Sep 15, 2017
New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MisstheWhalers</b></div><div>Okay so what is it then, trade Eichel or not cause you're contradicting yourself now? Lol
Really they lack a 2C and pretty much an entire 3rd line, if they sign the right guys in UFA this summer as placeholders and keep building through the draft they should turn things around, just can't rush it and make any dumb trades.</div></div>
Not contradicting myself. You asked a question and I semi-answered. I didn’t say it was the right or wrong thing, just that in theory it could be done.
As for the team itself, they need to build through trades, not the draft or FA. There isn’t a soul in the NHL that would sign in Buffalo unless they overpaid. And drafting is just kicking the can down the road. For the sake of Eichel, they need to be in playoff mode, not patience mode. They have been building through the draft since 2010, hasn’t gotten them very far now, has it?
A 2C and entire 3rd line is exactly what I was talking about in my above post. No serviceable middle 6...
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MisstheWhalers</b></div><div>Eichel is an elite 1C, that is the hardest position to fill,
sorry I just don't see an Eichel trade that would make the Sabres better. No one guy can do it by himself but the Sabres aren't that terrible, just need the GM to add a few pieces and they should be a playoff team at least, they also have some good prospects in the system, the future still looks bright if they don't
f@ck it up.
Make an ACGM of an Eichel trade that makes the Sabres better, I'd be interested to see it.</div></div>
I understand your point, but an elite 1C on a team full of trash means nothing.
the team has no goaltending, no center depth, no serviceable middle 6...
they have a decent core, but that is to be expected when they have had a top 10 pick for most of the 2000. they lack maturity and experience.
are they still rebuilding from 2014? the answer should be no, they should be trading every pick and prospect they have to build around: Eichel, Skinner, Reinhart, Kahun, Olofsson, Montour, Dahlin and Jokiharju - eventually around Cozens and maybe Mittelstadt. if their name isn't listen above, they should be fired into the sun.