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"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Mickelson but lots of pressure on england's tommy fleetwood who has teamed up hoisting the clara jug on english soil having the opportunity to do it uh... so close to where he grew is up something that's very unique and very special and official half of pitched a lot and uh... visualize that law a brown one tease off about ten thirty pacific time tonight mariners and twins continue their hardball series this evening at seattle's t mobile park with a pair of right handers on the mount minnesota goes with veteran kenton myita all -star louis castillo the ems the teams of split the first two games a nice kids day crowd of three thousand and ever it this afternoon witnessed a very entertaining baseball game for the aqua socks they scored twice in the ninth inning to walk off tri -city twelve to eleven and the seattle kraken extend head coach dave hack stalls contract through the twenty twenty five twenty six season the team did the same general manager ron francis sports with sports at ten forty after the hour northwest newsradio manda the factor here for fast water heater western washington's water heater experts fast water heater has installed more water than anyone else in the pacific northwest their professional dependable and do the job right serving the pacific northwest for more thirty than five years fast water heaters reputation is second to none providing fast reliable and trustworthy water heater service if you're hot turns to cold call one eight hundred think faster visit fastwaterheater .com when you're hot turns cold to you better think fast fast water heater attention if home your was built between nineteen ninety and two thousand twelve and you've never updated your ventilation your
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"10. And let's get back over to the beacon plumbing Sports Desk for this report from Eric heights. Thanks Brian and good morning. The Mariners are welcoming the team with the best record in baseball to town as they host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at t -mobile park they're off coming a series loss to the Washington Nationals and have dropped six other last ten games right -hander Bryce Miller goes to the mound for the series opener to face left -hander Shane McClanahan for Tampa Bay the storm couldn't pull out a win in overtime last night falling 99 97 to the Minnesota links Jewel Lloyd scored a career -high 41 points and collected nine rebounds in the losing effort Sammy Whitcomb chipped in 22 points off the bench as the storm falls to 4 and 11 The NHL entry draft is over which means player movement will ramp up across the league free agency Saturday at nine o 'clock the Kraken will look to build upon their rookie draft class Which will try to look build upon their rookie draft class general manager Ron Francis says it was a good two days for the franchise I mean, I think we're pleased with the way it felt You know them I don't want her to we're hoping maybe go different ways, but That's the draft right when you're projecting for seven rounds sometimes that's gonna happen the Kraken made ten total Picks over the seven -round draft drafting players from the three main position groups and the Sounders will host the Houston Dynamo Tomorrow night at Lumen Field sports at 10 and 40 past the hour Eric. I it's Northwest news radio. Thanks Eric 12 minutes After five o 'clock, we're gonna check in with Kiara and get an update on your ride to work in just a couple of minutes first a movie that got Our area worldwide attention turns 30 today and to celebrate will definitely have a party. But first let's Back to the year it all The year was 1993 and this was one of the biggest songs on the radio Tim Allen had the hottest show on television with home improvement And on the big screen sleepless In Seattle, that's what she called them on the show because he can't sleep the story of two strangers love destiny And all that other good stuff you find in the movies. It was the perfect combo for a blockbuster hit. This Well, is fake. She's divorced. We don't want to redo the cabinets and you need a wife. What did I call that one? But everything Intersects the Bermuda Triangle when you're attracted to someone it just means that your subconscious Is attracted to their subconscious subconsciously?
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Visit the Beacon Plumbing Sports Test Major League Baseball Seattle's at T moment part tonight between the Mariners and Yankees. Right now, it's still 00. We're at the bottom of the six major league soccer across the street at Lumen Field between the Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes right now. Also 00 31 minutes in the windlass storm prepared for their first basketball trip of the season. Bill Swartz is more former Seattle star forward. Brianna Stewart scored 25 points, leading the New York Liberty to a victory over the storm. They dropped three straight home games to tip off the season. Jewel Lloyd netted 26 for a Seattle team adjusting to new players in new roles. That's what we're trying to trying do. to We're build, not just for this month, but for the year. And so we understand there's going to be some learning curves and we're still figuring out rotations, defense assignments, things you want to do, both offensively and defensively. So, um, yeah, I mean, we're getting better. The storm take on the Sparks in L. A. The Saturday. Kraken made remarkable progress from their first hockey season to year two when they went deep into the Stanley playoffs. Cup The team today giving GM Ron Francis a vote of confidence with a contract extension through 2027. Former University of Washington soccer coach Leslie Gallimore is O. L. Raines choice as general manager and the Seahawks wrap up the last of their voluntary organized team activities. Thursday and Friday at the V Mac Sports with Swartz at 10 and 40 after the hour. Northwest News Radio. Don't wait until summer calls. Stay roofing today and you can have a new
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"And express toll lanes project. This project adds one lane in each direction and will be paired with the existing HOV to lane create a dual express toll lane system. Construction delays could also tackle football fans trying to get to Seahawks training camp in August and the first home game in September against the Rams. Camino Island's power supply is about to become much more reliable. The local PUD is installing a second transmission line to the community of more than 17 ,000 people. The Everett Herald reports the new line will include 85 giant metal poles as part of a redundant power line between Stanwood and the North Camano substation. The has project been in the works for more than a decade and should be completed by the end of the year. The man who is captain the Seattle Kraken organization from the beginning will stay at the helm an additional three years. Northwest News Radio's Ryan Harris was there for the announcement. General Manager Ron Francis signing that three -year contract extension means he'll lead the franchise through at least the 26 -27 NHL season. Francis showed a great deal of humility saying it's about a lot more than him thanking the owners for providing them with top tier facilities and never saying no when it comes to the players needs. In doing so you're creating an environment the players want to be playing in and people want to come to Seattle and play for the Kraken. Kraken President Todd Lywicky tells me building the team from the ground up was already a difficult job but then Francis did it basically hogtied by the pandemic. What doesn't eliminate you makes you stronger and so I think that you know our team came back stronger this year and from game one it felt like they were ready to take a huge step forward did and they we had a heck of a year. And Lywicky says with the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the fight for the AHL's Calder Cup and good draft judgment, Francis has set
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"It is two ten. Let's move on over to sports see what's happening in the world there. Bill Swartz at the Beacon plumbing sports desk, the Mariners crumbled the rockies, can they undo the brew crew? Seattle's second home stand of the season began with the first three game sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Sunday a one nothing victory highlighted by Luis Castillo's marvelous pitching and Jared kilns RBI single and game saving diving catching the 8th inning. And I knew I just had to be used to the spot when those balls are tailing like that. You got to kind of outrun it. So that was my mentality and just trying to save that run there. The Mariners are even 500 for the season and tonight hosts the NL central leading Milwaukee Brewers. Patriots stay in Boston. The Red Sox play the angels at Fenway. Kenyan runners, Evans chebet and Helen O'Brien swept the men and women's Boston Marathon. The regular season record setting Boston Bruins are on home ice against Florida, round one of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Tomorrow night, the kraken opened their best of 7 series against the defending champion Colorado avalanche in Denver. Yes, Seattle is a huge underdog, but the goal is lofty. We have a chance now to compete and ultimately win the Stanley Cup. Kraken GM Ron Francis, game two Thursday night in Colorado, three and four Saturday and Monday at climate pledge arena. Sports was worth a ten and 40 after the hour, northwest news radio northwest news time two 11, police in Alabama say four people are dead more than two dozen injured after a mass shooting at a sweet 16 birthday party over the weekend. There are no words to describe the emotions that we're all feeling. Officials say gunfire rang out for around ten 30 p.m. Saturday night and Dave DeVille, and during 28 people. If you
