Report: Calgary Flames Trade Offer for Jack Eichel Revealed

The Calgary Flames are apparently at the 'one yard line' with the Buffalo Sabres regarding a trade for Jack Eichel and according to hockey insider Kevin Weekes, have tabled quite the trade offer.

Like many of us, we're wondering what the Sabres are waiting for. The trade offer from Vegas reportedly doesn't touch this type of talent but it's likely Sabres general manager isn't comfortable with acquiring Tkachuk unless a contract extension comes along with it.

Tkachuk is a restricted free agent next summer and it's unknown at this time if he's interested in signing a long-term deal with the Sabres. His $9 million qualifying offer is a big ticket for either team. As for Eichel, he isn't expected in an NHL lineup until 2023, however the Flames are open to him proceeding with the back surgery. 

Flames fans are likely pissed off with the news as the team is off to a hot start and Tkachuk is a heart and soul type player the franchise has long awaited for. Considering the history of transactions in Calgary, maybe we shouldn't be that surprised. 

Let's hear it, are you making this deal if you're the Sabres?

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