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And, of course, biggest need on big club top four D or top six forward.
Very interesting question, Jack.
And let me just, um, try to get this going, and I'll see if I can, um, answer that code generator.
Um, you know, it's funny.
J is when a lot of people ask me that question.
I'm always talking about getting up another forward.
Somebody that's a sniper.
Somebody's gonna pack ALS.
There's a method to the madness.
Cap space is the biggest thing right now and how much Jacobs wants to spend.
He's going through issues.
We'll talk about that later.
Hopefully, uh, CF, thank you for joining the chat.
Back to what I'm saying.
I think we have a decent defense.
We have been explosive defense.
A lot of there's a lot of mix of ah, veterans and and some young guys.
I don't think the cap space is gonna allow a defenseman and that gold score that we need, so I would go for the goal scorer and see what we can do.
Sustainability with that defense.
Now let's get somebody.
Let's get the secondary scoring.
Let's get the five on five.
Issue taken care off.
Let's let's go and into every game and try to get to three goals ahead.
And if the defense messes up, that's fine.
We can make up for that in the goal scoring ahead.
So I as if we had the cap space.
If we were like some other teams in the National Hockey League and had that space had the Colorado money, I would definitely hit up forward and a D.
There's no no question, but with everything that's going on right now, we don't know when the season starting.
Um, you know what's going on? The Jacobs and I might as well just touch on that right now.
You know, there's a lot of folks out there.
They're saying that he's greedy and so on, and I believe those the those the fans that you know have have been around a while, you know? And they do remember the old days of when Jerry bought the team and he wasn't paying.
You know, Ray Bork.
He never had anybody around him because they wouldn't pay for them to get stacked.
So, um, you know, and Jacobs runs a ah riel type type, um, show when it comes to concessions and he does a worldwide business, and that's being such effective right now, and I'm not making up excuses or anything like that, but I'm hearing that he's going to sell his his New York apartment.
Um, you know, there's there's a lot of stuff that's going on in his business because of what's going on in the world today.
And I don't think that I don't know if he's going to spend up to the cap.
Um, so I'm not even sure if we're gonna be able to uh, yeah, huge hit J absolutely huge hit, you know, and and it sucks for the people that work for him, too.
They had to go through the furloughs, the layoffs because of this.
And, you know, my biggest thing is that I'm not a business major, and I didn't go to school for anything like that. I don't know business.
I mean, I run black and gold sports media company.
But you know, it's it's about assets.
So you know, if he's worth $3 billion I'm sure he doesn't have $3 billion in the bank.
I think that's all tied up in assets.
So and you know, when you when you're trying to make money yearly on concessions and ass is in the seat and it's not happening, your business takes a hit, you know, and it is what it is.
I know he's cheap, and I know the narrative always gonna hate him and so on.
But, you know, if he's not going to spend to the cap, this might be all the moves he does.
Now listen, here's here's something I found interesting, you know, And first and foremost, not an insider, not an insider.
You know, I I reach out to folks to get the information because I have trust in these people and a lot of them.
I you know, there's people I want to hang up, but this sketchy, they are very spotty.
I like to go the guys that have a above 500 record and they constantly telling me that um, You know, I lost where I was gonna if I could go.
I hate when I do that.
Don't get old folks telling me it sucks.
Anyway, e like that Name.
What's up, dude? Thank you for stopping in all the plan.
Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, yeah, I just I don't know.
I kind of think that the Bruins, they're gonna stay right where they're at right now.
I don't think they're gonna have enough money.
Jacobs team sources.
Yeah, I'm still losing.
Hey, I gotta start writing **** down, but yeah, I just don't I don't I don't know.
I don't know what's gonna happen, Thio.
So the season first and foremost was gonna move forward for the organization.
You know, it's just zits, mind ball, everyone.
But, you know, I'm looking forward to what Craig Smith has to offer it.
He's going to be a good guy on the right side somewhere either on the second or third line.
He could bomb so kasha, which I'm not totally impressed with, not only be impossible at all, um, and way have really haven't seen a large sample size of them so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt of this last year.
But it's also a year where he holds value under his contract.
So if he needs to be moved, that's a trade asset right there.
A little bit of cap space you could spend on addressing somebody else? Possibly.
I like the Smith move. He looks like a hard worker.
We've done our research at blocking gold on him for the last week.
Since or not, it's been about a week.
Yeah, no five days since since free agency.
So I think it's a solid move.
E was hoping a little bit more, but you know, that's yeah.
I just don't like the idea of of how everybody in the division got better, even in these times that they couldn't address another need.
And I know that they were talking about Taylor Hall.
Elliott Friedman said that on his podcast that I listened to today the 31 thoughts this week.
Unfortunately, it's the last one for a while, So gonna miss those guys as in a weekly basis.
But, um, you know, they were saying that they would probably front runners for for for Taylor Hall.
And And what Friedman was mentioning that Hall probably didn't wanna wait, because that would be a situation where Don Sweeney and staff would have to cut, cap and create room for that edition even though they have $11 million on in the cap space.
Still have to deal with Brizzi.
Still have to deal with Deborah's Ciara coming back.
Who knows its all this stuff.
So, um, you know that he said that they probably didn't want he didn't wanna wait.
So he went to a team that was just like, Absolutely We need you.
We have a spot for you will pay you boom, you know.
Hey, thanks, Joe.
Appreciate that, Dude, that's awesome.
I mean, I Taylor Hall edition would have been sweet.
It would've been sweet.
I think it would have helped the 515 secondary scoring.
Uh, a lot of mobility on the lineup changes that that Cassie you could do with that.
You know, if things aren't working on the top line of Bergeron, Marcia and Pasternak, you know wow, you could You could easily slot, You know, Taylor Hall somewhere.
Thio creates, um, difference, you know, a spark.
So, uh, but it is what it is, you know, and I could understand that the guys three guys been a free agent for since what? Sunday waited two days.
