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Sean Maloughney
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.21.2020

May 10 @ 3:42 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Could The Kraken Make a Pitch for Jack Eichel?
islansjet
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 03.13.2017

May 10 @ 4:07 PM ET
The Kraken should steer clear of this me first, overrated, overpaid, often injured whiner.
GPHawksfan
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 01.26.2018

May 10 @ 4:19 PM ET
If they did end up with him, why would they make him captain? So many teams do this and give it to a player because they are the highest paid or a very high draft pick. Hardly any players handed the captaincy right off the bat with a franchise end up being a good captain.
Aaron_85
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 04.22.2014

May 10 @ 4:43 PM ET
One of the benefits of Vegas first season is they were able to take the players who were "cast offs" and rally them around that idea. They showed every team that gave them up that they are worthy.

I hope the kraken doesn't spend the resources on Eichel. Would cost too much.
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

May 10 @ 4:46 PM ET
I see zero chance that Toews goes unprotected. Makar, Girard, and Toews are all easy bets for a protection slot even despite Johnson's NMC. I'm confident that a team like Colorado would rather keep a top-3 Dman over a top-6 W (Burakovsky or Donskoi).
Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

May 10 @ 5:32 PM ET
I see zero chance that Toews goes unprotected. Makar, Girard, and Toews are all easy bets for a protection slot even despite Johnson's NMC. I'm confident that a team like Colorado would rather keep a top-3 Dman over a top-6 W (Burakovsky or Donskoi).
- MaximumBone

There are a few things in play for the Avs. Will Landeskog demand a contract before protection, will Johnson waive his NMC? I see it unlikely they want to lose Toews but I think they'll have to give something up to ensure that doesn't happen.
ddMoose
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 08.27.2020

May 10 @ 7:31 PM ET
While anything is possible I sincerely doubt that Landeskog will demand anything from the organization. There's a really good reason he wears the 'C', and as has been pointed out already in this thread, not every team hands that letter out to the highest paid/drafted player.
I think both sides will want to lock him up as soon as possible just to have a deal done, but if they were to agree to a handshake deal signed after expansion that would be best for the team. I know a lot of players repeat the same cliches and rhetoric, but when this core says they want to stay together and win together it's very easy to believe.
Johnson at this point is obviously expendable, so if they can convince him to waive that would also be in their best interest. He probably knows that as well, but I can't imagine actually wanting to risk putting himself in a situation where he could go from perennial cup contender to expansion franchise.
The most likely scenario is probably what you mentioned with regards to the Avs having to "pay" the Kraken to take someone they can live without. There's no way Joe is letting Toews go, he's too smart for that, and Toews is too important to this team right now especially with all the injuries (again).
PavohnDatsvares
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.03.2016

May 10 @ 9:59 PM ET
Time for fun:

To Seattle: Jack Eichel
To Buffalo: The Krak's 2021 1st round pick (top 5)

Seattle gets a "now" star to build around. Buffalo gets a do-over and replaces Jack with a prospect to grow with the current crop of very young guys they have. This would also give the Sabres TWO lottery tickets, as their own pick currently sits 1st overall. Having 2 of the top 5 picks sure felt good as a Sens fan last draft.

This trade will never happen. But if I were either team I'd do it... In a heart beat.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

May 10 @ 10:22 PM ET
Time for fun:

To Seattle: Jack Eichel
To Buffalo: The Krak's 2021 1st round pick (top 5)

Seattle gets a "now" star to build around. Buffalo gets a do-over and replaces Jack with a prospect to grow with the current crop of very young guys they have. This would also give the Sabres TWO lottery tickets, as their own pick currently sits 1st overall. Having 2 of the top 5 picks sure felt good as a Sens fan last draft.

This trade will never happen. But if I were either team I'd do it... In a heart beat.

- PavohnDatsvares


One top-5 pick for an established star player? Not even close.
They'd get a better haul opening things up for a bidding war.
PavohnDatsvares
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.03.2016

May 10 @ 11:37 PM ET
One top-5 pick for an established star player? Not even close.
They'd get a better haul opening things up for a bidding war.

- Nasty_Duck


Yeah, they'd probably have to sweeten.
5Hole Mgee
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.24.2018

May 11 @ 3:12 AM ET
They gave the keys to the car to him in Buffalo....and how did that work out for them. I thought the Kracken already had a GM.

ROR sends his luck if this ever pans out.
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

May 11 @ 3:16 AM ET
There are a few things in play for the Avs. Will Landeskog demand a contract before protection, will Johnson waive his NMC? I see it unlikely they want to lose Toews but I think they'll have to give something up to ensure that doesn't happen.
- freelancer

Even if all things go against them, they still protect Toews over Burakovksy or Donskoi. 8 skater route where they protect Mackinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog, Kadri, Makar, Girard, Toews, and Johnson is still the clear play (even with Byram developing). The price for Seattle to not pick Burakovsky would be lower than the price for them to not pick Toews.
aries1976
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The Frustration that unites us all. , AB
Joined: 02.26.2007

May 11 @ 10:25 AM ET
Eichel for 2021 1st round pick, and 2 other top 60 picks that are acquired in expansion draft, along with an expansion draft goalie taken.

