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"jason botts" Discussed on ESPN On Ice with Wyshynski and Kaplan Show
"Now if you're not paying your personnel. GonNa. You're talking about you know. They went for talking about the the mantra few years ago, two thousand seventeen when they fired Tim Murray one of many bodies on the side of the road. The Doctor in was discipline structure. Communication character you know what the cooler doctor in was on this call on Tuesday effective, efficient and economic. We've gone from the soaring rhetoric of structuring character to be in one of the Bob's from office space. For the downsized the company. So. This is where the sabres are. I I wrote about it in February in the column. About being the biggest disaster, they found the way to go to a lower level. They found a trap door. They crawled to go to a lower level firing the entirety of the team, and then having kimball on the call saying it's not a rebuild you gut. Ren owed the hockey ops department. That was not a rebuilt. You take any solace, Steve. Do you have any optimism in any of this? The optimism, Oh and say is. Jason Botterill really was going to be a lame duck, GM the Sierra, and if they weren't going to have miraculous turnaround next year, at least they cut bait now started completely fresh. And can build from there. Vision then said I'm not sure I totally believe in their vision so i. don't know if I totally think solace in that by you. I don't take I don't take solace in their vision, either because I think the way of the world in the NHL is to create a cabinet of smart people. And have a lot of voices and bring invoices from the outside now. It doesn't mean you can't be. Introspective! The capitals were introspective when they hire Brian maclellan, but they weren't myopic. They looked outside the organization. They talked to other candidates. They did a full exploration. The sabers, GM search lasted a phone call. The guy down the hallway. That's all it was. It's not as if there isn't a reason for them to make this move. You just can't make the move three weeks after seeing. He's your guy and that's the critics that said he shouldn't be. Your guy were wrong because you had more information than them. Now you look like you don't know what you're talking about. Look at there's there's always another side of the story, so we invited Martorana in full disclosure. Marty is sabres. Analyst works at the team. But he does provide a lot of insight here. So, here's mark joining us now. The line Mardi Burana our good friend. Buffalo sabres analyst to help make heads or tails of everything. That's gone on in Buffalo this week Marty. Thanks for joining us again. What was your reaction to? For lack of a better term, the bloodletting that happened hockey operations for the sabres this week. Yeah, obviously, yesterday was a tough day for a lot of people that I. Know Coworkers, and even friends so that's never easy. You know what I mean I expected maybe a move to be done at the general manager position a month ago three weeks ago. at the end of the sabre season because you're not gonna art of the return to play, so you know to have that happened. Yesterday was obviously surprising, but I guess when you they can. In fact, her the performance of the team, the way the roster has been constructed, and where the roster at been going I wasn't surprised that move was done at the general. Manager position although I have to say this I played with Jason Botts role vote in Rochester and Buffalo I've known them for a long time. He's in incredibly smart hockey person and we'll do some fantastic things in the national hockey league in whatever he does next. It just so happened that you know didn't work here in Buffalo, and maybe his hesitation to take move forward eatright the Rhino Rally three that didn't work He tried a lot of things, but it didn't seem to work so I think it was the better of the organization to probably go in a different direction that way. When it comes to the scouting and the hockey operation department that's that's hard to do, but. The proposed did pretty much the same thing with the buffalo bills. When they hired Brendan, being the Lou totally revamped their scouting their football operations department, so and it worked for the bills, so maybe this is going to work for the Sabres as well. Martin the name now. Everyone is focusing on his Kevin Adams and he's been around the Sabers Organization for Awhile. He's been around hockey for a while. I'm just curious how well you know and what you think he's going to do in this role. I think a lot of people are expecting okay. He might start shopping up this roster and making trains and signing geyser or dealing guys. What do you expect or I know Kevin Really well? He's a Buffalo Kid, and every summer I would see him skate with him. Play around golf with him. I've worked close with him for the last seven years when it was with the Harbour Center, the academy hockey and within the Sabres organization I can tell you this with Kevin he runs is is department is business the same way that players run a locker room? Everybody's gotTa be moving in the same direction. Four, five guys. You know going left for five guys going right If everybody moving forward just like a locker room is just like hey. A winning locker room should be, and he was in a winning locker room with the Carolina hurricanes and six, and he's learned a lot from Rod. And Ron Francis and a lot of those so. I think he has a lot of experience. the one thing obviously now is. He's got to put a plan together. I don't see him as the kind of guy that's GonNa go and completely rip apart this. This roster I think he's very methodical. He takes a lot of notes. He asks a lot of question to the right people and and and I've really enjoyed working with him, and I think the last year, the administrative side of the business with the. The sabres have enjoyed working with Devon Adams. you know and and his vision so I'm not expecting. You know big things to happen right now, but I think you'll make a couple of very I. don't want us to significant but important move for the organization. He knows very well like everybody else know that there's holes at Ford with this roster and they need to be filled up so you you look at your tools and you look at your your trades and. They've got an over a surplus defensemen. They've got a first round. Pick available. There's there's there's things that you can put on the table to make your roster better at Ford and I think he'll take the time, but he will do something with it. MARDI So let's look at a time line for second year. Kim came out and said that bottle was going to be GM. She said that the team had more information in the fans that if the fans were upset, they have more information in the fans as to why. Jason should remain the GM. And then three weeks later, he's fired. and. He's not just fired like everybody's fired. Him. You get the sense when you when you hear Terry, because you watch the press conference yesterday. When you hear Terry talk about a lack of communication, a lack of being on the same page does it boils down to the to the idea that maybe Jason Botterill just didn't want to be the guy that fires everybody, and then, and that was the split between ownership and Jason Considering..
