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A Frustrated Jack Eichel

from Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News,

Twice in the first period he put on some vintage Jack Eichel moves – if an 18-year-old rookie can have the word “vintage” used to describe his play.

Eichel blew by veteran Montreal defender Jeff Petry to charge the net with the puck and create scoring opportunities.

They were fantastic moves and one included a sick toe-drag, but neither resulted in a goal....

“I think I’m getting frustrated at this point,” said Eichel who had four shots in the Sabres 7-2 loss to the Canadiens at First Niagara Center Friday night. “You feel like you’re getting a lot of chances and you’re playing well and you’re doing the right things and then it’s not going your way but it’s a long season. You’re going to start getting the bounces sooner or later if you keep doing the right things.”...

“Just trying to do too much,” Eichel said when asked how he knew he was getting frustrated on the ice. “You don’t want to stray away from what you’ve been doing that’s helped you get the chances. The way I’ve always looked at it – if you’re getting chances then you’re doing something right. I think you just need to bear down a little bit and once you get one I think it will open it up.”

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dougie's avatar

Give yourself a minute or two, Jack.

Believe it or not, there will be many things to accomplish in the NHL (and in life) after age 18.

Posted by dougie on 10/24/15 at 09:08 AM ET

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