06-13 Paul Hamilton with Jeremy White

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Wednesday, June 13th

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Paul Hamels CN either beat reporter Kirk a team that has known her and it's. So ridiculous how many people he has blocked on Twitter over the most particular place. He picked being committed to grow up he's got a little bit. It done WGR. Sports Radio five this. Thought Hamilton joins us in just a moment that morning at 705 and WGR Howard's off today. Josh Miller got reps with the ones that's the big thing that happened the other big thing that happens long hours on occasion. The US Canada and Mexico the joint 20/20 six World Cup bid has been awarded it. To a united two point 16 which is US Canada and Mexico. And I just tweeted out where might there be venues well united 226. Actually has venues listed. And I just sent on a map so the closest will probably be Toronto Bebo field apparently will be expanding as a part of this release that's one of the ideas. That beatle field would sit seats 30000 for soccer. Will expand to 45000. For the World Cup. The air the close potential again we're talking. Eight years from now so mark calendar. Toronto I met life. Philadelphia Baltimore Boston. Cincinnati's on the list Paul Brown says yeah Paul Brown Stadium there in Cincinnati Washington DC but looks like to Ronald the closest one and this bid it goes from there the furthest the the farthest away and Edmonton in Canada and Mexico City in Mexico. And I don't know how works who gets the automatic bid that point 16 World Cup but. In an auto qualifying if you post you ought to qualify and I don't know who gets it poke with the US will need the help. Christ. US would host sixty of the eighty games all quarters and semis and the final games so Canada and Mexico kinda help. But the US gets the lion's share of the games and 20/20 six the actual World Cup this one. 2018 starts. Tomorrow Russia and Saudi Arabia at 11 AM and then Friday a full plate of games as well no US which is. A bomber for a lot of people of course. 80305 PP if you want on chime in on Josh Allen Oreo Riley trade. Mentioned some you know the the latest rumors were kind of tracking this Paul Hamels and on the eighteenth tee Allen Paul good morning. Where is kind of weird for the World Cup to go to three countries it's not eaten I would say yes it's a little bit unusual yeah. I don't old that's happened before I've I've without without knowing I'd say I'd bet it has. But. I'll double checked that either way. Yes thanks to Canada and Mexico for T monopoly gas. There I must say that or upper estimated to be when when you're talking about here are this goal with countries while I wonder yeah often that's happened South Korea and Japan in 2002. Were cohosts. And other than that it has not happened so this is the second time you're getting co hosts in this case you're having three different. Countries hosted. Sown. It up plans to 126. And I know about Aetna. Maybe the sabres level winning record at some point by between on 20/20 six RB that make the playoffs by a I'll I hope so if they don't. Rule. I don't say the benefits are also the latest on the Ryan O'Reilly chatter do you find that you know we've been through this before we've been through. Rumors and rumblings and we've got different insiders saying it's more likely than not does this one strikes you as the same as the mall that you know these kind rumors will always spin or. Do you think that what we're seeing is more and more smoke that law ultimately reveal the fire. Wolf very often what you hear is are rumored. When it should phrase actually made you never heard. You know but. You know this is Jason bottles first turn through being a general manager so. We don't know if he plants things out there he knows this as some general managers to. Though plant things to try to get other teams to think they're doing one thing or another and done a cursory you're never did that I mean with tertiary gear. Rumors are ridiculous because they never ever came true. I think into the Derek Roy treatment might have been the only rumor. That came true and his whole Rashean. With Tim Murray. I think he was always planting things out there you know he he wanted their brain to think he's in the middle of everything and in the you know and the rumors were bound and plentiful and everything's so with Jason but surely you don't know war rumors there are like you don't know there. If they're accurate if they're not at peace planting things appeased knots if he's over and over there at the real laughing and Elvis thinking. Where they get this stuff because. We've never talked to Vancouver we've never talked to this team that team so. You know we just did he used Jason but throw little. Now find out exactly what he's looking for and when he talks about O'Reilly in the value that he has there this is the one