Report: Rangers among teams to call Sabres about Jack Eichel’s availability

The 2020 offseason was an active one for the Buffalo Sabres with their major overhauls in the front office and a couple other moves ahead of the 2020-21 season.

With new general manager Kevyn Adams in office, it appears as though other teams are doing their due diligence by calling the Sabres to ask about the availability of some of their players on the roster.

According to TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie, one Sabres player who has been asked about by other teams in trade chatter is captain Jack Eichel. McKenzie tweeted on Monday that the New York Rangers were among some teams believed to be interested in the 23-year-old center.

McKenzie did proceed to explain the reasoning behind his first tweet that had piqued the interest of many Sabres and hockey fans alike.

As he stated, the Sabres reportedly expressed zero interest in trading Eichel, but since Adams is new in his role with the team, other clubs have called asking about Eichel’s availability. McKenzie also noted that none of the trade talks with the Sabres and other teams resulted in any trade traction.

McKenzie also added that he believes that the Sabres and Eichel have had dialogue this offseason to ensure that both sides “want the same thing (to get better obviously) and share the same timetable (sooner rather than later).”