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"It much lower, citing his limited criminal history. Police said the suspect is known to them describing him as homeless and living out of his car. You know, provide them housing, addiction resources, things like that. He's just been unwilling to accept it. Police are investigating other businesses damaged and whether he is connected to them. That's komal four's Kelly koopmans. For the second time in a week, echo Glen children's center in snoqualmie reported escapees, the King County sheriff's office said that echo Glenn discovered four young offenders were missing from the facility around noon on Saturday. The sheriff's office says the quick response of law enforcement along with the help of helicopter guardian one helped to find and return all four offenders to custody. Northwest news time coming up on 1240. That means it's time for an update on sports from the Beacon plumbing sports desk and Bill Schwartz. The Mariners crumbled the rockies can they undo the brew crew. Seattle's second home stand of the season began where the first three game sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Sunday a one nothing victory highlighted by Luis Castillo's marvelous pitching and Jared kilns RBI single and game saving diving catching the 8th inning. And I knew I just had to be used to the spot when those balls are tailing like that. You got to kind of outrun it. So that was my mentality and just trying to save that run there. The Mariners are even 500 for the season and tonight hosts the NL central leading Milwaukee Brewers. Patriots stay in Boston. The Red Sox play the angels at Fenway. Kenyan runners, Evans chebet and Helen O'Brien swept the men and women's Boston Marathon. The regular season record setting Boston Bruins are on home ice against Florida, round one of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Tomorrow night, the kraken opened their best of 7 series against the defending champion Colorado avalanche in Denver. Yes, Seattle is a huge underdog, but the goal is lofty. We have a chance now to compete and ultimately win the Stanley Cup. Kraken GM Ron Francis, game two Thursday night in Colorado, three and four Saturday and Monday at climate pledge arena. Sports was worth a ten and 40 after the hour, northwest news radio
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"With a police investigation right here in Seattle. This case was brought that person that I think is now serving time for this. But he testified on behalf of a friend, he, again, George Sanders had apparently nothing to do with the skimming operation just testifying to his friends background and whether he thought he would do something like this. He was asked, so who do you work for? He said, Goldman Sachs and they said, do you work for Goldman Sachs? He goes, yep. Now all of this was under oath. And it turns out, of course, that he did not work for Goldman Sachs. George said it was admitted publicly that he hasn't done that, but of course you can lie in public and you're not going to go to jail for that. But you lie under oath, they can get you for perjury and you could go to jail. So that's yet another problem that George Santos has on his plate that he has to deal with amongst other accusations and now of course a House ethics committee investigation. In fact, George Sanders has only been in office for two months, he now has an entire ethics subcommittee formed just to investigate all the claims against it. You know, Andy periodically, we hear from George Santos about these investigations and these allegations against him as he said anything new of late? Well, he is confirmed that the ethics committee is indeed investigating. And he said he has not been interviewed by the committee yet. And that's pretty much all he's saying. He certainly has given a number of interviews over the last month or so, basically admitting that he didn't tell the truth about almost anything what it can do is background. But none of that's criminal. Well, this House ethics committee may see some things that rise to the level that they could actually vote him out of office to basically throw him out of Congress. They're investigating giving break any laws during the 2022 campaign. Did he disclose all the required information by law that he was supposed to to the house to be violated conflict of interest laws or did he engage this is something I hadn't heard of until recently in the engage in sensual misconduct was a staffer who was trying to get a job in his office. These are all things that just happened in the last couple of months while he was in office when he got sworn in in January. So he's got a whole laundry list of investigations and issues and ahead of him here. Not being particularly productive a few months for George Santos, other than creating a lot of controversy. In fact, if I remember right, he's not even sitting on any committees at this point, is he? Well, he, according to the House speaker McCarthy, he says that George Sanders has voluntarily withdrawn from committees. He wasn't kicked off. Saying that that is probably the best course of action now while these investigations continue. ABC's Andy field with us on the northwest news line. And that's our Bill O'Neill. Northwest news time coming up on three 40, we launched right into the world of sports now get an update from Bill Schwartz and he's at the peak and plumbing sports desk, the kraken stay the course at the NHL trade deadline while a number of playoff contenders made bold moves before the NHL trade deadline Seattle's GM Ron Francis decided to stay put and not bring in more people for this season or beyond. With 74 points the kraken currently third in the Pacific division and tonight's skate at Columbus looking for a third straight road win. It's Scottsdale, Arizona, cactus league, hard ball between the Mariners and Diamondbacks. Marco Gonzalez looked good on the mound for four scoreless innings in a 6 to three win. And M's manager Scott service loved the home run surge from Tom Murphy and Mike Ford
"ron francis" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Time, three O 5. Federal agents have spent the last couple of days taking down dozens of suspects connected with a nationwide drug ring, what has ties to Seattle. Northwest news radio's John lobert has the details. 90 men and women were picked up and raids from Phoenix to Pittsburgh and Seattle, U.S. attorney Nick Brown. Nationwide over 673 pounds of fentanyl pills have been seized in the last ten months, including nearly 60 pounds from one apartment here in Seattle. Fentanyl that's more potent and more deadly. DEA agent Jake galvin with a siege of the 27 kilograms of fentanyl pills in a CL apartment here, we potentially saved a 162,000 lives. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was seized along with illegally modified automatic weapons, and the drug kingpin Bryce Benji hill was arrested in Seattle, special agent Robert hammer. Since the day that he has arrived, U.S. attorney Nick Brown, they have made a cognizant effort to send a message to the fentanyl traffickers in this district that they will be prosecuted. Agents say the drugs are coming from the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, through Arizona, with ties to China, John libertini, northwest news radio, a state economist says the Seattle area has yet to really feel the effects of tech industry layoffs in part because many laid off workers are still getting paid and explanation now from northwest news radio's corwin Hague. Tech companies with local offices began announcing layoffs in November, with more cuts announced in the new year, but doctor Stephen lurch, chief economist with the state economic and revenue forecast council, says state employment data does not yet reflect those layoffs. In many cases, firms are offering severance packages and if you are receiving a severance payment, you're getting a check from your employer, even if you've been laid off, you will continue to be counted as employed in the employment data. Those severance payments are also cushioning the local economy from a slump, although the housing market may beg to differ, the honeymoon won't last forever, though, so there's more to come here. And we have made some assumptions in this forecast about how those layoff announcements will play out over the course of the year. Doctor lurch is speaking of a