What is up, Mr I Just How did you jump right in here, guy If I clicked on Lincoln and told me I could immediately join? Oh, ****. E.
I shared the wrong one.
Yeah, we might have an influx of people joining.
Hello? My cell, I e figured plug in my Xbox.
Mike, what happened? Are you hearing me a little Laghi? But okay.
Let me know if it let me know if it continues that way.
If it does, I'll switch it up.
I'm wearing my BMG showed again Because why not? You know, nice.
So you can hear me out there.
Should I switch it? You just I can hear you. Okay.
Showing night, keeping the momentum going.
What are you drinking? I kind of a weird concoctions.
And I it is actually pink with pink wit.
Okay, I love the vodka, but I ran out of regular lime salsa, but I only had actually a little bit left, so I had about a quarter left, and it wouldn't fill the me full mason jar.
And I didn't wanna drink that much straight vodka because I get all screwed up, so I put the rest of it with, um um not great for Jews.
I'm sorry, but what am I thinking of? The red juice.
Cranberry cranberry juice Stuff Sounds solid. Honestly.
Doesn't sound too bad.
My favorite, um my favorite under the radar concoction.
One of my roommate from one of my I lived with three roommates last year.
One of them has his friend from home that commutes to Merrimack would come up and visit every once in a while, and he comes out of nowhere one night with Crown Royal Apple and Sprite.
And it's just like the top, you know, get the word out and total dynamite.
Oh, yeah, gets the job done.
It's a weird combo Apple Lemon line.
But seriously, when you try it, it might surprise you.
I like the crown apple to myself.
I'm a huge crown thin, but I'm sipping on these as I usually dio.
Yeah, he's That's my brand Nice anybody.
Probably halfway through sop****re year, I started getting into these, and now I'm a huge Bruins fans.
So my friends adopted the motto for me, tweets and bees, and that's what I named I named my fancy hockey team after it.
It's kind of become like my my spiel amongst my friends and tweets and these sponsor May.
I'd be a great brand ambassador, I told them, Um, they sponsored one of my favorite twist streamers and I was like, Hey, you're sponsoring my favorite twitch streamer and the Bruins like That's awesome.
Got some smart people at the headquarters there.
You know who's your favorite? Which, uh, streamer.
His name is Nick Merck's.
He plays like call of duty and, like, shooter games.
And he's just a hilarious dude.
Big football fan, too, Which I like.
Cool, dude. Cool, dude. Nice.
It was a huge falling is like four million followers and twitch.
No wonder why he's got freaking sponsors like that.
Oh, yeah, his legend.
When I'm on twitch, I actually watch Nasher.
I watch the tickets, guys, anything lucky related Pretty much I'm actually Do you know, do you watch any of the other NHL streamers? No, I don't.
Should I? Who should I be? Subscribing? Thio.
There's a guy named Rohan IQ, Orhan IQ.
You'll see one of the two.
I've been a follower in his channel, probably since, like, 2014, and, uh, I've got to know him like a little a little bit over the years and we follow each other on Twitter and I'm pretty active in his chat.
But he's a cool dude to watch, too.
He's my age, you know.
He's not like he's a little Nasher is too black.
Nasher and him of all the different stuff, General.
Yeah, I like NUJ, too.
He's a Bruins fan.
Um, pretty big NHL streamer news TV on twitch.
Yeah, he's a Bruins change.
Super chill, dude.
Girl in the house.
What's up, girl? How you doing? Stopping in the book Just got on the board.
So the phantoms lead is cut toe one.
Um, checking the story over on the Muskegon and Green Bay action.
We're Mason lore.
I and Jake Smaltz a playing.
They are still at 2 to 1.
Um, the low rise got two shots on goal.
He's got his first point of the season.
So, speaking of speaking of prospects, I'm interested.
Um, it looks like Roman Bykov.
I'm going to say I don't know the pronunciation exactly.
It's gonna be an extra defenseman or, you know, if they run like more than six, defenseman will be in the fold for Russia.
I really hope we see a bit of women in the world juniors because, as I mentioned a couple days ago on Twitter, he's been kind of tough to get a read on.
You know, there's not a whole lot that comes out about him.
I don't know if you feel the same way or if you have more intel than I do.
But he's like these late.
Got these Late run guys always intrigued me no matter where they come from.
Yeah, the weird thing about him is I don't get to see a lot of that type of hockey that fire over in Europe.
Um, yeah, it's It's tough Thio to get a read on what they're actually saying.
You know, most of the time when I watch a lot of European hockey, I kind of like gravitate to when they're when they're actually their names are being called because I don't understand.
That's why I want to really want to get some black gold writers that are from Europe that want to cover the team and then they They have that bilingual language that they can understand what's going on over there and produce um, uh, content for us.
But yeah, I feel like it just in general, even on Twitter Or, you know, anything else any other publications? Like I don't I'm not okay, locations, but, um, I never see anything about him.
He just kind of enigma to me.
And I love, too, because, like I said these later on, guys always fascinated me a little bit because the later rounds for most people, I feel like as an outsider, you know, I could be totally wrong.
Ah, lot of it's just chance or it's a guy you find that drops further than they should like.
I was talking with Jack when you were down again to drink last night.
Marshall Warren, I think, has a chance to be the steal of the 2019 draft Boston College defenseman.
I think you should have went in the second anywhere from the second to fourth round, maybe as high as a second.
He's just that good, and he proved it as a freshman, just totally walked into B C.
It gets tough competition and you know, there's really not a glaring weakness to his game, and that's rare in college.
And I think Minnesota totally nailed it.
And I think, another Minnesota prospect in Nikita Nesterenko, another late guy that's going to be see this year.
He's the new wave of Minnesota talent.
They already have map oldie and Marshall Warren, who are both wild prospects, has one of has the chance to be one of those next guys.
You know, Minnesota Kinda.
They have that that kind of under the radar drafting ability.
I think they do a really good job Mawr So than people give him credit for and another guy's Adam Beckman.
I don't know if you anything, you know anything about him.
He looks like a total steel.
I think he was a third round pick.
Um, they they're savvy out there in Minnesota.
I'll give him credit.
And I think Marshall Warren's gonna step into a bigger role of B C this year, and he's gonna crush it.
Ironically enough, Marshal Warren hosts his own sports podcast.
Really hockey podcast, hockey, football, anything? Um, couple C t o.
Podcast the coast to coast podcast him, and I think a couple of the B C students I discovered because Mikey Harbin, my neighbor down the street, his friends with Marshall both at BC, and he likes he got interviewed on this show, wants he reposted.
He's like, check out the podcast like holy **** function.
Warden, I don't know what he studies at school, but he hosts the podcast.
You know, you know, whole respect.
Their, um yeah, he's these late round guys always fascinated me.
Whether it's a Bruins prospect or someone else, um, they're always a bit of an enigma.
And you know, Mason Langenbrunner's another one of those guys given the high school route.
Minnesota is just a great breeding ground, though, and I think Harvard, you know, depending on their future, you know, they're kind of in limbo right now with their status on this season in the future.
But, um, he'll get a chance to play at some point.
And like I said last night, I like the blend of size and skating ability with him.
Ah, lot when you like.
Mike, When you talked about the whatever happens this season in the Ivy League, you got to think about what's gonna happen like to Curtis Hall because pretty much the Ivy League right now pretty much said that They're pretty done.
Uh, and he was drafted in, uh, in the priority draft, I believe by the, um, Flint Firebirds.
So he has an option to go there, too.
Or you could seek a Europe e en route, I believe.
I'm not sure if that's allowed as an N c A student.
That might be rules against that, because it technically, Europe is kind of professional.
So the CIA kind of frowns on any events that players attend on professional level.
So, um, but I don't know.
I like Curtis Hall a lot is a forward.
He's got a great flow, you know that? We saw him at camp together.
And I love Curtis Hall.
Yeah, love Curtis Hall reminds me a lot of Bacchus.
I mean, it's, you know, pretty much the same route the U S h l You know, Bacchus with with a closer the home team hall playing for Youngstown when I'm watching right now.
Um, but, you know, that could be a route that that, you know, he could explore the same thing with John Beecher if if the Big 10 wasn't gonna happen in the n. C. A.
You had an opportunity to go to, uh, Sue ST Marie Greyhounds, which was a fantastic program up in the Chl.
You know that, you know, But obviously the things that coming around because, uh, Michigan and Big 10 came out and announced that they are gonna have a season they're going to stop very soon.
Like we talked about last night's super stoked for Hockey East to come back.
Oh, yeah, Soon, finally, the **** up.
The East Coast Hockey League is coming back in early December.
Eso That's great without minus the Atlantic Gladiators.
But rumor is, and I'm working on an article right now that the Boston Bruins and the Jacksonville Iceman are going to come to an agreement on a one year affiliation.
So is my thing is back in early 2020 this year.
A tweet Mentioning that the Boston Bruins might not be interested in having an affiliation in the East Coast Hockey League.
And I went a little further than that and wrote an article about about that topic because the fact is that there's Onley too.
Maybe three of the most that actually see time down there.
It's not a full team of prospects, so it's really not worth having an affiliation.
You could actually basically loan out a couple of players.
This kind of intrigues me with the idea of now they want to go with a full team and not not go.
The loan process is I think, that they were ready to start stockpiling prospects in the East Coast Hockey League, and they need an affiliation to do something like that without having too many loans out.
So look, keep keep eyes out for their onto something, dude.
And I'm not gonna take credit for this because yeah, this is from an article that of the athletic Fluto Shinzawa wrote.
And it was strictly about Yacoub's borough making, making the team and so on.
And at the end of the article, which didn't go unnoticed cause I read all the articles, anything that I share, I always read.
But I noticed that they said that they are Hey, was talking to, um, Providence Bruins general Manager um John Ferguson.
He was interviewing him, and, uh, it came up so there is talks about an agreement going on, and he has.
Another thing you got to think about is if they do another year in the East Coast Hockey League.
Does that buy time for places like Manchester Main, possibly Worcester, to get back and to get into a fold of getting your prospects that are going to the East Coast? Luckily level.
Ah, little closer to home.