Wants to know where you're going.
You know, I was getting paid situations weird, though.
And, you know, it's so funny when when you talk about situations like this.
Like like what Taylor Hall did while he was in Phoenix or Arizona. Whatever.
So during the playoffs, they get, they get their out and he says, I just want to go to a winner.
I want to be part of a winning team.
I'm paraphrasing, by the way, Um, so But then, you know there's a lot of opportunities for winning teams that were bidding for him, and he didn't go there.
He went to Buffalo, which is pretty much like if if, like, I live next to a river like if a dumpster was on fire and it was rolling down the river and you're like, ****, I got to get on that right now.
I gotta get on it.
You know, that's what I was thinking about the whole time when that happened, I was just just a little dump on it.
But that also, it also doesn't mean what they say to the media is always what they're feeling.
You know, like Tory crew, You know, the kind of sick of talking about it.
But, you know, he said he'd take a team friendly discount a couple of years ago or a year ago.
So and then look what happened.
So I take for whatever people say just as a grain of salt.
Like like Jacob Ross, Um, agent, you know, immediately calling for, like, $6 million.
That's a little rough, man.
I like Jake to I'm huge shake fan.
When he was playing in the W, I was I was constantly streaming games out there, and, uh, you know, as soon as he got drafted, I started my track on him, so but he doesn't really show anything that's consistent.
That he's gonna, you know, warrant or gone there some of $6 million.
Um, that's why I'm all for retaining them.
I mean, I'm a fence guy.
You guys know this for the people that have been around for a while? I'm a fence guy, ****y value on the team and, uh, in the market.
So, um God, I mean, if you need to trade Jake, do it for something that is going to address certain needs.
I'm not sure if that if that player coming out of his e l c right now is gonna, you know, show any another team.
You know? E mean, if you're talking about like Kyle Palmeri, you could offer, like Jacob Ross to New Jersey.
That's that's a move that could work because polymers get one more season under his contract, so that could work and possibly a pick.
But if you're looking for somebody that's got three years under contracts and I can't even think about anybody right now but their gold score and you know they're gonna want to get paid and that team is probably not gonna be able to pay you, it's gonna take more than just a Jake the process and possibly a pick.
It's probably gonna take a roster spot across the player like cross Ah, prospect and possibly a draft pick.
So it's gonna just gonna be a little a little bit more every year you go up in the ask.
So, uh, way actually talked about it on the black and gold hockey podcast, which we record every Sunday with my friends have there.
Anderson and Matt Barrie.
Matt Barry's new to the program he did second week of, um, of hosting. So I was.
I took a step back from the host.
I'm not a very good set up guy for anything.
And sometimes it makes me wonder.
Why do these by myself? Because I just don't have anybody with me.
So when I have a have folks with us and we're doing as a team, it's It's, uh, I'd rather have somebody take the lead.
I'm the powerful word that, you know.
Let's the freaking wing ago.
I mean the center and the left wing and go forward, and then I'll just I'll come in the layers and try toe, get the scraps like Andreas ethnicity you.
That is a very intriguing player.
And speaking of intriguing, intriguing players, J I wanna ask you a question about the wow.
You got a whole thing going on here.
Uh, great point on division.
Yeah, um, after to see you.
As a forward, he's a big range guy doesn't get you a ton of points.
You could look at him to be that type of Horton or Lou tricks kind of character that preachy thrived on years ago.
I'm not sure if that narrative would actually work mawr, you know, today than it would back then.
But, um, another one that was really interesting.
And i e I think his name is Al Bean Carlson, and he lives overseas, and he's a Twitter follower, and we've been friends for a while, and he sends me d m s all the time about prospects over there and people I should be looking at.
So I really appreciate what you do eldeen, Onda.
Hopefully, I'm saying your your name correctly, but, you know, he threw out a defense, a defenseman, And I think he is a left shot defenseman is, uh, ST.
I thought that was a little intriguing, hard nosed player, kind of what the Bruins need on the back end.
Um, and what he did to the Bruins, uh, two years ago.
If there's a chance that you could pick up a guy like that, Yes, Vince crew type.
Well, yeah, I mean, the comparison with the crew and so on.
But e mean, that might be a cheap option.
I'm not sure how much term he has left.
I don't have the cat friendly up and so on, but I can.
So I thought that that was a little, uh, little intriguing and a nice little nugget that my buddy sends me once in a while, which I mean meaner, but small guy. Yeah.
Yeah, that's what I saw. Two.
And then in the Stanley Cup finals Um, cap friendly here.
But yeah, I thought that was an interesting one. Toe dio.
You know what? I was really messed up.
Clifton's the same type of guy.
I'm a big corner Clifton fan.
So little smile to his game.
Gotta learn a little bit of the defense.
But with defense, I believe you just need to give them time, like goaltending.
You don't want a young goaltender that All right, so let's put it this way.
You don't want Jeremy swimming to be your backup gold that I don't care how many people say that they just don't know the game and I'm not making fun of people.
It's just you don't want a developing goaltender to be in a backup role in the NHL when you're not going to be trusted to get at least 40 games, 45 games a season.
They have to be down and they have to be skating every day and in game action, down to Providence on the regular.
And as you build those guys up, then they'll start to get gain that experience, the trust and so on.
And then you could be, you know, your backup someone.
But I think today's NHL we're not going to the 60 70 guy anymore.
Like to arrested Ah, few seasons ago.
You're going, Maura, unless the one a one b style goaltending moving forward hopefully keep that stuff on the little cap to make moves ahead of you on the defense.
And four, when you have that capability.
I remember when, when Bishop and, um, the guy that was ah, form of Thrasher Lightning.
Yeah, Carrie, Carrie Lightning.
Those guys were like e mean Dallas had, like, I think, 11 or a $12 million cap, and it was just in goaltending.
It just didn't leave you any.
