it would be the end of that. You'd have firewire all across the top of the ice top of the glass going forward. But but yeah that was quite a scene back and that's when New York City in the late seventies was a mess. I mean they that was just a zoo. I remember going to the Bronx with my dad's very Yankees Red Sox games and being legitimately scared. I mean, I was just a it was just a tough place to be back in the late seventies early eighties and it was quite the memory. Hello. What are your thoughts on the brawl in the stands? That was quite I remember watching it as a kid and just and just being in our of having players in the stands with ice skates on in The Stance of crazy. I'm the younger than you so I didn't get to actually see it live. I was a table. I grew up as a Bruins fan of like again like we you know, and you know, whatever and you we were born with the like You should have seen Bobby Orr play. Yeah, I mean like those players or you like for me. It was like like these were all quintessential Boston. But when I was a kid before I knew who aren't Ross was or whatever who you know, I love milk Smith, but I didn't know who the hell he was when I was five like, you know what I mean, but I did know who might know Barry was and Terry. Oh, right, you know what? I mean? So I love my feel very and that's my favorite part of the story cuz cause it popped off on the ice because someone got slashed or something the goalie boarded him. I don't know and then everyone started fighting and then someone smashed Jonathan in the face with like a program or something and that's what O'Riley flipped out and started it was like eighteen players ended up the best part is that Milbury goes back to the dressing rooms. Like where the hell is everyone she was like, oh, yeah. There's something going on. He goes back off on beating a new like that is the big bad Bruins like yeah. Yeah fighting back in the old bus in New York rivalry. Is and yeah, it was it was a mess. That was a crazy time for sure and have some great news from David pastrnak gave away is his Honda that he won the All-Star Game, I believe to a registered nurse who was a nice really nice gesture. I saw registered nurse had been battling Kovac know I help them with covert patience and such and pasta with a really nice place to give away the car. I thought that was really cool. Yeah. Yeah. I mean the Bruins do a lot of those types of things by hockey players are different breed. I just think that they are they they tend not a lot, you know, I tend to be really caring giving you know, sort of, you know, not not all but but most seem to be down-to-earth type of people and pasta took his personality through commercials and he has a great sense of humor and I used to spend he's just really blossomed. He's still very young. He's twenty-four, but he's really blossomed here at home. Great personality. Not not only that but obviously a great player but a great personality to know did you see the video you guys like so long had from which like Matt said she's at our set-top. So whatever front line worker. So pasta is like apparently is going to give away his car like and she's a big Bruins fan. So she gets back. I'm thinking it's like the her like performance review meeting and there's a message from pasta knock that. He's giving a, and he was saying like I was raised by a single mom and I know how hard it is. So this woman is Raising her kids and dealing with all that crazy stuff that parents and teachers have been dealing with and also fighting this pandemic and he gave her this car and like blades dropped it off the car. You know, I mean, it was falling like yeah, it's just like I just feel like especially pastas like you definitely know he knows how he grew up and he's not someone who's getting a bigot like for him. He's like, yeah, it's go 50 goes. What's up guys? Like that's cool. We need to call my mom, you know, he doesn't have an ego and like really it just it was a nice video and like he really not we not even doing it because they do these annual things. Now people, you know, sometimes they just to be good and out there. So it was just nice and I well I say very nice so next item on the agenda and some more good news m b m c sports Nest or NBC Sports network is going to the Isabel cup semi-finals and finals of the women's professional hockey league. So Boston Pride, obviously, they're very good team in that League before it's shut down through covid-19. Uh women's players of have come a long way and and it's a really it's really cool to have a Boston team and and have a good Boston team and they'll be on W on network TV, which is really cool. I know has a big proponent of women's hockey. So it's a must be really nice to see. Yeah. I know Marcos Palm. I saw he had completed and I kind of came back down him about ghosts support them ride my bike. What are your thoughts? Are you pumped really? I'm looking forward to the the whole bubble scenario and Lake Placid. I mean, we all know the history of Lake Placid nineteen eighty, you know, my career money and and all this this awesomeness that happened there. It's in this Federation whole thing too. But it's also a a really good thing for for personal health with all these these teams in this league. So it's going to be a nice little tournament. I'm happy. It's going to be televised. This is this is the type of stuff. This is the type of attention that puts the women's hockey. Over the threshold even more than it than it should be and it gets creates more tension and hopefully that you know, when we get vaccinated and all this shit goes away that these these networks can still say this is a great product. We want to continue doing this and move forward with this and continued to grow the game on the female side of it is because everybody loves hockey their male female or whatever. It's just it's it's it's just time it's time for teams. And I know we're under a flat cap and we're all on the money problems. But once we get away from all this pandemic bullshit NHL team should really start considering front and a little bit of money towards these these ladies and start sponsoring individual teams making maybe possibly a Thirty One Team league that they could possibly travel around, you know, I mean, there's so many possibilities to grow the game and just hopefully they do it appropriately because wage It seems like every year this is getting bigger and bigger and bigger and technology is really the Forefront of getting everything out there to to to to see what these ladies can do with the skill that they provide I've seen so many games on Twitch. I'm amazed every time I see these ladies skate, they just tremendous athletes and I just think that they they deserve more on a pro-level. Yeah. That's what I'm like the NHL needs to I don't want them to dominate The Women's leagues. You know what I mean? I want them to support and help, you know affiliate with it not you know dead Steamroller cuz he has a chip NHL the ladies are going to make it happen with or without your help and it might take longer without your help but they're starting to steamroll this league the nwhl is a great place that all the teams they're fun on social media and like cuz I follow all the team like they're fun like Boston and Toronto and sheriff in each, you know, just in Toronto's the new team, they just got their 16 this year. So they'll be joining them in foil. Online class and so at least we know they can come this side of the road. How how ironic is it that the Boston team owns the Toronto team and yeah, so like I mean first of all the Bots are badasses you want big bad, you know Boston hockey like that like these leaves their their modern women in a world where girls can kick some ass at Sports and they are bringing it back. They're going to show that they are worth the money, you know what I mean? And I'm very excited m b c as and which I always mess up with NBC whatever I'm saying cuz the call logs but they don't see it there willing to take the chance cuz they want to see what's going to happen and they're going to see that for regular hockey fans. No one really cares. It could be like morning Peewee hockey people will watch it. It could be women men professional leagues they'll watch it but they're going to see that advertisers are going to get in on some of the teams have been picking up bigger advertisers this and that and once they start getting their own route money down. Actually, he's going to work probably should their advantage because if they start getting the attention of these national television and they don't have to worry so much about how they're going to get but you know broadcast, but why can't you show both sides? So anyways follow the Boston Pride these women are awesome all the women in this league are awesome. Great product like mats and just overall not just this league but around the world, you know women's hockey is growing and it's strong and unique as a Boston fan should be supporting the Boston Pride. If you are not you'd like to spoil one of the other team do that to just support women's hockey. It's great and give these young girls. Now that a really are grown up in a world where they're going to have a lead to play and see women playing in a professional league and let them aspire to that the same way that our sons look up, you know, cuz there's plenty of dollars that their whole lives have been like, oh I want to be box or but now they have their own defense and they can look up to and I do think that's important not because I don't think males and females are role models to each other, but I do think it's important to see people in your own image as people talk about you know, the more you see people off. Plague you and steam like you and grew up like you and no matter what that is good for any kid to grow and see that and we're a multi-nation, you know, like a multi-cultural multi-national we're multi-sport like support at all because everybody should be able to dream and I'm glad to see that the dream of a solid product in a solid lead, you know with some real legs on the ground dead to move it forward from here and this is just a great opportunity. Sorry. I'll stop babbling. Well, I I agree I agree. All right Heather asked BNG time. Let's do it Thursday, right? Hold on. I I'm not as bad as I have to unlock this. Okay, so I know John got like a lot. He had asked record predictions for this year? I don't normally I keep a list of the records that could go so I'm not quite sure or it says record. Predictions for this year not sure it's a tweet. I think the Bruins are going to win the division. So whatever amount of wins that is I like them winning this division again, as long as grass is engaged and they stay away from kovacic know for the most part and they're healthy for the most part and parcel out comes back and is in his hundred percent and I think they went to Division. I am going to say they're going to come in second to Philly with the second-place record. I'm not sure what it is cuz I'm not with numbers and a 56 Game season. So I'm not the math guy here. So but there's still going to do I think they're still going to do good. It's still going to make the playoffs. And hopefully that even though that they're in second place, it's not something that don't Sweeney has to pull the panic button to make us some you know, weird trade that's going to cause I don't know. I don't know mess something up moving forward. But yeah, that's just my opinion. I think they're going to be all right. I think they're pretty much where they would have been if we were in a regular division. Do you know what I mean? Like, they haven't you haven't decreased themselves so much that they should be fighting for like being in the top four to make the playoffs and they should end up one or two. If they don't it's just be you know, who knows what this team sometimes just things happen like so it'll I don't know. I'm not like super common. Like I think they're going to roll in this division, but I just visited a nice young teens like the Islanders are Philly or whatever, you know, and Pittsburgh's always a pain in the ass and things like that Washington will still be a pain in the ass not like they don't have Alex Ovechkin still even if they don't quite know what their goaltending is looking like birth. I think will do well do will be one or two and I think you know, once once you're in the Bruins know how to win playoffs and playoff games and they'll get themselves at least a little deep. But who knows? So right now I just hope that we can be attacked at the season goes off. We don't have to postpone a lot of games. There isn't a lot of places. So hopefully we get from here to July and the Stanley Cup is Roman wood and just somebody by July 9th. All right, so I I'm just going to give a report to Andrews said the funny as as PNG will Mark be able to record this episode. Will there be distinct chattering of his teeth? I'm happy to report a lot here chattering. I don't have to add it out. So instead of answering that Marquee responded with a laughing John Goodman. So yes, that's my boy. That's my boy off and everything is warm at the B&G Studio. Not the Long John underwear on his. Oh, yeah. Well nice and warm. So is Roy Clovis right one off? He asked Will Smith steal the second line Winger spot also well to be sign a demand to play with McEvoy excluding Z not talking about Zdeno Chara. I don't know about this. One thing is like the the whole theory about bringing in another defenseman and and exposing one to the Seattle expansion draft is a little scary for me. So I don't know about that. The smith thing does intrigue me a little bit because I can see him playing with a healthy Pasta Nack on the second or third line rotating between Kasha and then a self and possibly as high as the first line for the first month that pasta is going to be out as he continues to recover. So I mean, I I honestly think that this Smyth signing sneakingly good signing for the Boston Bruins just for this matter that he is a right winger and a center but he predominantly pays the right side, you know, this is good to get home. Involved and up higher in the lineup than you normally would see with pasta knockout. So we'll just go from there and you know and make adjustments and if he plays very well, who knows we're passing that could end up they'll possibly down the second line in Kasha comes down in the third line to work with coil and somebody else. So this so many possibilities up to be honest. Yeah, I think would pass out he may play the first line to start the year, but I'm really intrigued by a coil Smith Bjork line. I really I really would like to try that cuz I think that Smith and coil are very good Puck possession guys, and then you have your cooking score a little bit. He's got a little bit of you know touch and offensive game that I think needs to be that he needs to improve on and and show and I think that's a good that's a pretty good third line, but it also depends on study cuz it depends on Kasha and and and what a white one or two of those guys can produce if they can't then Smith is going off. To be brought up to potentially even the first line but it's going to be a year where people are in and out of the lineup and it's going to be hard to really nail down lines and keep them keep them going from game to game. But I think overall I think you'll see Smith in the second line probably with great shape, but I'd like to see him on the 3rd line keep car show with krejci and see what he can do off and and debrusk and then have coil and and and Bjork and Smith and give them a go. I I think oil and Smith together could really be a really difficult third line to play off Greedo like see that I like to see that I mean Craig Smith was like everyone's like it wasn't the a giant signing but for the same reason people keep they won't let Mike Hoffman go off the same kind of thing. You get a kind of consistent player, you know in that role. I think Craig Smith is going to be all I was actually thinking that he'll end up being the second line right winger if Kasha does not, you know if they stopped moving those Iraq. and I know it's hard for me because I Like Sydney I kind of was wondering what a sanika coil be or Klein would look like for now, you know for the first real year of like being in the 12 starters dead like pretty consistently, you know, but sometimes has a very good chance of ending up being the second line right winger. I don't think he'll necessarily steal it cuz I do still feel it's more like Kos to lose at this point still and you know, but Craig Smith, I think would be better for that interchangeable right-wing whether it's injury, you know until pasta gets back or just generally sometimes you have to bump up. But yeah, so that's hard. It's really going to I think come down to what Kasha instead Anika do as well at Camp because there's you know, they're still looking at Sydney kill like yeah, you know, you're going to where are you going up? You know, but I also think maybe having the youth down without so much pressure at almost better to have like a Craig Smith up that's handled more minutes and more time and has more experience in that role, but I think birth Signings and definitely work out for us. Overall what the demon thing? I think we're just rolling with the young kids. What do you guys think? I think so too. Yeah. I don't see people I just think that people are still hanging on to those early comments by Sweeney and the only saying they're going to make these they stay just can't get over the fact that not going to make a move. They just not going to do it. They're not going to sign my coffin them going to trade for a defenseman. They're not what you were a week away from Camp. Like it's not happening folks so stop so it's just as the group that they're going with and it's a shortened season and off they feel good about a couple of the young guys. They have they're going to give it a go and then go from there and evaluate from there. And that's it. Then. Signing or training for anybody of major value. Like Mark said they can expect to expose the guy and expansion draft. They need to move money around there's certain guys making money like John more in Kasha that nobody wants that they would have to move on from because they just not enough cat birth. So we need to need to stop stop. It's not going to happen. So should I forgot about Nick Ritchie for a second to he's another one I could use to I mean, I want you to know what you should be able to do, but you just haven't so forth. But again, I know he's young and I need to give him a second look but cool. I don't know. So I guess that's I definitely don't think they're going out and getting a defenseman though. Like we just that will all happen next summer once everything shakes out. All right. So Ray Guarino ass since taxi Squad players can't play in the AHL should the Bruins bring the veteran bring in a veteran. Goalie of fact, I just had like Mike Condon on a league minimum salary instead of stunting the development of the young goalies you sort of started touching upon this earlier Mark. I didn't know if you had any further thoughts also now just to just to answer raised question. Absolutely. I'm all for that you it's an emergency situation. So you're going to have a guy that is assigned to a month. Very low term just for this year even bringing in a PTO. I mean Arizona Coyotes brought in Zane McIntyre on a PTO to see what he can do. So, I mean anything's possible but no Mike Condon is a Massachusetts kid guy father state trooper, you know, it could could fit that role. And like I said, I was thinking about Ryan Miller but I'm not you're not going to get him off the West Coast. I think he's going to retire there because his wife is an actress and she works out there. So yeah, I mean get somebody with experience just for an emergency role now, here's how it's going to work is like say if like Cal and Booth was was the guy the third goaltender. All right, so the grass gets injured now halak just starting goaltender, but until somebody of significance like a damn vodar is allowed to go onto the roster you have that extra buffer room right there until Thursday. His arrival and obviously Kalin Booth can go down. So there's there's still this you can still get a fluctuate between your AHL Rasta and your and your NHL Ross and when it comes to money, you know getting people where they need to be. I don't know where I was going with that but others end it right there. Yeah, I like the cheap veteran route because I don't I just stick it pushed too much. It just takes kids away from getting some time and it just sits them on their bench to rot. And I don't think you need to do that. Most people veteran guy. Yeah, I agree. I mean, I don't know specifically what goalie that should be but I talked about earlier. I don't think damn blood should be sitting there just kind of not, you know withering away from any development. He had all of these years. So there were just a couple I just don't want to not acknowledge these people because of everything that happened and we didn't do the traditional pod last Sunday. So Thomas nice to me and asked me that who's going to be the new quarterback of the power play crew is more or less have that role? Obviously, we know that so who just real quick do you think is going to be the quarterback? I think it's Grizzly because although I've always done they're two totally different players kind of the way. They pass the puck and stuff is very similar. So I think really I love him a map of the light on 1st Street Unit power play. That's I think Kelly Max is Charlie mcavoy's coming out party when it comes to power play and offensive. We're going to really start to see his skills because he hasn't shown he hasn't been given the opportunity nor has he shown what he's capable of offensive. He is capable of much more and he is going to be your power play. It's part of the reason why they were okay with letting crew go I think is that they think that he can do he can Rush the puck very well. He can shoot the puck, you know, although he doesn't do it enough. I don't think any passes tape-to-tape very well. So I I think Charlie McAvoy will be the cat quarterback of a power play and I think this is coming out party home. Yeah. I'm I'm with Matt, but I'm going to turn it and spin it just a little differently. There is a power play one in a power play too. So these two players Matt grzelcyk and jelly McEvoy m going to have ample opportunities during camp and in season to earn different spots so power-play to with grzelcyk and power play one song in quarterbacks by a by McEvoy is not a bad idea. And if one's not playing, well, you can easily flip it and and create create internal competition for something like that. You know, the the birth we all know as Bruins fans the Bruins are very reliant on their power play. I want to see them get more five-on-five scoring. That's a very key thing as secondary scoring as well. I mean I wage To see three lines of of just onslaught of on fence against teams that are going to come at you with that. Same thing. The Rangers have gotten better over the years with it Panera and the the Flyers have drafted. So well their kids are starting to come up and be significant players in the league. I mean, there's so many teams out there that you can you could say that need to come out your heart and I think that in this new air quote East and division you're going to see some powerful teams and the Bruins odd should not should not sit back and and change and to me it's very important to come out strong in the season. This is you don't want to lay an egg for the first couple of weeks cuz it's going to cost you in the last couple. Yeah, I agree. I think you're going to see them do the four forward power play unit. One thing with krejci cuz that was successful at the end of the year. I think you're going to see them go for life or words on that first unit and then coil and Smith probably in that group of second power play unit. I think I think it's the crates you Bergeron Marsha and pasta. And then McEvoy off first Power planer. All right. We'll see what happens with that and just one more Chad McQueen. We will skip the part about his child played his last game. We've already talked about charge day. We kind of all know where we stand on that but would bringing in Hoffman to play with krejci possibly work to re-signing both for next year. That's one part and then there's one other questions that go back a question will do after so what do you guys think? I'm not that I do understand why people want Hoffman, but I also have left the Hoffman go like Craig Smith going to have to be that kind of signing for us. What do you think? Yeah. I'm going to call every month. General manager in the league to see who can sign the sky so I can stop hearing about it like honest-to-god lay my confidence not going to be a Boston Bruin. I would bet money. I don't have anything but if I had stuff I would bet it all then he's not going to be on the team. Yeah, I'm on the same thing. I don't think the cap space. I don't care what people say and sources they're saying it off. I don't think the cap space is going to work unless you're going to trade some significant player out of the current line-up to make room and still have a little bit of wiggle room when it comes to catch phrase for the trade deadline, which is going to be very important and crucial and on Sweeney's ten year coming up here at a shortened season. So I I don't I don't see it when I like mm. Yeah, I would because I liked his offense. I like he put in 30 goals a year and so on but I don't like about it is his term he wants one year and there's another room where that came up this month. One of them says he's on up for multiple years, but who knows about that, but I'm going with one-year player like Mike Hoffman to me is the type of player that if she can't make it work this season. You have something you like him in place for next year to go after it again. And I don't like the I don't like that if he was here for two years back. He wanted to your deal. Yes you go out and try to make that happen, but on a one-year, it's just he's a Flight Risk if he's not happy here and the Bruins do not win. They do not make the playoffs. Do you think he's going to want to stick around? Absolutely not. Well, that's an excellent point because you could potentially go to sign him next year cuz if he signs the one-year deal wherever then you have Christian drask two people coming off the books at seven million per you have money. They're back room. They're Forty Nine forty four million. Yeah, so maybe you explore it the following year and let him sign his one-year deal wherever who cares but that and then make a restaurant. That's also going to put a dead. A bidding war between him and Taylor Hall as the as the highest-profile free agents after next season. Right? Right. I was going to actually say a specific office at this point that one we don't know of crazy is resigning that next season yet because he is one of the people who do come off the books now, I've made it clear I think crazy is going to play one more year not for seven Mill but like something, you know still like three mellow whatever one year and then he's in fare back home and play or he's going to retire from the NHL and go home and play or he's just going to retire and move on cuz you know, they'll be like 35 36 line whatever they are by that point, but my thing with Hoffman is exactly what Mark pointed out. I don't love or hate Hoffman. I think he would he's perfectly fine. If we had him. I think he would be a good addition. He's gained a lot of offense this and that I also don't think he's so special that when nobody else is getting five million dollars or whatever. The ridiculous went in your contract. He wants is you're not that good guy. You're just not and there's a reason off. One is solidly trying to go after you if you were that valuable, you know again, if you had two years and you're paying three million for you for two years now, you're talking. Okay, I'd be all about get him will have him the next year and then we can go from there as we decide what to do with all these young kids move it on crazy to whoever's leaving people coming in. But other than that, let it go dude and off he can't be that hard of a commodity dude. I understand teams might have been contacting does an anal child but not signing yet. He's 43 years old. He's a forty three year old defenseman. You are like a twenty-nine-year-old forward like there is no reason if you were worthy of five mill kind of like how debrusk had to say. Okay, I know in my own like six million dollars, but in reality I am getting $3000000 chick at least I'm getting a paycheck right now. You're floating out there and no man. That was his decision. Yeah, that's his that's his decision to wait until the final eleventh hour to pull a deal with somebody so it's not on birth. Somebody going out and begging him and doing this. It's it's on him. So yeah and be done with if that was how important he was to play for. Somebody's team right now in this Cap World, but this cat World. I'd rather have or Smith which is more reasonable to what he's worth in his value. It is going to give me that same kind of infusion that we need into our office. So I think the Bruins want like the a little bit of buffer of salary cap money right now. I think they want to keep that there. I don't think they want to go right up against the cap because I think they want to be able to have a flexibility to make a move in April if they need to and I just don't think my coffin like Mark said like page him in for one year, you know. Okay great. But is he really does he does he does he make you more of a Stanley Cup Contender. I mean, I don't I don't know. I mean you can make that argument I guess but you really want to put all your eggs in that basket for 1 year he comes in and then you don't win and then he walks and then you had to give up somebody to clear space and I don't know I just it's something I don't like my often. I mean I like guys who put the puck in the Dead. That's fine. But I like the idea of maybe going after on the theater after yeah as Mike was saying so that's all the last little part of this and that wraps up. The vng for 2020 is down real quick of Rask or halak which one is back from the 2021-22 or neither. I guess really could be the option right? They're both on the Rascals younger. I'm going with jokes about okay. I'm going to go with halak. I think I think I think they'll have halak and I think they'll probably go when they'll have some cap space. I think they'll go get a guy to bridge even a little bit more for the young guys. They have them because young guys aren't going to get a ton of time to share. So there's not going to be a ton of development to have them ready the following year. I don't think Rask is coming back. I don't there's something up there either retiring or I just don't think he's coming back but I think they could bring her lack back for one more year similar deal just as insurance off a decent backup nice, right so so next so there it is. Thank you heather. So this week in the Bruins history. We don't have one this week because I was kind of a shitshow this morning. So so we'll just we'll just use the anniversary of the brawl in the state has the broadest and a phone number. About twenty third. Nineteen seventy-nine. I was four years old don't remember it. But thank God for YouTube and video. Absolutely. Yeah. That was well. Actually you could you could point to sneak into classic cuz January first is Winter Classic time. Yes it is and that's when they beat the Flyers at Fenway and they lost to the Canadians at Gillette. Yes, I went to that game again. That was the worst. I did to it was not good. That's awful. Most terrible. You guys are suckers cuz I was at my aunts house drinking some hot cocoa sitting at home going man. I've been to Gillette those seats must suck if it sucked at Fenway four angles and space in your rate on top of it. Like I was freezing and I was hanging out with Steve dangle. So sorry, he's pretty fucking awesome. So I look at this. I only got to say hi to him. I walked miles like dangle and he goes man. Yeah exactly dead. All right, quick end of the twenty-twenty thoughts from you guys will start with my Acura your thoughts on an end to a quite an eventful year. Somebody hit the plunger and let's flush this both of nastiness. I'm ready for twenty Twenty-One. I'm ready to move on. I'm ready for hockey. I'm ready for B&G Sports Media Company take a bigger leap and twenty Twenty-One. I'm ready to do with the great great crew. You guys are amazing between the podcasters and the writers that we have the 28th folks. We have their this you guys drive this month. So I'm just staring you guys are the workhorses here, and I totally appreciate that so for that 20 21 was good because we have a great company, and we're really making the same moving forward, but I'm really excited for hockey to return and then just to increase this this this black and gold freight train that we are currently on. So, thank you all and thank you every birth. That works at B&G. You guys are just amazing people. Hello, what are your thoughts on twenty? Twenty-One? I am grateful for this BMG family. Like just I'm just a small part of it. But like just again like the BMV family is not very happy to have you have come aboard with me and marked your good moderator because sometimes Mark and I are grouchy or whatever. So you're good like third person and you're fun and I think you're you know, whatever like I like to agree to disagree and I feel like we we do that when we're setting here just fans fun and like, you know, whatever there's not like, you know, which is good because you don't get that. I you know all the time in the world. It's always fighting. I'm grateful that I've survived to this point in 2020 happy hockey's back. I'm glad my kid gets to still play hockey hasn't been shut down again. I'm glad my kids are healthy happy and I'm ready to party like it's 1999 next week, not 2009, not 2019. I'm partying like, it's Prince now. It's going to party like it's nineteen ninety nine and I'm having a millennial princess party. I'm just saying log. I I not awesome. My thoughts are I'm glad it's over and I'm glad we could turn the page. 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Should the Bruins Think Twice About Mattias Ekholm & Why Arizona Should be the Target | Poke the Bear w/ Conor Ryan

Poke the Bear

29:44 min | 4 months ago

Should the Bruins Think Twice About Mattias Ekholm & Why Arizona Should be the Target | Poke the Bear w/ Conor Ryan

"And welcome in to poke the bear episode 36 36 like I tried to think of a number or a player who had the number thirty-six, but I couldn't think of one on the Bruins. At least. I feel like there hasn't been a while. Unless you have one no call this one of my cats my episode smart episode other than Merit off ski alongside Connor ride a Boston Sports channel Connor how we doing? I'm doing very well. How you doing? I'm doing well, but the weather's nice it's warm. This is like, this is one time a year. I always say to people I love this time of year cuz like you grind through winter you especially this much this winter was tough. It was very cold covid-19. There this is a normal year. This is you know, you getting ready for the playoffs and a couple of weeks. You got the summer after that. Then you got even even when you go from Summer to the fall like who doesn't like fall you got hopefully, you know God yeah baseball postseason. You got just general fall stuff where your flannels go Apple pick and have a good time. And then what happens after that? Oh my God you go right into holiday season, right? You got Thanksgiving Christmas since January and then it goes into that dip again, right like January to like mid March. Not not not not not ideal. But as a whole in the upward Trend right now, I'm very fortunate cuz my birthday's in February. So at least it's something that I can look forward to you know, I can yeah, I have it then and it's like, okay good. Like I can this gives me something in February cuz there's nothing else if they were super bowl and then there's hockey and and and basketball so yeah. Yes, and the one thing is I don't people can tell a little congested and that is because with the warm weather comes the allergies. Yeah, it's always fun. And you always forget about you always just run headfirst into the outdoors and then you quickly realize sneezes come and all that and you're worried right now cuz like oh my God covid-19 know it's just just I chased I could change my breakfast this morning. So mainly just a really bad allergies. But at any rate there is Bruins to get quite a bit of birds and his people know as the trade deadline approached is April twelve just give you a lot more about trades and a lot more reported about trades and yesterday Tuesday. It was reported back to get Matias at home from the Predators. You would need a first-round pick an elite Prospect and then a third asset. So the 3rd is that's kind of whatever you want to own a vending machine your own a vending machine off maybe a little more than that. But the main thing is the first round pick in the elite prospects now, it's very it's been talked about for a long time. The midi second will be a great fit in Boston. They have the first round pick they do. Of the elite Prospect and maybe if you want to say like Elite prospects like you just some more but cuz a lot of people say that their farm system is not that great. So how many Elite package do you really have? But at any rate the real question that everyone sticking around right now is should the Bruins. Hey this price should they do this and we talk of this on Bruin speed cuz I thought I had kind of did a proposal was first Johnny Beecher and or go back and I didn't do you do that deal if you're the Bruins Yeah, I mean that it's a it's quite the ask in terms of what what it would take to get at Coleman again granted. It's cuz I'm very very good. Right? I mean, I think if you add him to this d'cor, you've got one of the one of the better top floors, I think whether it's let's just say it's you know McEvoy at home course, I cough. They go back to that like a pretty damn good you put those around you still got to really really really good deep hairs. So I think in terms of his value, I think it's really helped a lot and I think you've seen a lot of people say like well thier these looking great like even when they haven't been winning games and they're averaging like 1 and 1/2 goals-against per, you know, per game the last two weeks. It's like well, yeah, but also you got a guy, it's not like he's a you know, a look like a David savada one of these other guys that they could be going after where he's very good defenseman, but more of a stay-at-home guy like I call him his job. Good at generating 525 offense which you need right? Like it's it's kind of a big deal. So I mean, I think you would help out multiple regards, you know, he's got thankful goals already this year. So he knows how to get pucks do traffic. He's good at generating office good in transition for a big body at 6 for so in terms of what his value is. It's certainly worth it for the Bruins. If you're committed to making that push forward to this going into this postseason. It's just what the cost will be and again, who knows if that's natural trying to drive the price up by kind of stating those those turns right with the first and I think maybe the bigger challenge is just what those asking prices are like what is like the other asset right? Are we talking about like A guy who's maybe not getting regular minutes here like a like a Buick or something like that or we talking about today want like the brats on top of that right? Like that's when I think the bigger issues because I think we talked about it all the time, especially when it comes to trades but I think if you're the Bruins, you also have to be cognizant of the fact that it's not just these three pieces that you'd have to give up if it's you know, who knows what they values and only prospect I guess we talking about Taneka or we talking about which if that's the case, you know, like all right, like I don't think sneak is Untouchable by any means but also gave me you already giving up a first and another asset you have to be aware of what it is. If it's or Novak in dine-in who has value I think to a lot of teams because you don't have to protect him in the expansion draft wage. Maybe that's someone that you look at including but as a whole I think it depends on what what the cost is because you're going into this view quite Eric home. Yeah, you keep up these three years. Is but also he has to be cognizant of the fact that you probably are giving up a fourth guy in terms of how you're approaching the expansion draft like at the end of this. Let's say they get a comb and then because of it whether they can strike a deal with Seattle to protect a guy, you know, and they Seattle takes the gallic grzelcyk, then you look at the at home deal and a grander scale and the guy that we gave up his first feature back and iron and and technically Grizzly. We lost all those guys just to get back home who who knows if the Bruins win the Stanley Cup this year then it's all worth it. Right. But if not, then you lose a guy like in Crystal Lake who they really value who I think is a key cog on that decor for a guy in that comb who is very very good. But also I think next year it'd be 31. Like it's you have to look at the overall Asset Management. I think the expansion draft weighs heavily into that and who knows like I think you know we talked about the expansion draft and like most things where we hop on. You know, how they're going to get out of this jam. Look at Tampa. I think for the last couple of months but I got Tampa is absolutely screwed. How's it going? How's it going? All these guys, right? They're done. They gotta they gotta sell they're going to sell killorn and polite and all these guys are pennies on the dollar know they got they got out of it just fine. So we'll see what they do these Fantasy Draft. I think that's something that weighs into the decision making in terms of getting a cold because again, it's not it's going to cost a lot. But I also think you have to be cognizant of just how much is too much for one player when let's be real like they need to get some help on a deep, but they also let you know they have to have some scoring up front to back home group volume five guy, but he's not the guy who's going to be the game-changer terms of getting that time 5 offense Journey. It's funny the way you put it with Chris like being another casualty of that trade is kind of a way good way to put it in terms of, you know, maybe it's not the best option to do this deal now if we're talking dog, Really good options to do though and good options to definitely go to it's obviously BetOnline tell the listeners about BetOnline. Absolutely. Listen up guys. It's an exciting time of the year around the Sports World football's over the NBA is in full swing and yes Bruins hockey is returned, even though you may not be the game yet this year. 