preliminary economic forecast that predicts negative growth for this year's first three fiscal quarters. Corwin hake, northwest, news radio. Construction of the Tacoma dome sound transit light rail extension has been delayed again. The agency says it will now be another 12 years before service is available from Federal Way to Tacoma. Northwest news radios carlene Johnson has the latest. According to sound transit and environmental impact statement shows the need to consider more station and route options in south Federal Way, as well as whether to move a proposed station on a flood plain in fife. And in terms of mitigating that, proved more difficult than imagined. So we need to study some additional station options in 5. David Jackson with sound transit says dealing with the floodplain issues and potential cultural sensitivity issues with another proposed site will delay the line. The opening of the project to Tacoma dome until 2035. The current preferred route hugs I 5 until reaching south three 48, where it then breaks west and would meet a station on a chatted Parkway before rejoining I 5, no matter none of this is likely to be complete until 2035. Carlene Johnson northwest news radio. We've learned the winner of last month's $754 million Powerball jackpot is Becky bell of auburn, who were told has moved up her plans to retire from bullying. I bet. The understatement of the day. Christy weeks with Washington's lottery says bell plays $20 a week on multiple games, but her daughter decided to go buy a few more tickets. Jackie went along with her and when she saw that the jackpot estimated at that time was 747 million, it caught her eye because she works at Boeing. We'll have more on this coming up at about three 30. Northwest news time three ten and coming up after sports. How do you know you're truly among Friends? I'm Brian Calvert with the only time you'll see a piece of used furniture at the space needle. A Ford helps drive the Mariners to another spring training victory, Bill Schwartz says our Beacon plumbing sports updates. As they say has a lot of stickers on his baseball luggage, Kim and Rick, he's played for the Yankees giants braves angels and is now in Seattle's camp for the third time in his career. Big fellow from New Jersey spanked a two run Homer in today's 6 three Mariners cactus league win over Arizona, lefty Marco Gonzalez toss shutout ball through three and two third innings. The Seattle kraken made no moves before today's National Hockey League trade deadline. General manager Ron Francis did not want to bring in a player for part of the season and risk rocking the boat. You bring somebody else in from the outside, especially in a rental position. It changes the dynamics of your locker room, right? Who gets bumped down the roster or changes position in the roster and how does that affect your team chemistry? Well, the crack can go for their third straight road win tonight at Columbus. Cougar nation fired up about both Washington state basketball teams. The
"ron francis" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"But the fact that maybe that window, uh to get Jack Eichel back and on the ice isn't As wide as as that teams, my fear and and to your point charity. If you go the one route and you can't have Jack Eichel in your lineup until Whether it's February or March or whatever timetable it is. You're right. It doesn't make a lot of sense. And especially since you mean you want to know how how it's going to turn out. So yes, does it Does it bleed into next offseason? I mean, certainly that's that's not a great scenario for the Sabres. Certainly not a great scenario for Jack Eichel, who you know, miss half of last season with the injury, So it's a lot of this is unpalatable on many levels and for all the parties involved, But I don't disagree at all that this is You know, may not be something that gets resolved between now and October 12th minute season starts or early in the season. You're right. It could last months and months, which Wow gives us lots to talk about, but not great for fans of the team. That's for sure. He's got when hockey returns and we have another season. Are we as the league returning to the pre pandemic divisional setup and playoff format And if so, you're happy with that? You're not happy with that. What are your thoughts? Yeah, No, I I, but it will go back to to what we knew before. Of course, What will be new this year is the addition of the 30 seconds the NHL team in Seattle and so fascinated to see how the Seattle crack and, um perform especially, you know, the bar has been set incredibly high. When you think about the years 17 18 Vegas Golden Knights and charging from expansion team to establish Cup final and almost unheard of, uh, possibility, and in such a great story for the game, and certainly for for fans in Vegas. I'm not sure that Seattle can replicate that. And Ron Francis GM there has has gone about things in ways that's different than what George McPhee did in Vegas in starting in 27 2017 with the expansion draft and their first off season, so I am curious as he playing in the Pacific Division. That's another change. We go back to the normal before. Divisional set up with the West Conference in the East Conference. And with Arizona moving to the central Division. Um not a great move for them, necessarily given the you know the uncertainty surrounding their future in Arizona and where they're at as a team and in terms of another rebuild. Um, but Seattle will play in the Pacific Division. I think they have a legitimate chance to be a playoff team. That division is is a charitably. We can say its in transition. But there's just there are a lot of teams that aren't you know, sort of armed far along the evolutionary curves. So I think Seattle has a really good chance given their goaltending and and the way they are built. I think they have a legitimate chance to be a playoff team and certainly be playing meaningful games into February and March. Scott before I let you go If you go back through the offseason, who is there a team or maybe a two or three teams that you thought really had a tremendous offseason draft free agency trades whatever and have put themselves in position to really be a strong contender next season, who had a good off season. Yeah, I'm really curious about two of the teams in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Rangers and and the and the New Jersey Devils. You know, it's been It's been on sort of dry spell for the Devils. Lots of, you know, sort of. Stutter steps moving back and forth. They had a number one pick, of course in Nicolosi sure, and then Jack Hughes as well. I think both those players a former Great foundation down the middle for the Devils and Tom Fitzgerald's done a really nice job there in building out around that taenia, added Thomas daughter Some veterans scoring upfront. I'm really curious about the back end, though. Of course, the big free agent signing with Dougie Hamilton a monster, uh, deal there at $9 million a year. It's a lot for Dougie Hamilton. But he's a dynamic player. He is a point machine, and that's really important for that Devils team is where they have struggled offensively. And the goaltending with Jonathan Bernier, who had, I think quietly, very strong season in Detroit, and I mean emerging, but not very good team. Um, I think that Mackenzie Blackwood and Jonathan Bernier give the devil's a chance. In a very difficult division to play again, meaningful games. I'm not sure their playoff team but I think they're going to be in the mix. And, of course, the New York Rangers are just there's such a fascinating team coming off of You know the pick, um, going into last season of Alexis LaFraniere at number one and the year before with Capital Concho at number two, um, really have solidified themselves. Adam Fox are defending Norris Trophy champion. Of course, they needed to get tougher and Chris Jury, of course, well known to Sabre fans who is now going into his first season as the GM. After the shake up at the end of last season in upper management. I thought the ad of Barkley good drove from from Tampa Coming off the cup wins, there was really important. I think they're going to be harder to play against. They still need to decide what to do with me because advantage at who's got one year left on his deal, but the Rangers, I think the expectation is gonna be really high for that Ranger team. Very talented should be a ton of fun to watch and you are going on behind the bench there. I'm curious about how the Devils and the Rangers make out in what should be a crowded metropolitan division. Seems to be the playoffs. Longtime hockey writer broadcaster Podcaster Mr Scott Burnside whetting our appetite for camps, which will open up in about a month. Scott thanks very much for giving us some time on the show this morning and enjoy the upcoming season. Yeah. Anytime. Guys. Appreciate it, Scott. Hey, um, on hockey before we go to break let me squeeze the question in real quick, Paul. We got on Twitter because I think you can answer it very quickly. Uh, time to get connected with our fans brought you by Bon Schengen King Full service Buffalo law from on the Eichel discussion..