"jason botts" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan
"This is an explosion of this team really needed the way the struggle the last couple of days against Santana and bizarre Marlon Byrd with a home run number six and the four runs batted in give them fifty one on the season this is third career grand slams first and so forth still one out is Jason Botts who spends around a hit from the right side but stakes the kitchen there for strike one fifth grand slam of the season for the Rangers the short porch or not that ball was crushed that **** is downstairs in the twenty one three hundred eighty four feet they say for Marlon Byrd's grand slam tickets checks going to go yes you did this is Bob Davis in the first base umpire bond to the one ball two strike count changes two for three with two singles and a strikeout first ones is the one to just got caught the outside corner called strike three in little bit of a delayed call by Rick green there's out number two strike out for burgers two outs nobody on it is ten three.
"jason botts" Discussed on TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
"Dawn and the train are both breaking when epic and hedge arrive in the woods. The adventurers have recovered the first artifact the no power and have come to the one nine eight forest in search of the second here. They're welcomed by the Director of the Colony Octavia Abia. She established this treehouse. Sanctuary after the robots freed everyone from having to work it was meant to be a haven where people could follow their passions. Nations' take-up crafts and find fulfillment which they did at first some years ago. Everyone forgot the point. They abandoned arts and crafts and instead just painted and exhibited pictures of themselves over and over and over. The location of the second artifact is no secret. It's an tower guarded by garrison. Jason Botts a bottomless ravine. And who knows what other tracks. As soon as the tower went up with a note inside human communication across crossed the land went dark Octavia has been after it for years but try issue might the defense worker in order to even get it to the tower. The team will need a distraction. Octavia has an idea. Stir up the people through some well-intentioned vandalism the residents paintings things are all squares that come in different sizes all an odd number of pixels across helper bots pick up the finish portrait's and hang them in public public places for everyone to admire. There's a slim margin of time when hedge can access the paintings. If he were to deface each one with an x the people would blame the helper bots creating. Just the distraction. The team needs if only it were so easy. Hedge can't just paint an an ex. His painting processor requires very specific instructions. Treating the paintings as square grids he can fill in one pixel or little square. Where at a time? He can move. Forwards and make ninety. Degree turns over the canvas but can't move diag. How does ethic program hedge to paint an x over each portrait. Here's a hint. Try Drawing a square grid like this and simulating hedges path. Over it what patterns. Can you find to guide him. The challenge here is to craft a set of instructions that will work for any square weird grid. Fortunately one of the strengths of programming is the flexibility to solve. Not just one problem but a whole class of them all at once it. It often helps to start with one case and work towards the general. Let's say we had this square hedge measure the length of its sides and store that number as has a variable now. What we need is a plan. For how hedge will paint an x pixel by Pixel. There's more than one right answer for how to do this. Let's look at too I.. What if hedge went row by row like a typewriter if it's a nine pixel by nine pixel painting in the first row. He paint skipped seven and then paint again in the second row. He'd skipped the first paint. Skip five and paint and so the pattern here is that for for each row. The pixels skip at the beginning. Go up by one and the pixels skipped in the middle. Go down by two things. Get more complicated. When hedge reaches reaches the center here there's a row with just one pixel painted then the whole thing reverses the number of pixels skipped goes down by one each time on the left and up by two each time in the middle instructing hedge to do this with a series of loops will work and is perfectly fine solution. The main drawback drawback is that this requires quite a bit of logic knowing what to do in the middle when to reverse the process and exactly how to reverse it. So how might we approach. Approach this so that the logic remains consistent from start to finish the key insight is to look at a grid as a series of concentric squares each square follows the same pattern painted pixels in the corners and unaltered pixels in between so if we can figure out a way to paint one nested square where transition to the next and repeat. We can paint them. All painting the outermost one is easy start in the corner and paint that. Pixel if we call call the length of the painting and fly forward N. minus one spaces painting another pixel and turn right. Now do the whole thing again and again Dan. Now move forward one less space. Turn right fly. Four were once and hedge will be in the next concentric square and ready to repeat the whole process. Each square is N. minus two pixels smaller than the last in length and width. And we can follow this spiral pattern All the way to the centre with a loop and a variable that tracks how far heads should fly is one of these methods better than the other. It really depends on what you value. The strength of the spiral is the simplicity of finding a pattern and reusing the same logic from start to finish the advantage of a typewriter approach. Is that it's. It's a more generalized solution. Meaning it can be adapted much more simply to fill in any pattern for ethics sake. Either will do just fine. So here's what what happens. Hedge rapidly faces all the portraits and within moments cries of anguish. Freak out all over the forest the garrison guarding the tower abandoned their posts to calm the agitated people and ethic hedge and Octavia slipped through and nearly slip into the depths of the gorge standing standing between them tower..
