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Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Mike's On

00:17 sec | 1 d ago

Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

"Devils have hired 60 year old wind you up to take over his head coach of one believed youngest teams have been arrangers assistant the last three years. And before that, I had coached the Buffalo Sabres for 15 on the Dallas Stars, form or I'm also officially named Tom Fitzgerald, new general manager dropping the interim

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Devils to name Ruff as head coach

Steve Somers Show

00:19 sec | 2 d ago

Devils to name Ruff as head coach

"Next head coach will be the Lindy Ruff. That's according to the NHL network, which also reports that Tom Fitzgerald will be named the team's full time general manager for office 60 years old with that for long stretches. The Sabres head coach also was a head coach in Dallas. He's currently an assistant with the Rangers, a

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MLBPA roadblocks await MLB's proposed 2020 return

The Sports Reporters

01:30 min | 2 months ago

MLBPA roadblocks await MLB's proposed 2020 return

"We are awaiting baseball guys but we were pushing sort of zero hour in the approach to any proposed two thousand twenty season as the of once again labor strife Intensification I mean this is like a preemptive strike we they're rattling their sabers on the union about about money and guys. I think I speak for a trillion baseball fans We don't WanNa hear about your money spat right now. We don't want to hear about money. Just get it done get proposal you may want WanNa hear about money. You may not want to hear about money but every labor dispute in the past. Bob has been over money. And this one's this one's GONNA end up being over money to and you may have seen Blake Snell The Tampa Bay pitcher. Hey I'm not playing if you're not giving me my money You know this is a guy who had a had a great season seasons ago. Do you know sign a huge contract. As a result of that is now do about Somewhere between seven and ten million dollars for this year and is saying if I can't get Alvin I'm not playing. It's not worth the risk. Now there will be others who feel the same way who aren't going to be vocal about it. And they are being asked. Let's be clear about this. I they were being asked to take a prorated salary which would mean if they're going to have an eighty two game season they're going to get paid approximately half of what they were going to get. Now they're being asked to take to split. The

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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Ohio wraps up mail-in primary

KNX Evening News

00:27 sec | 2 months ago

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Ohio wraps up mail-in primary

"Ohio's mail is it Malin pheasant intial primaries now in the books reporter Greg saber Ohio's presidential primary with a few exceptions no in person voting was allowed it was all done by mail because of the good over virus one point nine million ballots were mailed out to voters in the democratic presidential primary former vice president Joe Biden easily won in Ohio defeating senator Bernie Sanders who had already dropped out of the

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Eli Manning sends message to health care workers at New York hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

Eli Manning sends message to health care workers at New York hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

"The corona virus pandemic impact continues to be felt around the globe in far more ways than it is in the world of sports but there are a lot of stories of athletes and organizations who are pitching in to help those in need during this time A. B. C.'s taught it has more every morning the head of New York Presbyterian provides a live video link to the hospital system of more than forty seven thousand employees one briefing this week featured former New York Giants quarterback Eli manning we cannot thank you enough I want you to know how much we all appreciate what you're doing and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel purchased five thousand protective masks from Bauer the company that switch from making hockey equipment to producing medical face masks are healthcare heroes continue to fight the fires had on I cannot thank them enough for their continued dedication in western New York and across the entire country Todd at ABC sports

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Spencer Murray Jumps Into The Podcast

The Drozcast Podcast Speaking of Motivation and Leadership

09:23 min | 3 months ago

Spencer Murray Jumps Into The Podcast

"All Right Folks. Thank you and welcome back to the draws cast. I'm very excited to be with you again. I hope that you've been continuing to listen to the draws cast. We have some great interviews that we've downloaded over the last couple of weeks and have another great interview Here today with me He is the GM at the Briar Woods Country Club and a city just outside of Buffalo New York called Hamburg and his name is Spencer. Murray and Spencer and I know each other through some work that we've done together through the National Restaurant Association and we've been working on getting Spencer on the show for quite some time so Spencer Murray. Welcome to the Dr Cast. Hey thanks for having me Jeff. It's good to finally make this happened with you. I'm looking forward to to get into it with you yet. It's going to be great A previous podcast. I had a gentleman by the name of Aaron. Primo on and I called him a Whiz Kid. Because he's done quite a bit. In his years that he's been a Professional Anaconda put you into that group Not so much because your age because frankly I don't know how much or how old you are. You don't need to tell me that but I think that you've done a lot for the number of years that you've been making a living for yourself. So that's another reason why I wanted to have yon of the draws cast so So before we get your professional cry like to kind of set it up and find out a little bit of background about the people that are interview so Where did you grow up. What city specific did you grow up in? Sure so starting I'll tell you I'm thirty one so that we can get that out. Okay well then. You can be a whiz kid concerning. Yeah Yeah for me. That's a whiz kid. And I look sick. Buffalo New York in just the suburbs village called Williamsville. Just fifteen minutes outside of the city. You know. My my dad was a military guy. He was in the eighty second airborne and a he was a Jag officer as well too. So a military lawyer And my brother sister or at Fort Bragg North Carolina and then my dad moved up to buffalo to start his own private practice as an attorney so I was born here in Buffalo born and raised here and Most of my career. I spent seven years at a at a breakfast restaurant here. Most people are aware of if you've ever heard of the original Pancake House. Yeah I spent seven years as a kid started when I was first job. I worked at a P. It's a place I was fourteen years old. I made five bucks cash under the table and I they let me run the police that it was just kind of just got it at an extremely young age and learned how to deal with people then started as a dishwasher at original pancake. How listen and then throughout college and somebody's work. I Work Sides Washer. We'd orange juice plus boy creative people as host and just went through all. That was kind of my start hospitality and stuff but I love this area. I'm a diehard bills. Fan Bills Mafia. We're we're out here representing and I've lived away a couple of different places and now back. So you're part now is did you say it was the Buffalo Mafia or the bills Mafia bills? Yeah I had heard that term before. That's pretty interesting So that was going to be a question of mine if you were an a sports fan for the sports that are in the buffalo area but it sounds like it a yeah. I usually if you're from Buffalo. You're you're a big bills and the sabres kind of life around here whether we're good or bad and you say bad but we're good fans and we have a lot of fun so having been to buffalo a few times myself For those of you out there who are listening that have never been to Buffalo Niagara Falls is what would you say about twenty minutes? North of Buffalo. Was that about right? Yeah so Niagara Falls is right there. But Buffalo's got a really cool young vibe to it Especially as you get down into the city. Downtown so If they've had a really good kind of revitalization of the city over the last five six years and it's really taken this kind of artistic beautiful and just driven approach to making the city. Great you know the the food culture here is amazing. The People here are great. It's called the city good neighbors and and I love it. Here this is this is certainly western. New York is is my home and a Lotta. Yeah and it's very different Then you know people when they think of New York they think of New York City. When people think of Michigan they think of Detroit but there's so much more to the states of New York and Michigan than people realize because they just focus on that one area buffalo in western New York people. Are you say you must go to New York City all the time like seven and a half hours away from here? I can make it to Chicago in almost the same amount of time per se and I can be in West Virginian. Yeah exactly so. It's very different but I encourage. I don't work for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce but and I'm getting no money from them for this interview but I can't tell you that it's a good place to visit if you're looking for places to go The summer or even in the wintertime. Because you you work at a country club but it also acts as a ski resort to my correct about that though so where I live. I live in a town about an hour. South of Buffalo called Eligibility York and it is awesome magical Kurowski town and there's two ski resorts that are so why I snowboard side. Love the winters play. Before this I worked I managed a restaurant in ski jump on so my busy season was winter and now the golf course. That's kind of flipped the script you know so I enjoy winter a little bit more so now but definitely work a little bit harder in the summertime now but no but we're connected I mean like I said I live in his ski town which is awesome. Actually New York has the most ski resorts I think out of any state country number wise. And it's great out here okay. That's great so now you are the GM of the Brier Country Club and we've established that you've worked at the International not the International House pancakes but the original house of pancakes. And that's kind of. Yeah and that's how you got started In your professional life How is it that you went from early management? Even though you shouldn't have been managing that original house of pancakes how did you get from there to the GM of the brier would country club? I can give you a little outline and just kinda how it went so Actually have a history degree. I played Lacrosse in college. I got a scholarship to pull les division to Ross at Franklin Pierce University I was always a history nerd. Grownups and I didn't really know what I wanted to do So my my major. I just decided to take history. I liked it. I played the cross. I thought I'd be the cool history teacher and coach at the school Had that kind of plan out but then I realized that time I kind of liked history. More a hobby rather than something. I wanted to do every day but at that point. I kind of knew I just wanted to do something involving hospitality. Entertainment an Kind of a not a shy guy and I went to small school for comparison. It just know in working in those kind of environments that the original packing house and stuff you just. I just learned how to deal with people but you had to these environments. So that's why I wanted to do so. I graduated. College became a food supervisory Internet. Six flags theme park in Springfield Massachusetts. I were a looney tunes tie and Khaki Pants and a short sleeve blue button down so you have yourself a six flags they mess and those kinds of things and I did that for a summer that I moved back home and I became assistant manager at the ritual. Pancake House at this place. You know the way you come in. It is the busiest Brecca's place all the area and it was one host which was myself still wore Khakis at that time. Couldn't get away from it. I guess And Green Pole and and everybody came in their name on a dry erase for it and that was the wait list for the thing and everybody just stare at you and here. I am this young kid and deal with all these adults different people and everybody's hungry after church. The breakfast in Hama just taught me a great deal of patients and just kind of savviness of just kind of dealing with people of all different ages and expectations

