On Thursday night, Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel scored his career-high 30th goal of the season on Carey Price on power play goal to give his Sabres the 1-0 first period lead.
Though it is a great feat for the forward, it all went downhill from there for the Sabres, as they lost 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens. As usual, the Sabres’ attack faded as Eichel cannot go on carrying the team by himself.
When Tomas Tatar went for the empty netter at the end of the contest, Eichel tried his hardest to stop his shot, but ended up crashing into the net. After the puck crossed the line, he smashed his stick against the crossbar in frustration… that’s not how a talented player should have celebrated the game in which he tallied 30 goals in just 50 games this season.
After the contest, many fans started wondering if Eichel has had enough and would ask for a trade out of Buffalo. The Sabres have to get him the help he needs to get the team where he is going.
Eichel is performing at a Hart Trophy level and would be a hot commodity on the market for a Stanley Cup contender if he went up to general manager Jason Botterhill and demanded a trade.
If it doesn’t change, the Sabres will continue to see the same results, and that’s just unfair for Eichel who might want out and focus on a team that will support him on the ice.