All I know about the Jacksonville Iceman from playing hockey Ultimate team.
I know this is They have awesome uniforms.
E o guy with the hoody coat and everything for, um three e c h l.
I've discovered through hockey element team in NHL 21 has some awesome uniforms.
Um, the Jacksonville Iceman before Tim Richardson in my Twitter Stream inspired me to go the main Mariners route with my jerseys.
That's all I know about the Iceman.
I totally understand where they're coming from, and I like that.
It's not just like someone throwing **** in the wall and hoping it sticks its, you know, from a reputable source, the literal general manager of the province ruins.
Um, I like the idea man gives them or of ah, more flexibility with these prospects versus, you know, a **** storm when you don't have enough room for everybody in the Providence steam.
And like I said, it buys a little bit of time to creating the speculation of in East Coast Hockey Lee affiliation coming closer to New England.
Now here's the funny thing is, since the Boston Bruins have had affiliations with the East Coast Hockey League, they've had several.
Um, and I have this somewhere.
I have this in my article, but it started in 1991 92 with Johnstown Chiefs, and then they went to the Charlotte Checkers, went back to Johnstown.
They went to reading.
They've been down south pretty much reading Pennsylvania is the highest north that they've had an affiliation.
Primarily, they like staying in the South, which is kind of weird.
So that might That might be another avenue that the neurons are exploring toe, possibly not having affiliation closer but stay in the Southern states somewhere.
I don't know if there's any truth to arrive into that reason, but there is.
The past 10 years, there has been influx of teams moving closer to areas of operation.
And with those call ups and the need to do so, um, you make it in a day, travel less a day, travel a couple our travel instead of, you know we'll be Remember.
Remember when Jesse Gabriel was being sent from Providence Down Thio Atlanta.
Yeah, he drove in a few years.
Yeah, he's doing, I guess he's doing alright.
He's up in, uh, up in Canada, doing hockey camps so good on them to keep going anyway.
Played in ah, Czech Republic with the the where Robert Lantos.
He's playing right now.
And he also played in the, uh, Australian Ice Hockey League, which, you know why watch all the time when they're not playing here because it's open.
Oh, yeah, you're all over.
And I know I love that stuff, even when it's like it's June.
July, August, Australian hockey man.
Nothing like it.
13 viewers in here right now.
Not bad for Saturday night.
I was just playing some e was playing some NHL hockey Eldon team, and I tweeted about it because, like I've run into the problem a couple times now, where kids that are you know, too big for their britches.
They get another lead on you.
Whether it's lucky year, they just I'll play you and they start letting the computer. They start.
You know, they put the controller down.
Let the computer players play defense for them on this.
This s***bag did it to me at three. Nothing.
I scored two goals.
It comes back in the third period.
I beat in 423 I said in my message, you know, call him out.
Immediate communication banned from Xbox.
Oh, yeah, I appealed it.
And they said, though they said they'll get rid of it in four hours.
So E got a two day band like I've got, like, seven of those.
I don't go out of my way out.
This is my philosophy with Xbox, um, call of duty or NHL slide.
But sometimes I don't need to you know, whether it is meaningful to the person I'm calling out at all or whether they brush it off.
Um, sometimes I just feel the need to send a message.
And, you know, I've been banned, like six times.
Like in these communication bands.
Some people, just like they play these things.
Do she play styles? And then they like, Oh, no, I can't handle the heat of taking the backlash from it.
So I report them like a little Sally boy.
And, you know, e was talking to Jacob Jacob opponent about this little bit e personally, No, but yeah.
I mean, have become acquainted over Twitter.
Um, but yeah, he was like, he was like, Yeah, I've dealt with same thing.
I don't know if he goes out of his way to mess his people, but I was I was just d Eminem recently, and I was like, Yeah, it just ****es me off because the first time it happened to me, I lost 8 to 70 T.
And I was like, I was ****ing furious.
I got off the game, E.
I was like, Nah, this, You know, I need to blow off some steam and just kind of relax, because when I get in games like that, my heart races and I really, like, get into it.
I'm like, if I lose, I ****ing go a bit ballistic, so yeah, yeah, it's It's frustrating, man.
You know, do you like I do, but I do not have P g A.
I've heard PG is pretty difficult.
I don't know if you could do a test of that.
My brother and my uncle love it.
It's very addictive and brothers, a great golfer in real life, so I'm not surprised that he's picked it up.
Picked it up pretty well.
He's Ah, he's a golf captain at UNH on knife.
Oh, yeah, he's he.
When he was in high school, he worked at Harmon Golf Course in Rockland, right down the street from us.
But, like anywhere from, like 5 to 10 minutes, depending on you know how much traffic you run into which there really isn't much between my house and there.
But yeah, man, he got to high school.
He got into golf and he was married to the game.
He worked at the golf course, and when he wasn't working, he was hitting balls or playing with his friends.
He pretty much lived there in high school, and he's a total ****ing animal on the golf course.
I have taken like a two, almost 2.
5 year hiatus from golf.
Um, time, oil, share of the close of three years by the summertime.
I don't know, man.
I just couldn't justify playing it at such a bad level to spend so much money to play it, which, like, you know, some people, you know, they're not the best golfers, but they play for love, a game, the love of the game.
I don't love golf enough to justify spending that much money to suck ass on the golf course.
Just someone consistent.
I'm so inconsistent, especially off the tee, are short.
Seems pretty good.
But I want to get better.
I want to get better at the game, and I don't spend a ton of money at it.
But I do spend a ah lot of the driving range like we'll spend like, you know, Courtney and I will spend like, $20 apiece and get like a large bucket.
Just go up there for two hours and just, like, just just practice.
Yeah, we don't play that sort of thing at this point.
Is driving ranges instead of golf.
Yeah, I'll go to a driving range any day.
Yeah, I just tune in the game.
You know, Jude, it's fun, but you know just whether it's nine or 18.
I just can't the most like the last few times I played golf before I decided to kind of just like bail on it.
I play like nine holes or 18 holes and I get like to the halfway point.
I play nine and I play like five holes and get sick of it.
I play 18 playing like eight or nine holes, and I'm like, I really just want to play anymore.
It's just like I enjoy watching it to an extent as well.
But, like not enough to the point where I'm like my brother, my dad, my uncle or my older brother to both of my brothers, that air just totally glued to the screen pretty much it's just not on that level for May go from Bruins talk Thio golf talk.
Oh yeah, I can't wait for the Masters next next week.
That's gonna be Oh, that'll be into that.
Oh, yeah, definitely.
Can't look away from the Masters.
Definitely be putting some cash on a winner at better line dot G.
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Yeah, sponsor of the black Gold locket podcast, which were recording tomorrow.
Episode 202 to or to get some topics, we're gonna go over as one of them is gonna be obviously the talk about the East Coast Hockey League and the, you know, secret agreement talks that are going on between the Boston Bruins and Jacksonville Iceman.
So that's gonna be a lot of fun.
I'm sure how this is gonna have ah, ran to the week and you know, she does way.
Have we have so much fun over.
I was sure That's amore lighting in the background.
I feel like I'm kind of in an abyss here.
It looks like on the screen.
Yeah, I lay up back there in the corner, but yeah, the beginning.
I didn't know it was up.
I thought something was wrong with my web came honestly.
But when I'm just using my laptop in general, I just keep my brightness low.
Teoh, you know, se battery life because if you keep it super high, your battery dies faster.
Even though I have a charger on the ready if I need it, it's just a habit.
Um, it's happened from college because sometimes I wake up for getting to charge my laptop for class, and I have, like, 30% battery life in class.
I'm like, I need to keep it on super low brightness.
Somebody Laptop doesn't die when I'm taking notes.
Yeah, I can imagine.
I ****ing miss college man already.
Oh, yeah. College was a lot of fun.
Um, Couldn't have found a better scenario.
A lot of self short guys like myself, too.
So a lot of Bruins fans on the Bruins fans, um, e I got I got known amongst my friends as the encyclopedia because any questions they'd have from me, I'd be able to answer on, and I thought that was cool.
I just like I kind of took pride in that, you know, I'm there.
I'm there to produce content there, to get good grades and make my family proud.
But at the same time, I'm there, toe.
You know, my mindset is just to entertain and inform.
And, you know, I have people.
I'd be out of the party, and I have people come up and ask me about the Bruins and I'm like, this is just a ****ing wild scene, but I love it.
You know? College was cool, man.
I met a lot of local friends and then, you know, my friends were pretty open minded.
So we've met a lot of different groups of people on e Just miss it, man.
And, you know, not having the graduation on time was weird.
But now we're going to graduate the same weekend as the class of 2021 in late May.
And I hope we get a senior week rescheduled to to, you know, have everybody back together that wants to go and have some drinks and some fun for a couple days.
So e dude, I miss it, man.
I stopped going to the high school.
The hockey game is really after, like, sop****re year because me and my friend just lost interest in attending them.
They follow them on Twitter, watching on TV when they were.
And, you know, we threw some parties junior and senior year.
So, you know, you can't always if you want to get ready for the party of the weekend.
If we would throw one, you can't go to a hockey game or else nobody is gonna want to shove toe a party super late.
But I had a good time in college.
I miss it, especially being a hockey school.
Now when you guys, When you went to Merrimack, when I worked there with the team in the staff department, my freshman sop****re year, I was just like I would sit in the breast road with, like, I wasn't like, credentialed.
I was just there because I was part of the team.
Um, but I want I moved on from that.
Nothing gets the team people I worked with, I just like I kind of its interest a bit and wanted to focus on other things a little more.
Um, and I feel like two years was a good enough like, you know, experience to, you know, kind of let go and focus on other things and have some more time on the weekends and just enjoy myself a little more, But I didn't enjoy it.
It wasn't the most like, thrilling experience, but it's not like I just sat there every game or two a weekend and was miserable.
Sometimes, you know, you have the occasional game where you're just, like, super tired or something.
You're not really into it.
But, you know, I did my best work and, you know, eventually moved on and Theo Team was fun to be around.
Marry Mac brings in a lot of high character kids off like talent, the CBC, bu Northeastern Harvard.
But I'm gonna want a nice kids on that team.
Colin Delia, because with the Chicago Blackhawks world class kid, probably the probably the most meaningful interactions I've ever had with the Merrimack hockey player, you know, we weren't like best friends or anything but colleges to super chill.
Dude, he had that Callie vibe to him from California.
Super chill, dude.
They're, you know, great sense of humor.
Aaron Titcomb, who's playing in the A C h l with the Redding Royals now super cool.
Dude, many of the people was very involved with the team impact program.
Um, you know, they sponsor a certain kid to, you know, be closer with the team, and you don't have that impact.
Um, team impact went up to the name, you know, be having that connection of the team as a young kid, um, world class kid.
And I've spent a lot of cool people breath.
See any who plays for the Binghamton Devils? Awesome.
Dude, it's funny.
My freshman year I knew him from the team, so it wasn't like a big shocker to me.
But spring weekend out in the apartment quads my friends met him for the first time was like, Holy **** like you're the best player of the team, like you're a ****ing superstar and meeting them to each other.
So I was just kind of like, Hey, what's up? They're like, Holy crap, like your bretzing any like, This is so cool.
Yeah, and now he's playing with his old coach.
Mark Dennehy got let go, and he's coaching the Binghamton Devils Now.
Mark Dennehy is the guy.
I can speak the highest off, um, my family, um, Tim Sweeney for Boston, Peru and lives in Hanover.
And, um, we're good family friends with Sweeney's.
And Tim put me before my freshman year, put me in contact with Coach Dennehy and, you know, told him I was into based on what I did in high school, managerially with the hand of her team Hanover High School show Go Indians actually not go Indians because we're changing the mascot name now Because people can't deal with that way.
You have the same mascot.
Really? Very, very Indians.
Oh, yeah, We're getting rid of the Indians, though.
People are offended by it, that maybe that'll probably coming up north like Oh, yeah.
Um, you know, given the record records that this team has put up in the results, um, I know through internal sources from the team that it was pushed, um, by alumni to, you know, get a new face in there and it hasn't nothing against Scott Boric.
But you know, when you're competing against recruiting classes like B, C, B u, Northeastern, Harvard, even u mass Lowell, Um, it's just gonna be tough to keep up, but the you know, the alumni and I assume the organization at some point was like, you know, we want to change and unfortunately, coaching and he was let go.
But for a couple of the past two years, he's had that contract because he sounded like he signed an extension with Merrimack to be the head coach before he was fired.
So he got paid by Merrimack and Binghamton at the same time.
So good for him.
Dude, man, Um, I can't say enough good things about coach Jenna.
He I'm before and what does success in the H l right now They're They're a good team in Binghamton.
They got a good group.
When you talked about the relation of Tim Sweeney and your dad and so on, I remember I went to a Bruins game and I actually saw Tim Sweeney and I was in the alumni box, and I think I had a conversation with you.
I think I tweeted something out.
I'm like, I'm in the alumni box right now.
I'm with Laemmle in with all these freaking guys.
I said Tim Sweeney, and all of a sudden you were like, I think my dad's there e somebody that looks a lot like you.
Oh, yeah, Tim, Tim, Tim's an awesome dude.
I've known him for a while.
Um, you know, through hockey families and hand over, um yeah, great family.
Um, his wife, Chrissy is world class is well, great kids.
He's got three kids.
His son Tim is actually a senior.
A salve Regina which is a good D to program.
He's a stud, great hockey player.
Played a Caesarian Brothers high School as well.
Yeah, and yeah, Tim put me in contact.
My dad was like because we knew I wanted to get involved in sports.
We had a faculty meeting before then.
I even shouted a class before I went there, and I got promised all the stuff with the radio station.
Then a couple months later, my dad reaches out to Tim.
Tip reaches out to Mark.
He said something up to be in the mix.
Ah, friend of mine was already in there That graduated a year before May.
So I talked to him to as a yo.
I just talkto coach Donaghy through a close friend and I'm going to be joining you on the managerial staff.
So it's cool to work with him too, and yeah, cushion.
He's a world class dude.
Um, it was a shame and a shock to see him fired when he was by Merrimack.
But he's crushing it now, and I couldn't be happier for him.
Yeah, that's pretty cool.
Yeah, I I just remember all the all the conversations I had with you and, um, about him.
So Yeah, I'm just gonna take a second to send out the link.
Alright? While you're doing that, I'm gonna grab another beverage.
Hang tight with us, Folks.
Are the guys that are here.
Just be right back.
So okay, E m back one.
As you can see, E could see that.
Thanks for coming back, buddy.
Of course. Of course.
Thanks for coming on.
Dude, this is awesome, because I reached out to Heather, but she had some things going on, so it's kind of cool that got somebody to do it because I do love these things.
They're pretty cool.
I don't want to him every night, but still it zero somethingto kill some time because I did my homework today.
Got some articles out.
So I'm just telling tonight, then, um, usually on the weekends of playing some called Dirty War Zone with some friends or, you know, playing some NHL are over my brother's house.
But he's chilling tonight, which, you know, I'm cool with Yes, senior.
The Manchester Monarch shirt there.
Okay, kids rapping wrap in my boy.
That's how we became a Los Angeles Kings fan in 2000 and one.
I was like, I love the Bruins and I loved every level of that organization.
But I can't get to Providence all the time because I'm that far north.
So go into Manchester, which is only 40 minutes away.
I'm like SPAC dab in the middle of Manchester and Boston.
So I would go just 12 times or no, they play each other 12 times in the season six and six, So I would go and make the travel.
But it's even even better now that I have the credentials that I could go down to Providence all the time.
I miss Manchester, but hopefully a team gets back there soon.
That's a great hockey community, e.
My brother went to school there, so I know they have some hockey roots.
Hey, went to school in Southern New Hampshire and played, um, club there for a couple of years.
But yeah, maybe the Manchester Monarch sticklebacks today.
I know they have a and any or what's the name of thinking off N C d l or any CDL June um, but yeah.
Does there a little lower profile? Yeah, I'm not sure, but yeah, I was I was awesome.
I got to see Tallis.
Foley, Martin Jones, Brandon cousin Who's over in the KHL right now.
But Tanner Pearson, um, Nick DeLorean Really? E came in the NHL.
Um, even against the Bruins, when he's getting involved in the, you know, the physical aspects.
He's just like he's one of those bowling ball fourth liners, and I respect that.
That's what I thought about Noah Charney.
That's what I thought about meal luch each.
Um, Ryan Reaves has a lot of that to him to I respect the **** out of Ryan Reeves.
Yeah, he's a tough He's a tough *******.
Um, and he could back it up. He's not afraid.
Not even just on the ice.
You know, on Twitter a little bit too.
But, um, yeah, man, I don't know, unfortunate that those rules aren't considered mawr when it comes to a salary, you know what I mean? Because traditionally with the Boston Bruins and pretty much any team as a business nos sucks.
E mean, that's just part of the whole business.
But those guys, the ones that observe the most and honestly, because they're they're going on on the line to, you know, have your back, but also have that pride of the team when they put that jersey on every day and grind it out the way they dio, you know, for limited amount of money.
And thank good on Ryan Reaves forgetting his deal because because the Golden Golden Knights can actually do that.
Bruins is so up to the cap, they can't pay a guy like that.
You know what? You have to t create mawr secondary scoring.
You need to address other areas of this organization where you can't put the funds towards a guy like Reeves or a tough guy like, uh, Martin or anything like that, you know, mhm.
Have you looked at the 2021 drafted all yet? I have not.
I'm actually just getting caught up on 2020 right now with the black reports and everything that's going on with the Bruins prospects.
But with my, uh, my bold predictions that you fall in love with Yes, for wall stead.
Um, he's the You also have the scar of of the year total total stud goalie Prospect could go top 10.
I don't think so.
Um, I haven't washed to enough to you know, what I want school is I kind of just, like, assume they're lefties.
And, you know, if I had seen him, I'm pretty sure he's leftie.
But if he was a righty, I would have noticed.
Um, the 2021 draft is really interesting because it's an interesting spot compared to years past, where it seems like a while that ought to ratty a Roddy from Finland was gonna be the top guy.
But there's a huge influx of defenseman this year.
Brand Clark with the Barrie Colts.
Carson Lambo is who's playing overseas right now.
But Canadian kid are one power.
Who's gonna be playing with John Beecher in Michigan? Who is my favorite? That's my boy, is it? Yeah.
E one Power is my taught my favorite guy right now.
I love brand Clark.
I love own power.
I mean, brand Clark and Carson Limbaugh's own powers.
My top guy, I think the blend of that 6 ft five frame and what he could bring to the table intangible wise is gonna be really interesting to watch and a team with a team like Michigan this year.
I think he's going to crush it.
I think he's gonna be, you know, one of the better defense in the whole country as a fresh in full production.
This kid, from what I've read, what I've seen really has it.
Um and they like we talked about yesterday.
They've already got guys like Beecher and Becker a solid goaltender.
Strausman um, they got map veneers coming transferwise mapping years Profit 15 to 2021.
Prospect from Harvard.
Harvard, By the way, a huge, huge shakeup for them.
There was Trevor ****.
Tired of BC, those map veneers to Michigan.
Riley Walsh and Jack Rathbone both signed pro deals.
I watched Riley Walsh and Jackson Rathbone play against my brother growing up and oh, my ****ing word.
Like next level skills you could even tell when they were 10 years old.
They were gonna be something there.
There were certain kids, even at the young age.
I watched these games very intently, is a hockey fan and Jack Rathbone rally wash for two of the kids that stood out.
Any time you play um, their teams.
Jack played for the sell Short Kings Really wash played for the top gun program.
And anytime you put the King's air, um, top gun.
Actually, I'm not sure if Rathbone play for the Kings, but the point stands he Jack Rathbone, who has a chance to crack Vancouver's Russia this year, was a total ****ing animal as a kid, local kid to from West Roxbury, um, Harvard and a wild off season losing Qatar veneers and might explain to me explain to me why Qatar he committed to Harvard and then just want thio cold stuff scared him off, saying with veneers, That's what it seems like.
Um, the timing wise, um, you know, I feel the same way If I was, you know, as highly touted as they are, map in ears is legitimate.
