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Offer from Los Angeles for Jack Eichel

Created by: OldNYIfan
Initial Creation Date: Feb 26, 2021
Published: Feb 27 at 9:56
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
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My two cents about a trade that will never happen.

I think that this is a fair offer despite the oft-repeated "Gibson Fallacy" ("since no center has ever been traded for such a big package, then Jack Eichel isn't worth this package"). To save you the effort, the centers in Group A were drafted second overall, fifth overall, and eleventh overall. The Sabres also get another high-quality center prospect, two roster players and this year's first-round draft pick. Byfield and Cozens will eventually form a superlative one-two punch down the middle and this move might persuade Eric Staal to re-up to provide a bridge to that pair. Anderson-Dolan is an excellent possibility to eventually play #3 C over Mittelstadt and Thompson. Clague (or MacDermid) would be an excellent fill-in until Jake McCabe is healthy.

I have Byfield on the current roster but no one believes that he is ready for the NHL yet. I just thought that Buffalo fans would like to imagine him on the team.

I think that this offer competes with the Colorado offer I've seen recently of Nazem Kadri, Alex Newhook, Martin Kaut, Conor Timmins and their 2021 first.
Trades
BUF
  1. 2021 1st round pick (LAK)
LAK
  1. Eichel, Jack
BUF
  1. Byfield, Quinton
  2. Turcotte, Alex
  3. Vilardi, Gabriel
LAK
    Group A
    Franchise Center Prospects
    Select One
    BUF
    1. Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
    2. Madden, Tyler
    3. Thomas, Akil
    LAK
      Group B
      Center A Prospects
      Select One
      BUF
      1. Amadio, Michael
      2. Frk, Martin
      3. Wagner, Austin
      LAK
        Group C
        Current Roster Forwards
        Select One
        BUF
        1. Clague, Kale
        2. MacDermid, Kurtis
        3. Roy, Matt
        LAK
          Group D
          Current Roster Defensemen
          Select One
          BUF
          1. Laferriere, Alex [Reserve List]
          2. Parik, Lukas [Reserve List]
          3. Shafigullin, Bulat [Reserve List]
          4. 2021 3rd round pick (TOR)
          LAK
            Group E
            Additional Consideration
            Select One
            Buyouts
            • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
            • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
            Retained Salary Transactions
            • Eric Staal: $1,625,000 (50%)
            DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
            2021
            BUF
            LAK
            BUF
            TOR
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            2022
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            2023
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            BUF
            ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
            23$81,500,000$73,504,124$1,487,500$7,277,500$7,995,876
            Left WingCenterRight Wing
            BUF
            Hall, Taylor
            $8,000,000
            LW
            NMC
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Staal, Eric
            $1,625,000
            C
            NTC
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Reinhart, Sam
            $5,200,000
            RW, C
            RFA - 1
            BUF
            Olofsson, Victor
            $3,050,000
            LW, RW
            RFA - 2
            BUF
            Cozens, Dylan
            $894,167
            C, LW
            RFA - 3
            BUF
            Thompson, Tage
            $1,400,000
            C, RW
            RFA - 3
            BUF
            Sheahan, Riley
            $700,000
            LW, C
            UFA - 1
            LAK
            Byfield, Quinton
            $925,000
            C
            RFA - 3
            LAK
            Wagner, Austin
            $1,133,333
            RW, LW
            RFA - 3
            BUF
            Skinner, Jeff
            $9,000,000
            LW, RW
            NMC
            UFA - 7
            LAK
            Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
            $747,500
            C
            RFA - 2
            BUF
            Lazar, Curtis
            $800,000
            C, RW
            UFA - 2
            BUF
            Eakin, Cody
            $2,250,000
            C
            UFA - 2
            BUF
            Okposo, Kyle
            $6,000,000
            RW
            NTC
            UFA - 3
            BUF
            Mittelstadt, Casey
            $874,125
            C
            RFA - 1
            Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
            BUF
            Montour, Brandon
            $3,850,000
            LD/RD
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Ristolainen, Rasmus
            $5,400,000
            RD
            UFA - 2
            BUF
            Hutton, Carter
            $2,750,000
            G
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Dahlin, Rasmus
            $925,000
            LD
            RFA - 1
            BUF
            Miller, Colin
            $3,875,000
            RD
            UFA - 2
            BUF
            Ullmark, Linus
            $2,600,000
            G
            UFA - 1
            LAK
            Clague, Kale
            $761,666
            LD
            RFA - 1
            BUF
            Jokiharju, Henri
            $925,000
            RD
            RFA - 1
            ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
            BUF
            Girgensons, Zemgus
            $2,200,000
            C, LW
            UFA - 3
            LAK
            Turcotte, Alex
            $925,000
            C
            RFA - 3
            BUF
            McCabe, Jake
            $2,850,000
            LD
            UFA - 1
            LAK
            Vilardi, Gabriel
            $894,167
            C
            RFA - 2
            BUF
            Borgen, William
            $864,166
            RD
            RFA - 1
            LAK
            Madden, Tyler
            $925,000
            C
            RFA - 3
            LAK
            Thomas, Akil
            $795,000
            C
            RFA - 3
            LAK
            Amadio, Michael
            $700,000
            C, RW
            RFA - 1
            LAK
            Frk, Martin
            $725,000
            RW
            UFA - 2
            LAK
            MacDermid, Kurtis
            $875,000
            LD/RD
            UFA - 2
            LAK
            Roy, Matt
            $700,000
            RD
            UFA - 1
            Taxi Squad
            BUF
            Asplund, Rasmus
            $845,000 ($0)
            C, LW
            RFA - 1
            BUF
            Rieder, Tobias
            $700,000 ($0)
            RW, LW
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Bryson, Jacob
            $889,166 ($0)
            LD
            RFA - 2
            BUF
            Davidson, Brandon
            $700,000 ($0)
            LD
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Irwin, Matt
            $700,000 ($0)
            LD/RD
            UFA - 1
            BUF
            Fitzgerald, Casey
            $858,750 ($0)
            RD
            RFA - 1
            BUF
            Tokarski, Dustin
            $725,000 ($0)
            G
            UFA - 2
            BUF
            Johansson, Jonas
            $700,000 ($0)
            G
            RFA - 1