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I was Point loves Duncan but we have to be real it's like, you know that comb you have to be cognizant of your situation you lose whatever friends quality gets not going to be the highest quality time to get there at 9 a.m. The best was when you were younger did go on to you know, early hockey game and you know, Mom or Dad would take you to dunks before or after the game and it would be like, you know, Seven 8 a.m. Every donut rack is full with fresh donuts and bagels muffins and it's like, oh I have everything I could ever want right yet here to pick from it's honest. It's overwhelming this song speaking the right donut in that moment was just too much. They were always fresh always fresh. So what you had on I think with with at home hits a wave bigger question. We talked a little bit about the son Brewing speed is dead. You know should the Bruins be buyers like and and and I think people are like what but when you really think about it, like you look at the division, you look at the situation. Look at the expansion draft em, and you know, is it really worth it? Is this roster worth it to go completely all in on to go balls-to-the-wall long to give up Johnny Beecher a first-round pick a Grizzly technically in the expansion draft. Probably a third asset whatever that might be and that doesn't even encapsulate what it would take to then get a top-six forward which will get you in a little bit odd. Like that would take a lot more. That's a maybe another future first. That's another Prospect like let's say hypothetically because we'll get you Conor Garland in a second credit to you for being on Long Island from like last seat from last offseason when we were like digging for topics everybody brought Conor Garland up and I was like what and now he's legit trade Target, but like is dead. Are you are you going to look back like you mentioned with that call? If you don't want a cop, let's say you're out in the first or second round. Let's say you don't make the playoffs that you don't make the playoffs then it's like what was the point of this whole like you had at home and and Conor Garland to this team? It makes you better yes, but is it is I will put it this way is this team? Should they be buyers at the trade deadline? Cuz I think I think I think there's different levels of buying that. I don't think it's like your inner completely into your ad. I think it is different levels of it. Yeah. Yeah, I agree with you in that sense because you know Sweeney talked about it earlier this week, you know, in terms of how active they are. Obviously they're they're looking at deals now cuz you don't want to wait until April 12th to make these trades and all sudden, you know. Oh great. We got back home and got a lender or what have you and them playing on like April 21st, when you finally first get them in a game. It's not a deal, right? Yeah, Can you drive across from Arizona to Boston? So he's a Boston guy. So you think you'd be home be committed to it. But but yeah, I think of a situation where it's kind of depend on just how how the team is looking but I think the overdog question to him is just going to be how committed you I in terms of buying in and and acquiring assets cuz I feel like it's not going to be a situation where they're going to stand Pat or sell because people like they should just sell them like or what. What value you are you thinking? You're going to get like who you trading? Because you know you trading crazy is crazy going like net you a package that's going to take roughly fueled his rebuild that you want to do. Like is Rask going to you know, I think we're asking probably get quite a bit for them. But still it's two two pending ufas, like black guys going to change, you know, get you it's not like the the Celtics Nets trade from from 2013 right where you gas, that's you know, we're ready to roll cuz again, I don't know I'm not buying into the fact of the Bruins or looking at this as like, you know, what to three year window where they're true contenders and then it's like we're blowing it up. Like we're gonna tank we're going to you know, I I think they're cognizant the fact that they're true couple window with Bergeron and those guys is dwindling but I don't view it as are in 2023 like we're going to go going to win 21 games and we're going to compete You can try to get a top-five pick because as we said multiple times, how is how is embracing them mentality help the the Red Wings who haven't had one, you know so far good talented life, you know top-five pick the last couple years like a buffalo. So this one yeah, exactly. Yeah before McDavid. Yeah, exactly. So I view it as more of them look at it as any a revamp, you know Bridge retooling more than anything is how they view, you know, two years from now how they're going to approach it. So, I don't know if they're going to fully blow things up and rebuild but I think it's more of a question of how much do they pay? You know, how aggressive they are at this off at this trade deadline, right? Cuz I'm more of are you looking at? Swing to the fences in getting at home and a legit top six guy or you looking at you know, let's get Mark Stahl and Megan marks tall Bobby, right? Yeah. Yeah, you know, it's one of those things off its you not, you know mortgaging or giving up the farm of you know, talented players and they're not moving depressed school again. I I think people are keep on mentioning that like, he's in a blind trade ship and I did not think the Bruins don't want to move them cuz I think they're terrified of going anywhere else becoming a 20 goal scorer like even seeing shake for a tan and trade it out there as I guys he's much better than a tenant who so it's funny people always mention they want Jake virtanen one like that you got in trouble also for like Club in in like somewhere up in Vancouver which like if I was in Boston people will be sitting their pants story. So it's neat how that works design your own team, but I think card a few years ago. Yes, so I think it's one of those situations where it's more of the question, isn't yep? They going to like be by yourselves. Just how aggressive they're going to be because I I don't see unless they completely bought them out, you know, if they play, you know, Buffalo everything maybe three three times before the deadline. They get smoked in all of them and they lose to the devils and the ranges and Philly who is keeping them afloat by also playing like trash right now if yeah, if if they're going into a place like this, which you imagine they won't like they're at least getting you know, one of the takeaways from Cassidy talking with us recently was seems like a lot of guys who were injured outright injured or getting closer to a return home. So they shouldn't be, you know, plummeting in terms of just the overall state of the rasta, but I think that's the main decision as to make you just how aggressively go for it cuz I think you also have to be aware. They probably don't want to go through a situation where it's you're getting guys that are going to be here for a year or two. That's why you look at Galan. That's the guy that would make sense where he's twenty-five and he's an hour. A where you done this year. He obviously helps out this year, but he's also a piece I think you can add to this next kind of core that you're trying to build. So it's a lot of different factors to win do it, but I think it all comes down to just how aggressive they want to be and whether the prices are right because they've got you know, some cap flexibility that most teams don't have they got the need to acquire a guys. It's just I think reading the reading the thoughts of the league and whether it's worth swinging for the fences this year or you know, go for it again next year because again time's running out but also you have to be aware of just what challenges lie in front of you off real question is is this a Lee stempniak deadline or is this a Yes, Rick Nash deadline which obviously and that's the thing you mentioned Mark small Bobby. Ryan people would be pissed if that was the name that they got but again if sweetie looks the Steam and since I don't I have second thoughts I've second-guesses. I kind of want to not mortgage the future on these guys, you know, I rather take a chance dead. You know sell low for you know, Bobby Ryan or something or bi Lo, excuse me pilo fir galat Bobby Ryan and and maybe Mark Stahl again. Those don't excite me at all. Don't excite me one bit but I don't think they should excite you but if they if if Sweeney says, you know what I play. I don't think that this team has it I'm not prepared to give up a first or Johnny Beecher or Jake debrusk or any of these assets that teams want then that's what he's going to do. Now again, you know what the follow to that's going to be because if Bobby Ryan and Mark Stahl come here, they're you know, they've finished fourth or third in the East they're out in the first or second round people are going to go. Well, what could have been imagine if you swing for the fences get a Coleman Garland how much better you would have been which I think would be the big issue with a move like that cuz you were just going to constantly say what if you did more it's like last offseason when they got Richie in Kasha and either really did a heck of a lot in the bubble by a heck of a lot. I mean like did almost nothing else. Everyone says what if you just do a Tampa did you know maybe you get past Tampa? So let's get to the next or the last topic on today's show. And this was an interesting one this this kind of came from 31 thoughts. Arizona is a team that a very underrated team in what they could sell and being kind of a a replenishment for many different teams. They they're going to be sellers. Taylor Hall do last deadline people forget that was such a such a good time, but they don't know first round pick and they have assets to sell off the team. They currently have is is construed I would not say as one that is really set up to and championships for many years down the line but there's one interesting trade ship and that's Conor Garland, which should be a fun name for you to say when when he evidently comes to the Bruins Konig Island but situate this is the situation sniper. So yep. Zona over Nashville is that the move is the move instead going from the coyotes instead of the Predators? Yeah. Well, it seems like there's building momentum in terms of Arizona being a potential. I think a lot of teams might be focusing on for assets because it's not you know Freeman, I think kind of started it where he mentioned Galant being a potential Ave and you know, the pyramids being down to it, but I think also insider trading on TSN with LeBron and dragon and a few of those guys. I think Draeger said that coyotes began they've got talent there they got, and they've got a they've got, you know, ekman-larsson they got pieces there but it seems like especially with new management in town with Armstrong. They could be looking at kind of just getting wiping the Slate clean and freeing up money and kind of months starting from scratch. I think Gregor said that the Kennedys are willing to discuss what anything on the trade front so make of that what you will in terms of who's available but something Fame, In a more position to kind of hit the reset button the Nashville where again, I don't know if it's the right move or not, but you know, they mention that Nashville. Could trade at home, right? But also they're not, you know, they're not inclined to do it just for the sake of doing it. Right like he's got another year on his contract. They're still I think dead playoff pictures and Chicago's coming back down to earth which again, I don't know why you're still trying to extend this kind of window that you have at you really don't have your Nashville, right? I don't know if what what run you're going to going to be going on break that might be complicating things a little bit. If for teams looking to acquire some of the guys Nashville has but for Arizona though, if you know gallons available, you know, they've got other boxes. They've got some defenseman who are on expiring contracts to get none of them are game changers like at home. But if you just looking for bodies, they've got a few guys and kind of look at Arizona, right? It's tough to kind of dog is up what Arizona wants to do because we were in this position months ago talking about the Bruins, you know, trying to get Oliver ekman-larsson from them and the team wanted to get that contract off the books wage. Considering that team also is like behind on his rent payments for their own Arena. It's not great. So you can make sense why they're trying to free up some cash. But but God you looking just their overall mentality of dealing with that of hitting the reset button leg. Are they inclined to move a gallon gallon? They're inclined to move a guy like Clayton Keller, you know, like is that guy that he's twenty-two years old. He's a very good Young Center, but he's also screen for I think he's also another video guy, but he's also signed for seven years. I think after this at seven seven point 1 million, he's finishing David. Krejci money like is Armstrong and those guys cool with a guy like that on the books when they want to try to hit the reset button. So there's a couple of different taxes. You have to weigh into it seems like Arizona's more inclined to willing to part ways with a lot of guys than than most teams. So I think they could definitely be a team that the Bruins another team should be targeting in terms of wage. Like they're kind of open for business cuz again, we are as you said a year ago. They got Taylor Hall and he thought they were going to make a run for it. Then. It's off season. Hey, we're going to move all her recommend Larson defendants to take his contract. So it seems like it's tough to get a full gauge on what their thinking is in terms of where they are as a franchise where they want to hit the reset button but it seems like the momentum now is, you know completely starting from scratch which could open the door for a lot of appealing guys hitting the trade market if you're willing to pay up. I just had an idea you mentioned the crates you money with Keller what if over the offseason they don't re-sign crazy, but they do go out and trade for Keller that could be going to be on. I'm just saying that one out there when that happens. I want this poll. I want someone to be like, hey Evan said this way back and punch. But anyways, yes, it is funny that the Predators are you know, Thirty-One points right now therefore back in the Blackhawks 1/4 funny. I was looking at the West I didn't realize how long The Kings had fallen the kings were a team that was like, you know in the playoff race, you know a week or two ago. And now they're the 32 points. They are they're Five Points out of a playoff spot in the west wage. I was with Nixon to do anything but it was kind of cool seeing Kopitar carry that team into the playoffs but at any rate, yes, the coyotes by the way are also only four points out of the playoff race, but I also do think of that at the same time. Like do you want to just keep doing this every year? We're like a fringe playoff team or do you want to ask you to blow it up and try this all over again, which I think we're leaning towards but yeah, I would not be surprised campers also a guy who's been rumored to kind of gave you on the move and it's funny. He was a guy who was he ever rumored to come here over the offices? I know that when the ekman-larsson trade stuff was happening people kind of like, hey, they could throw Kemper in that deal. Yeah, I think was more one of those where if you're looking at just a bigger overall package that would make sense to to look at a guy like Kemper. So I mean, they've got they've got pieces they're not they're not built. Yep. A strong overall team, you know, they're not scoring a lot of goals, but they've got definitely pieces around that I think a lot of other teams are definitely covet Phil Kessel back Austin reunite reunited with krejci. Yeah. There we go. Everything just comes right back. But yeah, I do think that ultimately that is a team who you could get NASA tour package from and again as in way more of a position to to deal off and again, it sounds like from the past with that Kevin Larson stuff the Bruins and the coyotes have a good enough trade relationship with this is this is a potential partnership that could happen. So that could be the team that give it a team that your Boston Bruins make a cup run off of so last year was the Anaheim Ducks this year. Maybe it's the Arizona Coyotes. Whew what. But speaking of the Ducks by the way, Z grrace Drysdale books. They they got some good young gentleman over there. They sold more common. So that's again. Yep. The we talk about Buffalo and and the Red Wings and those guys but you also have some guys who keep on hitting on on young prospects. So again, it's all crap. Shoot. Right? Look at Auto Ottawa after trading Allison and stone all these guys like this seems going to be the dumpster for a while and they're not good. But look at their kind of pool of young players and it's pretty good. So it is but yeah times I've got a fun young Court kind of build around the same as the Kings who got a whole bunch of younger players as well to look pretty good. So it's going to be a few rough years on the west coast for hockey but seems like they're at least all those teams are or maybe not the Sharks. I think it really screwed for a while that some of those deals they had are really bad, but we have John Leonard Maria Ferrara, they'll be fun. Big'o big'o. They're going to be home pieces the next they actually been going pretty well, right. They have been yeah, they they go but yeah you go but as a whole a few more years for the West Coast, but they're they're on their way back home. No, and that's a good thing to see I love dachshunds on the west coast. 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#336 Predictions vs Reality: NFC East

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#336 Predictions vs Reality: NFC East

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fan tastic day. My name is Zach Miller. This is strong opinion Sports episode. 336. No music today as you can tell I it felt wrong to do it today. I would feel disingenuous of me to be playing music acting very excited today. I feel like wage is a very severe important topic today. It's the NFC East the division of football. That was so bad. They're very best team in their division package losing record. Now, there are some good stories here. Today. We're going to talk about other Washington men. Oh my gosh. It's very positive. Despite. Like I think Washington actually had maybe the craziest year of football I've ever seen in my life as far as what a rollercoaster the crazy storylines happening left and right the stuff that went on the Giants are kind of a little bit of a feel-good story. The Cowboys are not the Eagles are not dead. They're they're they're not they're really the Cowboys especially I think people need to panic if you're a Cowboy fan. I'm not even hyperbolic. I think you guys have a big problem. And so it's predictions versus reality. It's I I love doing this. I want to share a story real quick first month after it was sponsorship in a minute, but I tell you this I saw a video earlier today. The title was a decade of Tom Brady making Rob Parker looked like a full go watch it. Again the title the videos on YouTube a decade of Tom Brady making Rob Parker looked like a fool. I almost the key words almost I almost felt bad for Rob Parker. Cuz I know that you could cut a bunch of clips of me saying stuff like go off. Justin Herbert takes sound like an idiot, right? I predicted Justin Herbert. I was not comfortable with Justin Herbert. He's maybe the best rookie quarterback. We've seen like ten years. So I was dead wrong and I'm wrong about 7, that's what happens when you say stuff and so I'm I'm sure you could cut together a lot of my freezing cold takes and make me sound like an idiot right at for sure. But what stood out to me about this Rob Parker video. Is how close-minded the guy was he just refused to ever change his mind. He was unwilling to learn. He's like, I will not budge. I refuse to get off this. This is a hill I'm going to die on right that's what he decided and I don't ever want to be the guy that's got a Hilda died on not I hope I have an open mind. I try really hard to be that way home video really highlighted me out. Rob Parker's unwilling to admit when he's wrong. He's so dead set on being right about Tom Brady how he's too old. It's not going to work. And the reality is Rob Parker is a baseball guy. I'm talking about stats and numbers when in baseball, they're incredibly important stats and numbers can tell you good or bad not in football completion percentage is totally false, right? You can you can have a terrible completion touch, but if you receivers dropped every pass and you're throwing the ball the way cuz you had pressure in your face. It's your stats are misleading. What if you do nine interceptions all year and but every single one of them bounced off the face mask of your receiver, you get my point stats are not always the truth and not always everything off of Parker making stat analytical are based baseball arguments about a football player that just aren't it'll work in football. And so my I say this all the same I try to have an open mind. I very very hard to not be the guy who is like, this is the Halo. I'm going to die on it. Look at my Justin Herbert cakes, they evolved as just her but proved me wrong in 2020. I was like, yeah clearly he's playing great. I was skeptical. I was skeptical then I was okay. It's been enough. We have a large enough sample size. He's a great ethnic quarterback. He's awesome. And so I just want to start with that message. I try very hard to admit when I'm wrong about stuff. It's it's very important to me. That's why I do this topic predictions versus reality. It's going back. Hey keeping myself account. Um, I made a prediction in August or September. Let's revisit it. Let's talk about it. And that is what the show is about today. I don't want to be the guy who's unwilling to admit when I am wrong. I think it's a huge thing every single and being should be able to say when they're wrong when you get new evidence or like. Oh, yeah. It's just not not accurate anymore be willing to change your mind and change your opinion. I do want to say this episode is brought to you by netsuite by Oracle. They will help you run your business more effectively by putting everything all in one place. 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So I'm going to break down here and rods years that led me to another topic about Aaron the vehicle surprise people a different perspective. I've never shared before someone to pair of some of that content with a Cam Newton topic with a another topic. I got a bunch of notes somewhere and then we'll do at the end of whatever that episode is. We'll do a bunch of questions on the NFC East cuz I really a great Cowboys questions great Giants questions and they deserve my full attention. They don't deserve Of like a you know a slapstick half. I just I was doing putting it together. Like I don't feel like I'm giving us the time it really deserves. Like I actually cut it. I'll move to the other episode. That's why I didn't feel like any music today. I just kind of a somber episode it's a really hard division. So let's start our predictions versus reality Journey. So I predicted the Dallas Cowboys to go eight and eight and twenty twenty-five. I thought they'd have an ugly year, but still I thought they would just barely win the NFC so I'm like, okay, it's going to be a rough year. They have a tough schedule, but they're they're a good football team new coach home on a Super Bowl before Dak Prescott. They're going to win their division for sure. And oh, man, a lot went wrong. The reality is a Dallas Cowboys went 6 and 10 and the bit the big headlining disappointing upsetting stories at their quarterback Dak Prescott. Got hurt. It was week 5 the third quarter. Against the Giants the Cowboys were winning 2423. He was running extending a play got hit and it was gruesome. His leg was dangling the wrong direction awful really sad. I do feel so bad for them. Like Jack say what you want about. Cuz the quarterback and that's whatever he's a great person. I just I don't know how you could Dak Prescott his story his family how we talk so he carries himself. He's a great human being off and if you can't recognize that I think you have a problem. I love. Prescott the human being and unfortunately losing Dak Prescott was only the beginning of all the problems for the Dallas Cowboys and all the way back to the beginning August or September whenever I did my prediction video for the season. It's probably September I waited as long as I possibly could cuz the covin well whatever was going on. I wanted to be really accurate the defense and offense of line. Were injured and aging and having problems already in September and like this is not going to be not going to be pretty in Dallas. Yeah, the linebacker Sean Lee was hurt off the right and left tackle our Collins Tyrone Smith. They were having problems Gerald McCoy their defensive tackle a guy another guy like a good human being tore his quad a week before the season started just tragic sad. I've been following his training routine on Instagram. I really liked it. And so the Cowboys defense was terrible. They couldn't stop the run at all. It was Dallas and Houston, ironically both Texas teams were the worst running defense in the entire NFL Houston was worse by like Twenty Yards. Literally it was it was awful home. And so I think one of these by the way, if you're a Cowboy fan in the draft, you gotta get a defensive tackle somehow you need help in your front seven, especially the interior defense of line somebody who can stuff the run off. The court you got a lot of basically if you're a Cowboy fan should Panic you have so many problems across the board you fired or defensive coordinator. Mike Nolan. He's the guy who remember Europe hot sauce and his eye the poor guy feel bad faith idiocy, but I felt bad for the guy. They replaced Mike Nolan with the former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn a guide. And when you fell from Grace really tragically and so hard from Grace lost the Superbowl be kept having, you know leads blown where they just kept losing really embarrassing games Dan Quinn failed as a head coach. I'm not sold he's going to be he might work as a defensive coordinator. I mean, there's a reason why he became the Falcons head coach. There was also a reason why the Falcons got to the Superbowl. It's Kyle Shanahan their offensive coordinator. Oh, that's a that. Yeah, so, I don't know Dan quit, I would think he's good. We'll see. I don't know. I really I don't I don't know what to make of the Dan Quinn higher. Definitely I think upgraded from Mike Nolan. But here's a really telling thing about the Dallas Cowboys. They did not beat a single team with a winning record in 2020. That's six wins. They beat the Falcons the Giants the Vikings Bengals the 49ers and the Eagles every single one of those six teams. Had a losing record. And then after that got hurt Andy Dalton came in Andy Dalton is a guy who was okay. He's nobody's long-term answer Ben dinucci, even at times played quarterback, which is like he started a game like a prime-time game wage been dinucci man. Rookie quarterback out of what was it James Madison went to pet for a little while Nikki played with Max Brown now Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had literally the worst day of his career and that's including a year in 2017. Where is Zeke Elliott only played ten games in a season. He you know, and part of that is because he he's not the same physically but also offer In fairness to Ezekiel Elliott, if you're going to criticize the guy and see it a bad year, you gotta recognize the the offensive line is aging the the passing game was very weak. He really wasn't helped the same way. He's been helped in the past. So often it is the situation around Zeke part of it is that Zeke is just the guy who probably shouldn't have gotten a massive contract from Jerry Jones when he did the way he did and he gets a little bit over paid again. Mentors for saying I would not pay a running back not not long-term not after a certain age not after a certain amount of mileage on their body. It's brutal. It's not fair but running backs, very rarely lasts a long time Maurice Jones-Drew. That was a flash in the pan. A lot of running backs are great briefly. And then they're they're just they're their legs run out their bodies aren't the same. And again, and again, I want to repeat this cuz I think it's very important for Cowboys fans to hear this the reality of it if you're a Cowboy fan. I would panic. I don't know. I don't feel good about your future. I don't feel good about what's coming for you guys. I don't feel good about what's going on recently in Dallas. You hired Mike McCarthy as your head coach who won a Superbowl. I was optimistic a Mike McCarthy won a Superbowl in the past. He had a year off to kind of get his act together and do some soul-searching. He did a bunch of I think he did like a Monday Morning Quarterback interview where he gave an in-depth talk about the work he's been doing and the reality is Ron Rivera and Washington looked like a way better higher than Mike McCarthy way better run our vera juice fighting cancer and found a way to make the playoffs and just make it happen to make it work in galvanized his football team and they fought hard and meanwhile, Mike McCarthy's team looked like a mess the Cowboys were not organized they were making bad decisions. Kevin stefanski in Cleveland look like the right head coach Joe judge in New York look like the right head coach Mike McCarthy. I'm going I don't know that this guy should have gotten the job. I don't like saying that long but it's it's honest. And Mike McCarthy made some weird in-game decisions where two point conversions at weird times field goals down by twenty five points. I guess that's his analytics that I he talks about analytic thought. I don't see what he's thinking. I don't understand it. I remember week one against the Rams. This one kill is like it haunts me actually forth and three early in the fourth quarter. You're down Seventeen to twenty you're done three points early in the fourth quarter. And instead of kicking the Chip Shot feel their own like the 8-yard line kicked a field goal tie the game. It's early in the fourth quarter. They go forward and forth and three they get stopped. They lose the game by Three Dog not a good look and I explained that decision to me. I I don't get it. I don't know why you made that decision it and repeated is Mike McCarthy. I'm going your game management is you can't even explain it. It's so weird not using a bad. And I know. Prescott was hurt. But Mike McCarthy's an offensive-minded coach. They should have looked at least organized on offense. They didn't look organized. They look like a mess. And again again, I know the starting quarterbacks injured it's hard, but you have you have a veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. I just I've seen who was there a new coach Kevin stefanski made Cleveland run like a well-oiled machine and he's a new Young coach Mike McCarthy has done the job before and yet they did not look polished. They did not look well organized. They did not look like they were running on all cylinders. It was bad. I don't know man know another problem with the Dallas Cowboys season is that quite frankly Dak Prescott's contract situation really did not get resolved Dak Prescott wants the money. Once you get paid. I think he wants to get paid more than he's worth. I've heard the Number forty million dollars a year. I wouldn't pay Dak Prescott more than a shot of Watson. Hey, sorry, I I liked dots Awesome by the way, I'd paid back money for sure. I would be careful with getting too big on the amount and the real life is this was the year that DAC had an opportunity to prove him worth that forty million dollars. He was playing on a franchise tag. This was his opportunity to approve what he had. Now some people would say that well because the Cowboys fell apart. Well Dak Prescott was injured that should show. Hey clearly Dax valuable, but to me, that's not enough. Kissimmee what twenty-twenty showed about the Cowboys is that they're awful. They need help everywhere. They need to spend money on players on defense on the offensive line at receiver everywhere else to help across the board. And paying Dak Prescott a ton of money doesn't fix your roster. Do you see the conundrum Dak Prescott can't win with no help you. You can't you paid that Prescott forty million. You got no money to spend on other people and revenues down by the way in the NFL. I just I don't get it. I don't understand. And Doc this was the next year to prove himself. And the reality is the only got he got less than five games before he got hurt and it's not fair to him. I know that but this was the year decade to prove himself. We didn't get that off line resolved. Now, the only positive thing I can say about Dallas make very negative. I'm sorry. I apologize. I I'm trying to think of positive stuff that happened this year for Dallas. I can't think of it off. I can't think of a good thing to say about Dallas other than this their rookie receiver CD land which some people would even say he was awful. I would admit he didn't have a perfect year. I know some people disagree that CD-ROM a good year. I thought he had a good year. I thought he had some drops. I thought that he had some moments like especially that week 17 game. There's a moment where you know, the games hanging in the balance page. You gotta make a play. It was like second and Seventeen. I just watched it earlier today. You gotta catch the ball in that moment. He dropped it, but what he also showed us yet the drops sure, but he also got open a lot table. Made some good plays you gotta remember that CD lamb had Andy Dalton throwing him the football so you can be harsh on CD lamb and I would understand that perspective if you want to be that way home, but I'd go easy on the guy. I thought he had a pretty solid rookie year. I'm excited. Ycd. Lamb next year. How do I add something to be positive about because for the most part I think the Cowboys are in trouble. I think you have the wrong head coach. I think they're about to page back too much money in Cripple their franchise. I think they have problems everywhere across the board. I'm not convinced the higher the right defensive coordinator. If I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan. I'm panicking and you it's like whatever Defcon is the worst. That's the one thing. I don't have Defcon works. I've heard Defcon like five I've heard if he almost had F-150 at school. I don't know if that means I heard of movies. I don't understand it. But Defcon whatever is the most serious and problematic that's what the Cowboys need to be at cuz they have problems that I don't know how to solve and I'm not the one doing it. I know I know it's like a silly thing to say, but Somebody's got to solve their problems and I don't know how you do it. And I I'm I'm very very interested in the future of the Dallas Cowboys. Now, maybe next year comes around that plays amazing car thieves. The right guy. Dan Quinn is the truth. Maybe I'm totally wrong, but I don't feel good about the Dallas Cowboys. And if I'm a Cowboy fan, I I feel much more strongly hesitant that our owners am showing that our owners overpaying a running back and again over pay our quarterback and crippled our franchise and we got the wrong coach and the wrong key offensive coordinator and we need help on the offensive line and the offensive line. We have all these problems and nobody's addressing them the right way. That's how I would feel if I'm a Dallas Cowboy fan. And 20/20 put a bad taste in my mouth as far as the Dallas Cowboys. How was that? You know, I gotta say and I couldn't say this to start the show. I thought about getting a beer like I I literally I didn't do it it would have felt really unprofessional and wrong. It's not my style to be drinking doing a show but it doesn't land right either to talk about football and to have people like people think like, oh what it just wouldn't land right but I thought about it. That's how bad the NFC East this I was like, oh man. I watched a film. I did a lot of research for this these topics and it just the more I learned the more watched the more I saw it was hard to go positive about Dallas and it was really hard to feel too positive about the Philadelphia Eagles. So, how about the Philadelphia Eagles man? The Genesis is rough. It's just not good going into the 2020 season. I predicted Philly to go seven and nine. And what's crazy is the thing. I felt best about going into the year. The the one thing I was like, this is the best part about Philadelphia. I loved their quarterback situation hilariously wrong is that now looking back cuz my thought was way and 2017 Carson Wentz was an MVP candidate. Nick Foles has gone took lessons crazy talented plus a Carson's been hurt in the past. But if Carson Wentz gets injured, guess what? That Jalen hurts as your backup quarterback going to be awesome. Like you can't go wrong got a great backup got a great starter rock-solid perfect or so. I thought and we learned as the year went on. I don't know things were not perfect. In fact, I wrote a report that apparently Carson Wentz things were so bad. He didn't talk to Doug Peterson for ten weeks and I get it Carson was frustrated. He was it was a month. Now the one thing I did nail in my prediction in September. And I really I pointed out that injuries were going to be a huge problem for the Philadelphia Eagles before the year even started injuries were beginning to pile up dead receiver. Jalen reagor miles Sanders the running back Alshon, Jeffery and other receiver playing Johnson The Tackle and so many other players like more this guy named practice that guy's missing practice. This guys banged up. This guy's got and I'm like, oh no the Eagles about injury problems in the past and it's coming back again. It's going to be worse than it's ever been and it said was I knew injuries were going to hold Philadelphia back. And I did say that didn't make enough upgrades that defense are on defense. They didn't the defense was a mess injuries Galore. I had the Eagles going 729. The reality is the Philadelphia Eagles went for 11 and 1. Their coach got fired Doug Peterson's out Super Bowl winning quarterback, by the way, coach super bowl-winning coach out coach got fired Carson Wentz their quarterback got benched and then traded away, Indianapolis. This year was I thought it was going to be bad year for Philadelphia, but I thought hey bad year, they'll be seven and nine. They're going to barely get beat out by the Cowboys for the vision. The Cowboys are going to win the division and the Eagles will be 7 to 9. They'll be close to be an ugly year, but it'll be a year of growth and learning and they'll bounce back know they didn't man. It didn't bounce back. And Carson Wentz was a massive massive disappointment for me. I I love Carson. I was my my dumb self. I think I said in August. He's an elite quarterback. What do I know man? Oh, I should what I'd really should have done is watch more film. Frankly. That's how I decide stuff. I I made a statement without watching about film and I will never do that again as a team. Injured and fell apart around Carson Wentz. So did Carson Wentz fall apart? He fell apart his decision-making fell off a cliff. He began making bad decisions forcing the ball into in Windows at weren't there like forcing throw holding out of the ball way too long. There's that play ingrained in my mind forever. I talked about it way too much. We're against the Cowboys. He just held onto the ball and held on it for way too long got sacked fumbled. I'm screaming at my T watching that going throw the ball throw the ball throw it away. Terrible quarterback play and he didn't throw it away and it was like, oh, come on. And Carson wanted out Carson Wentz didn't trust his receivers. He didn't trust his coaching didn't trust his offensive line. Definitely didn't trust Doug Peterson was a mess. It was just a horrific mess in Philadelphia. So the rookie quarterback Jalen hurts played a couple of games started started a couple of games and I remember watching Jalen hurts thinking to myself man. This guy's playing way better than Carson Wentz. I remember him having better decision-making being more accurate. He was getting the most out of his teammates on the Alshon Jeffery is making catches in jail Draeger showing up and people are making plays. It was great leadership in my opinion on the part of Jalen hurts and I think Curtis Carson was checked out Carson probably if it could have you can't do it. You can't not play. I think of course included what I am not played for the Eagles last year. He was checked out emotionally and physically and mentally But that's what I remember is. I remember jail and being better than Carson and I know people disagree with me people throw stats at me all the time. They're like, oh numbers numbers and I don't I don't trust the numbers. It's not baseball. I remember a completion percentage is only as reliable as the receivers a completion percentage doesn't factor in. Hey, what if the ball bounced off your receiver face masks or you threw the ball away? So how long completions did Jalen hurts throw where the offensive line was horrible. He's running for his life. He's throwing the ball in the stands or he's trying to make a play that got dropped how many interceptions were tipped off his receivers hands. You get my point. I trust them film way more than I trust the numbers. I learned that from Carson Wentz actually. Hey, let the numbers were so great. Carson should have been an elite quarter always not. Yeah, okay. Talents and everything film is really important. And it's been too long now though. It's been like two months since I watched I watched a little bit of the what what game it I watched today the week 14 game. I watched the Saints Eagles today. Other than that. I watched it's been too long and I trust my notes anymore and it's clear to me. I need to do a film analysis on Jalen hurts. I really need to dive in do a film analysis that is not this topic will do it later down the road sooner though, but it's another day. It's another topic but expect that very soon a film analysis of Jalen hurts the rookie season from him in Philadelphia. So you might disagree well, watch the film will come to some kind of understanding that you'll hate me no matter what cuz you're Philadelphia, but I love you now my favorite moment from the Eagles season in 2020. Was week 14. It was Jalen hurts very first start in the NFL against the New Orleans Saints and the Eagles won the Eagles upset the tenant to New Orleans Saints Jalen hurts through for 167 yards one touchdown. He also ran 406 yards. Eagles upset New Orleans. I loved it. It was awesome, but overall as an ugly year. My favorite moment Jalen hurts beating taysom Hill in the Saints very cool. But if you take a step back and look at the whole year as as in its completion, right? It was awful and that's what happens when you break up with somebody. I've been through a lot of breakups and I leading up to a breakup especially like a really meaningful one like a really meaningful relationship coming to an end. It's ugly. It hurts. It's painful. You can feel the tension. It's not good. There's lots of money Trust. That's the result in 2020. You have a messy breakup twenty-twenty was exactly that between Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles all that messy tension. Again, if you ever had a great time before break of life not that's exactly what Philadelphia went through with Carson Wentz and their season and 2020 was the end of a relationship. There's no trust there was no cohesiveness off and Carson wanted out the Eagles in trust and they benched him. That's a huge part of why the Philadelphia Eagles season was so bad and then on top of that they weren't very talented their aging and I think part of that you got a phone number the Eagles were paying the price for their Superbowl when Eagles won the Superbowl in 2017. They went all in they had veteran players with these big contracts. They spent lots of money. They gave Carson huge contract that they tried to keep it all together and they overpaid people and that's okay you that's the price it takes to get to a Superbowl. They want the Rams did the Rams overpaid people and they didn't even win a Superbowl. I feel worse for the LA Rams. But the the eagles they got the trophy you're paying for it now. I think it's okay. Would you rather trade would rather go ten and you know, what ten and six this year or guess ten and eleven would rather go 11:00 and 5 and twenty twenty and not ever have won a Superbowl. I think it's better. You want a Superbowl or paying for it now, but that's what went wrong in Philadelphia this year mistrust injuries aging players problems everywhere not enough upgrades on defense that is what went wrong with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020. All right, guys, my name is Zach shomler. I'm going to take a short break when I return we'll talk about Washington and we'll talk about the New York Giants coming up. All right, we are back but we're doing very very well. Let's talk about Washington the Washington football team had maybe the craziest year of football. I can imagine a team having it was a long roller coaster here is a couple of things just factual statements that really actually happened during the 2020 season for the Washington football team. First of all, they had no team name right off name their coach had cancer their former first-round quarterback, Dwayne Haskins got a first-round pick less than two years after being a first-round pick made bad decisions on and off the field. He got benched and then he got cut but never happens. I can't imagine her time. We're less than two years after drafting a quarterback least not recently. The guy was out washing even had a losing record. They were seven and nine. And yet still this team made the playoffs. It's simply it's crazy to me. And the message here is that they hired the right Coach Ron Rivera. I I love Ron I believed in Ron here is even crazier Alex Smith who was their third string starting quarterback to start the year that guy went on to win the comeback player of the year in the NFL. And then in the playoffs a different quarterback a fourth quarterback, not Alex Smith. Not Dwayne Haskins not Kyla know a guy named Taylor heinicke. He came in had a crazy game in the playoffs against Tampa Bay made Tom Brady made Tampa sweat. They were nervous. In fact, it's kind of crazy Taylor henneke did better in the playoffs against Tampa. Then Drew Brees then Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes better than all three of those guys in their former Super Bowl MVP winning quarterbacks. So the year did not go the way I expected for Washington not even in the slightest. In fact going going into your going into twenty-twenty. I totally wrote them office and this team is not go to and for no wet Washington that there's too much going on and it makes sense Alex Smith coming off injury coach has cancer no team name quarterback Haskins who's been all over the place on film and off the field. And I even this I was actually expecting the mostly watch Dwayne Haskins. I literally said my prediction video the three people I'm excited to watch are all from Ohio State Terry McLaurin Chase young and talk to Wayne Haskins Duane's not on the team and I what I got in Washington when I watched them play football. We just kind of good football. I find incredibly hard. They love their head coach of era and even more telling a team that had four starting quarterbacks this year to make the playoffs to give the Super Bowl winning team a run for their money in the playoffs. That's a sign of a well-coached football team. Kyle Allan Taylor, henneke Dwayne Haskins, Alex Smith four starting quarterbacks this year a team that made the playoffs and had despite a crazy Rocky thing. They made the playoffs work. They won their division now got to give a shout out to the rookie defensive end Chase young because he became a huge leader in their locker room. They're very proud of him. They like him off Washington got the right coach. I'm happy for them. They got a draft of the right guy. Number two overall Chase young and it was just a weird wild crazy here, but also a huge step in the right direction for this franchise who Washington's been a mess for a long time. They got The Right leader in place Ron Rivera. They're heading in the right direction. I don't know what they do at quarterback next year. I don't know who took long term quarterback is going to be but again, this is a team that made the playoffs without a stable quarterback all year long that that to me is a testament how good of a Coach Ron Rivera is No, one more thing about washing and something I really came to love this year. I got to learn about their Hunter Tres way. Dresswe is a it's like a National Treasure. It's unbelievable. How cool this guy is NFL films did a great segment. I believe it's on YouTube. It's called why is this punter so popular and it's really about trust way and how much he loves his job. How nice of a dude he is. I recommend you watch the video. It's very cool. It made me tear up he cries in the video and basically said he's emotional because he's thankful that he still gets to play the game. He loves he's thankful. He still gets to my football thirty years old with the family reflecting on his days in high school and that video he's a class project. He's a cool dude. And if you've never heard of trust way look up Tres way look up I believe it's called. Why is this punter so popular it's on YouTube. It's an NFL films like segments. It's phenomenal makes you it makes you love the guy and if you didn't feel good about Washington already the coach the story Alex Smith Chase young is so compelling. It's a leader as a rookie a guy who Great in the locker room. Oh, they also have this awesome endearing punter trust way. I really have come to appreciate and enjoy the Washington football team for what it is. It's very cool to me and I feel very good direction. They're headed in as a franchise man. Ron Rivera was absolutely the right coach and it's kind of crazy. They're putting Dallas to shame. Ron Rivera is a better higher than Mike McCarthy. I mean the the Browns got a right Joe judge got a right with the Giants got a rabbit judge and wash and got it right with Ron Rivera and Mike McCarthy in Dallas their division rival. I'm looking at going off. Why didn't Dallas higher Ron Rivera? What were they thinking? So shout out to Ron dealing with cancer beat cancer made the playoffs 729 losing records still made the play-offs four different quarterbacks. It's unbelievable to me. It's a crazy roller coaster over a year. And I don't know that we're going to be a year where I can say the things I said that were factually correct about Washington. I don't know that I'll bring Let's say them again ever again about another NFL team that made the playoffs. Now let's talk about the New York Giants. It's a fan base that hi love their intents. They're passionate but they love their team. I predicted the Giants to go forth and twelve and twenty twenty. They overhauled everything they got a new head coach Joe judge. They got new offensive coordinator G events coordinator knew everything. And in fact Joey judge was very intense during the preseason. I remember there was a story that came out where Daniel Jones was going to be live at practice and what that's weird. It's like some college school type stuff going on. So I was curious whether or not Joe judges style would work in New York and it did it appeared to work very very well. It's kind of crazy to talk very positively about a team that did not have technically a great year by the measurables of winning and then what six and ten and it was for sure. It was a rebuilding year off their star running back saquon Barkley tore his ACL in the second game of the year like blow after blow. It was awful had no offseason but new coaching staff, but given all the hurdles I was impressed this team at 6 and 8:10, and I walked away impressed with that record because they did stuff better than I expected. They fought through adversity. They fought very hard all year. They played in mostly composed of games. They had sixteen Game season. They had three games that were blowouts that were just like not competitive. We're week three. They had a bad loss to the 49ers. Week 14 they lost Arizona 26 to 7 and then a week 15 Colt McCoy is playing quarterback rather than Daniel Jones the regular starting quarterback. They lost to Cleveland 22-6. So I'm look I based on what they did. Other than that every game was closed competitive. They were within Striking Distance and I think it's interesting that when I look back on the Giants season, and this is just the way he just when I look back on their Year from memory, I remember that Tampa Bay Monday night football game against the Giants and I it's crazy me I look at I looked it up. I'm like, oh, I can't believe the Giants didn't win that game. It felt to me like a Giants one. I found. Oh no, they lost by two points. But that's a testament to how hard the Giants fought that their defense played that well they were in the game and that's kind of a weird way to put the giants into a nutshell the Giants in a nutshell or something that they lost but they fought really hard and I look back and I I feel way more positive about their season than is reality. Right? Like they lost I gave up a I really legitimately when I looked at my all they they beat Tampa Bay. No, they lost they lost it, Oh, I'm an idiot. I just remembered because I was so competitive. They were fighting as Tom Brady dead. I think an interception they're playing great defense good coverage. The team that fought incredibly hard they started Owen five in New York. Oh and five they finished six and ten. I give credit to Joe judge for that Joe judge brought his team together. It's very compelling. I really respect what Joe judge did in New York pulling that team together the final seven games of the year. They won six out of the last eleven. It's impressive me man. I really that's a math right 6 and 10 - 5 is 6 and 5 and that's 6 Plus V. It's 11:00. So yeah, I'm not from New York as long as are better math. Boston New York people. I gotta say I'm still very lukewarm. On the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, and I know people are mad at me for that. I'm not sold on the guy and I think for context you have to understand when you add up his fumbles and touchdowns rushing and touchdowns throw up. Daniel Jones in 2020 had 12 touchdowns and 12 turnovers. It's not exactly like great at all. It's it's mediocre-at-best and Daniel Jones is rarely awful that there's I don't really watch Daniel Jones ago. What you doing? That's terrible. Like I I'm sure Giants fans do cuz you guys love to yell. I understand that. I like the yellow as well. But he's mostly just Pine-Sol be fine. And fine is not what I want is my franchise quarterback a long-term to lead me to a Superbowl. So because Daniel Jones Never pulls me away. He turns over the ball way too much. The reward is not really worth what you're losing with Daniel Jones time to tell I'm not convinced Daniel Jones. It's a long-term answer in New York, but I will say I think a Giants without a shadow of a doubt absolutely brought in the right guy to be their head coach judge, and I could not be more excited about Joe judge and the future he has in New York with the Giants guys. My name is Sean Miller. Thank you so very much for tuning. In fact, I appreciate you it is 9:40 p.m. I want to get this out before midnight doing the best they can to love you. I appreciate you but I'm bum bam we are done.

