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"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Brennan Keeney at Brennan Kini. He's got to pull up. Would you give up Jack Quinn for Seattle to take Jeff Skinner in the expansion draft, with no salary, retained my case for why it's not crazy. Is while yes, like I've used this argument for Kyle Okposo. There's no earthly reason to move an asset to get a post those contract off your books. The next two years. You're not going to need cap space. Yes, the cap should go up in a couple of years. But if the rebuild works This youth movement in the Sabres if it works. Think in 2 to 3 years you're going to start getting good. You're going to want that cap space. You're not going to want a $9 million anchor on your salary cap. And it's not as if it'll only be for a year or two. You'll have it for four years. In two years. If we're ready, like what would what would happen this season this upcoming season? The Sabres are down in the basement there awful, But cousins looks pretty good and middle stat looks just as good as your last year. Hey, look, Thompson is not a disaster anymore. Maybe Luke and then flashes a little bit. Maybe roots align in still looks pretty good. The young guys show well enough, but they don't have the pieces to really be competitive and they're picking at the top of the draft again next year. Maybe they're getting Shane. Right. This wonder kid that's going to be in the draft next year. One can hope maybe Owen own power arrives on her doorstep the next year. Hey, look, da leans back. Yoki Hari is good. Now I've got power. You know, like I'm looking around and like I've got all these kids and they're all looking pretty good. I'm ready to start building around them. Then what happens year two. Step forward. What's a step forward by the Sabres dot means that these days, not the playoffs, but 20th 18th Like I'm in the playoff race at the beginning of March. Don't even need it. Don't even need to give me two April. Give me the march in a playoff race with a young core. That's two years from now. And then what are we talking about? We're talking about. All right. It's go time, baby. Let's go. Who can we get in for agency? Who can we trade for, like, Let's win. Let's win. And when you're ready to say it's go time, let's win. Who's going to want Skinner with four years left at nine million per year, Even if he does what I said, I think still think he can in the last segment, which is get back to being a 20 goal scorer. It's just the contract and it's the age. And again, this is probably a pipe dream that may be Seattle would consider this at all. But they've got bottle had got Ron Francis. There's reason to think maybe they would even think about it. I wouldn't give up Jack Quinn, but if they were willing to entertain it I'd give up Ryan Johnson. One of the Sabres top defense prospects. The last pick of the first round a couple of years ago, the first round pick they got for the Ryan O. Reilly trade. He had a slow first year of development after being drafted, But he was dynamite last year at the University of Minnesota. He was very good at the World Juniors for Team USA. He projects to be a part of the Sabres Blue line. When you talk about the Sabres blue line. You normally will get right away to Dalian. Yoki har, you own power. Those are gonna be the big Three, though, is gonna be the guys that are going to really if the Sabres gonna have this elite blue line in the future Those are the big Three guys, They're going to make that happen. But I've got a lot of others have got will Borgen. Hopefully, I'm gonna talk about that in a few minutes he's around past next week, Matea Samuelsson, who I thought has been a not a good real development story for the Sabres. He actually looked. Alright last year as a rookie, like okay. Maybe there's something there. That's the third pair defenseman. And you plug in veterans. Other words another places. Brian Johnson has always kind of been that off offensive, puck moving style defenseman Little smaller build, but he's gonna be you know he's going to be my second powerful unit guy. It's gonna be a contributor. You might not have star potential but first round end of a first round good development last year like that's some value. That's a valuable prospect, and I would Would move him to get Skinner's contract off my books because I'm going to want to weaponize cap space in a couple years. And Yeah, the cab will go up. But Man. Do I want to trust that It's going to go up enough? Because $9 million is old ton of money right now, and it will be a lot of money than It's not even like a post. So who's six million Molson was 6,000,009 million. It's really like too bad contracts. To Vilhena was almost He's a better player than that, but it's the money. And if there's any way Seattle would entertain it. Wouldn't again I would not go to Jack Quinn. Thought I would go to Ryan Johnson. All right, if you got it, and I'll get into the blue line in a in a few minutes here on the on the expanded right because that's really where there's more interesting thing and really more realistic things to talk about This all this whole conversation is probably moot. Because if I'm the crack, and personally I don't care what my relationship is my histories with Jeff Skinner. I'm not touching a $9 million contract with six years left on it for that player. 80305 50 is the phone number. We're not going to go to the phone lines. We will look for your calls at 80305 50. Let's get into the blue line part of it now, actually, because this is where the big decision will happen. Will the Sabres.
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"But I bet this is something that has only recently popped up. And as as it tends to be in the NHL. Things are true until they're not and then as soon as something changes This. Is that true to happen, Travis, As you said, at the beginning, and you say, often with us, the Sabres have largely the problems they have, and they've had them for a long time, and they're kind of the same problems. Or at least the same causes that go have gone into those problems. But we are loyal to our team and no matter what they do here and no matter what they've done other times, you know that's still our team. And I think I can get into a little bit of a brand new looking super young Sabres team. I'm assuming that Reinhart and or wrist a line and go to Just want to know from you like, if you agree with the premise here. Can't I look forward to at least the possibility of a pretty good team in in three years or even to? I mean, isn't that still the NHL? Do you want 1000%? I mean, give me give me give me an example. Or a reason why, that would not be true. I mean, when teams hit the proverbial Yep. We're going to reset. We're going to rebuild. There's really there's really two groups, right? You have your teams that just aren't very good and never football Following that. Maybe they were a playoff contender. At one point, maybe they weren't you got these teams that aren't very good. That are like you know what We're spending too much or not enough. Let's hit the reset button. We'll be back in 23 years. I mean, we see that from four or five teams every single year. Um the success of those rebuilds largely is contingent on the wit and intelligence and capabilities of the promise. And how they construct those rosters. And we have seen time and time and time again that this can be done, Uh, almost on the fly. No, I would. I would say there are exceptions when you get to the Detroit Chicago San Jose's of the world where Your competitive for like 15 17 years in a row. It's going to take a lot to 11 that we've seen that in stage as well. But Buffalo is clearly not in that situation. And quite frankly. The Sabres have a relatively I would. I would just say outright very healthy, kap situation. Um you know, they're they're by far abjectly worse contract over the last two years of risk the line in Um, is moving towards the back end of that deal. Um, I I actually think it's an interesting discussion. If he should be exposed in the expansion draft murdering who we know runs the Seattle organization and whether or not they would even select him. Um, yeah, There's a lot there. But like just from a cat standpoint, just from the ability to maybe secure some real they not. Maybe they definitely should be able to secure some real assets for a player like Jack Eichel's caliber If they trade of Sandra Heart that will also be true. I mean, the bull case for everything you just said it up next year might be terrible, but really, quite frankly, shouldn't be distorted, discernible from the last five years, And from that point forward, you should start seeing progress and success on the ice. And I think that they real was the government. Thank you. Yes, I wanted to be. It's like not discernible from the past five years. Yeah, I know it's the truth. I mean, I'm laughing, but it's I mean, it's just It's sad and funny at the same time, I'm here for the bull case. The bills. The Bills finally made a first round pick that their fans booed and look at them. They're amazing. So I mean, you no matter what an organization's past is and and everything with that all the all the continuing feelings of just like It's never going to get better. It does get better, you know, and Some teams that we look at now, like Chicago, as while they had a long run of success for a long time. They were this right like they It does get better. All right, Travis. Any questions for us? Yeah, I I am very curious Who you think is going to be the guy who this team eventually expansion draft because If I had to throw some darts at it. The two names I continue, I'm trying. I'm trying to put feelers out for every team and what the most likely outcome is Colin Miller. Girgensons. Maybe. Or the final two. I don't What do you guys think? I would think to r r R where I'd lean. You mentioned wrist a line in. We're kind of I'm hoping. I think a lot of us are hoping that they leave him exposed. Um, because not doing so might leave. Will Borgen exposed And he'd be appealing. I think as a pick for Seattle If you're this neighbors, I mean, it came out. I mean, now, you know, it sounds like Skinner will be exposed. I mean, you have to do And I think I've been pretty clear that I'm more bullish on Jeff Skinner than The Sabres organization. But even let's assume I'm wrong. Like a salary is ridiculous. You have to expose you have Skinner. You have to expose rational source. The line is you have to see if an organization will take that player off the books. Free of charge to you, because if nothing else, what is the outcome? If one of those two things happen, you free up a ton of salary from fire? Who, you know, maybe maybe there's an argument for a Skinner somewhat of a rebound. I think there probably is. There's no argument for risk A line in. Maybe they find a smaller role where he succeeds, But these salaries are just sitting on the books. The team's terrible both. I mean, if I'm it was Buffalo. I am getting very aggressive with Islam exposing and I'm certainly not exposing younger players and prospects who we don't know whether or not they will pan out. But at least there's a real argument to the upside. I'm not assuming they do it, but I'd be impressed if they exposed crystalline and we've heard every reason to think over the years and literally like it's a few years of why they wouldn't do such a thing. And you know where there might be a third round pick out there something like that. But I am just so far past the point of hoping for that kind of an outcome. I'd be impressed. I mean, they they've hired a couple people that are given a lot of credit for their reliance and their knowledge about the numbers Travis, which is one thing that's new about a conversation we're having with you. I'm going to let me tell you something right now. I have Sam Ventura. Yeah. And I say this Wholeheartedly is, you know, hand to heart. One of the Morals people, um, that I have had the pleasure of talking with he understands the sport..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Realize that and for another GM, you know, there's a number of teams in this league that are crying out for exactly the type of equality player that Jack Eichel list. Craig Button before I ask my question. This is something we've been sort of offering listeners here in this conversation. Not that you know, I need to be, but If you're out there, thinking that Let us know. Let's hear it because I think we both decided that the answer to Craig buttons. Question of Can I say no to this trade is no At this point. Not literally like Mm hmm. Of course, the sabers don't literally have to trade him. But even Eichel iculs comments from the weekend about Boston. Dreaming about playing for Boston. I mean, you just have to its home. It's just more proof. I think that he knows like I think they know that this is coming. And I think he probably just sort of feels a greater sense of freedom. Because, you know, I think you have to give Jack right. He hasn't really sounded like that before. I mean, he's probably felt Things, but you know, he's been pretty good, at least at not talking that way over his career. Yeah, I think that's a good that's I think that's a solid observation, um, that it could offer some clue into his mindset like I'm much more comfortable talking about dreaming of playing for the Bruins someday, because I know I'm about to be pointing for somebody else. Yep, Simple so like, so why not? Just let it be known that I would. I would love to play here someday. Not that he's like stumping for a trade to Boston right now. But no, He just doesn't feel like he doesn't have to be afraid of saying it. I think in the same way So if I have, if I haven't just sort of modeled all this Like that is Craig Button on the station, saying If your atoms you have to ask yourself, like, do I have to do this? It's yes. I mean, I think I think the answer really should be practically speaking. It should be. Yes. Mhm. Yeah, Yeah. I mean, I definitely agree. I think you know that. I mean, it's Yeah, it's it. I think it would be very, very hard. Could it be done? Sure. Has something comparable be done? Probably. Um, but to bring Player back. Who you've gone through this much with already and have done. Almost nothing, if not, actually nothing. To dissuade people from thinking you're going to do this. Right. You've referenced like Adams has had opportunity to say. He's our captain. He's a