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The Price Montreal needs to pay for Jack Eichel

Published May 12, 2021 at 11:09
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For experts at the LNH, Jack Eichel's time with the Buffalo Sabres is a top-secret policing activity. However, as part of his huit-season contract, he has a non-movement clause that will net him 80 million dollars in the end.

The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, according to journalists Pierre LeBrun and Frank Seravalli, will be interested in the services of the American attaquant. The issue remains unanswered... What will be the price to pay?


The Kings have several talented young prospects, including the second pick from the last amateur auction, Quinton Byfield. The club enjoys comfortable leeway under the salary cap, so there is no need to acquire a few players with higher salaries that won't make a difference. The Sabres have several young players, but there's a lot of leadership in the locker room.


Dustin Brown, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, will be an excellent exchange partner in a multi-player transaction. Furthermore, a choice of the first tour of the Kings may be intriguing. Adrian Kempe, like Alex Iafallo, stands out on the offensive line, two players who can still make strides if they are well surrounded.

On the Anaheim Ducks' side, the hopes are blooming. It's time to think about Jamie Drysdale and Trevor Zegras, the team's two most recent first-round picks. This is supplemented by a long list of talented young players such as Troy Terry, Max Jones, and even Maxime Comtois. However, the reality of the salary cap complicates the director general's job, unless Ryan Getzlaf resigns. The Ducks are in the midst of a rebuilding phase, and the arrival of a marquee player could help the team in this regard.

What is the cost? Expensive , please! Perhaps too expensive for the Habs to be interested in acquiring a one-dimensional player like Jack Eichel. The CH, on the other hand, could entice the Sabres with a young prospect like Cole Caufield. Understandably, this will not be a one-for-one trade. Is it possible that one of the team's two young future centres, Jesperi Kotkaniemi or Nick Suzuki, will be lost? If Marc Bergevin leaves this side, it will almost certainly be KK. Nick Suzuki is a huge part of the CH's foundation.

On the other hand, Marc Bergevin could try to send Phillip Danault, who has high hopes and a lot of options. His contract is about to expire. He is the missing piece for the Buffalo Sabres, a centre capable of playing in all three zones and capable of identifying the best opposing offensive trios. It'll almost certainly be necessary to have a first-round pick and a hopeful like Jesse Ylonen once more. With Jake Evans impressing with his style of play, which has been compared to Phillip Danault's, the CH may have a sacrée force de frappe with the addition of Jack Eichel.

Jonathan Drouin should not be overlooked. This last one has left the team's huddle. It will be interesting to see how this incident affects her career in the future. When Jonathan Drouin is motivated, he is known to be a true poisonous offender. He proved it in the first half of the season. With a salary of $5.55 million per season, the Sabres of Buffalo may be a good fit for him. In the middle of an offensive trio of names like Victor Olofsson and Sam Reinhart, the Québécois will most likely be able to feed these players, as he is a game manufacturer.
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