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Kyler Murray MVP Vibes + Ben DiNucci, You Only Get One Shot

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Kyler Murray MVP Vibes + Ben DiNucci, You Only Get One Shot

"Support for the clouds podcast is brought to you by manscaped who is the best in men's below the waist crewman manscaped offers precision-engineered tools for your family. Jewels speaking of family. We do not have Josh here today at him man. I like that transition and it's a little mysterious because as soon as we started doing manscaped ads and introduced in this into Josh's life, which you know that we you know, he mentioned that this is something he just started. It was The Life Game Changer for him. He's not here today for today's episode. He had all kinds of excuses first. It was personal plans. Then it was bought at the power was out all kinds of shenanigans. Which to me. I'm sorry. I think maybe manscape is playing a part in Josh not being here today out of its shockingly suspicious. I mean first it was we have to move the night of the podcast so you can get a little extra loan time. Then it doesn't even show up to the night that we had it moved to he claims power outage. I claim power off. Stares, I really believe it man. And this is really what's happening. This is a conspiracy and it's happening right here in front of our faces. It's not I'm not even surprised about I'm not mad about it. I'm not hating on ekos manscaped projects. Are that good? Let's be honest man when you get 20% off and you get free shipping with the koclok Dodgers when you visit manscaped.com this kind of stuff is bound to happen. It's a life-altering decision. You get 20% off free shipping manscaped.com use the code clock Dodgers your balls will thank you and apparently your life all around you will it's a game-changer off and then I got a game another game. I played you are now logged in to the clock Rogers podcast. Yeah, Gold Rush Parker. Welcome to the Dodgers podcast. I am your host Neil maligno with me is Adam Cahill also known as the other f f guy what up at him Boys Are Back in Town and you know, it's just the two of us. Yeah man. This is old-school Vibes right here, man. No, listen, the reason why it's old-school Vibes is cause there's someone who's not here today. And that's Josh Josh is mysteriously making about every excuse in the book. He's he's pulling I would say he's acting very DJ more like a very inconsistent filtered excuses. Just not producing. He's just not producing right now. So, you know, you know, I think he's producing he's just out there producing that man. Yeah, he's producing he's living that man's gave life. It's oh man. It's just too coincidental man, sometimes, you know coincidences. You just kind of brush them off and sometimes you're right now man, there's too much evidence here. So there's definitely something going on. The guy has a dog. Weird in a good way for his own positive lifestyle ever since he changed his life. Who am I asking? I mean last episode was pretty evident. Like just do was you know, it's like he was touched by God like his life changed the second that razor hit him. You know what I mean? Like, he's like, yeah never used it before it's like I'm missing something my whole life and then fantastic. So we're hoping we'll see Adam. I mean the mountains here. Hope we'll see Josh one day again on the show, maybe next week. We'll see if he's got more excuses him up on Twitter. Everybody. Let him know you missed him on the show. I you know, man escaped is amazing, but he's gotta come back to work. Like he just can't be doing this kind of stuff so well, welcome Josh back when he comes back until then. This is o g style Adam Neil kinnock crack in here. Let's talk about some football. So I wasn't football first thing we do here every single week. Adam is a victory laps. You know, I know you get excited about the Victory lap, so I'd like you to go first. I don't know if you have somebody off the top of your head. Right now that you you know you really excited about I got something I'm really excited about. I'm going to give it to Josh for a second since he's not here cuz this was D J. Morgan's best week Josh finally got rid of, you know, almost halfway into the season but DJ Moore goes out there and shows up as the number one receiver on the Panthers offense puts up twenty-five p p r e s just as a huge game. So shout out to Josh shout out to DJ Moore. That's even more conspiracy. He's not here on DJ Morris biggest week. Like, you know, like you would think you would pull through for this week. I mean, he's probably all gallivanting around town again. This is what she likes to do. And now he's got a reason to celebrate. So more power to you Josh. But yeah getting over to the important stuff. What are the things that I said that were good times Jacob looking around the league. I mean the biggest hit for me on the week was probably Tyler Boyd. I drafted a ton of Tyler Boyd this year. I definitely thought that he was going to be the primary receiver in the Bangles doll pens and it's weird man. They're still targeting AJ Green more than any other player on that team even though that dip for a little bit now. It's right back up again, but boy it is, you know, making use of the targets that he's getting there and I'm driving and I think that that's huge and shout out to Cole Beasley having another top twelve QPR week another one on most drafted player in basketball. This year is totally coming through Man, I'm frigging loving it speaking of which we're taking Victory Labs, you know, I don't like to, eggs before they hatch and this is definitely not doing that but I was impressed and happy as hell to see I have a best football team in the top ten of the basketball championship over and rafters and 6th Place right now, which is just crazy to me, but I'm a long way to go. But but that that's super cool. I actually have a bunch of teams in the top hundred which is wild. So I feel like I'm having a great year basketball-wise, which is awesome. Then we're taking Victory laps and tweeted about this a little bit but I had a crazy weekend sports betting hit to parlays on the UFC call that up with two parlays on a wait on Sunday. And yeah just it was it was a great weekend was a great weekend. I mean also shout out to Josh cuz he didn't think that dog. Sales would have another big week in a row, right? And he didn't so Sean to Josh for that to that was another. You know worth mentioning, right? Darren Fells, we we did can't do that again. We both said he good Josh didn't say think he could so I'm not mad. I got show Josh some love man. He's right. So little faith that when he's right. I want to acknowledge it like you said two more important things though my victory laps, you know, what else do nothing? That's the exact problem that has the exact problem here. Exactly zero, right? That's a big goose egg. Yeah fill out the map just I don't know where who knew but victory for me, you know, I'm throwing Josh Reynolds in the mix baby. Did he can we did it again Josh Reynolds, man, that's two weeks in a row this one. He just put a couple more of these bad boys together and some things had become an electrician Adam. So I'm excited about Josh Adams. I'm excited. Temper, I got a temper it though. I got temporary can't get too crazy that offense has been acting a little you know, a little weird lately and they got a lot of weapons. They're so not going to get too excited yet. But I'm glad that he's showing it at home. I'm glad he's flashing it. You know, I'm saying, I mean, he's really one of those wide receiver see you've been on for a couple of years now and a lot of people in the fancy Community were I don't really know many of them that stayed and you've always been talking them up and it's kind of crazy and that he seems like he's finally hitting that stride when this seemed to be the year that the majority of the you know, fantasy Community had written him off. They you know, they say you gotta know when to Hold'em know when to fold them. I think a lot of times I don't know when to fold them. I have a you know, I trust people too much man. I have too much faith in people and I'm a loyal guy, you know what I mean? But you know, sometimes it pays off and Josh Rouse case it did you know, so I'm going to definitely be three lab that and just a couple of other quick ones fifth-round running back and Tonio Gibson, you know, he had a, you know, get a Victory lap here. He dragged him. It's around four days like this Adam. It's four games like this man, you know, you see these kind and you would stop bringing it up. It's not going to stop not going to stay home and he's had some good weeks. I just I'll never get over the fact that you draft him in a hot. Yeah speaking of guys that were just drafted super super lady who I got a ton invest ball mean we've talked about it before it was just a short window in time before the start of the year that it became evident that James Robinson was going to take over for the Jaguars. I don't know anybody saw this coming off such a crazy season from him the number two player that will at the running back position in PPR leagues right now. Just just phenomenal man. He is he's really dead shocked me and I mean, he's just been so dang consistent. It's it's really impressive. Yeah. It is definitely is impressive and like you said, I don't remember anyone being necessarily, you know, super vocal about them. Some people who are fans, but maybe I didn't catch the article or whatever the case may be. But vocally, you know, there wasn't a lot of people shouting his name. So it's a wrap up Victory laps Darren Waller again, even when the team gets blown out of guy continues to just be a stud also my lack of the week. We'll get to that later. I don't want to you know, jump ahead of myself here and you know audible I rule we never had not a bulb on here man. So that's the first time that's the first its first. Let's go. Let's talk about some players. Just how about some news? Just how about some injuries? Let's talk about some of the other so they're happening around the league before we jump into our regular scheduled segments. Antonio Brown is a buck. What's your book last week or record the podcast? I don't I don't give a buck. I don't remember if he signed or not last week when we were doing we did the recording. But as of right now we haven't talked about on the podcast. So he's a book. This is najha for a week 8 is for week 9 is when the suspension ends potentially Chris Godwin will be missing that week since he had finger surgery. We're not it's not a hundred percent, but you know probably likely so he may have a real opportunity Adam a real strong opportunity here the first week he comes back playing with the goat. How do you feel about him? How do you feel about Antonio Brown right now man, I mean you should feel good. He played one game with Tom Brady on The Patriot and had like a 15 plus Point PPR week fantastic, not only that but so far in that offense you have weeks like last week. We're both Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller were top 10 wide receivers, you know, Mike Evans Miss time, but with all of us factoring wage Going in I mean maybe is going to have big weeks. It's pretty much inevitable. The thing I'm curious about is if he has that crazy level of skill where he takes over that off somehow. I don't see it. But you can't say that it's not on the range of outcomes cuz he has shown at times in this league. He can be the best player on the field. And even though he has the most Talent he's ever had around him at wide receiver. We don't know what he's going to come back. Well, I mean, I doubt it, but I'd be foolish thoughts on the range of outcomes. Yeah. This is one of those really interesting situations cuz we've seen guys like Mike Evans and even Godwin at times be practically like, you know, do nothing in this offense some game, right? So, you know and the coach mentioned it like the messenger like a bee has to be, you know, not selfish. He has to be okay with not getting any Targets any game get any work any game but like you said, He's so good. Is that really going to happen? You know, I mean like if he's the guy that we've been watching for the last however many years play football. Is that really going to happen? I don't know man, like if he comes out if he doesn't play week 9 and he goes off and you know Tom Brady him already had this kind of, you know, weird chemistry from a short period of time that they played together like he is that good this offense. Is that good the coaching is that good to play college good like this can get scary man. This key gets scary really quick. I don't and I'm not going to be the guy who says like this negatively affects anybody. I don't I never subscribe to that like this hurts. My Kevin starts, Listen, everyone is going to be good for everybody. I'm sure targets are going to go different places, but that look at Scotty Miller right? Like no one was crying at Scotty Miller was killing Mike Evans, right? Like there's other targets. That's how every offense is. This offense clearly has no issues spreading around and so there should be weeks when he goes fucking nuts. Like it should just happen. It should Scotty Miller with a top 10 wide receiver last week maybe should have plenty of those. You know what I mean? Oh, I know what you mean man. I mean I'm excited to see what this offense can do even more excited because I've been playing with the Bucks in Madden for the past and got real good job and a v is just going to make that offense that much more sick and that's the reality on the field too. I mean, they're literally going to be in a situation where on any down there will be one of the best players in the NFL that cannot be double-covered because they're going to have four of the best players in the NFL and the other thing that you gotta shout out. I mean nobody back talks about it. We haven't talked about it. But Rob Gronkowski man after a couple of weeks back in the league is starting to look like his old self again, and it's wild but he is boxing guys out. He's using his body. He's making these contested catches and he is really just showing, you know, those veterans skill sets that he has so man. This offense is going to be something and I am home. Super excited to see the playoffs this year. I mean the NFC is going to be super interesting. I mean we saw Seattle and Carolina battle it out. But when you take into account teams like Tampa Bay like this is going to be wife. Yeah, it's funny. I don't know what episode we talked about it, but we talked about Rob Gronkowski earlier, I think maybe before the season started and you know, I liked Rob Gronkowski coming into the year. I was like, you know, he could be really good in this offense. I actually had him in my tied in Rankin's and number six. I have a 6 Adam. So yes. Shocked. Yes. I thought I felt really I'm like so far this year. Yeah like a lot but you might get there at some point cuz it seems like it's on that trajectory. Yeah, right now, he's averaged eight page nine P PR points a game. So right now he's kind of at a bus, but the trajectory that he's on is showing that maybe it only took a couple of weeks for him to read off. Who made the little league and now he's getting there? Yeah, the biggest problem with anybody on this office has got to be targets. So like at the end of the year, I won't be shocked Rob Gronkowski businesses outside the top twelve that being said, he's probably going to have Spike weeks like he had this past week when he was the second overall, you know tight at yeah, so I mean you're going to want pieces of this offense. It's just going to be inconsistent. Yeah for sure and finishing my thought with that like I had him ranked that high cuz I felt really good about him coming in and then the first couple of weeks first few weeks. I was like, you know, this guy looks bad like he looks really bad like he just he was off like me out there running around so he looks so slow and old and I was like, oh man, this is terrible. I don't even like see them like this and then like, I don't know where he just like came to life and I don't know if it's you know, the team hitting this, you know, winning streak or trying to look really good and he's getting excited or if it's just getting his legs back under him. Obviously, you know, we were putting a lot on him if he thought he was to be amazing Straight Out The Gate right and he hadn't played football in a while, but I'm and like you said, he just came to life like wage. Literally from looking like he had nothing left to like. Oh maybe he still is really good at this game. You know what I mean? So this offense is going to be fun. It's it's better than I thought it was when Tom Brady assigned there. Like I was like man cut off really come together like just a lot of guys and just kept putting pieces in there and man like Leonard fournette Rob Gronkowski now a be like it's it's happening man. It's happening. So this team is, you know, really good in the battle through seven weeks of you know, who made the Patriots Brady Belichick Brady's winning. It's looking really like a Brady Brady. It's like really heavily Brady right now and should say, you know, Belichick won't right the right the ship here, but it hasn't looked so pretty man hasn't look so pretty over there. So yeah definitely looks like Brady is a bigger Factor than some wanted to give him credit because you know, and I don't know if it's just heating or what there's a lot of people who said British straight up a system quarterback. That's all this is if you didn't land there and it's perfect situation that wouldn't have happened that played out the way it did and Ed. It's looking otherwise right now cuz a lot of people thought he was also done when he went to the books and hasn't played out that way either. So sometimes you just don't bet against the the goats man. It's just the way it goes moving off from a b o b J's out for the season torn ACL. This sucks. No matter how you wouldn't rather whether you had the guy in your teens matter whether you feel good about them this year, you know, you feel bad about them like this sucks. It's always tell when a guy is out for the year because something like this and injure they have to you know, work his way back from now. No doubt. He will he's an elite athlete and he's going to be focused and all that. But this sucks Adam as far as Josh Brown's go. Is there any major you know, any major effect. This is going to have on somebody do you feel like a certain wide receiver is going to like become on the radar and a supervisor event or something. Like it just kind of next man up. Nothing really changes too much know. I mean it is next plan up, but I definitely think we shot Higgins says value especially with you know, Jarvis Landry's wage. He is not he's not in good shape. So I don't expect them to be giving him some crazy Target share. I mean, they're going to need other options on that offense step up and it consumes like wage is set to do it circling back to L for a minute cuz I can't let my boy not be talked about a little bit when you take such a steadfast approach on a player that they're like, hey, I'm not going to be successful. The last thing I personally want is for them to get injured. I'd rather have seen it play out and no one if I you know prediction was correct so long, I mean he had one huge week where he was the overall wide receiver one and the rest of the year. It's basically done nothing. So I don't know if feel Vindicated or not, but I don't know how you feel. But for me, like if I have a strong take out of player coming into a year good or bad. The last thing I want is for them to get injured. Yeah, just kind of funds the fun of it kind of like what happened with Mac for you. Yeah. This is Marlon Mack person. We can hear that's just so harsh without investing you were in that. Yeah, that's such a drain. Oh man. It was so draining just to see that play out that way for me for Max. I I understand what you're saying. Would it be J home man. I'll tell you what, I'm done with it would be Jason Brown. I'm done with it man. I please to I've been trying to move him in Dynasty. I own him in one leg. And yeah, I've gotten turned down for like Wolfe their types of people in that range. So he yeah, he's lost a lot of perceived value. I would like to see him get a new start somewhere and I mean, obviously I am the guy that would buy him cheapest off on the Jeep in some leaks. I would definitely get him on my team if I can but yeah, it's hard to sell them at this point. You know, unless like you said you get you know, somebody who is buying the hype, you know going forward and you know thinks that there's somebody who's worth it. But yeah sucks for obj we'll see Donovan peoples-jones. There's a couple of guys there who are interested like you said Higgins, you know, let's see what kind of weeks they have and you know people at Jones and a touchdown last name. Like 50 hours or something. So, you know, he's a rookie but big guy, you know, so the chance that maybe that's the thing but we'll see. We'll see how it plays out other injuries just to run through some of these I'm I'm going to I'm going to list you a bunch of injury them. You just stop me when you feel like stopping me Mark Ingram still hasn't practiced. We don't care. I guess Dobbins if anything but or Gus Edwards man, the unheralded guy Crowder miss practice wage sucks. He's been super underrated Phillip Lindsay still dealing with a concussion. Is it is Andy Dalton suddenly cleared to return? Feel like that's important Adam. Yeah, I mean, we don't really know who the starting quarterback is going to be there. It doesn't seem like it's going to be done this week. I will be honest I do not have it in front of me. I don't remember the kids name who started in Thornton's absence last week. I think it's last name starts with an H. But I gotta be honest and blinking and you know what? I'm not going to look it up cuz I don't want him to start cuz I want Garrett Gilbert to start shout out to the aaf shout out to the Orlando Apollo's man. It was so fun watching Gilbert just do amazing things in the area and I really would love to see the cowboy give him a chance. I mean, I think there's something to be said for in any level of competition to be able to come out on game day and just consistently be productive and he was that so long and that would be the guy that I'm pushing for their but but yet. Doesn't look like he's playing this week. I was kind of hoping you would name the guy, it's Ben dinucci. I'm hoping I'm saying the name, right? Cuz you know, these names are You know not my favorite thing to do, but I know where I'm not totally clear on it, but I was getting close. I thought it started with an H or something. Yeah, I spend a new cheap, but hopefully it's not been that you see this week. But if it is it is man, I don't know that's a sucks for everybody is going to be the biggest question of the week. If that is like do is are the Cowboys around receivers. So, yes, that'll be something that I don't want to get in too deep right now, but we'll keep an eye on it and it can be something that's definitely a big question. You know when Sunday comes around other injuries about the Freeman may miss this week. He killed me and Scott Fishbowl. I was a kid. I have some trustworthy guy and he let me down big-time an injury. It is what it is a opportunity for Swift though touches. I think it's a huge opportunity for him to be able to kind of see is more of that more that backfield for who For Swift what's the matter of Freeman man? He's a giant I think his last time to why do you keep doing this? What is that? What what is that about the odds of Freeman that they don't really think that he is on the Lions. I think Adrian Peterson. I think it's just old Veteran running day you mixing them up like, oh they're all off is on the Lions. But but it will give winkelman a chance. It definitely gives Wing Zone in the short amount of time that you played. Yeah. He's no D'Andre Swift but God. Yeah, so my apologies for being completely off. But I mean the importance of thing is about the opportunity there and Wayne gallman did look good in Freeman's absence. So wage that actually is interesting. Yeah, it is like you doing that. That's very weird. It is weird. It's very strange. It's very but I mean, it's more it's more acceptable. If you're mixing Devonta Freeman with a p age-old running backs new teams, I get that but when you put D'Andre Swift and going off this respectful Adam, so so let's disrespect. Let's focus focus. Jalen reagor is hopefully going to be clear to play when waiting for this ready to get back man. If he does offer only mentioning this because of you know, the wide receivers that are there in Philly that are you know, following all those guys that you know produce it and while these guys have been out this will obviously put a dent in that and I know everyone's excited about. For them and stuff but still, you know, the regular comes back it's definitely affecting your love for that guy. Yeah. I definitely think that fulghum is a lot like Chase Claypool and June Draeger would be the Deontay Johnson in that situation. Yes coming back getting the majority of targets again and like it was still have splashed weeks. You'll still have big plays but but the majority of the targets are going to shift job. The same man. I was not a big chase Claypool guy coming into the year. I haven't I didn't draft him anywhere. I didn't try to Target him anywhere. I wasn't, you know, amping the guy up anywhere and I'm not gonna lie man. He's impressed me, you know from a production standpoint from stats and everything but I like Chase Claypool the person I like the person man. I like the I mean you've seen the little I don't know if you've seen The Tick Tock video he did for a person with the other exactly. Yeah that video I Like Him in the game when he's doing a little childish Antics like the first down thing on the cornerbacks head as he's trying to you know, I like that shit. I like that people are so childish. Sure. I like it man. I fucking well, that's so funny because to me that's all the stuff that I like about Juju, but you know, I think that's more gimmick than anything. I think you really love Juju do that being said like, I mean that whole team is so fun and the fact that they're undefeated. It's just so man. It's so underrated. I feel like it's still going under looked dead. For now on Juju for me is who? I don't know that man. I don't show back up on the stat line of stash eating on the who use what else we got here Robeson concussion at him. Tu boy to boy Allen Robinson diving cook is back. And that you were hate on you know, Madison of I was going to Madison over there cuz it's not just any handcuffs. Sometimes you get lucky with that Davis. And then sometimes you get an Alexander Madison and they don't produce it all so I'm stoked. I mean I own a bunch of download. It takes very important for me CMC might be back even more important gosh any they play on Thursdays? There's definitely a chance that you might not be back. But if he is, I mean that's huge for all the owners who have lost him for half the season so far. Yeah. We'll talk a little more about that in a second. The entire seems wide receiver depth charges injured at this point. I don't know what's happening in New Orleans. I have no clue but everyone from the you know, potentially best wide receiver in football all the way down to Emmanuel Sanders and the rookies and everybody's heard again. This is a keep your eyes on it kind of thing, you know, just keep adjusting. I have to keep taking you know, I think you taking my call, set my alarm every single Sunday. So that sucks and we'll see how that plays out. And the last one here. Tyler higbee still has a hand injury just hasn't had the kind of season you had last year's hopefully, you know guess his hand right comes back, but he might not play and injuries are weird like that, you know, you gotta kind of catch the football. So it's a big deal. That's it for the injuries. I don't want to spend too much more delicious jump over to trust issues which we will kind of talk about injured players. Mike Davis is flex worthy if McCaffrey suits up tomorrow today to Thursday whenever you're listening my business is flex worthy Thursday. Yes if McCaffrey suits up Thursday, Adam trust were trust issues. I got trust issues, you know, this guy this guy on brand here, but for me if McCaffrey is playing like Davis just loses that oops. I mean, this is a great matchup. I can see why you want it the Falcons have just been a sieve on defense. Yeah, I mean, it's more stick than anything. I think that this is probably the last week. You can trust Mike Davis. I'm flippant it's exhaust but this is the last week last week you guys get and he's dead but he's to the garbage can all right. Damn, right? It's a trust. I was about to annihilate you for this young man listening true. I hope I'm wrong. Here you go. Yeah here you go back to the last week cuz I mean, there's a chance that they still sit McCaffrey. There's a chance they limit his touches like you don't know so like Davis still has value for you know, one moment. Yes took some folks. Trust them next one with Kenyan Drake out another injury Chase Edmunds finish as a top 10 running back in PPR this week trust or trust issues at him. I really think this is a trust. I mean, I think this is opened up a huge opportunity for Chase Edmunds. Here's something crazy guys with Kenyan Drake song in the past four weeks. So from weeks 4 to 7. Chase Edmunds is the running back 11. I mean, he he's already this. This is just going to give him more touches than offense is firing on all cylinders. I'm really upset with myself for not being even more vocal about the Cardinals coming into this fear cuz I was so vocal coming into last year with Kyler with you know, this all fell off in the air raid and then being able to you know execute and it just didn't really come together and coming into this year. I was excited for it, but I just wasn't vocal about it and I'm it I really miss an opportunity because off this is It's such an exciting team. I mean to see what they did against the Seahawks on Sunday night. That was such a wild come back and I just think that they're poised to be scoring a ton of projects and you want the running back in that backfield and Chase Edmunds is really in an awesome opportunity. He is he definitely is and this is definitely a trust for me. I mean last week he was a top 5 PPR running back in scoring. So yeah, this is definitely this is an easy trust for me. It's kind of weird when you look at scoring for last week in PPR check out the top 10 running backs, Jeff Wilson jr. James Robinson a m Mera Todd Gurley Chase Edmunds, Jamaal Williams Giovani Bernard Kareem hunt Antonio Gibson and Boston Scott Zero running backs. Say Long Island. Kamara is the only guy even close to eighty here strolling in basketball this year like it. It's the year of Zero running back. Everybody wanted to act like it wasn't dead. But man when you hear that list and and do the thing is is you stopped at 10:11 Carlos. Hi 12 Wayne gallman. I mean you just you're getting all these guys who you could get literally in the last round of your drafts and we're only seven weeks into the season and they're producing is running back once I mean, there's / weeks off. This is why especially invest ball that is such a viable strategy and even if you're not drafting Zero running back just targeting these guys laid drafting a lot of running backs on your roster off like these are the reasons why is cuz these guys when they, you know, get the opportunity to because of injury or you know, potentially other reasons. It's such a volume home and it can just, you know, give you huge fantasy production for sure. Yeah. It's definitely it's definitely an interesting thing to look at and it matters and it is real the next one. We have here see dead. A man Amari Cooper are still must start options regardless of the QB. We talked about Andy Dalton being out. We didn't get too crazy in-depth. We just kind of talked about the guy's last name, but this is why we didn't talk to me that point because we have this coming up. So ceedee lamb Amari Cooper still mustard options. It's funny because I actually have one listener question that I promised I would do on on the show today and it actually involves Amari Cooper as well. So, this is this is a really foggy situation because again you Dalton is not been said he's not playing yet, but it were assuming he's not going to be cleared. And if not this obviously makes us a really odd situation so City Lami Cooper mustard options regardless of the QB trust or trust issues Adam. I had trust issues. It is regarding the QB. That's like I said before it's got to be the Garrett Gilbert show or Andy Dalton comes to cuz I mean even with Andy Dalton not laughing Lake City laminar Cooper. We're still awesome fantasy options. I mean, they weren't putting up huge weeks. But like they did not disappoint anyway, but for me from what I saw out of this cave, I'm sorry. I'm not going to remember your name just not going to do it. I'm saying over but I don't think I need to remember it cuz it's the Garrett Gilbert show. Let's get them in their give them an opportunity a song. I want him to be something in the NFL and I think this is such a cool opportunity. I mean, they got like half the season to go that division is up for grabs. This is what stars are making up give him the opportunity. I want to see you can't promise man. I don't know how you could forget a guy who had two passes completed three sacks. Come on, man. You gotta eat dead. And the new she put some respect on his name pending a g a g is what it is man. This is a major trust issue cuz have been to New she is throwing these guys the ball. I'm terrified. So that's what I heard from what you just said. He doesn't throw them the ball. Well, I mean again this team is just it's in a weird way man. It's in a weird way Dak Prescott was here were telling me that they've totally different story of any documents healthy. We're not concerned really been to New G Gilbert. Whoever else you're thrown out here. Listen just trade Fitzpatrick already man. Come on swing this app off. It'd be a beautiful thing. We beautiful thing. Let's get him out there. He doesn't get hurt. He's amazing. But yeah, this is a major trust issue. I'm telling you man. I hope any. Some places are really do for the sake of everybody else last one here for trust issues with his come-from-behind upset win over the Sea Hawks. Kyler Murray is the new favorite for MVP. Obviously there has been some I guess you could say wage. You know, I don't want to say letdowns cuz it's kind of hard to call some of these quarterbacks a let-down but you know, they kind of underperformed a little bit from expectations because they've created such high expectations for us. So Kyler Murray did not do that though. He is soaring out here. So trust her trust issues on him being the favorite for MVP Adam. I'm going to say it's trust issues. But barely from what he showed me on Sunday night when the Cardinals went out and beat the Seahawks in a come-from-behind victory in Primetime life that that showed me that like they're in the position where they could win the NFC not saying they will but like they can and I think really that's all you need. In order to win MVP is you need them to believe your team could win the Superbowl or could make the super watching today and that you were the best player on that team which often just means you the quarterback? So for me Kyler's definition the conversation, I don't even know if we're takes brush just yet. But I mean, it's interesting. It's at least interesting. It's been two of them. Yeah, very odd sight Russell Wilson is still be the favorite currently calamari is 16 to 1 currently fist, Aaron Rodgers Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady all have better odds than he does and personally dead. I think Tom Brady is the only one and it might sound crazy cuz it's Patrick. My home is really the one that scares me because I think if you get San Antonio Brown. There's a chance you might win MVP just something off chance that like they strained together a ton of wins. People are really focused on that team and it's Tom Brady they moved teams and it's more popularity contest. They think he wins MVP I can see that narrative play out Patrick mom seems like the one that everybody should always be afraid of but he seems like he's going so under talked about this year off. So, I don't know there's definitely other people in the conversation, but Marie is definitely in the conversation. Yeah for sure. He definitely is and you know Russell Wilson's probably the favorite shows. I mean first month's bill since I just got everyone just loves as a human. So it's easy to you know, love the guy and want the guy to win stuff. He's played one last game the Murray but he's you know, the next guy behind him as far as you know, total points. He's averaging more than him and he's really the only guy competitively I would say stat-wise probably right there on top of him that it's like Mahomes Josh Island, but I was saying like even guys like Lamar Jackson, you know, super disappointing compared. We were expecting and again, they put the bar so high so it makes it even worse than it and know it is but you know, it's not great for them right now. But yeah, I mean like like you said this is trust issues because I think oh, you know Russell Wilson Tom Brady Patrick Mahomes just our fan favorites for this kind of stuff. But Kyler Murray is definitely deserving of it whether I don't think he's the favorite though yet. It's going to take a little more to gain that position but everyone's definitely taken notice for sure and they know what's up. All right, let's move over to not so obvious lack of the week. We're yeah boy is the winner Adam. I want I want man it is what it is. I have two victories Josh has two victories. He's not even show up to the podcast anymore. You have one Victory. I would not believe without Josh hear your odds of now increased that you could join the to win Club. But as of right now week seven, I took it with Boston Scott you had just inject in Josh had mckissick all three guys. Honestly, no one played terrible. Like if you had any of these guys in your lineup, you weren't like super depressed about it. You didn't like they lost season the game for you or whatever but Boston Scott clearly, you know, it was better than your guys. What a surprise. So with that being said since I did when I will go first, I don't have to worry you'd have to worry. I'm no threat of taking a player that you were going to take off this week for week 8, I'm going with a guy who I feel like enough with the disrespect Nelson agholor is my weak gate not so obvious lack of the week, you know, what's up out of birth? Oh man wasn't obvious. That's that's for sure. I mean, it should have been obvious cuz it's a Raider and Raiders should always be obvious with you. But no I didn't see that coming. I really thought you were going jerk McKinnon. So that's interesting. But yeah, I mean you added a goal or like really, but Iron Man if you want to if you want to hit your horse to that one wagon. You may be my guest. Did you by chance get a lock of the week from Josh or we just abandoning him until we update everybody on the Twitter. Yeah. I did not get one from him because he's been he's been hit or miss man. He's been hit or miss right now. He's out in the streets around around Oklahoma City, and I didn't get one from he's been hard. He's been hard to get