Car relating it. Thank you.
A great example.
Coach, assistant coach at the University of Michigan and, uh, coaches through its prospects.
Um, Jack Becker and John Beecher is Beck is bex.
Is bex all done? Does he have a one more year? Jay is bex in his senior year.
He is back and team captain.
Jack Becker is team captain.
Yeah, that's awesome, man.
Yeah, that's what goes back to cheese.
Was that 2015 or something like that seventh round or six round or something like that? But you know, he said, he's a grinder.
I've seen a bunch of his games.
Um, especially when when when Beach got picked in the first round.
That's when I really started watching a lot of Michigan hockey because I'm a prospect.
I I don't claim to be a you know, ah, Master or a know it all.
But I just like to follow like toe watch and give my opinions when it went asked about them so they might not all be accurate and someone like a like a scout or anything like that.
I just I just do it for the fun and, you know, doing for stuff like this just for people that wanna learn something he had thio bounce off of, if necessary.
Little pink wit for the face.
Excuse me? Mel Pearson runs a fantastic program at Michigan.
It was really good to see and you could actually see it in development camps, too, with with John Beecher, Um, that he was working a lot on the left side and even incorporated some of that game because he's a natural center and in the world for the for the U.
Development program and World Juniors.
Um, you know, he was bottom line because it was just The depth is crazy.
Um, but it was good to see Mel used feature on the left side once in a while.
And whether that was like an idea from Sweeney and scouting staff to say, you know, as a as a favor, can we see him and how he works on the left side in big games? Uh, but, you know, Beach is not a full time winger, you know, he's more of a center, but it is good to see him on the on that left side.
J What are your thoughts on on beach here on the left side? How do you think he looked comfortable? Because, like, for me, it's like Charlie Coyle, third line center.
I do not like him at right wing anywhere.
I know a huge coil guy wasn't at first. It wasn't the first.
I just soaked right as yeah, He just doesn't look comfortable at right side.
Very lost and disengaged.
I don't know if that's the right word.
Probably not, but he drives the line and you know the possession master at the third line center.
And obviously, when when creates, you transitioned out.
You know Charlie's gonna be there for a couple more years.
Boom. Bump him right up to second line center.
So yeah, some signings.
Beecher is a number two center and plays in all situations.
Keith Primo type at worst site.
You know, big, big, rangy forwards.
Um, probably not going to get a ton of points, but you never know.
You never know what beach you will do when he gets to the minor pro level I'd love to see.
And the way that the Bruins are working in a trend, they do have the, uh, the kind of like one year, Um, let's put you in the h l and they you know, they did it with Deborah.
Ask They did it with student Ika Andi.
I think that's that's what they should be doing is used those entry level years to your benefit and play minor pro hockey and providence and then coming to the league.
I think you will learn a lot systems.
Um, you know, you build character and it's just it's just really good.
Um, Studenikova, the one number one center in Providence? Yes.
I mean, I've seen them in many situations.
I've even seen him at right wing, and there's another person that is in the properties.
Bruins media that, you know, disagreed with me that says he never saw him there.
But I've seen him a couple of times.
So um no, it's not that he starts there, and it's not that he's there all situations.
I think it's just J.
Leach, you know, messing around with some stuff.
So, yeah, I came to say that name, but I know brothers in the University of Michigan.
So who else is in the house? I'm gonna take a quick peek.
Steph is still here.
That's awesome, man.
Thank you very much for sticking around.
And j appreciate the questions stuff.
Feel free to ask a question.
Bruins related something about me.
Whatever you want.
Yeah, The what was, uh, Bruins signed three players today, and one of two of them were minor pro things.
And I said, I don't know if anybody here is the $7 million question.
All right, go ahead.
Do the deep hairs now.
Me for the Bruins.
Um, char is not in my line up.
I'm sorry If folks don't like what What I had to say there that I'm sorry, but I want to see I don't know, man.
I really want to see, um McEvoy, Grizz lick Carlo and ****.
Well, this is tough.
I don't know if McEvoy and quit because it's such a great idea, but I e does provide a lot of mobility, but you want that to spread out to Charlie Low's on.
When she flipped out on the other side.
The bottom pairing.
I'm really interested in hearing what you're going to say.
It's a borough. Clifton.
All right, let's talk about that.
You don't have shower in yours, either.
I mean, it's not that I'm crapping on the guy or anything like that.
It's just I've never been a charity guy.
I see, see where everybody gets it and so on.
But the past couple seasons, I just ready to move on.
But I do like the way the youth is, Uh, you know, first, I mean transcribed right there.
Yeah, that's really nice, Charlie and Lows on top pairing.
Zalora had a good season in Providence, contrary to here and everything, but he's been steady throughout his development.
I watched Thomas ST John Sea Dogs games, you know, and and the attractive one was Thomas Chabot.
Absolutely blah, blah, blah.
Get over its 2015.
So e got to see a lot of his games.
He was a really good leader, and I think that the Bruins really do pick character, you know, sometimes over ability, and I know that drives fans crazy.
You strive me nuts too.
But now it's just like, you know, what were the fans there? The administration, They're the ones that are gonna orchestrate what goes on the ice.
They're the ones that gonna pick what's best for the club.
It might not be, uh, you know when you talk about opinions, but they have a plan just like this draft.
The 2020 draft was absolutely insane for me.
I you know, I didn't express my total feelings on Twitter or any social media platform, but there was a lot of head shakers head shakers in a very, very, very deep winger.
Draft my co host on the black gold hockey podcast, Heather Anderson.
She says the same thing.
She said the same thing.
So I guess Steve Cornea knows the draft ****yst.
That guy is awesome.
Follow at the draft ****ysts on Twitter and following on YouTube and so on.
But he even said that he's like if you want to pick a winner, this is the draft to do it and and and they went, it was so Bruins to go defense first.
You know it really waas.
