Jack Eichel is no stranger to the microphone - he's never afraid of speaking his mind to the media.
Following Thursday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks, Eichel told The Buffalo News that "we've got to just figure a way to be sick of losing. I know I'm sick of losing. There's a lot of guys that are sick of losing. There's a difference between playing hard and playing hard and smart. We've got to execute our game all the way through the lineup, myself included."
The Buffalo Sabres were expected to come out stronger this season, following the firing of GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma - replaced by Jason Botterill and Phil Housley.
However, the team is 0-3-1 after 4 starts, posting a -8 goal differential over that span.
We all need to relax," Eichel continued to say. "We have a lot of good players on this team. It will come. It will come. It's frustrating it's not coming right now. We want to see results. We're working hard but sometimes working hard is not enough."
One could easily point at the very first game against the Montreal Canadiens - Buffalo worked hard, but lacked the execution to take the win.
The $80 million man isn't satisfied. No one should be.