"jason botts" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"You're wondering why there he is? He's standing up razor, standing up the help again, George blah's doing his best to get razor situated, you only got here twenty five minutes ago. Instigators WJR, five fifty MSG in studio today. Brian Gionta robbery, lost talk about coach cougar, you know, hand pass last night, that could very well altered, the what, what goes on in the playoffs here. But I if you're watching on TV, and if you're watching or listening on the radio, I'll tell you what we have here. I've asked Brian to bring in some pieces, along the way from when you win in the playoffs Grazer you went to the finals. You got one of the conference trophies, right? Yeah. So GIO brought that and what someone called the Campbell conference. It was principal prince prince of Wales. So and today, brought in Lord Stanley, and everybody gets one of these, if you win, I guess, and even grave, all the names, and Craig shaking his head. He doesn't care. For any of this stuff celebrating somebody else's career is not Craig's. But I love it. I mean, I I'm a sucker for this stuff because, you know, like. This is history here, buddy. It is what we want to touch it. No. I'd wanna touch it. I don't really give a crap. I do give is when you do get win the Stanley Cup or every every major award that a team or an individual wins. They give you a replica like that. And I think that's, that's a pretty neat move. Like we got one sorry, Craig, I'm going to get ready. I'm going to say it and was six or seven we've got a presidents trophy, but we're not allowed to talk to. I know you, too, but you got a king Clancy trail came to the president's and then the print, wills. And you have prince Wales and the Stanley Cup. No presidents trophy and journal we never never had river. I don't have anything nine hundred twenty three games my friend. How's that? I start. Anyway, Bank account. Rip showed us today here he'll be here at some point instigators that they mentioned razor in studio. Lots to talk about Ralph Krueger announced yesterday. We had him on the show. Let's be honest. He's a little over our intelligence level, when it comes to, you know, I think that, what's that can't let them think that is that your way of operating don't let them don't let them don't give up because and then when he comes on with you, or you speak to him. He'll try to play that card. Well, we let them know we let them know we're not here to talk about the World, Economic Forum, that's for sure. But head coach of the sabers, I mean curious to know what you were thinking where you were. I mean we heard about it, what a couple of nights ago. I don't know. We're a heard whatever I was. When I heard what do you think that's not major event? My life that I'm gonna Mark that down on my memory Bank. But I think that why not, you know, it's something that you kind of going outside the box a little bit. Other things that have been tried aren't working. And I think that teams have proven out there that they do go outside that box and try things they can be successful. And I think in the past, nobody would do that, especially college coach or European coach. It's got to be somebody that did it before an old time. I'm glad they're not recycling and I think that's, that's the big thing Jill. You've been through a bunch of coaching changes at times philosophy has to factor in all right? Absolutely does. And I don't know much about him, haven't heard just pretty much what would come out in the last day or two, but I don't remember them really from the international scene. But yet, it's floss Affi. He's obviously, like we talked about before on the show. Are you want someone that has seen a bunch of stuff, and that has experienced a bunch of stuff? And, and I guess that checks is boxed there as far as seeing different things handling different players, starpower rate, down to your, your fourth line guy that you're going. To go out there and battle for you. So for that it's glowing reviews from former ex players to that's, that's got to factor into decision making everyone has has had nothing but good things to say about them, and hopefully you can come in. And so one thing he said here. One thing we heard was his one of his next steps will be he'll go to the world championships. You know, sit down and talk with Jack and Sam. So what kind of conversation they have we're kind of like I asked him yesterday, and I thought the I thought the answer that he gave was was very interesting. I said, what, what does that conversation sound like look like and basically said, I'll do a lot of listening, which I thought was interesting. So what, what is what I guess, being former players all of us, what would we expect? Ralph Krueger to hear from his players. And I'm not talking about, you know, burying anybody. But I'm talking about like just. How they've you the team what they think they need things like that. I think when he does sit down and he, he spoke about sitting down with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart and those two guys have been around. The Buffalo Sabres organization for the last four years. Now, there are two very, very big parts and keys to the team moving forward. And I'm sure when you don't make the playoffs for four years in a row. I think that what he wants to do is sit down with these young men and try and figure out what they saw an what were things that they liked and things that they didn't like I'm sure he's wanna hear more things that they didn't like because things didn't work and he wants to be a listener. He wants to take in the information he's gonna gather a termendous amount of information by talking to a tremendous amount of people in the next upcoming months for millions ising himself with the entire organization from top to bottom. And he's going to then make decisions on what needs to happen. Moving forward. I've had that conversation with. Coach when it came Lindy Lindy Ruff got hired and I just happened to be in Montana at the time. And he's stayed out there with summer, and I can remember having this called me up. Let's meet downtown. He's asking a million questions we because we had a decent year that you're