a hold of today. So I will get one from him. We'll hit Twitter. It'll be updated as soon as we find out so he has a fair opportunity here, but for right now because he didn't show up you miss your opportunity so you can take your player. Well, I was installing or anything. That's for sure. Definitely were it's okay because we were talked about on a little bit earlier on the podcast and although I'm not know who plays on the team with him. I at least know that in the Giants backfield Wayne gallman was a forced last week and I think that along with him getting the touch opportunity there. He's one of those guys that he's been waiting around for this opportunity. So I think he's going to season and for me, I think that he's a good life this week. I mean, this is the type of player that you want to be identifying and fantasy. You know, he's out there on Waiver Wires potentially. He's somebody that you might be able to pick up and play immediately and not that I mean, that's when I like to lock you can notice, you know, not so deep leagues those more shallow casual leagues guys that are out there and available who I think you can pick up and insert in your lineup and still get you know, about 12 to 15 PPR points from so, you know, I I do like his opportunity. All right, he's playing the Bucs. So Tom Brady gets up on him early waving call me won't be seeing much play out there, but I respect I respect the movement. I was ready to move. I think I think I took the safer player about that. I think I'll take the safer player. I don't cuz Wayne gallman caught five passes last week. So even if they're down he's still going to get opportunity this guy man dead versatile now, that's what you want and ask. What's your favorite thing? You'll listen man at this point. I mean Al Gore is doing so good. I don't even know if it's fair put him in a nutshell angled or I mean he can't say his name without me seeing that gift that video. There is a 10:35 wide receiver this year to tell you man. Sat here bomb, you know Kobe's he's not here bawling a standard wage now using a pretty good man. So don't hate on it and we'll see we'll see you Josh pigs and we'll hit this to the Twitter streets and see what they how they feel about it, but that's are not. So obvious locks of the week. Mine is Josh is which will get to you when it when we get it get it. I did have one listener question that I told you about a gentleman named Jeremy hit me up in my DMs today, you know saying he loves the show, you know, he's been he's been listening. He's a huge fan of his or South Jersey. Just for that, you know for the love, we appreciate it man. We always love hearing from everybody. But Jeremy said he had a question and I said, you know what rather than answer this in the DM and you know limit that information to the to the beautiful people of the world. Why not take this to the show and have a little discussion about it. So here's the question Adam he traded and this would have been great if Josh was here. He traded DJ more I like it all ready for Amari Cooper. Now, this is standard scoring so you can answer it if he PR he didn't seem. I'm I'm assuming so he actually didn't tell me that I didn't ask he did give me a little more context. He said his record as 5 and two in this league right now and that his other wide receivers are Ridley Adams so stacked Parker in Slaton and he felt that he was still in high on DJ Moore getting rid of him. Now, you know at the he feels like Cooper's the better receiver so he got rid of mortise at his Peak he feels And trade in for Cooper, you know, I don't usually typically trade same position for same position straight up that often unless I obviously feel way better about player that I'm getting. So in this case, he felt way better about Cooper than more. I'm curious Adam. How do you feel about just that concept of DJ more for Amari Cooper rest of season? I agree. I mean to be fair Amari Cooper has held up through this quarterback past few there, but it's I mean, it's a long way to go in the season still in the last thing I want is guy who's going to be catching passes from Andy Dalton Georgia or worse. That being said, I love Garrett Gilbert. So there's always that opportunity that you know, he comes in and he becomes the next grade thing in the NFL, you know, he's the Gardner Minshew of this year and we see Amari Cooper do fantastic things, but I think that DJ Moore has at least shown us with and without Teddy Bridgewater that he can be a consistent job. 5 receiver he runs a large route tree. So he's very versatile. There's a lot of different ways that they can use them. And even though I do think Robby Anderson is probably the primary wide receiver from here on out there. I think that's an offense to can support two top 24 wide receivers the way that they're running their passing game. I wasn't a band a big coming into the year, but you gotta give respect where it's due and Faith even really shown a lot and I think that you know, what we're going to see from DJ Moore is some pretty consistent Productions. So from me because of the inconsistency at quarterback and the uncertainty, I'm probably going to say I want these anymore but you know, I think Amari Cooper does have more outside if if Gilbert comes in and hits or if Dalton, you know comes back and is consistent. I think that there is that potential but I probably want the security and more Yeah, I hear that again. Shout out to Jeremy or I want to say it's aren't take a r e t a k is at Jeremy Ortegas. Thank you for the question again. My my take on this really quick page that number one has his wide receivers are really good. So and he's doing well already. So this probably isn't going to be you know, anything that kills his team one way or the other but it's interesting because he's he said he you know, he pointed out its standard which I you know, I'm not a fan of standard leagues obviously but in this situation and standard DJ Moore is actually outscored Amari Cooper which changes, you know, the dynamic of it because in p p r Amari Cooper has you know, I want to say it's at least 27 points more than you know, did you more this point? So it's it's actually a you know, that is actually a big point in this right now. So it's a lot closer than he thinks it is as far as the thing is for me. This is this is what it is if he loves Amari Cooper or region more than just fucking do it like whatever like at this point. That's who you like more as you feel is better job. You're you know, you're pretty safe at wide receiver than just, you know, get the guys you love if you feel like you do more is not that great and you had a best week ever and it's not going to get any better doesn't go down from here. That's fine. Obviously the concern here that risky took in the wrong person. Probably did the trade is because the quarterback situation that we just got finished mentioning, you know, if it was Dak this person probably would have done this trait ever. But with Andy Dalton and or the new Chi Courtney Garrett Gilbert, whatever this makes it grow up his name. Yes, the quarterback that backfield can have their name screwed up. No not get Gilbert. No, I'm not do it. So yeah, I mean Jeremy, I don't think the trades in to kill you one way or the other. I also don't think it's going to you know, dramatically improve your team in any way shape or form you're doing well already. It sounds like your team is, you know, pretty pretty well drafted here. So I don't think it's nikhil you either way, but obviously Adam, you know, I'm not in the market Cooper fan ever since you left the Raiders says it, you know didn't didn't leave with the best, you know best energy over. Was it wasn't so consistent as I would have liked I tore it up when he went to Dallas. So one of those situations but either way, I think both these guys will end the season probably pretty close to each other and off the question really comes down to who's better games or head of them and with the quarterback concern in Dallas, you know, that's probably the the bigger risk as I'm already. So Jeremy hopefully works out for you man. We appreciate you looking into the show, you know, we're happy, you know that you're a huge fan of it which means a lot to us and we hope to trade works out for you man. Hope it works out for you. I definitely think that either way you didn't hurt or help yourself too much easier way. I don't think it's too bad. All right. That's the only question I wanted to get to you know, I promised him I would get him out and get him out there. So at Jeremy are takis. All right, let's move over to Ken he do that again off my favorite segment of the show now. Can you do it again Adam? The first one I have here for you Baker Mayfield finished last week at the top six quarterback in scoring. Can you do that again? This week we're going up against the Raiders. I do think so. I actually think that would be pretty high-scoring watch your mouth of curious to see what the total is in that game. I mean actually, you know, that's somewhat attached to the Raiders. I mean their defense is definitely not something that leaves a lot to be desired but they're all fenced keeps up in these high scoring games. So, you know, if you're somebody who bets total them not the over-under is on that right now, I could probably tell you in a second, but I think that that's going to be an interesting game to potentially go over and per fantasy, you know result in a lot of long points who you think should win that game on them. You don't want me to answer that. Of course, you're going to say the Raiders so I'm not going to make you answer. Of course, even the favorite. Do you think they're the favorite is probably not probably not the Raiders our favorites and nobody but Raider fans, that's that's accurate. And for the record, I don't think you could do this again because he's playing the Raiders and of course they're going to stop him from doing that again, cuz the defense isn't a wake up this week for some reason while you're looking at up Adam. We have another we have a a player here on can you do that again that you are just not a fan of man, but I had to put this one in here again. I was an episode for Josh man sucks and he's not here. But I'm Leonard fournette outscored Ronald Jones last week in PPR. Can he do that again? Yeah, and we can do it again and it sucks but you know hats off Tampa Bay for recognizing the truck which is all new Ronald Jones Can't Catch passes. So if if Tom Brady wants somebody back there who can let him format can and really whoever gets to touches and that back feel is is going to be productive. So if if it ends up being Leonard fournette, but sucks, but but I get it. I mean, I think I think Ron Jones is a better Runner and I think he's still going to get the between-the-tackles touches. But in any Tom Brady offense, I think you're almost always going to want the guy who catches passes on a weekly basis as far as those boom weeks. You want that running back that's going to score the touchdown. So I think that's still going to be Ron Jones. But but yeah, it's definitely definitely cause for concern. Let me ask you this last week you were in love with Ron Jones were you know, I was cleaning them might be a little cocky. It might have been a little bit to feel a job. You know, I've been one of those it's one of those situations, you know, that being said, I would legitimately surprised like I expected them to use for net on passing Downs. Just cuz we know what Ron Jones is like, he's a 1/2 Thumper. That's that's what he is but I I didn't expect Leonard fournette to play as much needed especially in the first week back. So I definitely think it's a cause for concern but I think game scripts going to play a ton into that black king said that game script should have been perfect. It was like a blot of sorts wasn't it? Yeah. The funny thing is that I think you mentioned there about Josh is like rival and Josh on this show is a real thing dead. So listeners have to understand that like put take that into consideration when Adams out here. And Ronald Jones all around, you know, telling us he's the next great top 10 running back here this year. I mean come on that he had three straight hundred yard weeks. They were giving him all of the touches, but that's because they had to be giving him all the touches. I just didn't realize that. All right. Let's move on to a fifth-round running back Antonio Gibson rushed for over a hundred yards and week seven. Can you do that again at them like we've been off about this all year. But yeah, I like the Antonio Gibson like him a lot and I think that the more they get him touches their the better that offense is going to be made to be fair last week best possible matchup. They're going to get here probably but moving forward if he gets the touches that he's probably going to fall into like running back to range. He had 20 attempts. He went 428 yards dead. He had a 40-yard Rush. He had a touchdown. He never had 113 Russian yet 13 rushing attempts any other game that year this year so far, so, of course the cowboys that matters to Thursday, we played the Cowboys it matters the way the game was being scored how it all unraveled. So all of that matters funny enough he had one target no receptions. Yeah, I mean the more they're working in the passing game the better that teams going to be so what they're showing us though is that they'll give him volume and you know, this is what we see from rookies a lot is the fourth year goes on the more in which they're going to be utilized and I think for guys like him it's it's going to be wheels-up. Yeah, eventually it's all going to click here. Cuz if you look at his stats one week, he has some Russian yard touchdown no receptions and he has a lot of receptions eighty-something yards. Not a lot of rushing yards and it kind of keeps slipping back. Now, you went crazy heavy rushing yards. No no reception. So at some point this is going to come a little a little more of a median on both ends. You know, he might catch a few passes my Rush 400-yard got a touchdown somewhere in there it all come together. It'll make a lot of sense and he'll be worth that fifth-round value man. Antonio Gibbs men only going to get better only in the you better Nelson agholor scored a touchdown for his third consecutive week Adam. Can you do that again? No dead. Come out against the Browns. I mean probably not, you know the hater typically it's difficult to catch passes for touchdowns. And that many straight games just shows you how good he is a you know, it shows me the Derek Carr just throws to anybody which I guess I think it's not really an indictment. I don't know folks. We just got done talking about fournette and Ronald Jones home exactly what he's doing right now same exact thing. He'll be changing this to next we can go. Oh, I guess aigler does catch the ball a lot. I guess a crap here. Nine targets master hunter Renfrow, huh? Huh, huh? That's okay. Yeah, it's okay. He has no he has a catches Nils was going to Pivot to whoever it is. Yeah. I predicted it cuz then I didn't say I predicted it. I did not say how long did it I did not say that. I don't know. Don't try to change your tune. Listen last week Renfro had four receptions for forty something yards followed. It took was a touchdown for you to be happy about it. So don't start Thursday. A man. Yeah, but Anglers too busy is going all the scents down but I should have did actually was Hunter Renfrow has two weeks in a row at 42 receiving yards. Kenny do it again that ship on the list because he seems to be creating a pattern going on here, which is interesting. All right. All right, that's it for can you do it again? It's actually super interesting cuz the number 42 has a lot of symbolism wage really ironic conspiracy Adam. Well, no, it's not even conspiracy. But just like in popular culture. It's The Hitchhiker's Guide Guide to the Galaxy Edge. It's referencing that is referenced in Lost. It's the television so lost like it's reference to popular culture it is it is Adam you're so you're so smart. Such a pop culture was really all I did that for and actually I think that it was an omen cuz if you look at the show sheet you wrote Under not so obvious lack of the week just in Jackson log. But you wrote lost in all capitals, which is exactly how the television show style. Oh, man, you really put it together this week is when we get when there's no jobs. You're not arguing with this guy and fighting with him. So we get the pop culture, you know stuff conspiracy theories. Definitely. You're just pulling out your hat here man. Try your versatile guy. That's why you're here every week off. All right, let's move over to file or no foul to be won the last fight of his career because he really will stay retired Fowler know if I let him I'm going to say no file. It hurts as a fan man. It hurts and 4 I'm going to talk about this for a minute, cuz to me. I've been watching the UFC for about a decade now. and khabib was like he's the first fighter that you ever watched that you just thought like this guy is like unbeatable even a moment like I don't think I watched it could be by where he seemed to have even the momentum shift a little bit if that makes sense. Like John Jones has never lost a fight regardless of what his records says there's a disqualification all that bill should regardless of what you think for steroid use or Peds or any of that ownership. Just what he's done in the ring off. He's never lost a fight, but you cannot say that John Jones hadn't faced adversity mean the Alexander Gustafsson fight in the Dominick Reyes probably like he has had fights where he had his face adversity. Khabib was a unique in the sense that you never saw him face adversity and to be fair that something that I am so disappointed. I don't get to see last longer because what really defines greatness in sports in my opinion, especially in fighting whether that be boxing or mixed martial arts its longevity and the fact that he doesn't have that. I'm worried that against the test of time he's not going to stand up in the same way that a lot of other people might but as far as how long it reflects for the UFC man it it's kind of the weirdest blessing in disguise cuz khabib was not going to lose and now you have like four or five guys at the top of that division that are all super exciting. And all have a chance to hold the title most importantly the in Conor McGregor who already has a match schedule for Jam anywhere against Dustin Poirier who is probably the best fighter in that division outs Justin Agee and these guys are going to be going against each other and it's almost indefinitely going to end up being for this title. It seems almost serendipitous in a lot of ways. It's like best case scenario for Connor, which is so ironic, but you know, that just goes to show why for khabib this isn't about anything other than family and about Legacy and for him his legacy is made and it's type room to be with his family and hats off to him. I wish him the best and I love to see him fight again, but I really don't expect. Yeah my friend who doesn't know he lost his father recently in his father used to Corner him and obviously was a big part of his fighting career. And so he you know promised his mother he wouldn't do this anymore without his father by his side. So, you know, mm That it's under his promise to his mother. You know, he he said he retired and he won't be back. So, you know, these guys thing is you obviously he's emotional and obviously he's going through a lot and so that could obviously change but as of right now, yeah, man, I think it's a new file for sure and I like you said man the thing with him and like if you confirm John Jones and stuff. Yeah, John Jones man has never looked as dominant as him recently. I mean like wage even even Thiago Santos like I know you got all injured everything in that fight, but if he didn't get into that fight, he was a serious threat to John Jones of that fight. So yeah see, I mean to give John respective or to do these are like his 13th and 14th my ex as a title-holder. That's the thing that could be will never be able to say, I mean Demetrious Johnson's the only other guy that really is shown that level over time just of consistency and I think that that's the thing for John that still stands out but the second job Bring in the p e d talk the goat conversation shifts right back to comedian. I mean, there's definitely an argument but man, I just I'm so disappointed we didn't get to see him for longer because he just seems so unbeatable. And that's the thing about mixed martial arts to me that so fascinating is there's so many different ways to beat someone that's the idea of someone being unbearable. It's just like for how long right how long until someone cracks that code and for me that's one of the most enticing things about the sport. So to know that will not going to see that life is pretty disappointing. Yeah. We'll see what happens man. Like like you said, I mean, I mean obviously he's a man of Honor so it's probably you know likely that he's done for sure. But hey great career either way home and you know something we will never forget a great career for sure. And this made his Mark the legend Hall of Famer. However, you want to label them shots. It could be even everything. He accomplished Birds gotta average wage. Out of the ring and attacks anymore. Yeah that to all right Dodgers won the World Series Adam, but their third baseman Justin Turner should be punished for violating the rules by re-entering the field to celebrate the championship after being diagnosed with covet Tyler no fowl. And you're trying to get me cancel trying to I'm trying my best wage. I brought us on a chat earlier. I'm not going to do the follower know follow on it because in all honesty the second, you know, you have covid-19 and all that situation differently than he did. Wow. That's pretty simple that being said the idea that they tell someone in the middle of a game that they have covid-19. To they somehow knew in the middle of the game something that they didn't know any other time prior to that like it just seems so weirdly coincidental to me like especially in the World Series like this doesn't happen at any other time throughout the entire season. You don't have so many tests positive Wala games going on and inform them during a game, but somehow during the World Series when the most eyes are watching you have this Confluence of events. I'm a conspiracy theory Sure, whatever. I don't care what people call me that shit just seems way too coincidental. It seems really weird really fishy to me. That being said the second thing, you know, you suck open like just handle like an adult I get that. It's probably the biggest moment of your life. And that's fucking I don't know man. I don't know how we're supposed to behave like in the biggest moment of your life just supposed to walk away, I guess because I'm putting other people at risk, like that's that's what Society wants to view. That's that's what we've all kind of accepted right now. And I guess the counter object it would be he was already around all those exact same guys all day, but for some reason those extra minutes are way worse cuz at that point he knew so long. I don't know for me. Is it more of a social question? Is it a medical question? I don't really know any more. I think everything has become so decisive that no one can really say yeah for me dead. I think it's absurd that you inform someone in the middle of the game. I think the idea that they didn't have the results prior to that seems so fishy to me wrong, but you know, I'm a crazy conspiracy theorist. So I think whatever you want. Yeah, there's so much issues with this whole situation because one like you said you found out in the middle of a game. It was late in the game and game. He's already interacted with everybody. So and it's the last game of the season. So you're not jeopardizing any future baseball games by even contaminating other players at this point. Obviously, you may be afraid of being sued or killing somebody or you know, whatever the case I'd be looking like you miss handle and the Cove is situation. But you know, this is a it's a really weird situation. Like you said, like could this news have come out right after the game and you know, I tell them then like, oh we didn't know or is that like, you know a conspiracy in itself, I think at the end of the day like also his teammates warned him out the everybody wanted him out there. I don't think anybody an issue at this point cuz they've already been around them. So, you know, if he if they were dead. Was they were exposed already but it does, you know walk that fine line like you're saying, you know, once you find out you have it had you have to handle it a certain way. I mean everybody's life in this year has been has been adjusted right like people graduated this year and didn't get to celebrate it people had birthdays and didn't get to celebrate it people had all kinds of things wedding and so they had to celebrate in an odd way or doing an odd way like you're this is just another one of those moments. Yeah, it's his biggest moment of his life possibly and a lot of people had big moments of her life that they didn't get the house this year like normal. So there's you can look at this any other anyway, and I can agree with the argument and any side. It's just a really weird thing that happened and it's another twist to 20 20 and Men this I was telling my son the other day you were going to look back on this year one day and be like man that was one crazy ass year man. Like his just any the only way the only way that you don't is if it gets worse and crazier. Yeah, so yep. You really really hope it's just nuts man. Twenty-twenty has been one of those years that you can't even compare to anything else the next one Barbara Walters the next and last bowel. We continue down the conspiracy crazy line here Joe Rogan actually handled the Alex Jones episode. Well with all things considered at him father and I fell No foul, because it's the best. He's handled any Alex Jones podcast. Yeah, I mean they were backed checking some things. You know, they were trying to rein Alex and when he went off on crazy tangents, but I don't know this point. It's so wild to me how many people off for just pure outright censorship of people to the point where they like shouldn't be allowed to talk at all. It's interesting. I mean it was far as how you handle that and navigate that situation. I think Jose doing the best that he can navigating that with Alex and I think that for him it's still important to give that a voice but to you know, make sure that voice is somewhat fact checked and they definitely went off into Crazy Town good bit for me like birth. I thought it was the most concise. He's ever had a podcast with with Alex and for me man having Tim Dillon there. I feel I freaking love that guy. He's so funny to me and he case so interesting in the way he thinks about things cuz we're Alex Jones is often Crazy Bill. Tim Dillon will take pieces of crazy evil and bring it back and make it seem like it makes sense. And that's kind of where I'm at in the conspiracy world. So for me having him there was almost like having me in the room getting to be like well maybe not that often graced revealed. Like here's some elements that like we know are true of this and I appreciated that aspect of it. So to me, it's must listen must watch but I know it's super controversial to even say that cuz I was on Twitter today and that was fun. So it's the whole new world. We're in now. Yeah, I brought it up because of that because you know, Twitter and everybody off. You know set Ablaze by this episode. I just think it's interesting because when I got into Joe Rogan and I assume it's when how everyone gets into jury and like I don't I don't look at the show as like this educational show or something like well I'm coming in for some, you know, you know factual, you know, in-depth knowledgeable College course type of education like I'm coming you're just a like laugh May learn a thing or two if it's possible, but I don't I don't I don't know. It feels like we're in this place right now people where they take everything super serious and like when I listen to podcasts I don't take them super-serious. So like okay, this is weird thing that's not but I think it's this this idea that people are given a platform. Well concerned and that's what people seem to just Overlook gigantically. The reason gergen has millions of listeners literally tens of millions of listeners wage is because people over the course of time have made the choice to listen him and that's compounded. He's obviously doing something right if he gets that listenership and let me off there for like the double-digit episode days. I remember when it was him and red band sitting on a couch recording on laptops if that's what it was. It was just them getting high in bullshiting off every episode. Like that's all the podcast was in a lot of ways. That's all it was ever meant to be but it got an audience because people wanted those conversations people found them interesting people gravitated to them for any reason maybe because they were funny maybe because they were smarter interesting. Maybe they prevented topics. They never thought about before birth. Or maybe it was just because it was something that they didn't get anywhere else and that's still why people pay attention to it. And for me as someone who's listening through all these years seeing that go back and gets now. Like I just I gotta be like Rogan is with it. Like just don't look at any of that shit cuz really doesn't matter because the end of the day you don't want to listen to it. Don't listen to it. It's that simple you don't have to justify everything that you don't want to be a part of it as well. And I think that like that's I don't know. I'm not going to try and get too overly philosophical but for me like that's been my big takeaway for 20 20 is like faith my life what I want it to be just surround my life with the things that make me happy instead of just inundating myself with everything constantly cuz that's where we're at now between a social media and the way in which we interact with the internet. We are constantly inundated with every single issue that's happening in the entire world every day. And guess what? It's not healthy for any of us birth. We'll take it on because we think it's like our civil Duty the personally, I'm just at the point now where I'm done with it and I am literally just focusing on the things that make me happy the things that I want in my life and things that I'm interested in and do it makes such a huge difference on your mental health. Yeah, I'm speaking for myself, but that's that's what I've noticed and honestly when I look out in the world and see people and not doing that and focusing so much on everything is happening around them how it makes them so upset. I just I feel for them because I think it's just it's not a not necessarily healthy or unhealthy way to live your life. Think about it just it doesn't feel good. Like I've been there it doesn't feel good to constantly be a place where you're just having to attack everything outside of yourself and say that it's wrong. I just Life's too short for that ship. I don't know. Yeah now with you in that sense man. People just need to smile more be happy more. If you don't like something learn to just you know, ignore it man will pass it, you know the things to talk about what your life focus on something else is definitely a big deal man, like for me I've just learned to if I don't like it mute it if I don't if I even things man, I find everything funny nowadays, like everything else. Do you like things that shouldn't be funny? You're funny to me. And and I think that is like a mental health, you know, coping mechanism. You mean like just laugh at it because otherwise you can go crazy worrying about it. So like it's just something that happened. It's crazy. Like just if you don't like something like you don't have to try to save the day on everything like unless someone's really being hurt in front of you like someone's life is in danger like you don't have to step into every single situation. So again, who are we met some guys are just some guys. I'm sure everyone listened has a different opinion on this but for sure smile more just like I say smile more be happy. Let's move on to show-and-tell man show-and-tell listen dead. You guys know we do here man. You guys all went to elementary school. You guys all did Show and Tell we all we all love to go to school on Fridays and show something off. That's what we do here in the podcast. We do it every week once a week. We show something off we tell you about something this week. I'm actually sharing the air fryer Adam because last week I spoke about how are amazing listener often actually sent me one and you know, he was he was a little, you know discouraged about my lack of every using one and so he was concerned and wanted to make sure that I had that opportunity and so he did bless me with that opportunity. I finally used it. I'm not an expert in it. I'm still not have not mastered it. I will not pretend to be a master in one week. However, it is amazing Adam. Do you have an air fryer? Do not my parents use one multiple times and they're fantastic. I'm glad you're enjoying it is I still haven't gotten to the part where you I think I think people are spraying off the the pan or like the food with like oil. I haven't done that yet. I just keep going to do the area code talk about it makes it seem very obvious. You know what you're right, you know how long the paint with the Pam with the Pam spray? You know, I'm saying they throw a little oil on top of it a little butter or whatever it is to make it more crispier. I haven't gotten to that level yet, still just pressing buttons and trying to figure it out. So I just are fried things literally just are and that's it. But I see that there's ways to specialize on this team and get better at it. So I'm still working towards that but shout out to you Austin. I am doing this now instead of frying Foods in oil it works for literally anything tried so far everything whether you I was reading something up when I was just seeing something to show the freezer. I've tried everything. I've tried so far that I normally eat and it's worked on everything. So this thing is brilliant. I actually made food for my kids wage. How they said that he made that not Mommy. So yeah, I'm in the game now man. Shout out to Austin. Shout out to our amazing listeners. Shout out to air fryers. If you don't have one get one cuz she works. It's amazing and I want to keep getting better at it. I'll just play some, you know, some of my stuff when I get it done at them. Don't be jealous over there tomorrow and what I'm talking about one week in the game, man. When we can again, who knows anything one week in the game. What do you have to show and tell? You know, I needed you to stall a little bit longer cuz I forgot to bring anything to the table. Give me this guy. Isn't this Adam? Listen, listen to me read off that should have any brand so much stuff for the day and let me talk to the listeners really quick Josh's we got we got a sponsorship it changed Josh's life. His first move is to call out of office. We have Adam the OG of the show. He's been here forever. They started to take things for granted. You know, when you do something for so long you take it for granted. He comes here. No, we're down a guy off and he's dropping the ball. He wants me to keep you know, stretching this thing out so he can lie on this prior prior. You've already talked about that. I'll past episodes. That's not even if oh, no, no. No, that was my update sir. That's my update last week. I didn't get to use it this last week. I was just thinking Austin this week. It's my it's my fucking until you know, what fine then we're going to stall even longer. I don't know what you're going to have to talk about because we're going to do atoms betting corner. So I'm going to look at what the odds are currently they've actually been posted which would probably like hardly any it's probably like two games which is going to make this super difficult. Did you create a new segment or something? You know, it might it might be it might you have so you have no choice until so you created a new segment. No, I am showing off my sports betting skills by only very interested in sports betting lock right very interesting maneuver. You know, I like to throw some things out there occasionally and this is what we call in the radio world camping. So yeah currently on vamping and nothing is jumping out at And this is not I've never I've never heard of Ambien. You were trying to improvisation Adam. It's always good to give betting advice when you haven't studied the Slate yet. But a damned if you have nothing you got nothing but the key to show up to class without nothing. Yeah. Yeah, you're not going to get to call your mom and tell her your jobs have been off. It's over buddy. It's okay. I'm going to take the over on the Falcons and the Panthers is a 51 and 1/2. That'll be my lack of the week right now Sports reading lock of the week. I forgot to bring a show in tab. This is what I'm dealing with. You can find phone Adam on Twitter at the other f f. You can find Josh at JC Crocker. I don't know if you'll find either of them on the show anymore. So I'm giving you that where you can find them out on Twitter. At least you can find me at clock Dodgers might show this game show may have no no longer have any host because they have nothing they bring nothing to the table here. You're such a hater. All right, I forgot one little measly show until we're dead. I you know, it's cuz I just keep doing the same stuff over and over and I need new ones interesting things to experience. So listeners out there starts reading at me. What should I be bringing to the table? This guy's I don't believe now tell me what to do. So now you're now you're putting the listeners to work. You thought my questions were going to get you canceled your antics at this point are getting you canceled out to Adam. This is a crazy. This is true. Not nothing out. I didn't know more work for you buddy. Suddenly got very warming. If I cast can be found on all your podcasts platforms all of them. If there's one we're not on. Let me know. I'm pretty sure we're everywhere else. I appreciate you guys for subscribing. It means the world to us. We appreciate your reviews shout out again to guys like Jeremy again, you guys can reach out whenever you want GM's off Twitter strip on the main page email whatever you want to do, whether it's you have questions whether you just want to chop it up whether you want me to continue to find replacements for Adam and Josh whatever is let me know. If you have any ideas on how to get these guys better prepared to show up for the podcast send them our way whatever it is. Our DMS are open to you guys are messages are open to you guys wheel of birth. From you guys super important. We love it. I've been thinking and what do you think about we'll talk about it offline just some ideas for the you know for the clock batteries out there that want to get them, you know more involved out of here. So we'll see but shout out to you guys. We appreciate all the interaction for real. We love you guys. If you haven't already subscribe to the podcast drop a five star review. Thank you for your support Adam. Do you have anything else you want to say that I assume not but do you have anything I'd like to give you that opportunity. Your assumption was correct. I figure that Clark Dodgers as always be kind be gray. Keep dog off.

