15 Apr 2021 10:29:46
Not saying I’d do this trade but would Buffalo accept it?

To Calgary : Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart

To Buffalo : Dillon Dube, Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary, Dustin Wolf, Mikael Backlund and (2021) First

Dube, Pelletier, Zary, Wolf = Eichel
Backlund, 1st = Reinhart

Obviously they would need to find cap space some how but is this even good value?

J Gaudreau - J Eichel - E Lindholm
M Tkachuk - S Monahan - S Reinhart

V Olofsson - D Cozens - D Dube
J Pelletier - C Zary - J Quinn

1.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 11:06:15
Both teams say no to that one.

2.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 11:13:46
Buffalo would definitely pass. Not really much value in terms of prospects - all late picks who haven’t exploded or added much value to their stock.
I think NYR can and will make the best offer for Eichel.

3.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 14:24:29
It looks like a lot of pieces but when you break it down into what covers Eichel, and what covers Reinhart, it looks woefully weak.

Buffalo took a “quantity” package for O’Reilly that included 2 veteran players, a young top prospect and 1st and a 2nd and still lost the trade in a land slide. I don’t see them doing similar or less for Eichel who is younger, signed longer and a far higher ceiling.

4.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 16:06:50
Calgary adds Gaudreau.

5.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 16:11:17
So Buffalo gives an all time top 100 player of all time for 2 mediocre prospects, a good 4th liner that can play 3rd and a AHL starter?

How could they possibly pass?

6.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 19:51:04
Why would a rebuilding team want an expiring UFA that won’t resign. You should think before you post @JoshAnderson.

7.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 20:48:57
Nylander, it wasn’t an actual proposal it was just joke to basically say the value was that off that Gaudreau would need to be added. A full year of Gaudreau still holds a good amount of value.

8.) 15 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 21:11:34
Umm how is Eichel a 100 top player of all time? He may get there, but sure isn't there yet VB.

I wouldn't do this if I were Sabres.

Id look at LA, have a deal in place to bring Byfield to Buffalo.
In order to get Eichel, your going to need to bring in an A+ prospect .

9.) 16 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 23:07:42
If I’m Buffalo, one of Tkachuk or Lindholm would have to be going the other way tbh. Probably Tkachuk+like Zary for Eichel would be close.

Then again Buffalos a tire fire so they probably won’t even make a good Eichel trade, haha. But i agree with the others on the general premise, if Eichels being traded, its for an A+ prospect, A+ rookie or young elite player like Tkachuk.

10.) 16 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021 23:57:15
You like to criticize people for expressing an opinion on trade value then state Eichel is a top 100 of all time lol. You are to much.

11.) 16 Apr 2021
16 Apr 2021 00:56:47
Sosa - that’s exactly the type of thing you do. My opinion on trading really good to great players for a package is: atleast one of the pieces coming back has to have the chance of replacing the piece leaving.

So if I’m trading a 2nd line winger, I would want a prospect with Atleast that potential and a mid to late first. Chances are I can find a future top 6 F with that

If I’m trading a 24 year old, franchise type Centerman, there better be a top 5 pick and atleast one A or A+ prospect coming my way. Anything less, I don’t feel comfortable finding a player like Eichel or a combination of 2 that make up for it.

12.) 17 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 04:02:37
Calgary would be better off passing on Eichel and just trading for Reinhart. They're fine at center now and need a top 6 right shot RW.

Eichel hasn't lived up to the hype around him.

He's been injured often, missing 21 and 15 games in 2 different years with ankle sprains. Now this year he played just 21 games and is out for the rest of the year with a neck injury that requires surgery.

He's a couple good years and a few soso years and this year a bad one with just 2 goals in 21 games.

Every high scoring forward they've brought in to play with him has been terrible with him. Hall, Skinner, etc. Hall is looking pretty good in Boston now though, same goes for O'Reilly who left a few years earlier.

It's starting to look like the problem in Buffalo may *BE* Eichel. Weak ankles, a bad neck, a complainer with a me first attitude and a huge long term contract. He doesn't make the players around him better, in fact he seems to make them worse!

No thanks!

Reinhart on the other hand is one of the few players in Buffalo who's been producing this year in spite of everything. Players like that are the ones you want.