superstar. He's you know, a thin the M V p voting last year. Whatever you could, you could want to say to dissuade. US and fans from thinking about this trade in talking about this trade. They haven't gone near it, and I think there's a reason for that. It I I think that they are prepared to do it. Um and so walking that back Because the the demand wasn't there. Or, you know, and whether it's because of the neck or the whatever. I mean, I just I have a very hard time. Seen him skating out to the blue line on opening night. I mean, I just can't wearing a saber sweater. I just can't I really can't fathom it. Uh And and I I don't say that is hyperbole like I really I mean, I don't know. You can always be surprised in this business and end up looking ridiculous if you are, you know, adamant on one side of a thing, But I just I I can't believe He'll be on this team. You know, three weeks from now, Can the Sabres make sure that the team they trade him to is not who they play the first game? I don't know. Can we even like see to it that it's like a couple of months at least before, right? It'll be all right. Yeah, well, your thoughts are welcoming 80305 50 or 1 88 5 52 5 50. Saturday is the deadline for the expansion draft roster. We did take one call today from a guy who didn't quite see how There wasn't urgency. To trade him by Saturday, because if you're going to trade him for players, you've got to protect those players and you only have so many players you can protect but not really. If you did trade him for veterans than yes, but they probably aren't So there might players are examples. There might be a veteran with a contract you don't want. And in which case and why care about protecting that player? You know what I mean? Like I wouldn't really worry about it are Brayton Wilson, who did a deep dive on the Ducks. That he posted. I believe today. I know I read it today. Forgive me if it was there before today, Um, but you can find that at W g r 5 50 dot com And he's talking about Z Gris or Drysdale and the number three pick, And then there's some other players that you might know. The names of Adam Henrique might be the guy you know the name of the most 5.7 million for a couple of more years. I think it is and his production is really dipped. So that's a salary dump. If I get him If I want to keep him he might require protection. But I don't know that I'm really worried about it if I'm acquiring him because it's the salary that Anaheim wants me to take so they can afford Jack Eichel. Then I don't care if Seattle want him like I'll leave them on the list. And if they don't take them well, then I got to, you know, bite my lip and live with the fact that I've got this player is declining. It looks like And just sort of live with the salary for a couple of years. Fine like that's the price of doing business. If I get Ziegesar Drysdale is risk the line and interesting on this list. So I think we agreed earlier. Like, why would you protect them? If they want to take them, then? Good for you. Good for you. But I guess there's an argument that if you're trying to trade if you plan on trading him You think there's value out there and a trade for him? Then you would protect them and do that, instead. What it really would depend on the value and it would surprise me if the value would Outweigh the fear of losing. Will Borgen say And like, Don't let me overstate like I think will bargain can be a nice player for this team. You know, he played like Ralph Krueger loved him with Darlene before he got hurt. Uh, And then Yoki hard You kind of took that role on so I don't aware that will end up as far as partners go, but I think Morgan is. He's basically a cheaper wrist, aligning like stylistically. He's the rugged, tough sort of cross checking in the face guy and you know, fine. Whatever I'm going to get for wrist A lion in I don't want to pay. With bargain you know, like, I think Morgan would be attractive to Seattle on the expansion list, as opposed to Colin Miller or Rasmus first a line and say so. Boy, I I'd have to know. Like what am I And, you know, I assume Kevyn Adams has some idea, but you better do pretty well in the trade over the line in If it's going to cost me will bargain. Yeah. You could even put his name into the trade and see how you see how it looks then. Whatever trade happens, but I just I think there's been not in every case, but there's reason to think the league doesn't think highly of wrist Elaine in. I mean, he could have been traded lots of times and wasn't And why would that be? Because every every turn the Sabres thought he was worth more than whatever all the other team thought, you know. So the idea that you know like I I could get a third round pick instead of 1/5 round pick. I don't care like what's the difference? Mean it's just ended. So that would be a good sign to me with due respect to the guy who is putting a lot of minutes millions of minutes, I believe I read, but just I I want the Sabres to look different and to act differently, And that's an easy, obvious first place to start. I mean, we had 38 year old defenseman who doesn't play well anymore..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Yeah, At least he knows where that is. All right. It's cumbersome, but I know where it is. Is there a panther button? No. There was no sorry. Let me let me just make some more that you dated 15 year old references while I'm while I'm handed over here. Yeah, I don't know if we don't have the Sports Panther. Unfortunately, he stepped out therefore, bills and Sabres games. It looks like that's what they're at least that's what they're labeled sabers and bills. So I'm assuming that's what they're for. The Sabres in the bill. They don't have to be. At least we have buttons for the Sabres and the bills. That's good. That seems like a good start. That's first base. We got buttons. The Sabres are going to trade away their good players, but we've got the but we still got that. They still have a button when it comes to us. Have some good guys. Guys, This is we're okay over there. This is going to bug me. There's a legal I'd button for both the Sabres and bills to separate buttons. One is blue and one is yellow. Why are they different Colours? Why art one buffalo? What happened? Blue for the bills? Gold for the Sabres? Nope. There there. Other teams, the Sabres was the blue one. The bills is the yellow one. Well, it's a work in progress. Wow. Hmm. I guess it's cool. I don't like to only have to stare at it for four hours. It'll be great. I want you to answer this first, because like you, are you but between the two of us, you are Mr Hockey. Okay. You know, like, I don't want to go into this whole thing trying to exactly define Relative interest in the sport, But yours is greater. Okay? In July. And the cup is over. You know, I kind of not in a hockey mode. I'm interested in Otani. I'm interested in my fantasy football draft. Some interested in like the soccer game yesterday. Hockey. I won't even think of it. This is my daughter. We have a new net, so we did play in the driveway. I'll show you a clip. Did really well, But in this one clip the one that my wife says she just happens to have only been recording for these five seconds. I don't know if I believe, er, I think all the ones where I made good sayings have been deleted. Mm. But I'm not thinking about the NHL on a day like yesterday or day like today except for okay. We've got these important developments coming up and there are several of them and they're very big. But you know, you can never assume If just literally. You can't assume some of these things right like that. We've had plenty of years. Where do I wonder if there'll be a trade or whatever, so as you probably are different than me, and how often you're thinking about them? What exactly are you thinking about? Is it all? Michael? Is it? The draft is a the expansion list. Like where does your head turn for this? It's almost entirely Eichel as it pertains to the NHL and the Sabres. Um, you know, I'd be lying if I if I said I wasn't thinking about the entry draft. Um, you know, just for bringing personal reasons as much of a long shot, as it probably is, Uh, for my son, but, um, no, it's it might Well mostly, Eichel, like, you know, it would be interesting to me. We've made the point. I've made the point a few times. How you know smart, I think and maybe helpful, it would be If they could complete our trade before they have to submit the list for expansion just to alleviate, you know, having to cover. Um, you know, guys that they're going to divest themselves of anyway, just so they can do that and leave someone who might be of use, and I'm I'm you know, really Qualifying here might be of use moving forward. Um, so I mean, you know, I find myself thinking about that a little, but that's the extent of me thinking about the expansion list like I'm not going to freak out if they have to expose Rasmus Asplund. Um you know if they do something ridiculous, like exposed will Borgen at the expense of protecting rappers for us. The line in that might make my head explode. Um, so I might be choosing to not get worried about it until I know what's happening. There's no there's no reason for them to protect wrist, aligning, right? Of course not right, So I just can't. I can't imagine a scenario where they do that. He said, recognizing that sometimes they do things that, you know, confound us, but mostly it cycle. I mean, I think, Eichel I've said a few times. I think he moving him trading him. Might be the most interesting thing they do for a few years. Because it has the potential to really set them up. Yeah. Or, you know, leave them standing at the side of the road looking for, you know. Well, I thought we were going to get good players for Jack Eichel. Um So like that's it. I mean, I think a trade of that magnitude in the league doesn't happen very often at all. And for it to be happening with the team that we watch and follow and care about is it's one of the most interesting story lines in the entire league. This year. If hockey mattered more in America, it would be one of the biggest stories of the summer in sports. But you know it's hockey. So no, it's not really going to register that much. I think with the average sports fan who is probably thinking about all the things you just laid out, and I am, too Like I'm very interested to, um, you know, see. Otani do something that's never been done here. You know, tonight and tomorrow in the All Star game. The Soccer was magnificent yesterday. Maybe the most exciting penalty kick round there's ever been. I mean, Mrs Make penalty kick. Shootouts exciting. What torture and heartbreaking Yes. What torture that penalty kicks and yeah, and and if you really follow it, you would have known like I I said as soon as rash word missed for England. I'm like Oh, no, Like he's just It's just going to be so awful for him. And then Sancho missed and then soccer missed, and we're talking about, you know, three players of color who get a hard time at the best of times in that country, playing soccer at the highest levels, and now it's just a disaster. Uh, you know, Rashford's was I was getting anxiety before he even like all his setup. Made me nervous. Mm hmm. Like he stands straight back behind the ball and then tip toes a little bit of the left, then goes around..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Up with some good stuff to bring up with, uh, on W. G. R whenever he makes his appearance is it's always recommended to go ahead and listen in case you missed it, though. David Pagnotta just joined us on W G are always a great list and always a great contributor. Two whenever I'm hosting, and I asked him to come onto the show, just because he is connected with the league, and he does hear the rumblings that's going on around the NHL, and he brought up an interesting fact, because, uh, well, the first thing that kind of came my head was Wow, This is a Kyle opposed to show all of a sudden we talked a lot about column post so more than I thought we were going to in the first segment of the show. And then Kyle. A postal gets brought up again in our conversation with David Pagnotta or peg notice says. He's heard some rumblings that potentially Kylo post so could be worked into a possible deal to the Seattle crack in his part of the expansion draft. Now, mind you if we're looking at this And this was something I was going to bring up. Maybe during our conversation with the expansion draft because we're going to continue to talk off season plans in a little bit. But with that point really interesting that David Pagnotta would bring it up and would and would say that, you know, it's something that you know might be in consideration for Seattle. Just because You know, the Sabres would obviously have to How to spice up the deal a little bit and in terms of okay, So if you're going to, you know, if if you're going to take a post off our hands, you know we're probably going to have to give you something else in order to do so to help out with our salary cap. Issue. Excuse me with him being on the salary cap. But again column POST So he's $6 million against the salary cap, and we had the discussions well, he might be here to help with the salary cap floor. But the Sabres have $34.15 million of projected cap space right now, so it's not like the Sabres are in super dire. Need to open up the salary cap a little bit. They will have to open it up to sign up for re signed guys like, you know, Casey, Middle stat. And if Sam Reinhart surround Sam Reinhart needs new contract, Rasmus Aspirin needs a new contract. If you're bringing Brecht Drake Casula. Maybe he needs a new contract. Will Borgen. Obviously Rice was Darlene and Henry. Okay. How are you are restricted free agents. All three of them are restricted free agents behind you. And Lena Sol Mark, of course, so there's going to be some money that needs to be You know, distributed here in the off season to fill out your roster and to bring back certain assets going forward, but certainly An interesting little tidbit from David Pagnotta when talking about a potential Kyla Pozo deal, uh, to Seattle as part of the expansion draft. I mean, that would likely mean that Hope also goes. You get the cap it off. But But for Seattle, too. Be a little bit more enticed to take a post. So savers are going to have to give up a little bit. Something extra in order to do so is that is that a player is that draft pick I'm a little worried and concerned that Seattle might say Well, if