before, and yet, I'm coming in. I'm not going to change a thing. I'm just going to tinker a few things. Everything's going well, all that kind of thing. About three weeks into training camp in the season, it was total football. So, you know, a lot of cases to what is head now or what ideas guys have it as a change a little bit. What, what makes that change happen? They'll like anything happened that you recall like injuries. No, I think it was just more all of a sudden maybe him thinking, oh, we can do this better. Or we can do this different and knowing that what was happening had success and not really giving it that opportunity. Like I go back when they command remember. Woods woods. We're the number one power play here. Right. All of a sudden, this coaching change to a new system, come in, and it was like you got the same personnel. But all of a sudden he was like, no, we were number one last year, but we're going to do this. And next thing you know you're in the middle of the pack. So sometimes that's not always good to her with that movie. Give it a little more of an time to kind of play itself out a little bit. But what, what is the matter scenario, then Ralph Krueger coming into a team that because Where'd you guys go conference final loss to Washington in ninety eight or when did Linde come in ninety seven ninety seven I think. Yeah. And then ninety ninety eight we went to conference final loss to Washington, and then ninety nine went to the final. So what would be the number one thing that you think when, when Ralph Krueger comes in spends the time with his with his players getting to know the players, not just how they play hockey players? But individuals you know getting to know. Hey, does does he have a wife? Does he have kids, you know, where's he spent his off seasons? Everything I think. You want to know everything about every single player because that will that will give you a better idea of what you're dealing with. And when I sit there, and I think of this team in particular in the one thing that he does very well. He communicates and from what we understand. There's one thing that comes to mind that I think he's probably gonna work on he understands. He has a very young hockey team. He understands that the guys that are leading this team right now are all like players that are under twenty three years of age. They're the guys they're the future. And when I'll give you an example, you take Jack Eichel and the way that he spoke at the start of the season, this year, four of jackals time in the NHL, you could tell that he has matured as an individual from from what he was years ago, speaking with media and halfway throughout the season. He was still even though things weren't going well, he's still very positive. And then the later part. Of the season, you could now see the extreme frustration and anger almost in Jack Eichel in the way that he spoke. And I think that first and foremost, you know, Ralph Krueger has to take these young players and build their confidence up build it back up. And it starts with these young guys because they are going to lead this team. They're the young guys, but they're going to lead the team. And in order to do lead the team their, their thoughts their mental when you're confident that's when you're playing your best, and that's where he has to do with part of that conversation that he may have with Jack and Sam, and the guy, the guy says he moves on might have a lot to do with when he spent the time downtown and just kind of Mosey around talk to people. That too, and that was cool because I think that he could get a much better handle on perception of individuals because I would imagine he would sit there. What do you think about what do you think about this guy? What do you think people are going to give an honest opinion? And I think a lot may happen too because he's got that. Now, he understands what people are thinking and where they're coming from. So he may present that to them and say, hey, you know what this is this is what people's people are thinking now of you, as an individual us as a team, so it may help them a little bit too to help those guys in different areas. He has those conversations with the guys to like you said to get to know him it's, it's to find out what's going to motivate them in what they're motivating factor is how to get through to them. maybe what comes into play when he comes into a bad practice like you said if he's got a family if you've been up all night he's going to try to find these ways he's gonna analyze over these next three or four months and figure out what best suits these players in what motivates you knew does every well is jason botts does it on time and you see i'm around it all the time i'll winner and you see him having those little one on one with them and you kinda sometimes here if it's not always hockey a lot of it is life yeah and i i can remember back when i first came here in the knox's on the team and it didn't matter winner lose at home they would come into the room every night seymour norte and they would work their way around the room shake everybody's hand good game or tough game or sit down and they knew your parents they knew everything and that was something that you told a lot of guys and they're like we don't even know her owners never met him you know and these guys are there Firsthand. And I think a little different ownership in that, but I think it's good, you know that you sat back and you had that comfort feeling knowing that, hey, there's something was wrong. You know, maybe I know I got an old. I don't have to worry about somebody coming down and going to think differently, they know situations. They know what's going on, and they took that interest. And I think that's huge. And those were the best coaches that I played for. And I you know I said in, in the past that I played for nine different coaches in the National Hockey League, and the coaches that I remember and like the most are the guys that we're able to talk to me on, on a personal not just the robot that comes to work every day. And does the same thing and you and it's like that becomes monotonous? And I mean you, you lose almost like your your your spark coming to the rink..