thing about this potential trade. Paul that is well exciting to me and that's that he doesn't have to make this trade by any stretch if he's gonna do it it's going to be because. Well east these poker player at that to some degree here. He's holding something that he has value for and maybe someone out there values O'Reilly more than bottle doesn't is willing to give. Something that Bob troll thinks is worth a bet that's the thing when you have 31 different GM's you have 31 different values for O'Reilly your 31 different. Trade offers not that they're all gonna make offers but you know all Riley's a guy that almost every team want it's a matter of what they give up formed. And all box has to do is not it's not like an auction at the deadline instead it's. Shall we something that I think is worth more than this player is once he gets that he would treat him. Yeah I think common sense tells us you're not gonna give seventh overall pick I don't think anybody had to go out tonight and I think that's just common sense that. He's not gonna get you that bit. Think about when if your want a new car. But cure carbo okay you don't you don't need a new car. But yeah I think in the moment me being yelled go talk about just seeing go to the dealership. And if you don't get close to the deal you want your OK because you don't really have to give you Carvey your cards buying. Richard is kind of looking into it and seems like he might get the best deal he get a new car when you really don't need new car. And you can just go in there and listen to offers and there. And I record now. But it very closely you know that type of things so. He also is in that same situation it's not like the Evander Kane situation where. He felt Evander Kane news weren't moving him as simple as that. He doesn't have to move Reilly he doesn't have to initiate trade talks. From people are calling him he's willing to listen. And he'll see where it goes from there it if he doesn't think. He's getting maximum value for him there and find it play here next year. And when you talk about that it's basically he's got to walk away pricing TD with Cain. If you don't make the deal you don't get anything you walk away empty handed so accepting a second round pick even though he might not like it. Which turned into first. At least that's well I've got to sell for pennies on the dollar because otherwise becomes worthless to me when he signs somewhere else and O'Reilly that's not the case for Iran. Four for Phil Housley one of the things I want to Paul is it the sabres plan on playing a fast style. Would they. Via shrewd as saying. Disguise is not want to do it he's he's not fast not he's not a good a skater would brat saying he's worthless but. It's very possible that when the sabres look at O'Reilly may box for one of identified this the day he came in and said like all right well we'll see if this'll work out. But in the meantime I'm gonna consider lots of options the stories that they were receiving offers or they were fielding offers at the deadline. Would tell me that you know box troll was may be getting old Riley a trial run here or maybe Housley is well. You can make that case is trading and forget all the other stuff. Forget about what he says done. Locker clean out date forget about how he fits in well Michael forget about everything. You can just make the case that that put the sabres. Every time they played a fast team got completely utterly wrong over it wasn't even fun to watch. And they're key players are the slow players. Oh postal O Reilly Reinhart. Pom and bill the guys who were getting the most ice timer the slowest guys they've got. And just no no foot speed though so that's where the you know if you're looking at. How to change his team and Honda and turn this team around. That's one thing and everybody says including botched roll how pleased they need to get faster. Well they need to get faster in the key spots on their team to date because these guys are the ones getting the most ice time. Paul Hamels on the eighteenth tee outline. Poll when it comes to playing with more speed IRS missed Colleen should help that and where else does it come from in if you're trading O'Reilly for. No Hannifin or who knows where you're gonna trade him to where does the speed come from for this team and this Phil Housley. Start from scratch with that it's it plans to go back to the season. The opener they looked fast and then it ended there was. It was a gain the deal looked like a fast team sodas he kind of start from scratch do you think. Well I think it's some of the return you get in some of the trade you make is going to make you faster maybe. You know if he has Skinner is part of a deal for O'Reilly here. Wherever you get four O Reilly or wherever you get four player XYZ. Now army trades are make. Com I think you may get speed in return. Can Baptiste and Bailey finally make the NHL and make make