Look, it’s no secret that Buffalo Sabres superstar Jack Eichel isn’t exactly satisfied with how things are going in Buffalo these days. The 23 year old forward is now five seasons into his NHL career and has been nowhere near the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This has led to widespread rumour reports that Eichel is unhappy in Buffalo and some fear he could demand a trade.
Publicly, Eichel has never intimated anything about a trade, but it’s now no secret he is frustrated with his team’s performances.
This has prompted Joe Dibiase of WGR 550 in Buffalo to put together a full list of what it would cost for every single team in the league. Of course to him, a package to land Eichel needs a young No. 1 center and something of significance.
With that in mind, he automatically rules out the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals, who simply cannot provide that in a transaction.
Then, he dressed the list of which teams could provide the best trade return to acquire Eichel, and some of the suggested targets will blow your mind.
Check the list:
Calgary Flames: Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, first round pickColorado Avalanche:Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost
Carolina Hurricanes:Sebastian Aho and Andrei SvechnikovDallas Stars:Tyler Seguin and Miro Heiskanen
Edmonton Oilers:Connor McDavidFlorida Panthers:Aleksander Barkov, Spencer Knight, first round pick
New Jersey Devils:Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, two first round picksNew York Rangers:Mika Zibanejad, Kaapo Kakko, two first round picks
Toronto Maple Leafs:Auston Matthews, Rasmus SandinVancouver Canucks:Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser
Winnipeg Jets:Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers
You gotta be kidding, right? Dibiase already knows the Oilers would never part with captain Connor McDavid, whom they picked over Eichel back in 2015.
The Leafs would never let go of Auston Matthews and Rasmus Sandin, and the list goes on. Same for the Canucks, the Stars, the Avalanche…
Yeah, just forget about it, right?