The NHL Draft can be a bit of a crapshoot. Even the best prognosticators of talent make mistakes from time to time. Teams spend months scouting the best young players in the world, gathering as much information as they can so that when they’re on the clock, they can make the pick they believe can turn their franchise around.
Jack Eichel is a generational talent that can change the outcome of a hockey game. But his elite abilities won’t give him the power to win the game of chicken that is coming with the Buffalo Sabres and GM Kevyn Adams.
If you thought that the Jack Eichel talk would die down after he failed his physical and was stripped of the “C”, well you thought wrong. “I spoke to Jack two days ago, I spoke to the team yesterday and addressed this, Jack Eichel is no longer the captain of the Buffalo Sabres,” GM Kevyn Adams said.
It might not have been clear if Jack Eichel was ever being picky about where he was willing to be traded to if the Buffalo Sabres could facilitate a trade, but things have gotten to the point now where Eichel doesn’t care where he’s moved to, as long as he’s moved.
Peterka quickly has become one of Buffalo’s top prospects. The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021.
Bruins swap Lazar and Hall for Bjork, sign Ullmark, Reilly and Foligno Over the next few weeks, Die By The Blade staffers will take an in-depth look at each of the other teams in the Atlantic Division as the Buffalo Sabres prepare for the 2021-22 season.
The Buffalo Sabres haven’t been relevant beyond the regular season–or even during–in quite some time. Since the 2010-11 NHL season, the last playoff appearance for Buffalo, the franchise has finished at the bottom of their division six of the last 10 seasons.
Time to shine for UPL The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. It was a combination of six staff writers and over 485 fans that ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 10, 2021.