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The Daily: Jack Eichel Trade Talking Getting More Serious?
You can’t start the new NHL season without sticks, pucks and more Jack Eichel trade talk.
TSN reporter Darren Dreger restarted the rumor machine with a tweet stating the Buffalo Sabres may be moving moving closer to a deal because the Sabres and Eichel are providing more medical information about his neck injury. That got rumors flowing.
Nobody seems to know for sure which teams are in on the Jack Eichel discussion, but the Vegas Golden Knights and New York Rangers are good bets. The Golden Knights need a true No. 1 center and the Rangers have shown interest from the very beginning.
The Columbus Blue Jackets also desperately need a No. 1 center, but there hasn’t been any recent reports linking them to Eichel trade talks. It’s possible they view the Sabres’ asking price as too prohibitive.
In the meantime, Eichel still hasn’t had his needed surgery. Jack Eichel wants one kind of surgery and team doctors want him to have a fusion. Even Commsioner Gary Bettman has weighed in, calling it a “terrible situation.”
Sources say the Eichel saga may be shifting. Ongoing discussions and additional access to Jack Eichel’s medical file has helped teams with trade interest clearly see his situation. Both sides are hopeful something can be worked out soon with one of the clubs in the mix.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 6, 2021
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