"ron francis" Discussed on SPORTS GOOFS
"Do you think it'll happen. Do you think he can make it. He has to be health. And we all know this. I don't know oh hey. Francisco at seminole is head now to toronto. Hey go into the six okay or tampa allowed play. Who knows Yeah okay go knows. Go scotty. let's say galveston we've made we've had the discussion before they. We've done it on the shell too on what it will take it. Sheesh man he he'd have to produce on average what. How many goals away from gretzky's record now hundred thirty something hundred thirty five. I think man i mean. It's it's doable. But those last years he's got to be healthy he's gotta be like yaar mere yager level of healthy in order to do it. That's what it would take and who knows who knows. Let's see keep on moving the arizona. Coyotes traded olive recommend larson to vancouver the arizona coyotes were bad contracts. Go to die because they got anton trauman from the panthers and shane gaza. Beer from the the flyers. We'll see what the coyotes i don't it's men. They are in a perpetual ribaud. That seems like it will end at some point. Just doesn't always seems like they've got they've got some pieces but then i don't know just nothing gets going idea dougie hamilton. That went down big big. He goes off to new jersey. Devils are trying to get something going. So brennan point stays in tampa. We discuss this for a lot of money. Man's getting paid man deserves it. But we'll see how that goes up with the cap with the bolts Philip grew our so the crack in drafted. Chris dreyer from the panthers who was a very very good backup for us. Actually i want to say he was a backup. Because circuit broschi has not lived up to his contract whatsoever. He was really just the what a one b and he served his purpose pretty. Well i sung praises for sure. And he's off to seattle. He's a young goaltenders. Like what twenty six thinks. He's not he's he's going to going to have a chance to shine in seattle and i think with grew power. He will probably be a. He'll be the backup twenty five thirty games with christopher. You're gonna get a lot of wins because he's he's pretty darn good for sure. I the i will say this. How what carolina. Who's doing but they're not because they gave up Alex majel kovic i. I was listening to the hockey guy on on youtube. Great great channel. By the way if you're if you like hockey you fall that man. And he actually thinks the the hurricanes are knocking on the door of the stanley cup. Run so he likes. He likes what they're doing right now for sure And yeah seattle's stocking up guys with all that cap space Ron francis ronnie franchise also a former hurricane. So there you go is. He's got a plan and we'll see if they execute. I don't think the krakatoa it'll be awful. I mean when you have the buffalo sabres lee. you can't be the worst team in the league It'd be gosh man next to impossible to see them do vegas it in their first season. Go all right. That's all the hockey adamy right now. They're still stuff going down corporate with the lightning now. He's still playing by the way. I thought he died or moved to winnipeg but he's still playing..
Picking Carey Price would be bold, risky (and chaotic) move for Kraken
"Frank Sarah Veli reports today that Seattle is investigating Carey Price's injuries and ownership has given GM Ron Francis the green light to select price if he wants to. Year. LeBron reported last night. Price will see a doctor in New York this week regarding any issue that could require surgery.
"ron francis" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"More year in these a U F A. He's not coming back, right? So They're really in terms of contract, And as I said, who's due for a big deal Down the road, Darlene? Maybe Yokohama. You No forwards. You know there's really no but you're gonna have to wear all of sin at some point there. Really? I don't think that contract will be an albatross because the bigger contracts that are on the books or would be on the books. I think two of them are coming off, right, So I think there's A great deal of flexibility. Even if Seattle doesn't take Skinner There's a great deal of flexibility. You know, what are the Sabres doing? Go Leo do they then sink big money into a goalie into a free agent goalie, whether it's all mark across the market and get a guy, But I'm saying I mean, he's got flexibility. Even Skinner's contract That does not preclude Kevyn Adams from doing any making any menus you've managed to make. No, that's right. You can go sign Gabriel Landeskog. It's not going to happen, of course, but my point is, they are in a position where the Skinner contract doesn't Preclude them from doing other things. Certainly I just think at the end of the day when you're when you look at value and just sort of look like a return on investment, it's that's That's part of the reason why the contract at this point hurts right is because Skinner's clearly not scoring at the same clip that he was, you know, in his contract year scores 40 goals, and I didn't think he would do that. I mean, he never did that in his career, but Skinner Even as he's as he's getting older, Nate, I mean, he should still at least be a guy you can count on for 20 goals. That's I mean, that's and that's what he has been in his career. 2025 goals, I think is not a lot to ask. And and all of a sudden he's got 21 goals will last two seasons. Granted, not full seasons, but 21 goals over. I don't know. 100 something games. Yeah, it was. Listen. I mean, he had a disappointing season last year. It disappointing, you know, short bubble season as well. I mean, he just Well before the bubble I should say, um, yeah, I don't know. I I There's a lot probably to talk about with Skinner on how this team figures. I think the first thing is if he's here Yeah. You just like Put them with good players Roll right. What's Granada going to do with him? Like stop making him a defensive player? He's not. He's not Listen. I mean, at the at the rate you're paying him. If your plan is to put them on a third or fourth line, checking role, then, like, just beg somebody to take him then and then, like trade, a second round, pick or trade, something to Seattle. And just get them off the books. If that's your plan with Skinner find a way to just get out from underneath it. That's what I was wondering if it's now that Skinner is going to be unprotected. Is it possible? Kevin Adams talks to Ron Francis and says, Okay, we'll make a little side deal. What do you want to take Skinner in the draft. And you give up. I don't know. Do you give up another pick somewhere, prosper them to make sure that again. You're not worried about a forward they would take unless they're going to be like, really enamored with wanting to keep Zemgus Girgensons say, um, you know, And then you'd also alleviate if you're if you're if they're in Internally. If they're struggling with the risk the line and versus Borgen discussion. Then if you're Kevin Adams, I don't know you again. Do you offer up hick? Hey, take Skinner. What do you want to take Skinner. Here's this pick, and then the Sabres. It basically are keeping wrist alignment and bargain. You know, One guy will be exposed, but Seattle's taken Skinner for them. Yeah, I think Granado could still find a way to get some goal scoring out of Skinner he played. I think so, too. He among other players before going better under Granado, and his role will be different. He won't be buried on a line. That's the hope. I mean, he right now, if there's no Sam Reinhart, and there's no Jack Eichel on your on your team He's your best forward. Yeah. Yeah. Goalscoring. He's him and he's your best forward. He's your best forward. Yeah, but all the sun is more about power play goals as much as as opposed to five on five. I mean under Granado, I gotta double check and see what Skinner's ice time was under Kruger under Granado is a little bit over 15 minutes a game. I feel like there were nights with Kruger where Skinner was under 10 minutes of ice time. Yes, And that role would change. Of course I think with if he stays here and don Granado I mean being the head Cook again. It's the hope I get As as common sense, as you would think. The asking Skinner to wave is no movement Clause two for two to not protect him as much as in the same way. I was really unwilling to give them the benefit of doubt that they would make such a no brainer. Move. I'm also not going to just assume they're going to do the right thing with Skinner. I just I don't know how you can after watching last year, and I know Granada. Things did change under Granado. And, frankly, listen. I mean, this isn't just about the coach in his use. He didn't really earn a lot of ice time. He didn't really learn a lot earn a lot of like high scoring chance. Opportunities playing with Eichel when he was healthy in playing with I liked him when they flashed them with middle stand a little bit, You know, like, so there's I think there's opportunities to get him around some good young players. I wouldn't mind seeing you know a cousin Skinner. First line or something along those lines next year. If that's you know who you're throwing out there, so I don't know it's I'm not going to assume they're going to do those smart right thing with Jeff Skinner, if they do And they can set themselves up for him to have a bounce back season. I don't know what that looks like, And I guess I don't really know what a bounce back season looks like for Jeff Skinner short of just get us 25 2020 to 25 goals. Yep. When we get back. What I think is the key question the Sabres will be dealing with in the wrist. Aligning versus Borgen discussion again. Now that Skinner waves the no move. We really don't have to spend much time at all the talking about who they would protect among the forwards. It really comes down to the third guy. On the defenseman list. So we'll get into that.
