Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports that the Vegas Golden Knights are back as front runners in a potential Jack Eichel trade.
There is a deal to be made with the Golden Knights and Sabres for Jack Eichel, if there is motivation to get it done. The Golden Knights have the likes of Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, and Nicolas Hague as potential cornerstones for a deal (not all of them!) so adding in a prospect and some picks should make it possible to compose a viable deal.
The Golden Knights are a team that is not afraid to take big swings to acquire players. They have traded to get star wingers Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty and signed defenceman Alex Pietrangelo as a free agent, so it would totally fit with the franchise direction to take a shot at the biggest name on the trade market.
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Vancouver: Canucks give away a 3-2 win to the Minnesota Wild.
Calgary: The Flames have won four straight on the road.
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