Trade Rumor: Calgary Flames Reject Buffalo Sabres Wild Offer

The Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames have held trade discussions regarding Sabres forward Jack Eichel and let's just say the types of offers have our attention.

The Flames have tried to land Eichel by unloading several different prospects and draft picks and are taking the quantity over quality approach. Can't blame them, considering how Sabres general manager is asking for the moon for Eichel. Some teams have been told four pieces is the starting point in trade talks.

Rumor has the Sabres asked for either Matthew Tkachuk or Johnny Gaudreau in exchange for Eichel, and the Flames wanted nothing to do with it. Those two players are cornerstone pieces for the Flames and exchanging one for Eichel straight up would make the team different, but not necessarily better.

Darren Dreger of TSN reported earlier this week that the trade is getting closer and there's finally been some ground being made in discussions. Medical records have been sent out to a number of teams and it shouldn't be long before a deal is finalized. Will it be Calgary? Not if Tkachuk or Gaudreau need to be involved...

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