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


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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/sports/nhl/2017/08/02/ap-source-eichel-sabres-negotiating-potential-8-year-deal/104232524/

 

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:tweet: @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

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:tweet: @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.

 

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

 

 

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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

 

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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