Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: BUF Re-Sign F Jack Eichel to 8-Year/$80M Extension; $10M AAV

  1. #1
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    82,186
    Rep Power
    366

    BUF Re-Sign F Jack Eichel to 8-Year/$80M Extension; $10M AAV

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years.

    The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the talks have been private since formal negotiations began a little over a month ago.

    Sabres owner Terry Pegula declined to assess the status of negotiations except to say no deadline has been set and that both sides are committed to reaching a deal.

    “I can tell you this, We want Jack and Jack wants to be in Buffalo,” Pegula said during a news conference at the Buffalo Bills training camp site in suburban Rochester. Pegula also owns the Bills.

    In a text to The AP, Eichel’s agent Peter Fish wrote: “We are talking and I would say that we will be continuing to talk.”

    The 20-year-old Eichel has one season remaining on the entry-level contract he signed after being selected with the second pick in the 2015 draft — one spot behind Connor McDavid. Eichel will only be eligible to become a restricted free agent whose rights can be retained by the Sabres next summer, though teams often prefer locking up their young stars well before that happens.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...eal/104232524/

    --

    @WGR550: Dreger - I still think the more reasonable comparison for Eichel is McDavid. #Sabres would be lucky to get him signed at around $9.5 million
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you’'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

  2. #2
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,551
    Rep Power
    111
    More reasonable than who? McDavid isn't a reasonable comparison to anybody.

    Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised that, if 8 years is the number, he got $80m.

  3. #3
    List Maker BSBH Rookie
    josh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    21,577
    Rep Power
    179
    I wish Pegula would have said "He better f-ing sign, we just fired the coach for him."

  4. #4
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    82,186
    Rep Power
    366

    Sabres, Eichel Looking at 8-Year Extension

    @TSNBobMcKenzie: As @KathrynTappen and @DarrenDreger alluded to, BUF and Jack Eichel closing in on 8 year extension with AAV expected in $10M range.

    My sense is there is still some final detail work being done, papering and signing to come, so not sure when formal announcement may come.

    @PierreVLeBrun: Again, believe there is still some work left but verbal agreement between Sabres and Eichel. Around $10 M per year over 8 yrs


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you’'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

  5. #5
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    82,186
    Rep Power
    366
    @BuffaloSabres: We've agreed to terms with @Jack_Eichel11 on an 8-year extension with an AAV of $10 million.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you’'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

  6. #6
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    jjweimar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Geneseo, NY
    Posts
    1,179
    Rep Power
    22
    I don't feel he has earned this yet. He's being placed in a category with Mcdavid and Kane pay wise. I don't see it yet

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,551
    Rep Power
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by jjweimar View Post
    I don't feel he has earned this yet. He's being placed in a category with Mcdavid and Kane pay wise. I don't see it yet

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    PPG player last year. Put up the same numbers as Draisaitl and didn't play with McDavid. This is where the market is.

    Eichel might be the most underrated player in the league, but he's a superstar.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bantam Division
    jjweimar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Geneseo, NY
    Posts
    1,179
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    PPG player last year. Put up the same numbers as Draisaitl and didn't play with McDavid. This is where the market is.

    Eichel might be the most underrated player in the league, but he's a superstar.
    I have no problem at 8 for an 80 point player and I know you like me living in western N.Y. see him more often he's special but 10 seems high figured 8 but oh well

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk

  9. #9
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    82,186
    Rep Power
    366
    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    PPG player last year. Put up the same numbers as Draisaitl and didn't play with McDavid. This is where the market is.

    Eichel might be the most underrated player in the league, but he's a superstar.
    Yup. When you can do what he did playing with players like Marcus Foligno, you're worth it.
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you’'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •