The Habs would apparently offer the moon for Jack Eichel...

Published July 25, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Yesterday, Elliotte Friedman reported that the Habs were at the top of the race to obtain Sabres star forward Jack Eichel.


When we hear this kind of information, our heart instinctively stops beating... Who would the Sabres ask for in return? Suzuki? Caufield? As far as we're concerned, if it includes such names...

That's a big NO.

However, an insider revealed that the package deal the Montreal Canadiens would offer to get Eichel would be huge.

According to this information, the Sabres would want a young center, an A prospect, a B prospect, a first round pick and a player with a considerable impact on the salary cap. He even allowed himself to put below, a few names as suggestions.

- Jesperi Kotkaniemi (young center)


- Kaiden Guhle or Alexander Romanov (prospect A)

- Ryan Poehling or Jesse Ylonen (B prospect)

- First round pick

- Jonathan Drouin or Paul Byron (Considerable impact on the salary cap)

If Marc Bergevin had put such a proposal on the table, would you agree with it? Let's remember that Phillip Danault is at high risk of leaving the Montreal Canadiens organization and that Jesperi Kotkaniemi is slow to find some consistency in his game.

A player of Jack Eichel's talent would clearly bring a new dynamic to the Habs offense. He is without a doubt one of the top ten forwards in the NHL. If it doesn't involve bringing in a Nick Suzuki or Cole Caufield in the deal, it could be a considerable offer.

Eichel has an average salary of $10 million annually per season through 2026. He has 355 total points, including 139 goals, in 375 NHL games to date. He has not played in any playoff games, as he is only 24 years old.
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