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Pants on Fire: Cheerleading

Pants On Fire

09:29 min | 4 months ago

Pants on Fire: Cheerleading

"Welcome to pants on. Fire that game show where kids choose between the cheerful and spirited truth and the bad sportsmanship of lies. I'm your host Deborah Gold. Cnn in the studio today is our sound effects about Lisa which stands for live in-studio audience too but not too but that is the question. Pardon me I poured in the lady. Thank you but what is it that you are doing? I'm practicing my lines. I have an audition tomorrow for the robot. Regional Theater production of Hamlet. How that's exciting to thrilling. Indeed but to be honest I am nervous. Oh I really want to be in this play and I've been setting all the lines for weeks. I think you're going to be great and remember this above all to thine own self be true. What is that some sort of fortune cookies saying? No it's a line from no forget it. Why don't you take your mind off your audition and tell us how our game works Shaw Melody? Every ways we bring onto grownups. One is an expert the other ally and it's the job of a human to help us figure out who is too because no one gets about Aligarh better than a kid. I mean we hope right. Otherwise Radha business. What are we lying about today Deborah? We are lying about cheerleading. An activity of organized cheering chanting dancing and sometimes competing with stumps Lisa. Do you know anything about cheerleading. I'm sure had mentioned my great uncle. The electronic scoreboard was installed at a basketball court. I used to go to games and watch him keep score the cheerleaders. Were pretty good but nothing is as exciting as watching your uncle. Flip those numbers. That's real spirit. I I can appreciate that but I think you're going to really feel the spirit when we learn more about cheerleading. Now whatever okay. I say we should find out about our contestants shall we? Who might that be? I know tell us are human child contestant as an eight year old who loves everything about baseball. I'm Talkin every billy leave of it lily are you. I'm good welcome to pass on. We're so happy that you're here. You love everything about baseball. You like watching it or playing it. That's cool duva favorite baseball team. Yes the New York mets. The New York mets and dealer favorite player on the team Noah syndergaard. Mister met. Yeah I was stuffy of him only and I went to high school together. I don't know about that and tells. I hear that there is a forbidden word in your house and it starts with the letter Z. And it is perhaps a vegetable and getting close to something you don't care for Sabre Broccoli might be Zucchini. This is something you do not like correct blab not in any which way not even Zucchini ice cream. Ill Zucchini no. It's kind of fun. So can all right. We'll we want to know some more fun facts about you lilly. But we're GONNA do it the way we do it on pants on fire playing two truths and a lie. Okay so you're gonNA tell us three facts about yourself. Two of those facts will be true. One will be ally and we have to figure out which one is the lie. Are you ready? Yeah Excellent. What are your three facts on so first one is my dreams go to West Point West Point? I know absolutely everything about Harry Potter. Threes my grandparents live in Spain Spain. No not space stain. That'd be fun. Okay what do you think Lisa? Which one of those things is a lie? She said earlier that she knew everything about baseball. Now trying to come back and say she knows everything about Harry Potter. That's like a lot of that. One is the law. That's fair. I think there's one things she doesn't know about. Maybe so lily. Which one of those things is a lie Is My grandparents live Spain? So you're saying you know everything about Harry Potter. Yes okay. Let's see. Do you know what Harry Potter does? Yeah he's a wizard. She does everything she does. Okay Lisa can we get some welcome music? For OUR CHEER EXPERTS. Two four six eight khurda appreciate. I want to hear about it if it's me otherwise I don't talk about it. I just appreciate me. Our first expert is Allison Williams. Allison introduce yourself to Palo Lily. I am a CO owner of an All Star cheerleading program in Brooklyn New York. Pay Thank you very much and our second expert is Gerry mccrae Jerry. Please introduce yourself to lily. Lilly how are you? I'm Cheri and competitive cheer choreographer at Various High Schools in New York and Connecticut and they used to cheerleader twenty Peac University. Two thousand five to two thousand nine go Queenie plus enough. Let's see those are some cheerful sounds? Lisa well I always feel cheerful. It's I'd say time toads. We are going to put our experts on the hot seat while they answered lillies questions Lisa. Who should we put on the hot seat? I Jerry Maguire. Because he's going to show us the money. His name is not Jerry Maguire. But I like your thinking anyway I fine. Blue Okay Lily. What question do you have for Jerry to start? Tell me about what you do. What does a typical day in your job? Look like sure so. I've been hired to come up with competitive cheer routines at various high schools. So I go. I work with the students. I kind of envisioned the whole routine. I teach it to them and we go through all the motions and until we're ready to go. Put it into competitions clue. Yeah that's my job to. That's basically what I do. I see. Allison how did cheerleading become a sport? That's an excellent question. So initially cheerleading began in the UK in the mid eighteen hundreds and then traveled over to the US and at first there were college students who were in the audience watching a football game and the athletes weren't doing well during the football game and so the audience decided that they were going to get together and they were going to encourage their fellow athletes from there the sport grew throughout the US and then officially became competitive sport in the nineteen eighties. It's also spread throughout the entire world since then cool. This is for you. Jerry what would you say is the worst injury seen on the Mat So one time I did see a basket. Toss gone wrong person. Just didn't catch the flyer so she fell down. Hit the person who was on the base that they both kind of hit their head on the ground and Yeah so just to head. Injuries is the worst I saw. Because you know you need your you need your brain to be intact or two. That are they okay. They're they're still with us. That's good yes where I don't see bring them. He said they were with us. It's just an expression that means they're non dead. Humans are obsessed with. Who's alive who is dead going? What are you robots obsessed with? Good question we have you ever had something called Zucchini tuition. So mean Okay Lily. Quick change the subject away from that. Vegeta- this one's for both of you. Can you tell me about the jump? The herkie Chanda Hurricane Joe. Okay who wants to take that question? I'll start okay. So there was a fellow named Lauren Turkey and he founded the NCI the national cheerleading association. And he also invented the pom pom so they named jump after him because everyone loves him and he big in the world of cheerleading. And it's just this fantasy cheerleading jumping with some nice arches in aerials well to add onto that Lawrence her car. The reason why the jump was specific named after him because he attempted to do a split jump and instead bent his leg and as a result he came up with this jump. That did not exist. Which is why was named after him the hurricane.

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Tom Golisano Shares How to Build a Successful Company

The Small Business Radio Show

01:24 min | 4 months ago

Tom Golisano Shares How to Build a Successful Company

"My next guest personifies the American dream. He built a company from three thousand dollars a credit card to having over three billion dollar valuation. Tom Gal Asano is an entrepreneur. Philanthropist civic leader and former owner of the bus buffalo SABRES NHL team. He's also the founder and chairman of the Board of paychecks with more than fifteen thousand employees and one hundred locations nationwide paychecks of the leading provider of payroll human resources and benefits outsourcing for small and medium sized businesses. Active in both business and philanthropy. Tom Currently mentors the entrepreneurs who run businesses in which he has invested and overseas his family's charitable foundation. Today's donate over three hundred million dollars to a wide range of charnel causes. He's just come out with a great new book. It's called built not born. It's a how to guide to help much. Moore's Tom Welcome to the show to be here with US morning. Well I know you've told the story many times but please go back for our listeners. And tell us how. Did you start a company on three thousand dollars in credit card? Well I was a sales person the sales manager for a payroll processing that specialized in doing payroll processing for larger companies. One hundred employees or more. But you drive down any street. In the United States you'll

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Tom Golisano Shares How to Build a Successful Company

The Small Business Radio Show

01:24 min | 4 months ago

Tom Golisano Shares How to Build a Successful Company

"My next guest personifies the American dream. He built a company from three thousand dollars a credit card to having over three billion dollar valuation. Tom Gal Asano is an entrepreneur. Philanthropist civic leader and former owner of the bus buffalo SABRES NHL team. He's also the founder and chairman of the Board of paychecks with more than fifteen thousand employees and one hundred locations nationwide paychecks of the leading provider of payroll human resources and benefits outsourcing for small and medium sized businesses. Active in both business and philanthropy. Tom Currently mentors the entrepreneurs who run businesses in which he has invested and overseas his family's charitable foundation. Today's donate over three hundred million dollars to a wide range of charnel causes. He's just come out with a great new book. It's called built not born. It's a how to guide to help much. Moore's Tom Welcome to the show to be here with US morning. Well I know you've told the story many times but please go back for our listeners. And tell us how. Did you start a company on three thousand dollars in credit card? Well I was a sales person the sales manager for a payroll processing That specialize in doing payroll processing for larger companies one hundred employees or more. But you drive down any street. In the United States

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NHL Scores: Sharks beat Maple Leafs 5-2 for 3rd straight win

Jim Bohannon

00:36 sec | 4 months ago

NHL Scores: Sharks beat Maple Leafs 5-2 for 3rd straight win

"Eight Tuesday NHL Bruins at the lightning to the one Brad Marchand scored he's got at least a point in ten straight games Boston with the best record in the league blues are the best in the west they got by the Rangers three to one eight straight wins they have ninety points they would send the senators seven three they snap out of a six game funk Bryan rust of the hat trick Sidney Crosby a goal and two helpers he's got eight hundred career says that seems like a lot golden knights shut out the devils three nothing robin letter with twenty seven saves Canadians stranded the islanders six two sharks doubled up the maple Leafs five to Oilers get past the stars to one in overtime while with the predators three to one jets blood to the Sabres three one and the Blackhawks blitz the docks

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Compher, Francouz lead Avalanche to 3-2 win over Sabres

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 4 months ago

Compher, Francouz lead Avalanche to 3-2 win over Sabres

"J. J. come first third period goal lifted the avalanche over the top in a three two victory over the Sabres Colorado has won four straight moving into second place in the central division three points behind the leaders St Louis but with two games in hand Compher spun around in the high slot before sending a wrist shot past buffalo netminder Carter Hutton at eleven fifty four to break a two two tie they have also got a pair of power play goals from Gabriel Landeskog and Martin County for account the first goal of his NHL career Bruce Morton Denver

