Jack Eichel seemingly had one foot out the door almost a month ago, but now he is still a member of the Buffalo Sabres and just sending mysterious tweets.
Just weeks away from NHL training camps starting up throughout the league, the hottest chip on the trade market has not been dealt out of the flaming trash pile that is the Sabres. to fix a neck injury, and just looking to be on a team that wins more hockey games than it loses, Eichel is banging on the door in Buffalo wanting out.
While he remains at the mercy of his Sabres captors, Eichel sent out a tweet on Thursday afternoon featuring just one single melancholy emoji.
— Jack Eichel (@jackeichel) August 19, 2021
It’s still to be determined whether or not the 24-year-old centre who has essentially scored a point per game on a very bad team will remain on that very bad team in October, but that didn’t keep Twitter at bay.
Whether it’s fantasizing about their favourite team acquiring Eichel or timely reactions to the news, the online hockey world took the cryptic tweet and ran with it.
very interesting tweet by future calgary flames forward jack eichel https://t.co/DTHmaXqgoU
— Sammy Hudes (@SammyHudes) August 19, 2021
10 things this emoji could mean for the Calgary Flames: my column https://t.co/kpNAuXPRQg
— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) August 19, 2021
jack eichel waiting all summer for a trade pic.twitter.com/xSvPN3IHrJ
— Ryan Mura (@RyanMura) August 19, 2021
NHL beat writers getting ready to write their 7th Jack Eichel trade column of the offseason: pic.twitter.com/jIwUL7X6f6
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) August 19, 2021
jack eichel tweeting “😒” and that’s it pic.twitter.com/Ip5913nFLK
— Ava ʅʕ•ᴥ•ʔʃ (@avatarrant) August 19, 2021
— Anthony - xMeatballs 🍝💊 (@DBtBAnth) August 19, 2021
The Sabres start their season on Oct. 14 at home against the Montreal Canadiens, with or without Jack Eichel in the lineup.
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