Jack Eichel was selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and though he has only played 21 games in the league, there are rumblings that there is a disconnect and that he could be traded during the offseason.
So, what would it cost the Detroit Red Wings to acquire Eichel?
According to Max Bultman, Steve Yzerman would pretty much have to give up his firstborn to get a deal done.
From The Athletic:
For Eichel, one of the league’s top scorers under contract for five more years, the cost would be immense. It could mean a deal headlined by Lucas Raymond or Filip Zadina, the No. 6 pick this year, plus either another current top-six NHL forward or another high draft pick or top prospect.
It’s possible Eichel’s neck injury changes that price a bit, but the safe assumption is that Buffalo will be able to command a mint for a 24-year-old right-shot center who has been near or above a point per game for five seasons.
Now, I am not so sure it would cost quite that much as Eichel is coming off an injury and the Sabres may not have much leverage because Eichel (reportedly) does not want to be there, but the price would still be too high for Yzerman to pull the trigger on a trade.
Nation, what is the maximum amount that you would give up for Eichel?