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Forums :: Blog World :: The Fan Blog : Eichel On His Way Out? By Hank.
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Camel
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Joined: 04.25.2009

May 12 @ 12:28 AM ET
Good for him for checking out. I would if I were him.

Year 6 and you can’t even get out of last place

- sbroads24


I’ve never been a fan of making a young kid a captain based on stats or his star status. I think Jack is a world caliber super star but making him the captain was a huge mistake.
Pegullaville
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Toronto
Joined: 03.16.2011

May 12 @ 12:30 AM ET
I’ve never been a fan of making a young kid a captain based on stats or his star status. I think Jack is a world caliber super star but making him the captain was a huge mistake.
- Camel


I won’t disagree with this.

We are also getting back to the root cause of the issue here and it was team composition. That falls on management, and more importantly, it falls on Terry and Kim.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

May 12 @ 12:31 AM ET
I’ve never been a fan of making a young kid a captain based on stats or his star status. I think Jack is a world caliber super star but making him the captain was a huge mistake.
- Camel

And that’s fine. It probably was

The bigger mistake by maybe x100 is failing to put a competent team around him to even push for the playoffs one time.

Couple that with incompetent management and ownership and I’m not surprised he’s done.

These kids have at most, 15-17 years of pro hockey. It’s a short career. He shouldn’t waste it here

Edit- and the bold, I mean the elite of the elite. Your average player has less time on average
SyrSabreFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Syracuse, NY
Joined: 02.27.2007

May 12 @ 6:58 AM ET
If we pick 3 and Power/Beniers are gone. Do we go Hughes, Johnson, Guenther or Eklund?
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 7:01 AM ET
If we pick 3 and Power/Beniers are gone. Do we go Hughes, Johnson, Guenther or Eklund?
- SyrSabreFan

I actually want Eklund anyway, no matter where we pick
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 7:29 AM ET
If we pick 3 and Power/Beniers are gone. Do we go Hughes, Johnson, Guenther or Eklund?
- SyrSabreFan


Eklund, Hughes, Guenther, Johnson
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 7:33 AM ET
Eklund, Hughes, Guenther, Johnson
- TheSabresTaco

How you doing Taco, how's the little Taco's doing.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 12 @ 7:36 AM ET
been busy...finally got a chance to watch some player videos...

jfc...sam looks as if he just spent the prior 24 hrs locked in room listening to morrissey records...

jiminy...somebody send him a barney-gram or give him a hug
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 7:40 AM ET
been busy...finally got a chance to watch some player videos...

jfc...sam looks as if he just spent the prior 24 hrs locked in room listening to morrissey records...

jiminy...somebody send him a barney-gram or give him a hug

- Michael Pachla

😆😆😆🫂
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 7:40 AM ET
How you doing Taco, how's the little Taco's doing.
- Buff36


Ah not bad. We had to have him tested for covid because we're going on a trip on Friday to see family and couldn't bring him without the covid test, because he was exposed at daycare. Asymptomatic all week, I was pretty stressed about it. I'd have to keep him home from daycare an additional 14 days, wouldn't be able to go on this trip that we all really look forward to.. woulda been a mess.

And I was still awaiting the results on Monday, while watching that Eichel fiasco. I was prime stressed.


The negative test result was a welcome reprieve.

Thank you for asking. How's that shoulder holding up
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 7:47 AM ET
been busy...finally got a chance to watch some player videos...

jfc...sam looks as if he just spent the prior 24 hrs locked in room listening to morrissey records...

jiminy...somebody send him a barney-gram or give him a hug

- Michael Pachla


he really hates the media.
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 7:50 AM ET
Ah not bad. We had to have him tested for covid because we're going on a trip on Friday to see family and couldn't bring him without the covid test, because he was exposed at daycare. Asymptomatic all week, I was pretty stressed about it. I'd have to keep him home from daycare an additional 14 days, wouldn't be able to go on this trip that we all really look forward to.. woulda been a mess.

And I was still awaiting the results on Monday, while watching that Eichel fiasco. I was prime stressed.


The negative test result was a welcome reprieve.