But then again, that's just me saying that the Bruins they're looking at a big, rangy kid that could be molded that spend some time in the in the U.
H l, which is a fantastic junior Tier one program right before college and they picked up on what's his name? Lori.
So, you know, and then they had three other picks after that, which I thought were decent picks but their projects.
And I know how some of Canadian Bruins fans feel about this draft and several others that they didn't.
You know, they didn't get enough Canadians into the into the mix of the organization.
Probably a good reason for that.
It's probably not because it's, you know, their bias in this and that.
I I think that sometimes that 18 to 20 rule that the Chl in the NHL have in place, and if you don't know it, Z um, if you get drafted and you make the NHL club, that's cool.
But if you don't make the NHL club, you can't go to the minor pros between 18 and 20 you have to go.
You can go back to your junior program unless there's something worked out.
My friend Don t Yano told me about this a couple of years ago and said that there is an exception to the rule that they can go to the H l.
But I don't know if that Z like a money thing or something.
I'm not really sure I don't wanna like, um, you know, guess.
But so they have to go back to the junior program, which is good for their junior programs, because these players are probably ones that are gaining a lot of notoriety in their area selling merchandise tickets.
Ass is in the seats and so on.
So it's really good to have those players around for the organizations that and frankly, I gotta be honest with you, one of these junior programs they they sustain, but they're not making a ton of money, so having players in the systems like this is good for everybody.
It's not only it's not only good for development, but it's good for the organization to, so I get that whole thing.
But as a Bruins thing, thes guys probably want to get on aggressive approach into the into the American Hockey League, and they can't do that with Canadian Junior drafted players.
Eso they can do it with European.
So that's probably why we're seeing a lot of Europeans being picked.
We saw our first Russian from since Alexander Coca job in 2011.
Pavel sh in the seventh round pick.
You know, decent, decent prospect.
Um, did OK in his 1st, 1st year of professional hockey in North America.
It's got to adjust, you know? And right before the Corona Ville happened and shut everything down, he was on his way down Thio the Atlantic ladder.
So the East Coast Hockey League, so Yeah, it's just, uh uh Anybody got some questions? Anybody else? Yes.
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But that's what I was saying stuck with you. That's fine.
E like talking hockey with you.
You seem like a really nice guy.
You know what you're talking about? You know you're not abrasive about, you know.
I know everything blah, blah, blah.
Hear me roar Hate people like that, But the Bruins signs Borough.
You talked about him, Jay.
Um, and it was a two year deal.
But the weird thing about this whole thing and actually my co host on the, um, the Black and Gold Prospect podcast Tim Richardson brought this up saying that the, um it was weird that they did the deal because he has to be in the NHL to start.
So when he comes back from Europe over in the Czech Republic, where he's playing in a men's league, when he comes back, he's gonna report to the Bruins.
Obviously, when training camp happens and if he doesn't make the roster out of training camp, he goes through the wave of process for the purpose of placing him in Providence.
I'm not sure if he's gonna last E.
I don't think he's going to be that type of Pieterse. Alaric.
Kind of, um, I thought so loud it was gonna get taken.
But the mass amount of talent that went on the waivers at the beginning of the year teams were really navigating on those guys and solarex slip right through, so I believe the gassy did too much feel about that one.
But you know, he's got to go through the waiver process, so that might be they might be planning on him.
Either making the roster or an insurance policy of chatter doesn't come back.
There's your left shot guy.
I'm not saying he's the guy that's gonna make you know, but he's I think he's ready.
And it, to be honest with you, I saw a lot more out of him that I did with back in nine.
And I know I repeat myself about that all the time.
But in my personal opinion, and I'm not a doctor and my trainer and my, this and that, I just thought that maybe the Vaca nine and concussion affected him last year.
So I'm gonna come back, sit back to the table, and he's gonna He'll continue healing and so on.
But maybe this year he comes out and makes an explosion, really gets back onto that prospect list and rise, though to the top again, Um, so he's still a good asset.
He's still a good developing Plato have in the fold, and he's also a good trade ship if needed.
I don't wanna go to extent.
I still want to see what happened.
He is the first round pick.
But, you know, I just thought that it wasn't a step back in his development or is.
It just seemed like he was just a little shy.
I mean, he was blocking shots.
He was doing what he had to do.
But there was a lot of situations he just didn't look comfortable.
Could be a head thing. I don't know.
Like I said, I'm not a doctor.
Now there's There's a name that's interesting.
They qualified him, Jake, do you know that? They qualified him? Um, and he's playing overseas.
But the weird thing they even offered was, um I think it was before Corona shut everything down.
He was complaining about how much playing time he was getting at the at the NHL level, and he was calling out Bruce Cassidy.
He was legitimately calling up Bruce Cassidy and saying that he doesn't have the trust in blah, blah, blah, blah.
Well, what did you see in 40 games at the NHL level? I'll tell you something.
It wasn't what I saw at the H l level because he was very he was consistent in the H l love what he was playing very well is playing that rugged winning winger.
Get to the net Style.
Really good passer.
There's a lot of great things to see down to Providence.
What? But then didn't like the time he had the NHL inside of running his mouth to me.
Look at the history.
Look at the history of folks that run their mouth when there and the players that think that they deserve a role big, you know, more than others.
And I'm all for people to to, you know, you know, be, uh I can't even think of the word right now, but, you know, just just think that you belong and and push for it and blah, blah, blah. Trent.
Fredrick! Oh, my God, this is fun.
Um, he is, Yeah, it wasn't even an argument, because I I quickly shut this down, but I had a Twitter.
Put it that way.
It was somebody that said that trend.
Frederick isn't ready because he couldn't do anything into NHL games.
And I think that's I'm not sure about the NHL games that he actually got, but because he didn't show this person, he was good in two games that he doesn't belong and he's not ready.
He I think he's more than ready.