Chance to go Top 12.
Top 10, maybe top 15.
Speaking of kids, my brother played with my brother, played with his older brother, Bobby, who plays a Williams College D three, and Matt, anytime meet here, I talkto Mr Preneurs, their father or my dad would they would be talking about how Maddie is playing some big tournament or Maddie's, you know, really playing well.
I was like, You know, his brother is pretty good.
His young Matt's got to be pretty good, too.
And now mats on the U.
Development program, and he's considered a consensus top 15 prospect.
And Michigan is just, I think he's totally gonna torch college hockey in Michigan.
They have a really good surrounding castle forwards there, where I just think he's totally gonna light it up.
And their coach, Mel Pearson, is just is top notch.
When you think of us hockey coaches, um, you know, working with John Beech here up the middle to get him time there, but also incorporating some left wing times, which I don't know.
If I mentioned this last night, I kind of think that the Bruins might have said, Mel, if you have an opportunity to put John on the left side, can you please do it? And he might have been obliged that so that might get teachers Road to the NHL faster playing on the left, and it would have a little so we'll see from there.
Either way, I would like to see if if John stays awful years at the Michigan Cool e Get it? That's awesome.
Get your education and do whatever you want.
You have a bright future.
If he leaves early, I still think he should play one full season in the American Hockey League.
I think that's the plan that the Boston Bruins doing from now.
They need to Russian.
No, don't rush prospects.
Yeah, it's just really crush prospects immediately after they leave the podium.
Get him, get him seasoned.
My bias from Michigan having a connection, toe Beecher on the left.
But there's who's a center, you know, growing up with his family, playing with my brother and Becker.
I want to see a beach souvenirs Becker line for Michigan next year.
These the triple B line.
Dude, that line would be Excuse me. Menacing.
Seriously, I think Jack Becker, from what I've seen in red, um, like I like I mentioned earlier in this livestream thes, I think the Bruins have a way of finding interesting lay around town.
Um, and Jack beaches, not Jack Beach. I'm combining names.
Jack Becker is one of them.
And now you know he's got this leadership.
Parole is a captain. Obviously.
You know, being there for his fourth year.
Now he's got some familiarity.
Um, I think having a veteran for a guy like, um, map veneers, Top 21 prospect, tough flight center.
I'd be surprised if he's not.
I'm getting prime minutes off the bat because he's just that good.
Um, give him a veteran on the wing and then get him a dynamic, speedy big winger who's going to create space down low and went a lot of puck battles. And John Beecher.
And like this, this Michigan team.
I'll be shocked if they're not in the national championship, at least in the Frozen four.
Um, Mel Pearson, the recruiting staff have just done a tremendous job with that program.
Um, yeah, this is this is no surprise.
We've seen a lot of great players come out of Michigan like Kyle Connor and Zakarin ski, uh, to name a couple.
This is a team that this would be no shock about, but a team that you've got to give credit for what they've built, you know, they were I'm not going to say they were lucky, but they were definitely fortunate to have a guy like map veneers decided toe go elsewhere.
Um, I was a little upset that the map, the nearest unpicked BC because BC was in the fold for his, um, for his services.
Once he decided to move on from Harvard, he had a ton of interest.
Rightfully so. The kids have stud.
Um, I think he's in a great situation.
I think playing in this situation with Beecher and veneers would be huge for Jack Becker.
I mean, like, how can you be upset with that situation? Like, I think you just totally thrive.
And that team otherwise, we talked about it last night.
Braden, Burson, Owen Power.
They got stuck goaltender straws, man, and it really well rounded team around them.
I'm looking to Michigan to be in the Frozen four this year.
Big time, Big time, and I'm gonna wash them any chance I can because of that's those three guys and I'm a huge own power guy.
Early on, he's my He's my 2021 man crush. So far.
I think that the size, the combination of size and skill is extremely rare, and I think it'll be in the mix of the number one pick.
I really dio Do I think you'll go number one? No.
Do I think it be in the mix? Yeah, because not everybody is certain that, uh to Roditi, who is the consensus for a while? As of you know, before a few months ago, when things started to change and people started to see more on guys like land bows and brain Clark, there's like a six headed race to the number one overall pick right now, the 2021 draft.
Think about that.
I think about that.
Do you have in common? Do you think that the 2020 draft is going to be as deep as as the 2020 was? I don't know enough about the class to say so yet, but it's definitely gonna be a deeper defensive draft.
I'll say that for a fact.
There's one tough like girl from their very we're happy this year.
There's like it's been a trend for a little while.
There's usually one tough like goalie prospect.
This year, it's wall stead.
Yes, your walls off barring catastrophe, but he's already also start overseas.
Um, total stud goalies are always tough to evaluate, but you know there's reason to believe he'll be.
He'll crack the top 10.
I think if he keeps this up, he'll crack the top 10.
I don't think, um, he'll slip out like you also have a scar did.
But the defensive depth, I think, is better this year.
Clark, Lamb, Bos and oh, in power are all potential top five picks and all.
Defenseman and Simon Edmonson as well from Sweden.
Simon Edmonson is another defenseman that I'm seeing his name popped up.
I don't know a ton about him, though.
I haven't looked into it, but I have seen people that I trust in the prospect community that are very high on him.
So I have to do my research.
What? It, um I wanna keep want to see Mac Merrimack? Yeah.
I mean, he always catches my eye because he's a you know, Bruins Development camp attendee.
Um, he hasn't got a huge opportunity.
Um, Jerry, who tema from Finland has, you know, taken a bit of the spotlight.
The goaltending wasn't a strong suit last year for Merrimack.
I think Cochran played one or two games are, you know, came a relief one or two times, but you know, from what I saw from him, he he's not the biggest guy, but he could move around.
Well, like I said, Gold is very hard to evaluate.
Um, but, you know, I like his odds.
You know, he's in a good system, you know? Maybe an injury happens.
You know, I'm not rooting for this button.
Injury happens or, you know, they feel a need for a change of face and he gets a Shawnee thrives.
But it's just always tough for goalies in a Merrimack system.
Despite Colin Delia.
Now, probably the Chicago Blackhawks back up this upcoming season.
It's tough on the lower end t like Merrimack and hockey East to, you know, make a name for himself for a guy like Cochran.
Um, but it's possible, Um, I like it.
I like the tools, but, you know, there hasn't been a whole lot of proving ground for him yet, But hopefully that will change the future for, you know, for bias.
I'm biased towards the kid.
Yeah, I didn't know I didn't know about the finished kid that was already there.
So on I just thought that with the way that he was his number.
Is that Walpole High? We're just insanely crazy, like another one goals against average and, like a 94 95 state percentage.
I was just amazed by something like that.
No wonder why he got the looks for for the camp invites, you know? Yeah, there's always there's always the occasional goalie in mass high school hockey that really catches eyes.
There's a kid from day **** Natick I a few years ago.
I think he's playing college somewhere.
I forget which school, but he was a total ****ing animal.
Given you, I think natives D to So it's not like, you know, he's playing like Super Eight contention or anything, but he, um I'm pretty sure he got, um divisional.
I mean, when I was in high school, you know, part of my duties were scouting teams that we could play in the tournament and just, you know, doing my looking in general just outside of division three, where handover was, um, I would always look around and just could call my I like, how could you not with stats he's putting up.
I'm pretty sure he either went to prep school or one D one or both.
But James Cochran's a part of that unique group that Yeah, I set the stage for himself in a place like Walpole, and now he's a mirror Mac and has been a Bruins camp, so I don't know.
Hey, duster and chat, he writes down Lindbergh kid at u Mass is solid.
You? Yeah, he's a late Minnesota pick speaking like re****ed.
Late Minnesota picks earlier.
Um, he's really solid.
He was a huge reason.
Made a run when Kelm a car was there before he turned pro.
Hey was starting goaltender.
But you know some of these guys, whether it's the program they're playing in or the draft status kind of flying to the radar.
And for that reason, a combination of both.
Despite u mass coming out of the scene that year, you know, U MASS isn't like an established, perennial successful team.
Um, but, you know, their recent success has made no worthy to an extent in his late, um, draft pick.
Um, but labor's a solid goaltender man.
Um, even outside of the tournament, when nationals got going, I watched some U mass games.
Whether it's you know BC playing them or, you know, just catching an occasional game against another hockey's opponent.
Lindbergh's This is all a goaltender, you know, there's not really much else I could say.
Um, yeah, my car's brother is going to u Mass.
Is he a defenseman? I don't remember off by my head, like expecting.
Dustin will know this guy knows everything.
Um, hi, but yeah, I like Lindbergh.
But they're in an interesting spot with signing Ken Talbot this offseason to his new deal.
I really think Alex stay block.
Doesn't have a lot of time left there.
I really don't know how you can backpacking in after this past season.
So maybe with a guy like him and then you have Cam Talbot.
Now they could, um, trade stay locked at the deadline to team looking for a goalie.
But that capital calculate kid is a stud, um, one of the better goaltenders in all of American League hockey.
Besides Danville Adar and Connor Ingram last year? Yeah, Conor Ingram is really solid.
I don't think he gets enough recognition in Nashville, but he's overseas now.
Recently, just recently on loan.
But he's a solid ask goaltender man.
Yeah, um, he's probably still going to get overshadowed with the addition of Escarra, but you know, he's he's about 23 24 now.
So depending on the depending on the future of Sorrows and Renee and and, uh, Nashville, we could see him as an HR graduate sooner rather than later.
Well, he just he definitely has the opportunity to be somewhere in that in that national organization, the landscape in front of him is tough one, though it all depends on how Sarah's goes and how you know Renee is coming.
He's such a solid worker, and I really liked what they did when he got that extension.
He mentioned that he would like to, like, be with another year of, like nurturing the younger goaltender the next one or something like it was just like, I want to make sure that somebody else is ready to take that priest and full time, even though they probably earned it over him because he's been struggling lately.
But still, just the fact is that to spent together because these guys a friend, you know, you know, the goaltenders, we all stick together.
You know? E think that's class and then and then re enable Walk away from the game.
Probably one of the another one of the list of the long list of great players in the league.