you're doing that you got to give us a first round pick a future first round pick or something like that. Which Vegas was able to pull off and execute with certain assets they were requiring They got those first round picks and and it helped to their advantage. So I'm a little intrigued. I'm a little interested to see how that's going to play out. And what exactly goes into the potential Kyla Postal going to Seattle? Whether that means that you know they have to give up a higher pick or give up a Decent prospect in return. I'm interested and, um, worried, I guess at the same time, but we'll see. It's a possible scenario for Kyle oppose, so to be on the move by the expansion drafted again. The lists for the expansion draft have to be into the NHL by Saturday. The 17th. That's next Saturday. Not this Saturday, the next Saturday. The list have to be in There's a roster freeze all across the NHL. No trades can happen. So if Jack Eichel still here by next Saturday at five o'clock, he will be here at least until the expansion draft is over. And through Thursday, the 22nd so the 22nd will open in his David Pegg notice said. It might get crazy between the 22nd. And by the time the first round of the NHL draft comes to a close the very next day, it might be a crazy trade day or movement day around the NHL on the 22nd and into the 23rd so something to very much pay attention to But with the expansion draft cat friendly, does he again? It does a great job with laying out situations for salary caps and allows people to do you know mock trades mock drafts with the armchair GM. Mode. And the Sabres. In this case, you know if the Sabres were to trade Jack Eichel before the expansion draft that would allow them to be able to protect somebody else. But let's just hypothetically say they're not trading Jack Eichel before the Expansion draft. Corey Griswald. And I did this a while, back with doing a mock expansion draft for the Sabres and who to protect and who to, uh, exposed for the draft. So the cat friendly does a really nice job with having a expansion draft simulator on their website, and I'm at the Sabres Page right now, I'm not going to bother going through the other teams, but I'm talking about the Sabres. And looking at their roster. You're protecting. Jack Eichel obviously were hypothetically saying he is here before he gets moved in his David Pignata said. It seems all but likely that Jack Eichel is going to be on the move this offseason, so I call will be here. Hypothetically..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"So there's too many things in the way. I don't think it's going to happen, but I'm on the minority. When it comes to that. You'll talk to Elliot treatment, and now it will probably tell you, uh, it's uh, it's imminent. That is Jack Eichel. Trade is happening. So, um, I don't have any information. These guys have most of the information, but I just don't see it happening. But for Kevin Adams I think he's got to look at trading players. He's got to look at what will get them the best value. He's got to be able to get prospects. He's got to be able to get NHL players that will make a difference. And you look at some Brian Art and wrath Mistress Elena that probably two of the players that can get you the best return. So that's where you're spending your time. Right now. You got the coach. I searched on you Pick your head coach. Now you've got to work on the trades and seeing if there's value in any of your players that you may be looking to trade. Um, I I read something somewhere that Disables have not talked to Owen Power yet. Why? Because they're so that number one. They don't need to go in and do a deep interview process to see what they're going to do at number one. They have to figure out what else can they do now before expansion draft before the draft? To be able to maximize the value of something that they would be in the works with great, so that's what I think is the next step on the agenda for Kevin Adams, speaking of that number one draft, it is kind of interesting because You know, with Owen Power and Matthew Veneers. They're arguably the one to write at the top of the draft. Do you see this Anyway? The sabers don't take Owen power and maybe take Matthew veneers. What are your thoughts and How they approach that number one pick. No, I don't think there's any in my opinion after talking to many experts and people that do their draft list, and I've seen those players play at the under 18 or at Michigan or whatnot. I think it's all in power number one. Listen, He's not in my opinion. He's not going to be playing for the Sabres next year. So this is not where you have to draft a guy and bring him into your lineup, and I think long term I really like a big, strong, steady defenseman like Owen Power. You have Rasmus selling that is more your punk moving up the ice defenseman. You have a young Henry? Okay? Are you you have will Borgen that is more of a state on physical. You've got a great you know great bones on the back end right now and adding an Owen power with Would solidify that probably for the next 78 years. Right, So it's not about next season. It's about the long the long game, but I really believe Olin powers, the guy that, uh Had that the Sabres would would be benefiting and picking this year at number one overall. And then if you can make an icicle trade or Reinhardt trade or what, not, and you can get another top 10 pick And then you can look at. Maybe you know mad veneers, although people think he's going to go second overall, but there's a lot of other good talent in the top 10, and that's going to be interesting to see what the Sabres would do with that. Corey and I were having this discussion. Marty just before we had gone to break and gotten to you about the potential of Erasmus risked a line and move and just And also the idea of how they approach that position going forward with the expansion draft. I mean, with one year left on his deal at $5.4 Million, and I think a lot of teams know exactly what Rasmus risk the line and brings to the table. How do they? How do they approach him going into the offseason? Where He's openly said for three straight years now, either the fact that I know that change is coming. I'm likely one of the first people out, and he also said this year he's not open for a for a rebuild here in Buffalo, and he needs to get to the playoffs. How do they approach recipes first line in for a third straight year? Well, I mean, if you look at the expansion draft, right, So you've got one or two more defenseman that you would like to keep, but you can only protect three. I am. So does that leave Rice, Mr. Misaligned and open. I would think not. The problem is if you leave risk to open you're not getting anything in return that the only thing you're getting is the cap space that you're saving. Over $5 million, But I do believe that as Mr Simon can get you a decent returns. So you've got to look to trade if your idea was to say we we want to keep Darlene want to keep your key. Okay? Are you We want to protect Morgan? Those are the guys you think to protect to build for the future that leaves restore on the out. I would think that should be looking at a trade instead of losing him and not get anything in return. So that's the number one thing. The thing with Risto as I believe he's strong. He can skate. He can be physical. Um, he's got a good shot. He can be. You know, he creates some offense. I just don't think he gets the game and the systems and how to defend, um, like he should. I mean, this is not a first or second year defenseman in the National Hockey League? And say, Ho, you'll learn, you'll learn they'll learn By this point. You would think that some of the mistakes and coverage and some of that at times where he gets lost in the defensive zone should should be remedied. It shouldn't happen anymore. Now some people are going to say Yeah, but he's had six coaches. I mean, it's hard for him to be able to to gather like what he's supposed to do, but at the same time something When you get caught in your loss in your zone, you usually revert to your internal instincts. I don't think that is defensive instincts are good at all. So I would I would definitely move on from Bristol and I would build with. Like I said, Darling, you're here. Are you Samuelsson? Bargain? Owen power if you pick him first. That's what I would be building with. On the back end. Marty Baron joining us here in the Western hotline. Alright, Marty, I'll move on to the Stanley Cup final now and Well. Montreal is now on the brink down three. Nothing. Tampa Bay will look to close out the series on Monday with a sweep. It will be the first sweep in the Stanley Cup finals since 1998. His Montreal done,.
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"Are comfortable exposing in the draft, You know, maybe a guy that does have a bigger cap hit but can still help contribute if Seattle take some, whatever. If you don't and you get the guy you'd let them play out his contract here one or two years or whatever it is and move on. And then the assets that you're getting in like the younger assets for the first round pick. Obviously, the first round pick doesn't matter. But you know you're younger assets, your prospects that are coming in. You don't have to worry about protecting them in in the expansion draft, they're ineligible to be picked or whatever. So that's also something else. The factor in the situation, but it's it's It's why it makes it so interesting heading into these next couple of weeks here because Are we going to see a Jack Eichel trade for purposes of, you know, moving on from him and then allowing yourself to protect other younger assets? I don't think that's necessarily what the mindset is. Because you still have to get the best value you can for Jack Eichel trade, But it just is another wrench to throw into the whole scenario in the situation. So I wonder where Granado comes into this because Granado impressed a lot of people because he seemed to understand how and where players should be used on the ice. More so than a lot of people who had been in that organization previously going back a long time. So Granado having a sense of like we're going to play on her at center. We're going to give these guys minutes those guys when it's and seeing all those boats rise, right? If he and Adams are talking You would expect Granado to kind of impart that kind of viewpoint of like this is these are the guys who were going to be using these. This is their best utilization. These are the guys who are maybe expendable because their usage does not fit into the thing that we're trying to do. If they can do the one thing they have not been able to do for 15 years, which is to correctly identify the talent they have and play it correctly. And if that changes with Granado You need to move the guys who have still have the advantage of like convincing. The leagues are good. If the reason people say Will Borgen was available in the expansion draft is because their assumption is what you have to protect, crystalline in good their marks. You can calm them and if their national reporters, they sound like the dudes, they talked to who all work in the other front offices. So it's plausible. You can find a front office dumb enough to take grass, mistrust the line in and give you something back. It should be an easy trade to make. He's affordable. He wants to go. He's got all the kinds of tools that convince you that he can be good, right. He's the easiest trade for them to make. Yeah, and you at this point again, you just even if you have to retain a little bit of salary with Risa lining You trade him. You get him off the roster. You open up some some cap space and you get the best value. Can Vegas traded Nate Schmidt last year? Who's a better defenseman than Rasmus Crystalline and can play both left and right side? And He was. I think it was like 1/5 round pick that they got back for him from Vancouver. Yes, I get it. They had to open up cap space so they can make the the Alex Pietrangelo signing. But at the same point, it's one of those situations where Okay? We have to get this guy off the roster. Somehow it's a different situation given for Vegas compared to Buffalo because risk linen has openly said, like, you know, I don't want to be here for another rebuild or, you know. Hey, I know I'm going to be traded, you know, because changes are coming at this point. If you're willing to make that trade, just make the trade make it happen and get it over. It's so easy to make the joke, but they gotta call Edmonton. Love dudes like him like and you just call them to be like, Listen, give us a pick and give us one of the kids from the from the from the farm team that we like, and we'll get out of your hair and you can get this guy and play him 40 minutes a night. They could call Jim Benning in Vancouver to let's squeeze in a quick phone call here. Bobby Niagara Falls has been sitting on hold for a while, Bobby, you're on W g R Go right ahead. Hybrid. Hi, Corey. My buddy thinks, of course, that they should trade cycle and Reinhardt, But I'd like to keep both of them. But can you How can you keep two players that want to be traded? Doesn't that mean they would try less? And that would be bad for morale. What's How do you keep people that want to be traded? Can you do that? I mean, certainly anything can change its its I mean, we We definitely don't know exactly what how the inner workings of the Sabres work. I mean, this is why we're sports talk host. We we talk, and we speculate and, well, we banter off people back and forth. I appreciate the call Bobby. Thank you. It is difficult to dry and make someone happy like a Jack Eichler Sam Reinhart, where they've been here for as long as they have, and they've known nothing but losing. They haven't even come close to the playoffs. Once I get it, you could say, well, there were three points away from making the return to play plan and that would be considered playoffs, which NHL sometimes doesn't consider it playoffs. I consider it playoffs, but Yeah. They haven't even come close to making the playoffs. Since they've been here. They had that nice little 10 game win streak. It's probably the high point of the entire drought for the Sabres this entire 10 year drought that they've had they've matched in NHL record for the longest playoff drought in NHL history. Do you see it ending anytime soon? Don't think Jack Eichel season ending anytime soon. I don't think Sam Reinhart season ending any time soon..