some sort of a difference. And a third or fourth line role in that's definitely makes you pastor I mean it to them having elite speed. You know mills that's not the best thing in the world either I know he came advertise with it's speed. But once he got to the NHL I was thinking of here worse dispute we're talking about here you certainly impressed. Mean I'm watching it wasn't impressed with amendments saying it's a speech family army's best you know while in bed. You know I heeding there was an elite speed or anything like that was kind of like thinking oh this I was bulls beat mass but he really wasn't. Soul. You know he's not a guy that's gonna really improve your speed. Pregnant Juli if he makes the team of course is going to improve your speed I mean he flat out can move Bogosian if he's healthy. Improves your speed you very fast skater. When when healthy and get our place in a big hurry so young he's another one man if he's healthy player and that's the big air. He can improve your speed also. How about in gold ball waiting to plan with the rule Robin lettering is is there're. Is there recently that just won't won't even. All fine imposed lone walk. I think there is reason to believe that I don't think you want Robin won her ear splitting goaltender duties with Omar I I don't think he would react while about it. I'll think that's something that. I don't think you know be good for your locker room. I think he believes he's in number one goaltender and I hope he believes that it be. He's not a good competitor and athletic he doesn't believe he's in number one goaltender. And I don't think he would. The very open to being a back up or splitting timer or anything like that so. Mean what's the point of it here if he Campbell woman you tried to move woman. What's the point of all flying him. If the you really have no plans at all for him to be here so. It'll be interesting to see the two that too restrictive free agents and I'm wondering your car. Wetter and Hudson fashion. Make your putts and bashing. Is of very slow skater he's working on his foot speed as best he can. He plays I mean this is when you're really supposed to be impressing. He plays the first game of the playoffs and is so bad he winds up in the press box for the next two. And doesn't play at all so not only the RU a slow skater. A very slow skater. But she used started the playoffs on the fourth line when you're supposed to be one of the prospects of the sabres. And many Wanda from the press box watching so I wonder if he disqualified. Paul Hamels on the AT&T hotline poll one thing I I know the afternoon guys talk about this yesterday and I mentioned very very briefly I don't know that the sabres would be shopping the number one overall pick but. I bet they'd be getting calls and I bet they'd be you'd have GM's throwing names out Billick put up I was to put together a package and included someone so. How many players do you think about the topping your head that you would be willing to have a conversation if they were offered up. None none. No I I don't mean. Great they need. That big difference I would rather have Michael and Colleen then have make David. I would rather have. That the two players. Then so of Edmonton. Would offer up make Dave Miller. I. And you don't get Colleen than you I like you know it this way I'd rather have. I'd go. And doll Lehman eichel on the David Newton. I think your better team with a defenseman with a good forward and the good defenseman. Than just the two good forwards and the defense that the sabres have a your current piecemeal together and find some other trade you can make to improve your. Seoul. Honestly. I don't think there's I don't think there's a deal out there that I would do about any young defend me if you want to defenseman any. He's young defenseman picked could be offered as part of a package that would get you thinking. No not at all because again it's. This guy if he if he turns into Denny Potvin who Lou that's was he's being compared to. You're talking about one of the top five defensemen that ever played this game. And any pot and so. Just can't think or anything that would that would put me towards making that trade. Paul Hamilton on the eighteenth tee outline the the draft a week from Friday and the free agency period July. 1. Do we expect anything of free agency it's funny Paulino EU always refer to it is silly season. I think free agency has died to a point that we don't even talk about with a free agents are anymore it's Tarvaris and a bunch of guys I'll I I can't even John Carlson. John Dumars John Carlson and that's about it that I can really think of off the top of my head. And it's seems like the bigger names before pre aids he hits are starting to sign with Earl clubs. Mean stamp coasts. Albrecht and Larson is going to do the same and he's agreed terms he can't sign the contract with extension. Until after July 4 rolls by. But it's and you wonder John Tavares with Lou Amarillo now in charge of the islanders. It John Tarvaris did think to himself that he wanted out of Long Island. Lou Amarillo shows up he might think whoa whoa whoa whoa wait a minute here maybe I don't want to leave long you know room. Our snows running the team anything and he. Work Moscow. And we have been little admirals there may be a wanna be a part of this low Pia could change things there drastically for. The best free agent that's out there. 