Regardless of what you say about him that didn't win a cup or won't win the cup, You know what I mean? It happens, but you can't You can't, um, discredit what he's done for the for the game, his efforts in Nashville, the stats and what he's done on as a paycheck.
You know, I'm sure he's got career earnings of probably about 70 million.
So sure he's also Yeah, with Renee's age, I wonder if a scar of drops in and to see to see it's that shot and maybe Ingram still in the fold.
That's the future of their goaltending tandem.
Or they move on from Ingram and its sorrows and a scar off.
I really don't see sorrow.
Staying is back up much longer.
Um, I think he's proven to an extent he's ready to be a starter, But it is, you know, just a matter of a team giving him a chance, because unless Renee retires, I don't think he's going to start over Renee unless catastrophe strikes and Ren Ages drops off a cliff and doesn't become serviceable enough to be a starter.
But with a guy with his track record, I really don't see that happening.
I have too much respect for the guy, and he's proven too much.
Um, but you know, they're interesting.
Interesting spot with Ingram, you know, being ready and sorrows and Renee like, How long can you keep this kid down there? Do they trade sorrows of the deadline? Do they trade Rene at some point to make room for him like it's He seems to me.
I don't watch Milwaukee Admirals games intently, believe it or not, But it seems to me like a guy that doesn't have a whole lot left to prove in the HL.
Yeah, yeah, almost like reminds me of the story of, like Mike McKenna.
Remember Mike? Oh, yeah, this is a great, great goaltender and the podcast that he does and the coverage that he's doing is unbelievable.
But it was just like that guy that you could definitely rely on as a middle depth goaltender in any situation, but also was like on the threshold of like getting a job full time in NHL, too.
So you gotta respect to grind from people like that, you know? Now Dustin makes a good point.
National did sign cashmere cask suo from Toronto to so their goaltending.
So all those Oh yeah, Toronto.
The other team in an interesting goaltending spot because Jack Campbell is a former first round pick that's just never figured out.
Looks like a career back up.
There's been rumors they're trying to trade at Freddy Anderson, but I don't know if that's that has much stability anymore.
It doesn't seem that way.
And then they have Joseph Wall, who's a B C guy.
So I'm a little biased, Um, us guy.
You know, I've watched plenty of him.
So good goalie, um, he got in a fight against Merrimack.
Believe it or not, fun.
Fact, Um, there was a B C Merrimack game at home that I got mhm with the Merrimack player who I'm drawing a blank on who was Azad Point.
But Joseph Walls, good third rub pick.
Um, you can't live forever unless he's underperforming, of course.
And then you have Ian Scott as well who's another solid goalie prospect.
You know what gives are these guys already, are you? I assume they're not ready because I feel like we would have heard more about them.
Or are you not ready to move on from Anderson? Are you not getting enough from Anderson and trade discussions you've had? Because it seems like early in the off season that there was some interest, especially from Carolina and a guy like Frederik Andersen and nothing got done.
And Carolina has a surplus of defense that they could afford to move one or two of them.
You know, my brain connected breath.
Tashi, who has been in trade rumors.
It seems like for like, 2.
5 years now to Toronto made a lot of sense, and I'm kind of surprised it didn't happen because it sounds like there was some.
There was some at least a little bit of momentum towards Toronto, trading Anderson to Carolina and giving them that sturdy starting goaltender.
But it didn't materialize in Toronto.
Ended up with Mikko Lehtonen from the KHL, TJ Brodie from Calgary and Zach Bogosian.
So I think Mika lesson is, despite not being a Maple Leafs fan, I've seen some stellar stellar scouting reports and stuff on Twitter about him.
I think he's gonna fly into the radar a little bit until the season starts.
Um, I think I think Toronto might have found a real KHL Diamond in the rough, which urged me to say, but lesson.
It looks legit, man.
He's torching the cage, all right.
Now, um, he's like, I think he's like 26 already.
So it's not like he's like a young player that, you know, never got a shot in the draft and just kind of, you know, stuck in the KHL a bit to learn a contract.
I think he's 25 or 26.
I have forgotten musical make a lesson in with Toronto because I think they might have found something there in the KHL.
But, you know, they get a weird goaltending situation, our Joseph wool or even Scott ever going to become something or they're going to stick with Ah Nigel dogs.
Oh my God, remember him? He's a huge He's a k h l A.
That guy is I'm over there making tax free money.
Sketchy, sketchy meetups for your you pay every week, month or so.
A lot you know, period, but still Jesus can't believe that grind.
I'm still going on over there.
Um, speaking of KHL, Sergei Mo Zaken was caused the 900 points in KHL recently.
Talk about the KHL legend circuit, sir.
J Sergei Mosaic ins feels like he's been there for 15 years.
I kind of just baffles me that he hasn't come over to the NHL.
Um, but, you know Ah, yeah, I just went over 900.
Yeah, I figured he hit it.
I saw it like, a couple weeks ago.
He's at, like, 8 98 or 99 So I figured he'd hit it by now.
Um, just seems like one of those KHL lifers that pops up in the another interesting, globally situations we can, I don't know.
Well, if you wanna bring it back to circling it back down to the Bruins, um, now that the is probably another article I'm probably gonna work on is is the goaltending depth and what you're looking at when you look at the four goaltenders, I mean, you signed booth, which is prominently a, um expansion draft.
Kind of like it's a replacement to think.
And But I've heard rumors that even before he Booth was signed that they were gonna inquire about getting a veteran goaltender, not one that's only got 13 H L games and zero NHL games, but like they did with Legacy last year.
And if they have, if they do have an agreement with Jacksonville Iceman of the East Coast Hockey League, I think that the idea could be Booth.
Vlada are at the American Hockey League level and Kaiser in swimming at the with the Jacksonville club.
Are you a sold on Jeremy swingman being the Bruins starter? The future is I am.
I absolutely am.
But I am absolutely on board with what they're doing.
If what I just did is the process, I think I think Jeremy Jeremy was was was playing for, ah, a team that you main, who was really under value when it comes to recruitment that you main team needs just like four or five solid recruitment to get back on board.
Once they get into the tournaments and so on one, they'll get a name for themselves and they recruit better.
But lately they just haven't gotten to the pinnacle of getting to the frozen four and blah, blah blah, which creates interest from other from younger players that want to go to me.
So, um, e plays kind of players, which is a fantastic job.
But it also created an opportunity for Jeremy to see a lot of parks.
And that's one of the reasons why he was on Team USA for the World Juniors is a third goaltender is because of the fact is that he saw so much park over Joseph Wall.
And in the end, the other goal well attended that particular year.
Um, so I just think that the the East Coast League is a solid thing.
Did the same thing come out of the, uh, the United States Hockey League, playing two seasons with Chicago Steel, drafted by the Bruins, signs an entry level deal goes through.
Atlanta doesn't have great career numbers, but what he did see was a ton of rubber.
I think that is such a good thing to do.
It's not a demotion.
Kaiser shouldn't take us something like this is a demotion.
It's just this is where you build.
This is what you need to build and grow and we'll find places for you at the higher levels for me.
Swaim uninterested me right off the bat.
Um, I knew zero about Jeremy Swim until he was drafted.
I was at work monitoring the draft.
****s Sporting goes back.
Just one of those random memories that sticks with you.
I was throwing up the fridge front with, like, sodas and get a raise and stuff, and I walked out.
I was like, Who the hell is Jeremy swimming? It was only the, you know, I'm not a huge like gold expert.
Every year I pick out a few goalies.
That stand out like this year was a scar of Nico Dawes.
And who's the other one I was thinking of? There was one European name.
I'm forgetting that I heard some good things about, um and I was like, Who the hell is Jeremy swimming? Sioux Falls stampede? When I got to learn more about swimming, he I know that, like was in a similar situation.
A man with Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls wasn't a great team in his final year.
Um, they're before you went to Maine.
He faced a lot of rubber, and he played a lot of games even as a young kid.
And then he's in the main situation where, you know the defensive structure isn't the best compared to other hockey schools.
He's facing a lot of rubber and he's facing a lot of top and talent, And he could have.
He could have struggled more than he.
We played extremely well.
He could like any other goalie, cut a strip, struggled mightily in that role and swam and didn't for the most part.
Mike, and I'll tell you something.
It was Washington.
I'll tell you one of the reasons why he did so good.
I think it was with the transition of swimming, becoming a freshman at the University of Maine and the addition off Mike Dunham as the assistant goaltending coach and former humane goaltender and NHL himself.
So, um, I think that was a great great thing for him to dio working, swimming, Working with Mike Dunham and Alfie Michaud, the humane goaltending coach, has just been unbelievable for his development and kudos to him and the Bruins staff of Bobby Sands, uh, forgetting these for taking this really seriously.
No, they take it seriously all the time, but it almost seemed like in the years of drafting Malcolm Subban and not having a goalie coach around him all the time really hurt that pick.
In my opinion, having Mike Dunham now involved gives flexibility for a sense that to like primarily stay at the NHL level, whether at home or away, and have done him just move around to see these prospects because he was a former pro.
And he knows what it's like to be at that level, how to train, how to eat.
And so one so going around flying port to port to find these guys and just give them the information or what you need to be a pro and keep working.
So it's been such a good tool to him.
He's a great guy for me.
Like with goalies switching to development camp a bit, Um, development camp could be very subjective when it comes to evaluating players, especially goalies, because you never know like sometimes you have drafted toys that you have invites.
Bruins have invited guys like Cochran, Taylor Gautier in the past Big year last year for Prince George, um, and swam in came in, you know, for me, it's an unknown and I assume for other people, and I didn't really know what to expect.
You know, he's young, like I'm expecting, Ah, goaltender with raw tools That's at the beginning of this developed towards the beginning of his developmental path and swimming kind of just blew me away.
The first year, the athleticism was really apparent.
Um, you know, for goals that are even getting a sniff of professional hockey, there has to be some athleticism, but to me, at a young age, it just kind of stuck stuck out.
To me, swimming was super.
His lateral movement was excellent, and he just seemed toe be locked in from the beginning.
And for me, that was just like it was like, you know, maybe they found something in this kid, but it was too late to tell.