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Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defender Zach Bogosian

Spittin' Chiclets

01:06 min | 4 months ago

Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defender Zach Bogosian

"Swipe up. I wonder if Zach Bogosian things he got a swipe up. He went from getting weighed by the Buffalo Sabres had his contract terminated Then a couple of days later he signed with the Tampa Bay lightning lightning for one year. One point three million dollar deal obviously going to be prorated goes from Buffalo eight points out of the wildcat to Sunny Florida and Ana Content. That not too shabby on this deal. Make sense right. They they bring in a guy for depth And just for him to have that moment of. It's it's embarrassing right when you when you do get way they didn't want to go to the AHL so everything gets terminated but then when you hear your agent say hey there's some teams interested in Tampa one of them. You just start feeling a lot better about yourself so I don't know how much he'll play. I'm sure he's going to go down. He's going to get the vibe of how that team is. They're going to see how he looks at practice. He'll get a chance. And who knows if he really is a part of this lineup and playing lots of minutes or at all when they end up getting to the playoffs and try to get back what they lost last year and then bashing first round. I don't know of ZAKPA. Gordon will be a big part of that but no matter what he's around a winning culture and he's not playing in the minor so everything's everything's good in his

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Buffalo Sabres trade 5th round draft pick for Wayne Simmonds

Schopp and Bulldog

00:15 sec | 4 months ago

Buffalo Sabres trade 5th round draft pick for Wayne Simmonds

"The Sabres earlier in the day trade a fifth round pick next year to New Jersey for winger Wayne Simmonds but illegal long time mostly or most notably perhaps with Philadelphia he'll be an unrestricted free agent after this

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Eichel scores twice, Sabres races past sluggish Penguins 5-2

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 4 months ago

Eichel scores twice, Sabres races past sluggish Penguins 5-2

"Jack Eichel scored his thirty fourth and thirty fifth goals of the year both on the power play as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Pittsburgh Penguins five to two Eichel's first goal was the third for the sabers in the opening eleven minutes as Ralph Krueger's team was able to protect the lead despite a push from Pittsburgh just really pleased with with the four lines sixty rollers goaltending effort all the way through the lineup everybody contributed today and yeah it's an excellent reaction in a in a very tough building send your secure instant Sam Reinhart and Jeff Skinner all scored for buffalo Carter Hutton made forty one saves in net buffalo has won four of its last five if getting Malkin scored both of the penguins goals as he now has twenty this year payments goalie Tristan Jarry allowed all five goals in that as the payments have been outscored ninety two in the last two games Josh Rowntree Pittsburgh

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Facebook's surprise hit Oculus Quest is sold out

Talking Tech

05:00 min | 5 months ago

Facebook's surprise hit Oculus Quest is sold out

"Offer just for talking tech listeners. So today we are at facebook in Menlo Park One hathaway and Sean and make with me they are Vr and our folks here that they oversee the oculus platform which turned out to be a big surprise smash hit at the holidays so popular. You can't get it. It's sold out for weeks but sean working hard. What MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR FOLKS? Who are itching to get that headset on their head while we are making them as fast as possible also. Please stay tuned. Thanks all community for being really excited about this. We have been really a thrilled and really grateful for all the response Believe that it's about a four week. Will YOU'RE SAYING MARCH? That's right that's right. We are aiming for right now in March but We're still trying to work as fast as possible and trying to see actually how the Asia side with the current virus might or might not impact things. Let's talk about why it hits such a chord. Because you've got a a headset that did not have to be connected to anything. It sold for four hundred dollars and something happened to people that made them. I've got to get this thing. What happened yeah? It was really this coming together of a lot of things. So we've taken a lot of learnings from our previous. Headsets really tried to focus on this amazing sense of immersion content. And bring that to a new form factor. The second thing was really trying out all in one and we did this with actually our previous headset. Oculus go which is more focused on media but this was bringing a lot of the gaming side of rift combining that with the standalone form factor of Oculus go and then really trying to nail a great price point for consumers and I think all that came together in a really magical product oculus quest. We're proud of okay and games too. Because they going overseas the Games. Was there something new about the? Games in two thousand nineteen that that struck a chord or was it just the fact that you've got more well. It's both that we have more fantastic games coming to the platform but as you pointed out this is an untethered experience where you really can use that full range of motion to take advantage of these immersive games. And so you look at one of our top games on the platform beat sabre where you are effectively dancing and moving through the space to score points as these music blocks run towards you if you can turn three sixty degrees and you don't have to worry about a cord that becomes truly immersive and delightful experience. Megan your your vision is to start with games but really move into other categories. So explain how. Vr works in other media. There are so many use cases for VR. And we're so glad that the game category is strong and we can start with that but people who play games want to experience other things as well. So we're also investing in a lot of areas around media and around productivity and enterprise and one of the really exciting APPs that came out last year was National Geographic. Brought a new experience to go explore Macho Peach you and that's the type of content. Where someone who comes in for? Games is still gonNA love that and someone who wants to find those new use cases around travel or exploration. They're going to find something as well so explain how. How does it work? What are they seeing How do we explore Machu Pichu On a headset well once you put that headset on. You really do feel like you're transported to that location but you get the added layer of having information about what you're seeing you can learn in real time as you explore that space you can move through it but also see notes from famous scientists and explorers that help you understand that experience there so if you WanNa go travel there in real life which many people want to go do you have that. Added Layer of understanding. And if you can't make it there you still get a taste of what being in a place like that. Feels like. It's also talk about music. Because you're you're exploring concerts and make an jeff can go attend billy. Bush or some other concert together in the front row inexperienced together. Tell everybody about that. That's right. We have a product called oculus venues. That shows concerts sports comedy events from all around the world. People can represent themselves as avatars put on the headset. And then see each other in real time and jump in and watch those events so as you said we had billy eyelashes a performer in venues last year and it was really a special experience for people who hadn't seen her live to feel like they were there for the show with their friends but from the comfort of their own home five each other and do a letter. Well you can. You can wave. You can engage in. It is really special to feel like you're sharing that with other people in the space and back to Sean. Your vision is to wear a headset today. Where is it five years now? Yeah we ultimately want to get to a pair of glasses that lightweight. That's small form factor. You can wear your head

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Kings trade Tyler Toffoli to Vancouver Canucks

Nightcap with Ryan Gates

02:35 min | 5 months ago

Kings trade Tyler Toffoli to Vancouver Canucks

"V. Los Angeles Kings are treating forward Tyler Toffoli to the Vancouver Canucks who currently set second place in the Pacific Division one point out of first of which is currently held by Edmonton Vegas is it by the way two points back calories two points back Arizona's two points back so very tight Pacific Division and the reports so far on to fully who is it a rental disguising unrestricted free agent at the end of the year high draft pick prospect and a roster player I'm interested to see if this is a first round pick I'm interested to see if this is a great prospect like a high level prospect Animage the with the roster players because one thing that we talked about in the first hour was in what could affect what the Sabres do is if the market is telling you that the there are so many teams buying and so few teams selling that people will over pay then maybe that enhances the reasons that the saber should also be in the seller's market really like if you look at savings right now always a seller Anaheim's seller the sharks are seller Detroit Ottawa New Jersey you might only have six definite sellers out of thirty one even like Chicago maybe can make an argument they should go for it because yeah there eight points back like the Sabres they've three games in hand on Arizona Minnesota has four games in hand on a plant spine there seven back Winnipeg in Nashville are only a couple of points out in the east wheeling Montreal's ring the Sabres boat maybe they don't have to sell it if you meant you had a great case for the Sabres not doing it so that almost to me that the lack of sellers makes me want the Sabres being in on even more and I'm wondering we'll see with this to fully packages but if they raise the first a good prospect in the roster player that we'll see maybe that guides even to cap out but this could just be further evidence that it's going to cost a lot to get rentals this year and if it does then I'm I never once said that I don't want botulism all I'm saying is that I don't even you even said like if Larson get you a second when you're done so you have to consider right have to it would be you know you you have to consider it but what I'm saying is I don't want these guys just being shipped off for fourth round picks at that point just keep on and ride the

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NHL updates: Turris scores late, Predators beat Blues 2-1; Bruins over Rangers 3-1

Sean Pendergast

00:33 sec | 5 months ago

NHL updates: Turris scores late, Predators beat Blues 2-1; Bruins over Rangers 3-1

"In the NHL first period Blackhawks in jets no score after two it's the Sabres on top of the leaves to one finals predators over the blues to one Carl terrorist a third period goal to stop a one all tie docks over the **** five to one in overtime the senators beat the stars for the three in a shoot out doubles over the blue jackets for three Josh Archibald scores in overtime the orders beat the hurricanes for three the Bruins over the Rangers three to one Patrick core Chris with a couple of goals payments over the red wings five to

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

03:03 min | 7 months ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"The Sabres are are what to take on the senator's tonight at the Canadian tire centre as buffalo's coming off of a three to two win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon at KeyBank center we just saw mark is set to get its second consecutive starting global Jack Eichel is hoping to get his personal point streak to nineteen games this is seven thirty face off tonight with the pollen belts pregame show starting in about an hour with Mike show up right here on WGR around the league the NHL's name it's four captains for the NHL all star game on the twenty fifth of January in Saint Louis Connor McDavid Alex batch gin David Pasternak and need to McKennon will captain their respected their their respective divisions some scores from around the NHL one game already gone final today as the leaves the getting eight to six win over the Carolina hurricanes in Toronto Mitch Marner five points in the win for the lease one game currently in action right now the wild in flames are scoreless that one with seven minutes left to go in the opening period of play some games also going out tonight the Bruins are hosting the capitol tonight at seven o'clock Tampa's hosting the Panthers at seven and then later on tonight at ten o'clock the Oilers are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks to football the bills back to work at one bills drive today to get ready for the season finale against the jets the Sunday mirror field had co shama German addressed the media about an hour ago and said that tie in Sacchi Mitch Morse shack Lawson in Andre Roberts are all working through injuries this week and then as for the potential to sit starters for this game gear for the playoffs McDermott said they're still considering them somethings between himself and Brandon being in there still consulting on some of the issues thank you for the latest from cell available for you at WGR five fifty dot com as for both of those potential opponents in the wild card round we know it'll either be the Houston Texans or the Kansas City Chiefs if the chiefs when this week against the Chargers the bills will face the Texans in Houston well if Kansas city loses and the tax and beat the Titans that means the bills will head to Kansas city cells also got the break down for you available at WGR five fifty dot com so notes from around the NFL the Steelers will start dot cottages again this week as Mason Rudolph is expected to miss this week's game against the Baltimore the shoulder injury that means former first round pick Paxton Lynch will be the backup for Hodges elsewhere the Seattle is had talks with running back Marshawn Lynch about a possible return to the NFL after running back Chris Carson will miss the rest of the season with a fractured hip Texans wide receiver will fuller is uncertain to play this week against Tennessee and may be out for the start of the playoffs with a groin injury the bangles a place wide receiver AJ green on injured reserve without him even playing a single game this year and tonight on Monday I football the Packers they can clinch the NFC north with a win over the Vikings in Minnesota that game can be heard tonight on ESPN fifteen twenty I Britain Wilson for W. G. R. your next update is coming your way at the top of the hour Armand we played for quality.

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

01:35 min | 7 months ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Still in it are the Sabres and they really get it here at fourteen forty one a loose puck in front and a post a post so pounces on it in the lead gets down to one right now also right side thank you Sir I'd say this is going is polls stay with it and the Sabres are packed with the one that is kind of homes makes it a four three game oppose those for that made it four three with five nineteen left all that line right there sherry Rodriguez in a post so didn't have many good moments in the game had a good one there well the reason Dan said Rodriguez's name was because he was up and that he was right there all three guys crash the net I Rodriguez is right there in case there was a rebound and that's what you need that's what they were doing in the first two periods when it was pretty easy for Anderson where he didn't see much then buffalo get the power play Jack Eichel draws the penalty and this thought is the Sabres have a chance to win it partly us here at least to tie it then Ralph Krueger decides to pull the goaltender buffalo control in the pocket a six on four unfortunately markets Johannsen gives it away first the line at the school and it for the maple Leafs but you have to turn over is costly the empty netter makes it five three and seals it there Paul I know good debate tonight on social media should've Ralph Krueger pull the goalie without.

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

05:15 min | 7 months ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Of the Sabres try to fight their way back here down to nothing with four or five to go in the second go chase for the year opened the scoring and that Austin Matthews extended the lead on the drawing the Toronto sold it'll be which part of the printed up bikes along with five and on the right side I call there to get it back to the Sabres right heart racing after a loose puck picks it up we'll send it back around to research the line and he and check my cable the defense to have all the ice now for both of them all the sentences Michael Michael or so to get all the reports hello I can still water slide in the cave creek a place parts of the FAQ below the number the captain bouncing puck torturous divided his restore is blocked comes back to old center to the side of the bowl and he's looking for the deflection for Michael there but it's not my Anderson I got that a function on that shot and then bang rated the glove of Anderson Jack Eichel just Anderson watching the referee a little bit once again just to many opportunities here was able to getting a lot of their shots in October from the middle the ice there's a shot right off the draw that comes off the glass in its tip down the ice into the Sabres old back at your watch tore apart did behind leaders all parties made fantastic tonight having faced twenty one shots really good store get tense opportunities by the maple Leafs who were tied up here the buffalo line a joint so we get it back to the same Matthews keeping watch at all we need is passed on to the board for about two or okay if your answer now for Skinner will lay it off with your hands held up a little bit by capital right they gave those old over the far wall right side is risky from right to left in the second period now skater dog after a ball gets the part back in the Toronto zone he and Joe had to come together in a crowd of the lease so bring it back with a potential three onto the wider Kerry zero align the letter dropped it back look here's what we'll cutting this is the word the is it made it look talk about the same number it's all part of the game well this order in there it's as big and it's a nice one this is all marked down he's going to already it's almost as what is forward only at I want to come across a drug late for dinner of loan and then you might it got a little piece of it Matthew steps around Berlin drag jury try playing the pockets of the body got a minute that storing area full Michael G. for trying to make this a bit off the map is on the back here give them a three goal lead so it's really quite the night for Austin Matthews already we've got two minutes to go here this second period three nothing Toronto there back in the office is old with mark making a saver now in front of the net foot hanging around and Scandella just give an extra shop again about a there is no Larson and a ball with just words to this point for answer any way they can find what they need to do is is is not playing that well okay they're not as if they're dominating this game I want to do in this role in the park along the way a lot of times to in their own zone they're trying to go through the middle lot there's a lot of turnovers were kind of scrambling for the flock of both ways just got a certain limit this call towards trying to make required swing in the fix it if we can pass from analysts agree that the evil to gain control of the puck once again after their turnover set of hanging on to the fox valley for the park for the Sabres okay a little bigger price here because the game is there it's not as if what I was totally taken away from what the problem is we've got so far given to shop from the high slot taken by the cables why of all the way outside the school ninety seconds to go here in the second period two rolls of the night twenty one of the year Rigas gets it back to restore thank you for buffalo to for for promotion prices start around the boards for Ryan hard just to to order several option now this is the only with a minute to call the period on the right side provides.

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"sabres" Discussed on Everything is Filk

Everything is Filk

03:12 min | 11 months ago

"sabres" Discussed on Everything is Filk

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"sabres" Discussed on Everything is Filk

Everything is Filk

03:21 min | 11 months ago

"sabres" Discussed on Everything is Filk

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G. Willow Wilson Creator of Kamala Khan

Tell Them, I Am

11:54 min | 1 year ago

G. Willow Wilson Creator of Kamala Khan

"This episode g willow Wilson, she's a comic book author, and she wrote the first marvel comic with a young Muslim woman as the hero, Kamla, Han aka MS marvel. So when I was in high school, I was kind of a giant Goth. I was the kind of insufferable kid who, who would say that they were not actually cost the Gosper, too pretentious, and that I was above that of. But Nevertheless, I wore the really dark lipstick and like the fish nuts, and the pseudo Victorian jackets, that you could find like buffalo exchange. Yeah. I mean, if you looked up Goss in the dictionary, you would have found a photo of me somewhere. Fortunately, for me around the same time, sort of the late eighties early nineties, this British wave of very literary experimental comics started coming out. And I ran Pedley became obsessed, and one of my absolute favorite series, as was the case for a lot of people was Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Which took a World War, Two era, kind of be list, super hero and turned him into this mythological dream king who goes on adventures with all kinds of different, mythical creatures and kind of deconstructs, western mythology from a really interesting point of view. So, you know, for me as like a fourteen year old fifteen year old mega Goth this was huge and revelatory. Not just the story itself, but the medium of comics. Sandman told a kind of story in comic book form that I didn't really know was possible. It was kind of my first exposure to these more literary more adult kinds of comics, when I was a kid comics were still considered very much a kids, medium, and particularly a boys medium. There were not things that were marketed at girls. There were very few books out there that were adjacent to the superhero world that were marketed to adults so to see a comic book that was very clear and open in its love for that classics Hooper hero story. And yet, at the same time talked about Shakespeare and Chaucer and you know, brought in a very Joseph Cambell kind of U of mythology. Just expanded my understanding of what could be done within the pages of a comic book. I want to take a quick break to tell you about another podcast. I worked on it's called the big one your survival guide. We walk you through what it would be, like, if a major earthquake hit Los Angeles, and we help you understand what you need to know, to survive science and journalism, and immerses you and the experience of being in a huge earthquake. Don't be scared. We help you prepare. You can find it today wherever you listen to this show. Okay. Back to tell them. I am. So as I remember, the first time I found Neil, Gaiman Sandman, I was at the apartment of a friend. Who is I think about two years older than me and had graduated. And they were already living on their own. And so we're, we're very kind of cool and grown up in my eyes. You know, the, the people who live, there had also been giant Goths. So there were clove cigarettes, which were still legal at the time sitting around, and, ashtrays, and that's kind of always what it smelled, like, which I like the smell of. But it had that kind of late nineties, Goth aesthetic, every all the windows were kind of draped in, like, JoAnn fabric in sort of dark colors. It was it was just that kind of place. This apartment had a collective library of all kinds of great stuff, and they were all reading Sandman, and they had they'd just sort of made a rule, you can read whatever you want, but don't take anything out of the apartment. But because their library was so big. I was like, nobody will notice if I just kind of sneaked these back issues out and read them on my own, so I did. And. It was one of those reading experiences that, that kind of sticks out in your mind as being something for which there is a before. And an after he read this book. It made me feel a lot less grubby as a Goth it, oh, it was a very unabashedly Goth comic. And it was kind of cool to see something with such a huge cultural impact that was kind of headlined by this very Goth guy with white makeup, an extremely scruffy kind of Robert Smith, secure hair, and it was kind of a nice affirmation that you could do the stuff. And it you'd be kind of like a mopey teenager. And yet have cool stories that meant something, and that we're all to uplifting, and we're about hope. So, you know, it was in, in that sense. Nice to see Goths doing some kind of artistic service for, for the whiter were. The kind of storyteller that he was was very influential, and then as I got a little bit older. And I I saw him a couple of times back. This is back when he used to tour. I was also very impressed with the way that he approached writing and being a writer and it being a human being. There was one instance, in which I saw him along with a bunch of other really amazing comic book writers, including, I think Peter David, at MIT just a few days, not more than a week after nine eleven. Nine eleven happened just a couple of weeks after my nineteenth birthday at the beginning of my junior year of college. And he you know, I was I was very much a college student, I was kind of going through a late adolescent. What does it all mean phase, I become interested in, in religion and started to sort of rethink what I assumed about life, and purpose and are, are sort of our place in the universe. And like everybody, I think it was it was a tremendous shock. I think particularly people of my vintage kind of elderly millennials or Xeni, all's had never known a time when the US felt really threatened. The Cold War was kind of over, there was a sense that we were separate from the rest of the world or that nothing could ever interrupt. That period of prosperity into which we had been born and so nine eleven just massively shook the foundations of our generational experience and especially being in Boston at Boston University, the feeling of ongoing threat and vulnerability was quite high. Two of the planes had taken off from Logan airport. There are all kinds of rumors circulating that, there were still a terrorist cells in the city. And so it really did feel like a war zone in many ways, and it occurred to me, just sort of walking to class that this is the reality that so much of the rest of the world faces every single day. And somehow we have managed to avoid it for this long. And now here we are just like the rest of the world. as we did for a lot of things during those weeks after nine eleven we kind of hung around to see if this event was actually going to happen because a lot of them were cancelled. And it was clear that, yes, it was going to happen. It was still going on. So we, you know, we decided okay, well, we're not we're not going to give up this, this chance to see all of these amazing authors and artists on stage at the same time. And we decided yeah, we're going to go. We're going to we're going to do it, despite the sort of aura of anxiety and dread. That was kind of hanging over everything. What was interesting to me is the Neil Gaiman was the only one in his kind of opening words who never mentioned nine eleven once everybody on stage when they got up to talk that was what they talked about. It was it was about superheroes in nine eleven. You know, I think one of the people on stage envisioned this world in which wolverine was on the plane with the terrorists, and sort of got up and, and hit them with his finger spikes. And it kind of rubbed me the wrong way because I remember thinking, you know, this is not the time to pretend that are fictional heroes are gonna do us any kind of good. It's too real. It's a nice thought that yes. If we had these amazing heroes who were always in the right place at the right time that they would have saved us, but they didn't. And Neil Gaiman got up and never mentioned nine eleven once he just sort of told a story, I don't even remember what it was that he talked about. But by the end of it for about thirty seconds. We all forgot and in a weird way, I think that prepared us to have them were serious conversation versus the. Yeah. Wolverine would I've got him if you'd have been there, which, which just felt very tried to me. The reason that that stood out to me was because it illustrated, very neatly that for a storyteller in a time of great national tragedy upheaval. The way forward is not always the way through that sometimes we assume we're in a position to attack things head on. And yes, we're gonna fight, whatever it is or or get through whatever it is. And it's, it's very easy to blur the line at that point between storytelling and, and just sort of shallow saber rattling. But what he said at that time illustrated to me that it was possible to speak in a deeper key and not to pretend that you have the answers that you need all the answers. You know, everybody was was in an incredibly tense somber. Reflective mood, and it I think brought a lot of us especially who are about my age. I was eighteen at the time into the realization that we are all mortal that, that, that nothing that we think, is a turtle is eternal, and that the world may be didn't look the way that we had been taught growing up,