That wouldn't be bad for either club. Buffalo needs a re-set, Seattle needs a young core player.
ShallowLarynx
Joined: 01.24.2012

May 11 @ 10:43 AM ET
I actually think Seattle could become a broker in a Eichel trade by retaining salary then dealing him off to another team. Eichel at $10M is hard for most teams to take on, drop $5M in cap hit to Seattle and suddenly he becomes a bargain. Makes the asking price a bit steep, but it allows Buffalo to move him without retaining cap and Seattle to land a nice asset for doing what they need to do anyways, take on cap hit to get to the cap floor.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

May 11 @ 11:11 AM ET
Eichel for 2021 1st round pick, and 2 other top 60 picks that are acquired in expansion draft, along with an expansion draft goalie taken.

That wouldn't be bad for either club. Buffalo needs a re-set, Seattle needs a young core player.

- aries1976


It would be bad for Buffalo. So you're half right...
Beergu
Edmonton Oilers
Location: AB
Joined: 08.15.2008

May 11 @ 1:00 PM ET
Even if all things go against them, they still protect Toews over Burakovksy or Donskoi. 8 skater route where they protect Mackinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog, Kadri, Makar, Girard, Toews, and Johnson is still the clear play (even with Byram developing). The price for Seattle to not pick Burakovsky would be lower than the price for them to not pick Toews.
- MaximumBone


Seattle is definitely getting something good from Colorado, whether it's Burakovsky, or they make a deal to give something up to protect him (you take Graves, we give you Donskoi too, kind of thing). I definitely can't see them not protecting Toews though, as you've said.
aries1976
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The Frustration that unites us all. , AB
Joined: 02.26.2007

May 11 @ 2:16 PM ET
It would be bad for Buffalo. So you're half right...
- Nasty_Duck


Seattle's pick will be top 5, most likely.
Could be another couple 1st rd picks along with Jake Allen or Anton Khudobin... for a non- generational talent.

If Eichel doesn't want to return, why wouldn't Buffalo consider it.
DirtyDan
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.03.2021

May 11 @ 2:38 PM ET
The Kraken should steer clear of this me first, overrated, overpaid, often injured whiner.
- islansjet



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You guys know something about "me first, overrated, overpaid, often injured whiner."

c2rds
Joined: 06.30.2006

May 11 @ 5:51 PM ET
Skinner and Eichel
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

May 11 @ 5:56 PM ET
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You guys know something about "me first, overrated, overpaid, often injured whiner."


- DirtyDan


Is this the last highlight Buffalo had? in 2017?
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

May 11 @ 6:48 PM ET
Seattle's pick will be top 5, most likely.
Could be another couple 1st rd picks along with Jake Allen or Anton Khudobin... for a non- generational talent.

If Eichel doesn't want to return, why wouldn't Buffalo consider it.

- aries1976


because that's a total crap-shoot.

A bidding war from teams that can offer skaters + picks would be more desirable IMO.

If they knew it was #1 pick then that might change things...
aries1976
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: The Frustration that unites us all. , AB
Joined: 02.26.2007

May 11 @ 7:23 PM ET
because that's a total crap-shoot.

A bidding war from teams that can offer skaters + picks would be more desirable IMO.

If they knew it was #1 pick then that might change things...

- Nasty_Duck


If Seattle's pick was a number 1, im not sure it would be in play.
Angus4444
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 12.03.2018

May 12 @ 5:39 AM ET
There is no way Jack goes to a liberal Shthole like Seattle. Half his salary will go to security.
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

May 12 @ 1:17 PM ET
I think Seattle would have to eat Skinner amd or Okposo if this fairy tale were to become a reality. Your .05% chance would be a possibility if Seattle would eat a dead contract with Eichel
MLew65
Buffalo Sabres
Location: hamburg, NY
Joined: 01.23.2013

May 12 @ 2:20 PM ET

PavohnDatsvares
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.03.2016

Monday @ 9:59 PM ET
Time for fun:

To Seattle: Jack Eichel
To Buffalo: The Krak's 2021 1st round pick (top 5)

Seattle gets a "now" star to build around. Buffalo gets a do-over and replaces Jack with a prospect to grow with the current crop of very young guys they have. This would also give the Sabres TWO lottery tickets, as their own pick currently sits 1st overall. Having 2 of the top 5 picks sure felt good as a Sens fan last draft.

This trade will never happen. But if I were either team I'd do it... In a heart beat.

Is this Kevin Adams? It’ll take a ton more than a first rd pick especially in this draft. If I were Buffalo I’d want those 1st rd picks to be in a rich draft not a weak one.
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