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207: The NHL Is Getting Closer And Closer To A 2021 Return To Play & Other Bruins Related News

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207: The NHL Is Getting Closer And Closer To A 2021 Return To Play & Other Bruins Related News

"Thank you for listening to the black and gold hockey podcast. Please support the show by subscribing to and leaving a 5-star rating for the show on Apple podcast. IHeartRadio on be SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher and any of your favorite podcast platforms. You could also support the show by going to our website black and gold hockey where there's always exciting articles by the BMG writing staff choir there. Don't forget to click on the banner are great sports fan shopping experience because that's show We are off of short-handed off More Voltage off and on and off. Welcome to the black and gold hockey podcast presented by black and gold hockey Productions podcast Network and sponsored by BetOnline. Go to bed online. AG may enter the code clns fifty. Today is December 13th, 2020 one of the great days in history. And this is episode 207. I am Matt Berry wage. I am joined each week by Heather Anderson. Hello, Heather. Hello, Matt and Mark. Happy Sunday the 30 Sunday and hello, Mark Mark all words with us as well. What's up, man? How you doing big? Happy birthday to you, sir. Thanks. Thanks. Absolutely. Yeah today. I am twenty-five again. Nice Society third year in a row. I love the trips around the world at such a great choice that they I mean, I'm in a time capsule right now. I just stay at twenty-five. So also I want to shout out Thomas Nystrom. He's a black and gold Productions Sports Media Company call log. So happy birthday to him. Hopefully he's doing well. Kick ass jerseys. We got some merge merge merge coming out. So we'll talk about it later. But happy birthday, sir. Yes, happy birthday to Thomas and we have a jam-packed agenda today and the light is at the end of the tunnel. Here is the Bruins are going to be back the NHL is going to be back. So we'll talk about it. I'm kind of that stuff. But first Marquess towards about BetOnline. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and if all football continues this week, which has a few surprise teams at the top of the standings and you might not be at the game this year, but she can still be in on the action at Battle line. No matter how the schedules change of players that play that online. AG is going the extra mile to make sure you get in on every game season with the fastest updated odds in the industry. There are always more options to wager than anywhere online head over to betonline.ag today and take advantage of all the great mid-song. In bonuses offers and contests and please don't forget to use promo code clns 50 that's clns 50 betonline.ag your online wagering experts home. Awesome. Thank you Mark and speaking of Thomas Nystrom. We do have some new BNG pod Beer League jerseys authentic jerseys that were making they are absolutely beautiful. I saw some of the photos that were, you know around on Twitter and they are just fantastic looking almost look like the real deal and I think I might have to get one myself. Yes. Yes, we're all getting customized jerseys. If you follow Thomas, please send them a DM if you want one. I know that he was extending to 48 hours. I'm not sure when listeners and viewers on YouTube are going to be able to get one. But if you happen to see here this tonight when the when the release happens get in touch with Thomas get an order in the only wage When you box your name number, whatever we have some they look fantastic and we're also in the works of getting upon hockey little game going on with some friends and family members that BNG so that's in the works, but we'll talk about that later. But yeah jam-packed show today and I'm pumped to have my my my friends the trio is back together. So after a two-week Hiatus of of weather and family stuff, I'm glad to see you're back and I'm glad to hear that you're doing much better. I am doing my damn doing much better. I mean today is my birthday cake. That's a good day and then battled some some illness and then some power outages and Wi-Fi outages and it was it's been a it's been a month or two here of just general, you know horseshit. But right now it is much better. So that's where onward and upward and twenty Twenty-One very very soon. So we're we're about to turn the corner, so that's great table. To hear but yeah, thanks so much first real item on the agenda the NHL update. It's looking at January 13th as a Target, but it's exactly one month away and Training Camps may be opening around January 3rd, and hazardous has to make you as excited as me to see some hockey back. I am very excited. I'm also very skeptical but that's just my nature. So they're still I know they're still meeting every day. They still I think that they agreed that they're just going to walk away from the home scroll fighting for an oil and they can all fight about that at the next contract but there's still some things to work out but I'm excited because now there's actually seems like there's more hope I feel like it was like the attrition Warfare that was going on even just last week so know hopefully everything will be on target for that and getting them in because I think we all agreed like it's sucks. All the hockey is getting take away like I mean even just if you want to watch college hockey or ECHL or whatever like things if it's not been kind to the world and neither should Sports be an exception to that. So of course, I'm pumped home. I mean I still I don't know I try I try to have faith but I've also watched Gary Bettman do a show too long to know that sometimes it looks good in a feel it and I don't get too excited until it's like January 3rd and people learn but people have started coming home from overseas and stuff not tons of people that you've seen players trying to move back to Canada or the US respectively depending upon their Club Blaze and that's all good. So at least the players themselves look like they're initiating kind of get home and quarantined by the holidays, you know and start the process from there. So what do you think Mark hopeful? I'm very hopeful and and from the the folks that are doing the most talking the Elliott Friedman Darren Dreger is the guys that are in the trenches are getting this league news that we wage. Fans need to hear and it says podcast here in a media company need to here so we can produce the content that we're doing right now and on our black and gold hockey.com website with $25,000 and so on so it's all very very good news in my opinion. And when those guys are talk and you know that something's going to come down the down the down the path and I feel I'm very confident. This is going to happen mid-January. So I don't believe this news would be getting out if it wasn't going to happen. I think that those guys are so deep in the trenches that if something was wrong there was turmoil between both sides the NHL as an entity and the nhlpa, I think that Worth news would come out than than what we're hearing. So it's good to have both sides having some some dialogue about what's going on. And what was said back in March what the future is going to look like, but I'm ready for it and and I'm pumped so dead. And I am too I you know, they'll be cases and there will be rescheduling and it will be protocols and it'll be similar to what's happened in the NFL with cases in in players having to sit out and some quarantining and that those of I mean, it won't be it won't be easy. It won't be seamless. It won't be smooth. But I think the league is going to try everything they can to muscle through a season just like NFL has and I think that you'll see the only the only thing I see that only problem there is that typically played two or three games a week in the NHL and only one game a week in the NFL. So if you have to reschedule games and move this the calendar on you may see a situation where a team has to play three games in three nights so, you know and and that type of thing and and travelling is a different it's going to be different now with with no no real bubble and trying to get into your own Arenas and off. Of and all those things I mean all those things have to be hashed out and half then they'll be some trial and error and it won't be easy and it'll be frustrating at times. I'm sure and some teams will be against it with guys out and in and so it's going to be a different type of season without a doubt but I am pretty confident that the league is going to try everything they can to continue the season Once they started. Yeah and and they have to because of the future of sustainability of the league. We are in a a very very important time negotiations for a TV contract and and it's going to be US Dollars, it's good. We're getting away from the the TV contract The Five-Year deal that they did with RDX TG and somebody else up in a TSN up in Canada. And because that was so bad a lot of people don't don't know that when the Canadian dollar plummeted because the oil price wage So did pretty much that deal because you were paid in American dollars, but the the the deal was in a Canadian term. So this is getting back to some some American TV companies is going to be huge because now we're going to be on the same page when it comes to the the dollar evening out and so on so it's going to be more it's going to be more plentiful NHL so and having having them go through this. I don't think if they shut everything down. This is what sucks about people when they talk about this. Some folks are saying shut it down and took the podium saying no you need to do this because it's not a good idea to be be negotiating a TV contract with a dead year that you didn't show up and do anything that doesn't look good on on trying to get something moving forward for the future. So that's important to to to know that this TV deal is is absolutely huge. It's it most certainly is I was going to say what you are saying though. I think that the only what I get most worried about is the scheduling and like you want to have as many games as you walk in, right but losing Thirty games in a season is a big hit in the NHL NHL. You know what I mean, said NFL football on the brain today, I apologize. So I think for me I think they need to be logical about it and like really see you have to factor in you're going to probably have to reschedule games right because of a friend of a friend test positive. That's the circle and you have to you know, go through I kind of like this idea and maybe it is cuz I'm I like baseball but this year why don't we try instead of every other day we're playing in a different city. Why don't we play three games in a row say you have the six people in your league and you play them, you know or something like that or the same like or you schedule Three teams are kind of playing in the same city over those that week instead of like you said like football plays once a week. They have a whole week to quarantine kind of get tested get saddled. We're hockey. They're moving every day or every other day. So I think this year I know there's been talk about two about keeping the expanded playoffs. I hate them. I think the playoffs should be if you're one through it you get to be in the play-offs and if you're not and your conference go away because you're not good enough to be in the playoffs. I hate that format. I wish that wouldn't stay but I think this year they should explore for safety reasons seeing about maybe going like series instead of game game game or close contacts. So the Islanders Rangers and Philly all play each other only, you know what I mean in that little area. So you're only dealing with three of the Rings shutting down instead of you had four teams go through there and potentially having to reschedule for you know, that's just me I and I know they're all on that, you know, and those are the things they still have to hash out though, you know, but I would like to see them. As much as I love hockey keep it on the lower end. So there's more flexibility to not have to push the playoffs cuz they're already going to be up against it for the Olympics and the TV with NBC to you know, finish up. I know I know from Reading Draeger and and Friedman and so on and that sweets in the past week and half one big proponent to these negotiations is the fact is that they were talked about doing a bubble system again, the players don't want to do the bubble again. I think the Toronto bubble was a little more better for everybody but when they all went to Edmonton or even the the team that were playing in Edmonton weren't happy up there. So it wasn't the same in both bubbles. I think the players are a little afraid of that but what they are talking about is a two-week one-off schedule. So Monday as much games as you possibly can in two weeks and have one week off to to go home and visit with family. So I I I like that idea. I like the family if you making the if you move The players happy and you're not you know, basically just shutting off their their lives from their families for four months five months. I think it's important for them to see these people because if they're happy seeing their family once, you know every two weeks and not once every four months, it's a little bit better for them to to be more in the mindset of the job that needs to be done and not just lock down and and you know, the common common word for being upset in these bubbles was fly fishing. Did you guys know that note here that if you if you look at any of the videos when someone they're like, what are you going to do today, you know after the game or after practice and like, oh, we're all getting together to go fly fishing. That means that they were not happy in the in these bubbles because it was their their common Collective way of saying this fucking sucks. Yeah. Well, I think I mean the part of the problem too was the thing dog. They are promised it was like okay, we can we were told we could all go out of golfing but like if one person didn't want to go golfing. Nobody could go golfing kind of thing, which seems a little that seemed a little crazy as players were already kind of griping about it. And even in Toronto where they didn't seem to have at least a little more freedom. I mean the poor kids in Edmonton didn't even have to see the day of light they went like hotel to straight under the streets rink. But to Mark's Point, that's something the you know, the NHL always follows the NBA's league good better ugly. Right? And one thing that the MBA bubble did now I would say that the e h l bubble started off and stayed the best that we've seen how to deal with it this year. But the NBA once they said no no one else gets to come into the bubble after this date and they punish the people who violated rules wage. They had set there's up though. The families were in the bubble with them and they had tutors there. So the kids could go to school in the family's actually came and watched the games and then they had the cutouts. That's something that if the dog Even if it's not bubble bubble tea, but like hey Will Allow your family to travel with you. So you're kind of in your own team bubble. That's something to really consider. Especially a lot of these players is it would be harder. Obviously, if you have an age and stuff like that, but a lot of these people have families that are like five kids under the three kids under the age of five there in age where it won't mess. It's healthier for them to be traveling with the parents, you know, and then like you said, you don't get cut off you can only hang out with you buddy so long before you want to murder them. It's like last week of summer vacation. You're kind of happy to see all those people. You didn't see over three or four months. So that's our home. Yeah. I think that the problem with the NHL doing a one is money into is you have 20 people on the roster maybe even more and you have 12 a.m. Ball players. So there's a you know, eight more it says 250 more players or so in the league than in the NBA. So in the NBA obviously is a just a cash cow dog. They can do they can provide those benefits to players. I like the idea of having, you know families in the mix there and I think it was it would be hard for the league to say. Okay, let's let's have you guys take pay cuts and then be from your family for 5 months. I mean, I think that that's a double whammy it just doesn't create much more L High morale and so to have maybe that's a part of lessening the blow with the money situation is to say okay, you guys can see your families and so forth and so on it's going but again, it's going to be it's going to be K suggestion is going to be it's going to be a different way. I'm interested to see how the League's going to manage all that when there are cases and because they really had they did a tremendous job at all. They they made it really easy for themselves and they didn't have to deal with a lot of that. But when the scheduling conflicts come and the and the cases and and The rosters take hits cuz wage. Has four guys have to quarantine and when you quarantine 10 days, whether it's ten or fourteen, whatever it is, you know, that's that's three or four games, you know, so it's it's nice, you know, it's going to be difficult. But I really believe they're going to do everything they can to get right through the season and it's going to be messy at times but at least they'll be hockey. You know, what can you walk and there's a vaccine coming down the figure pipeline it gets shipped. Right? Right. We sold it is. Another thing is you can you can you can yeah, if you can just borrow some time here and you get you start getting it back something you can vaccinate the players. I'm hearing that sports teams are going to get obviously they'll get I mean they had they had first crack at testing they'll have first crack at vaccinations so that could definitely help off right then so as much as I love sports I have an issue with yep Sports is not essential, you know, I mean actually well, I think I don't remember what it was but someone kind of had started an uproar about the idea that job They were going to look for vaccinations and was kind of like, oh, they're trying to secure and then they had to like clarify can't remember who it was but clarify all the League's looking into it. Right? So I'm not saying like cuz sports are emerging economies Canada America everywhere like, you know, I mean if england couldn't play soccer for well. Sorry football for Two months not only when people go mentally crazy, but they would lose so much. I mean those are big money-making that's like the NBA and NFL over there. I do have an issue though generally with like Sportz the vaccine. I don't know like I just feel like they they are important to our sanity, but they are also just people like you and I and I know I'm not treating people who are sick and I'm not working practicing home or in a school. Like I would argue a teacher as an essential line worker and she have access if they choose to have the vaccine over, you know, my beloved Boston Bruins and and that right is Thursday. I think just because I say that only because the we don't really know how distribution is going to I mean all chances are the general public we are not going to have access to this vaccine if we choose to want to take it off until at least May April May, you know later maybe Into Summer right? So that makes it a wash for most everybody else to suck it up till thing. Maybe that's Fortaleza got might have to suck it up again for another six months and we'll wage. Call it a wash and in 2022. Hopefully we will all be a little more normal. You know that even I would rather like if Matt you need a you know what I mean, which obviously you know, you might not you know, whatever people shouldn't be forced to take it cuz that's another thing is if the league takes on that are they do they have the right as an employer to say you have to take this vaccine or you don't get you know, like that's a whole different logistical. I'm not saying that they'll leave that I'm not sure about something being talked about is because of cuz the league is compromised of so many different cultures some Polly some don't believe in and immunization them on so that's something that is all going to be brought down. But this is not a situation where it's it's humanity and hockey, you know what I mean? It's it's the the NHL's going to fall off the money that they're going to need to buy their vaccinations for their players, but it's not in the situation that Yeah, this is so hard for me to say that they are doing it over anybody else of importance. If it was like that Humanity would always be first. They're just getting ready to get get going. So and they're doing it appropriately it's not taking one. You're not robbing Peter to pay Paul. You know what I'm saying? It's not that situation. Right? And I think that you know the other case, like I said, she had covid but I if I but I also work at too high schools. So if they offered me the vaccine vaccine, I mean, it's almost makes more sense to say okay. Why don't we test people for antibodies and if you have antibodies then maybe we give the vaccine vaccine to somebody else but you know, I don't know can I get into the science thing? But I think it's I think it's I agree with you Heather that it's dead. It's not they're not really essential number one. They don't really for the majority the vast majority of them are not it's not a life-threatening virus for them because they're athletes who are young? And Barrel and healthy and all that for the most part. So that's the other thing and and and the other thing is Educators and nurses and them who are in the front lines and and we get kids back to school full-time. And so those those should take priority and I agree with you. I agree with that a percent. So next item on the agenda is along those same lines is Governor Baker going to let fans into a guard and my dad's an usher and he's been out of ushering since mid-march no events at the Garden no fans there who will Governor Baker let fans and they're actually talked to a good buddy of mine who I've known forever works for the use the vice president of member experience in Arena operations for the boss Celtics, and I talked to him the other day about what they were going to do as far as It's in in in it won't be easy deciding who gets available tickets because the season ticket holders May out, you know outweigh the the amount of seats available. So it would be a real slippery slope on how to get people into the building. So I just want to get you guys in your your sort of view of it and marked you think it will happen. I tend to think it won't at least in the beginning or until vaccines are really showing some you know, some high-quality results, but I don't know do you think there's any chance you'll see some some crowds in there and how much on this topic when you talk about the Celtics it brings up something very interesting that I heard a couple of days ago, which prompted me to write an article about the Providence Bruins. We'll talk about that later. But the same person also reached out to me and told me that the governor Baker visit was for the Celtics only and it wasn't for them. Hockey and one of the reasons why this is happening and the the outpouring of outdoor hockey came about like if we can't play at the TD Garden I'm going to go and that's why they read why the Bruins reached out to Arenas like like where the Patriots play and friendly and Fenway so long and it's because of operational costs. This is what this Source has told me that it costs double or triple the amount of overhead to produce a hockey game than it is a basketball game. So it makes more sense for them to have a game there because they don't have to take the and it's Union reasons for some unknown reason the union is involved in this page. And there's there's back and forth going on because union members take the floor off and they put the floor back on and so so I don't I don't know song How true that is or anything like that, but I tend to go with somebody that's been a hundred percent in the last four years. I've been dealing with them. So well, maybe Mac quizlets dad would know cuz he's looking guy exactly exactly. So that's one of the things is is it takes less to run a a basketball game that it is a hockey game and yeah, you know, so how's it also spread them out a little more in the basketball because you can have seats on the floor and you have those extra sections you put in along the floor so sake the crowd is sort of on the edge that bowl but but in basketball you can spread them out and think a little more and the number was 7500 that down that being I'm saying what he might allow that's roughly little less a little more than a third if it's like twenty Grand in there. So yeah, I would point out what it'd be safer to have hockey because there's boards that keep these germs from going on that side and wage. Fans are socially we're in basketball fans literally can get like five players fall in bands laps. Now. I'm just joking. I mean I would like to see but this raises an interesting question because most often cities there basketball in their hockey teams play in the same building. Like there's not really, you know, it's not certain places hockey is what it is. Right and you're Montreal's and your Toronto's but like with the Kings and the and the Lakers are equally important to La fans like, you know what I mean or whatever like they have Susan in some a lot of people have season tickets to both teens, you know what I mean, if they're stylish so it's kind of interesting if that debate like maybe it's a union issue of every I mean, let's face it like you maybe every place has that problem that the unions like yeah. No, it's a lot easier for us to lay the park and just walk away, you know, even put it but I was only joking but it is kind of Almost Say for like hockey at least only the players are breathing on themselves over here and the fans are not breathing on each other over there might be off. Well, it creates a weird dynamic because the Celtics rent the building in the Bruins own it and if the Bruins can have fans in in the Celtics can is kind of strange and I wonder if you know, obviously Jacobs Jeremy Jacobs owns the concessions and make plenty of money, you know with that situation and how they'll do concessions and concourses another thing but it'll be interesting because the Celtics could be able to have fans and even the Bruins won't and still building. So that's that's sort of a funny thing. Well, here's here's the thing is is there's already reached out to somebody I rank managed to do so on but a a facility like the TD Garden and their overhead costs are not going to even come close to covering the 7,500 fans that are allowed to go into the garden that or hockey game that are paying so he's I mean all it comes down to is he still losing money? No matter what scenario he goes in right? Oh God. The biggest thing and basketball is what you going to do. You going to put the lights on and maybe a little air conditioning right in high. You have the air conditioning and you have all those glycol machines that pump the ice full of choice to keep it right? Absolutely Frozen. So right there's a lot of logistics and a lot of business aspects that go right in these thoughts and the friend of mine that that with the Celtics said that they have to actually had to provide more ventilation because of the air quality. So now not only is is the guide and drafty cuz I think it's one of the more drafty of places. It's never that warm in there, but it's even draft beer now because I have to have they have to bring in more outside air. I guess he was telling me so that creates a dynamic in the summer fog and the ice is there and having more outside are interesting off the ice already sucks there. So now you're going to have some humidity creeping in well, at least it's better than frigging. The island is down in Brooklyn, right? Yep. Excited manager, how do we feel about the proposed realign divisions? Although not set in stone quite yet. But you know, the Bruins divorce division looked pretty difficult Washington was in there Pittsburgh Islanders, you know, they Tampa Bay looked like they had a cakewalk. So I didn't know if you guys had any thoughts. Hello, we could start with you on the division alignments off. It will be interesting to see I'll like a lot of big boys. We don't have to worry about very much except for like in our own little rivalries like it's on one hand off. The only team that makes me more insane than the Montreal Canadiens is the Philadelphia Flyers, but I think that's because of our age we still kind of were raised in Broad Street vs. Causeway you mean so that's kind of interesting exciting like maybe trying out a lot at Washington. Although you know, that doesn't always turn out well like I don't know it'll be like the rising Rangers like it looks like it would be fun job. The same time I don't I'm not comfortable with like I kind of liked us being like half good half bad and I division. Do you know what I mean? Like, so it'll be I don't know. I still whole like us better than Tampa Bay, but it'll be interesting to see What happens right cuz you're going to have some of the higher-end teams all in that one Division and that hasn't happened in a while. We had that year a few years ago where like the Metropolitan Division was just sucked beyond belief and it was like the battle of the top six seeds in the playoffs and everybody else. But I'm really I understand why they have to do it but it does break my heart that we don't page real could this be the first time in a hundred whatever, you know what I mean years that Boston and Montreal have not played each other in a regular season game, you know, and that does break my heart a little I think it'll be exciting and interesting though to shake it up a little bit cuz not just in the East and the West there's a couple of Divisions that are like that like a couple that like, you know one was a total hot mess and like all those teams were on there and it flip flops. Sometimes it's the Central and sometimes it used to be the Pacific and now the central seems to be making their move to be so I think it's interesting. I think I'll be very interesting to them. All Canadian division good luck with that Ottawa Senators. I don't like all of a sudden the Winnipeg Jets like we're back in like, you know, but no I I don't hate them. I wish they'd figure out what the hell. Minnesota like, I understand that some TV contract or something that's happening. But like make up your mind these teams in the like how hard can it be to figure out where to put Dallas? Let's just make an agreement. So, what do you guys think? I don't know. I am a good for it for this year. It is what it is. I it sucks. We're not going to see Montreal because of the Rivalry and I love that rivalry home. I love the new one that's being created by Toronto but it also scares me too. Because I mean you losing those teams which you know, you can you can beat on the regular bulb but you go into other teams that you don't see all the time and you do play them for four times. I believe a year and the arrests you play six times. So but now you can be playing these games. I 68 times a season in a condensed shortened season actually, so but you think about the power house and and and you know, it's kind of weird that over the offseason you see teams in the homeless calling the Adams division in the Atlantic division got better in Boston signed Craig Smith, which I think Boston got better was signing him anyway, but they don't do enough to like really put them over the over the threshold of of like we're going to be Cup champions anytime soon other teams did make those moves appropriate mood for their franchises off, but now the pandemic is basically saying, all right you getting away from those good teams that just got better but you go into teams that have been better for a little while and then constantly building like the range are no joke. I mean that lineup is absolutely sick and the goal-tending is going to be nasty Buffalo got a little better with with Taylor Hall. We'll see what happens when how they jell together dead. The in Philadelphia is a constant a prospect pool. I mean, they're my new favorite freaking franchise for drafting prospects and and developing cuz they're doing it properly and took the Bruins would take a note but you know, New Jersey is is what it is. I just it's going to be tough to to deal with hopefully the coaching staff are already dead and and got video and sending it and during the off-season saying, you know, listen, this is your side. This is where you need to cover. This is what you need to let up and and get ready for this as I know that the same coaching staff video staff and everybody has been doing on Zoom for for a long time. Now is you know, if they need to reach out to a player they're going to do it and we need to address a certain area of need then we'll figure it out much like they did before the the return to play and the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, you know, so I'm looking forward to it cuz it's hockey. Is it going to be a little awkward absolute wage? What for one year and then go back to a regular Atlantic division. Go back to playing Montreal and kicking their ass go back to you know, beating Toronto Bergeron Bergeron Bergeron is all I need. One year pandemic times suck it up and just play hockey. Yeah, I agree. If you if it means playing hockey then do whatever it takes to play hockey. It's the three big rivals. You would say arguably Toronto Montreal and Tampa Bay will not be played in this scenario. So that's disappointing and I you know, some people were saying well, this is really tough. If you really look at it. I'm more concerned about like the Islanders and Philly to up-and-coming teams. Philly really made some strides Islanders have good young players made some strides. I think Pittsburgh and Washington are on the back end of the windows. I think the Bruins are better than those teams. So I don't know if it's that difficult to division for them, you know, if they stay healthy and you know, of course covid-19 Was what's what roster you'll see every night, but you know team for team. I would be more concerned about the Islanders and Philly. I think the Rangers are very good, you know, just so I I don't I walk ins with a class of over all of that Division and I don't I don't see them having a ton of problems if it's you know, if they're healthy and and so forth. So but I am disappointed not seeing Montreal because there's still that great, you know to me. Anyway this still that it's a little it means a little more when when they play Montreal it's just a little different if maybe is not as great as it was in the seventies eighties, you know into the nineties, but it's still a little bit different Toronto back in time. You could play teams that have rabid fanbases. It's just it just lends to a better product a better atmosphere. Just a better overall feeling playing those teams and and not having a job. Ottawa Montreal is definitely going to be different but like Mark said if it's one year, then I could suck it up if it means I can have hockey. So I think that's it's a lesser of two evils. So so to speak, so there was some next item on the agenda. There was some musical numbers. Players changing numbers and I know that Jack studnicka went to twenty-three. So all you Chris Kelly fans out. I'm sorry. The number was not retired. So subjects Tanika changes. So there was some numbers being changed around and so forth. I've always been of the mindset that if you have a big number like a 77 8899 that type of thing that you should be a pretty good player like because you that's identifying someone yet. You should put your eyes on when they get on the box like so like the The Muse and the Gretzky's and the bork's and the Paul coffees and those guys they should have the bigger numbers no offense to Michael Ryder, but I'm Are really shouldn't have 73, you know, so I and it's it's not a big deal, but I just think it's something that I think that players should have sort of normal numbers unless they're one of the real identifiable players on the ice. So I didn't know what your take on it marked. If if it really mattered, you know player numbers and so forth. I know but off this stuff that it's coming out is like a really good sign though, like from the organization saying that we haven't even started and it's you know, there's a 99% chance of this is might not happen. But the change in numbers so far. I mean Trent Frederic goes from a high number to a number 11 love to see that kid in the lineup. 2018 Jackson Meka 23, he would that down in Providence. Obviously. He's comfortable with that letter. I mean that number and and who else and Craig Smith twenty fifth grade. So that means that was on change to yeah, I went to avoid sharks 55 and Jack Smith went to twenty-two. So that's a a sheer shot that Peter Solara it's not coming back. So but no, I mean, it is good it is it is good. Maybe that's those numbers that these guys wanted but no, I'm happy and and I'm happy that they're they're getting their their their home their stuff in in place for the upcoming season. Yeah that that's that Nika number that you wore last year is now a real collector's item if you had that number and now it's a it's like heaven Jordans 45 days, you know, it's a now you'll have that for years to come when he's a Hall of Famer, hopefully and when everyone has everybody has all the other memorabilia like really really do you have a number 68 cemita birth? Made me happier than to see penis. Alaric's number getting taken out because I didn't I don't like Trent Frederic either but I at least can see the argument you people make Ford friend for I reckon by you. May I just made people who liked Ryan Friedrich. I myself do not love Shrek Fredrick. But as I said to Mark there's as much as I don't really like for me like for me. Yeah, he's big he's kind of like running them off. I'm still like the jury's out for me for him. But like I have left the pedestal are trained and never was on it but left it at the station and walked away about three years ago from that regardless of opening miles or anything else that happened. If you can't hack it you can't okay. I mean we all have eyes so that really made me happy to see his number was now you can't pop up on this number what that number may they don't want to give it and thought it was funny with mccaig because honestly, let's face it. Let's take a survey. That's my next stop whole how many of you could even identify mccaig before we picked him up this offseason. So he's God. T now I believe know about them that they had mccaig. That means caty Brett. Richie's going away to at least one of the Ritchie Brothers will be because that was his already gone know that I mean that was his number but at the same time I do it's going to be a long time. First of all, I'm never going to not think of Nate Horton for a while. I'm not it's no offense mccaig no matter how much you where aging I'm not going to remember you wore that about 12 months probably and Trend Frederick. You've got a lot like 11:00 to me is PJ axle sent just because we haven't had it. I mean sure there have been a number eleven but like for a long time a decade, you know, PJ axles and So where it well do the Jersey honor and on the neutral zone the way PJ axelsson used to just pick everyone's pocket and then maybe I will step onto the platform to maybe be on the page. That's all I ask. Okay where it well, I wonder where it if you want to be you know what I mean be the next person this generation will remember as wearing that Jersey, you know what I mean? But Mackenzie high expectations for a guy that's had a cup of coffee and still in an entry-level deal my friend. Yeah. I mean he eats only going to be able to use that number until they retire. Jimmy Hays is 11:00. So that's Thursday and it'll be short list. Yeah for sure Bobby Carpenter Steve Kasper a couple of good elevens, you know aunts and Carter know that's I mean, there's been other people like the last name. Oh my God, I cannot believe you just said Jimmy Hays. You just ruined my Sunday map Ira Hayes supercab award, but it's everyday is was the last to where it almost in almost wage. Almost took a with him, but I was too bad. But yeah, so now next item on the agenda John becher Bruins Prospect former first-round pick gets cut from wage World Junior USA team reports for that. He tested positive for covert. So he and his roommate believe were cut from the team. There are some other Bruins prospects on Thursday in the world junior squads as well, but it was disappointing for Beecher when it first came out. I thought boy that's odd because he made the team last time and he is you know regarding one of the better players on the team or performed one of the better players in the team and it was respected by his teammates, but then it came out just a little bit later that he had tested positive for covert and then maybe negative after that was some some misinformation and different information, but it's too bad for Beecher because I think personally that he'll be a decent middle six has a opportunity to be at home. Middle six for just from the clips I've seen and some of the information I've read about. I think he has some tools there but immediately fans get on when they first thought he was cut off Don Sweeney. Sweeney about his Drafting and it was just the perfect opportunity to do that. So has a we could start with you. It's disappointing for Beecher. I I happen to have some higher expectations for Beecher and hopefully they come true but I didn't know your thoughts on. Yeah, I like Beecher. I also don't think your whole think of all the great players that didn't make their World Junior Team or whatever think he's going to be. All right. Mark has been vehemently defending this on Twitter most of the morning and probably starting last night. I don't know when I turned my I have to shut my phone off. I won't get off at all. Just let's so I'm flick it on and I just from what I thought was that he got cut because they tested you know, so he didn't make the cut because of the cove at testing you automatically can't just like a couple of the young boys couldn't even go to Camp because of the whole covid-19 going on there. I think it sucks for him because apparently he had had two negative tests or something after but the fact is like with the date if the time it was a time cut, you know, it sucks. But I'm also not too worried about him because I think he'll be all right because I've like what I see and I do think he just to me we get these prospects and I and it's not in that like the Bruins mole, but kind of odd like we talked about before the draft right? There is also kind of a Bruins mold and I like what I see in John becher he reminds me of the people we think of when we think true blue Bruins kind of like just style like all around kind of person so it sucks for that but like the people like saying it's cuz he sucked us and that he was on the team last year, you know, so maybe he got caught because of tests or maybe he just barely didn't make the cut but Jesus get off his back man. Like, you know, he's he's a good player. I'm not upset. I mean I'm upset that he doesn't get to play but at the same time I don't want the whole team you had They did not get to play and spread it around for me. He would frostbite guys many of you guys know and obviously the panel here knows it was just a little disconcerning because some members of the Bruins fan base shot from the hip and and this is not just from one person. So please don't think you're getting targeted but it was more or less. It's a blanket statement because I've heard it all over I've gotten DMS about it and it's sad that you had to go from a hip shot dead to not like fully giving time to actually figure things out. You know what I mean? So yeah, it's just we're going to talk about it cuz we do have an Ask BNG later on. So yeah, I mean, I hope the best for my really do I really hope the best form in in in his health club. And everything like that, so but this is not a slap in the face to his development at all or progression in his development at all. He's a sophomore at the University of Michigan. I'm going to keep excelling and and you know, Matt sees him as a bottom-six. I kind of see him right there, but he has a projection of getting better and his development to possibly be a projected top-six forward in the Boston Bruins organization. Who knows but but to to just throw a dart out there and say that the Bruins reached on him after hearing news like that. It's just it's just shot from the hip kind of things and and kind of the thing that really aggravates me about about the social media and the media in general is just you know, the fire from the hip and and the reactionary to it is just kind of it's ridiculous. Give it some time figure it out, especially in these times when you can never know if it's if it's an actual injury off. Colvin related you really do have to do your due diligence and sit back and say I'm going to give this one an hour and then I'll tweak this out. So that's just me, but we'll talk about if we do have an ass p.m. Later on this topic, but I did want to save something for my boys over at it open change podcast. You know, I I yeah, I think people just love to feed their own agenda sometimes when they do things they immediately want to react and say Don Sweeney sucks at drafting and this is another prospect that we overrated and so forth and so on and maybe we have over 8, I don't know maybe he doesn't pan out to be much who knows. I don't know but I when I do know is that he's at Michigan he's producing, you know, he's a sophomore he's you know, he's a sophomore or yeah, and you know, he's he seems to have that size and some scale and some skating abilities got a really good berths in stride and you know for guy or kid with size and you know, they just continue to develop them. We'll see what happens after this year. Can you sign in another year or what he does but I think it's I think he has some some tools. It speaks also to the the amount of talent that the United States has now as far as American players Young American players that they can put together a squad and lose a guy like John be chair and still put out a really good product is one of the you know, one of the favorite teams and all those. Hi pic sand wage. Now the Bold he's and and those guys that are just really good talented players and years ago us would never be able to you know, cut a guy like John becher and maintain Talent. So it speaks to American Hockey in this, you know, the advances that have been there too. So that's a good sign for them. But I I'm like I like what I see from Beecher. I think it's very still out. But I think he's got a chance to be, you know, a decent contribute another two or three years or whatever to the Bruins and see see where it goes but it's a tough situation for him to log. To test positive and then get caught and the one good thing about is as long as College hockey remains during this covid-19. Maybe had issues and blah blah blah and I'm not saying concussions, but just thinking about everything that's going on. Everybody's going into the situation very day-to-day progression will day-to-day planning the NCAA. It's just you know, it's tough. The USHL is doing the same thing. They have games planned, but they they they canceled games or reschedule them because the cold bad stuff. So all this pays a heavy heavy weight on everybody's mind not just freaking sports people in sports players. It's it's it's on everybody so don't don't knock his point production right now because of what's going on. I think that he's still got a lot more to go. I mean look at his freshman year. I think he did really good in his first year of NCAA competition and you know, so that's just my thoughts. Yeah, I think Cole Caulfield actually who's a top prospect with the Canadians and widely regarded as a very good Prospect said that beach was one of the players to watch and he really like beats her a lot as a player so dead. And the key still has some good reputations coming from a guy from the another big pool. I know it or not, Wisconsin and Michigan they Wisconsin Michigan Canadians and Bruins. Yeah right wage, right they have everything going against them and he's still like speech her a lot. So I you know, I think I think we're still in good shape, but John Beach here. Hopefully next item Bruins r v most valuable franchise in the NHL according to Forbes Magazine not I guess no more. I think about it. I guess not a not a great surprise. I mean, it's a big Market team and they've had a lot of success and they have an owner with big big pockets. And well, he doesn't he doesn't typically go into them sometimes but he does have a lot of money and and I guess it I guess I can tag them more as a pack of 10, but V was V was pretty impressive. So I didn't know if in I know what people are going to say now that you know, they don't spend any money. That's why they have all this money and that's not true. That's not true. So stop. That's a that's a bad old tired narrative from the Harrison and days that's not true. But they are a very valuable franchise right now and in really good Financial standing so long. I didn't know what your thoughts are on on how what you thought of when you heard that they were fifth overall. Well, I'm just happy that they're not going under at least this year. They usually are one of our most probably cuz again, I mean the original six teams for of the well, actually, I guess they know all five of the teams are original sixteen. So I guess that's just branding and sucking in building your product over a hundred years, but it doesn't shock me of that money because the money doesn't the weird thing about the ironic thing is that the thing that makes the Jacobs family the least amount of money is the boss of all the things that they have in their portfolio, you know between the banking and you know, it's not like we like to remind people it's not just out the goddamn that he's losing revenue on the thing he his job. Company, they have almost every concession stand anywhere. You're going to go and need to buy a hotdog or whatever on any Stadium baseball football college on down at the same time. I just happy that well, if he's at high, at least we know that the