Over the summer, there is going to change to the Boston Bruins roster. There will be some subtractions, but there will also most likely be some additions. The subtractions and additions could come through a trade or free agency.
As usual, a lot of the chatter could involve the Bruins and general manager, Don Sweeney. One team that might be in the trade market moving one of their stars is the Buffalo Sabres and their top center Jack Eichel. While trade rumors are going to be plentiful over the next couple of weeks leading up to the NHL Entry Draft in July, one Buffalo reporter recently threw out a trade scenario that included the Black and Gold.
Paul Hamilton, a Sabres Sports Reporter for WGR Sports Radio 550, recently wrote a piece about a possible Eichel trade and how Buffalo should take the best offer, as well they should. He mentioned that the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs could make the best trade offers. He also mentioned that if the Bruins offer Brad Marchand or David Pastrnak, that Sabres GM Kevyn Adams should take the deal despite Boston being in the same division.
He also mentioned that if the Maple Leafs offer Auston Matthews in any Eichel deal that they should also look to complete a deal despite them returning to Buffalo’s division next season.
He can’t be serious, can he? Does he really think that the Bruins, who are on board for putting together at least one more Stanley Cup run with their core group, would offer Marchand or Pastrnak? They just happen to be two of the three pieces on their top-line.
Also, why would Buffalo want to trade a 24-year-old top-two center for a 33-year-old with a lot more miles on his body and on the wrong side of 30? Seems silly to me. And Pastrnak? That’s funny. There’s no way that Sweeney breaks up that band.
Does Hamilton also really think that Toronto would even consider moving Matthews? No way.
Does Buffalo eventually move on from Eichel? Maybe, maybe not, but there’s no way that they would ever be able to pry Marchand or Pastrnak from the Bruins, of Matthews from the Leafs. It’s laughable.