"jason botts" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"I am just wondering what you've seen from his offense that maybe tells you this is a player that is going to figure it out here. And maybe in the second half of the season. I'm not shocked that this is happening to him. He's so young. And I could see the second half of the season being much much better for him as he grows that will tend to happen. You know, he was he, you know, there are a lot of things he was looking at and a lot of things he was trying to straighten out as the season goes on. And he's a hard worker, and he takes it hard when things aren't going well for him. So I would think that maybe he might get it as a second half of the season comes on if not probably by next year. I don't think he's a bust by any means or anything like that. I think it will eventually come for him. And when you have young players, you have the growing pains, and you have the mistakes. I mean, even Dali makes mistakes from time to time, and especially last night last night was not as best. So you're an I'm glad she talked about Dolly into because this defensive core Paul has been a lot better. I mean, obviously, you add in a guy like Dalian, and I hope that you're getting better. But I don't know. I look at a guy like Zach Bogosian, for instance, where for whatever reason Paul I don't know why this is on Twitter or just fans in general seem to still gives Zach pagoda a hard time. I think he and especially Nathan bull. You times this year have played really good. And maybe this is exactly what Jason thought he was getting from Nathan bowl you. And specifically what I think Tim Murray thought he was potentially getting zapped goes. But as we know with goes unit was never an ability thing for Bogosian, it was just remaining healthy. And I think this year this is the first time in a sabres uniform. He's been able to start the season healthy. And I think that's been a huge thing for him playing in thirty one games. Now, the point totals aren't there? But again, it's the defensive and he's not your top offensive defenseman. But altogether, I think game is really rounded out while this year. No, it really has. And I think the thing with fans is that sometimes excuse me. Sometimes you you you make your decision on a player. Robin. Leonard was perfect for this people made a decision Robin Leonard before he even put a saber uniform on because they treated number one pick for him. So he's no good. And then every single goal that went in Robin lenders faults. So he never got a fair shake in buffalo. Whether he played well, whether he didn't and over a lot of time there are some fans who make a decision on a guy. I a guy who hates Larsen. He doesn't care that Larson is is playing a decent fourth line role for you. And being a good penalty killer. I mean doing what you'd want out of a fourth liner. Maybe you'd want a little bit more scoring, but he's not playing poorly. But the guy even said he goes, well the last three years count. Sure. Actually, you know, what I'm more interested in what a player doing now than when he did three years ago. I agree. I judge a player by what I'm seeing. And if a player improves, then he improves, so actually, no, sir. The last three years don't count if he's playing well now, and that's what more concerned about. And that's what you get from some fans, I won't say all there are some various fans out there. But you know, he he sucks. He's never played. Well, he can't stay healthy. They don't watch what he's doing. Now. They don't watch the improvement in bowl you this year. He's not. Giving the puck away not playing like a Rover. Like you was last year. He's playing his position much-improved is a perfect. No. But it's it's much improved in even scandal this year scandal have problems earlier in the year. He sure did. Yeah. But he's been better. I mean as the year's gone on. And does he still make mistakes at times? Yes. But it's been better. But people don't see it because they've already made their decision on him that well, he he was so bad and beginning the year. He there's no way he could be good now and they're living in two months ago and not living in what your what they're seeing now. And so I think that's what has to fight is he'd never played a game as a saber healthy until this year. Now, we get a chance to see. And he too had a stretch of maybe three or four games where he had some problems giving the buck away and things didn't go his way, there's eighty two games. Guess what? Every guy the team is going to have a stretch of games that don't go. Well, Dow leans in in a stretch right now, we're things have not gone. Well, but. I mean that doesn't mean it's not a good player right now. Paula Hamilton here on the I'm sorry on the western hotline. I always get mixed that up. All right, Paul. I got two more here for you before. I let you go for for the day. We're talking the blue line, and I'm just kind of interested in your thoughts on Lawrence pilot, the rookie defenseman, and and sort of what you've seen in his first seven games up here. If you follow Twitter he is the best defenseman for the sabres right now. But in all reality, I do think that I really like what I've seen when he's been paired up with risk line as sort of a nice combination with him as a guy that's been around the league now for a couple years in wrist line and a rookie player they seem to feed while off of each other. Yeah, he's been good. I mean, if he had to stay for the rest of the year, you're not I mean, he fits right in. I mean, it's not like he's embarrassed himself or it's not like he's been fantastic. He's been good. It wouldn't shock me. I don't think they're gonna keep nine defenseman up here. So wouldn't shock me? If they do get completely healthy on the defense, if he winds up going down now it's