I wasn't gonna, you know, start this Jeremy swimming hype train after one year development camp.
Um, but the picture on the front of the locomotive? No, that was before I got a little better with Photoshop.
I use Snapchat Snapchat.
You could do a little.
There's like a scissor tool on the Snapchat app that I use for Photoshop.
I just like I literally just through a picture of him onto it because I wasn't familiar with the software.
Um, easy as the as cheesy as that was the best locomotive was it went viral.
It went, Oh, yeah, I was.
That was a proud moment.
That was a proud moment for May Butts waited for me, man.
I like I saw his I saw what he proved in development camp, and I was like, ****, like, you know, it seems like across the league, he wasn't getting much exposure in terms of, you know, the draft gurus.
I didn't hear his name once, and I'm all overdraft coverage every year.
And I was like, ****, like I really know what to expect.
I got the development campus, like, you know, this is a day to monitor and college prospects in general, no matter where they play, always interest me because I'm huge college hockey fan.
Um, even if you're not on the hockey East, if I could watch you, I will, um and I'll read up whenever I can.
But swabbing man, he just like in a I'm not gonna say a crappy situation, but I'm not ideal situation when it comes to the higher rocky of college hockey.
Made a lot of made a lot for himself and main, and he's just really built a good reputation for himself and whether he's playing in Jacksonville or he's, you know, playing the H l full time.
Somehow, whatever he does next season, I'm very intrigued, deceived because I'm legitimate.
NHL goaltender like starter.
I think he's going to be a starter at this rate.
For the Bruins, he's at least the best shot.
I love Dave lidar, but I like swimming.
Upside is a starter more than I like the bars.
I think Aladar is more of like a good backup, um, to me.
But swimming man, he's the stock is up every year for swimming and, you know, with goalie is there a huge gamble sometimes? And that's a positive because if they didn't have this, they'd be in an interesting predicament right with the goaltending situation.
For me, when you're talking about goaltender is rising up to the NHL, I think I think what they're doing or seemingly what I see, the path that they're doing, the Boston Bruins is is going with Vadodara to be your next kind of starter situation and, um, swimming very, very close behind that, um I think this next season, regardless of where they are, um, you know, swimming could be two years, but solid.
I'm still bought in on this kid being ah, in NHL star just by the his work.
His work ethic is just It's there.
Now it's time to see if he can, actually, yeah.
This is a big step league.
Yeah, this is a big step, you know.
I mean, for the right.
Now, technically, you can go with him because he's on the He's technically on a an NHL contract now.
So on entry level deal swimming is so, um, I would technically try to go with the Buddha first, but I want to see what he does in the age out under a full season.
I e I believe it in on I'm high on blood are when he was picked in 2015 in the third round, he was, um, the second highest rank goaltender, uh, from, um, the the European skaters in the final rankings of the central scouting draft rankings.
So, you know, he was highly highly touted as one of the better goaltenders in Europe.
So I feel what? I was going with this whole thing.
Hey, when I do that Oh, what happens to me all the time of the podcast? Ryan, believe me, I'm a professional at it.
Seriously, E Just go off until I can write.
Has some, like me and Ryan balance things pretty well in the podcast, but he has some some points where he goes on for a little while and my attention span.
I'd like to think I have a pretty good attention span, but I kind of lose it a bit if I get distracted by my phone or just whatever.
Hey, says like, this huge rant and I hear bits and pieces of it.
And I Did you go? Yeah.
He's like, Okay, Yeah, anything else and I just kind of laughed it off, you know? So that's where we put the clip in.
He's not the best color guy in the planet, you know, if a major league, But have you tell me you're not that young, have you seen major league? I have.
It was a long time ago, though.
It was a long time.
It's been years since I last watched, but I have seen it.
Yeah, Bob Bob Bucher he was.
He was funny about the best couple of guy in the league for nothing, folks.
Speaking of color, I might be doing some high school color this year.
Bad My hockey life.
Um, you can you elaborate a little bit? Yeah.
So I when I didn't have my car on campus this always, like, bites back me a little bit.
Um, Jake Levin, Who's who's a play by play guy for them, and he works for NBC. 10. Boston.
Um, he reached out to me in my sop****re year, being local in high school hockey scene when I was in high school.
He's like, You make it out to the B C.
I think it's BC High ST John's.
Or like Arlington ST John's Prepper Arlington Super eight game.
He's like I need to color commentary.
Uh, color commentator.
If you're around E, I was like, Dude, I ****ing love to, but I don't have a car on campus because I was a sop****re.
I think it was a freshman? Actually, yeah. I was a freshman.
So you have a car? Obviously.
For as a freshman, I was like, ****! Like I really want to do this.
I've tried play by play at the junior level, the junior hockey level locally.
And I just gained so much more respect for play by play broadcasters because it's very hard.
My overly ****ytical brain doesn't help, too, because I try toe, you know, put forth every detail as the play goes on, but also with the junior team I'm not totally familiar with, but I'm glad I got the experience.
Um, I also got paid 100 bucks the game, so that doesn't That doesn't hurt.
Um, present college student.
I'll take 100 bucks for a couple hours and it drives tanks.
Borough 20 minutes down the road.
Um, but yeah, man, play by play is ****ing hard.
Um, total respect for anybody. You can do it.
So, Doc Emrick, Doctor, I'm like the legend.
Um, John Forestland.
John Force is one of my favorites.
Kenny Albert's great.
There's so many great ones.
But that's just a few Cut.
My my color is way more for me.
My mind is Buffaloes regenerate.
I like him, too.
He's the old timer, but he's still, you know, click acoustic.
I loved listening to old Fred Houston clips to my dad Loved Fred.
God, I wish I was alive to see it.
Um, even baseball to Donald Cilla was ****ing awesome before the Red Sox and renew his contract best in the business of baseball for me by far baseball guy.
But when when I was like, When there's it's in, it's the summertime and I'm trying to get like I don't know what it is with me.
I'm just a I'm a goaltender, so I'm naturally ****ed up.
But but honest disclosure is something about baseball, and I don't like baseball.
I used to like it, but not anymore. I just don't have time.
There's something about baseball, whether watching it live or watching a movie that I get inspired to write, and I create a lot mawr things to do in my writings.
But when I put hockey on, I'm more or less like so pay attention to everything that I'm losing focus on what I have to do in writing.
It's kind of weird.
I've seen Moneyball at least 100 freaking times, Mike.
And every time we have cap situations, when we're talking about trades or or who should we do this and when everyone's.
I always gravitate to that movie and I get creative juices going.
Yeah, his voice is so iconic.
If you know, if you knew anything about the Patriots, grew up you'd recognize his voice.
Um, you know, for me for a while, believe I play.
It was huge for me.
That's what I wanted to dio I went to camp for it.
The camp I went to was named Play by play for its broadcasting camp.
I tried different broadcaster ****ytical things, and I like them, but I didn't like them as much as I do now, Um, you know, being ****ytical on the podcast, talking about recent news on the podcast, and my brain is very ****ytical.
So if I'm going on the broadcasting road outside of radio or podcasting, its color for me because my brain, my ****ytical brain, keeps up with what a color commentator has to do way better than me overthinking everything I do when I do play by play and just being all over the place because when I've done it, I am all the **** over the place.
When I do play by play, I can't keep up. I'm behind.
I'm fumbling names.
I'm overthinking things and I'm stressing myself out and almost like it was nasty.
And the Coyotes? It stressed that it's stressful.
Dude, like, you really have to just be married to it.
And you know, I don't This isn't to discredit anybody, that is, but it's just so difficult, man.
It's more so, me just paying my respects to people that do because it's ****ing hard.
Very hard, you know? Yeah.
When I was a kid, my parents always knew when I was a kid that I was going to get into sports.
I had the childhood dreams.
One point I wanted to be a chef.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a fireman, but my parents knew I get up at four age four or five and watch Nessen at six AM every morning like a ****ing lunatic.
And it lasted for a while.
Yes, in listening to Don Marcello, you know, highlight reels of him calling Red Sox games.
Just Washington in general just glued to the screen directly in front of the screen like this.
Like, Oh, there was There was no distance for me and the TV while I was whether I was playing PlayStation two games or watching TV, I was right in front of the TV, and that's the credit from my ****ty eyesight.
Now, um, that's how it all stops, though, Joe, you know, needing to know all the patient you can to relay it to somebody not only at a party, but possibly as a Jap.
You know, for me, I was like baseball was my main sport, so it's probably like, nine or 10.
Um, I really didn't get in tow.
I liked hockey when I was before that age, but I never really got into It is my main saying more towards I was, like, 11 or 12, and I started writing 2015 for a site called out Loud culture dot com about it.
I started writing for them like General H l stuff, and then violated with Causeway crowd with the fan side of network and eventually went Gold Causeway.
No **** before then.
Before you pick me up, you reach out to me when I was still there to gauge interest and I was like, Yeah, that sounds cool.
But I'm with Causeway right now, and I just kind of just focus on one thing.
I was young, you know? I didn't wanna overwhelm myself, but I think I told you I was like, I'll keep it on the back burner.
You know, Ifit's, you know, becomes an interest in mind down the road.
And when I part mutually agreed to part ways with them, um, because of creative differences, I just talked on D M View and the rest is history.
I'm glad that the the the interests have changed for me from play by play to be more ****ytical and writing because it's like if I forced myself to be a play by play guy at this point in my life, almost 23 years old, I think I'd be miserable, extremely stressful for me, and my brain does not suited my brain is I'm way too ****ytical.
I overthink things way too much for it to be my strong suit and constantly like it's much more ****ytical and writing.
It's much more ****ytical hosting a podcast.
You could be ****ytical.
You can, you know, Yeah, have different pathways in your brain cross without it being a problem.
But here's the other thing like that.
You you constantly walking over a little bit.
Is everything that we do as a job here at B and G, Whether it be audio or tax content, it all could be edited.
When you're up there doing that stuff in the play by play guy, it's live, and you're on the show.
So there's that added pressure right there. Automatic.
You know what I'm saying? So Oh, yeah, expect to anybody that does it it z more difficult than people know.