1 thing that I am I'm looking at bats cap friendly dot com maybe one of the reasons that free agency has kind of dried up is that. Age in off if you talk about a free gauging your almost always talking about a player that is at least 48. And in this league primes are hit before Tony Tony it is the downside of a crime even a case of Tarvaris Paul I. I wonder how many teams would say you know he's a great player but if he's gonna want eight years we're not gonna wanna pay that in the year 67 and eight. I think maybe teams are starting to realize what value it's. Dumars is going to be good for you I don't know Pete I don't know if I would agree with the downswing right now but it's coming. It's gonna come long before ears rolls around. So you but let's say you get to were three good years out of player a and then they're like gone now to crank. And and so many bad contracts are teams are stuck with them because a player that's why I wouldn't want anything to do their Carlson. That's why isn't this why would nudity which Phil Kessel he's thirty that that's. Eric Carlson is a great player it's not that I'm in disputing. The greatness of his of the way I play an injury army. I don't know if he's gonna totally come back from the injury either. But by the time you get to the end of that contract that's going to be a noose around your head. I mean it's just there's just. And to me it's just it's even got sillier now that people I think you realize what value is and the other thing about free agency is. Everybody was getting these. Long long long. Term deals. So that was taking. Very good players off the market for long periods of time it wasn't like it's a two year deal that back on the free agency market again. Seven the year deals. Soul that dries up the market after awhile because. Players are revisiting the market so to speak. In most cases so you don't have them on the market anymore so it free agency gets worse and worse and worse every year. Looking at the list here. And just the age when I clicked a free agency list in important that the top this is sorted by how much money they made last year foreign 38 Rick Nash 33 is the big names. Paul Stastny 32 Mike Green 32 mechanics 35. Tobias sensed from 33 Tavarez is the young guy he's 27. And the next young guy is JVR boost when he nine. So free agency is that's not exactly getting set out to stud as a horse but you know you are definitely. In the twilight of your career and as we've seen guys like comic David and I Colin Matthews will no doubt be next signing their. Their deals that take them well into 2728. Years old. You know the the league is kind of figured out that the Smart thing to do was pay your players that are great. Pay him as long as you can. And then once they get to that next contract let somebody else pay that one and less you know there are going to be examples Sidney Crosby's can be. In a hole Famer and weigh in is gonna have a longer peak then than others see you have exceptions were guys that are at the best of the best can. Indeed great past 47. But I think about like the map molest you contracts and designate Menino and I'd say they are slouch is in their primes but there are just. Maybe oppose so it's like this Paula the sabres are gonna come to regret that contract because of how long it is. I think they well I don't think there's any question about that and let's offender Cain how many times did you hear. Of better came in for big shock. In the top how these early shocked now. All of Medicaid's agent he's in for a break surprise. In now. Because the the sharks did not hold his past against him they did when they traded form because they're trying to trade for for as little as possible. But they needed all the past against amid a contract and if Evander Kane blows up somewhere in winds up. In handcuffs again there anything like that all the circular arrow keys now what do we do you know we'd we'd been on a very underrated and it didn't work. But he's gotten. My old there were a lot of people and you know he quote insiders who didn't figure Evander Kane had a player making seven million dollars because of his past. Now what. All right some team will do it and that's the thing about free agency some teams. There's always a team out there that'll get stupid and pay you what you war. I'm Pall mall keep an eye on this Alvis. On the trade rumors we will be there are right thanks Paul figure.