I totally disagree with this person because I don't think that this person or a lot of people are given trend of, um, you know, reasonable doubt.
Alright, I'm sorry, uh, giving him an opportunity because I'm not seeing what he's doing in the American Hockey League.
This guy is a force.
He's nobody to mess with when you need that physical presence or somebody to drop the gloves because another player took liberties on your on on a teammate.
But he's also very skilled.
The guys get an NHL released there was There is a reason why he was selected in the first round, and it wasn't because it was point and so on.
It's about all the things the tool bag has that he carries.
He's got speed, he's got strength, he's got a shot and he could be placed anywhere in the lineup.
I think that I really hope that he's going to get a chance this year.
I'm not guaranteeing it.
If he doesn't even go down, he's got one more year of his entry level and then that's it.
But I think I would love to see him on the left side, on the fourth line, over a player like Parlin home or or uh, the guy that's leaving I can Joachim notes from so sweet tweeting this Martin Lapointe kind of cool comparison.
You know, he's been just a hard worker.
This is a hard worker, and he deserves a shot.
So I just don't like the other.
I mean, the valuation of two NHL games in everybody.
Craps on these prospects that just get a little bit of time.
They think prospects come in and they're supposed to score a hattrick every **** night.
And it's like, No, they just You got to give them more time.
Yeah, any spot? Exactly.
And he works hard.
I mean, the guy's just a tremendous worker, really face offs, talking about trend again.
Ah, huge down there because he's so strong gets right in.
You know, it wins those battles, so it's for me.
A prospect doesn't have to score points all the time.
It's like you have to make a huge impact.
Make an impact to somewhat turned that game around for the team's benefit.
And that, to me goes above and beyond scoring a hat trick.
And it might sound crazy.
It might sound crazy, but to some people out there that smart and no, the game and and know the different development of different levels of development, you'll understand what I'm saying.
You know when when when I interviewed J.
Leach down down in Providence, that's a lot.
What he says is he made a huge impact.
So you know, when when when a coach is coaching in American Hockey League, which is a which is something professional.
That tells you something that tells you that they're not always looking for points.
They're looking at good things that are happening in the game.
The development is progressing.
Things are looking good.
So I don't know.
I have faith in trend.
He's a great kid.
His family is a great kids.
Good ST Louis guy.
You know, it's funny.
His brother, his brother, wants to be a basketball player, and I think he's going to college in Boston.
Not sure which one.
Don't quote me on that, but I know he's a basketball player, and I asked him.
I was like, Wow, hockey wasn't didn't do it for he's like, No, he's like, I'm a basketball guy.
So? So I was pretty cool.
All right, so I have work to do.
Um, yeah, I've got podcast to do What? I got Trent played. Junior.
Yeah. Keith Tkachuk.
Yep. That was the same.
The whole ST Louis thing.
That growth of players right there from from former NHL hours, you know, and it's awesome to see it's awesome to see ST Louis getting mawr.
More notoriety, even the Southern states.
One thing I I had a new interview with when I first started writing, I started covering the league and not just the Boston Bruins, but I I interviewed, uh, an in line guy, and it was an older gentleman.
Um, and he was from the South and said that in line was so big because of the additions of like the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning Dallas stars back in the day.
And Southern California, you know, when they came in the rinks, the rinks were built.
And that's how a lot of NHL is got into the league.
Nowadays they start off.
I mean, you might not have a ton of money in line equipment is not that expensive.
If you want just the regular stuff that gets you going, you know what I mean? You don't have to go out and buy all the missions stuff to make yourself look good.
But get what gets you out there small investment.
And if you like it, then your parents can plan a budget for it.
It's not like a kid that wants to play hockey because he says it.
The parents do the right thing and they're like, Okay, let's see what we can dio.
But then they get involved in it financially, you know, you know you're not paying this.
You're not paying your mortgage and this and that and then the kid doesn't want to play.
So it's kind of like that period of time in the child's life where kind of like buckles you a little bit.
I like in line because it gives the opportunity to keep them going, and you can progressively take those small steps into into the ice program.
And if they don't want to ****, if they don't wanna go to the ice, you didn't lose a lot, so I kind of like my idea for this from where I live, you know, I was supposed to be getting three.
I'm supposed to be getting a facility with six rinks.
And you know, a lot of people don't have money for ice time, so why not start the kids off in an in line summer program, flood the ice, flood the arena? You know, for the for the winter, maintain it.
It's not that hard.
And build your youth from there If they want to continue to continue, Do you have a really strong, um, you know, bloodline of players that air coming through the system.
So oh, I don't mean to rant.
But anyway, dry land training has been absolutely ridiculously huge.
Physical training has just taken a just a huge step.
And so important.
I remember going, You know what's funny about dry land training? The, um, there's a rink that the Boston Bruins used to practice that and have the development camps at and it's called, used to be called the or still is.
There is Schuster Arena in Wilmington, Mass.
It was one of those Kwan's it huts, and it was like a tin can.
It was I mean, we I'd go there for development camp, and it would be 110 outside and literally it would be freezing on the inside.
It was so cold in that building.
It was crazy e grew up with Yeah, No kidding.
J So, um, no, I forgot what? I was going with that one, too.
****, it ain't ideo.
Yeah, but I mean, that rank was crazy.
I couldn't believe how cold it was.
It was ridiculously called, But you couldn't.
You couldn't wear shorts like it was 110 outside.
If you wore shorts, you freeze you out.
Joe Haggerty was wearing shorts in there, and I was just I was like, Wow, this guy's crazy.
My knees will be knocking.
Dry land training.
So the restructure, right? They had an outdoor track and it was five lanes and it just went straight line.
It was all fenced in. And so on.
Those guys, those those players prospects and so on.
They were running outside in the heat, and it was absolutely crazy.
Now the new facility, which is the the Warrior Ice Cream Ice Arena in Brighton, Mass.