Seattle Kraken Name Dave Hakstol as Their First Head Coach
"The crack and have hired their first head coach? 52 year old Dave Hextall spent three plus years as Phillies head coach and most recently was an assistant for a young Toronto Maple Leafs team. Something crack and GM Ron Francis finds attractive. He's worked the last couple years in Toronto with a very young team and been a big part of, you know, they're sort of growth and progression towards having more and more success, so We think that all bodes well for him in this situation. Francis Hextall in Seattle get ready for the NHL Expansive, drafted late July. The Mariners are idling in
"ron francis" Discussed on SPORTS GOOFS
"I well as you all know. I hope the lightning lose yes. You're not gonna pull team florida kennel. No you guys want already. She's got two of them so give give the islanders. Fifth also had probably piss off a lot of rangers. Fast at the end is would have more stanley cups than they do. So let me pretty. Well i would like to mention this if the islanders when they're going to change their logo. Oh yeah that's right after that another tape to that stick. Yes Charles if you look at their logo there's a there's a hockey stick on it. There are four lines on the blade of the stick. That represents each of their four stanley cup championships. So naturally they haven't won in ever But logic would dictate if they win. Then they're gonna add another one. I think it's been over thirty years since their last cup. Nineteen eighty three for almost forty years. An then on the line for the remaining teams Vegas obviously is looking for their first stanley cup. Which holy shit. If they pull that off that would be ridiculous. they would they would absolutely demolished the record for the first for quickest time between expand for an expansion team for season winning a cop when they almost in their first season. Want them the window. Because i would be a new hope you get. People invested into cracklins well video about certain seattle and i think seattle won't have much trouble supporting the crack in anyways because seattle has been a pretty darn good sport sound. They're desperate for a team to cheer for because a the mariners and be the one. The one team that they did have that was good. They really supported was the supersonics. They have the seahawks dude. Super bowl out that s prob is. The seahawks are known for more from screwing over the super bowl. The actual picture they add their second. Well they you about. Russ you know. Russell wilson things like that but hey man you know but they know they're no seattle's jails are they i mean they lost supersize longtime ago. That's that's that's a long time it's still going to get back anybody's going to expand to thirty two teams seattle and name a city vegas watched. It'll be base. Various based all of interested in it gets the better bet because the raiders. Now you have the golden knights basketball team that pairs easily other. Arenas already there you know. Hey why not always bring it back to vancouver half a second canadian team. Let's give it a second shot. Let's see what happens but yeah see. I was going to have an easy time. I saw video most recently about Ron francis and Talking about the whole process and they they've already sold out their season tickets. You know just like you can sell out smelter. Even though it's pretty hard to sell the digital only game so it will always be available. Free guys.
"ron francis" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports
"And i think he's gonna be so underwhelmed by the skaters that are available is the sense of a nice job of framing things so that they're not going to have to give up anything particularly valuable from skater perspective. They might just go ahead. And say i don't like any of that. Go over and take one of these young goalies in gustafsen guys got crazy. Stats and gus. Gus simpson's available. I am sort of putting it out there. That just almost from a default position. If you're ron francis you might go ahead and take a flyer on him. Because he's so underwhelmed by all the skaters that are exposed in ottawa. Okay so here's the question steve. Your peer doria. Are you gonna look into maybe making trade of With with seattle. Send them something else to say. Please don't take a goaltender but take ryan to single or christine instead. Yeah i don't think. I wanna do that and And certainly peer dory on doesn't want to go down that road either correct. He was asked about that as we continue to dissect dorian about whether you you know. What do you think's going to happen with seattle in such. What's your question before we get to that. Though i think that i would i would expose either decor or marie. Take your pick gust of sin is the one guy that i do not wanna lose between the pipes in this whole process. That's the one. That's the one name that i do not want to see. Come off the roster and dory on can easily make that happen but he's certainly not worried about it He sounds like a guy. Who's just gonna kinda resigned to the fact. We're all going to lose a good player. We're all gonna lose a a decent asset and And they're not going to go and make these side deals to try. It was interesting to hear him say Y lose to players when you're only required by rules to only news one yata. Why should i trade. Somebody and lou somebody instead of just losing one which is probably better than long run. Just lose one goal elliott if if if the las vegas situation expansion draft Proves anything it's that. Some of these teams really screwed themselves. I look at the the florida. Panthers really screwed themselves in expansion draft. The pre-draft wranglings deals and all that sort of crap. So yeah you. You leave a matt marie and his contract exposed and you assume that seattle's not gonna take him and if they do you you turn to page and you move on. Yeah yeah that was When you think about that what was that deal..