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"The sabres as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs in downtown buffalo tonight, like the sabers the lease are also slumping but buffalo knows though that Toronto still is a dangerous group of forwards that cannot be taken lightly. We've gotta talk the game, you know, obviously respect opponent all the skill players. They have you know, I think we gotta take you through them. You know, the festive blaming laying there zone. And you know, we can't take too many penalties for ablaze good. And just got overall win. The specialty embattled today now as Rasmussen crystalline, and you could read the full game day report from our own Paul Hamilton. It's on our website at WJR five fifty dot com. Buffalo keep the same lineup from Sunday. Jason Palmdale Scott Wilson, and Matt with will be the scratches for the sabres Carter Hutton will get the start in net for buffalo. Facing garrett. Sparks on the other side for Toronto punch for savers and leaves set four seven o'clock. More of the Pauline belts pre-game show. Coming up next year on WGN other hockey news, USA hockey naming. Former sabres captain Chris jury as the new general manager of the US men's National Hockey team. In addition to that role jury will continue to serve as the assistant GM for the New York Rangers. College hoops, playing games taking place tonight, sixteen seeds NC central and North Dakota state about to get going in about ten minutes there. Meanwhile, after that, London seeds, Arizona state and Saint John's tip off at nine ten buffalo. Keep an eye on that game. The winner of the eleven see game will become UB's opponent in the opening round on Friday. The Syracuse Orangemen had some bad news show up just in time for the tournament. Asgard. Frank Howard will not play due to a violation of the department policy. Meanwhile, women's hoops, the tenth seeded UB win and get started on Friday when they take on seven seat..

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"The Buffalo Sabres as they get ready to take on the Carolina Hurricanes this evening at key Bank center. The sabers will be Kevin Lena's ullmark starting in goal while likely be Thompson as the extra skater is Johan Larsson is ready to return to the lineup after a two-game absence face off tonight coming away at seven o'clock with the Paul William belts, pre game show starting at six with Mike show band the bulldog right here on WGN two games of the NHL last night. Both not are one going Buffalo's way the other one not so much Ottawa. They lose five to four in Toronto to the main police while the Rangers they helped buffalo by beating Boston by four to three score couple of trades that happened yesterday Nashville making a pair of trades. They acquire I Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils, and they acquire Cody McLeod from the new year. Rangers and Minnesota captain at Meco Koivu he'll be off for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL came Tuesday night against the sabers a number of games important to the sabres this evening in terms of the scheduling in the playoffs. New Jersey's there at home to host the New York Islanders. I seven o'clock base up the flyers who are surging up. The standings are looking for their ninth straight win on home ice against the kings while Montreal their home face Winnipeg that'll be a seven thirty face off at the bell centre to the NBA number of trades that have been already going on over the past week or so that'll come to an end today at three o'clock the NBA trade deadline quickly approaches, Bryce Harper. He met with the San Francisco Giants yesterday and the New England Patriots and some football news. They are going to name Greg shadow as their defensive coordinator. I'm Brian Wilson for WGN sports radio. Five fifty for breaking sports news. Download the radio dot com and enable push notifications. Series tonight. Seven o'clock. Cock dropped biggest game of the year. Underground four point game. Carolina, Hurricanes, seven o'clock puck drop instigators Andrew Peters and Craig rebate on WGN five fifty it's taking a look at the hurricanes.

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"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

Hockey Today

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"You know, we didn't get a chance to talk about that trade. And it just seemed to be another one of those deals kinda like what we saw with his brother getting dealt away from Edmonton to the Rangers is that was kind of just the change of scenery type of deal. But I I should've asked he LA should've asked EJ about that back on Monday for a little bit more details on that trade Mark says as Hank did on Monday should goal. These be expected to immediately pull off their masks when they suspect even the slightest abnormality even though they risk being injured if play continues. Thanks. Well, it's it's it's tricky. Now, if unit me you miss the ranger Senator game on Monday, Hank took a shot off the mask, and apparently a strap. Loosened. He didn't wanna play. So he threw it off. But went into happening a shot was fired. Anyway, the official is going to be the one that's gonna decide whether it was it's okay to get stoppage player. Not otherwise you're going to see Goldie just throw their mask off whenever they feel like they're interesting just needed time out that wouldn't be fair either. It's kind of like when a player gets injured. It's at the discretion of the official. Whether he let's play continually blows, the whistle. Usually if they're not in harm's way. And there's a there's a possibility of a goal. They'll let play continue. It's the same thing with the goalie. I mean, just because you throw your mask off doesn't necessarily mean they're going to blow the whistle. So you have to be very, very careful. Sam says listening to Oilers conducts game last night, I guess he was talking about the Oilers and the stars. But maybe is listening to both the Oilers and the connects to different games. I thought their radio announcer was going to spontaneously combust when mcdavid goal in overtime was waved off. All right. So it was the Oilers stars. Okay. I don't blame him. It looked to me. Like it had crossed the line. Did you agree? With the call while you're probably talking about Jack, Michael he is the play by play voice of the Evanson Oilers. And I could totally see him flipping out. All right. We've talked about this last year and a couple of years, right? See if I can explain it to you. And I'm not sure if this relieving came up, they showed us the one angle it looked like across the line to me. But again, it has to be definitive because the call on the ice was no goal was waved off. So it has to be one hundred percent conclusive that across the line. And I'm not really sure that it was Sam because that could have been snow. The other thing about it is and people have to realize this, especially if they're new to hockey, and I didn't even think about it when it was told to me by John Shannon up in sports net. Is that? The ice is a quarter inch thick the line is painted on the floor of the arena, and then is seen through the quarter inch of ice. All right. If you follow me, so if the puck is on the line if you angle away because of the difference between the surface of the ice and the surface of the line could make it seem like it's actually not on the line and show the white between the puck and the line making it think that it's a goal. I think that's taken into consideration when they review I'm not one hundred percent sure on this case that was the situation. But I think that's something that they take into consideration that it could be an optical illusion. Think about it for a second. And again, I'm no, I'm no, I'm the physics major and believe me, I don't wanna get into all that. But that's the way it was explained to me in a kind of makes sense. So I understand where you're coming from there. AJ man's does yesterday on sports net. They're talking about Henrik Lundqvist and one of them said he doesn't belong in the hall because he doesn't have a Cup..

