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Jack Eichel Trade Talks Heating Up

The biggest name surrounding trade talks for the past year is Buffalo Sabres superstar Jack Eichel, who desperately wants out of Buffalo. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL Draft, but hasn’t seen the playoffs in his first six seasons. After his herniated disk injury, Eichel’s camp and the Sabres had a huge disagreement on what type of surgery Eichel should get, which has raised tensions even further. With Eichel and the Sabres’ relationship unrepairable, almost every team has inquired the Sabres about the superstar. Here are the 10 teams that have expressed interest in Jack Eichel.

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have been stuck in mediocrity for the past few years and another disappointing season could lead the Flames to make a big trade to shake up the core. The Flames have a bunch of prospects, picks and NHL players they can package for Eichel.

Anaheim Ducks

Throughout the whole Jack Eichel trade rumors, the Anaheim Ducks have remained a team constantly interested in the center. The acquisition of Eichel could speed the Ducks’ rebuild and make them a playoff team in a year or two while giving them a fantastic center core of Trevor Zegras, Jack Eichel and Mason McTavish.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the entire league top to bottom. However, the biggest weakness of their roster is not having a #1 center to lead their team. If they can make the money work, the Golden Knights could pull off a trade for Eichel

Minnesota Wild

The Wild are in a tough spot right now because they have a talented roster, but aren’t good enough to be true contenders. The Wild’s biggest need is a true #1 center to play with Kirill Kaprizov and Eichel is the perfect center to elevate them to the next level. 

New York Rangers

The Rangers are one of the young and brightest teams in the NHL right now and adding a 24-year-old center that fits the Rangers timeline of contention would make them the scariest team in the next few seasons.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Just like other teams mentioned before, the Blue Jackets desperately need a 1st line center after trading away Pierre-Luc Dubois last season. The Blue Jackets definitely have enough assets to give up to acquire Eichel from the Sabres.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks are a new team that entered the Eichel sweepstakes after having a surprisingly strong start to the season. If the Sharks are planning to go on one last run with their aging core, Eichel makes sense to trade for.

Boston Bruins

Jack Eichel’s hometown team, the Boston Bruins, of course, want to bring in the local kid home. Eichel has previously said he wanted to play for the Bruins in his NHL career and with the Bruins’ weakness at center after David Krejci retired, Eichel would be the perfect fit.

Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have always been in the mix for superstar players on the block and Jack Eichel is no different. The Kings have a plethora of young prospects they can give up to acquire the disgruntled superstar.

Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have struggled significantly to start the season, having the 3rd worst record in the league despite their high expectations. One of the main sources for their struggles is their weak center depth, which was from the departure of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Phillip Danault. Adding Eichel to their center core would be a huge move.

 

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