"ron francis" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports
"All right. Let's launch today. Of course we have the super bowl coming up on sunday. You and i are going to finish off our playoff run I am getting hammered right now in that. I'm down one hundred and twenty dollars so we may go double or nothing today. No sense talk today. There is a new episode of the sends nation. Podcast up right now wrapping up a disastrous road trip when you look at the big picture and we'll talk about what's going on with the team and a whole lot more sends nation podcast at sends nation hockey dot com. But we do have some nhl talk and the The team canada olympic team. But the men have decided on their managerial team. And they're gonna go with saint louis. Blues general manager doug armstrong. It'll be the architect for the olympics in beijing which is just a year away now and the team is ron francis ken hall and roberto longo. And don sweeney as well as senior vice president of national teams scott salman and i look at the olympic team and it says you have a managerial group. I'm sure that will find squad do a fine job with the squad but When you when you have two factors eight. You don't know how i if it's going to happen and be you know. If the nfl's going to participate that takes a little of the excitement away at at least at this point in time. Doesn't it. yeah it's nice to see Guys get a chance stevie. That's how i always looked at that. You know may maybe guys who aren't going to be in the hall of fame or something like that so when when the opportunity comes along to to to appoint designate pick guys to to run the international team. Those are a bunch of names i. I don't know if they've been involved before. But when i hear that there we go. That's a nice. That's a nice gesture. You know by hockey canada. And the case of armstrong. He did in fact. He's been involved with hockey canada before he guided canada to a gold in the twenty sixteen world cup. I got a feeling this story is going to be completely and factually wrong. As i keep piling a goalie revert along goes on there. That's i thought. I heard you say that name and that was where i was going to start with some of the second guessing as we like to do In that you know he just retired. Twenty nineteen terrific goalie..
"ron francis" Discussed on KOMO
"Expected to make travel over Steven's pass near impossible at times, maybe a Coney come on news. Monday was the first day of photo enforcement for the West Seattle Low Bridge with the high rise bridge closed for safety reasons. The city wants to keep the low bridge cleared for emergency vehicles, Busses and heavy freight. As of now, if you're caught driving on the low bridge between 5 A.m. and nine PM any day of the week, you could get a ticket for $75 in the mail. Tacoma mother who previously lived in the low income apartment building is suing her former landlord, almost Kelly Blier. Report. 39 year old Melissa Moore and her three Children lived it Mark Twain Apartments into coma for eight months before moving out in October of 2019, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. That's when her Pierce County Landlord Center, a bill for $11,000 in move out costs and back fees. Attorney from or admit she failed to pay a couple months rent, but says they tacked on thousands of dollars an unwarranted fees for cleaning and painting and other charges. The attorney for the landlord strongly disagrees with these claims and plans to vigorously oppose them in court. Kelly Blier coma News covered 19 kept many of us and locked down, but it did not keep violent crime in check in Seattle police chief Adrian de ESAs 50 people were murdered in 2020. 31% increased from 2019. Most of the victims are male between the ages of 18 to 29 30 to 49. And most the number 25 or 49% were black. He says guns were used in 60% of the homicides. National Hockey League fully expects to welcome the Seattle crack in this fall. Despite the ongoing pandemic, even though this season has been delayed and shortened due to covert 19, the NHL is still confident everything is on track for a fall debut. The league's 32nd franchise. But before the crack and conjoined the league there must be an expansion draft in which Seattle will be allowed to select players from other teams Deputy Commissioner Bill Daily Communication with Ron Francis and his group as well with respect to prepare him for the expansion draft. The expansion draft is scheduled for July. 21st Jeff Pooja look Come on news. Woman whose time 10 40 for the Beacon Plumbing Sports Desk. College football National championship goes to the Alabama Crimson Tide. They beat Ohio State 52 to 24. Comas. Bill Swartz says Coronavirus continues to take a big financial hit on professional sports see, including hockey. The National Hockey League drops the puck on a 2021 season Wednesday because of covert restrictions. Canadian teams will play one another in their own division. Same for the U. S franchises, and H O Commissioner Gary Bettman asked today why they're not just in a bubble again. Our players made an incredible sacrifice. Over the summer and into the fall being away from family and friends. In some cases more than two months. The expansion Seattle cracking will join the NHL next season. Seattle Seahawks packed their gear had exit interviews following Saturday's playoff loss to the L A. Rams coach Pete Carroll says safety Jamal Adams is headed to surgery to fix a shoulder labor, um and fingers. The Hawks would like to sign Adams and defensive end Carlos Dunlap to long term contracts. Philadelphia Eagles today fired head coach and what Come county native Doug Peterson. And a college men's basketball undefeated Gonzaga and Baylor. Still 12 in the A P poll. Then come Villanova, Texas and Iowa Sports A 10 and 40 After the.
"ron francis" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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So if an index fund is performing like 8%, you finally make about 4%. Now, these are just numbers and some people do great When you go to Vegas is always somebody winning. And there are a whole bunch of people that are people, right. Well, you hear about like the joke here, My family was my brother. Bob used to go to Vegas three times a year. And once every four years you call and tell me how good he's doing. Eggs. Simple. Man says he wasn't doing that good. If he was he'd have a private jet. By now. Many times he's gone. There has done real good, but we don't hear about the bad, Sure, just like market You always hear about the good pics, but you never hear about the bad picks are a lot of bad picks out there so big assure you have that proper diversification and you're in the right place. That's what we do in our three meeting process with you, and that's what the Golden ticket entitles you to is $1000 value. But if you call right now we'll open the phone lines right now You'll get this little green Book of life. But you get that golden ticket which is more valuable anything right now in these days, Absolutely that number to call 806 617383 800. 