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"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

Hockey Today

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"We had EJ on earlier that there was some in his opinion, the differences philosophically was the direction of the franchise as far as bringing some of the younger players up. It seemed that Hextall was a little too patient for the ownerships liking. I've also heard rumors that they were in on the knee Lander deal that they could've traded four Willie leat Neil Lander. But Hextall didn't wanna give up. Certain players in the organization, so. That's that's some of the stuff that you're hearing there. But I do think there's going to be a new head coach there anyway. So it probably doesn't matter Robert says, what is your choice of greatest player. Name of all time. My vote is for Morris. Titanic who played nineteen games for the Buffalo Sabres from seventy five to seventy seven with zero points. The sabers it picked him in the first round twelve overall in seventy three he turned out to be a Titanic bust. I get what you said nother. Great question off the top of my head. Those Kriva crafts off who played for the Chicago. Blackhawks I believe his first name was eager. He was eager Kriva crafts off. And the reason I love the name was because I was working at sports phone at the time and sports phone and for people that don't know what sports phone is this is back in the nineties eighties nineties when you'd have to call the number to get a score nine seven six one three one three was based out of New York. There was a New York line of Chicago line of Detroit line. And there was a nine hundred number that was for national people. So I had to do the update in Detroit and Cueva crafts off gets called up. And he scores a goal, and we're all trying to figure out how in the world do you pronounce eager Cuba crafts off? And this is before YouTube and the internet so and we we didn't have the game on television. So we had to figure it out and we eventually figured out. It was green crabs off. That's the name that I loved Ron tug. Nut is also the for for kindergarten. Humor is still a great name for sure I have to say. That that was one of my favorites as well. Troy said just wanted to say I feel carry price is overrated to in all honesty. I think quick does more for the Los Angeles king than price did for Montreal on another note. Dylan Strom had a pretty productive night for Chicago any thoughts on the trade..

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"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

Hockey Today

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"Am in agreement with you in not understanding why he's rated so high when he hasn't been an elite level in recent memory like last night Curtis mcelhinney made forty eight saves but price gets the headline for making a big hit when he gave up to early goals in a loss in that hit by the way that he I forget who the hurricane that. He hit behind the net was should have been a penalty. It was a nice hit. But the energetic star for the hurricanes should get. More credit? Yeah. I don't know what it is. I mean Curtis mcelhinney is a guy that's bounced around. He's claimed off waivers on a team that plays in Carolina. And then there's carry price who who want a championship of the AHL was anointed the be the next Patrick wa for the Montreal Canadians and us lived up to expectations, and and people have to understand this. I'm not lashing out at Carey price. I'm not saying he's not a good goaltender. I would even go as far as to say that at times he plays like a great goaltender but overrated does not mean you're bad overrated means that you are overrated. And I think there are a lot of people especially up in Canada that rate him as the best colder under the National Hockey League. And I don't even think it's close peck arena is so much better goaltender than than than price. It just is. I mean, overall Henrik Lundquist is better better goal tender in his career than Carey price. I I don't care that he beats Lundquist in the regular season. And I know he missed his opportunity in the playoffs because he got hurt, but the consistency. The fact that that the the has been injured the fact that he's been on some good team. That has not made runs. I mean, there's a lot of things working against him. And I do think he's a good goal tender. But my gun they rate the goaltenders they got him like as the best goaltender in the top three. I don't think he's in the top three. I really don't change says between the Rangers and islanders which local team has surprised you the most. Well, I would probably say it's the Rangers. Although I think I thought that they could be a playoff team going in. But when they got off the such slow star. What was it two seven and one whatever it was in the first ten games. I don't think there was ever going to be a chance that they were going to be a team that would flirt with first place. So that that's kind of a surprise to me. Forever t h says, hey, Don yesterday. You said Carey price was overrated. So what is your mount Rushmore of most overrated players of all time. According to you. Wow. That's a great one. Because I'd have to really think about that overrated players. You know, what let's file this away. Let me think about it. And I'll come up with a list tomorrow. I mean, I hate to kill players like that. But you know, what's you know, when you when when you talk about a player being overrated, first of all, it's it's over it's an overrated criticism because you could be great. I think Joe Montana's overrated doesn't mean Joe, Montana's. Not great doesn't mean to Joe, Montana's. Not one of the greatest quarterbacks I ever saw. I just think that people rate him too high. That's all that it is you could still be great and be overrated. And I think that it's more of a criticism of the people that are overrating him than the actual player. So it's not that I'm really criticizing Kerry price. I'm more criticizing the people that have compliment them so high so let me try to do. Do that tomorrow? But a great one Jake says, hey, Don, I've read different things on the Hextall firing are with some saying that the flyers fired the wrong guy. What's your opinion on the organization's decision to read Hextall? Listen, they could've got rid of both of them and hacks and Hextall, and I think hack stole is going to be gone once they figure out who the next general manager is going to be unless it's somebody within the organization, then he's gonna wanna probably bring in his own guy. So I think it's only a matter of time before hassles. Fires. So it's it's really semantics here you're hearing a lot of different rumors..

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Hockey Today

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"When you think about the fence men, he definitely leaps to mind, and as you seven seventh overall appoints is is pretty significant. He was a part of that seventy nine team the came very close to winning a Stanley Cup stills around the organization relationship is very good. I mean, there was a problem for a long time with retell getting his number retired. But the relationship is very very close between the Rangers and Ron gresh out love to see him get his day. I will ask around and see if there's any kind of a mental towards something. Like that happening. Zach says completely agree with yesterday's case. The price is overrated. He is not consistent another overrated. Goldie is Matt Murray. Yes, injuries are shame. But it's just. It's just not a lead. I don't see him lasting long in the NHL. And certainly, you know between him and dismiss trying to figure out who's the number one goaltender Murray has been hurt. He's as you know, you're you're you're part of a couple of Stanley Cup championships. But you look at what happened with quick you. Look what happened when the EMMY you look what happened with Crawford. We saw crew we've talked about the so much. We we've there's been a crop of goaltenders over the last twenty years that have no shot of the hall of fame that I would never consider a leap, but they have rings now. Quick differ anyone to and he's been very good. Although his injuries and ways playing right now, you don't think of him as a legal tender think he's going to the hall of fame and yet you can have goaltenders like Roberta Longo and Henrik Lundqvist go to the hall of fame without ring. So it's interesting kinda like quarterbacks in the NFL, you kinda judge them by championships. But is that fair when you see guys like Nikolai hobby Bouillon with a championship, and and really good goaltenders like peck arena, not winning a championship cab says Rimac. Done a having a career year plus seventeen eighteen points tied tenth defenseman a buzz about being Norris trophy contender. Do you? See anyone on the current Rangers roster that can replace his skill and leadership. I see good play. But not defense the way mcdonagh place while the hope was that it would be Brady shea and he's having an off year. All the other guys are just too young in their career. I think PR got the ability. Now, he wasn't drafted high. He was a free agent. But I think you see potential there both defensively and ofensive Lee can skate. He's got a good shot. He can handle the point on the power play. If you you asked me of the guys that the Angelo's the Shays that seems to be a kid and peon that I think can be a flat out star in this league. Matt says done how in the world was buffalo and allowed to reenter the game last night. He could hardly stand and needed a lot of help to get over the boards. I understand. He's one of the toughest in the league. But team Dr Shirley turned a blind eye. On this one. I don't know. I mean, I could ask around. I mean, you got to go through the concussion protocol. And you would have to assume that he did. So I'm not gonna pretend to be a doctor guys wobbly. They take them off and he passes the concussion protocol. There are times where a guy skates off on his own power looked like he's fine and fails the concussion protocol. I'm not even gonna pretend to try to figure out what these doctors. No. But I I do agree with you that it was kind of odd that that had happened. David says he's got to tweets here have to admit I got a real kick out of your unloading on Carey price today. I.

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Hockey Today

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"Of course, Dallas comes in with with Sagan, and sped son Rach aloft, and Ben, and then, you know, the Oilers with their players would mcdavid and dry Seidel. And it ended up being that combination that ended up winning the game as dry Seidel finds cleft bomb with a great shot to forty two and overtime on a look like earlier comic David wanted as he gets a partial breakaway. The puck was crawling towards the line really looked to the naked eye when they showed the overhead that the puck did cross the line, but just couldn't definitively tell whether there was white between the black of the puck and the red of the goal line. Didn't matter anyways, the Oilers ended up winning that game in overtime one too. Nothing another overtime victory. This one for the kings. They beat the Canucks two to one that fast conduct start that great story Vancouver is now over is. They're just really struggling Dustin Brown gets his seventh fifty three seconds into overtime to win dust Brown's been very good for the kings since he came back from his injury and have seven goals on the years. Good. So certainly it's a law season for the kings who did activate Jonathan quick off. I are but the kings just they're dot destined to make the playoffs. They're destined to be in a bit of a rebuild Jardins. Got a lot of work to do there in Los Angeles. But a nice win for them in Vancouver to get the victory. Very interesting games tonight. Tough one for NBC sports, and that I won't lie blues in the Red Wings semi themes that are under five hundred you know, it's a rivalry that goes back to the eiser men with the big goal in the playoffs twenty years ago. But these teams don't even share a conference never nine division anymore. Neither of these teams are going to the playoffs. But that's the nationally televised game. If you've got the package, you'll be able to enjoy the ducks and. The Panthers can the Panthers kind of build off that overtime win over the devils. And can the ducks get the second back to back? They the heavy lifting was beating Tampa. They did that now that can they beat the Panthers and and continue to climb above five hundred gained Amita watches at seven thirty with leaves playing host to the sharks. Austin Matthews back in the lineup Toronto and the stars and flames that should be a fun one too at eight o'clock, but the second game of the doubleheader for NBC sports net is going to make up for the first game penguins and the avalanche again think of the firepower that you've gotten that game both teams played the night before. So there's no advantage there that should be a ball avalanche. And the penguins will be the late game tonight on NBC sports net. Are let's hear from you at down the Graca hashtag game misconduct. Anybody wants to climb aboard and ask them questions and make some comments David says with lists talking about Leia's Sanderson playing in the fourth line around the fourth line for the Rangers. I don't want him to approach the game as a traditional fourth line center. He. Needs to play his game in order for his skills to flourish. I don't disagree that he needs to do that. The question is will playing on the fourth line a give him the minutes to do that. And be will he be flying with players to be able to sensu eight his talent level? So I agree with you. But I think sometimes you've gotta play to your strength. But also you've got to play to the strengths of who you are playing with. So I understand his philosophy is got to be impressed. So I can move up. I'm just not sure you're going to have the capability of doing that when you're playing with obviously, not MacLeod. Now, he broke his hand. And when you're playing, you know with the la-, Terry, you're probably not going to get the same type of opportunities there. John says with the Rangers retiring Hatfield this year, isn't it long overdue to retire gresh, number fifteen season, seventh overall points second most by defense been thoughts down the Greco. I am going to keep ask. Cking hopefully, you will answer a fellow Hawthorne alumni, I didn't know you went author and high school interesting or live in Hawthorne. Gimme your street. Did you grow up on? So we can compare notes I grew up on tenth avenue, by the way. Interesting. I'll ask around I could happen at some point..

