As news comes out almost daily about the status Buffalo Sabres centre Jack Eichel, some teams might start thinking about a deal.
Sheng Peng in San Jose examines a potential Eichel trade for the Sharks and tries to find a way to get it done without including rookie winger William Eklund.
As it stands right now, Jack Eichel is still at an impasse with the Sabres when it comes to getting disk replacement surgery but a healthy Eichel produced 242 points in 233 games across the past four seasons. There will be a trade market for him.
CANADA HOCKEY NOW
Montreal: Patrick Roy as a potential successor to Marc Bergevin? Bring the circus to town, says Mitch Gallo.
Calgary: The Flames show killer instinct to beat the Rangers 5-1 at MSG
Vancouver: Elias Pettersson needs time and protection (VHN+)
Toronto: The Maple Leafs are winless in four after losing to Carolina.
Toronto: Auston Matthews scored goal No. 200 but Toronto’s improved effort was not good enough (ToHN+)
NHL NEWS AND NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
NHL: Kyle Connor, Connor McDavid, and Ilya Sorokin were named the three stars of the week.
Chicago: Larry Brooks of the New York Post wants to know if the winless Blackhawks will put Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on the trade block.
Detroit: Feeling good about Lucas Raymond and Moritz Sieder, DHN takes a look at the best Red Wings rookie duos. (DHN+)
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby is getting close to a return.
Florida: The Panthers downed the Coyotes to remain undefeated.
Buffalo: The Sabres defeat Tampa Bay, 5-1. Excuse me?
Washington: The Capitals win a wild one at Ottawa.
Washington: Ovi is off to his best start ever. Given his career, that seems good.
St. Louis: The Blues shut out the Los Angeles Kings, 3-0.
Detroit: The Red Wings have benched Filip Hronek and we don’t know why.
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