Has its own built in track, and it's right along the I think, I guess.
Yeah, I think it's the Mass Pike, and it's really cool.
What a great facility that is.
Since all this Corona crap shut everything down.
I'm just going to Bruins practices and, you know, watching everything.
So and the development camps, it's like this summer I was lost.
I've been to I've been to 66 straight development camps and three of them as, ah credential media member.
And this one sucks.
I really wanted to go this year because I wanted to see Beak jury again.
I wanted to see the kids.
You know, the camp invites that the ones that you think that the Bruins gonna keep their eyes on I give you one move to Dio with these signing or trade go Oh, I really wanted nature Mitt and it would have worked.
I'll get back to that J but I really wanted Nate Smith Schmidt.
The money would have worked.
I think you still could have gotten Grizz and DeBrusk, but he's the left shot.
He plays that typical prototypical, um, Bruin style.
And then he got taken away for a third round pick.
But it must have been the money.
It must have been the money that was, too, that they were afraid.
And I think he had 33 million left on his term.
But that Z okay, Because as of right now, and this is all depending on what goes on with the Jacobs and Delaware North and their financial situation and if they want to spend to the cap.
But the Bruins have 11 $12 million in cap space right now.
The season after next, There's 44 million in cap space.
So this this, you know.
Ah, $33 million cap.
Now, for a player like it is not gonna really matter when you get into that season after next.
And I know you've got the Carlos coming up.
You've got the McEvoy's coming up and everybody else, So yeah.
What? Um, one move? Yeah.
Be signing or trade.
I was really interested in Josh Anderson, but that injury was making me worried.
Um, I'm not gonna go for the obvious.
I mean, you know, MK David or anything like that? It's somebody that I think that it could be just a really good fit here.
E I love to see Dr Seidl Dry said I was.
It's a nasty ass player, man.
Um, e don't know that Z okay? I don't know.
Maybe if Patty Cane and yeah, Pat Kane.
He doesn't seem like he's too happy with what's going on in Chicago, but he's got a massive massive.
Yeah, $10 million was crazy.
I'm not really good at thes Tony DeAngelo Domestic off was a was a good look at and he got a sweet We all thought they well, a couple of my friends thought he was gonna get five million.
He walks in there with a two year deal for for two million bucks.
There's a lot of people that are gonna look to move, look for Vegas to make moves patchy.
Ready? Could be on the move because of everything that they went through with Shatin Car.
You know, they still I think they're 10% over the cap right now, so they're gonna have to make some move to be compliant.
I could see patch already going there, Alex.
Hey, it's tops off.
Jack in the hospital went up just talking somebody's hockey, you know, Wednesday, Wednesday, My thing to do now on Wednesdays on the the SportsCastr app.
The pink quit, of course.
Gotta have traditional in the mason jar.
No way, Hanifen.
So Borrell do a die contract.
And Jack doesn't like anything kidding.
Uh, no, I like it, too.
But what I don't like about it, Jack, is you give him the deal and, um, he's gonna be, uh, with the Bruins when he comes back.
I was telling J this, and if you guys don't follow, which, however you should, um I was telling J that once the borough comes back from the Czech Republic and joins the Bruins, whenever they get to training camp, that if he doesn't make the club, if he doesn't make the club, he's gonna be exposed to the waiver process.
And giving him a contract like that is, you know, it might not be.
It might be good business for the player to be a little comfortable with how the organization works out.
Um, but If they don't want to stick them around, they could stick that.
You know, if you get put on waivers and and somebody claims you, then I'll see you later.
Yeah, it is a pressure thing.
It is a pressure thing.
I mean, this is the natural pressure thing that I like to see.
Um, you know, it's not just okay.
Let's see where stood Nick is at.
Let's see where Fredericks at.
Let's see where Kuhlmann is that, and we'll bring in the pressure guy Brett Ritchie for a million dollars and we'll see.
We'll push these guys.
And then, obviously the vet gets the, you know, the roster spot in most cases.
And I just really hate that, just like, why not give the guy that I know you need to be pushed and so on because the management and coaching want to see how you, you know, feel under that pressure.
But the kids been doing it for many years in your system, and I don't know, I don't know.
I'm not gonna get all worked up on that one for the two year deal.
Prevents e don't know up the look of that on the cap friendly.
I like the idea of Subbaraman involved.
Still, I think he's still got a lot thio offer.
Um, finishing got qualified to I'd expect him to get something similar, which would be kind of cool.
I am not giving up on him.
I don't care what anybody says any 2015 funding out there Barzel she bought and all this crap.
I'm so sick of hearing about it.
It just it is what it is drafting is a gamble.
So, um, I think he gets retained.
I think he's gonna be a bigger asset moving forward.
And his path to the NHL might lighten up with rust spots in the NHL because to beam or available after next season, he's looked OK in Boston.
Yeah, and he's looked just OK in the h l to I mean, he's What's weird about him is he was a first round pick, and I know it was a reach, but still, it's just just the idea is the first round pick.
I loved him and into ST Marie.
I mean, in his first year, he was 1/4 line player because Sue ST Mary was just so much depth, so much depth.
He was the fourth line player and got 26 holes.
And then as that depth kind of went away and drafts and and whatever he rose up, and every time he rose up a level, he got more goals.
He got 40 goals season, the next one when he got up to the top six role.
Then he got another 40 something goals When he even further.
When you get to the H L.
His point production went way down, which I thought was weird, but not a huge concern.
So I just think that there's still some untapped value there that Zach can can bring.
And with more trust, more NHL time, I think you're gonna really get that out of them. J.
Leach talks a lot about him all the time.
I mean good things.
It's the impacts we talked about earlier.
It's not about all the points, it's about impacts and how you how you you're developing and and you are you doing it properly.
You could lead that you could literally and we've seen it so many times.
You could be a player that leads the the hln points.