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Hockey Today

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on Hockey Today

"The darling deal last year just didn't seem to work out. You know, Cam Ward's now in Chicago, so looks like the hurricanes might have found their goaltender and Curtis. Mcelhinney Ottawa three unanswered goals to be Philadelphia. Four to three the final there and Phillies first game without Ron Hextall as the general manager and kind of went the same way as before. Four can't hold onto a league. Can't get quality goaltending. And that's been a major problem. Philadelphia going back, you know, a long way not just recently. But their goaltending has been obviously, a major major problem for them stole ours is the fifth goaltender to make a start. Philadelphia this year, and he faced only twenty two shots and made eighteen saves to get tagged with the loss the jersey born kid getting the loss against an Ottawa team that I mentioned to you yesterday is actually a team that's got some talent. And they will play the back end of the home at home against the Rangers. Coming up tomorrow for seven thirty start in Ottawa. How about the ducks beating the lightning in Tampa of the final score? There was three to one as demeaning ends up getting beaten, but the story and this one is Anaheim's able to come back getting two goals in the third period. Nick Ritchie gets his second. Remember, they had the play a long time this season without Ritchie and in rowdy gets his second. Both goals coming in rapid succession, four fifty one and five thirty nine. So I don't think too many people thought the ducks would walk in Tampa and beat the lightning. But. That's exactly what happened especially with the Tampa blowing lead in the third period. Nice statement for the avalanche beating the Nashville predators. Three to just proven to them that they can hang avalanche and the eleven game losing streak versus the predators. They did win a couple of games in the playoffs. Let's not forget that. But and of course, the star goals number sixteen and seventeen on the year. But it would be Jost getting the game winner five seven into overtime as national just for some reason just does not seem to be the same team at home. Nice win for the coyotes. Is they go to Minnesota and beat the while the final score. There was four to three. It would be Archibald getting the game winning goal at the midway point of period. Number two. Michael Grabner, also got his sixth of the season Archibald scored earlier in the third as well. So three unanswered goals for the coyotes and the third period to by Archibald gets a nice road win for the coyotes decline with the game of five hundred what's going on with the. Golden knights. They score six against San Jose. Now, they score eight against Chicago an eight three victory over the Chicago Blackhawks and Blackhawks just in free fall right now. I know that they're not a playoff team, and they just made a trade, and they just fired their coach, but you shouldn't allow eight goals against anybody. Especially the Golden Knights who've really struggled outside of the game against San Jose over the weekend to score goals. But this thing was over quickly. Dave Daniel car gets its first. Tuck gets his eighth Eakin get's his ninth. Three nothing in the first period. Chicago does score two of the three goals in the second. But wedged in between was Carlson. Gold is seventh. And then then it would just lights out from their Reeves. Theodore gets a couple of goals. Eeking gets a second. He's gal got ten so as Vegas trying to find themselves here a little bit late in the season. Now climb above five hundred thirteen twelve and one as the offense is starting to go. I know we've talked so much about offense in. This league. But what a fun watch between the stars and the Oilers last night and the goal the game winning goal. Didn't come until we got to overtime not a ton of shots thirty one to twenty eight favor of Evan timid. I thought it was a fun game. Lot of town to players going in this game..

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

13:04 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Prospects dot com the other day, and he pretty much touch base on Lawrence pilot, and Victor all of a really nice piece. They're very nice little right up a bolt those guys. And if you get the chance you go to his Twitter account, which is at p Williams NHL, and you can find the link to his article right there. And then you can also go to Lee prospects dot com, and you might be able to there as well. But we will we will get Patrick on. Once we get the chance here. So we will we'll talk to him in just a second as the sabres again facing off the Montreal Canadians this afternoon, four o'clock face off right here on WJR as the Canadians are in town. Buffalo seven wins in a row and the Canadians coming in and they're trying to continue to climb the standings during the second wildcard spot right now. And they are four to four and two four four two in the last ten games and big match over the sabres as they continue to try and climb the standings as they are currently tied as the third top team in the NHL on our excuse me, our west her hotline right now, we are joined by Patrick Williams. He is a writer for any gel dot com and also Lee prospects dot com, and he joins us right now. Patrick, thanks again for taking the time to join me this afternoon. How are you on this Friday? Good. Thanks for having me. Yeah. Absolutely. Hope you had a great thanksgiving as well yesterday. So so first off I want to just ask you right off the bat. I'm sure that you've been closely in tune to what's going on here in buffalo. Whatever your thoughts been so far with the sabres have had this season. I mean, I think the slow winding road is maybe start starting to finally show some signs of paying off for long-suffering sabres fans who've been through as I think I don't have to tell you guys up there just a really tough grind in the last number of years. And now you're starting to see some development happening. You're starting to think the biggest thing I noticed is just the sort of a different culture there. And that's something that's been, you know, right down to the level at Rochester, even getting a different mentality and different mindset. They're slowly. But surely you're starting to see some some benefits there. Yeah. It's quite amazing. Seeing the the road that some of the prospects have taken in this organization. I mean now you're starting to see a lot of Buffalo's prospects that they've been drafting all the years in ask acquiring these assets there now finally starting to make a contribution here at the professional level other. It's in the NHL NHL, and it certainly seems like they're paying. Under the new regime of Jason botulin. And even Randy Sexton in the AHL. Yeah. I think absolutely. I think one of the first mandates. I heard right off the bat when they brought in Jason Botterill and subsequently Chris Taylor to handle things in Rochester. Was you really wanted to reestablish a culture there been not a great environment there for a number of years? Just a lot of the honest problems just manifest over the year. I think lucky says you see was especially at the HR level starts to wear players down just starts to create a certain native. I guess energy around things, and it's a hard. It's a hard situation to dig all of teams try to do it. And and it doesn't work then you then you're really in a bad spot. So the fact that they're able to do it. I think fairly quickly since came in. I think speech to to what kind of job he's done. But I think the fact that he came from Pittsburgh he saw. You saw what you have to do. And you know, for all the talk of the Knockin and Crosby there, you know, what Pittsburgh it over the years to is really start to develop and it on those third. Fourth drafted type guys that. Any team needs to do especially in the salary cap era. Yeah. Patrick Williams from NHL dot com and elite prospects dot com joining me here on the west her hotline, so Patrick let's let's shift our gears here to the AmEx. And of course, the Amherst this season have been pretty darn good. They got off to a hot start in October. They've fallen off a little bit. In the month of November. But they still are atop the north division standings here with twenty four points. What have you seen from this Amherst group of players and what Chris Taylor has been able to do with this group? I mean, you you touch base with it a little bit. But I mean, Chris tailored his second year of coaching in the in the American Hockey League as a head coach. It certainly seems like he's grown as a coach. And he's got this team clicking in ways that in past years. Certainly it hasn't been going right for Rochester. I think. What you saw as a player is a lot. What you see him as a coach just a very very hard working very professional and holds his players to a high standard. You know, he's not gonna be the type that's going to be yeller screamer that doesn't obviously work in this day and age, but he he he really pushed the idea of when you're in Rochester, your focus is under Chester focuses on buffalo your focuses in somewhere else, hoping you'll get traded. You know, he wants you to be in Rochester, and your your energy and your attention there. And I think that was an issue for a lot of years, especially when when the team starts to startle, I think the attention in the in the minor leagues those young prostitutes. They start to start to see their minds drift and they start thinking. Well, why am I not up there because you know, the team startling I go up there and help or you know, I'm playing well down here. Why am I not getting a call? And I think jailers big message down. There was when you're in Rochester, you're focused. Is here. And I think. Mentality to implement, you know, especially when you have young players, and it's kind of an olive Boston other minds. So for him to be able to get that mentality in place. I think it's been a big win for him. Now second year. Now, we're starting to see some of that pay off and have a really solid foster to. I mean can't overlook that. But just I really noticed a different culture around there. You know when I've seen them this year. Yeah. And I mean looking forward at this roster. I mean right off the bat. The amateur were clicking on the power play. A lot of their success was coming on the power play. But the power play gone pretty darn cold over the past nine games, but the team continues to win and they're scoring more and even shrank they're getting more contributions from the top line on down. Just seems like that with the sabres here in buffalo. The the the attitude and the culture is is almost like a complete one eighty and even started last year when the team made the playoffs with the first time in a while. But it's it's quite the change. Isn't it? Oh, yeah. Well, they have a good base of veterans down there. You know, guys can really keep the focus on where they were needs to be dry, Chester. And I think that's a big help to start with when you're. When you're trying to reestablish or even just creating a culture number one. And then the second thing is especially in the American League early on in the season. I think if you can get your system is in place, you can be you know, you you have that talent base that they have in Rochester. You can definitely win on some talent alone in the first month. I think that's what Raj Rochester was able to do. And you know, now team start to catch up with their systems and their personnel and the roster settled down a little bit. Now. Now when has to say, you know, that's why you're seeing that our play a little bit. But they still have a deep roster that can definitely on any given night match up well against almost anyone of the league. Honestly patch Williams here on the west or hotline writer at any gel dot com, also elite prospects. All right. So Patrick the one article that I wanted to get you on here was talking about your your top ten H L Swedes and Finns emerging on the firemen. Of of course here on this list. You've got to notable Amherst players that have been red hot for them. The first one, of course, is Lawrence pilot who is up here in buffalo right now is is kind of a recall is Marcos Candela is day to day with a lower body injury. But he's been red hot in the American Hockey League goals. Three goals and nineteen assists in fifteen games. Twenty two points is tied for the tops in AHL scoring. And also just the fact that you know, he has been able to transition from Sweden to North America. And it just seemed sold seamless to him and how he's been able to transition, but just want to get your thoughts on on Lawrence pilot in where you could see him potentially developing for the long-term here. Whether it's with the sabres or in the NHL. Yeah. I mean, I was also I'm almost a little bit surprised to see him end up in Rochester in the first place. I thought you know, coming out of camp he was a kind of guys day would definitely want to look at. But I think I think it's what we're seeing here is now the right now the sabers Enron, Chester have better depth. They better options. They don't have to necessarily force players in before they're ready. And I think strictly from a talent standpoint guy like pilot, you know. Probably honestly too good today each all in terms of skill. But there's that adjustment period. And you know, he's come over from the different games. We and so much more patient game. It's a much obviously, the bigger ISIS the difference. So I think to the sabres credit. They gave him a month down there in Rochester to acclimated himself and get used to. And you know, the other thing is that pretty deep blue line. So they didn't have to push in too hard too fast, and that really helped him there. And you know, he's coming from a good programming. He was over in Sweden last year's at branch down a first round pick. They they just go tonight nights eight hundred seventy one one of the talking's over in Sweden. So he came over here, you know, as a twenty two year old. So you have some experience. Now, I think you might see him. I I won't be surprised if you by the end of the year, see him kind of a more of a mainstay in buffalo when all said and done. Yeah. And it seems like in Rochester that the key for him was to get these minutes and to get the playing time to continue to develop his game in North America. But he's he's taken that to an whole 'nother level. I mean, he's he's one of their leaders in ice time. He's playing with guy like Zach Redmond who has no been incredible potential MVP candidate in the NHL. But to see this guy. It is a little bit surprising as you mentioned. But he he certainly is a guy who's who's very unique in his own way. He's not he's not a very I wouldn't say, it's not a strong skater. But he's he's just a little different with his skating style. But he's keeps up with the play. He sees the rank at a really unique level. I mean, his hockey. I q is is very good. And it certainly shows with him being the Swedish defenseman of the year last year and just the true potential. He has in enormous America. Yeah. I think that's the first thing that really jumps out is is a smart player. You know, he's one of the things I always look for you know, at the age level, especially is how composed as defense defenseman. You know, does he panic is you know, kind of fumbling? The is he running around and see out the position or is he playing a nice calm and composed game. And I think a guy like alarms piloted does exactly that. And you can see there's there's some definite some maturity his game. He played what I think three seasons over in Sweden. On a high level. So he came in here with a good resume, and you know, the star with and then like you said you can put him into a blue line includes like Zach Redmond. And you know, some of this other experience at the matab down there. It's just a it's a big advantage. You know, he wasn't asked to bite off too much before it was ready. So it wasn't a case where he was forced early at the age level where it wasn't a case where you kept him in the NHL at the start of the season. And then he's kind of in the lineup and not getting a regular minute set. You know, he needs to get. So I think you know, to the sabres credit they really kind of handled this perfectly brought along. And I think now, you know, now, you see what he can do at the initial level. And Nope, he's not quite ready Rochester's just a short drive away. And you send them back for a little bit more time. I think I think he's on the right track. And I think could be really nice fine for for the and the other player that you mentioned in your articles, Victor Olafsson, obviously, the reigning player of the month in the NHL in just the incredible output that he had in that opening month. It's slowed up a little bit. But he obviously suffered a little bit of a lower body injury. He's now back in action. But what are your general thoughts about? All of sin and just how he has become a seventh round pick to actually being a nice jump in the long term for the sabres. Yeah. I mean, I think when I see like a seventh round pick. I think that's what it's verge would do..