Are you to believe me? Me, me, and Ryan joked about in the podcast all the time me and Ryan is turned forward is wet brain.
Um, you get a little wet brain.
Um, but you know what happens.
You know, sometimes you're thing for me is my mind runs too fast.
Sometimes full disclosure, and sometimes just like being a communication secluded in Merrimack have focused on be like but on Episode 15 of the podcast last week my uncle listen to it.
He's like, great job, like, really long episode.
Good stuff, a lot of content, but like you gotta work on your arms and us and your likes.
And I was like, Dude, believe, may I appreciate the advice? But just know this.
I do better today.
I think it did better today.
Even at Merrimack, I felt the same way.
I had had, say arms and knows every once in a while, and I was like, **** it, like, stop, stop, just like slow down a little bit And it's a It's a real thing And I thought, You know, I pay attention to it Whether I'm saying those things lot or I'm not, um, it's just like sometimes it's more important toe, you know, take a breather than it.
It's just like, you know, rush yourself and potentially even lose train of thought.
So speaking, speaking is a very complicated act, like it's very it's very articulate.
So the update on the happenings in the one playing for Youngstown uh, Riley durin for Youngstown Phantoms.
They beat the believe 5 to 3 a two mystique ice center.
I'm not sure whether exactly that is, uh, dear, and was a plus one and had one shot on goal.
And over on the green, big ramble gamblers.
Uh, the they 14 to 2, uh, Mason lore.
I was they had an assist.
His first point in his first game.
He was a plus one and had two shots on net and, uh, Jack's malt Jake Smaltz.
Actually, I'm sorry.
I had no points, even on the plus minus and five shots on that tonight.
So that is it from the folks that are playing in the U.
That of Boston Bruins property so officially kicked off the 2021 season of that Tier one.
I'm liking Mason Mason, Lorraine More and more with time.
I've seen some videos lately.
A preseason game of him when he did an end to end rush, I thought that was awesome.
I think it was on prevalence Network, um, feed Twitter.
Yeah, for guys like him, it's just about putting the the puck handling and puck moving together with side for yourself.
And to me, it seems like he's, you know, at an early stage in his development, he's got a good handle on things for, you know, sometimes when you bake, It's it's tough to do that.
It's tough to about those things, and sometimes you're a little clunky and you struggle.
But for what I've seen, it looks like he's all right at it.
But I think the A is the best if they can excuse me if they can't take advantage of that route.
And I talked about this a little bit last night.
That's me in the dining staff.
Just love college players.
Um, I read something that they had some familiarity academy, Culver Military Academy, which is a little bit further back.
So it tells me they've had their eye on this kid for years for years, which is just like it's just a wild scenario.
Because the athletic hadn't projected as 1/7 round prospect.
He wasn't talked about much like if you if you hit a Google search and I'm sorry, a diamond in the rough situation.
Um, there were some guys I thought they went after Ronnie Herb in it, the center.
I know you don't love that.
They took a bunch of centers, but he was the guy I think had a ton of skill.
Um, there are a few other names, like No Gu Xin to Noguchi and I was really high on went to the same position charts.
I'm not gonna get into all of it.
There's really no point in the past is the past, but I don't know, man.
The more the more time goes on, the more it feels like Mason Laurey is gonna, you know, sounds Doubters a little bit, Um, and Ohio State's in a good position right now for continued success.
I don't think they're falling out of the picture anytime soon.
And for a guy that's that big guys like him typically don't play minor roles, their size and their other intangible or utilized in primary roles.
I see Masonry Ray, you know, being a tough for defense in pretty early on in his career at Ohio State next season and trying some heads e don't without that day, and I was in pain.
00 man, my mom remembers it.
My mom could attest to it.
I really liked a couple of the names on the board more than a couple, and I was like, What? Give what gives like there has to be something here.
As much as I was ****ed, I was like, If they're if they're going for this kid that nobody thought I was going to get drafted there.
According to him, he was expecting it to an extent, though he wasn't surprised by it.
Drafted that early.
My clock just asked him a question about it after he was drafted.
Like it tells me they might have found some pretty obscure value in him that no one else saw from the sound of things.
You know, maybe over time we'll hear some stuff about him as he makes more of a name of for himself, you know, his predraft process.
But it it sounds to me like he used a big kid with rock, didn't get enough interesting him back to the time where he was even in prep before Green Bay and just totally pounced on it.
Yeah, and in the full, because they obviously went after a certain thing about him.
And it's gotta be character, whether it be the military academy thing or leadership thing.
I mean, those air, certain things that the Boston Bruins have gravitated to a lot recently, it might not be where your rank, but it might be how you're gonna fit into what they have in place for the future.
And that's probably why they reach a lot, is just that.
I want to see that character, and it's not such a bad thing.
But you also want to do the right thing, get that character build, but also identify where you need holes to be patched, especially when it comes to scoring five on five goals and so on.
I really think that they need to address Mawr wings, but we're losing.
We're losing the prospect depth on the right side.
I mean, I don't know how long Zack sedition is going to be around, but we need to get a better feel of that.
Either that, or get the versatile left wing, right wing type of people like and plug and play whatever you need to.
So the right wing to me seems like they have a good amount of depth.
But it's not a ton of like depth that, you know, pops out.
Yeah, but nothing.
Nothing that you want to get right into a into your lineup.
I find one right wing man crush every year it was Cold Island who's now with Vancouver? Taison Forrester, who's now with Philly.
And it was also Luke Evangelista, who I forget who took Evangelista.
I'll stop my head, but he was my top guy.
I thought he was a realistic fed.
At 58 he was a little sooner than 58 But I think if he was on the board, the Bruins would seriously consider them.
So London Knights like you really just can't look past London Knights prospects.
At this point, they're freaking powerhouse for forwards.
Um, but yeah, the right wing death is a very interesting position of development for the Bruins.
Because if there wasn't as much depth, you'd be looking at Zacks Edition as a much more serious roster spot contender this year.
And the depth they have right now has a with his odds, pretty much zero Mike real quick, just a brings up something.
Have you guys heard anything of Granlund potential trade to Boston? If I'm not mistaken, isn't Michael Granlund still a He's a free agent, he's a free agent, so he's market.
I don't know if he got the names mixed up or something, but or Maybe he meant assigning.
Um, I'd be cool with Granlund.
I've mentioned this on Twitter.
Yeah, potential signing.
Um, I like Granlund A to write price, but he's had.
So maybe he comes with the ruins and rediscovers that potential.
He can play both wings, which I like.
Um, he's shifting his fast and you know he's got some offense.
I don't know what he's like in the defensive zone. Full disclosure.
Um, I like it, but Sweeney's mindset before like a little bit after they signed Craig Smith tells me that he's just Yeah, he's cool what they got.
And I really don't see it because they've already got a conundrum with caution.
I'd be cool with it if they were to sign a guy like Granlund or maybe even Duclair.
I think they would move a winger because, like, you know, it doesn't make sense.
If you had one of those guys put like Galley Carter's byork on the fourth line or whatever, Um, what about what about the coil and Smith familiarity with him in the history? It's kind of interesting that dust to bring, They've they play together, be kind of a fun.
I never really thought of that? Um, I don't know.
Even early on the free agency or late in free agency, you see, like eventually you'll see like, 06 to 8 teams are interested in this player.
I don't know what you have seen.
Zero on Granlund like I have no idea what the plan is.
So the familiarity aspect is very interesting, but I don't see it happening.
I think it's totally but kind of.
Maybe he's another one of these free agents waiting to see what happens when next season.
Before he, um, what's his wants to consider? Because that's what it seems like.
Mike Hoffman is a Dino char are doing for sure and potentially Sami Vatanen answer to declare, Yeah, another And hey means the lack of interest could have lower Everwood.
Well, I believe that what we're talking about, um, inland, But, uh, yeah, declares another one that's it remains to be unsigned baton and another one.
What I like about Sami Vatanen is the ability he's a right shot defenseman, but he's his stronger defensive side is the left, believe it or not, which is so weird.
But he could still play the right side and the lefty eso.
And I think that at his cap number 3.
9 what do you want to come here? A little short? Or maybe a little more, uh, to make it, But I don't think it's gonna work when you only have, like, $6.
You still need to or try to resigned Jake DeBrusk.
I just don't see it working out.
I think what the Bruins have right now is everything they're doing.
I think that they're gonna try to get divorced, signed.
And by the time we get to the trade deadline for next season, whenever that happens, I think that they're gonna have that wiggle room to have the cap space to make a move or or do something.
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Just like duster here.
So he says, That's why the mill a deal makes zero sense to me, the mill a deal makes zero sense to me, too.
There must have been shots night at the tequila bar when that deal happened on the first day of free agency, because I don't get it.
I told everybody last night in the stream, and I've said it on the black and gold hockey podcast.
This to me just sounds like a very buddy buddy deal.
We're gonna try to take care of you for the end of your career, give you a little cash before you walk away.
But yeah, teams weren't banging down the doors to sign Kevin.
No, they weren't Total.
Buddy, buddy, deal, if you understand what I'm saying Hot.
Yeah, the Miller thing to me, the timing was definitely weird.
Depending on now. I gotta go.
You take over, OK? Okay.
Um, the Miller thing for me was weird.
Um, I like Kevin Miller.
I dio, um, or on the positive side with him than most.
But the timing of it was weird.
He was kind of a guy that looked of, looked at in a similar position to Ciara where I thought for a while where Ciara was holding out So long Thio give the Bruins flexibility for guys like Smith and or Donna Hoffman and then design our phase that we all know.
We all know the names at this point, um, to brush.
Civilian one left, um, Miller.
To me, the timing was weird, but the fit makes sense.
Because despite the injury history, I think, yes, we're going to be problematic.
Well, I really think that I honestly kind of thought that was what was gonna happen.
Um, I didn't I saw the Bruins, you know, would have welcomed to re union.
They weren't going to rush it like they were gonna just chomping the bit, But clearly they wanted him, so they signed him ASAP.
Um, he could have made more sense on a PTO.
Um, I like the Miller signing because he matches up well against physical.
He doesn't fight like him.
And Kevin knows a bit more of a proven physical commodity versus you know, Clifton, who is a much better puck mover and puck distributor.