different now because because of Brooklyn's money right now that you have Brooklyn's money spat money back. You don't have to worry as much about your salary cap. Really? Honestly at burgling still been on the team. There was no way pilot would have stayed in less injuries for me, if they if they would have gotten healthy, they couldn't have kept him here, or there would add to waive somebody and get rid of them because they just wouldn't have gone for the cap now that you've cleared that money the option is there for you. I still don't think he's Jason Botts sitting there going. He is just so good. There's just zero ch- way I can send him back to Rochester. I think there are still times. But the thing I like about him is he's small, but he's willing to go to battle. He doesn't. Back down. He doesn't back down from a challenge behind the net. You know, if he takes a hit he takes it. He's not scared out there or anything like that. And so he's always game. There's nothing in his game that backs off. You don't say, well, he's a little guy. He has trouble going there. You know, he'll he'll go to battle hill. Winsome he'll lose some. But he's in the battle. And that's what I like about. And plus, you know, his passing is very good. I mean, he coming out of his own. He's another one that can get the breakout going well because the past usually is good, and I'm a stick. And you know, that's something in the past years. They've desperately needed Paul. Lastly, I'm interested in your thoughts in terms of flexibility. And and you mentioned now Lawrence pilot on whether or not this team's going to carry nine defensemen for the rest of the way. I'm with you. I think that's that's asking a lot. But I mean once you get Scott Wilson back in the lineup. You've got Matt Wilson alley Nelson as Butler. So if this team continues to struggle to have secondary scoring and you have guys like Johan Larsson who are playing out of. Position again in the third line or Gergen's having Gergen's having to play out of position on the third line. I guess while they're still competitive, and they're still winning and they're still third place in the Eastern Conference. I just wonder when you might in. Really, I think the question isn't even when Paul it's how does this team potentially insert some offense from Rochester into this lineup. Whether it's CJ Smith, whether it's Alex knee Lander one of these two players that are playing while at the at the AHL level. And if they continue to have poor output from their secondary scoring how you can really fix that this year with sort of the restraints you have with the alleys. And now the Scott Wilson's well knee. Lander has missed I believe it's three games now with an injury. I think he is back at practice though. So he's close to returning because people are wondering well palm and villes injured. And that's why you had Elliott Gergen's playing in the middle lines because of palm and Ville being injured. So why didn't you call somebody up and Ellie look I mean, he's he he practises hard and he hadn't been in the game in a while. I think if palm and Ville coming back out of Christmas break on the twenty seventh against the blues. I think of palm and villas still not ready to go. They might consider it then to bring somebody up you would hope by that. Maybe Lander is is better and ready to play or as you said CJ Smith, I just I don't watch the AmEx enough since I'm busy with the sabers. I don't know Olson's overall game. I know he went into a slump where he may be at three goals in fifteen games of something like that. He scored two then in a game a couple of nights ago. But is he ready for the National Hockey? I can tell you in preseason. He wasn't even close in the preseason games. You didn't even know he was on the ice. I he he just wasn't glose. But how much is he learned is he ready just for a Cup of coffee is he ready for a couple of games. Just to see what the NHL is like and. You know, give him give him a shot that way is Justin Bailey improved enough. And you know, he's starting to get some points down there now. And we're in the beginning of the year. He was having trouble scoring is is he ready for another? Look are they ready to give C J Smith. A look is e too slow for the NHL or do. They know he's too slow for the NHL. Does does he get a look coming up and seeing what he could do? So I don't think it's going to happen today. But today's the last game before they go on the Christmas break, which is mandatory they have to be off matter of fact, they can't even go to Saint Louis a day early. Everybody shows up Thursday morning, and they fly to Saint Louis at eight o'clock in the morning for a game that night. And that's the way it's done. All over the NHL is the the NHL gets the twenty third the twenty four th the twenty fifth in the twenty sixth off for everybody. So. When they get back. I think they'll see where palm and villes adding, and you might see a forward come up, you know. Even said on Chopin, the BULLDOGS show that you know, guys from Rochester. We'll get a look as the season goes on. But. The another thing he has said is he's not going to change his plan. Just because they have a better record. You're not going to see the sabers give up one of their number one picks for rental. It has to be a trade that makes sense. It has to be a hockey trade. So that you know that that would improve their secondary scoring, but you're not going to see them go and get Thomas Vanik is rental or give up one of their picks or anything like that. They are not going to change the philosophy. They have right now. Just because you know, they they've won some games this year. All right, Paul. Well, thank you for your time today, obviously. And enjoy this evening. Paul belts pre-game show starts at six. You can hear you then otherwise enjoy your holiday.