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"But if you're bringing in the right person in an offer sheet, you shouldn't have to worry about that. Well, the Sabres want to spend that money that they're saving, though, because they seem to be interested in saving money. Not necessarily spending it again. Yeah. But, um, But, I mean, it's just like with a guy like restaurants for salon and back to your question with, you know, is he going to be the last one out the door of these three? I absolutely could see that. I think I mean at this point Kind of if I was in the shoes of Kevin Adams. My next objective here is to kind of evaluate when the right timing is for an Eichel trade. I mean, if a train offer comes in today for Jack Eichel, and it's the best you're going to get, you know, sure, Make the trade now, But But personally, I almost feel that a trade for Jack Eichel isn't going to come probably until just like I mean. Literally in that 48 hour period between the expansion draft right after the expansion draft and right before the draft, and I mean, when do we find out who the Sabres have protected, not protected for the expansion of the so the list has to be into the NHL into Seattle by the 17th of July. So that's about 14. Days away. 13 14 days away, right? So about two weeks, so that list has to be in By that point of who you're protecting who you're exposing, and the next day the 18th. The NHL has to approve it. So then the 21st of the draft lottery Wednesday the 21st and I'm guessing some point between the 17th and the 21st is when they might let everybody know when you know who is being protected and who's not. Do you think the Sabres leave risk align and unprotected? I mean, they should if they don't If they don't Corey, Don't give me that. I'm giving you that look. You think they listen? What have we watched the past 15 years here? What are we talking about? I know you think they're going to make good decisions where they made good decisions Can I mean I mean, it should be a no brainer You have to protect will bargain over grass mints first aligning. Listen, everybody. I'm like somebody said yesterday I think was Paul Hamilton was on the air yesterday on the morning show said something like everybody is. There are a bunch of people are saying they're expecting Will Borden. I thought you left. Robert is Aspelin to be unprotected and both of which sound like stupid things to do. I've read a lot of the mock expansion drafts from people from the athletic and people from Bleacher Reporter or NHL that you know I've seen a lot of them. And a lot of these guys have the Sabres losing a guy like Will Borgen or losing a guy like Rasmus Aspelin or losing a guy like Anders Bjork, and I just think in my head You're not protecting Rasmus, crystalline and overwhelm organ I get it will bargain is not exactly the offensive producer like Rasmus first the line and can be, But here's the thing. Morgan is just as physical as wrist. Aligning is he skates just as well, if not almost better than risk the line and does and he can handle a lot of minutes that are thrown his way. He's a workhorse. He goes out there in any situation in every situation and could produce and do well again. He's not a big offensive guy. But if you put him and I think we saw this a little bit last year, if you put a guy like will bargain with a player Like a Rasmus Dahlin on his left side and bargains on the right side. You can let a player like Rasmus Dahlin do his thing. While war will Borgen is going to be responsible enough and smart enough to know what he's doing back in his other end, or what if the play comes the other way? It is just one of those things where Are you really going to expose a guy who is ready to jump into the NHL Right now? He proved it last year in the work that he put in and he's developed throughout your system, so you should know him pretty well. Are you really willing to expose him and potentially give him up or, you know, have to give up more assets to make sure Seattle doesn't take him. Are you just going to, you know, or would you protect him and exposed a guy who's got warmer year left on his deal? You know exactly what he's going to give you and there's nothing more he could do. Except everybody still thinks he's a valuable player in the N H. Gentlemen, he's got much more to give. I completely disagree with those people. I mean, it is a no brainer that they should be protecting will bargain over grass mints worse align. And of course, you have to protect a guy like Rasmus, Dahlin and Henry. Okay. Are you an expansion draft? We went through the expansion draft. A few weeks ago, We did a mock expansion draft with the Sabres and who you're protecting who you're exposing. And I think you exposed Anders Bjork and I exposed to H. Thompson, right. We both agreed. Like Raster. SAS spline is a valuable asset. He's a good two way player. He can play power play can play penalty kill. He's a very nice dear, exact kind of guy. They desperately need playing their 3rd and 4th on exactly exactly and to Let him be exposed. I mean, I mean, I think personally Here's the thing that that I was thinking about on my way in. The only way to Jack Eichel trade. To me happens at this point is, if Kevin Adams feels that he's not going to be able to protect one of his younger assets that he wants to and give Seattle like an extra pick to say, Hey, take Colin Miller take Rasmus crystalline and instead of a th Thompson or an honors Byork or Erasmus Aspelin, one of those younger guys If he can't figure something out like that, that maybe he has to trade Jack Eichel in order to be able to protect that one asset and in return, you get a piece that you.
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"That is Sabres General manager Kevyn Adams speaking about the draft class. And yesterday. The question I believe was was asked in the way of, you know, you know, I think it was Mookie Hawkins, who asked this question. And he asked, you know about Oh, and power, Just like you know. How do you feel about him? And, you know, is he going to pretty much be the next you know Josh Allen of this draft or something like that. And Kevin Adams had that response. He didn't necessarily mentioned Oh, and power and Listening to it again, You know, um, certainly it It leaves a little doubt in your mind as to if the savers are actually going to draft him. I mean, yes, I get it. The Sabres have been busy with the the coaching search and coach watch and figuring out what they're going to do. And they hired Don Granato. And yesterday A story comes out from Mike Morey Allen NHL dot com. Talking with Own power. Little bit of his future and whether he's going to make the jump to the NHL or go back to Michigan and play another year with the Wolverines, which I think is absolutely fine. Power can do that veneers can do that. Ken Johnson. Obviously he should do that. But Looking at the top of the draft, and we just talked with Will Scotch Great job with the scouting report on YouTube, and, uh, he's at Scow Ching on Twitter. He does a great job breaking down these these prospects and putting them in their own tears and rankings and He definitely said something that I would agree with. I would agree with the fact that I'm not necessarily so sold on Owen Power. Yes, I think Owen power had a good World Championship, and I think that at times he really he really did flashes potential at the car at the collegiate level, but There are certain things about Owen Powers game that Still needs some work. And you know another year college could potentially help with that. But Will scour each pretty much put it as you know, it took him time to adjust it with certain things. And there were certain aspects of his game that necessarily didn't come about, you know. Right away or didn't come about at all during the season, so We will have to see. But I'm looking at this year's draft that I'm looking at the top of the draft, and I really do like Matthew Veneers. I really like Matthew B. Ba nears a lot and if you if you missed it, and it's been a while since I I wrote these prospects Profiles, but I did write about Owen Power and I did write about Matthew veneers on our website. W gr 5 50 dot com. And Looking at Both of their games. Matthew Veneers is Definitely a player that people no matter where he's going to get drafted. People are going to love Matthew Veneers. He is a 200 ft player. He goes 110% 100% of the time. And he he's just never going to give up on a play. That's exactly what people in buffalo are going to love about Matthew Veneers and with Owen Power, and this is a and I hate bringing this up. Because this has been brought up in the past and talked about here, especially in Buffalo. If you're drafting Owen Power for size in skating. Do not expect him to be Zidane. Oh, Ciara. Tyler Myers when people when we drafted him, and everybody was just like, Oh, he's got to become the Sedano Ciara, please. Zidane Oh, Ciara's. They do not grow on trees. They do not come every once in a while. They are once in a lifetime players and the way this game is going Players like Zidane, Achara. Yes, they're still going to be around, but they're not going to be many of them. And for people looking at Owen power and thinking that Oh, well, he's got the six ft six frame £215 yada yada. Well, if he adds another £20 and adds a little muscle and gets tough, He can be the city. No trial. No, We cannot expect that of these guys, especially in today's game. A lot of these type of defenseman are going to Make the they're going to develop into these very good skating defenseman with heads up all the time and making these really nice plays and Owen Power is one of those guys who probably has one of the who probably has arguably the best vision of especially the defenseman in this draft class. He skates really well, but if you watch him, his head is always up, and he's always looking around trying to make the best passes and trying to make the best players. He's got very good vision. Very good hockey sense. And, you know, there are reasons why he is projected to be where he is at number one just because of the potential that he has Especially if he goes back to college this year and really puts it all together and starts to dominate at the collegiate level that will make that pick even more of a Oh, yeah, for sure, That's why he was drafted number one. However. Like Will said there are certain things with his game that there are still plenty of question marks about And I personally really like Matthew veneers. And if I am the Sabres at number one, I'm probably taking Matthew veneers. But Then again. Like I brought up You look at his Potential projection and and, you know, looking ahead at what he could become if he becomes a really nice second pair defenseman, especially on the left side. And if you have Rasmus Dahlin here in Buffalo as the number one defenseman who you know he's shown over the past few years that he can have that potential to become That top number one defenseman for an organization and and be able to do all he can do. The Sabres have Darlene and power 12. That's a really, really nice 12 punch on your defensive group, and especially with Ryan Johnson coming in who could be the Third or second pair left handed defenseman on the on the right side. You've already got Henry. Okay? How are you? And you've also got Will Borgen, Who's there? And Oscar relaxing and is a really, really.
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"The way You might see a situation where they'd go a year without a captain with Dylan cousins in mind. Um, for me, I I think Dylan cousins is one of the very, very, very few guys that could handle it. Now this early in his career, and I looked it up and you know, those are the guys like Tapes and Eisenmann and, uh and Crosby. I'm not trying to tell you that he is that the same player, but I think he's the same type of leader. Those are the guys that got the captaincy. At the age cousins at or even in Crosby's case, I believe earlier Where they were mature enough to be able to handle it and handle being a leader. And I think cousins is extremely mature. From what I've been, you know, and I've seen him, you know before Covid, so I was able to be around him a little bit, too. Whereas you know, we weren't able to last year's. But if you wanted to give him another year To me. It's a no brainer. He's the next captain of the Buffalo Sabres. I don't even think it's a question in my mind. Maybe it isn't theirs, but, uh, you could go a year without a captain. Paul, Do you think they will look to add veterans? You mentioned a post so already here as a guy that can kind of be one of those last year, of course. Kevin Adams traded for Eric Staal didn't work out individually for stall. But he was next to cousins in the locker room, right? And he had plenty of players talk about how stall did help and was was important. You think they will look to add more players like that this office in Will there be of the occasional Scoop up of of an older veteran for a team that's going to largely be a young team. You might see one an and, you know, I've talked about free agency free agencies, silly time and That's where I'd be looking looking to round out the bottom part of my roster. The You know the bottom six. Uh Any people have seen cult Coleman play very well with Tampa Bay. That would be a target. I would have that it wouldn't break the bank on you. Good. Dro also is a good target from Tampa Bay. Zika is from the Islanders. Those types of players the they just have no grid or hard or anything at all that they can come out of their bottom six with And that's what I would be looking for their you know, and and in good Gaudreau and Coleman's case you might have guys that just won back to back Stanley Cups of Tampa Bay does win this Stanley Cup against the Montreal Canadians. And you might remember Coleman when he was with the Devils, too. So it's a guy that's been around a little bit. And, you know, so those are the types of guys If I'm looking for anything in free agency, that would be it. Um, but yeah, even in a trade type of situation, Yes, I could see them. Picking up a veteran type of person to help them along. Paul with with Adams, and we've been spending our off season talking about Michael right out a right heart roster moves and all that he's had a full plate. You know he had well. First he hired an assistant GM, and then he had the coaching higher Now that's out of the way. Now they have the you know protection list coming up the expansion draft the preparation for the amateur draft. But now with the coaching higher out of the way, and he can focus on the roster, what's the most important move for Kevin Adams this offseason whether you believe it's a piece or pieces going out or a piece or pieces components coming in what should be number one on his list this offseason? Well, it's got to be the Eichel Reinhardt situations and wrist aligning get those solved because now you're going to get your roster more formed. Even the expansion draft right now. I mean, they they have sat there and figured out Well, here is a set scenario. Here is a scenario. They have their list. But It's pretty chances are pretty good that that could change by the time the expansion draft happens. Mean make your wrist aligning trade by that. I mean, and then then you don't have to worry about any protection on your defense. And you don't lose him for nothing. If he's the guy, you leave unprotected. You know, you get something for him, Whatever it might be, And then you know, helps you protection wise and it helps you not leave him unprotected and you lose him for nothing. He didn't get any form so Um, I would be very surprised if what their ideas are for protected list right now. Is there actual protected list when in a couple of weeks when they need to put turn it in one thing about the Sabres for that, Paul, you know you might want to trade risk the line and you might have a team willing to give you 1/4 round pick, but they might want to say We want to wait till after the expansion draft because we don't want to have to protect him, either, you know, So it does get kind of sticky like that, where Seattle probably throws a wrench into not just the Sabres, but a lot of teams potential trade plans because there could be 10 trades on the board ready, but if you make it all of a sudden, you have to expose somebody you don't want to. Right now. I would think the Sabres might expose her as the line and unless they feel the return they would get from that trade is better than the player that they would have to expose as a result, which would probably be Will Borgen. So it's um It definitely gums up the works with the with Seattle's just kind of sitting there. Yeah. In the early expansion draft. What people say. All right, Who's going to be taken? Almost everyone I've read has Will the Sabres losing Will Borgen. And to me, that's unacceptable. I'm not losing Vorgan or Yoki, har you or any of those guys. So yeah, the most Risk of line would be the most, uh, intelligent way to go. I think, uh, And then the other went sorry to interrupt the other ways if they were to protect all four of the defensive, including risk to line and that means exposing guys like Asplund. And Probably Thompson, and there's another one. I forget who's the other guy that had to expose and that's there is exposed a couple of forwards but probably explained which I don't want to do that either. Yeah, And they've been They've been told by ownership to make Thompson work because they want that trade to look a little bit better. So I don't think Thompson would be an option to expose I I agree with you. Even you know, with the the I think Aspelin. It would be the aspirin Thompson or Bork. That would get exposed right now. From a forward standpoint, and Granado is Bork is one of the guys Tornado mentioned yesterday. So that's you know, a favorite of his Thompson is we got to make this trade look better. And so I asked. One I think is process of elimination. As far as the forwards go, which you would hate to lose him after you finally You know you do all the work with him, and he finally blossoms And now you think you've got something and that you know you'd hate to lose that. What What's going on with the assistant coaches? I know when you're wrong with us. Whatever day it was. You had mentioned that it was a pretty solid bet Matt Ellis would be on the staff, right? Yeah, I think so. And all Granada would say is, you know he's going to talk with Adams about the coaching staff in the coming weeks. And unless Allison Girardi don't want to be coaches Mean, they both were first time coaches, you know, after Granado took over But if they wanted to stay, I would think I I think both were excellent and what they did with the team and Lot of the players talked about the You know what they learned from those guys. And I think Girardi was key with Darlene and Samuelsson. And you Okay?.
