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What Are The Buffalo Sabres Going To Do With Jack Eichel

Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News answers a few questions, the first one is about Jack Eichel,

My prediction is that the Sabres will grant Eichel permission to talk to teams that are interested in trading for him. This dialogue will be necessary because any team acquiring Eichel must feel comfortable with his preference to have the particular surgery he is seeking to repair his injured neck. Allowing those sides to talk is a sign of good faith, and the Sabres also should provide all available medical information.

Then it will be time to field substantive trade offers. This process will need to move quickly, or the Sabres will find themselves in a hearing in which Eichel's camp can state its case to an independent arbitrator. It's better to pass the problem on to another team if the Sabres decide Eichel isn't part of their future.

If another team supports Eichel's decision and offers the appropriate trade package, the Sabres will complete the deal. If not, you might see this drag on for a while. Neither side is going to change its mind. In the end, an exit seems inevitable.

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Alan's avatar

The Sabres will try to trade him, but they’re likely not going to receive the kind of offers they think they deserve to receive. No one is gonna show up offering to sell their team for Eichel.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 06/13/21 at 10:03 AM ET

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