"jason botts" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Peters All right welcome. Back to the instigators Andrew, Peters Craig we are at Saint John Fisher college where the bills wrap up, camp today and it's Amer gay, we were joined earlier at ten thirty. With the legend Don Stevens we had, Nathan pay? Sean and now. We have a. Gentleman who. Number is retired? And in the rafters? And his name is Jody gage and he joins? Us, on the instigator it is retired and in the rafters isn't it Mr. gamble, gamble, we both wore number nine how did that. How did that were how were you even able to wear nine, after well I. Think it should have been retired because dick gambles score before he retired. However dick gamble came in and helped the Amherst. So. Because most of, the, team had moved with Crozier to Vancouver he, stayed behind he became the coach and. GM after three years didn't do very well so I think. They parted, not too, good terms, okay, so, I guess dick they're really came back to the building Until I was going to break his records and nicely enough because, of, the charity work and different stuff or whatnot. He came back and we got back involved with the Emerson and, it only made. Sense that we went went up in the rafters together told him if. He never left you wouldn't have bothered breaking records. But. That's back it's an, interesting story 'cause I was always ten Is a war nine was because Harper, was ten and he was an, existing player when I came over, so I took the next closest, one which was. Nine so do you. Ever play against this guy What was your last year in the. Minors last year was ninety five ninety six Ooh what. Year is your first year in Fredericton four ninety. Five so you guys definitely crossed we probably did was deemed Milan-San on that team I don't think so Dino? Came. After I retired obviously didn't. Leave much of a Mark Arum magazine young pup Did we So I was. In Fredericton I think. We didn't we. Didn't play you is. Very much that's that's the issue we might have played them once a year, because unfortunately Rochester. Is weird 'cause longest time we ended up with western coffers back when the h. l. Knight. Shell merged we seem to always be the one that would be moving around to the, north division the south division of east. Or west so it was crazy because we didn't even play the, Hershey bears which is been our all time rival for for. Many years we didn't plan for three years and it just because, of location where to Rochester was on. The map we kept. Bopping around so one time we'd be playing. Like crazy The. Next year we'll be. Able to division yeah so I it's it's And plus those last two years. I had a knee injury solar was in and out of the lineup so who knows Jody gage joining, us here in the. Instigators at Saint John Fisher to Amherst day. Bills wrap up camp today we're live on. WGN five fifty an MSG here's a question I wanted to ask you someone told me a long time ago that the. Rochester Americans got? Their name because they were affiliated with the Montreal Canadians is. That, right that, is, correct Now remember the Montreal Canadians played. The first ever real hockey game at Blue Cross arena which was the Rochester war memorial and rocket reassured Gulf war goals. No kidding referee? Playing that game You're catching my friend So anyways The whole thing was to bring a team in the Montreal Canadiens were in first that first year there were shared with trauma police. Trauma police then, of course you know the whole English and French back then that didn't last. Very long and then the trauma police took. It over but at first they couldn't call it the. Rochester Canadian so they call it the. Rochester Americans did you? Know that. I didn't. I didn't I can't remember how long ago I, heard that and I always wanted clarification or validation on that now that I haven't Jody gage gave it. To me I wanna hear I wanna hear your thoughts on the team making the playoffs again after a long, long drought and not only that some of the players that they have in the in. The system Well you know it's real exciting last year I thought it was a great year and Was very I think the depth is coming back and what's exciting about this coming up becoming here is I really love what Jason Botts is done up a buffalo because, the thing that hurt so bit last year is is. When they're not deep up there, we get affected a little bit and that's. Only natural that's what the miners are four but the deeper, they get less affects you, and and so what I. See what's going on right now the players us bringing. In they're, going to be deeper now when you become deep in you serve so, winning now you're you're coming. In now you have injuries going back, for you have movement but not as much movement, and when, you have too much, movement it even hurts to development. And, it's not about you know players, not being here but you need that team mentality well when you have additional like Sherry. Skinner Bergelin Sabuku you don't know if Thompson is going. To be in Rochester. Or, not I, don't know who are some. Of the I'm leaving I'm definitely excluding somebody I know you have Carter. Hutton I'm talking in the forward Hartwick on Gandhi I mean your depth. Chart I think Craig and I, did our lines last week and we. Had to potential, spots open amongst like eleven players that were were a eligible here's the whole thing when you have depth although spots you Taiwa they're not guaranteed right so you know what that's why it's hard to right now that's that's the great thing is you, don't know who's going to be wrong well you feel. Like this year more than ever, and I you should always get a player's. Best at training camp but there's eleven guys for two spots, exactly we know in Rochester, we're gonna get some good. Players that's my point