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            Feb 27 at 10:02
            #1
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            Seems cost prohibitive. Wouldn’t you be better keeping those pieces and developing them on your own. Remember one player can’t win on their own and if you spend so much to get Eichel you’re going to hurt your team long term versus just being patient.
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            Feb 27 at 10:16
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            Quoting: HOCKEYBOY448
            Seems cost prohibitive. Wouldn’t you be better keeping those pieces and developing them on your own. Remember one player can’t win on their own and if you spend so much to get Eichel you’re going to hurt your team long term versus just being patient.


            No, we have one of the three best prospect pools in the League. Our future roster is so deep that with Kopitar and Eichel at center, Vilardi moves to RW and Turcotte becomes our #3C. The others are similar.
            Feb 27 at 10:18
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            Quoting: OldNYIfan
            No, we have one of the three best prospect pools in the League. Our future roster is so deep that with Kopitar and Eichel at center, Vilardi moves to RW and Turcotte becomes our #3C. The others are similar.


            You’re forgetting the beauty that is an ELC. When returning to contending that’ll be important. Plus it’ll allow you to upgrade your team as you see fit.
            Feb 27 at 10:21
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            Quoting: HOCKEYBOY448
            You’re forgetting the beauty that is an ELC. When returning to contending that’ll be important. Plus it’ll allow you to upgrade your team as you see fit.


            You'll see why we can easily afford this trade when I post the companion Los Angeles projection.
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            Feb 27 at 10:22
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            Quoting: OldNYIfan
            You'll see why we can easily afford this trade when I post the companion Los Angeles projection.


            Looking forward to it
            Feb 27 at 11:00
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            Feb 27 at 11:15
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            I wouldn't touch him.
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            Feb 27 at 11:23
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            Quoting: ZiggyPalffy
            I wouldn't touch him.


            Don't worry -- you won't have to.
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            Feb 28 at 10:43
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            Roy wagner Byfield thomas...but I don't see a fit with this team 2bh...would love kopitar and Byfield + some more
            Feb 28 at 11:32
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            Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
            Roy wagner Byfield thomas...but I don't see a fit with this team 2bh...would love kopitar and Byfield + some more


            You don't see the fit? Really? Wow.
             
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