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Rumor: Johnny Gaudreau could be a MAJOR part of a 3-Way Eichel Trade.

September 17, 2021, 11:22 AM ET [54 Comments]
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As we head into mid-late September it’s getting exciting around here. The NHL is almost back and the hope that we may be able to actually see a full NHL season has everyone a little more upbeat for certain!

And teams still have much work to do. Several quality players are still looking for homes as the weigh out decisions on whether they should consider signing a contract they have on the table that may be with a team they aren’t keen to play for OR take a PTO tryout with the team they want to continue their careers with…

I talked to six agents over that last two days and many of these players are waiting for the Eichel trade to happen. The belief of course is as many as 4 or 5 teams are still putting alot of energy into Eichel. Currently: the Knights, Wild, Rangers, Kings and Ducks are all keeping tabs and with the expectation that Eichel’s surgery is imminent many lesser, but still important and sold, players are left to wait as camps are about to get going..

Meanwhile, Pat Brisson is hard at work. Along with Jack, Pat Brisson also has several of these waiting players on the agency’s roster….so his help facilitating an Eichel deal behooves everyone…

Pat Brisson is one of those agents who would be a killer GM if he chose to go that direction. A VERY good source of mine, and a former player represented by Brisson, told me that 17 years ago Pat Brisson was offered the dream job of Montreal Canadiens GM. While he turned that offer down, it was Brisson who recommended and strongly pushed the Habs to hire Marc Bergevin.

The latest rumor I keep hearing is Eichel tied to the LA Kings. The deal would include a third team and I’m told we could see Johnny Gaudreau from Calgary being moved to Buffalo as part of the Eichel deal. Of course there would be other pieces as well. What Pat does well is his ability to forge a deal that makes Buffalo, LA and Calgary all feel like they have improved through this process..
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