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"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"That sabres goalie Carter Hutton buffalo will look to rebound tomorrow night as eight facie stingy sharks team in San Jose piece. Offset for ten thirty tomorrow night with the Paul William belts pre-game show starting at nine thirty with Brian Cosio right here on WGN around the NHL Connor mcdavid Senate NHL record last night for contributing point on the Oilers. I nine goals of the season for win over the jets in Winnipeg in overtime. Elsewhere Tampa Bay tops the hurricanes in home for two to brought Besser. He scores the overtime winner for the three two win over the penguins and the flyers but six five shutout win. The shootout win excuse me. Over the Florida Panthers to football. The bills will get back to the practice field this afternoon after their regular day off yesterday. However, multiple reports have surfaced that Josh Allen has a sprained elbow, which luckily will not require surgery, but he will miss this week's game against the colts, and will likely miss a few more weeks along the way, we'll see if head coach Sean McDermott confirms any of these reports to he is set to talk to the media this morning at around. Eleven twenty. And if you missed that you can find it on demand at WJR five fifty dot com to the NBA two games opened up the regular season. In basketball is the warriors they down Oklahoma City. They got their championship rings as well. In boston. They were able to be Philly to baseball two games in the playoff picture both in the NFC s and the dodgers they get to walk off win the thirteenth inning. As it was Cody Bellinger hitting in the game winning run to was the final. They tied the series at two with game five set coming up tomorrow at five o'clock, and then the Red Sox to get an eight two win in Houston to take a two one series lead game for that series is tonight sat for eight thirty. I'm Brian Wilson for WGN sports radio. Five fifty for breaking sports news. Be sure to download the radio dot com app. Favorite WJR sports radio five fifty and enable push notifications..

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WGR 550 Sports Radio

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"sabres" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"The Bruins, the sabers and fans feeling a bit of deja vu. Arcane is straightforward playing north get pucks behind the other team shoot the puck and then got to get net from cousins I found to too many times like was seeing the park. It was a disappointing in front of a crowd that was here to support us your dang rights. It's disappointing. What can we control we can control? We come tomorrow and work because we are not going through this again head coach Phil Housley following a four nothing shutout at the hands of the bees his sabers bunch had just six shots in the first period trailed throughout buffalo. Couldn't dent the twine. Even the final five minutes when they pulled Carter Hutton for the extra attacker lock named games. I star night where he cruised stopping twenty-six shots to sabres have a chance to right the ship tomorrow night against the Rangers were beaten by the predators. Third period goals by PK Suba and Colton citizens. Pushed the press by three to Patrick Kane. The overtime winner for the Blackhawks. They beat the senators the blue jackets in overtime beat the Redwings three to two islanders over the hurricanes to one on Josh Bailey's power. Play goal with forty three seconds left. The penguins also beat Washington seven to six dodgers a six nothing shutout of the Braves. The brewers were within three outs of two nothing victory and had to wait a little longer another raining before pulling out of three two win over the Rockies. So both L A and Colorado have one oh series leads in the LDS and Tom Brady reaches. Another milestone is five hundred touchdown pass goes to Josh Gordon. Three yesterday overall Brady and the patriots beat the colts thirty one seventeen and a game or made closer than it was for the most part. He also ran for a touchdown three forty one and.

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First Things First

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"sabres" Discussed on First Things First

"Using jerry jones apologize to that he didn't have to done strike me as a guy that does a whole lot of my mistake i apologize please forgive not not a lot of self made billionaires are in the unnecessary apology business and that to jerry jones's i we gotta take a break coming up should kevin durant start a new super team this off season that's next back here in spurs and it's time for say what alex ovechkin won his first stanley cup playoff mvp last night and he has a suggestion for the capital spans who shared the moment with him say you want to say any fans fence we did it get some beers get some whatever stock celebrated win a stanley cup champions washington capitals by from the very first day that i started covering hockey which was in rochester new york rochester amherst which was the rangers ah the rangers each knows a sabres the sabers ahl team i used to say these guys in the locker room trying to put your teeth invite before you do any kind of post game interview you don't want to do that and they don't care hockey it's so gritty different level of toughness to him that right there i don't know if i can win no it's the four of winning the stanley cup winning the championship don't think i'm gonna be taken too many drinks out of the stanton a lot of swat germs that go around but even if people didn't watch this game like washington the capitals in particular have had a tortured sports history there three one in the final talked to us nick talk to the people didn't want at the end of the second period tailing second period last night the loss vegas zona power play because of an ovechkin penalty las vegas scores ripe for the end of the second period take a three two lead there's a little fight behind the net you worry you wonder is this going to be the start of a capitals esque collapse they rally in the fourth they get to third party they get to third period goals to secure the stanley cup it was a great game it was the only hockey game i've watched all year as is tradition for me i will watch the deciding games of stanley cups it was fun.

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