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"Are one month away from We are one month away from The draft. Yes. Wow. Which draft The NHL draft. Kind of, but no expansion draft. Oh, all right. Do you think that's gonna be televised? Yeah, for sure. It was last time. Yeah. Do we know what broadcast partner? It's going to be televised on? I do not. I wonder if NBC's coverage ends at the end of the Stanley Cup final probably goes until the start of next year. Yeah, we're one month away from the expanse draft, just playing around with the Seattle mock draft expansion. Simulator on cap friendly. Do you have any idea like what the Sabres are looking at on that front like who they might be losing? No. Okay, But here's the thing. Here's the thing. I don't think Going to look a lot different. I don't think it's going to matter that much. That's kind of where I stand on it. I'm not I think I think Well, assuming that guys are traded. They're probably looking at, like Girgensons or Colin Miller. Being grabbed by Seattle, which is like fine, whatever more than Yeah, I guess you've been a good soldier, but you've got a bad contract. They literally just replaced you for $700,000 with Tobias Rieder. Like, Have fun with Larson. If uniting their if they take Colin Miller, I would see that as a win me to maybe you're giving them a pick. By the way, if you want to get a post so off your bucks here. Um It should be a high pick. If you don't have guys traded by then, which I think is probably unlikely that one month from now we're still line in. Reinhart and Eichel are still all on your team. Then you've got decisions to make. And then you've got a tougher Challenge on your blue line. I don't want to see them lose will bargain for nothing, right? I think that's the guy. You're ready to lose for nothing especially crystalline and is still here. Um, if Michael and right heart were both gone, I figured out But we're still was still here. Then you could protect four defenseman and four forwards. They if Eichel and Reinhardt or not here, they don't have five forwards worth protecting. Let alone seven. Which is the one like I don't need to protect Andrew Ogilvy from the cracking like Don't need to protect a post or Skinner Skinner. They should have him wave is no movement clause, by the way. But he still gets to decide. Skinner does. Yeah. So I mean, what would what would he want there? Maybe he would want to go to Seattle. Fresh start. Things are not looking great here. I know it is an expansion team, though, and that that But here's the thing they wouldn't they wouldn't take him. So like, oh, so if you're eloquent, Yeah, they're not take. There's no way they would take them. No way. No way. Absolutely. You'd have to. They got to hit the cab floor. Oh, my gosh, that on the on the short term, they needed the cap floor. Never mind. We're not. It's still 2026 isn't on one year contract with nine million. This is 66 more. Uh, fair, right? That's right. Um, Yeah, Okay. That's right. There's no way they're taking Skinner's contract just anyways. Throw that out. There were one month away from the expansion draft is something to think about in the back of your mind. We've got Three e four things with the Sabres to happen. Until then, Eichel Reinhardt crystalline in a coach, I think are probably all likely to be done by the time that night happens if crystalline and still here and you have to expose one of him. Orb organ. What do you do? I like bargain. I think that you would have messed up by having that decision to be made. But you protect crystalline because he's a tradable asset. Oh, If you get a late first round pick or you're getting a prospect. I disagree. Are you getting a prospect? Vorgan? Are you getting more? Then will Borgen back in Bristol, lining trade. I think the answer to that question is yes, That's why I would say crystalline in Say that again. Are you getting more back? What? Assuming they would be trading wrist, aligning. Okay, I guess I should never assume ever with this team. Uh, that Whatever they would get in a crystalline and trade is worth more than will bargain. Do you think so? Man. I hope so. Because I don't I I very down. I'm uh, the idea of getting a lot back first. The line that you are the trade bad cop, and I am the trade. Good cop. You are the pessimist. I am the optimist. You have sucked me in to your black hole of worrying about the Ducks trade over the weekend. Like every time I'm thinking about it now, I'm not happy. About a potential duck straight A week ago, I couldn't wait for it, and now I have been sucked back towards kind of. I think where you are just pessimistically thinking it's probably not going to go up. I didn't realize I ruined your week. No, you didn't ruin my week. I'm just saying every time I think about it, it's in a different context in different light than it was Joe. I imagine there's someone who thinks about it a lot, though. Um yeah. Not. I mean, what's a lot? I'm not thinking about it every minute of every day. I probably don't think about it. Maybe I thought about it once or twice the whole weekend. I was outside. I was getting sunburn. I know if you can see it, tank top without you know, I've got the farmers the farmers hand with the me too. Yeah. Oh, wow. Yeah, And so mine's really bad. Yeah, so I was outside in the tank top for the first time, Really? All summer read. Very red upper arms, So I was burnt outside all the time. I had a birthday party outside like a private concert on Saturday. So I was not thinking about an illegal trade at that moment. Yesterday, I was thinking more about the U. S open all day. Have you gotten to the point, though, where you wake up every morning or afternoon or whenever you get up in the first thing you do is okay. What's the deal? That's her. You go to you go to Twitter and you start scrolling. He starts searching, looking for a notification that has been training. That's that's where I'm at me, too. All right, Well, we're not going to spend really a lot of time on hockey tonight. Jodi Boc and Brendan Kini here on the new capital three or 5. 50 is the phone number start to throw that in there the beginning because it is something that is Going on behind the scenes and will probably be announced. I would think or will happen in the coming weeks would be surprised if it didn't but you never know with this team, so we'll see if anything happens on the saber front, but The bills, and the stadium is really where all the storylines are right now. It's really where all the talk is. Is it? Are you okay with the all the reports that are out there like of everything that's come out. Is there one thing that maybe upsets you the most or that you're maybe most happiest about because I think you could pick a couple of different things. You can pick the fact that the stadium sounds like it's going to be back in Orchard Park. That it's going to be an open air stadium. Or you could you could focus in like many fans are on just the idea that there is any potential for them playing somewhere else. For a couple of years Wides Wildes being built Yeah, I'm not stoked about open air. You want to don't I do. I just think like those December games, it can just be brutal and I know they make for a lot of great memories. But practically speaking, if you want to fill As many seats as you possibly can. And have it be an enjoyable experience for fans..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Can you hear me? Yeah. Okay. Just good. Good. T hear that You're you know, getting better and gonna be back on the ice in July. But piggybacking off your answer that you just had a smudge is you've like some of the coaches. Maybe all of the coaches that have been here how you know when when it comes to town down to making your decision about your future. Given that you're gonna be in unrestricted free agent. How much do you put into the fact way way that this organization just hasn't been able to get Things right during your term here and even beyond. Yeah, That's definitely a new important conversation. I think that I will have with Kevin. Um I think Kevin has, you know, done a pretty good great job this year given, you know the circumstances of everything I think as a first time GM, I, um you know, I think he's handled themselves well, He's a really good communicator, and I've really enjoyed my time with them still fired. Um, sneezing you got to talk to and I think kind of like you said that hasn't gone. Right so far in my time here, and it's like I said, it's It's very frustrating. However, I think you know, like I said, I think Kevin has a great vision for this team, and I'm moving forward. Um what they have decisions to make with with the coaching coaching staff, and, um and whatnot, but I think I think it's gonna be moving in the right direction here and I'm looking forward to those conversations with him in the future. Hi, Jake. When you look at that losing streak as you were watching from afar. I know you probably saw most of the games in some way or form. How difficult was it is to see the team's confidence just completely a road. But then at the same time 190. What was it like to see guys kind of find themselves and find their games a little bit. Yeah, it Z was tough. It was really tough to watch. Um I've abandoned that. I mean, I've been in that situation where we will ask Constantino multiple games in a row, so I knew exactly how guys were feeling. There's not much Worsts feeling out there then. Lose in all confidence is as we all start what was going on and missed. Everything is just extremely difficult that at that point, when, when you're feeling like that, when you're not finding success up there Individually and as a team. So it was. It was tough, especially from being advised, you know, looking from the fire. You can't really do anything. And you got all your buddies and teammates that you mean I've been battling with for years and you can't help him out. It just sucks the wrong but On the flip side, you know when they found some successful with Dani and spend been fun to watch, you know, kind of like I mentioned, you know, Case the middle staff how great he's been playing and Rhino. Just a phenomenal year. Just what I mean. Sam is one of my best buddies and just was so happy friend to have you know, every single time I watched the game, You know, it's felt like samples, but one in the net stuff. No, it's great to see and just different stories. You know, like house. They're coming in here at the end of the year. Getting a couple wins from Russ and just, you know, just little individual success. Stories like that that were kind of coming out just gives guys confidence moving forward. It's just so so important. Whether it is development or what, not just to find that success and find that Conference because I have found as the more I play this scheme that, you know. More confidence. You have my promise everybody we're going to play. But to find that confidence you do need to have success in the ice. It's not just a Z Z. It's pushing a button saying over having to be confident as we found with that 18 game losing streak. It's not. It's not easy to flip the script like that. So Um, it was great to see you guys you know, playing with that confidence and displaying with that You know, just creativity and freedom. I felt Because you look at the defense as you watch them to me when you went out injured you and Rasmus. We're having your best years. But you have you had a chance to see Darlene and Yoki Har. You recover their games and get better. You got a chance to see Samuelson come up and Bryson and will Borgen You've gotten a look at the future. What is your thought of the defense as you see it now? And do you think it's really close to being really good with what you've seen with the young kids? Yeah, I think Have been defenseman this league Zaveri challenging as a young defenseman. I think it's much more of an adjustment is a difference. But then forward Um, maybe I mean, that's personal. Nice thing may be afforded to disagree, but, um, so you're definitely gonna have your stretches the players as a younger guy that you're not playing great and I'm your fine looking this forces in the night. You see a dash to or, you know multiple nights of being in the minus, and that's something that we take pride in his defense when you don't like to get scored on so Um After I was sent was saying that it's like you said. I think Henry and Rascals Um I'm just gonna be phenomenal players and really got a great head on their shoulders, So I like you said, I think it's The future's definitely bright on the back, and I mean overall, there's just that Santos concept and I haven't you know. Scene that I haven't been around that much. So I haven't met a lot of these guys and got to know to not gotten to know them birthday. Well, but, um Yet it was mean restore sure. After good starts its This seems funny. It's A great game. But man, it sucks sometimes when it when you get hurt, and unfortunately had some bad luck, But I know that. You know, I'm just moving for that. I like kind of like I talked about. It's as a young defenseman in this cup to adjust and I feel like now you know, 27. I'm finally you know, really entering the prime my career so Um My sole focus is just getting this new, healthy and continuing this They could play this cheering, You know, I know I still have better play to come..