When you get to the NHL level, it's just what happened to your game.
Perfect example of that to me is frank for Toronto.
There's an unbelievable talent on the hln kid Freaking scored a goal, Got a point in every game.
He played yes, in the NHL.
And yeah, he did OK against Montreal, that one game.
But then he went on like, a 19 game streak without a point.
That z, you don't want to see that.
Andreas happen to see you have some locker room antics in Detroit, and I'm guessing that's not shaving cream.
And you skate kind of antics.
Eyes that right, Jack, He murdered you in a tryout.
No, I was a golden.
I got murdered on the regular.
Okay, that was the right handed boots under.
Remember that? Loving I will smack that kid around.
I need a new office job.
Hopefully, some more folks come in here.
Isn't here so far? The steps still here? That's awesome.
J and Jack? Yeah.
Where the t o h boys, Jack.
Oh, but for sure, they'd be jumping in here with all kinds of questions.
I'll come into my stream and be a pain.
And they asked like I do to you.
Oh, speaking of signings, uh, so I don't know if I if I talked about this, but kind of a pat on my show that I'm not a big pat, My, my, you know, my own back kind of guy.
But I got absolute crap three days ago when I said, I'm hearing the Boston Bruins are going to or thinking of adding a veteran goaltender or another goaltender into the mix.
So and I got hammered just for that.
Just for that, I was like, Whatever.
That is Twitter, it's it's social media Facebook.
I expect that that stuff.
But guess what happened today? Mhm.
They signed a goaltender.
So for all those folks that I know, they're not probably not here.
But, you know, when you talk about, I talked to somebody a little more credible and you're in Boston Sports Writer.
Stick it up your ass, man.
I do as much grinding as anybody else around here, man.
Just because you didn't get it, don't get all mad.
He is a solid goal.
He's only got 13 NHL games but he's just more of a depth guy.
He's that he could be.
That legacy of last year comes into Providence with with something that you know, prove like as he did a great job, you know? And that's what the thing about that everybody and, you know, calling up make love and a little bit.
Not much, but just a little.
There's nobody cares about the minor pro system.
They all think that whatever, if you're not in the NHL, you nothing, Bob blah blah.
It just drives me absolutely nuts.
When, when and you see we wrote an article actually carry Young.
Another problem is brewing credential writer for us at Black and gold hockey dot com.
She wrote an article about the signings today.
Oh, and and and of course, me being a team player.
I share it everywhere I share, everybody's work, um, like wildfire.
And then all of a sudden it's like who? Question Mark, Why are we signing these guys? We should be signing blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
And it's like they all they have is the blinders for the NHL.
The blind is for the NHL.
They do not see the development depth and what's needed to be down there to to successfully have an organization, and it drives me absolutely crazy.
Yeah, well, when somebody or the Providence, Peru, and sign an H L contract.
And if somebody that's 59 and they absolutely lose their ****, lose their ****.
Number one, he's not Canadian number 20 we're going to get another small guy that's gonna get bounced around.
Look at the look at the article.
It's an H l Onley contract.
What do you worried about? Yeah, right.
Yeah, you have, I think 50.
I think the rule in the NHL Percey B A is 50 contracts per organization.
So 23 is eating up a little more than half of that.
Okay, so a little more than half of that is eaten up in just your NHL.
And that's that's your team.
So and the h l has rules you can carry is supposed to carry so many vets between a certain age, So maney prospects and so maney HL contracts.
It's it's in the rules.
It's in the bylaws.
So, um, but they don't have like that 23 man rule down the H L.
You can have because they play three games in a weekend.
They play Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
That's a regular week right there.
Three straight games.
If you play too, and you sit one.
Keep the rotation going.
But that's what it's all about.
Is rotation one of these guys and prospects that practicing all week? They travel one day pretty much.
Uh, that's why a lot of the schedule in the American Hockey League is like you're playing Springfield 14 times.
You're playing Bridgeport 14 times, Hartford 14 times because it's it's local travel.
You're not spending days upon days on a bus, but more or less, you're traveling to a place within hours, But you're also getting ice time somewhere in practice.
So you also have players loaning kids prospects to Europe. Yeah.
Oscar Steen was was loaned out za immoral.
Yeah, Lago Berglund.
He's up and coming defenseman.
I I believe there's a real transitional guy, Um, more or less a Torey Krug kind of guy like Jack.
So Jack, my boy Jack is gonna probably gonna hate him.
Oh, it was funny.
Every time you put L O l uh, l m f a o.
It's just like I could see you shaking your head. Going.
Mhm. Oh, yes, he is.
Yeah, he signed down earlier this year right out of college.
So as a free agent, looking forward to big things from him Fast guy ST Cloud, I believe ST Cloud.
Fast guy, NHL level guy.
And, um, he's got a two year or three year entry level, so I'm willing to wait.
I'm really in to see what he's got.
The h l level, and then we'll go from there.
Um, I don't think he's gonna be that top prototypical Carlo type that came out of the Dub on and went right to the NHL, which I was shocked, but not not shocked.
Really? Because they needed that bigger style body.
Um, but, yeah, he's got some good.
He's got some good transitional, um, moves.
Um, pot possession needs a little work.
Maybe a little size little beef here, but I think there's a lot of things there that check the boxes off of.
Ah, potential pro.
It's just what he does.
And how he puts it all together is a different story.
It's the same thing with Nick Wolf.
Nic Wolf is an absolute beast.
He's like 6566 Something like that, £235 comes to 40 something like that.
But all I see, I see a very good player.
And I saw that a good player in wildly Sherman when he played for Harvard.
But it's the same type of player that Boston didn't qualify after an entry level deal with chairman.
So and the way that Ah Wolf's contracts worked out in his age and because he's coming out of college, he was.
He was only able to sign a one year entry level.
So this is a serious show me down at the HR level for continued services.
Either they do like what they did with the bazaar.
