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NHL Trade Rumors: Will Eichel Be Traded By Labor Day? Bruins Still Interested?

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The Boston Bruins continue to monitor the NHL trade market and like so many NHL teams, they’re still paying attention to the Jack Eichel saga with the Buffalo Sabres. Could a trade for the second overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft occur earlier than expected now?

This past Sunday, NHL Insider for The Fourth Period, David Pagnotta reported that at the earliest, Eichel wouldn’t be dealt until Labor Day (Sept. 6), and also was the first to break the news that, as of Sunday, the Sabres captain had not had surgery to repair a herniated disc. Of course, that surgery has been a gigantic bone of contention between Eichel, his representatives Peter Fish, and Peter Donatelli, and the Sabres. As Pagnotta’s sources told him, sources have confirmed to Boston Hockey Now that Eichel has not wavered on having the artificial disc replacement that the Sabres are steadfastly against still. That contention though, as Pagnotta’s sources told him, is not necessarily present on the NHL trade market in acquiring the former Boston University and 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner.

In the last week, two NHL sources close to the Eichel saga have confirmed to BHN that while things have been quiet with Eichel on the NHL trade front, there has been chatter that both Eichel and the Sabres decided they want this resolved ASAP and not let it drag into training camp.

“They’ve made it clear that it’s very much in the interest of both parties to not let this drag into training camp, the preseason, and potentially beyond,” one NHL executive told BHN this past Tuesday. “They’re starting to realize this has gotten beyond repair and a resolution ASAP benefits all involved.”

That goes in line with what BHN’s most trusted sources said on Thursday afternoon.

“They are all so done with this sh*t, trust me,” the source exclaimed. “I’m not saying it happens but I know everyone is hoping something goes down in the next two weeks.”

As for how the Bruins may still be involved in this? Could they, despite their lack of the, at least four assets, that the Sabres are still demanding, still try and bring the North Chelmsford, MA native off the NHL trade market and back home to play for his hometown team?

“I don’t think they’re frontrunners but of course they’re still keeping tabs,” the same source said. “I still think the Rangers are right there but I really wouldn’t count anyone out. Despite his health, Jack is still a hot commodity.”

Things have been quiet on the NHL trade rumor circuit but it appears as Labor Day weekend approaches they could heat up and Eichel will be right in the thick of it once again.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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JustJim

Kase,Carlo, and Rask……you already have an infirmary! Leave ” well enough” alone. ( pun intended)

Charles L Rose

Kase is already signed with the Leafs.

PURE clickbait

Two of these players are no longer on the Bruins roster guys you need to pay attention before you leave these dumb comments

Rick W Murray

Eichel will be a bruin they need him. Patrice is 35 Krecjis gone youth and talent grab him

DJ Wright

Zero chance Sabres trade him to the Bruins. Zero.

Rick W Murray

Eichel will be a bruin.

Charles L Rose

No cap space (Jack is 10M cap hit) and seriously, he’s only scored 30 goals once. Nobody is worth what Adams wants for him. If he was, he’d be gone already.

PURE clickbait

This is the objective truth. It really is pretty much that simple.

William Mahoney

With memories of how the Bruins got a winning team with the Phil Esposito trade! Sweeney get Eichel!!!

Rick W Murray

sock it to em William if you want someone bad enough doors will open. I don’t believe the bruins have any choice after Patrice there is no one even close to Krecji…. aging centres. Offer two 1sts And Carlo that should and will get it done make Buff retain 50% of his salary get rid of Moore.

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Unfortunately this is total cap anyone who thinks we have a snowballs chance in Hades of landing Eichel before his NMC kicks in next year needs to check up on what’s going on and stop taking the bait lol. There’s not even a 1% chance the Bruins trade for Eichel this year. Don’t get hooked by these shameless headlines. They don’t have the assets, they don’t have the cap space, they don’t have the magic wand. Your looking at Lysell, 2 roster players, and 2 1st round picks to get this done and guess what Eichel isn’t even going to… Read more »

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