Thank you for asking. How's that shoulder holding up

- TheSabresTaco

Wow, sorry to hear that, but glad the test came back negative. Hope you guys have a good trip. The Shoulder is doing, got the stitches and such out last Thursday and actually had my first PT Session yesterday. Just trying to get movement back right know and squeezing a nerf ball.
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 7:56 AM ET
Funny had my first PT session yesterday at UB Orthopedic and had some good conversation with my therapist about the Eichel situation, got some really interesting takes on it.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 12 @ 7:56 AM ET
he really hates the media.
- TheSabresTaco

i think he's generally a shy individual when it comes to facing the media...but he also knows how this works, knows what to say and how to say it...he shot down harrington a few times in the latest interview which was fun to watch...

he and jack have matured right before our eyes
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 12 @ 7:58 AM ET
he really hates the media.
- TheSabresTaco


Gee, I wonder why when Harrington called him "utterly bratty Sam Reinhart" in his article
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 12 @ 8:00 AM ET
Gee, I wonder why when Harrington called him "utterly bratty Sam Reinhart" in his article
- jcragcrumple

harrington can be a real weenie at times
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Root Beer Float Fitz thinks your opinion is dumb and he'll see you on 1st and 1st, NY
Joined: 11.04.2010

May 12 @ 8:02 AM ET
Say Columbus wins the lottery.

Eichel to Columbus
for
2021 first round pick, Max Domi, Goalie

Buffalo Picks 1 and 2


Edit - Or does the only move up 3 picks thing start this year?
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 8:05 AM ET
i think he's generally a shy individual when it comes to facing the media...but he also knows how this works, knows what to say and how to say it...he shot down harrington a few times in the latest interview which was fun to watch...

he and jack have matured right before our eyes

- Michael Pachla


they hate each other and it's hilarious
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 12 @ 8:07 AM ET
harrington can be a real weenie at times
- Michael Pachla


Could have said:

"Sam Reinhart, who finished 10th in NHL goal scoring, was clearly upset after missing the playoffs for a seventh consecutive season since he was drafted"

Decided to say:

"Utterly bratty Sam Reinhart, coming off a 25-goal season that was on pace for near 40 in a full schedule, looked like he'd rather be in a dentist's chair than try to say anything relevant about the franchise or his own game."


Totally unnecessary
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 8:07 AM ET
Say Columbus wins the lottery.

Eichel to Columbus
for
2021 first round pick, Toronto 1st, Max Domi, Seth Jones, Elvis

Buffalo Picks 1 and 2

- ImThatGuy



There we go.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 12 @ 8:10 AM ET
Could have said:

"Sam Reinhart, who finished 10th in NHL goal scoring, was clearly upset after missing the playoffs for a seventh consecutive season since he was drafted"

Decided to say:

"Utterly bratty Sam Reinhart, coming off a 25-goal season that was on pace for near 40 in a full schedule, looked like he'd rather be in a dentist's chair than try to say anything relevant about the franchise or his own game."


Totally unnecessary

- jcragcrumple


classic unprofessional ax-to-grind journalism from hike marrington
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 12 @ 8:10 AM ET
Say Columbus wins the lottery.

Eichel to Columbus
for
2021 first round pick, Max Domi, Goalie

Buffalo Picks 1 and 2


Edit - Or does the only move up 3 picks thing start this year?

- ImThatGuy


It's happening!!!!!

Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

May 12 @ 8:10 AM ET
Say Columbus wins the lottery.

Eichel to Columbus
for
2021 first round pick, Max Domi, Goalie

Buffalo Picks 1 and 2


Edit - Or does the only move up 3 picks thing start this year?

- ImThatGuy

Put Bjorkstrand in there and it's getting close
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

May 12 @ 8:12 AM ET
Let’s say the Sabres trade Eichel, Reinhart, Ristolainen and none of the UFA’s come back. This is what Adams is dealing with. Of course players from trades will fill in “x” but still:

53 - x - 68
25 - 24 - 96
74 - 37 - 72
28-x-21

26 - 10
x - 3
78 - 33

x - Tokarski

https://twitter.com/CMDeD.../1392208455713361924?s=19
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

May 12 @ 8:13 AM ET
There we go.
- TheSabresTaco


I would not want Seth Jones.

He's going to be a UFA after next season and his last 2 seasons have not been very good.
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