Bruins aren't going to be we're not looking like where the coyotes we're not going to be able to get through this with the money wise. That doesn't mean they're not going to keep losing money. I mean no one's saying that but at least that's hopeful that our franchise might be able to make it through but if the lead doesn't make it through them, what the hell does it matter, right? So I just thought it was suggesting. I don't remember the order. I think it might I think it was Chicago Montreal Toronto arrangers Toronto Boston where the top five NHL franchises and I wasn't shocked because those are the type of jerseys that even if you're not a fan of them that you'll go the player that you like on their team, you'll specifically get you know, so and I just thought it was kind of interesting. Going to know at least five of the teams will probably make it through the pandemic will be back to the original 6 before you know it, you know stay with us Detroit stay with us. We're going to need to buy a lot of jerseys for your team this year those practice jerseys. Yeah, let's let's sell those texting practice jerseys. You could've bought ten years ago. We got there. So they have such a gorgeous logo to you know, maybe I'm biased cuz I was raised, you know, my father's family's from Detroit and they're all huge. I have more Stanley Cup crap from Detroit than I do from Boston at this point my life, you know kind of thing but why why why would you do that to them? They've had a long enough year? Why would you give them their minutes a signature? It's definitely a signature logo for sure and the in the league. I mean absolutely and I am I agree. Some of them are head-scratchers. I'm really I'm really starting to come around on the Bruins one. I'm getting past the eighties, you know, the Retro. Yep. Like I'm getting past the eighties thing cuz I really wanted the eighties thing. But now I'm getting past it. I've done pouting like it's fine. Okay, that's fine. I mean, I like the gold color. It's better than that yellow stuff in the late 90s would you know Jason Allison skating around and his Pooh bear that was nonsense, but but I do like wage do I do sort of like the the Retro Retro not as nice as the B&G Productions or not those those threats a killer sell $2,000 by one of our insurers. I know it then but I'm I'm I mean the Boston Jersey I encourage everyone to buy the black and gold jerseys. Yeah. I'm going to hold out that to 7 a.m. The sexy Colorado throwback nordiques jersey. That's that's a nice one. I do. Yeah my cup of tea. It's cuz I hate I can't yet with the yellow any shade of the yellow people like yeah, but you're a Bruins fan. Did I pick the song? Cuz if I did I'm pretty sure to be black on black. I'm just saying right before overall like overall. I think the Bruins fans are are lucky to have a team that's good Financial standing one of the top financials, you know standing teams in the in the league and they've actually done a really good job putting together a really great product over the last few years because again back in the even in the 9th these and you know, even in the late eighties when they were where were good. They always didn't seem to be good enough and and now they really make efforts to to put, you know, put a Stanley Cup Contender out there. And and I think it's for we're very fortunate people who remember those other days, you know, feel feel lucky that that they are able to have that means financially to go out and try to they need to spend the cap to try to win and they they've done that the last few years. So I think it's a really good thing for sure before we take a break go ahead Heather dead. I was just going to mention cuz I had just said nordiques. I wanted to mention that I saw a come through on Twitter that Pierre Lacroix who used to be a GM for is that what you're going to say? I wasn't going to say that no, but I did come up in my mentioned on Twitter too. Yeah, and he he passed away and I mean there's probably a lot of people don't necessarily know. I only really know him as the nordiques GM guy. I know he was a player before that and he was with the team when they moved to Colorado and got him established as the Avalanche and I just wanted to say thoughts and prayers to the family in the Colorado slash nordik universe and NHL and all the people that were affected with him and his life and was important to him. So thoughts and prayers to them. We I feel like we're losing a lot of people lately, you know, and I don't know that we're getting old have come on. Yeah. Yeah when you get older you that's one of the problems of getting older. Yeah. I just met in the NHL. Thank you for reminding me were all older. I am not the dog. I need another reminder to show let me know way to come out and say that you're the youngest on the put that on the agenda every week. But I just want before we take a break and here from the great. So next door just to touch on this thought object when these rankings come out. It's really important to understand that these are based on assets. So what the heck I'm not a business major or an economics major at all, but I know when I read an article from Forbes or anything like that, you you you find that fine details and stuff like this so long he is rated that as a ranking, but that's not what they bring in every year especially going through a pandemic. If you hate them, that's fine. If you like them, whatever you got you a Stanley Cup, whatever it's still a business. So these rankings are just you know, when he when when folks attack him for like, oh you you're worth this much and you can't pay that off. They really need to differentiate the idea of what he has in cash value and what he has in in real estate and business stuff and so on. So I think there's a big big mix-up when people think about that. Yeah, I think I think so too. I think yeah, I think that's a very good point in my people don't really understand what the what value and TJ. I think that's very very true statement company that I work for is worth two point nine billion dollars, and I know for a fact that that's all in assets and they said I'm not going to say the company but we do a ton of stuff for for Airlines and the airline business is as taken a dive. Yeah big time, but they still have do they still have the high-ranking of let's just say you lost a a couple so now you're worth 2.2 billion. It's all in like real estate, right and all your inventory for sure having these places think about that stuff and just say always get the money. They're billionaire. They don't have to worry about it, right you do. Yeah, I think you do and I think if after this season you really going to have to take a look at the financial standing of some of these teams going for cuz I think you'll see another year where salaries take another hit and guys will run for free agency after this coming year that you're going to see another trickle effect. Cuz I don't think it'll be repaired for another year or two after that depending on TV deals and not with a flat cap to end it with a flat cap and we're getting the crowds back in and all that. It's going to take a couple of years at least to rebound for some of those teams. So I think that's a very I was thinking the other day. I was wondering if maybe going forward were going to see a lot more pto's that if the money is not there if you're used to making Six Million Dead You can only get four million and it's not from a drop in your talent, but you can get some of these little leagues that you have to do. Really you get to basically kind of like Joe Thornton likes to do right? He's Joe Thornton. So of course, he's God does but just being Joe Thornton carries a lot of clout and can get him a good paycheck. You know what I mean makes you wonder if some of those like middle players that still have a lot of their career to go might not elect instead of sign free agency may take a year make a chunk and then come back and then take the pay cut on the NHL level. Hey One Last Thing Before we break boys. I just happened to look at charitable cuz I'm obsessive and I know it's all arbitrary and it goes up and down but this last night when I went to bed were at eighty-six and I was like, yeah and I had I think a damned you guys just say I'm so excited. We might stay in the 1200 all week. We are at number thirty-six again. So thank God who ever in the last 24 to 48 hours has been downloading without us. We're just recording the new podcast drop. So, although this will be tomorrow in the new one will drop or whatever when you hear it boys wage. Not Fifty slots overnight. Thank you very much. Whoever's out there that loves us. Boom. Shakalaka all around guys. That's awesome. 36 was the highest on Monday and then it fluctuates a little bit off awesome and we stay in the South funded. Also. I want to give a shout out to our boy Trent and he was the originator of the the Boston Bruins table hockey game. We had them on here as a guest, but I did fill out a little shot on the on the old Facebook and just say hm. I know a trio of Bruins media members I'd say we read you I consider that but I would I just do a shout out there that we'd all look pretty good in that game right next to Derek Sanderson off and John Cusack. So Fred Fred Fred Chelsea active fresh and he reached out and said he's on it. So wow we could hug. Of a trio black and gold hockey podcast could be sitting next to Legends legendary building. So that's awesome. Did you guys see the Luchador gotta got one thought that was funny. Yeah, so funny. I was so happy that they didn't put the meth bear on it. Yeah. I was like, yeah. No, I was very excited to see that. I was like, yeah kids in as I obviously like we'll see thing, but I'm just happy to even be like considered. I know we were joking when we had Mister be there on but I would die really appear Joy if like I see a picture and we're there cuz he's so crazy Bruins fan. I'm certainly not as crazy as they Luchador and you know the whole, you know, the Hogan's and of the world and ours Anna dudes or whatever else. I mean, I I would like to see if Trent is listening someone else who I am. Dancing guy with the crazy suit remember he was old hat any other thing. Yeah, like somehow if we could get an electronic dancing guy in there and honor of the original mustache dancer. So all right, that's it boys. That's exciting. 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So we make great ideas any thoughts employees come up with and we reuse and recycle as much as possible. Our most popular item is probably our hockey furniture and we take broken hockey sticks and turn them into a different products we go through a lot of hockey stick a lot a whole lot considering that it's only been a year and we're shipping internationally. I think that has been a huge success. Most people's reactions are wow, you do this here. We not accept walk-ins here everyone here in different ways. We want to give everybody every opportunity to find exactly what works for them. There's nothing better than when a customer buys something and then one of our employees think I made that they have birth. People lives and build things. They can be proud of and get a paycheck for it. I maybe actor and we change lives one job at a time. Hey Bruins fans went back. We just heard from the great folks the store next door. CA up in Yarmouth. Nova Scotia. They ship internationally, so please remember there's still enough time to get some some Christmas stuff by something up. There is for the great company and glad to have them with us and and and glad that they're doing so good that they're shipping internationally. So let's get back to the topics. I'm at home. Absolutely a shout out to Andrew raycroft for Bruins goaltender current nest and analysts. He helped deliver and her some holiday cheer and some trees to Hanscom Air Force Base and other example of the Bruins organization reaching out to the community, especially during this time and always nice to see is another Yeah, no, I that's why I just like sorry. I just wanted to make sure I had the viage he's out for after cuz I keep spacing out. I'm sorry Sunday morning practice. And I think it's we say we know everybody else is teams awesome and they have people go out there, but when you literally take We can't always just only care about what's going on with our veterans and soldiers and such when it's Veterans Day or Memorial and we always say that so like this is a big thing that the Bruins doing they donate so that the song everybody has a tree and things like that and this will just help distribute them and it was just like fun and they seem like they're having fun. He was hanging out with the boys down there for a while and going on and just another not for anything but I know raycroft went away, but he's back he's you know, he backed in that came back home to the fold. He's the Bruins guy again and just want to say shout out obviously to our troops home and abroad thank you for everything. You guys have the toughest job always but I'm sure in the climate in which you serve it is not exactly it's twice as hard to just kind of wage do what you do you up, you know you uphold this country you carry us on your back you protect us. So the rest of us can act like apparently lunatics on every corner of the world and wage. You guys and thank you raycroft and the Bruins for helping them with you know, spreading the joy, especially for the families that are home in their loved ones are abroad right going home. Absolutely and just dumped a lan what Heather was saying, you know Christmas is one of those holidays, you know along with Thanksgiving and so long way of family. It's it's Joseph Mater e to get together and be with one each other. We with one another but these soldiers that are fighting for our freedom on a daily basis without a care in the world. They have a job and they have a job. I know they do care but it's important to them to to know that cuz they I wish that everybody can come home for that one day and and be with family then depart after to go in return but unfortunately in times like this and and and since we've been a country and what year 1773 dead Technical information was 76. Yeah, technically 76 but we're technically haven't been an eighty-three filed 773 It Was preparing I mean it wasn't something in all of them about development. That's right. That's right development history lesson. I love Civics and seriously, it's just it's just it's not so much to me to be where I am sitting right now without and knowing that those guys are out there doing that. So no question still being a nation in 2073. That's real life. Hopefully along those same lines. Chris Wagner joined Sammy Davis and the Boston Pride the women's hockey team and taking the Polar Plunge challenge to benefit trf found something Polar Plunge just it just makes my blood temperature just drop just thinking about it, but it's nice to see, you know, the Bruins and the in the women's team get together and dead. I know had the big proponent of the women's program women's hockey and size to see the Bruins players join up with the bus and prize. Yeah over the last year. There's not that much hasn't been Mutual kind of, you know on board, but they are obviously different, you know, separate organizations. It's not like we've talked about this. It's not like the WNBA has you know, they're all paired with their wage. So rookie Sammy Davis. She took the 24 plunges in 24 days Channel, you know challenge people to do that and Chris Wagner got on board good Massachusetts boys supporting. I mean, they did me wrong. I agree with you about the polar plunge and I'm someone who likes cold. It doesn't bother me very much like even like yesterday. We're at the rink and everyone's like doing the like and I'm like it's not cold in here. Like what are you talking about? But it reminds me of when I was a kid. well, like a teenager and you're stupid and going swimming at Hampton Beach in February in my underclothes and If it's cold in June, how cold it is in February? So Bravo. Cuz they they do them often for many things. You know, I know they've done them for ALS and that's so good on both of them good on rookie making her name, you know out the gate giving back to the community and getting in the pride are very big on giving back. I know they do learn to skates and they do everything and just you know, whatever you could do to keep moving it forward, you know home and more off first round draft pick unbelievable. Wow, man out there. So and the girls have all been ramping up. Oh my God on the side note. Did you see the pride in Chicago has sex chat Patti djalal yesterday on Twitter. It was hilarious. You're pretty excited that only one when they were five teams in the league, whatever you want. It's funny until they finally gave old to go to their bedrooms by the end of your age that was funny. But no anyways good on them. It's always nice to see especially, you know, young players coming out, you know, no matter male-female, whatever and really dead. Coming Out Swinging to try be a representative and give back to the community and get on board with all of that and that just shows the solid human beings and that's what we like, right? We don't you can be solid on the ice. That's great, but we won't be solid human beings all around so much love to both of them and good luck. If you haven't already reached the 24 you probably have by now. I'm sure you've got to be able to do it with you but good luck on that and I hope it unfortunately, I don't think me and Matt are going to be two of the people know I'll be a spectator in that that one but but it's great to see and another quick bit about Boston Pride form of Pride play Idina Pang honors Travis, Roy enjoys a big idea research project as well. So another another great, you know, Boston Pride and I'm just sort of learning about the Boston Pride. I'll be honest since I joined BNG just sort of learning Boston Pride and what what their teams above what they do and who's involved with them and you're nothing but great job. Things from them and and hopefully when they get past covid-19 forth they can really continue to grow because I think it's great. They just great for women's hockey. I think it's great for the youth girls youth to stab a male some female role models and and hockey and they do some great things for sure. I was want to touch on the Boston Pride as well as the head coach by former Boston Bruins and long-time player palmeira, and and and I believe their organization is run by I think her name is Kathy Peach a pinch of guilt. He'll help ya is Kathy. Terrible Denis. I think it might be Karen the Karen. Oh, you're right. You're right. You're right. Yeah. I'm so bad with names. I'm sorry if I hacked it if she's listening may be great. First of all most off while there's been hacking your name, but no, I mean just just I watch pretty much every game on Twitch last year. It was unbelievable. I'll be in here in the B&G office editing articles or doing some kind of authors. At it and I'd have that on on Twitch watching the games and very entertaining and I I really want to go and watch a live game. I have not done that yet. But by the way, if anybody wants to cover the Boston Pride for the black and gold hockey podcast or the black and gold hockey.com website and I would gladly buy a season ticket to have your ass in the seat if you can't log in as a media credential number, so that would be freaking opportunity. So we find the right person. We will do our best to kind of just keep the girls in the mentions the black and gold off. So I want our blood the same. So I want one of their black jerseys will have to get coach Meyer on and yeah, I was actually thinking that I wonder if before they took on Twitter, so I'll probably reach out to him. Yeah because they're they're Seasons, you know, they're going to the their Lake Placid not starts on the 25th of January thought maybe we could see, you know, maybe we can get a little But just generally but that leaves great. I mean they're so active on social media and they're all out there. And I mean just I don't know. Like I said again being old enough to remember when a lot of girls were told they could even play sports. You know what I mean? Like to see I love watching it's just grow everywhere, you know what I mean? And right until the Shadow by you and absolutely make you look like a fool. Yeah. That's right. Yeah, so that they're just great. They're awesome. But that sharpen yesterday. I was just I was couldn't The Lion King want to be like thing or whatever? Yeah. Oh cuz it all started over. Oh God. I think the riveters are something said like I'm trying to think of what ugly sweater to wear know. What was the Connecticut whale trying to think of what ugly sweater to wear for the holidays later and the pride said, let's help you out and put them on those sex on I'm sorry just still cracks me up because you know, what, I think is so funny cuz I mean and I'm sure I'll get slashed. I don't know you lived. Elseworld where I think I'm too old to be a modern woman, but you know because they'll have even I don't get mansplain two men get bitched slapped that they try to mansplain to me. I'm just saying like I don't need to like things like that. But God, it's nice to see women being able to be fun caddy. Like it's not often because we are inundated in a world where it's like reality T and all University is like wine induced like a girl got an extension drama-free coming out. Yeah. Yeah, it turns out women can share with the best of them and not have to be totally crazed lunatics about it to do hockey players. And I mean total total Boston attitude the pride and I love it. Nice nice girls. Good luck. I'm so excited that you guys are going back next item No Agenda the Providence Bruins where they might have to find a new home and I know Mark is a prospect guy or minor league hockey guy loves the passionately one of the details surrounding are some of them. The surrounding the Providence Bruins I wrote an article about this on Boston in black and gold hockey.com. I got a little tip from a very very reliable source that I'm so happy to have and I gotta tell you a hundred percent so far on every little tip that I've gotten. So let's see how this one rolls but the age L is just going through a really tough time right now and they even were pre They get members but you know as a medium member down there, I support them. I'm a huge fan of them and so on but a lot of the nights that it's just didn't see a log in a fans and I just the Providence Bruins are not owned by the Boston Bruins. It's just they're one of the 20 teams in the league that are independently run and it's a business and so on. I believe that owner LaRue Renfro Renfro is wrong. I mean the guy's a smart hockey guy and so on but he might want to like stop paying for certain things like overhead costs often does not own the provenance. I'm sorry, not the the Dunkin Donuts Center doesn't own that he rents that on every yearly basis to have his team go there and in covert time. It's very very hard to do because you need to pay rent even now it didn't contract. It's got to be you know what I mean? Sure save money off. What I'm hearing is that the Providence Bruins could possibly find a home in Marlborough, Massachusetts for the upcoming 2021 season for the covid-19. Don't pay rent over at the the Dunkin Donuts Center. Bring it closer to home. Nobody's going to be there anyway, so downsize down their biggest link and Marlboro at the New England Sports Center, which is a is one of the biggest facilities in North America and possibly could be the biggest facility in the world. Yeah is just a place that makes sense for a guy that doesn't want to pay rent anymore and have something on his own property and I hear him that he owns property around the New England Sports Center area that he can definitely build an arena that could hold three to five thousand seats off. Now here's another thing is I reached out and I did this article with with the wall of research and so on and reaching out to certain people I reached out the some American Hockey League writer and NHL writers. They both told me that is exactly what might be going on Mark. Is it happening? I can't tell you but it is making news that a lot of the NHL teams are going to start putting their development in front of business. So by doing that you're going to have to downsize on your Arenas and season ticket holders. And so I thought Thousand it's almost going to be like what's going on in the Canadian Juniors right now, right? Those facilities are only like three to five thousand some of them get to ten thousand, but there's they're very few and far between Palm right all arenas good ice and and listen for those that are saying no no, no right now. Laruan for all has a affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins that doesn't mean that he's tied to Providence. He could move the team wherever he wants in the world. I know it's not going to happen, but he could make that happen as long as he has the adequate and approval status of home of the ice the training facility the locker room if the Boston Bruins sign off on that he can take him right there. Yeah. Yeah. I I think it's a pretty good idea. I mean I if you can downsize and reminds me of the up and here in Maine Lewiston colisee up here in Maine had Lewiston maineiacs for wildlife the Quebec Junior Hockey League. Now, they have another junior team. I remember Maniacs the Lewiston maineiacs and Sidney Crosby played against him over Mesquite Bernier one of my favorites. Jonathan Bernier played for the Maniacs absolutely goaltender. So it reminds me of that kind of venue. I think that's a good idea. I mean why not? I mean at this time, it might be a chance. Like you said look at developments Chad and and see if you can cut some costs and not only maybe cut costs now but make it so that he now has an asset that he can move on with and not have to rent and it's a long time maybe to position himself to do that. So I I would think it would be a smart one. Another thing that makes sense is is just cutting off the whole rent thing. It's like if if his team's not doing good and he's not selling a ton of tickets like possibly a a Max of five thousand. He has a ten ranked facility to back that whole thing up, right? He's not losing his freaking his ass just one thing. I just want to clarify on this is I've met so many dear hearted passionate Providence Bruins fans, and I probably listening to this right now after I wrote down, Article and I mentioned that I'm going to say this. Anyway my heart's with you because Providence is just a really good hockey Town Manchester mall in Manchester New Hampshire another solid hockey town that got ripped out. I feel it. I feel it but when it comes to business, I just think that the age L is going to be going down through an area where it's more development about development and less about the business and that's a that's a ride down while 140 that's not that far. Ma Broda Providence at all people. Maybe not if you need to call up, right sure and it's really not that far. If you are a Providence native and loved the Providence Bruins tickets to drive over there. It's not that far have you though you've been to that Park Avenue? I did I haven't been a lot like you I'm not a frequent flyer. But yeah, I've been down over there not for a lot of things. But yep. Don't know if it's designed though for like a perfect. You know what I mean? I know a gel does have a minimum where you can operate but for this upcoming season that might be waived you've just to get your team playing and so on and getting these games in and practicing and fell apply and kind of creating your own little type of bubble. Yeah, but I like that it's saving money and I think before when you were kind of in your research stage and had mentioned I said, you know, most people own swaths of land like that and if he doesn't eat maybe that's something that looks like the future having a different rank, you know what I mean and move permanently but I think for this year, especially with state borders, I mean, we can't even go visit Matt right now without them home. Yeah, you know let alone like right and this is part of the right is this part of the reason right? Like the Canadian division is happening. So like it does kind of make sense home. To move them to save the money and they are close enough. I guess that if had to be that the p-bruins who would then be the Marlboros really wage? It's only an hour, you know about 45 minutes, whatever our back to Boston. So I guess in essence they could also use the facilities that they have at the warrior Eye Center home cuz I was thinking of girls I know but I don't know. I think it's a good idea long-term. We'll see what happens. Like I said right now the age they'll just has to figure it out developmentally though cause I I think the age else should be about development and you hopefully you make money but and it's headed of date right now is is February 5th for them to come back now with now the NHL is looking at the 13th as we've talked about earlier in the show. So I wonder if if the if the NHL is solid and they do get back on the 13th of next month. Does that include oil? Is the a gel to want to get back closer to to have that feeder system. I think that the age she'll probably hold where they're at. But the interest in that kind of hard to figure out until the NHL decides what they're doing with the squad's. Do you know what I mean? Like, you know what you get verified extra of the Gods. Yeah so system to would work. Yeah, right. It may be that those people that are kind of a taxi Squad, you know that are going to be on sort of both teams say for in essence, they might head into camp and start the people who are real really really have a shot of maybe making the actual team, you know those top guys that if they're not on the team, you know, they'll be on the taxi Squad having them start up with the NHL in their training camps and then joined there a gel affiliate for when they are training camp start, you know, yep because if they if they don't start until later, but you want them in shape a little ahead of time. Obviously, but the reasons the call up, so I think that's going to be hard to call and tell the NHL figures out exactly what the heck they're going to need slash allow team could do that very could play with them. Also considering the call The Cup playoffs because you'll have one ahead of the other when when they're playing and if you need to call somebody up bam nice and seemed ready to go no, no down time or anything like that. Right? Very true next item on. The agenda. Another minor league is the ECHL course up here in Maine. They've decided to suck cancel the season but down South Jacksonville u c h l has started up into Bruins prospects. Kyle kinds of the goalie and Matt Philippe forward slash of begun and sent down there and assign there to play Kaiser play the other night. I like Philippe Philippe as an interesting case for me. He was a form of third round wage. The Hurricanes decided to go to college didn't sign the ELC. So they lost his rights and the Bruins signed him. He's a twenty-two-year-old played four years of college as an alternate, squid 75 points in his career at Northeastern. He's he's a he's sort of a Dark Horse type of prospect. I mean, I will see you in the next it'll probably have to show up in the next year or two if she really has a chance but I kind of am a little bit intrigued by him and Mark I didn't know your thoughts on Kaiser the other night and Philippe. Let's start with Philippe solid solid NCAA Prospect free agent signing. He has not been an action in the past two games. I think that possibly might be quarantining issues and might be in the action next weekend when they play I believe the Ole and our Solar Bears, but Kaiser got into action on Friday night after a long bath. Of concussion-related issues last season he I think he got into like two games six games with the Providence Bruins. Maybe know even less. Yeah, it was way less money and like one or two games with Atlanta and pretty much shut it down for the year. And that was actually his third concussion in a year. He had two concussions. He before when he was still playing with the Oshawa Generals, so and and and in that year with two concussions, he still put up a 38 and eight frigging record before leaving the home for professional hockey in the American Hockey League. So he's just going through a tough time right now and I the the affiliation are quote unquote. I'm doing it on on the on the YouTube version 2, it's not there's no Solid ground. There's an affiliation right now, but there might be an agreement to just have faith. Is there but they're also not labeled as loaned players to a certain team, which is intriguing to me that you didn't differentiate on the terminology of what it actually is off. You were either an agreement or you're not but regardless. You you still have some players there and you have some more coming. So you have Kyle Kyser and Matt filippi there and coming down the ropes after quarantine time a jackass on the defenseman from st. Cloud State NCAA. Torey. Krug prototype gotta love it for all the haters out there that that keeps I can say in that they don't want this to keep happening. But guess what the Bruins keep picking them up and signing them. So and he's do do go through his quarantining time and be awfully available by next weekend and and look for more more AHL players on to a deals that could also get time down in Jacksonville. So I expect this team to be better and with a friend said, let's go to Kyle Kyser. I think that it was a tough first game. I mean he played really well Square to the puck a lot had a Google of not-so-good glove but his athleticism is is sold their home his his reaction down low side to side lateral is is really there and this lot to work on so I think that with the AHL and what's going on and their day-to-day conversations off. I'm going to filter down as some people down the East Coast League that are going to need some time too. So I expect that team to be better and more structured in front of geyser to be a better a better goaltender May develop to increase his development so tough game for him. He gave up six I think six goals. I honestly I honestly watch a lot of the game but I'll just like there's no support for the kid. I'm going to move on to another Prospect cuz I have freaking nine TVs in this friggin office. So I just moved on to another one and just kind of you know focused my subject on I think Mason low-rise at night club So yeah, a lot of good things happening, but you know, we'll see what happens know. How did you see any thoughts on both of these guys? I'm just glad they have a place to go and play. Yeah, that's very true. You know what? I mean? That's apparently they're playing mostly with Nashville. I believe prospects down there cuz they need I think is it when a peg? Yeah Nashville's Nashville's was Atlanta. Oh, yeah. That's right. I'm sorry because they have the direct connection and we just I'm glad they have a spot to play because I like, you know, kind of you see, you know, he had his concussions. He's in the you know, he was making progress and he had you know, kind of got knocked back not looked like literally, you know, and just anything get getting them on there. But the biggest thing is I can think is isn't the ironic thing is the only hockey we definitely know might happen, you know on that level. It's like the cells hockey is back baby in New Jersey. All that's where they're all going to because they are the only ones playing Northeast half of the middle section of the country most of that. So weird whatever, you know with Toledo and all of them most of them elected not to play, you know what I mean? And some of them was still so yeah the whole North Division and with the age like we these guys that are you know, these players that are already kind of game systems and you know, it's nice that I mean if you have to make those rosters bigger to accommodate you just you hate to see people get a lost year and this year's been a lost year for most people just the way it rolled out whether you played college whether you played ECHL whether you OHL whatever, you know, go back everybody's development this year from my ties all the way through, you know, the professional leagues. It has been really stunted and not You can only practice so much in your own home and everyone's had different can ice skate like a rinks open where I'm from but what they've been closed most places and so that's having to see a place to be that's one thing about the fact that I love is like how centralized they are. And and and how they it really sucks to see Bridgeport 12 times. It really sucks to see forgan Springfield Mass times. But what that does is it creates a really locality of a schedule where you can travel and still practice on a daily basis. So as they're moving around they're also making plans to get ice time in certain areas. So they have one day off which is normally a Monday cuz they play Friday Saturday and Sunday have Monday off Tuesday's game somewhere to Wednesday skate somewhere and so on. It's just that's the way it works and down at that level. It's all about development. So you have to be moving your body all the time because you never know. We're going to get the recall. Next time on the agenda back to the big Club Noah hanifin trade rumors percolating. It's kind of like it. It's kind of like when you kick up some dust in your living room and it just took it just re-enters the air Noah hanifin trade rumors. Just keep coming up every three or four weeks and now Max Pacioretty has been a name knocked around now. I've been on the hand of Faith train, I think in a film would be a nice pickup. He has a affordable contract and they get 4.85 year and he's signed through I think twenty-four twenty-five. He's he's only twenty-three for BC kid. He could play the left side of McEvoy. I liked the idea. I don't know we'd have to get up for him and and all that and right now the money sort of tight. They're only about three and half million of cap space available. So forth and Chara still out there. So so who knows in that regard Max Patch already? I like Max Pacioretty dead. Now he's he's fine and he's you know pretty good player and probably put in there with krejci. I don't know what you'd have to give up or I don't know if I'm mortgaging, you know much of the future given Brandon Carlo from I don't know. I just maybe I haven't looked at it enough but I I'd much rather invest in Hannifin. I didn't know Mark your thoughts on on that. I like patches a lot. I really do. I'm not I'm not denying his his talent at all. I just don't think that he's the finisher that would excel in Boston and and the system that allows Bruce Cassidy is operating behind the bench. I think he excels better in a Pete Deboer system, which is more wide range right wide open but not so defensive. Right? Does that make any sense of it? Does it does I think that's the same that's the same hesitation I have is that I just don't see him as that, you know his linking up wage. And I think this time some patches is has been great and other times he hasn't been so great. And I don't I just see him as an inconsistent player coming to Boston and off another inconsistent player. That fans would get on and I don't know I just there's something about it. I don't like I can't really put my finger on it totally on that when you think well Matt does not need this Mark knows this that my love of Max Pacioretty is my dirty little secret even when he was almost drugs or whatever. I had that weird when I took him out I was so happy that happened then was seemed like all wrestling and like hit the turnbuckle bitch. Yeah. Let me just take a shower and I really was an advocate for getting him when he went to go leave Montreal. Now that ship's lifeboat. We can't you know, if we got to go bang for the buck. I don't disagree with you that the like I'm not sure this would be the best system for him, but Sometimes with individual like I think him and krejci together would be a very sexy combination of like just cuz crazy is kind of that slow it down wizard moving fast, but I'm going slow down slow it down can create the space and openness that even if the system itself isn't he tries to create that space try to do it for depressed and depressed sometimes stays on his feet and it works out and then sometimes it doesn't happen. But if you're going to go dollar-for-dollar and I and you had said how you you've been on that train a while. I'm here the conductor of the train you I am I've heard I've been paying more times like just off on this broadcasting before but yeah, I think if you're going to go dollar-for-dollar, they'll given the cap situation you're going to have to give up. I think Vegas made it clear because they were a lot of rumors going around about like teams a couple. I feel like we had our opportunity and we didn't pull the trigger on that, you know year ago, whatever so pound-for-pound elephant's going to give us more FAQ. Turn at this point cuz we're going to have to give up too much to even get past already just to see if it won't work out. You know what I mean, but I really do love him. And if for some reason he's willing to take three point eight million dollars off just getting what do we have left on Cavs Bay Street or something like that. I just wouldn't I just wouldn't give up Carlo for someone like Pacioretty. I mean, I just wouldn't I think that that's what you'd have to do. I mean, I don't see how they would offer any other way. I mean maybe to brush but I would figure that they'd want more than Nebraska. I mean is it take the bruskin lausanne? I don't know. I just I don't know. I just think that that's not enough of a needle over for me. I've you're right right. I just have this thing about Noah hanifin and what he could bring and I may be way off base. He may come here and suck and and all that but I just I just think would be a good fit. I don't think he's reached his potential yet. But he's only twenty-three, you know, he has some great tools and scalars a high draft pick like he's BC kids phone number. Is McAvoy, you know in this culture God? I don't know. I don't know. I just I like McAvoy pairing and a Carlo and how long do grizzly you'll get. There you go. Like that's now that's good. That makes me feel better like so I I just I don't know. I just am on the train and I don't know if it probably won't happen because the Bruins really have done a good job of throwing a bunch of rumors out there and deflecting the fact that they just not going to make any and I think that they suck of its sort of they throw the they throw a little nuggets out there for the media will run with it and speculate looking at the end of the day. Closing meetings. Yeah and freaking cam Nealy DoubleDown wage. Yeah. Yeah, you know, it's almost like they didn't back it up. Right and it's almost like Jeremy Jacobs called them or Charlie Jacobs called them out down like whoa. Whoa, what are you saying? Cuz we can't do that. Look at the books. You can log. That and then they were like, okay, but they waited till after can had reiterated at all like not after when Dawn gave the Bowen said, hey whores later maybe not reinforce that they waited until both of them had done it and that was like, right. Well that was talking about is exactly the shot fired. We talked about a couple of weeks ago. That's the one you would use that Jesus guys. What are you doing right off? I think it's I think what happened at the end of the day was one the other teams really didn't value the Bruins players that they were offering as my other than maybe Carlo and I think that the Bruins are really hesitant to deal Carlo. Other than that, I don't think they have any prospects or any anything to really be high really wanted to join more. John more money is another case if you play a 56 Game season in John Moore has to play Forty forty. That's if they are if they aren't modifying that rule he's got to play the bulk of the SIM. And get him to the expansion list. Yep, like that's an interesting point like if they modify it, so now we'll drop it a 25 or something because you're not playing eighty-two then that'd be one thing but I think they're doing that. So this this is kind of shoots him in the foot. Like they have to make a decision on them. We have to play. Um, so maybe they play them on the 3rd. Cuz if we hockey there and you know, if a girl games of John more I lose my mind like what you can do is still take a loss and wave. Um, you could I mean you could take a loss to 275 is I know that contract and you're still going to be going to be capped when you pay him down there, right? Right. So I that's a that's a that's a that's an interesting nugget to watch. The season was how much they play them to see if they really want to get into that expansion list because it really hinders them because they don't have any two games instead of playing a half the year. They've got a play and you know 3 a.m. Is of the Year? Yep, and that's that's a big difference health field as well. I get clear. I don't have an issue with Halle phoen calories in the west team. I like to watch I've had you know, what kind of how you can have an issue with him coming here. It'd be different if Dougie Hamilton was still there and people talking about bringing him back here. I hate Dougie Hamilton. Yeah, but I'm not against the helephant trade. It just have a crush on wage get ready now, but I do think pound-for-pound halaven is definitely a better fit in the system as it comes and you know, I feel that's when I'm done grow until they're done growing and yeah, do you eat am elephant fried or baked with some ZD? It sounds like a fish they eat at dinner know, it's Hannifin what I say alafin. Yeah. So today is food. Oh my God, you're cracking me up keep saying that say something before I was off. Talk I know nevermind don't call me or no. No, it doesn't care. He's going to care if I say that when he gets here. You might want to come on now and correct you I know I know I have nothing to say your name, even though she believes come along the black and gold hockey podcast for Matt's birthday late birthday present. Yes explain to me why I can't say your name because every other time we've talked about him except for today. I have said his name, right? So, I'm sorry. That's all right from any Espionage case. We had one from the dump and change boy that yeah, of course, I pulled it up but then I did it but basically to sum it up. I'll pull it out boys. I don't want to disrespect but basically asked if now would beat your out with covid-19 worried about, you know, are you worried about his development or whatever you don't know what I do with that. I had them up but no. So that thing but because giant jerk, let me actually read them. Where are you dumping change boys? I have no idea. But that was that question. I was sorry. Sorry and she underscore change. You know, I love you guys very much. But that was basically a question would be trial with Kobe. Is that make you worried about development not playing in the World Junior Championships for me and I'm going to I'm sorry if I if you had an order but I'm just going to jump right in and say absolutely not he was on the program last season and didn't make it this year for obvious reasons the cold thing but even if he didn't get less even if it was no covert and he got cut off there's still no problem with his development. This is just something that will increase him to be better at folks. So many folks. Remember the Tyler Seguin got cut off. So right. Look what happened to him Stanley Cup champion and also pretty much have damn good goal-scorer regardless of his head issues and so on. So, I just think that folks just need Tube step back when you I mean right don't take a cut so bad. It's not going to affect the development that that much it really is not they're going to continue to go to school going to continue going to be a a wolverine under a very good coach Mel Pearson team and then sign his frigging entry level deal and do what he needs to do in the professional level weather in the AHL. I would like to see him in the AHL personally at least one year. I did they ask and then and then step into the NHL after that way, you know, so there's nothing we all we said earlier. He's probably projected as a bottom sucks, but you never know what you're going to have in and when he changes leagues and builds up more confidence and playing against men guys at a different age than not the eighteen to Twenty-One thousand. More than now the 18 so like the forties so you have to if I can adjust for something like that. So I I still think that he's going to be good. I think that he's just this is nothing to do with development. This is just 20 20 kicking everybody's nuts off the Lopes whatever you want to call them and and move on. You know, it's just no set back at all. Yeah. I know. I agree. I think he's a guy sock now. We'll never make the NHL him three other guys that got cut to it anybody else that got cut from their world junior rosters for covid-19 player, whatever they all suck. Well, it's it's off Tyler Seguin. He sucked. He definitely wasn't an overall, you know, whatever just stopped. He's twenty years old or whatever. He's going to motivate him to be awful and he did play in it last year. It's not like he hasn't had the experience. But let's face it. Like everybody can't make the team right? You know, I understand that. There's a whole generation that's been raised that everybody makes it off. And nobody's going to get cut ever cuz we have to worry about feelings not like, you know skill sets but these are not those kids. These are the kids that have grown up getting cut from teams or making teams. And if they get caught they figure out how to make the team the next time they walk right, you know, whatever. So, he's on a Powerhouse for college team. He's gonna be all right, like it's it's one week of their lives in the actual biggest thing of it is just the experience of playing with the world's other top prospects. You know what I mean? Like people out there mostly the NHL other NHL draft picks, you know what I mean? Whether they had they had the entry levels or not, but she's going to be all right, he's not going to stock he's going to be fine and he'll probably be on the squad and a couple of years just like on track like he should be right now. So Mark anything in this week in Bruins history. Yeah, I do and I'm going to use this one from Mike comido, and he's a fantastic writer follow him at Mike comido on Twitter. He wrote the book hockey 365 I hide dead. Suggest you get it great stocking stuffer folks to get it on Amazon. You can get it online just do a search in the search bar and do hockey 365. You'll figure it out off on this day on this particular day. We recording on December 13th Matt's birthday. Happy birthday brother. Yeah. Thank you in nineteen seventy in his office 279th game. Bobby Orr picked up his 300th Point. Wow, Joe Point. Holy smokes hashtag hockey 365 seriously go get this guy's book. He's got a fact for every day or many facts for every time I don't I'm not interrupt you a little segment Mark but I also saw today is the anniversary of a spell scoring IS300 goal or something like that. Oh my goodness I missed that was that we do maybe him there's a couple of them that I I didn't write down. I don't remember where I came from but I did see that earlier because someone had retweeted it and said It reminds me, you know, yeah a small school wasn't worried about that of course numbers were ludicrous his church. 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204: Back For More Offseason Bruins Hockey Talk with News & Updates Of A Potential 20/21 Return