6617383 or you can text the word plan to 21,000 plan to 21000. I love this conversation. Because it is true. You do so much behind the scenes when you're helping folks prepare for retirement. You got that fear report. Attacks. Analysis. The Social Security review the inflation plan, the long term care of you, I could keep going on and on. At the end of the day, though, the total income plan eyes a big focus of this is well, Thomas has been paying attention. Yes, he has. Well, the most important parts, I think, are the income bridge. All right. What's what's in income Bridget's going from when you're getting income from your employer toe. When you get in income from yourself. You have to bridge the income because what you're used to making a salary when you retire. Basically this hour's gonna eventually stop. Isn't it? Sure. And so when it stops, something else has to start back up. It's like a relay race. All right, so the guy ran real good around the track in the hands of baton off and the other guys not ready yet. He's smoking a cigarette. Not good, everyone That wouldn't be the guy in the relay race anyway. It's like the horse race with a big fat jockey of me. Which witch doctor, you're gonna bet on the skinny one or the fat one. I'm going little going little well, and it's kind of sad to say that a lot of people are trying to hand that baton off to Social Security. Who's probably more like the guy smoking. You should a twist. You know, he's gonna walk around the track. Or you need somebody running around the track every single year. The rest your life, and you don't need somebody falling down right when you need him, the most sure, And I think a lot of people out there coach are thinking, okay, I've got Social security. That's my net. That's not always the case. No, you're right. And so longevity risk we talk about to Social Security will pay some bills. But the longer we live, the more the bills are gonna be. Just because things get more expensive, and we get less healthy. Yeah, it's a fact of life, isn't it? And so we just need to make sure that if you are in the process or you or you or you are saying yourself right now you're seeing yourself. It's time for me to protect my retirement. Make sure my family safe then this is definitely the time to call and make sure you have the right plan put together and so We also I've got another desk here. Chuck Kate. Neither chuck it in the Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Carolina Hurricanes free, I think, 39 years. Thank you very much Coach and him and I did a show years ago with a couple years ago called this happy Show. And on that we interviewed Ron Francis, who played for the Carolina Hurricanes. Bob your famous Boston Bruins with player who's also a financial advisor. Now remember Bobby Orr Hall of Famers, the Flying goal like he got tripped and he was shooting. I think it's against ST Louis in the puck went in, so I don't know, but it's a flying gold. Back in the day. Gary Bettman, the commissioner, that NHL Rocky Bleier, one of my best all time buddies, he was a fullback. The Pittsburgh Steelers when they won those four Super Bowls, and he's not that big by the way to be a fullback Well, and he's a veteran. I mean, e. I mean so so many great stories about rock well, basically went to volunteer to go serve in Vietnam got half his toe blown off, then came back and played for Pittsburgh and won the four Super Bowls. Really story success story right there. Incredible Eddie Money one of my all time favorite. We've talked about that before the great rock and roll legend he passed away, Unfortunately, but Not before I interviewed him really good interview Chris Berman from ESPN. Good names. We call her very cold from the Carolina Hurricanes, so we'll also give you this disk. It's really good, really good Interviews on here and live Happy show was a fun show. We'll probably bring that back eventually. Hi, great. Let's do this. Let's give this little green Book of life out. Let's give this golden ticket out. Let's give the live happy show disc out, and I've got another DVD called the Five Keys to successful retirement. It's a DVD that Thomas and I put together and not too long ago. Well, make sure you get it in everyone's hands. Thomas the next 20 people call We'll get this goody bag at no cost or obligation, the most important part to me. I think it should be to you is you also get that golden ticket which will entitle you to make sure you have that total retirement plan that we will do for you. Number one will educate you on where you are right now, which is very important and light and enlightening, but number two Design a plan based on what you say you want to have happen in the future number one will tell you that's possible or not, And if it's probable we'll put it together for you in writing, so they'll be no doubts. Gimmicks or games all the way through your life because we practice three main ingredients that every plan we do we wanna have growth. We won't have protection of that growth. In other words, once you get it, we don't want you to give it back. Walk those gains in and then when you decide we want you be able to activate your lifetime income account. We call it the financial Philip strategy. So the next 20 of you go. I'll be looking forward to meeting you. 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"ron francis" Discussed on KOMO
"Expansion hockey team. Not to add some pretty big names to the front office today the crack and continue to build their new arena and assemble an impressive staff. Former Buffalo sabers GM Jason Botterill joined Seattle as assistant to general manager Ron Francis, the crackers player personnel director, his longtime Chicago Blackhawk executive, nor McKeever. Unconfirmed reports indicate the Seattle Sounders and Two time MLS Cup winning coach Brian Schmidt, sir have agreed to a new contract. The Boston Red Sox are making history, hiring Bianca Smith from Carroll University as the first black woman coach in minor league baseball. Smith spoke about the honor on MLB network. I think it's a great opportunity also to just Kind of inspire other women who are interested in this game. This is not really something I thought about when I was younger, and I kind of fell into it being an athlete. Normally, the Seahawks have Tuesdays off. But with a Saturday NFC wild card game against the visiting Rams, the Hawks are back on the practice field today, safety Jamal Adams, a huge question mark with a shoulder and Drake Heisman Trophy presented tonight. Virtually Alabama's Devante Smith and Mack Jones Travel Lawrence from Clemson and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask or the finalists Sports A 10 and 40. After the hour Bill Swerts come on News. Seattle's Ken Jennings is once again in front of the camera on a TV trivia show. But not the one you're thinking of. At least not yet. Come was Corwin Hank has more as previously announced. The all time jeopardy champion will guest host the first episodes of the quiz show to be taped in the wake of Alex Trebek's death last November. You can't fill shoes like Alex Trebek's. He was just a legend. But Jennings tells a B she's Good Morning America. Trebek himself gave can his blessing and expressed his full confidence. I spoke to him on the phone. Actually, the weekend he passed and he was He was frail, but he was still very much, Alex. And I remember him just being very confident and me to be a guest host. If he ever needed that, you know we were. We were hoping we have been with us for longer that Jennings hosted episodes begin airing later this month. But first can joins two other top jeopardy. Chance. James Holt's hour and Brad Rutter on a new ABC quiz. Show the Chase. Now we're going to see if regular trivia teams can team up. Congar up. To take us on and if they can beat us in the chase, they win a lot of money. The Chase debuts this Thursday at nine on coma. Four. Corwin Headache Coma News, Despite its name City of Lake Stevens doesn't actually have an actual lake within its boundaries. But it's almost Eric Hides tells us that could change this year. Lake Stevens. The city has been growing since the first settlers arrived in 18 86. The average herald reports. Under two proposals, the city would annex about 570 acres of land and the lake itself. If the annexation is approved, those who live in the now unincorporated areas would be able to vote as if they live in the city. They would also notice a change in property taxes and an excise tax on utility bills. As for the actual lake, the city would be responsible for managing water quality. Our kite's Come on news. C Entertainment news here it's back to the basement for Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden to L. A based talk shows going back to taping their nightly chat fest from home. Let's Go Over 19 Cases Surge in Southern California..
How does hockey reckon with an abusive power structure?