and the deeper they get the. Less movement, which is actually better for development the players when they're young they don't, think that but when you. Have less movement and you have more, team at Taliban it gets back to the Pittsburgh, paint it's, the old rush Americans, I mean back when we were. The, Rochester Americans we believe we could, beat NHL teams we just believe that I don't think I don't know if we could. I know certain nice we will but our belief was. And that helps young When they go up when they have that mentality so deeper you get up there the deeper you get here that mentality translates well I. Remember there was a time where you had, buffalo in the conference finals or Stanley. Cup. Finals you get Rochester? In the conference finals or the Calder. Cup, finals so I mean that's when you know you look at Pittsburgh and. Wilkes-barre, they've been competitive for so many years for a lot, of years was Detroit and Grand Rapids joined Jody gage, is with us right now you don't. Want. To add something to that yeah go and Jodi spoke. About this it hurts the development, sometimes when you're when you're team up top is a little. Bit thin you get a, couple of injuries now. All of a sudden you're you're players start to come up from the, minors those minor-league players that go to. The NHL normally in the. Miners as forward could be playing anywhere from fifteen, to twenty minutes they're getting the power. Play time the penalty kill there they're getting better as young men when. You go up to the NHL, there's nights Justin Bailey was getting six minutes Battiste was on the fourth, line getting six minutes a, night does that help, him in his development and the question is the answer is when you're stronger up top and you. Don't have to make those decisions to bring up so many multiple. Players over the, course of the season, you give these young guys who chance to really develop into good players as they move forward dynamite take leads to a dynamite transition you mentioned the number six twice in. Their revenue I love your point but that. Brings, us to our summertime six pack. Jody gage AHL legends I wanna hear like give me six names we do a summertime six. Pack here where you know it's. A, hot day who.
"jason botts" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Hits come on makes a, difference Marty I? Put value clutter? Buck led, the league in hits because just gave him hits in Long Island. Because he was like what is what does it mean Anita rider. Make four, something in. The five range Zucker just signed a contract extension I'm? Just saying mardi Tom Wilson is he's he's his own kind of player neither is Point two five, on the second year of a five years twenty six million dollars his numbers like Nino Anita rider last year at thirty two points in sixty three games a year before that fifty seven points a year before dot forty-three before thirty. Seven the year before that thirty six at the year before that he, was in juniors so Tom Wilson plays seventy five games because you have to factor. In you know some suspension time in there that's giving them what, seven, games in. There so he played seventy five. Games, and get you forty seven points forty five points. Listen if he got fifty points yes five million five million is a fifty point, guy. And if you. Get close to fifty and you have the physical nature of it absolutely you're worth that and. That's what I said for Tom Wilson to be worth the contract that he just sign. He needs to average forty five to fifty points a year for the next. Six years Plus everything else. That he does, I think Tom Wilson is turning into the player, that that Washington expected him to be when, they drafted him sixteenth overall he's he's turning into what a big bruising power forward who can score plan the top lines probably mix in some power play time he hasn't gotten any yet you talk about Nina Nita writer need a. Writer sinus contract it's a five years five point two five million dollars, so it's between what I would say you give the guy three or four years. Because you gotta pay him more money or long term six seven, years, but you'd. Say we can't pay you that. Much, but he had just come up a come off. A fifty seven point campaign with twenty five goals mardi I think people disagree with, you. So much we. Didn't even give the phone line and we have callers so let's grab Joel on the line. Let's see what Joel has to say about Tom Wilson's contract you like the contract Joel He hit. A PD and I love Play would be jurors You're absolutely right Their first game. Against bigger pounded they, started getting physical Was over on. Polynesian call absolutely right Mary I love your opinion. But I would like same rain higher I like him. A lot Sammy in a, heartbeat I, appreciate, you calling in and, giving us your side of the of. The of of you know Yeah exactly You? Know what I'm just trying, to project and I think that's what people have. To do Jason Botts really strength to project where does summarize some Ryan are gonna do and obviously for Todd McLellan the GM of the Washington Capitals to be able to look ahead to. Tom Wilson he's projecting Tom Wilson to go forty five fifty points and. Be physical that's why he give him. The money I just don't. See it. That's, fine It's okay anytime you can put a guy in the ice and he makes. People turn their heads and look over their shoulder and fear chalk up. Another half million to million right Marty. Totally another five hundred grand. Right Marty Hey just, five years is making two point seven exactly my point my guy was back contract to I'll take them. Both right here instigators when we come back final segment coming up and Marty's gonna get rose dead we talk Brady ca Chuck Willie signed. With the Ottawa Senators lost, Marty. That, we come back.