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Moving Jack Eichel To The New York Rangers Isn’t A Fit At This Point

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Here is the thing. Given cap constraints, it is essentially an impossibility for the Rangers to accommodate both Eichel, the shiny new apple for which they are at least semi-lusting, and Zibanejad. It will be either/or … or, maybe neither in the not so distant future if the first 20 games are an accurate depiction of what the Swede has become.

If Kevyn Adams, Buffalo’s first-year general manager, looks to move his team captain before the April 12 deadline rather than waiting until the offseason, it would be well nigh impossible for the Blueshirts to get in on the action unless they could somehow deal Zibanejad, who owns a full no-move clause.

The 24-year-old Eichel, whose season has hardly been a smashing success while surrounded by dysfunction that has been a permanent companion since the Sabres last qualified for the postseason in 2011, has five years left on a contract with a fixed cost of $10 million per. It’s a pricey one, all right, but at least the Rangers — or any acquiring team — won’t have to deal with arbitration or potential free agency for the next half-decade.


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WingedRider's avatar

Moving Eichel to any team should not be a fit.  Why would any team want to add a crybay, EgoManiac, that is not a team palyer… Wait I thought of a few Thank the Hockey Gods we picked Larkin!!!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/03/21 at 08:57 PM ET

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