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204: Back For More Offseason Bruins Hockey Talk with News & Updates Of A Potential 20/21 Return

"Thank you for listening to the black and gold hockey podcast. Please support the show by subscribing to and leaving a five-star rating for the show on Apple podcast. IHeartRadio convey SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher any of your favorite podcasts platforms. You could also support the show by going to our website black and gold hockey where there's always exciting articles by the BMG writing staff while you're there. Don't forget to check on the an axe, There are great sports fan shopping experience done yet because that's show We are off on the short-handed off More Voltage off and on and off. and and and and and welcome to the black and gold hockey podcast presented by the black and gold hockey Productions podcast Network. It also sponsored by bet online but a betonline.ag in a code clns fifty today is November 22nd 2020 and it is episode 204. I'm your host Matt Berry and I enjoyed each week by Heather person. Hello Heather boys. Hi there and also Mark Allred. Hi Mark. 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Like I said great great hockey podcast Boston Bruins Centric and Nick Jared and Nestor. They all do a great job over there, but we do want to give a shout out because wage Is November and it is cancer awareness month? So Nick Busa who whose father passed away in January. Yeah, so Nick's dad passed away. And he wanted to do something in his father's honor. So this was a great thing to do so, I don't have any details because I'm a slacker but I don't know where folks can go to donate. I don't have a web address. I'm terrible. So there's anybody follow on site if you follow their life all of them on social media. They have like a post as a link to the thing I did and All right, you can hashtag November movember with your mustache picture as well. If you want to you want to you know, support it in that way to shout out to those young man. They do a great job next item on the agenda 92 years ago Bruins play their first game at the old Garden the old Boston Madison Square Garden was called in the beginning back in nineteen twenty. Nineteen twenty-eight. It was actually on November 20th of 28 and they played the Montreal Canadiens lost one to nothing. But that was a first Bruins hockey game, ninety two years ago and everyone an article recently for black and gold hockey.com about some of my memories of the Old Guard and I really do miss it. I miss the atmosphere I miss about being on top of the ice. The balcony is going straight up and really hovering over the ice. You know, they were there are some terrible seats in that place for sure and there was some imperfections to log And least I remember the ramps walking along the top actually was slanting down unless felt like you would just fall over onto the ice and and the the stickiness of the of the ground wage and some some really weird things and being behind a pole. My cousin actually got season tickets and one of them was literally behind a pole you had to had to lean forward to see, you know, as much of the ice as you could but it was still a great place. I remember how loud it was there. Just the atmosphere was tremendous. I think the Bruins lost a little bit of that when they moved into the new Arena and although wage or better place than a in a nicer Arena. It's sort of took away some of the advantage I think that the old Gaiden had it was close to the smaller ice surface to was a big big deal and the lack of conditioning. I mean, there are a lot of nuances, but I just wanted to get you guys feel and and Heather we can start with you on your memories of the old Garden. Well, it was like I said the other day like it smelled disgusting and it was like kind of gross and you thought you might die at North Station downstairs may be waiting for a train after but I I know like there's whole Generations that don't remember those horrendous like green line, like whatever scaffolding. I don't even know what it was it was certainly unsafe but we used it for most of my life until they ripped it down a ten years or whatever but I don't know just it was a thing. It was a great article that you wrote and I'm glad it's like it's so weird to think that their kids that are almost thirty that have never they didn't you know, but it wasn't it wasn't crazy about the Bruins too. Although like wrestling one time. I almost did fall over the balcony. We were like jumping and I hit that pole and thank God my cousin Ryan Saved My Life by grabbing my dream. I mean, he like grabbed me laugh. I don't know like you just don't like even just like the fights that would break out like people just put like there was a time when legitimately Montreal Boston fans would be or Philly like it would be a full-on brawl. That's what you did in between birth. Is like the samba and clear in the eyes and just like drunk hockey doing stuff fighting. That's great. Like I don't know. I just the smell. It's like I can almost see it and it kind of I'm not sad though. You're right about the noise level cuz I've only been in there a few times where it was as loud as it was back in the old Garden because the Acoustics are just different but I really don't miss the ramps the endless walking and walking and walking. If you've never been to Gillette, sometimes you have to do that. Like it's just who nowadays please Escalade and I was so happy when they did that but no I just it was a great place from when I was a little kid and you go and watch escapades or whatever most capades on there or circuses or whatever. It was just like a a vent Center of important and it was sad when it went but I can't believe this buildings as old as it is. I know yeah, Mark. What do you what do you remember about? The old guy can actually been she's ninety-five. It's been twenty-five years for the new new, you know, the old Fleet Center and Shawmut. I don't even know how many, you know names that have but twenty-five years since they've since just I didn't yeah real quick. It's it's it was a villain that I grew up in was my first real experience in the Boston Sports wasn't a big baseball guy. So I never really went to Fenway when I was a kid. And but my my choice of Adventure when I went to Watchers was definitely the Boston Bruins and the Boston Garden and you know 1928 was the first game is November at the Garden but the the Bruins first game was in nineteen twenty-four Matthews Arena. They played there for quite some time in the old barn and that's currently the wearer northeastern plays right now. So some real good history of of Arenas back in the day, but no the garden was was something special man, you know, especially when the month the beginning of the season when the circus came came around because you could still smell the elephant shit for weeks on after the after the the circus came in for when they were out in the roads. So yeah, it was a hundred ninety by 85 or 79 something like that. It was one of the smallest drinks in the in the league alongside Buffalo the odd the old odd. So now that obviously the ranks have come up to standard. Everybody has to have a sheet of 285 but it was just a very unique building like Matt said you were right over the action down. There was several times that I would be sitting real close to Frank music and Derek Sanderson and just hear them talk. It was just amazing and how they called the game and I truly missed those two, especially young Frank husic and he was just a a mastermind behind the mic and and the play-by-play and and just accompanied by Derek Sanderson and and the way that he could talk a game. He lived through so many great memories himself was just an amazing experience to to to hear and see so I missed the old garden and shout out to my buddy Dale. We were both Landscaping home for a company one time and we we were going down to Norwell Mass which is which is down south, Massachusetts, and we would go by the garden every day when it was getting off. On a part, you know, we drove we drove our construction vehicles down there and and just looked over to the right. We won ninety-three and just saw them picking away at it was just a terrible sight but we did stop in and those guys I was too much of a chickenshit but those guys went in there and stole like big friggin hunks of bricks and threw him in the back of my dump trucks and took off. So there were some good memories and my dad's ringing me to several games me and my brother so and the old God, I think I think that was the first place I got high because my dad bought such terrible seats. They were obstructed views down like come on. I got a better place we go up to the gallery guards where all those Cycles were and right next to a guy a gentleman an older gentleman smoking a joint. So I'm probably a probably got high for the first time like a twelve-year-old to something like wage now is definitely Burn yeah with her and being in that building just cigar and cigarette whatever you'd like. That's not fog wage. Yeah, although sometimes was fog. Yes, true that, you know, the famous football games in the Stanley Cup finals one had to be in the blackout too. I mean that place was of course the old Celtics games with cream would have a whatever migraine and it would be a hundred degrees and there and they had no air conditioning and it was just playing and and toward the end of May and early June in the guy who was just wage but I do remember though as you said not driving by when you could actually look into the Gaiden cuz they ripped the side the side of it off and you could actually look into it and it was just a bizarre view of seeing you just driving up the highway and there's the garden and literally literally six inches apart. Yes building was six inches apart. Yeah. It was amazing. I can't even think of the word. What engineering? Yes, that's the word. It's just I can't believe how they build them. One up six inches apart and knocked one down and without damaging anything. It's just a feat. That was pretty cool and crazy next item on the agenda NHL nhlpa home actually the heating up the talks on on what the salaries may look like this year that there was already an agreement made obviously and the nhlpa is sort of barking at the owners trying to offer salaries and pay for this coming season. So it's created a little bit of obstacle as far as starting the next season. So I just wanted to get your take and not going to start with you on if she could actually present an obstacle so much so that it delays or even jeopardizes the season there's a possibility here of a lot go and I hate saying that I really really do but there's an agreement that was made in in the early early parts of twenty-twenty between the NHL and the players union about them not you know wage. Everything's going to be fine. Don't worry about it kind of you know agreement and then they went on to the return to play in the playoffs and so on and did their thing but now that there's no seats or no asses in the office probably for the this upcoming season. It's really putting the owners into a a tough spot. So the owners have asked the players union to please come back on your contracts or may grow a little bit and you know try to work with them to try to save the league but the players took this as a a slap-in-the-face actually and said that the, you know, the the the owner is promised this and promised that but now they're you know changing things around so they didn't like that but the this ongoing discussions about this topic so which is good that they're aimed there's there's you know, they're moving forward trying to get this done but it's it's not going to be easy when you can't put fans in the stands and I totally get it but you know, I I can sympathize somewhat with Jeremy Jacob. What he's doing as a businessman because his his business is predominantly on concessions and and and you know, everything like that but an owner like I was talking about this on sports caster last night off that an owner. I like the Winnipeg Jets can make eight billion dollars from March til now so but that's an entirely different business than than than, you know, going up and grabbing a hot dog and a beer it's it's it's totally different. So there is things that are going to be happening. I hope it works out. I hope we can come to a common ground because a lockout of any kind or even talking about it is cringe-worthy, but you kind of can understand, you know, as a comment work and myself I'd hate for my boss to come in and say, you know, hey, I'm going to promise you that raised and then come in a six late and say hey we can't do it. That's not going to be it's not going to sit very well with certain people. So hopefully it gets worked out, you know, this there's still a little bit of time but we're starting to get closer to the end of month. Of November and December when these guys are coming back into the country and it'll for a potential start in early January. So, you know, it's got to get done sooner rather than later, But with this being said that it possibly could be a a mid-January start to the next season. So we'll see what happens. How do you concern they may not be hockey? I'm always concerned with the NHL because labor disputes often, you know, like I it's really sad that in five months and we've gone from all my God. They thought they did the new CBA and I did have I do have the PDF. I just didn't get a chance to really look forward to remember the actual numbers that were supposed to be over the next few years for the escrow or whatever. I guess where I stand on the app says I definitely understand the owners point of view because this is a gay driven league so I can I mean even Jacobs who I've spent half of my life hating I understand life is selling property and stuff. Just trying to keep the major so that the Bruins can he doesn't have to sell them, you know what I mean kind of thing so long and I understand that but I also think especially this year, how can you put the players in a position after everybody did what they were supposed to to make sure a couple was awarded everybody, you know, whatever all this song. Agreed and they are the most underpaid professional athletes. You know what I mean as it goes per capita, you know what I mean? But I just don't think it's fair that your employee what you get paid is directly related to what your owner's want to share with you because now they're asking you to give up 15% of the escrow. You just one in this new agreement, even if it is just for the sheer act as a Hard Sell and this is why the USA is in our faces are getting screwed with their contracts because sure you might be worth 9 million, but you're not getting more than seven. You can't you know and things like that and now they and even I don't even know what you're doing. You don't even know what you're agreeing to so you want me to give you an extra 15% of my escrow, whatever that'll you know what I mean Logistics of all that is and I don't know you're going to realign all the divisions which might be fun in okay for a 60 Game season or whatever, but we don't know if you're going to like we talked about maybe quarantine them. Together kind of fish they can still travel but whatever cuz I know the owners want them in their own building so they can sell advertising at least on the boards and stuff and try to recoup. It's just a hot mess. But I do have a feeling especially this year given the circumstances instead of the owners. They always before the players can strike we'll do a lockout. Do you know what I mean? They always do it every time this time the players I think have all the power and I think it's dead all of us getting through this together isn't now I get more fucked because you're Fox you don't I mean that's not how it works. It's just not how it works. Even if your business goes under your major operation, you got severance pay and stuff like that. You don't you know, I don't know that's just me. Sorry not you know, I I think that the the the players have seen the salaries are not ready starting to lower because of what happened in the offseason with negotiations of free agents. So guys like Jake debrusk and and you know guy like Craig Smith, which time of the Bruins got less than they probably off. In a in a more normal situation, so a year or two ago, you know, Craig Smith probably makes a million or two more per year. But now you're already seeing the average salaries going down. You also seeing that this is not going to last just this year. It's going to last another couple of years before things get really back to normal. So if you're a free agent coming up the next offseason, you're looking at another scenario where you know, the cell of the average salary is going to go down even further and I think the players really will kind of want to stop the bleeding here a little bit and say, okay wait a minute like will make concessions but we also have an agreement. We want to stick to the agreement. I mean, I would think that they would come up to some sort of arrangement or agreement with it some sort of modification that they both can agree on the same problem. I see is that if the owner sort of you know, stick their their feet in the sand and don't really move on from it, then it could cause an issue where you may not have a season or a dog. Lay in the season and I don't know like at first glance that think well, you know, how could they possibly cancel a season but then I think to myself well, if you're not getting revenues anyway from take a Gates and things maybe the owners say well, we're not going to get as much money anyway, so you might as well save, you know save money and and not I guess there's not as much of a sense of urgency than in a normal situation to have a season because you're really it's not it's not a real sees. It's not a real experience in a real situation. So I I don't know I guess it all depends on what the owners are looking at as far as saving money or if they're really invested in having a season, you know, too that's the other thing. So it's going to be interesting as the further along a goes and closer against the mid January but it's not that far away. I mean it's less than two months away. So I thought I don't know it's it could turn either way and as we see in the NHL in the past the owners and players sometimes create this tension between each other and and they don't work things out. There's a lot of things in HL does that I've never understand and and I think the players are really concerned about a bubble. And I think if you're the if if you look at the NFL package, they've had to they've had cases tons of cases of covered and had to move games around and but they have the luxury of playing once a week. So if you if you're moving around city-to-city, you're bound to have Kobe case and then and you also have guys in the minor leagues are really aren't either aren't playing because it seems I'm playing so they're not working out or anything or game speeds to working out. So can they fill the roster spots? I mean it's kind of a mess and that way too but you also have like three games a week. So can you move a game and then play you can't play five straight nights to make up games so I could be a little bit of a mess. So, I don't know it's going to be interesting to see in the next couple of weeks. If they can I give it till like the next couple of weeks and they should be able to come up with a agreement if it goes beyond job. And then we're getting a little bit of a danger zone. I think as far as when the season will start or if it will so it's it can get a little scary. I'm not concerned right now as much but I will be if it gets to be mid December and they haven't come up with anything. So we'll see. So next item on. The agenda is the north section of the ECHL is active or opted out one of the main Mariners up here in Maine is I live near right near fifteen minutes from the from the arena and may Mariners are actually part of that group that's decided. Now after saying they would start to season around that was first with mid-January then I think it was the first of February February and now it's now they're out. So that's another my little league that has opted off. And it's becoming more and more difficult for like I said these prospects to find places to play and also as far as the age concern is concerned trying to get rid of players ready so that there are covered cases. So I don't know Mark the minor league guy and it's very disappointing disappointing for me being up here in Maine and being able to go down the page to see them play and it really makes it more and more difficult for the young players in the development. Yeah, it's tough. But this is the things that have to be done when you look at it as a business overhead costs are are just not like most places are not even at half capacity. Probably not even at 25% which just drives your call ahead prices over and it's just not good business and that's basically why the potential affiliation with the air quotes with the Atlanta Gladiators, you know, and they off. Ditto because of that that reason the Bruins were not affiliated with them at the end of this past year when they ceased operations on the on the regular season change and the Kelly Cup playoffs, but I heard a rumor that they were going to do another affiliation. But now that they opted out that's no longer there talking with the Jacksonville Icemen right now in Florida, which they are cases are just absolutely ridiculous and just keep continue to get higher and Florida just a a cesspool for the Colvin but this this for me personally, this is not good news for the higher League the American Hockey League, which is another League that survives on asses in the seats and the the Boston. It's an important to know that Pete folks out there that continue to argue with me about this the Providence Bruins are not owned by the Boston Bruins. It's an affiliation. It's just it's business. It's one big dog. This in another business working together on affiliation the Boston Bruins do not own the Providence Bruins. So if the AHL can't get em support from the NHL. I think that the AHL is the next one that's going to be starting to freak and lose teams. So and the NHL doesn't have money right now to support their Affiliates or or even you know contracts, you know, and what's going on in the future so I can see the a gel doing something very similar and I hate saying that I don't see I remember a couple of weeks ago. I bought a couple of podcasts ago. I mentioned that there was an idea that the NHL wanted their AHL Affiliates to travel with them and kind of play like a session in the morning and then have a game at night. You know. Hm morning NHL at night that would cost way too much for the for the NHL clubs to do so that idea is completely out. So I would actually look for news that some teams might dead. I opted out in the AHL and I hope it's not the Providence Bruins. Yeah, I don't know so he'll you know, it's it's hard to I just worry about these prospects getting enough time to play hockey. So I don't know your thoughts on it. Yeah. It's so hard because there's so many rules for different things depends on your prospects cuz we'll talk about hockey still a little later. But like, you know, that's a whole slew of kids that you're trying to get in the system the kids in the systems running out of places where they might be able to play and I'm starting to get very worried. I almost this goes back to what you said about maybe the NHL just like call it a season and let's not do it because wage that would allow some players right? Because like Mark said, we don't own the Bruins but like a lot of our prospects are down there, but that gives leeway. I don't know this to be true. Maybe you could like answer but that would give leeway say the NHL doesn't play, you know, the age isn't playing. How are they supposed to do? They have no ECHL guys. They have no whatever they let's all call it a Cove in season. And just not even bothering we'll regroup you know what I mean? It sucks. But maybe we can figure out some kind of content but that would allow some people to go overseas who are playing and things like that wouldn't can't think of go on loan. Just like right now they need people playing because right so maybe if they want to look at the long-term, it's not just about money. It's also about killing your product that's moving forward in that canceling. It breaks my heart to see it because then that means some people aren't coming back just like a lot of other businesses right at this time, but the main goal of the NHL Franchises is to save the AHL and figure out where to put their college kids cuz now you got a lot of college kids that can't even play but they gel guys aren't then like you said you got your third, you know, if you got someone on the main marriage now, you're you know what I mean So currently the Islanders the Rangers. This is just the domino effect that we knew was going to happen. It breaks my heart but it's almost like, you know at what can you do I mean half of these teams are in New England and currently, none of the New England states can travel to any of the other New England states, you know, which like I live on the border. What does that route yet? I mean like literally even if you had a team in the side and then you had one on the other side of Rockingham County. They literally are not allowed to travel without quarantining to each other. So maybe just in the long run you take the hit now instead of creating a situation. We're just going to end up in more debt trying all off with all the masks and the handing and the quarantining and the testing and like is it worth it? You have no money coming in. Why are you continuing to spend money? I can see what the but it does break my heart because yep. These e l e z h l teams some of them are coming back. But at the same time do you blame these teams for opting out and not wanting to travel the whole country is red right now with like spiking covid-19 and stuff. It's just I don't know. That's just to me. I just I am worried about the prospects. So maybe if some of these other season people get canceled they can get loaned out to other places off signed other places for a season and they can still be skating at least in developing. Sorry not I don't know why that's so long-winded know I I my my thing is if you can't have people come to the games and pay them. It's really doesn't make a lot of sense to have in my links season because a lot of the a lot of the revenues based on ticket gate, so you can't play in front of empty Arenas as a minor league team. It just it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I mean it the NHL can do it for a season or two or whatever manipulate them. But the minor league system you have to have people come in and pay and and do age. Can't see them packages and all that stuff. I mean and all the revenue from like, you know consent, you know, whatever it is concessions and Merchandising and so if you have no Revenue, it's just it just doesn't make a lot of sense to have a Sea Shack. You really can't can't do it. So I I don't blame them for not being able to do it a hundred percent. It's just it's just going to be hard for some of these young guys to you know to find other places to play in a a fresh and and that sort of thing and and it's too bad for place like Maine who doesn't have professional. You know, I'm sorry, you know, Major League, you know hockey or baseball or that type of thing. And so they have these minor league teams is great for the revenue here in the in the state of Maine and for the Portland area. So now you have people who don't you know, ushers and people who were the arena who hasn't worked an event in Arena 4 months, you know guy going on 12 months or whatever nine months. And so those people are all out of work and it's just it's just wage. Is a trickle-down effect that goes to a lot of different people and you know, my dad's are not sure if the garden he hasn't had an event since March, you know, and not that he you know, it's a it's a part-time retirement job for him. But there's people who could really rely on that, you know that income and it makes it difficult for a lot of people Beyond The Players beyond the owners beyond the organization itself. It's like really affects some of the economy in the community too. So that's it's just hard. So next on the agenda is Evan Aronofsky. If you don't follow them on Twitter your suit, you should get an email and our ski, he's woodsy on sale n s media. He covers the Bruins excellent young reporter for them and Evan has put out some different polls just to get the conversation going in the offseason here. One of them was who was the biggest disappointment for whatever reason for the Bruins in 1920 season, and he had you know download bottom of the list was dead. Or 3% Danton Heinen was on a kick them on the way out 6% and then Nick Ritchie 8% And then I think it was David back as a 17% again. We'll we'll just kick him on the way out too long. But the Shocker of it all was 35% had to go ask as the big disappointment of the season and I guess being second in the Vezina Trophy off, you know nominations. It's just not good enough. I guess the expectation was the win the Vezina and obviously the win the Stanley Cup and I guess everything else that went on with him opting out of playoffs and Took it just hasn't really you know, there's a contingent of Bruins fans who they just it's like oil and water with Tuukka. I think he's the best goaltender of a hat and I think that he hasn't he hasn't won and it was the 2013 finals and game seven and 2019 and some situations where I guess he could have one but it's a team sport and you can argue that back and forth It's Just Another case of Mark of touka not getting all any of the love in Boston and people treating them. I saw another thing where it said that people would would they listed people that and other players and in other teams and and who they would want Carrie prices up there. You wouldn't want Kerry Price at ten million of a to go ask at 7 million. Then you're a high then you're dead. Don't understand hockey at all. Like it's just insane. So took has been one of the best goalies in the in the league for a few years and I don't know Mark you can give your thoughts on on Bruins fan off. Irrational thinking on rancid numbers don't lie folks. Just look at all his stats go to nhl.com type in his name and just look at all that goodness because I mean love him or hate him. He's a good goaltender. He's your franchise best goaltender in numbers. He might not have a cop. He's raised one big deal, you know and off the this is an ongoing narrative. I'm a huge took a supporter. I've been following him since even before the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted him, which is absolutely sick. I'm just a nutcase like that song, but I just I I know I feel his ability. It's just this is a team effort. And so many people I can love attacking me on this one. It's like, you know Thomas one that couples like Okay. So Tim Thomas first twenty Vancouver Canucks, right and it's like very silent after that. Um, so I get I get it that Timmy was a frigging unbelievable goaltender and he's always going to be that guy that did it the last time that did it in 2011. So the standards are always going to be overly high off. My thing is is like with all this to get. Hay it's coming to an end. He's got one year left on his contract and I'm either like I can't wait for this guy to get traded. So I saw you guys can Hammer the next goaltender that comes in and they need somebody to blame because when you're stuck in the corner guess who gets the blame all the time. It's the goddamn goaltender. Let me let me tell you something Boston fans Red Sox fans out there for the longest time. Did you like shit on Ted Williams? You know that guy that's in the Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame and and just an unbelievable career, but did you give him shit like, yeah, he was a good baseball player, but it couldn't win the big one off. You know, it's like come on. Give me a freaking break. You guys are just you need a polarizing freaking person to freaking attack all the time. We're very very selfish spoiled fan base throughout all four major sports. We we expect excellence and and when you win it's awesome, but when in the down times it's not so good. You just go off the handle and black just an individual when you should be blaming the team the team needs to be blamed not to go ask William Brad Marchand for that stupid ass shift that turned around and got a goal blamed like that. But that was a team effort. So tired of the two could talk and and we'll see what happens but not shocked at all. You know, it's just a very reactionary fan base that goes off the rail sometimes so that's my rent. Hello. What do you think about Chuka in the fans and their disdain for him? I I don't off. I responded when Evan first like cuz that was like I guess the survey that gets sent out to the media whatever there's all sorts of questions, but he happened to put that clip out and I just said I'll never understand this fanbase in someone who was very often took apparently responded to me. I didn't really get in and chain but it popped off a chain of typical Boston Bruins. So then you have faith. So I would like to say personal statistically is the best goaltender you've ever had. So that point is moot. Okay, you can get into the argument about winning the cup or not. So that's all I accept because this guy is very like when cuz he's off the cob. That's it. Whatever something like that. I'm just paraphrasing. I'm not quoting deserve. I don't want to look it up who cares but then people come to the defense. I didn't have to come to the defense because I'm not going to defend with it. Cuz the way I feel about it is here's the best goaltender. I like to go there are reasons to get mad at your goaltender every now and then do you know what I mean? But this Perpetual like to focus on T. It's like he's one of the best goaltenders in the laughing. Fifteen years. He's definitely the best Bruins goaltender statistically or even one of the comments like he didn't win the cup. Oh, oh cuz someone said his name was on the cob. Oh goody. When that how many games did he play? And I said he didn't have to was Tim Thomas was on fire but back then goal-tending was different. You didn't go wrote a risk. Let him rescue Road the goaltender until you couldn't and that seems ridiculous to me because I'm not much as Tim Thomas indeed was the backbone of why they want in 2011. Like Mark said, there are twenty two people on that vent took a r s also didn't lose in the last minute and 30 seconds in 2013. I mean, I love the I won't even name them but defenseman on the ice, but no one's yelling at them. No one's mad at the rest of the team that didn't finish it out. I mean mad at Brad Marchand to from 2019 more than I am not to go cuz he was not the reason they were like three people who showed up to play game 7 that day took was one of them. So be mad at somebody else. Sometimes because when this team so hot mess Hammer to go when he deserves it but this Perpetual 30% of the crowd just does not understand you are so lucky to have two carafes. There are teams that would be 213 million cuz their goaltending is such a mess. They don't even have a tandem. They don't even have a half of only let alone a whole bully plus it's just ridiculous to me but predictable like what is wrong with the gorgeous song again? I love us. I am one of us, but we're all insane. I really think we're insane go ahead marks are real quick. I just wanted to touch on on how reactionary this fan base is is like when when the invalid are had to go England for the the terrible performance that jaroslav halak did that night accompanied by a pretty bad Bruins team that particular game. I mean, they really hammered on them, right? There's like, oh God this guy can't stop a puck and and and he's a future. It's like, oh my are you serious? You put a 20 in early twenties goaltender that still developing and it's high pressure situation log. At and try to freaking Salvage any of that game. I'm sorry and the guy was coming on on to one ones and they would forget scoring on what did he do? But you already set the base full of the next one coming in which I think is absolutely ridiculous. This kid needs more NHL time not just a playoff game or he comes into to salvage what's left so long this other fanbases drives me nuts with their lack of intelligence. I'm not the freaking smart as hockey guy in the world either but I'm common sense. You know what I'm saying? Yeah, I agree with you. I think they don't sometimes you just don't think rationally there's so there's so much passion and intensity and how Bruins fans think about their team that I think that sometimes they just get clouded and they don't walk straight like they they they leaned on the old narratives, you know, it's the it's the Jacobs fault. It's the Harry sinden it's the they're cheap which is wrong and then there's the dog The to go ask is not you know, Tim Thomas one, but I'll tell you this about Tim Thomas two things about him one. He wasn't great in the entire playoffs. I hear his first the first series against Montreal they almost lost and he wasn't a very good and then he started to pick up steam and second round and then of course against Tampa Bay and and inveigh against Vancouver. He was very good. He was he started his head a lot but he also had an excellent defensive or front of him like an excellent like the best defensive going to League Dennis Seidenberg play out of his mind in that whole playoffs. So that's a that's a better defensive Court. This defensive Corps is right now and certainly more veteran more experienced injera at a much, you know, a shower nine years ago, which is much different in charge today. And how does Jake debrusk not into this poem? I mean, it's just fascinating. Like, how do you not think for me my my top three major underachieving disappointments would be Jake debrusk number one and then off Have like the the constant Coleman Anders Bjork group that we've been hearing about for a couple of years. Now who's who don't improve and don't progress in need to because they need to fill those spots. So, that's another disappointment and I really wouldn't even and then I'd probably have Chara like third only because not really to his own fault. I mean he's older and he's but he's severely declined this year. This is a page where he's showing a lot of declined and that was unexpected to me. I thought he'd show some but not to the to the point that he did this year. So that was a disappointment. But other than that, I mean Jake Jake is on the top two graphs doesn't sniffed us this this thing and it's just unbelievable to me and I don't know how you keep abreast profit because he was the biggest disappointment to me and I don't think it's close because it needs to be better. You need to be more consistent and he needs to fill out that second line and help David. Krejci, you know again is another thing is that took her ask a David krejci are not wage. Typical Bruin personalities typical Brewing players, they sort of have a you know, they're they're European. They have a different personality different sort of cultural differences that wage not Grinders and you know, they it looks like they take some time off and they they're not balls to the wall blue collar run through a wall for you. So they take the most heat. It seems crazy and Rask when things go wrong and they don't get all the credit they deserve from all the fans too and call it what you will but it's just true and they'll they'll they'll they'll page Brad Marsh into the end of time even though he does stupid things take stupid penalties take stupid chances. He doesn't need to take they always always always always support him and make excuses for him. But the minute David krejci, you know coughs up the puck or does something that looks you know less than top effort. They're all over them. So that's just wrong. How it is the Bruins fans and it makes me angry and took takes too much blame when they shouldn't even be anywhere near this poll. It's just insane to me home right next topic Retro Jerseys. Another thing that pisses me off. I'm sure you like it and number one that you hates. All right. Hello, which ones do you like? All right, so I'll start by saying I think most of them are underwhelming just generally like, okay, is this any different than what normally you would be wearing? Not really? Okay. So but I really like I loved Colorado and I understand it's weird because some teams were rarely older, you know, obviously we know that's the nordiques, you know, but I feel like Colorado is always done a good job, even I was in Colorado and 95 years and stuff on the franchise really opening and whatever. Really go know they've always honored the colors of it. They've never pretended like like the Carolina Hurricanes only want to be the Hartford Whalers when it suits them. You know what I mean? We're Colorado has always I think that change colors kept the nordiques with them aren't you know, similar color schemes. So I loved there's and of all of them, that's the one that I would waste the $240 on if I had it. I really liked the king's I like dogs. I like that. They matched the Lakers. I know that's stupid. But I do like the throw, you know, it is Lakers. I mean for Kings fans and Lakers fans. I'm sure it's very exciting for them to have them have those kind of jerseys off and I do actually like the Minnesota Wild One. I know a lot of people don't but I actually did like that. I like it better than their actual. It's but that just me the one I hate is Detroit because I feel like wage rates are they having a shity enough here being a member of the NHL and of a storied franchise. This is you're going to cough up for them, which is basically a white fucking practice jersey. And a rat like it's one of the most iconic logos in sports. Like it's been around a hundred whatever you hits. I'm so disappointed. I also have to say I you know, I'm partial Calgary them last team, right but I hate the dragon. That's the Pooh Bear slash math bear to me of Calgary. That shit can be on the shoulders. But know why are you doing this? Don't do this anymore found most of them are interesting like Arizona and almost and what like I did not hate ours the worst. I will throw that out there. So go ahead. Who else what do you guys think? I may I liked Minnesota's I thought that that was a pretty pretty eye-catching one. I don't mind the Bruins a little biased right there and the other team I really all I and and I hate me for it. But I do like the Canadians jerseys. I like the blue. I like the Reversed. It's just I don't know and oh one more that I did like wage. The New Jersey Devils kind of brought it back to the old Scott Stevens and might erode erode a shout out to you know for the motor Broad River know what I mean. So no it was it was some good ones like some bad choice to like the Dallas Stars was terrible. It's like stop with the all white. It's all it's terrible. And yeah, the the Detroit Red Wings were very practiced years. He asked so that's that's my thing. But again, this is probably something that the league needed and get some interest and spend some money to try to recoup some losses. So it's smart to do but it's also also a moment when you want to slap some people's hands to say no top three for me, Colorado Avalanche off Quebec nordiques. I love that. I love I love the true retro. I love the fact that you've worn something like it before brings you back to those days in the early eighties of the staff sneeze dead. Michelle go away and then I like that one. I like the Hartford Whalers of course New England team that was his now-defunct and love those old Ronnie Francis. You know Kevin Dineen type. I love those Carolina Hurricanes Hartford Whalers ones and I love the Kings. Like you said the purple and gold again. It brings me back to the eighties of you know, Luc robitaille and off Nicholas and those guys love those jerseys love the devil's green. Love the handy Berkeley, you know old ladies Devil's love those two. I really like the I did like the Canadians need an egg. I see that and I like the the Maple Leafs. I like those old, you know old sweaters with the laces and the in the maple leaf logo. It's again, it's old school. I absolutely cannot stand the Mighty Ducks. It looks like oh, yeah. No, that's another one. I hate. Oh my God. It looks like an eight year old Druid on a scratch. It does too. It's terrible. It's so bad. It's no color to it either. It's just crazy. Sketch of a it's looks just horrific at least why they would I can go with hockey.com and Brew is jacked up hockey podcast host Jack. So absolutely loves them. And I think yeah, he absolutely loves the docks one cuz it brings him back to a stupid cartoon when Ducks play hockey and they fight crime. First of all, it was a very popular car wash cuz he's like my cousin Stephanie's age. So there are younger than us. Like we were a little older when Mighty Ducks came, you know what I mean? We were so I get that. I personally think they should have just had the classic original page, you know, when they first came in the league very recognizable people would just hockey fan kind of want to buy it up like we talked about the one I did forget about I did like to was I love the Lady Liberty that because it's close enough to the Rain doesn't recognize it as the Rangers automatically, but I also love the Statue of Liberty big fan of that. Yeah, but that that ducks one just and and I and Ed. View, I don't like any type of dragon any type of you know, just I don't like silly kids stuff like on there. I just I just you know, don't do that. I mean it's needs to be more classic its real meaning throwback. Meaning we've won something like it before I'm growing on the Bruins thing. I think I just need to get past the fact that and not doing just the old ladies thing in the gold does look pretty good. It looks better than the average bear gold thing that they were in the late nineties or whatever it was. So I I agree with that and I spent anything like that that has like a drag, you know, the Flames one or the Panthers want I mean, there's some offers out there that just I just know caricatures on there. It's just it looks silly. I don't know. I just got a big fan you wanted $75 on a buying it hates just to clarify is is that it drinking or is it a horse know? I think it's a dragon. Oh fire. Okay. All right, cuz it kind of looks like a broad horse. You know what I'm saying? Another thing if you don't know what it is off. Not succeeding. Well it is it is the saddledome. It is Calgary and they're known for their you know, I think that's why it's the I don't know it could be but I always assumed it was I thought it was dragging cuz they had that Jersey before that logo. Right? Right. Yeah, third jerseys or something. I always thought it was a dragon but they drew it in the style of the horse kind of as a nod to the Stampede. You know what I mean? Yeah, but I could be wrong. What am I out of the reach out to some Calgary folk and get some money and all that it is but just the style of the drag they made it the kind of so, it's like a horse dragon a fire horse. I don't know what the hell is that should not be on the front of your excuse me. All right before we were to break we'll sneak in English Tale of Two Twitter reply chains and Heather. I'll let you take control this one. Okay. So like the first one was when with the Evan thing and just like man, I hate all the Bruins fans sometimes but it's funny like I like watching us fight with each other because again, we're so just walk Here or here this is how I am the there's no reasoning. There's no let's come to an agreement that maybe two sometimes sucks. But overall I'm happy. He's not goaltender know. It's like you're on younger. It's like worse than politics wage. I swear to God with Thrones fans, but then on the flipside when the new Retro Jerseys came over, I had flippantly responded to the Vegas golden knights. Like how does a team that's only been around a half years even do retro right? So not really in a like being a little I was being a little bit of a brat. I'm not going to lie, but I also am interested because I don't know anything about like Vegas hockey like what the hell like I'm going to lead us Yankee snob like I barely acknowledged hockey west of the Mississippi. I'm just saying, so it was nice because their fans they did not like, oh, you're so stupid and ignorant not clearly my logo. They would know I'm a Bruins fan or whatever so they could have easily opened up a like whole can of worms. Yeah fight but they didn't they were very respectful and you know what I learned. Is that the birth Going to Jersey actually is a throwback to the IHL Thunder with different colors. And also the ECHL Wranglers don't really know what that means. But I would like to say thank you to the I didn't write down your name Las Vegas fans who respectfully started fighting amongst each other about something but not in the way like we'd be like what the fuck is all wrong. It's not even how it happened there. Like actually they did not sell out the billion thing or not. But thank you to all the Vegas fans who gave me a nice other team interaction because really I'm only around other like fan bases that are jerks like us so, you know, but that I thought was an interesting fact, I'd like to share it. So see how on hockey Twitter people we can actually have a useful exchange of information and even share political without going crazy. It's okay. Now is that that was the tale of two Twin Trees Bruins splitter chain not talking to him. Now. He's not he's the worst off. Can you even say that? He's never won the cop he's never going to win the cup. I think I'm gonna put a pole out and I'm going to put like who's your who's your most hated Brewing to put Rask and krejci and Jeremy Jacobs them all off not even going to be able to pick end of like all the above was the last one. Yeah, it's crazy. So sorry about the hour mark will in Marcus. I'm worried about the store next to me war. Yes. 