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Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 10:11:36 AM »
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

I'm not really sure "captain material" has any real concrete definition anymore. It's really whatever the team wants it to be. You'd be hard pressed to find two more different guys than Crosby and Ovechkin but both have been pretty good captains on pretty good teams.
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Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2017, 10:21:40 AM »
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

That would be a conflict of interest, it'd be hard for him to be both GM, Captain, and Coach.

The Sabres are probably paying him in stock options, so as part-owner Eichel can approve it.
He does talk a lot but he takes ownership for the teams hardships as well. I wouldn't put him on S@%t list just yet.
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Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2017, 10:25:02 AM »
No, he can't. :P

He can sign whatever he wants.
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Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:49 AM »
No, he can't. :P

He can sign whatever he wants.

I mean, technically, sure, but, not if he wants a valid NHL contract. ;D
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Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:49 AM »