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Mine for New York will likely head off for change here is they get a deep Only in looks to the left wing. That's not gonna work is a matter of fact. I've come all the way back down to the Buffalo Land who compactor Luke and and his only face one shot here so far in this game, Donna not talked about it coming in. We need to help him. And just kinda insulate him a little bit until he can find his groove and get into that zone. And I think the sabers here halfway through almost of this first period of done a good job of just eliminating in the front, not giving up that shot, and it gives him a chance to settle into this game a little bit. Better state of looks on with Rangers winning the draw heat along the boards, looking back, poke, stand looking and got there in time. But it was taco with a good battle with Will Borgen at that back post. Laid back towards the line. Now this is key. Andre Miller. He'll just take the shot of that one. Picked away and it's sent back down into the Rangers own. Smith strides back after We'll waste no time playing it around the wall and into the buffalo. His own. She slides cried a racing after it down there against Jacob Bryson, who plays it. But not out of the zone. Nor the corner is a matter of fact, Rangers. Jones will send it back down to that same spot price and meets it again gets it to the line, but again, not over. Helen Cousins will change all that right side. The center lifts a bouncer off to the right of sister Kid'll, Ingrid. Really the housing and away from the Rangers. With deep into the Buffalo's own crashed off. Not a stick on it, but so, too did Rice, miss first aligning who stays on the battle in the corner, but comes free and Samuelson Slides that one ahead. Jones for New York behind the neck, plays it around the boards. Hit to center. You can't get.
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"About a two minute in 22nd video tweeted out by this day in sports clips is the name of the Twitter account. And it has I think about 20. Dominik Hasek saves from a game that began on this day in 1994 didn't end until April. 28th. Well after midnight is the game went into four overtimes I'm talking about, of course. Famous 70 save shutout for Dominic Cash IQ in Game six of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The sabers ultimately won the game in the fourth overtime on a Dave Hannan goal. So one Nothing was here. Final score and this clip. Just retweeted it. Um, but literally seconds before I started talking. Um, so if you follow me on Twitter, you're going to come across that if you haven't already and I'm telling you like Every savior going that might be 20 of them in here. They all looked like the greatest save you've ever seen, like He can't believe it's one of hockey game now. It turned out to be. I don't know. You know, there's no there's no score bug there, so I'm not sure what time of the game. Some of this stuff happened, but it did into being more than two full hockey games. So you know fine, but some of these saves are just out off this world. I'm sure Making 70 saves in a game, even a four overtime game. There probably were some ordinary saves included in there, but man, the ones that got pulled out by this account and posted and I just retweeted it. We're just Trump amend Isse. So hopefully you could check that out. And, you know, smile at one of the great moments in hash. It's career. Um, if not saber history, and it was incredibly memorable win, you know, they lost Game seven in New Jersey. So you know why do you have to be so negative? Uh, you know, didn't end well, ultimately, but that was a very memorable night Historic night and just a tremendous performance. Obviously, 70 saves no goals against for Dominic Cash in a Stanley Cup playoff game. Really, really tremendous. We'll hear from tonight starting goaltender from the sabers. Luca Peca Lucan in as well, as Will Borgen. You heard the coach there confirmed that Borden will be back in the lineup and looking and will make his second NHL start after getting a win on Friday night against the Bruins in his first outing in the NHL look in in a second round pick in the 2000 and 17 NHL draft gets his second shot tonight at the gig and his first on the road that is to come Those interviews with Borden and looking and Paul Hamilton will rejoin as well as we get later. And closer to puck drop again. This is the Paul William Belt Savers. Pregame show. I am the bulldog. And this is W g.
"will borgen" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Seven games for the Bills last season and plans to play into the competition for the bill. Starting office of Guard spot opposite of John Feliciano. We're two days away from the first round of the NFL draft Bunch of rumors today. Florida Tight and Kyle Pitts, who many of mock to the Atlanta Falcons with the fourth overall pick, said today that he thinks the first four picks of the NFL draft will all be quarterbacks. Also odyssey NFL insider, Jason Lakhan, Forrest says there's a strong expectation the 40 Niners will try to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo before or during the NFL draft. Hockey. The sabers are at the New York Rangers tonight. Will Borgen reenters the line up on the blue line in place of Colin Miller, who could pack a Lucan and gets the start in net puck drop for savers. Rangers is at seven o'clock, The Paul Willing belts pregame show starts at six o'clock here on W GR. Was your paddock. Chevrolet Sports Headlines paddock Chevrolet with you for the extra mile. I'm Jodi BSC. Next update at five o'clock. Listen to tell you Tr sports radio 5 50 at home or at the office. Ask your smart speaker to play telling you gr 5 50. If they pick Mick Jones and three and it seems like it's becoming a stronger likelihood as we're getting very close to the draft. There's a good chance that Matt Jones will be a serviceable to a good quarterback with the 40 Niners. We've seen Kyle Shanahan elevate quarterbacks just like Mack Jones in the past. But even if Mick Jones ultimately becomes a top 15 quarterback, that doesn't mean that Justin Fields of trade lands couldn't have been better. I think that we're the argument and for me that it's.
Soft Power 2020
"Am joined today on special soft power program by mongols foreign editor megan gibson monocle culture editor kiara ramallah and monocle twenty four culture correspondent and eurovision desk chief. Fernando augusto up. We have a lot to cover in analyzing who made l. top ten this year and who didn't but we should talk about first of all meghan. What an unusual year for calibrating soft power. This was because of course it was like every country on earth given the same test it was like he is a pandemic deal revert. And see what it says about you. As a nation did it make a difference on how countries will seen by the rest of the world and soft power terms. It absolutely did like you said every country was dealing pretty much the same set of problems but just as internally the pandemic kind of shed light on where countries weren't up to snuff and where there's certain systems were lacking or the social welfare net was not working so too did a show which countries were really relying on kind of coasting approach to diplomacy and soft power. Every country had to turn inward in some respect. You had to face an economy. Crunch you had to face a healthcare crisis but a lot of countries still managed to think about diplomacy and what. They're projecting abroad and to other countries and global cooperation. And that is something. I think that kind of threw up some surprises when we actually looked at the year in terms of soft power some countries that have never made our list before immediately caught our eye. Well let's talk about that. We'll come back a bit later to how different countries responded to the covid nineteen crisis. But let's look first of all at our top ten and meghan all ask you again. You were talking about surprise entries in the top ten. Who is there. The see that hasn't been before i think the first one. I'm going to go to taiwan. And i should say we've done top ten this year. Usually we do top twenty five. We quickly realized that there weren't twenty five countries. That actually made that good impression on the world. I would say this year. A peace prize in the nineteen forties. Exactly we cut it down to ten and picked the ten countries that did something notable on the world stage and taiwan absolutely one of them from their stellar leadership in actually handling the virus. Which i mean has seen the country. Even today has had quite a minimal effect. On at the helm of its citizens numbers have been tiny and given their proximity to china. Remarkable for that. That's just been something that they've really been able to step up and show that they've had good leadership and for such a tiny country and a country that has been long grappling with a very antagonistic neighbor. That's been really impressive. And i think we've also could look at another country that has made our list consistently but also small and has done really well with the pandemic and that's new zealand new zealand again a beneficiary of its leadership and of its leader. Another factor we will come back to later in the show. I wanted to bring you in now. Kiara refu- look at the top ten. Were there any entries in there that left out at you. It's difficult for me to look at this without my cultural hat on. Because i do think that cultural exports make up so much of a country soft power their own way. You know if you do have a tv hit. That really can change. The international perspective of people have on your country in the issue. We have profile of borgen. The danish show which kind of guess kicked off almost a huge facination with scanning wa. I'm happy that south korea is in the fair number and i were discussing. Grammy results on are getting their first ever kind of major grammy nomination. I mean that is huge because the grammys are essentially a us kind of awards ceremony. Yes of course it has one global subcategory but it's largely. Us fakest for a korean bond to be nominated as part of that really means that they have become not only a korean band moore global bond and that radius testament to the power of capes. I think south korea has really well deserved second-place cultural reasons but also for all the other reasons dr megan was discussing. It's very interesting. Also you you know you mentioned new zealand as well and perhaps it's a very niche reason to be very well known abroad but i do think that new zealand has got an increasing amount of really interesting. Musical acts that are genuinely world class. I'm talking the likes of zuma. Alice harding benet talking. Broods mullen williams all quite indie acts but in the the community which is very dedicated. Genuinely these are kind of agenda setting also around the world. So i think it's really interesting. That a tiny nation can produce a really interesting side of the musical experimentation side of things obviously around this table. Four nations are represented all nations with instantly recognizable and widely understood national brands. And that's my nation of australia. Kiara of italy fernando's of brazil megan's of canada which i notice is the only one in the top ten. This whole thing is just the most shameless stitch-up so fernando to bring you in brazil a country with a powerful national brand and yet you are not in the top ten this year. Do you feel especially put out by that is. Is there a case you would like to make well. No no no not not in two thousand twenty eight gave you the big buildings builder. People would be surprised by me. Because i always a believer brazilian. I'm very proud of being resilient. And i am still an and we do have an amazing opportunity to be one of the best countries in soft power so perhaps in a few years will be there the top of the list but honestly i mean this year has been terrible for brazil president. He's an isolationist. he's not handling very well. The situation in the rain forest which matters a lot for the outside world. Perhaps those of us who enjoy breathing so exactly. But i mean it. It is an issue in brazil. but i notice. We've all my friends when they say. Oh how during forest the amazon. Your president doesn't care. And of course his declaration sometimes every day he said something quite offensive to specific groups. And it's funny. I was trying to say i mean. What is brazil doing. well now we. We are student load of great things but even at football you have. Our biggest star neymar liked by some. But he's but even in brazil. Laura people don't like neymar like perhaps some aspects of his personality. So then i think even football. We're not so well liked turfing. We need to improve. I am an optimistic. I think things will change but two thousand twenty is yeah. I agree it. It's not the year of brazil. And i do think this year has been a blip for a lot of countries and as i was saying you know cultural experts from italy. Obviously still very strong italian food still eating around the world unloved around the world especially on this table but this year it was all about the countries that had cut through and what the cut through was what the stories that were resonating around. The world like fernandez. The amazon is what people were thinking about. When they thought about brazil they were not thinking of amazing beaches. Or you know wonderful culture and things like that it was the bad headlines that were really being projected around the world just finally in this first part of the show. I am going to rise heroically above complaining too much about the struggles exclusion in favor of new zealand. And just let these self evident absurdity of that speak for itself but meghan there couple of other countries which again have shoes soft power in princeton fact arguably the countries with the to hugest soft power imprint i e the united kingdom and the united states neither of the mike it and is that just about covid nineteen and all the people who happened to be leading them at the moment. It is definitely down to leadership. Soft power is usually something that is built up over years and decades so usually it can survive a bad year it can survive a wrong thinking government but in the case of the uk and definitely the us. It's not that. Diplomacy was neglected in the last few years. I mean we've seen a lot of policies that have been actually hostile to global cooperation. And i think a lot of people's perceptions of those countries have really shifted especially when it comes to the us under donald trump.