"By the time you finish listening to this podcast. It's likely there will be more stories out there about abusive hockey coaches right now as we are recording this and as you're listening to it. The sport is facing a reckoning. It began with the toppling of one of the biggest domino's in the game. Mike Babcock out as coach of the Toronto Maple leafs tonight. Every mounting losses position became more and more tenuous and tonight his reign lean over. leafs nation is over. Mike Babcock was fired by the Toronto. Maple leafs for the same reason. Tons of hockey coaches have been fired before him. His team was underachieving. He might have been a bigger name than those other coaches but still not unusual then. The story started during the two thousand sixteen seventeen season. Mitch Moore had a private meeting with Mike Babcock and the coach asked then rookie to list the players on the team from Best Work Catholic to worst martyr complied not realizing that that talk within show his list to some of the players ranked the lowest and not long after that it became clear. The stories weren't just about Mike Babcock. Major allegations made against Calgary flames head coach. Bill Peters a former. NHL Her Chemo Lou. who spend spend some time with the flames in the early part of this decade calling for his alleged use of racial slurs while they were both part of the Chicago Blackhawks Organization now players ears are saying publicly things that used to be kept behind closed doors at all cost and the NHL in almost every league below it is realizing that it has a problem problem or more accurately that it has had a problem for quite some time? Now the question is what happens next. What did they do about it? What changes changes in the leafs? They've been playing a lot better since they fired the guy who humiliated one of their best players who thought I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Jeff Blair is a senior writer at sports net dot CA. He is the CO host of writer's block on Sports Net. Five ninety fan every day. He has covered a lot of dressing rooms ends and locker rooms throughout his career. Hey Jeff how you doing short. I'm doing well you've You've covered a lot of dressing rooms and locker rooms over the years I was. I was thinking about this the other day when the stuff happened with the Chemo. Lou and Bill Peters out of thinking to myself. I ever seen a locker room. I thought something nothing really poisonous and happen. And I think because unbalanced I spent more time around baseball clubhouses than anything else and initially when I started reporting Winnipeg CFL locker rooms is kind of a little different than hockey. I mean baseball. There have been African American players. There've there've been Latino players in baseball has its issues but it's nothing to go on a clubhouse now and see that the white players are in the minority I mean that's just the way it is and the NFL. When I covered it's the same thing and I don't remember any relationship with a manager or coach or a team I thought was particularly toxic? I mean they're examples of tone deafness. But what I think happens more often than not in a lot of these situations is just the manager coach. Whatever you WANNA call it becomes tone-deaf two things? Well why don't you start then by explaining how we got here where it started with Mike. Babcock in the leafs. Yeah there's a couple of things first of all. I'm a little concerned that people are sort word of mixing. Mike Babcock not you but people in general people were kind of going all Mike Babcock and then Bill Peters. Because here's the thing Mike Babcock seems to have tried cried some Caveman Sports Psychology on Mitch. Martyr So tell us about that. Mitch Monitor the first year. The story is now now that everybody's confirmed Mike. Babcock wanted him to work harder. So Mike Babcock called them into his office and said list your teammates in terms of hardest working to least hardworking. And tell me where you'd put Yourself Yourself Mitch. Marna with coach wants to do this so he goes ahead and does that and Somehow and I I don't know when it came out but somehow Mike Babcock doc essentially went to some of the guys that were below martyring. Say Mitch thanks. She works harder than you. You know this guy's dog in it right now and he thinks that works harder than you and the best line out of the Whole Story and God love Mitch. Martin but the best line of the whole story's Mitch Marnie just kind of shrugging and going nobody took it seriously right. You know it's like that's just that's just babs so I mean their stories. You know you can go. God stories about would coaches used to do for motivating players or trying to catch players airs. I Never Scotty Bowman Scotty. Bowman got tired of his team's missing curfew. So Scotty Bowman would go down. And I can't remember which city this went down to the front desk of the hotel and I think curfew was midnight. Went Down to the front desk of the Hotel at eleven thirty gave a stick to the dorm and said do me a favor when the guys come in get them to sign the stick and we'll we're going to auction off to charity so the next day Scott he goes into the locker eight. These are all the guys that showed up after midnight. Their names are on the stick so I mean stuff like that is you know. That's all part of an old school. Coaching you mentality. Whatever you think of it? Yeah it's and I mean at the heart of the the coach player relationship and this and this is why we'll talk specifically about. Bill Peterson Chemo. Lucas IT'S A. It's a point I think people are missing. I mean at the heart of a coach player relationship. It's a power relationship. I'm the coach. I control the most important part of your career. I control your time I control. How many starts you're gonNA make I control? Will how many at bats you're going to get I control if you're going to be coming in the ninth inning. I control if you're going to start back to back games like Then I control. You're earning power. This is sort of at the route. That's the traditional relations traditional relationship. Is that changing it is in the NHL. I find this fascinating because the four major sports in North America all right now if you look at sort of the players relationship to to power in the game the NBA players leak. It just is players are getting lots of money They make a a lot of money from shoe deals so they're comfortable financially outside of what they're earning contract like Shaquille O'Neal didn't spend any money he made playing basketball. He invested all all he lived off. His shoe deals coaches have no power over anybody in the NBA the NFL's you know you're disposable piece of meat. There's no such thing as guaranteed contract. Baseball's always had a very very strong players association. It's Kinda splintered now and I think we're kind of in an every man for himself air but what's happened in hockey is there has been an an influx of really talented really young players and because of the way the NHL 's collective bargaining agreement is setup. You Essentially Ashley. Now have a bunch of guys who were twenty two twenty three or twenty four making eight million dollars a year under contract for five six or seven years and that's the biggest difference to me. Is that players always used to make more than the coach and this is specifically the NHL players always used to make more than the coach. But they've got more term So if you're Mike Babcock and you've got three years left on your contract you've got Mitch Monitor. He's got six years left. He's making ten and a half million dollars a year. How do you? How do you motivate that? How do you manage them? It would take us. Ice Type. Doesn't matter to him take two minutes ice time away from me. I'm getting ten million dollars a year and by the way I got a job here for years down the road and you say that so hockey ocoee more than any other sport I think is is going through. This and hockey is going to half the data and and and the coaches are going to have to. The players aren't going to have to adapt. The coaches are going to have to debt. And this this gets the Bill Peter Situation and and why I think this is particularly vile you know first of all. I mean there's no statute of limitations and racism so I've heard people will make the case. Well he said this ten years ago three organizations ago he wasn't even with the flames. You have somebody claiming that he. He used the N.. Word that he used a racial epithet. You have that player's teammates backing you up. You have subsequent you have players coming out. Who played for Bill? Peterson Peterson Carolina. Saying hey he physically abused me. You have players coming out and saying yeah not only did he. Physically abused Rod brindamour. Not only did he did. He physically abused guys. But you've got player saying oh by the way we spoke. The Ron Francis who was general manager the team at the time and he didn't do anything wrong. There was something but the Akeem loose. The situation is really. I find it really bothersome. Because what was he supposed to do. You know these guys are playing in the American Hockey League They're not making a lot of money. Bill Peters when he was coaching that team the Rockford ice hawks. He held the future in his hands. so if you're a guy like a chemo Lou and you're trying to establish yourself or you're trying to get your career going going to your general manager and writing out your head. Coaches racist is probably not not a good career. Move and I think more than anything else. What this says is that at that time? Ten years ago that organization Chicago Blackhawks. There wasn't a structure in place. I mean I'm not gonNA say that guys don't yell things at each other in the locker room or on the ice and we we know they do. We know that racial epithets unfortunately are still a part of the sort of the on Ice Onfield Dialogue and sports. I don't think this happens now though like if we were rewinding this Chemo Lou had been Ah. I don't think that happens. 'cause he reports to somebody or he goes on social media then and it's taken care of but it bothers me that people are saying that some people are saying well you know ten years ago and nobody else stood up. It's people have to understand Dan that again. This gets to that that power relationship between the player and the coach. There's no way the player could you know what are you GonNa do. You're going to sacrifice your long term financial future because of this. I mean I'm not. I'm not saying that means. Bill Peters is right but hockey I think more than any other more than any other sport just by the the nature of how players are developed. Kids leave home. Kids go to town cities. They're billeted with people dependent on the structure. They are dependent on on the power structure there absolutely dependent on the power structure. And I think maybe that's what has created this culture around hockey the the NHL is really really trying. I think to find a way and I mean the NHL in general teams coaches are trying to find a way to deal with this the new age the players the the ultimate lesson the lesson from hopefully for this whole thing with Bill Peters is that there has to be every organization has to look at itself often say do we have the structures in
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