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CA please go to the store next door website and order something cool cuz you're helping out a great cause so we are back and then we get our still a ton of figured topics. We gotta go over but Matt show us the elitist the way sir, right Hockey East having some difficulties down to cancel be said it was b c u n h had to cancel system games over the weekend because of you know, kovich positives and and just sort of being a sense of respect stock receive it off correctly the word there was a game between Uconn and UMass. I believe the game that you can have someone 5 to 1, so it's really going to be a difficult time. It's sort of opportunity for Hockey East to try to plug the way through e c a c's down to four teams left. I think that's all last Yeah, I believe he's gone. And then some other e c a c teams have opted out so only four teams left there. So it's going to be difficult and the game of hockey and college hockey to continue with a fairly consistent season here. So I just wanted to get your thoughts Iowa start with Heather on do you think college hockey can actually muscle a way through or season pass, you know, or at least what looks like a season and and how how is it as a fan to see some teams not playing some teams playing less games and others. Can they have a fridge in for just doesn't seem like from a Fan's perspective sort of takes some of the steam out of it. I'm going to get thoughts on. Yeah, that's how I feel. It's a get all pumped and then just like I was wondering what happened before it even got dropped, you know, the puck got dropped. They had already canceled the UNH and Main which is a bummer in itself like to know, you know what I mean? Like that was a great opener a, New Jersey again cuz the men and women are mirroring each other mostly their opponents will mirror each other that cancels the women's hockey too and I just don't know I just if we're already canceling games I'm sure this flexibility I know they have this like double play off like kind of elimination maybe to make up kind of four games that they might lose but I'm just not sure how long they're going to be able to go forward like I said right now New England states aren't allowed to travel to other New England states and how do you pull off Hockey East with most yet or anything like that. It's not even if you could pull off something with the closest teams to each other and maybe kind of did like mini pods and just kept having them play each other and then maybe it'll lighten up a little you can switch the way around that way it's just doesn't seem like it's going to be able to happen and then what do you do that's a whole other level of affecting hockey from top to bottom that's going on I don't know I just thought it's going to know it probably won't work out overall in the NC double A because like you said there are teams dropping out still at this point there are teams that have already lost and things off Now seem to only be getting worse like heightening the firm, you know, travel concerns and things like that with covid-19 and college campus is a hotbed. So even if you can keep your players I waited mostly you can't not expose them to the rest of the college campus or the city of Boston or Providence or whatever. So as a fan at I almost wished that we would rip the Band-Aid off and just say it can't happen. But at the same time if we can get 15 games of all these teams get fifteen games in that would also make my heart very before the players themselves was and all these schools cuz some of these schools like, you know, like we live in the United States. So a lot of schools depend on football as their big money maker, but there are some schools like Boston University or Wisconsin or Michigan or whatever. They also depend on their hockey because they are Powerhouse teams that can get a lot of sponsorship and stuff. So I just thought I don't want the kids to be in limbo. But I also think that in the end if they decide that the end of December that nevermind we can't do it then what was the point, you know what I mean? I'd rather than just work out. Maybe you know what they can do lots of training some other way figure it out, you know, maybe things like nothing you can get back to a shortened schedule, but it's just disheartening cuz I want the kids to play more than anything because they They work very hard to become D1 hockey players, you know, and they need that, you know, they've everybody's had a trip from them and I'm sure it hurts them the same way. It hurts my kid when he couldn't go to his game because we had to shut a rink or whatever, you know, and and as a fan I just really love I like on Friday and sat, you know you throw on and there's hockey East on Nason or whatever you watch it on and just disappointing for everyone all around. Now I'm bombed-out. Thanks for bringing this up on I don't know how much I mean you you love watching hockey obviously all sorts of different levels of hockey. And this is just another I just don't see them being able to get through a season with the with a spiked numbers and flu season in full gear here for at least another couple of months or so. It's going to be real life difficult to have a season right in the midst of this. Yeah sure is and it's tough. I mean, it's just it's just the times that we're dealing with and in this cold crap. It's just continuing to just just dismantle great programs, but for me to bring it back to a Bruins thing, I was I really wanted to watch Trevor Countach first game at Boston College over the weekend when they were set to play about I think a home-and-home or a double session with UNH. So I was I was a little disappointed in that I was kind of looking for Into it, but then I you know, I found hockey elsewhere in the USHL. I watched Mason Laurie last night and Jake Schmaltz and I'm watching a lot of Michigan with Beach error occur. So I I ordered the Big Ten Network you guys should to if you if you do it's really good. So, yeah, it's just it's just unfortunate that things are happening like this and these times and off, you know, I'm with Heather with that you want to keep these kids up and up and running with the skating and and you know, just to keep the development going. You don't want to speedbump like Colvin to to put a ripple effect. I mean it it puts a ripple effect that everybody's lives. But when you're trying to get away from the Covetous all the time and try to go to your happy place. It's very unfortunate so long it is it is difficult because I am a hockey guy used to I used to go to video games all the time when I was a kid and during their Heyday of you know the amount dead. Is and and and all those great them and get guns and all those great players. They have it be you in it's just it's difficult for me, you know, the large majority of those kids who were the only hi this is the end of their hockey career. So I mean a lot of them aren't going to play pro. And if you're a senior, you know, that who who's really been like Heather said just working your whole life for this year and it's just such so demoralizing to college kids and high school kids who work so hard and and really have passion for it. And this could be the the end of June organized, you know, playing hockey and organized fashion at a high level. It's really difficult and I hope that they can work their way through it, but with more and more teams opting out and bought a hum. I know it's going to take is an outbreak on a team to shut it down. And so I don't know. I'm hopeful that they can they can work their way through it and and bubble themselves and their own in their wage. Way there I like to have this idea of having like the city teams, maybe play a few weekends just to get some games and stuff. But again, what do you what do you playing for? There's no real is there a means to an end at the end with a tournament and that sort of thing so it's still not a great scenario, but in no way you part know being down think of that. So there's another thing you're a senior at you and you walk in part. It is a one of the big reasons. Why you go there is recruiter for improvement. And yeah in any can't play in a bean pot is yeah. It's just it's just not a great situation like and I feel like the young people are getting sort of screwed in the end because not a lot of young people are really getting super sick with it. And I think it's hard for them to understand why they can't play wage because they, you know, they're they're young in the sense of immortality and everything and they feel like you know, why why can't we play if we're not really in a huge danger and it's just it's a lot of confusing thoughts. Three ahead and I can understand so so anyway, the next next topic is the yakub's squared off jakub. Zboril in his team squared off against yakovlev. Go to agreements prospects. Elanco. I ended up actually scoring a really nice school like a break a 1-1 tie in that one and and Michael start with you and your thoughts on the two yakov's I know that's moral. I've seen mixed reviews. He's had some good games and some bad games and some inconsistency. It looks like and then yep local came in gangbusters with a lot of I sort of hype after the draft of this could be the type of Bruins player that you really love and then you sort of flattened out and didn't really, you know, he had some injury problems and things but it seems like you started to turn the corner and progressing into the player that they thought they might have. Yeah, and let's hope that that way it comes to fruition. I'm still high on moral even though that you know, he was a first-round pick in kind of a disappointment in 2015, but maybe suck. Some kids need a little extra time to learn the system and so on so he'll certainly get his chance, you know, and as of Twitter follower a cam bromell who does a fantastic job of letting Bruins fans know what's going on overseas with the with these players on loan. You know, I think it's moral had I had a game or two that were not very good like Matt's age, but he's starting to come around so and and Four Loko, you know, he's just a spark plug of a kid a good Prospect in the system is just riddled with injuries last year. Hopefully, you know that we take he turns the page on a health perspective concussions and and and the world juniors accident when he was a guest on the ice for less than a minute and his first shift you just tears a tendon, I believe so, you know this high expectations for him because he's so fast and so crafty with Skills, so I still believe that he needs another year or two in the in the age L. He certainly can do that with his entry-level contract. So but I wouldn't rush to place like him still getting used to the North American game. I know he played in the Quebec major Junior Hockey League with the randa. Randa Huskies want to I called a couple of those guys but was injured at the end of that and it wasn't long as the cop but he wasn't able to play and last year in the AHL that you saw some really good things, you know, so solid step for him. Yeah. I think he's definitely going to be a solid piece in the Bruins future but nothing to be rushed right now. It just it will take some time with this kid get his overall game. His speeds their skills there now, it's just that two-way style. You know, you want to get the players that age difference of style too and not just in North and South, you know Speed game. So well, that's a good thing. So too, you know, there's a lot of players over on loan like we talked about Oscar steege. Having a really good year, you know he's got nine goals and I think his twelve games Matt the numbers on that and angles and 12 and 9 goes twelve points and 14 games. Yeah. So yeah, well song a lot of solid stuff going over there and it's fortunate that those guys can get are able to play over there and skate, you know and just keep the Reps going. So oh Heather they got a bruise going to need off or be really helpful because of their the holes they need to fill and I think they're sort of counting on the World to give them something. So I'm really looking at his consistency level and in this league explaining now at home, hopefully that translates into something in the NHL. Yeah, I'm especially you know, the defenseman. I'm glad to see not just him but these other kids getting to skated meaningful games like inactive League's where things still meet. You know what I mean something they're not just doing training sessions or like, you know, those short kind of quickly things that are like eight games and done with you know, they're I'm sure it's nice for them to be home back in Europe, but I agree with you. I think that all of them, you know that Europeans you have to get used to the North American style and maybe a little bit of a slipping there. You know what I mean was just going back to that style. Do you I mean cuz now it's been nine months or whatever you were playing North American style, which is an excuse but he is Young and he'll grow but I agree with you like I really like to see him get A little more consistent on what he shows and I know it's a little different style hockey but the NHL today is a lot more like European fast style than it is the old-school luggie thoughts as we all dream in that world that we still are in the big run down. Like you said Trucking kind of hockey that we play on North America. So but I think it's a good opportunity because you certainly don't want these kids especially like while Aur zaboor hold those prospects because they are the ones you are you need him, you know to fill in on that back end like we don't have a choice like back 9N the bar all laws on whatever they have to think our swim because it doesn't look like we're going out to get anything else. So two of you at least depending on what happens with Chara at least two of you We can assume Clifton maybe has a little bit of an edge up cuz he's been up a little bit there, you know, but we need you to get better. So hopefully right now they're taking this opportunity to really be an especially the Border like get down how to think and see the game cuz they are playing against a lot of other prospects in players from North America right now. Are you all in the NHL now because every Thursday at home and a lot of them are skating, you know, right and the other thing is when you coming up here for the Bruins, like I say a guy like some moral you're gonna come up and play probably with the young guy. So that's the other thing. You don't have a lot of there's a lot of Veteran. I mean, there's Kevin Miller and made me shower if he comes back but there's not a lot of Veteran guys on the backend that you can you can't pair them up with a three year old defenseman has been there kind of thing or maybe even Paramount with like a shower, you know, they play the same side, but you know or something like that, I mean you can't I mean you're you're coming up and playing with a club. Send or even Carlos a young guy, you know, it's so it's it's you know, it's going to be interesting to see how the Blue Line sort of shakes out for the Bruins and if they go out and get someone or if they wait until mid-year and they go out and get some more or see what they have and then maybe use one of these two got one of these guys is trade ships to try to get some some veteran means a lot of financial indecision is a lot of unknown in the season. Maybe they've just maybe they forecasted that and thought that maybe we should wait until we take on other until we signed a Brusque or Thursday take on other contracts until we see what happens with the NHL and nhlpa. So, who knows I mean again, I hope within the next couple three weeks here we start to figure that out. And if we don't then it could be in danger of missing at least some of the season so I do like what I see though for Mason lower. I've seen some of the clips of him. He really seems to have some tools and that that pic was obvious ba khong He hammered on as a as a reach at 58, but it looks like he definitely has some tools and some size and some offensive wherewithal and ability and the clips that life seen it looks like someone who's noticeable on the ice is a defenseman for Green Bay when I've seen some of those clips so I kind of like what I see there. I like where she's from Beecher. He's a he's got great strides first and he's a big kid and saw him score in front of the net which is nice to see when it really nice fast. Okay and heavy hit took a heavy and he was just he was going through the Arizona Phoenix Arizona state blue line and was trying to cut through the mall lost the puck. So when you went to go reach he was he was he was like watching and all of a sudden the guy came right across the Blue Line in Hammond him Hammond him you gotta charging call which I kind of think. It was a I thought it was a clean hit. I don't think it was predatory at all. But I agree. I I thought it was clean wage. But I thought it was you know, in in real time. It probably looked worse and it was kind of thing cuz he was reaching and bending it up. And it looked I think it was one of those that looked so bad that we need to call back. Yeah, I'm sure he's clean. I just you're going to get your head up, you know moving across the ice like that and losing the puck and no man's land there. Someone's coming hard at you and that way hopefully a learning process there for for Beecher. Yeah. Thankfully. He was on the Isis first a couple of seconds, but got up and skated on his own. And so yeah, everything is good. Yeah, everything's good with them. All right. So our next topic Inga doesn't rant is what it says on the agenda. She pulls. All right Heather. What's what's on the pole stripper pole? So I may have been called. So in the attempt to see if there's anything in Berlin's land that Bruins fans hate more than two carafes because my brain was very rabid. Holy this song. So that's why random things are on here that I had put on whatever things that I think but I was like, you know what screw this I'm doing a poll. There's gotta be something that people hate more than two. So I was like, this is what confuses me again. This was back to the like I'll never understand this Bruins fan base. So we put two girls. First of all, thank you to the four hundred something people that voted. I appreciate that because polls are always down with numbers. So even stripper poles right Market. Yes, so we put to go on there the Boston Bruins and the other Bruins fans off and I had to pick before so I picked off Samuelson. Now, we all know the three of us know there's only one correct answer to this poll and that's all Samuelsson as people commented a lot under wage. But I also think that's an age thing like, you know what I mean like this there but it made me happy that took a finally did not win a pole for being the worst amongst Bruins fans. So took about twenty years. Present the Bruins got 10% other Bruins fans 11% which I thought was funny because you would think that number would be way higher the way that you see people talking that they hate this team and each other like bubble. That was nice but all Samuelson 57% and there's so many funny comments obviously most people are like whatever but Thomas Nystrom he had put it really should be the other way really be other Bruins fans and all steel mills kind of funny Chris black. He's like turtle boy, of course. Yes, because I don't know. But anyways, if you saw this song, you're listening to this, you're like who the hell is all stainless? And first of all, why are you listening to a Bruins podcast? If you don't know who else and listen and sees the vein of this existence here like yeah, but there was also some object mobile mentions of Pat maroon. The Jacobs is Don Sweeney anything Tampa Bay related gilliflower was on there and the 2015. Draft interestingly absent from the comment line was the Montreal Canadiens which saddens my heart. So I thought we could make this into a round-robin. We got all four on the first rung back for more random things. Like what do you hate? You know, so but although I did like as Norm pointed about that off as the no-brainer, but that could also be a suitable replacement wage is less as assholes that week or anybody watching us on YouTube connects guy hit Nathan Horton Hears the guy on my right. Oh, yeah Rome Rome. Yeah Aaron Rome Aaron. Yeah, like actually blindsided off Nathan's switch some with some would say help the Bruins when the cough. Yeah, and he went out there and sprinkled the garden water. Oh, what a moment one moment. Great month. Those games and the guy met that Cup finals when they basically destroyed the connects three games. There were just electric atmosphere. But yeah, I actually put a poll on during the break and on my Twitter and I put Whipping Boy and there have been nine votes so far 11% said Tuukka Rask in eighty-nine cents and Jeremy Jacobs. I also be interested in a charger on the axles of the four choices 89% of 9 votes already in like 30 minutes have been for Jeremy Jacobs. So I guess it's still it's still that hatred out there for the ownership. I just I just voted it will remain anonymous because this is Mark but I will promised anyone who takes a poll that comes from myself or Matt all votes will be counted equally and fairly. We don't care, you know, there's no electrical system and we'll get like 5 p.m. Like others. Oh, that's funny. Yeah. All right. Sorry. Sorry, that's hilarious. So why I'm Twitter, I don't know this next item on. The agenda is on Twitter. Eric Lindros is done is Sophie and I saw this if you go to Twitter, it's on all the NHL NHL Twitter site added Twitter page. Sophie is giving lessons on skating a secure this thing in the world and I I you know fact I was actually at Eric Lindros is guiding debut with the Philadelphia Flyers. I went to that game. I'd like to Lindros coming out in the you know, he was obviously the number one pick in a big Prospect and a big fight, you know, a lot of hype behind him and I remember begging my mother to get me tickets to see on a Saturday night in the guide. And so I did go to the Eric Lindros his first game of the garden but his daughters were cute cute dog. I don't know if you guys any comments on that or sorry. I didn't see it. I unfortunately I missed it. I'll rely on you and and possibly have that to fill me in on what actually happened off. My apologies for not checking it out. It was just like a minute cuz she's like We're going to teach you how to skate and you got a pump your arms and she's like jumping it's just like seven 6 or so. She just soaked and obviously hockey's in her blood and it was just very cute. Like this is the future of women's hockey and just being a cute kid on Twitter video from your dad or whatever who happen to have been a former professional hockey player and it was just so cute because one for me like I always say like I can't my my oldest son. I was skating me by the time it was like six years old. I cannot fall down but I don't I wouldn't consider it seemed like solid but this little girl she's like six years old and she's already like jumping you can put on there but it was just so cute you pump your arms like this like just little kids are so cute young age. She she always has great Bloodlines cuz their Uncle Brett was a NHL player too. She's gotta she obviously going to be playing at some major college or on the USA team at some point later on in life. Jazz of Bloodlines and and uh, but it's really cute. If you check it on on NHL Twitter headed they posted it recently you can check that out and just go on Twitter and edit and search Eric Lindros and daughter Sophie and then next item on. The agenda is Bruins Tik-Tok now, I'm not a tick tock guy. I'm not a snap face as I would snap base wage type face talk whatever it is. I don't do any of that stuff. So I'm going to have to have you Heather tell me what the hell this means. So I don't really know I don't I never had social media until two months ago when I got my Twitter account, so I'm not pressured to get you on Twitter stood as the kids have this techtalk thing in which there's little video short videos. They poem right? So the Boston Bruins apparently have a tick tock page. So let's go back. Do we all remember in the shootout When Brad Marchand skated by the puck first Philly so they put the dog Video out with like music. I mean it is kind of funny but like Brew want it's funny because is brewing the Bruins actually hate their own team too because this is not your like like who watch a mock their own players on Tik-Tok. It is funny. They put into like this song but it just caught my eye because hey, it's hilarious like making fun of Brad Marchand to it's painful to re watch that cuz I was so pissed off so pissed but it's just funny that this we need our social media content from this team is very strange quick scan right now. This is the video you're going to put out not like McAvoy with his mom is doing a dance or something like that. It's going to be Marshawn that's in the pocket. But I am said like why in the actual Park is going on, but it was just funny. So if you haven't seen the clip, it's on Thursday instead talk, but I don't know how to use check. I don't have that. Just so look at on Twitter or Facebook or something. Just Marshawn Tick Tock video. It's funny. I don't think there's any question that you will not be seeing a black and chrome. I guess Tik Tok anytime soon as well. That's not my bag at all. I I'm not into the tiktok thing. I think I think what I see on Twitter is enough for me. It's kind of it's funny. But nothing I would want to get involved in or anything like that. But I mean good on them to explore all areas of social media to get to promote the team and so on. But yeah, it's just not for me. Yeah. I just trying to get my Bruins in in sports do is, I can get the motion was there I'm on Twitter Facebook and Linkedin kind of guy. So that's about it off as PNG Heather any of those or yeah, we have a couple that we actually had a topic. I'm sorry the not underscore F 43,000 each for fighting. He had actually remember how we had to ask maybe topics too. But this is just a quick one before we do the actual ass png's I will count it even though it doesn't say hashtag asked me if she yeah Ralph wage. Not oh and instead. He just said I actually want this organization to get hammered for not retiring Willy Ariz number. What is the reasoning and we kind of talked about already I think last week or the week before something. But yeah, he brought it up. Yeah, and so this was another you know, like I'm not going to hammer them but just one more time like what is the we the NHL we get maybe everyone's not agreement. Let's retire the number NHL wide but why has this organization? And I agree with Matt. They have paid homage a little too. It's not like they ignored his importance. You know what I mean? But why is his number not up in the rafters in our own building? I don't get it either. I mean, yeah, I mean I I guess I see I see the number thing. I just think you should put some sort of acknowledgement in the rafters. Maybe it would have to be the number of you really hung up on you have to be a great player Hall of Fame numbers. I mean, you know, he he didn't have a very long career. So so maybe if you hung up on the phone numbers are just for that type of thing hockey acknowledgements. Then I I get that I get that but you should put something up there to acknowledge Him up next to the numbers and wage, you know the the banners for the for the the winds and I don't know the Adams Division band is still up there. I thought that was the most ridiculous thing. But but those but you know up there somewhere else maybe a picture of him and some of his accomplishments or something. Nice of Banner for 4 will be great. You know, I think that's that's great. And I think you know if you don't want to do the whole number thing off. Then I get it I guess but you know something up there would be really nice to see and and maybe they will at some point, you know, it's who knows they haven't really had a crowd in there for a while. So maybe they're maybe they have some things on the plate to do. Maybe that's something that is in the back of their minds. Who knows so Yeah, I just I I just think it's weird because I get like maybe as a player wise but he is in the Hall of Fame as a builder, you know what I mean? And right all the other numbers are people who are Hall of Famers, you know what I mean or whatever I can can you think of one? That isn't in the Hall of Fame to that is also retired by the yoga. I can't off the top of my head. I'm trying to imagine the pianos real quick. But Jack Rabbit, I just even if you don't retire the number his number he should have one of those you know what I mean, like even if you don't officially retire the number his number should be up recognizing him with his name and not even if it has a builder more than a player or kind of an odd to both. It does kind of befuddled me and you think especially in this environment to like if a huge conversation this year's like not to get you know, but obviously thought we had a lot of like protests and things over people's acknowledging the importance of African Americans, you know, he's Canadian obviously, but I mean the same thing holds right that it It seems like this is almost the right moment to like. Yes, they have, you know, given lots of acknowledge. I have a postal we bought a game one day. It was like an anniversary of something happening with him, you know when we had gone to a game but it does just befuddle me. Okay, come on, boys. These are the other ask png's. Oh, thank you very much Ralph. So what kind of offensive upside do you think Jax? Did Nico will have in his first full season? That's wrong Jacob abinanti a benanti. Is that how you say? Yeah. He's a new writer black and gold hockey.com. I direct never came out loud. Great question. Yeah, he's going to have he's got some tremendous upside and and hopefully it's going to be on display because it's definitely going to be needed. Well, when when this Boston Bruins team just looking for that secondary scoring off on the top six. I have them locked in as making the team but he also has the availability to go down to Providence to if needed. I hopefully that doesn't happen. But if it does suck Always going to have a strong head on his shoulders and work hard to get back up the NHL level but I have him scheduled and as an NHL roster probably on the right side, so we'll see what happens from there, but solid Prospect and and somebody to watch that's for sure. I mean, I like send Nikka. I liked what I saw because he was noticeable on the ice and this short amount of time. He played in the post office in the air and you could see that he had some real ability Vision hands and some really good offensive tools. He's not had an opportunity to talk to Billy Jack while back in his concern with Jack was that he's still very slight in to take the wear and tear of the NHL season and I can see that and I think that maybe would maybe be included cuz I'm not the biggest jackets of Nika supported to try to get him on one of the top two lines to start the season is that maybe he's not physically ready to carry that sort of Burden, but I thought Don't want to put him down the third or fourth line with someone who can't really blame 8 and then his numbers aren't there and then you start to question whether or not how good he is. Sometimes the Bruins do this. They they start a prospect on Thursday that has no chance to score and then blame the guy for not scoring or producing so I don't want that either. I think you need to come up and especially now with punch to knock out to start the year and put them right in that Top Line with perjury in March and and just see what you have for three or four weeks and see if he can produce with those guys or if you want to put a crate she could do that as well because you're going to have wage, you know, Marsha and the person I get least two, maybe the Martians for the very beginning of the year not not ready yet. So if that's the case you have an opportunity here to see we have instead of Nika, you know, like what I've seen him so far off. I think this might be a good opportunity to do that because of the injuries you have to start the year. So I I'm I'm an advocate for doing that and I think you can he can potentially be dead. Again your own system that could fill one of those needs you really had as a top-six forward instead of going out and spending money on a guy. So it's a real he he's a very important piece to this I think as far as filling out the roster and adding another offensive piece, so I don't know how the your thoughts on Jack but I I liked what I saw and I think that maybe I'll say this he seemed to have more ability probability than guys like Bjork and cumin and those guys you seem to be more noticeable as a cop 6 a.m. And I get we're going to need him. But I also I'm going to need everyone to keep it in perspective of like what you said. I think our expectations just ridiculously high all the time and all those Jacks technique is probably going to make a positive offensive impact on this team. He cannot be like the Saving Grace if we wanted a Saving Grace, we should have gone out and got one. You know what I mean? Are we should sign one with whatever we have left. I do think it's an important step for him. I think he's ready to come up and be up but I don't think he's you know filling in on the top line for a week or two is one burden but like being in the top two lines for a whole season is and I do think he could use another sip of seasoning up but I think he's in a weird position where he's kind of outgrown his role in the age L. But he's not quite ready for his role in the NHL. So I guess when you get to that point You Gotta Sink or Swim right? So I expect to see him up on the roster and Jamaican and pack but my big concern is we very easily can tear down top prospects on the team, especially if we see something good for them for a little bit and we expect that they're going both ways have that consistently all the time and which isn't so in your first full season, you know what I mean? It's just unless you are a natural-born stud and I do think he has a really good way to see the ice. Was it off? Will you stop on on Words yet? I think he sees the ice really. Well though compared to like you said his contemporaries. Like like I think it's got a lot of Italian. I just a talent but I don't think he can kind of see the move ahead and or even I think that's one of petersel are extremists issues as he can't read play very well or see the ice, you know overall. So that's it you like that stuff Nika box. Now both phones. So Bjork had a lot of Italian at him and I was like, I know I did too. Okay. So one last one we got Shawn Harvey I asked us if there's a shortened season sixty games or something this year. Do you think that the Bruins should test more of their upcoming prospects in the NHL or try to go and when the cop I don't think we're winning the cops. So I'm going to go with I'll take the prospects I guess and we'll just choked through whatever happens this season. Yeah. I'm on board with given guys off. On a shortened season given the Vets a little more rest and getting incorporate some Youth and so on and and have folks ready for a potential playoff. I'm not I'm not saying copy either you didn't make any significant changes the addition of Craig Smith on the right side. It does address a certain need when you're looking at puck-possession cuz it's numbers are very good. There. He is a 20 goal scorer and I think he has for the past five seasons. So yeah, you add a little bit of scoring there. But for me, it's just not that big of a move up the upfront or you didn't wrong address anything on the defense, which I still think you need to another solid addition another solid veteran there regardless if you lose shower or not, but yeah, I think this is like three thousand or three moves away from from a Cup winner, but it's will be a competitive team and and possibly make the make the the play-offs but you know you got to do is log It better in the off-season, especially on your first day of free agency when everything's going and you just making a simple signing and and thank thank Craig Smith for coming in at a lower cap number than the way he could have gotten on an on the open market, you know, so we'll see what happens but hopefully hopefully everything works out regardless of this season coming up and if it's not really going to happen. So let me just it's a day-by-day week-by-week kind of thing for this NHL and nhlpa and and what's going to happen moving forward. Yeah. I am and look if you haven't made many moves you you picked up Craig Smith, which is a very widely regardless of very good move, especially for the money and turn on but you haven't really done anything else to change all that much and you really seem to be relying on these young guys. Then you need to give them the then that's where you don't do. You need to give them the opportunity you've obviously said we're going to put our eggs in these young guys back home. It's and see what we have and maybe use the sixteen Game season just to say in some look at some fans think that if sixty game modified season with a different divisions is unreal season, let's just call it. I mean some people think that way and that's that can be rightfully. So I mean, it's not a typical season. So maybe just take this as a sort of a trial kind of. Or see where you have for young guys play as many as you can and different situations see what you have and then at the end of next season now saying users a throwaway season, but use it as a season where you really looking at what age having your system and then at the end of this season you say okay, who are we going to continue with and we going to move on from and I I would be on board with that if you just came out and sort of said that in in toll people that was the plan. I think that people would understand for the most part. I mean, you're not going to please everybody but I think people would understand. I think you get in trouble as an organization when you say one thing and dead. Okay, or you say like you said well, we're going to make some major changes to the roster and we have to be really honest with our roster and then you made essentially none. So that that's that's where people get off irritating it is because you're not being truthful and I think it's you can have some transparency here and this time and say look at this is what we're looking to do because of this and I think that the majority of people fans out there would understand and when at least know the plan and be able to embrace that plan and see how it works then to say, yeah, you know, we're still trying to win the cup and then really do nothing that makes anybody believe it trying to win like a mess up man touch on that right there. It's like I don't want to go. I don't want the Boston Bruins organization to go as drastic as sending Letters Out to the season pass holders much like what the Chicago Blackhawks did and then we built and with the New York Rangers did and so on. That's just a but at your end a year press conferences like you mentioned wage. No, it's just have been a dialogue with your with your your passionate fans and your supporters. And and what we do as a sports Media company here on a daily basis is feed us the information that we need and not just leave us in the dark but certainly don't in Boston. One thing is is is is is very important as being truthful and and and you said that you're not make these want to make these moves to be a better team for the next season and you didn't well, I'm sorry you basically put your own foot in your mouth and and and you're up for speculation, you know, when when fans have a little outrage so by doing that expect expect the rebound of of eight coming at you because that's certainly what you got it almost makes you wonder that Sweeney said that thinking as a GM this is what we need to do and then Jeremy Jacobs with someone after he said that pulled him in the office was like, I don't think we're doing that right now, you know it almost like there was a four of their and their job Swinney never said anything else about it which leads me to believe that he spoke too soon and he said something out of context and then the ownership was like, you know, what now that we're looking at the numbers not going to happen in any try to get creative with numbers and players and term and and no one was biting know teams are biting any misread the market which is okay because it's a again it's a different time. It's no one kind of knows what the hell's going on. So I wouldn't blame them if he misread it, but I think it might have that might have been the case, you know, he spoke sort of other contexts right after the season ended saying this is what we need to do and then upon further review. We we realize we you know, the money's tight and we're not there's uncertainty let's not do it. Yeah. One thing before I had that I want to say is is what you just said if Jeremy Jacobs took him in the office and said no we shouldn't have said that then you should have said the same thing the cam Nealy before he did it three days later. Hey. Right. Sorry Heather. Go right ahead. Well, that's kind of what I was going to say is that I mean I've expressed how I think camp and Dawn on the same page anymore because Neil he's been around longer. So his ass is behave under the fire when it comes to the Jacobs, even though the thing is like the president has a lot more the behind the scenes dealing with the owner than the GM does right. He is sexually answers to that person the GM like the figurehead and the talk. I mean has the power but it's also just the base that has to be the face of the front office. I do think that although they are not on the same page cam Nealy and Don Sweeney judging by those practices that they did a couple days apart. They sounded like they were Towing the party line. You know what I mean? Just like we're in a rebuild we have to assess everyone's on the table La La Crosse and I'm not quite sure if it's that John Sweeney misread the market, but I definitely think that they probably misread what they are expectations dog. Allowances would be for this season and it was too late to take it back. And now nearly and Sweeney's acids are going to be on the fire because the fans are going to expect like you said don't say if you don't mean it, you know what I mean. Say it that's not that's probably why even with the Tory crew think some fans were passed because they're like, you didn't even go back and say all right same offer U get three days to decide like, you know even just like that kind of thing, but I do feel like I don't know who but one of them made an expectation that they're not going to be able to keep and that concerns me because that means that we went in 3 months from like, oh, yeah, we're just going to tweak this team to we are in full on rebuilds at this point and I don't even think that's just a pandemic thing. I think it's a That direction of this team is they're almost to the angle with the drafts and everyone should you know what? I mean? We've been suffering and we're almost a tangle of Sweeney's original five, you know, three to five year plan, but we're a little past that but not too much bother and now we're going to blow it up and go a different direction and that's scary to me just as a fan so I don't know we'll see what goes with that but that's it has P&G a Thursday. We rented we talked about it. We mulled we thank you for this admissions to buy the way keep them coming just use the hashtag spng anytime the week because that we that keeps off track. We keep track with everything right there. So keep them coming anything that comes in starting the 23rd will apply to next week's hashtag BMG. So if it's off your brain at 9:00 at night on a Tuesday just add the hashtag and we'll go back and find it. Absolutely everyone for doing that any this weekend Bruins history Mark. Yes this weekend Bruins history, November 26th. 1975 Bobby Orr scored his last goal with with Boston in the Bruins 624 win over the New York Rangers and actually this brings up a little story and in a little promotion to buy the way but with with that being said by Bobby Orr I just wanted to talk talk about the book that Russ Conway wrote and it's called game misconduct and this is about Bobby Orr's agent Alan eagleson off and Russ Conway has since passed since last year. I believe he was a very very good Boston Bruins writer for the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and he wrote this book to expose what Alan eagleson did to Bobby Orr and and the corruption of hockey. So I highly suggest you get this book Russell. Like I said a great ride home. But he was the basic one that really opened the eyes to the FBI and a lot of Investigation Services to look into this guy and see what he was doing wrong. So kind of like, you know, Bobby was the last goal with the Bruins was kind of like the reason why because this asshole just took advantage of of a guy that it's just basically a New England Legend a world legend in the in the in the hockey community and you know could have been an owner of the Bruins guy, you know, I am hearing that the year there was an offer by the Boston Bruins to get Bobby more involved in the organization and Alan eagleson stated him away because I don't think he was getting a big enough cut on his end or or whatever but I highly recommend you read the book and and and explore how much of a piece of shit this guy was but and what he did to it just an absolute Legend and a great guy. And thankfully Bobby has had done excellent in business ventures and things so he's been able to rebound a lot of lot of athletes get taken advantage of and then really long struggle afterwards and and by which middle of persevere through it, so thankful for that. But that's that's a book. I definitely want to read I actually have the autobiography Bobby and I love this talk about pond hockey at a lot of have second thoughts are about playing pond hockey, which I think was really cool just to hear a guy just playing hockey on the pond was you know, arguably the greatest hockey player ever just they'll playing on the plane and how much he loved that almost as much as playing in the league like just and that's really cool to see what type of guy and sort of regular guy was so I'll have to check that book of for sure. Just a quick update on my package on my poll. Who is your Bruins Whipping Boy that's been forty-two votes and thanks everyone for voting took her ask a 26% David krejci at 5% Jeremy Jacob. 69 received so Jerry Jacobs is The Whipping Boy so far as 69% It's on my Twitter at home. I also tagged black and gold pot. So it's on for 5 days. So if you guys haven't seen it yet hop on Twitter. Yeah, the the two creators on awake yet. Yeah. 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I'd have just been tremendous faith has been such a great ride and you can't thank you all enough. So excellent. Hey Heather anything you thankful for other than you know, I'm grateful for a lot of things firstly. I'm grateful that we got to this point in the year cuz it's been it's been a long long year and I'm happy to celebrate Thanksgiving with you know a dog At least your direct family cuz we can't have Gatherings this year or whatever, but it's been a long year, so I'm thankful to just I guess be here and be able to hang out with you guys every weekend and I'm super thankful to everyone who supports black and gold and from from the first episode and articles. He was dropping through him in him must be coming an LLC and just the growth and all the awesome writers and all the people who support us from our super serious stuff to our silly stuff like, you know are apparently our new Twitter pool kind of thing. We're going to be doing that will be off balance back and forth wasn't things out there. So, I don't know. I just want to say thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the states, obviously and let's watch some football and eat some turkey and just may have one day this year. We're we're not watching the news and the craziness that elsewhere is going in this country. So and thank you also to anybody in Canada, but we already thank you. We already said Happy Thanksgiving to you so you age Going to have to I'm also going to give thanks to hockey. Hopefully coming back in January because hockey is so great. And of course it's it's a lot about what we do each day. I mean we think about hockey every single day. So hopefully it continues and you know, the season begins mid-January so like they say and and hopefully and I know the Bruins will have a good team. It's just a matter of how good and how far they go and edit it happens where their team but we've had a really good run here. So I give thanks to having that. I remember when I was younger there were there were Seasons where there was no chance. You just knew there was no chance of going to win the Stanley Cup, they might get a decent teams but enough but really never thought they they get to this point and they've been really good for a long time and pretty thankful for that and hopefully that continues a get spoiled by it. But I do remember the old times when we never really had a chance to see it seem to to win the cup. So at least we have chances and we have opportunity and Ed. We have great players to watch so that's something I'd like to give thanks to as well. Yeah, and I just want to say as if founder-ceo with black and gold Productions Sports Media company, we just wash it's a blanket statement from everybody here a group of thirty some white people. 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