Vadodara did a two way deal for his first two seasons of his three year extension, but the last year is a one way on Lee, so he's basically banking on himself.
He's betting on himself to be a probe by then, so that's kind of like the timeline that they wanna meet at so um, Cooper.
Zach is another guy that's always in the mix.
Pretty much kind of like the smaller kind of Clifton Goodspeed.
The guy who's got a rocket.
Absolute rocket beer of Carlo coming up.
I hope he can do good, and he gets his gets his ticket, and I hope he sticks around for a while.
But I don't want to hear.
Look how good he is doing because somebody else isn't around.
Jack, don't be that guy that's gonna continually hound on somebody that you didn't like.
Like, if I see a sign that says I told you so guess who's driving up to Maine.
Have a drink with you? Yeah, it's not gonna hurt him.
But then again, what? The things that sometimes that you don't think and other people don't think was when the puck needed to get out fast.
That wasn't Carlo.
Anybody else in here? I won't say more, folks.
This is fun for E.
Think next time I gotta get some people, um, they will line up like, more or less like a round table.
But I I should planet too, because more or less.
I just like, um, za borrow more or less.
I just like to see who's available wants to get in.
But yeah, next week, maybe I'll plan something and get some writers either BMG writers or some of the T.
O s guys involved Testing drank stalks. Um, Puck.
This is a good platform to I'm a big fan of the SportsCastr, you know, like hanging out.
I only do the hockey thing, though.
There's a lot of good there's a lot of good streams on here, but they're they're mixed sport, and I'm just gonna mix sport guy.
That's why I like there's a lot of good hockey podcasts out there, but they talk so many other sports too, not a fan.
And I'm not the type of person that says, you know, like so many people that do podcast that out of Boston, They're like, Oh, you should listen to a Bruin section as much as I want to give the support.
It sounds like it might be **** ish and so on, but they're like, Oh, you got fast forward to, like the 55 minute mark.
I'm like, Yeah, no, I don't wanna listen to Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics ahead of, and I'm not gonna take the time at work to it.
Find out where you know the your your stream is when you're talking about a particular subject.
I don't have time for that. I like.
I subscribe to 140 podcast on Apple podcast in the all hockey related except for one.
I listened to the foreplay podcast from Barstool.
Those guys are awesome and I like golf.
I'm a big fan of golf, so okay, but yeah, it's for me.
It's hockey all the time.
I listened to so many podcasts.
Yeah, it's terrible, it's terrible.
And I want to support these guys so bad.
It's just I just don't have the time to find out where they are or or move the needle to the You know, I e.
Work for me is I set my I got an iPhone, so I set all the podcast.
I listened to get up in the morning.
First thing I do is I flip it open to see what's available.
Refresh, and then I set the article.
So when I get to work at seven o'clock, the first podcast will play, and then for the rest of the rest of the day is already planned.
So I'm really not like, you know, I'm going there to my phone to hit pause because I don't wanna walk out of my room and have somebody else or crowd of people walk in like a tour.
And they're hearing spinach eclipse.
You got biz nasty talking about, You know, something, You know, a night out with the girls and drinks and so on, you know, And then shooting on is pretty thin chest or anything like that.
When when you have customers walking in the room.
So that's basically the only time I really go to the phone is just a hit.
The pause and and so on.
Quite the guest lined up any teaser.
Jack, can you give me a teaser? You can't just leave me like that.
Dude, I'm a huge supporter of you guys.
Get me amped up for tomorrow because I know I'm doing a ****ty job.
Carol, Carolina Hurricane.
You've got Sarah civilian.
Oh, I'm kidding.
I don't care what anybody says.
Former Florida Panther.
Carolina Hurricane Jimmy Hayes.
Oh, nice who worked that out? Anybody? Um, what's his name? Doug McClain.
You you got Trocheck.
Would you do? Did you say something bad about him or write an article about him? Did you? Did you, like, compliment on his wrench or something like that? What you got? You got you the end because there's a lot of wrench talk with you, Jack, and it makes me kind of worried, but no, that's awesome.
Dude, Vinny show check is awesome.
That's huge again, she'll friend. Very cool.
How come you don't do **** like that for BMG? Just curious.
Just saying you guys cover more of the league.
I'd love to have a ton of people on, but I'm I'm just centric groans.
I don't, you know, venture far when it comes Thio, Jimmy Hayes and Jared Knight.
Traded to the Washington Washington Come on, Mark Minnesota.
And they all said North stars.
She didn't stay very long Night just sang with somebody.
It's probably, um, the European Club.
Is that correct? I haven't heard his name and so long in North America, so I don't think it's a Denmark. Yeah.
I had a feeling good on him, You know, to keep playing and keep the money flow going.
Listen, I mean, um, you know, playing over in your baby so bad, it's not so bad.
Uh, I've never done it.
So the London Knights connection, That's true.
But you could make a decent living playing over in places like that.
KHL might not be so attractive, but they do pay, like tax free money and so on.
But, I mean, you can even look on elite prospects dot com looking there, help wanted area.
There's always teams that are countries looking for players, you know? Then go over to England and and go over there and make 30 grand 40 grand.
Something like That's It's so weird.
Probably not now, but no.
All right, boys.
I don't think anybody else is going to be asking much questions on.
Nobody else is coming in.
So when we call it an hour and a half, think anyone needs 1/4 lying goon? I don't know.
It depends on who it is you like.
And you? Yeah, goon.
I had the feeling the other type of person that would yap so much.
And all of a sudden, when somebody gets in your face, you quiet right down.
E didn't want to skate against you.
Dude, I really dio I don't care for 26 years old.
Yeah, lead down.
All right, boys.
Anyway, I'm gonna call it early next week.
We'll probably go a full two hours, but thank you very much for coming.
I really appreciate it.
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You've been here the whole time since I started it.
Thank you very much.
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I need to do that sooner or later.
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