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Duffer’s Dabbles: Will Eichel’s New Agent Finally Facilitate A Trade From Sabres?



Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel has hired super agent Pat Brisson.

He’s going, going, gone. Jack Eichel? Nope. Eichel’s agent is the one who is moving on. Pat Brisson Creative Artists Agency lists an impressive stable of clients. That group includes Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Toews and John Tavares. Now you can add Buffalo Sabres center Eichel to that list.

Eichel’s previously represention was from Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli of Global Hockey Consultants. Will this change in the people in charge of Eichel’s future facilitate the long-awaited move out of Buffalo that he so desires? Well, Brisson’s reputation is one of someone who finds a way to get things done.

Bruins Make The Most Sense

The one rumor that isn’t going to go away is Eichel to the Boston Bruins and that’s partially because it just makes so much sense. The Boston area is home to Eichel. Captain Patrice Bergeron is nearing the end of a Hall of Fame run as Boston’s No. 1 center.

Eichel’s arrival would give the Bruins an heir apparent down the middle as well as a second line scoring option. That’s even more vital now. David Krejci made his decision to leave the Bruins and return home to the Czech Republic to play for Oloumoc. That’s leaving a gaping hole in Boston’s lineup.

The Minnesota Wild, Vegas Golden Knights and Calgary Flames are other teams that are being put out there as suggestions to be potential partners in an Eichel trade.

Flyers’ Performance Unacceptable

Philadelphia: Citing last season’s playoff absence as unacceptable, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher went to work during the summer to dramtically reshape his club and admitted that it has been an exhausitng experience for him.

Vancouver: On his Real Kyper podcast, NHL analyst Nick Kypreos suggested that he expects the Canucks and young stars Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes will find common ground on bridge contracts that will get both of them back in the fold before long. Kypreos also likes the element that Oliver Ekman-Larsson adds to the Vancouver defense.