"will borgen" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I got to the restaurant and you know so that was it I thought I'd made by separation I cut the cord I was no longer a baseball player on to the next page and as luck would have it in nineteen ninety you will Borgen whose types Parker with giants vision and they were working television together got the opportunity to yes gamestop John Miller in those games run every Sunday so you know the L. opened up an opportunity to feed to fourteen games of nineteen ninety just click here coveted pilot project and I was I was put up around the edges and and quite quite became my mentor and ended up the wall today but Robinson to be there I had you know who opened thirty I had a crash course in in broadcasting because it's not what he was just leading to is that time where where he's kind of getting started with KNBR and you're both on plan and then you leave for a year right as the giants might be leaving San Francisco for Florida so at that time what were you thinking was going to happen well when when the when we got the news that the Bible reads all the team and we are going to Tampa Barcelona office Cory bush basically told the broadcasters you know what you guys are gonna have to go and find jobs the only amount to that's going to go to tamper with the giant is going to be named Greenwald because you still have your solar does contract hello so I went on I got a job I got a job with the rocky your first year about two days after I signed my contract with the Rockies the Johns you were going to group shares of a nice day so I'm like doing hello and then and then the giants went on in three games and lose a hundred and fifteen hello my Darling yeah what else so you're not doing good I'm not going to have all of those the giants to Denver to play Iraqi I'm looking at my you know they're laughing thank you I told him he kicked off that he used to have a good time I wanted to have a bad habit well so so anyway that is the save me is whenever I would fly into Denver to do games I would stay at the at the Westin hotel where everybody state and then that's when the giants were stand and after one of those games in September it was it was a trip for the investors went on the trip read every Harlan bronze that Gallagher was part of the will sit in the bar and they said would you like to come back as soon would I like to come back I said I'll break both ankles on my way back but I still had two years left on my contract with the Milwaukee is a long story short they let their out of it hello how are you not talked in that so I I had a chance to come back for the ninety four season which ended up being the strike here but it was also the the first year for me or I was going to be doing every game with Mike because ninety three was his first year restarted hello almost all the games so that's first year ninety four was when we kind of got back on track yeah and you almost do it all again is like two hundred fifty eight games so I mean I basically was doing a mall which within one of the things that was really cool about but my development is like was doing probably a hundred games on on TV but the remainder of those guys are doing a radio which was essential in my development would guard went off to to Denver I was crushed I mean I I it was so if you will that he's not coming back so when he got the the he got a contract to come back in nineteen ninety four I was site and if I did I felt you know after having been a broadcaster for you know three four years I I felt that I knew what I was doing and I thought we were you know we just got to get your best friend back you know and and it was just so much fun and ended in relief from then on I mean I consider myself it in this is wisdom for a Greenwald who told us both for we made the commitment to being a broadcaster you have to remember that people are gonna remember you as a broadcaster more than a better athlete if you're okay with that to be a broadcaster but if you're not it's gonna hold you back and when I picked up back in nineteen ninety four we had both made the transition we were full of broadcasters and that's and that's when the that's we got there it is you.
USNS Comfort to take coronavirus patients
"Health care workers overwhelmed in New York Dr Patrick Borgen at my monitise Medical Center in Brooklyn that made rounds up on the eighth floor of the hospital and it looks like a war zone you've got the staff wearing PPVs we've got so many patients on ventilators and it really does look like a scene from a war movie up there your governor Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus deaths appear to be leveling off in New York and the navy ship USNS comfort will soon become taking covert nineteen patients but Dr Deborah Berke member of the White House coronavirus task force says it's not a reason to ease up on social distancing Dr Burke's clarified a warning she gave about not going out at all in the next two weeks for states that haven't yet hit their peaks she now says family should just send one person to do that necessary shopping in order to keep everyone
"will borgen" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Told Congress last week that Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the twenty twenty election the briefing indicated that Russia has a preference for president from someone they believe they can work with what's your reaction not surprised at all Dr was deeply involved in tells community when I was vice president we knew it then they've been involved they continue to be involved I guarantee you they're involved and the fact is that I expect whoever did that previous about be fired haha about ways gun is right about that that was on his own now at at at the suggestion of trump that you should leave trump's angry about is mad mad mad mad mad why because it's Russia then it's back that briefing which detailed how Russia would use social media to spread disinformation in support of president trump infuriated the president in source ABC news the president believe Democrats would use the information from the briefing against him Democrats defended the intelligence officials and congressional oversight yeah of course you got to do that I understand why he's angry but I I don't wanna get into the rush rush rush thing I don't right you know they're coming by the way after trump is long gone they're going to still come and you can't blame for that and the Chinese are gonna come the north Koreans are gonna come anybody who thinks that console discourse into our politics and push people in certain ways and get us fighting they're going to try to do we do the same thing to them they do it to us the world we live in hate it love it that's the reality and we also do the same thing come on now I think we nation built we stand above everybody else like I would never do that please of course we do that we do all kinds of crap so we'll see what takes place but I also tell everybody temper this you know they're coming but how much of it is they want trump to win or they want everybody think they want trump to win would really what they would like to do is just have a fight amongst ourselves it's always a possibility as well how real is it don't know do not know what I do know is they're going to try China's gonna try north Korea's gonna try these things are going to take place so be prepared basically she said these were serious offenses that Rogers still essentially have been trying to cover up for the president she clearly thought that these were offenses that deserve prison time more than three years in prisons it is a very significant sentence for a first time offender on a white collar crime yeah he got fourty months Roger stone it's over it's done it's dusted there isn't going to be a pardon any time I think in the future that's near six months a year maybe does a year and a half in jail trump's commutes the sentence or pardon him that possibility is very real does the president worry about the political ramifications of it just you wait I don't think he's particularly worried about that I think he set the stage now for the pardon claiming it was all you know unfair and the Roger stone never should have been prosecuted et cetera this is not some old case where someone served enough time or where new evidence that suggested that the person didn't do it I mean this is a very mainstream sentence for the particular crimes the seven crimes that Roger stone was convicted yeah so but it's a real sentence right it's not over sentencing him which was seventy nine years they read him the riot act yesterday they told them look we know your political trickster but this is not a game thank you get forty months I think that's a fair sentence that was a fair sentence and that's where I thought it was gonna be a thought to be between two and four years talking to a legal expert that I work with my clients from she said yeah that's that's that's about right you know probably have thirty months or so he got fourty months he'll probably do a year a year plus then trump will come out and probably again commute a sentence something of that nature but it's over it's done it's dusted another one bites the dust we move on with our lives Nevada tomorrow caucus totally different than a primary you've got the vada tomorrow a week from tomorrow you have a primary in South Carolina that for somebody like Byton is or I think he is eyeing his real momentum push he didn't plan on doing well in the car because I thought I think he thought he do okay in Iowa and you may know better in New Hampshire absolutely but you know now you're moving to a place where a lot of people think Bernie's gonna win this going away tomorrow I don't know if that's to be true and that has a lot to do with the fact that Bernie and his is the way that he is coming at Medicare for all a fax a place that is very unionized like Nevada is with the hotel workers so taking away their healthcare isn't something I think people are super excited about with him but by no chance along with worn over the last twenty four hours to not only continue to what they saw as a good night momentum Weiss specially war going after Mike Bloomberg and she pressed still wrote out a release and covenant not to sue and all that mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it I'll text it sign it and then the women or men will be free to speak and tell their own stories I just want to read the relevant language Bloomberg and the company released any and all obligations for disclosing information relating to sexual harassment discrimination or other misconduct at the company or by Bloomberg himself Camaro should sign this deal that's I look I don't know how many people will Borgen ploys over god knows how long has he said some things in the past yes we'll touch on that a second but the reality is is that's not going to happen he failed to make a first impression for the second time because every game a do over after a horrible horrible commercial but he ran on Superbowl Sunday and even made fun of how bad he did in a new ad that's already out after the debate so how was your.
Tensions Overshadow NATO Meeting Intended as Show of Unity
"Start start with the ongoing NATO summit here in the UK it is meant to mark the seventieth anniversary of the military alliance bought. Disagreements have threatened to who over shadow celebration Robert. The summit began yesterday with us. President Donald Trump's attack on French president Mo mccraw as micro had earlier called NATO brain debt. What did you make a fuss? Well trump absolutely played to His his his absolute he. He was big completely consistent in that he likes strong men who he thinks like him and and he hates rivals. That's the crudity of it but I'm macron has come in for something of a beating not only for trump but also from the German leadership suggesting somehow the could be a displacement or replacement or winding down in Europe European security of NATO building up the defense component payment of the European Union e. e. d. u. and the other things that are which which Germany is not prepared to accept. It's not prepared to accept by the way also the NATO. I told him that they go up. Two percent of GDP. They say ten twelve years off that by the way if they were to do it tomorrow. That'd be the third military power in the world but the engagement with Russia is really terribly. Terribly important McCall the Italians particularly to say we must engage h with Russia You know that despite everything. It's a pity that the the the the NATO arrangements have really gone into neglect. The and this has enraged. Of course the new eastern part but cotton us of of NATO. There is real substance to this route. But I don't want to take cap the conversation dominated but actually there is more to macron's argument than the he's been given credit for. Let's talk about Russia moments bus but Carol s Robert mentioned our there are big questions now weaving the NATO over the future of the alliance over money also over Turkey's behavior do you think the summit in the UK. We'll find any solutions. I think this summit will be an attempt to paper over the cracks. I think they want to try and put on a show of unity. We've had the British prime. I'm Minister Boris Johnson. Arriving saying that it is one for all all for Juan and Jens Stoltenberg secretary general saying it's the most successful swill alliance in history because we've changed. The world has changed but I think the problem is that it hasn't sufficiently adapted to the changing attitudes. It's a some of its key players. that comment from President mccraw about NATO being brain dead was because he's looking at NATO which is after all a political as well as a military alliance you have now got in the American president trump. Someone who has questioned America's engagement in the alliance in the past that he's now saying he's committed a to it you have had Turkey which didn't even consult key NATO allies before waded into Syria. And what you've got now. Is this alliance that was constructed to join the the end to try and confront the Soviet bloc during the Cold War which hasn't hasn't really worked out what it strategic purpose is now and although there's a lot of talk now about what the attitude to will be with China but it will be towards sabree threats and so on it hasn't really worked out a new overall strategic direction and I think that's what President Macron was referring to so robots looking looking at this strategy and what NATO's functioning at the moment is there any agreement between the states member states over who or what is the the biggest threat at the moment is it is terrorism or what. Now this is This is high theology which has been around. I was at the think-tank forum-goer I'm Greg Cote engagement NATO. Yes Day and it was very interesting by the way how was generation split that a lot of young people. They had a lot of the debates. Only open people speaking from the floor if they are under thirty five sons a bit mad bit work but it was terrific. It was terribly important and you saw really. What a fundamental difference was? This is an an enormous area of debate. And you're absolutely right in your question and I'm going to illustrate it. Only with one anecdote with three prime ministers in succession on the stage together together with Justin Trudeau and marketer of the Netherlands are absolutely accomplished uric euro performer Ruta. But before him it was the extraordinary absolutely straight out of Borgen Earner Solberg of Norway. NSO book was asked to consider the whole scenario Korea. Russia the works they know about what is your greatest strategic threat. The melting of the Ice Cap Justin Trudeau was hopeless. He was absolutely his mother. The Sun was Apple Pie and hugging trees. Where really were ready for piece? Actually in fact he did down what the Canadians have been doing in Syria left Galveston than Don don good fighters most intriguing was Huta. You thought he would be the most accomplished God talk about a snake oil salesman. He would not put what his hand up for anything. Not even a commitment for about the second or third richest country in the EU a NATO putting its hind in its pocket to go to two few percent of GDP. He said No. We're not going to do it so that tells you where we are. There is a fractured leadership on generation. Lines absolutely what. Carol Carol said it. It's going to hold together for the time being but to come back to macron Laura detail in all seriousness. He did awesome very important questions because the foundation is a union of Democracies and Turkey. Certainly doesn't look much like a democracy to most of the allies now. Let's look at the dynamics between the NATO elitist. There's a newly released video that seems to show Justin Trudeau. Boris Johnson. Emily mccraw Make Fun of Donald Trump. Are they ganging up on him. Will it was some wonderful footage. which any of our listeners could probably find fairly easily with a a quick search on the Internet of them the reception at Buckingham Palace and they do seem to be poking fun at trump for waiting in with his own little impromptu news conference yesterday? I think we shouldn't shouldn't make too much of that specific incident but I think that what he does is show this This real concern that there is is on the suspicion of where from really is on this We know that he doesn't really like these. Multilateral organizations we know that he's he's been hugely critical of in particular many of the European members of NATO not putting sufficient funds and sufficient resources into the NATO part. He's been very critical of that. He seems so far on this trip to have been on his best behavior. Trying going to say that trying to stay out of the UK election which is something that the conservatives who are battling away with polling day just a week or so away now he he pulled back from waiting too much into the election campaign he has kept his comments. Pretty supportive of NATO. But I think when you saw that little Vignette of the other world leaders apparently mocking trump underlying that is all these big doubts about whether trump's halt halt really still is in the NATO alliance you're a detachment didn't become with trump Obama hugely popular in Europe with far more eurosceptic. Almost the for P people around trump. I think it's terribly healthy. That McCall and Boris and Justin Trudeau chatting away. They all mate actually the the the interesting intelligent womb people. And that's a great thing. It's great for my country Britain. Whatever you say about Boris and I know him well he does engage? They like talking to him and he was having a sip of champagne even though he'd promised he wasn't going to touch a drop of drink until brexit assault. It just just finally before we move on. Obviously we have to talk about how trump's visit is reflected in the UK politics right before general elections. So so Carrie. What is interesting is that we haven't seen that many photos of trump and Johnson together this time for example? Have we know extraordinary. The lengths to which Downing Street has gone to to try to prevent photos of President trump and Boris Johnson. buddying up together and when you think about previous visits of. US The president's it is really quite extraordinary but the backdrop to this is that Boris Johnson's opponent Jeremy Corbyn one of the central themes of his attack on the Conservatives is that we're going to get a trump style US UK trade deal if the Conservatives win on that will push up drugs prices in the National Health Service and it's going to cost us all hundreds of millions of pounds every every week now the conservatives have flatly denied that they flatly denied the NHS will be affected in any future trade deal. But the problem is that in the the UK trump is not exactly a popular figure. And I think the conservatives who are ahead in the polls at the moment no that if Boris is seen to be using using up too much to his old friend Donald that is not gonNA play well with the British Electric. And that's why even though they did meet in Downing Street last night there were no pitches the two of them together.