Then Kevin Miller.
You know, he could match up physically, but does he have the track record that Kevin Miller does that cheap money? No.
And that's why I don't mind it.
Um, and at this point, with them not making another big move outside of I'm Craig Smith.
I'm okay with it because I don't think it's gonna cripple them with the cap.
It didn't cripple them with the, you know, the idea.
If they were assigned to done off, you know, maybe that have to do some maneuvering to make things work.
Um, e I really don't mind the Kevin Millar thing because it's an, um you can send him down to the minors if you need to to make cap, uh, cap work, or you just feel the need for him to be down there for someone else.
You can always you know, if the injuries continue to be a problem, you can throw my lifetime ir Um, for me, Miller matches up pretty well regardless of the injuries, unless than they just totally cripples in and makes him an ineffective player, which I don't see happening if he's decided to play instead of retiring, if you like.
I said earlier, before Mark came back, if he felt the need, we're gonna be a problem.
And the Bruins felt that way.
I think he would have just retired.
Um, but the confidence And, you know, even his agent boasting a little bit.
Oh, you know, my clients ready to go again.
Peter Fish tells me that he's gonna be a guy that rotates every rotates in every once in a while and matches up against physical teams like Tampa.
Or, if you're playing the what, the occasional Western Conference team against a physical team specifically Vegas with a guy like Ryan Reeves to name one, Um, and overall, you know they're 13 that can, you know, dish it out a bit in the physical game.
Outside of all the plenty of skill they have their, especially with the addition of Pietrangelo.
I, like Miller, is 1/8 defenseman.
You know the money.
You know, not everybody likes the money, especially with the bonuses, but there's no guarantee he even earns those bonuses.
And for me unless it, like, crippled them from signing too brusque if they were to sign someone else, like to Donna declare Hoffman Granlund, Um, even Arakawa.
If you want to throw another fridge name out there, um, I have a bit more of a problem with it, but I like Kevin Miller as a player.
If he can, you know, be the Kevin Miller we saw before his troubles with his knee and even the shoulder before then.
I like him as a depth defenseman.
I really dio, I think, the Bruins going unless they trade John Moore, which I really don't see happening.
I think if teams were gonna make accommodations where they make a move for a big contract like Detroit did with Marc Staal, I think it would have happened already with John more sadly.
But, um, there's also the possibility.
So, you know, maybe the salary dumb ****s aren't done.
Maybe some team takes on Boychuk, but for me, I really like Miller is the depth defenseman against more physical teams, and I think before Miller got hurt, he was more just a defensive guy.
The puck moving wasn't there.
I'm not going to say he's a great puck mover now, but I think he has made strides and his ability to become a more serviceable guy through transition in the neutral zone, to the point where he's not just a total detriment with the puck, like he was sometimes in years past another pill, because it just worked with Adam Oates to doing those skills trainings for me.
I think Miller the money, the money might be a little bit too much, but I'm not overly worried about it on a one year deal.
It's a one year deal, and I don't I don't think he's going to be stealing ice time from anyone like Clifton or Lows on or the borough.
So I really just, you know, I've never really had a problem with it.
But I think he's an interesting in an interesting spot.
Maybe he thrives and you know, he rotates out with a guy like Carter Clinton more than we expected him to, who knows? But it's a big proving year for him.
For me, I don't understand the first day of designing on free agency.
Oh, I don't either.
O when, when the training camp started and earn his position there.
Yeah, I was talking about what does before you came back.
Not just given, you know? So, yeah, I was kind of weird to see the rush for him.
Yeah, it seemingly rush.
Maybe that was just, like a prearranged agreement before it even started that we didn't know about.
They were just like, Dude, we're just gonna bring you back.
And, you know, you don't have to focus on finding a job you could just focus on, um, getting back in the swing of things again.
Then me ready and denying.
When Kevin Military is healthy that he is an impact player.
He's like, he's not gonna play in the top four.
So you don't have to worry about him playing out of his comfort zone.
My thing with Kevin Millar is, if you really wanted to, he could put a dent in someone's face with his fist.
He's just one of those guys that just has total cinderblock hands.
And then, you know, we've all seen it.
We've all seen it.
Kevin Miller is a freaking tough *******.
Um, but, you know, I I just like it did After all.
I think the money was a bit much, you know, I'm not.
I would have expected I expected something like 900 k for him, But I'm not gonna lose sleep over a little more with it without bonuses.
And I really just don't see him taking his time away.
It's another reason why I really just don't have a problem with it that much.
But the timing of it was, like, a bit surprising.
I'm not even gonna say a bit surprising.
It was really surprising.
Um, they really just, like, jumped the gun on it.
I'm not gonna jump the gun, but they were definitely anxious to keep him around.
Maybe Kevin Miller had a ton of interest, and we don't know about it.
But maybe that was the reason they rushed for it.
But I thought for a while I was talking about this before Donna Smith.
Both toe Foley, whatever.
You know, the free agents that have been around the forward market at this point.
Um, excuse me, but it's just It doesn't bother me that much at the end of the day.
We didn't have it.
I really don't have a problem.
with it until and potentially comes a case where he's taking, Um, I stand with younger players, which is totally possible.
I really just don't see him stepping into taking.
I send away from Clifton and goes on or potentially Yakuza Borough.
So I really don't have a problem with it and the John Moore thing, like I touched on a bit, I would have already done it.
So I think we had stick with John More for the next three years, if not just one or two.
I don't see John Barr sticking on this team much longer, but if they were to make a salary, don't trade for him.
I feel like it would have already happened, but I like the situation.
The Burns, Aaron Ah, lot of fans have expressed their concern of not doing enough, and I think it's reasonable right now.
Just, you know, I mean, Ryan on this version, credit sports podcast a couple weeks ago, did our power ranks is a division Ryan really just waiting on brewing stuff.
I get my power rankings for the whole division and I put Toronto and Montreal ahead of the Bruins.
Um, I had Montreal second behind Tampa in Toronto, third at the Bruins.
Based on what they've done in the offseason.
Things can change as the season goes on, but I think it's fair to rank them ahead of the Bruins right now because of what they've accomplished.
He you know, he's not a sure fire t um, to your one top pairing defenseman for May, but he improves there in a good death. Fees.
Make a Lenin, as I told um earlier is a good piece for them as well.
They also have Rasmus and Dean Justin Hole and Timothy Lydia Grant, who will be fighting for spots.
And do you know what's up with the Canadians? You know why I have them, right? The head of the Bruins and my powering is right now.
Josh Anderson touch fully s So what you want about that Anderson contract? I was on the Josh Anderson to Boston hype trained for a couple of years.
Um, he is just a prototypical Bruin in my mind, but I really wonder what it would have cost if it costs.
Max Domi in a pick.
Or was it? I understand it.
A pick going to Montreal or was That don't mean a pick goingto Columbus.
It really doesn't matter to me at this point.
I think, um, it was, you know, on Montreal side.
It was a lot to pay to keep him.
It's assumed around Montreal that he was going to be moved.
And iwas um, regardless of the contract.
I love the Fed for Josh Anderson.
Um, I think he's gonna prove improve Montreal Middle six substantially as well as how it to Foley.
Um, Marshall has any common sense.
They will stick John Anderson on cost.
****ing the Emmys right for the foreseeable future because it's very ****y and me is is your way for me.
Josh Anderson fits perfectly next to him.
That's, you know, physicality is in this thing.
So if you give him a big winger that doesn't shy away like Josh Anderson, it really opens up a lot of things for a tough light prospect like him, even though the third line Montreal You know, most teams he might be a second line, but with the presence of Denno who, you know, Dino could be the first line center.
You could be the third line center.
They can't figure his rollout, But maybe they find some more clarity and tell it to fully.
No matter where you play him.
We know what child to fully is this point.
He's still young.
He's a proven gold store aside for extremely reasonable money.
I think in Montreal, Um, I really thought, um, I've never like, made this known on Twitter.
I really thought after I had heard from my little birdie in Canada that Buffalo was very interested in to fully and from a local Buffalo.
Sources Well, that Buffalo is hard after two Foley for at least a little bit.
Um, and after they sign Taylor Hall, I was like, This is the perfect additional selling point for talent to fully to go there as well because they had to cap space.
We had other ones.
Otherwise was designed Jacob all of sin as an unbecoming rookie to fully and call.
That's the team that could makes a noise and potentially leave frog a team of Florida, Um, a flipping a threat, but and a got to a point where, um, uncer*****y pushed him to just get the money versus contending.
I think he's gonna be the same mind that next offseason, where he's, like gonna look towards teams like Colorado National in Boston.
I don't think the Taylor Hall, the Boston Dream, is dead.
I'm not saying this because of any insider knowledge.
The very limited inside.
And also they have, um, nowadays, I'm not gonna call myself an insider, but, you know, I have some. I have some connections.
Um, birds in Canada, the birds in Canada, the birds in buffalo.
Um, I really don't think the hall, the Boston Dream is dead.
Um, I think it's a real possibility next summer if they can make it work with the cap.
You know, obviously a different picture with our phase and shock rallies.
A free agent next summer if they, um And, you know, there's other stuff I'm not gonna really get into because there's really no point at this point.
But here, I don't think I don't think the dream is dead.
Well, what is dead is this stream.
We got a early tomorrow and get prepped up for the 202nd black and gold hockey podcast.
So we are recording that tomorrow.
Anderson be a boat anchor.
I just saw that just now it could be.
The term is definitely interesting.
I don't think the money is incredible, but the term is definitely interesting.
Too many pink wits.
No, I'm all out.
Hello? Um, the money is definitely a bit too much, but the term concerns you more from Montreal, then, Um, the money for sure, because you couldn't even playing buffalo.
I'm just reading. I'm just catching up with these comments.
Grosjean's good depth, though, You know, he's cheap depth through Toronto, so and **** those short ribs look so good.
Anyway, Mike Kratie, thank you so much for joining me this evening.
I really appreciate that class Act is always this weekend.
Thank you very much for joining us on the chat.
Appreciate the insight and all that.
All that jazz, even this fun man. Normal.
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I was like, Oh, man, we got another one.
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