Contender team called and asked about Jack Eichel

Published October 17, 2021 at 1:36
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that the Avalanche contacted the Sabres about Jack Eichel. Inquiries about the Sabres' willingness to keep any of Eichel's money for the next five years of his deal were denied.

Elliotte Friedman claims that's the stumbling block in any Jack Eichel trade. But they won't keep any of his $10 million compensation.

"One of the biggest hurdles right now to getting a Jack Eichel trade done is that the Sabres do not want to retain any salary," Friedman said.

He added, "Now, they are willing to talk about taking contracts back to facilitate a deal, but it's still difficult with so many teams close to the cap and also Eichel still having four more years at $10 million a season left on his salary."

Do you think they can afford him? I guess.
Latest 10 stories