How The Danske Bank Money Laundering Scheme Involving 230 Billion Unraveled
"Money laundering is the way clever crooks hide individually spend all the money they've stolen in this tale about what's believed to be the biggest money laundering scheme in history. It involves nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars a very suspicious money from Russia and the former Soviet Union that was funneled into the western banking system, right, under the noses of major banks and regulators in the United States in Europe, who either facilitated it or turned a blind eye at the heart of it is a whistle blower, who found one loose thread in decided to pull on it. Howard Wilkinson is an Oxford man, cautious prudent and a bit of a stickler after his cover was blown last fall in a newspaper article is the person who uncovered the scandal he has spent much of his time wandering the British countryside. Trying not to be found. A whistle blower in a case involving two Russian money. It's not a good place to be you're still concerned, you've got to the very nature of the people who want to learn the money, probably means that not the so you want to go down the pub and have a pint with, but he did sit down with us and told his tale about a financial crime. So big it's hard to fathom and number that's reported for the whole thing over the six or seven years is two hundred and thirty million dollars of suspicious, money one Bank one Bank, two hundred and fifty branch branch Wilkinson had worked. There is a mid level executive for dansko back the biggest financial institution in Denmark, and one of the most respectable banks in Europe is head of markets for the Baltics. He worked out of a branch into Lynn Estonia, the former Soviet Republic now a NATO member right next door to the Russian bear. There were Cancian's, but also business. -tunities in Wilkinson, eventually discovered his branches. Biggest business was converting Russian rubles of highly questionable origin in the Chris clean on traceable American dollars customers will be calling every morning fleas. I want to sell twenty million rubles by Dulles. We would quote them the price that they would get the Dulles Doulos. basically, that was that was the last part of what we did. And there was nothing legal about that. Frank supposed to check the money coming in. Is it clean on the Bank supposed to check what does the money go in the end and you're saying it wasn't being done? Evidently, it wasn't being done. That's an example liberty understatement. International money, laundering laws require that banks know their customers and report suspicious transactions to thorns yet suspicious. Transactions would turn out to be the vast majority of the business in the banks non-resident portfolio, which was made up of clients from Russia as her by John and other. Former Soviet states, a lot of this money came into the Bank was out the door the next day, right? The next day or you think it was that slow. The customers would every everyday they would sell rubles dollas in that would be what we'd say we didn't, we didn't see where the money went, so your businesses really execute the traits, basically. The clients absolutely, not, not the clients job Wilkinson was assured was being done by a special committee that carefully screened, all international customers before they were allowed to open an account. He discovered otherwise almost by accident when a colleague asked him to help with some paperwork on one of the banks. Big customers, a British company called Lantana trade L, L P to me being British the face place to look for financial information about companies, the public register public apparently this was rocket science. This is rookie science and I wanted to have to pass it. Wilkinson consulted a British government website known as companies have paid while pound one dollars thirty. The company's financial statements and it was a bit strange because it said that the company was Dolman not Dolman means the company hasn't done a single transaction. He knew that couldn't have been right. Having looked Atlanta's banks tape how much Lantana money was passing through the back up to twenty million day, twenty million a day sometimes not exactly dormant is not to the public documents raised other suspicions, when panacea to be a British company in name, only with the postal address it an unremarkable office building in north London that it shared with at least sixty four other show companies with accounted dansko Bank, Estonia and connections to remote exotic places known for banking secrecy in money laundering. So we've got a UK company with a registered office in north London with an accountant, Estonian, Bank, actually, on by Russians and the, the onus of. From the Seychelles, and the mosh alliance to Wilkinson it screamed money, laundering, he explained what he found the people at the Bank, who handled the Russian accounts and was told that it was a simple paperwork. Screw up that would be fixed. Thirteen months later, he heard that Lantana had been told the take its banking business. Elsewhere, among the concerns was money laundering by a member of the Putin family sanctity, Mr. eagle Putin. Who's I think the cousin of the Russian president that are links to the FSP? The FSBA is, I think the success of KGB's some sort of secret police the people running the company have been associated with several banks going bust in Russia and absecon Tim stance. stances eager Putin, the president's first cousin is been associated with other Russian money laundering schemes, but as always professed his innocence, the Howard, Wilkinson hearing, the Putin name was further confirmation that something was wrong to do that. This needs to go to copay in this need to go to that head office. So I made a whistle blowing reports to full, very senior executives including one of the executive board whistle blogger, Paul about what's happened. What seems to be real concerned that others at the Bank might be involved in a cover-up Wilkinson decided to look into three more of the thanks customers that were registered in Britain up three pounds on, I took they counts for these next three and they will false your four for four full. Is it possible that people just could have missed this? Well, then went sixteen sixteen by looking at twelve so of which fifteen with the same address. So, yeah. Some point is stocks being possible to coincidence, not just with the account. So folks, they counsel basically look the same just change a couple of numbers where they will basically look the same when you started doing all this, what did people say to you at the back, nothing nothing? Exactly nothing. People stop calling around to say, is it true that a high ranking executive at the Bank told you, quote. The spank is not the police, the Bank has no obligation to report false clients accounts to the authorities. So frustrated with the lack of action Wilkinson resigned and took his family back to Britain. It would take nearly five years for dansko Bank to come up with answers after printing from the Scandinavian in European press after reviewing more than six thousand non-resident accounts, it, acknowledged that news conference last fall, that it's tiny Estonian branch was the gateway for what may be the largest money laundering case in history. I'd only scratched the surface, however, huge numbers saying to me back in twenty thirteen back in twenty fourteen unbelievably, I just scratched the surface of actually going on in the pike. Do you have any idea what percentage of that money was dirty? They said the almost all the customers was suspicious so far at least eighteen former dansko Bank employees are facing charges in the case including. Former CEO Thomas Borgen in his chief financial officer, the Bank itself faces four counts of violating the Danish anti money laundering, at Danske Bank itself, admits to a complete breakdown of every single internal control. This isn't one or two mistakes. This is a mistake of their entire system over years of which they profited, immensely, attorney Stephen Cohn, who has been representing whistle blowers for more than thirty years. And is Howard Wilkinson's lawyer says dansko Bank is not the only one that's profited from the scheme. Most of the two hundred thirty billion dollars pass through big, New York banks undetected for years. What does that sheer number two hundred thirty billion dollars? Tell you, we'll first off, it's almost impossible, but your hands around you dealing with major financial institutions, worldwide, who are complicit. When you sit complicit what do you mean? The. Moment. You're doing money laundering, and large amounts of money, billions, hundreds of
Danske Flags More Than $230 Billion in Transactions Related to Money-Laundering Probe
"Largest Bank dansko has resigned over the money laundering scandal. Thomas Borgen is leaving following investigations into funds that were transferred through its operation in Estonia by customers based in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union. The Bank said it was investigating about two hundred thirty billion dollars worth of transactions made there between two thousand and seven and two thousand fifteen Dansk is vice chair. Carol sergeant said the scandal had damaged the Bank. Clearly there have been very serious weaknesses in the approach to anti money laundering in Estonia, which should not have happened with major reputational consequences for the Bank, which we realize will be hard to repair, Denmark and Estonia have launched criminal investigations.
UN aid agency calls on Israel to allow emergency fuel into blockaded Gaza
"Have a UN aid agency calls on, Israel to allow emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip to avert the shutdown of hospitals and sanitation facilities Israel halted the. Fuel shipments last week in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza into southern Israel kites and balloons have. Caused fires. At a burnt forest and crops killed livestock and wild Stott wildlife Palestinians have also fired rockets today into southern
US demands fair treatment at G7 as members protest tariffs
"Carmen is roberts turning fox this news around president trump we declares need unfair your help trade practices can to no learn longer more be tolerated go to borgen and that project the us must dot be org treated fairly that's treasury b o secretary r g steve e mnuchin n project carry that message dot to org canada where hi he met with i'm other jerry finance ministers director of from honor the g flight seven twin countries cities we're looking trade for more disputes minnesota and western wisconsin again president world war trump two veterans has been to very fly to clear washington from the beginning dc he to see that their in memorials almost every free single of charge leader if you are meeting world war that i've two been veteran with or him know of one visit our for website the last at year honor and a half flight twin trade cities dot has org been one of the issues that he's focused on it's not the only issue as mnuchin talks trade with finance ministers from america's closest allies commerce secretary wilbur ross is in beijing pushing for better trade deals the trump administration wants china to