Islanders Still Search For Second Line Center: Eyes On Eichel

By Tim Stevenson
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Jack Eichel
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Jack Eichel /
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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Joshua Ho-Sang
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Joshua Ho-Sang /

Fortune D

Ryan Pulock is poised to pounce for next year’s NHL season. He’s been waiting and the hype is huge. We’ve seen that he can skate, we know he can make plays. He’s a big body, and he’s got that slapper that goes triple digits MPH. It would be a shame to see him go, but I bet Eichel would make our team epic.

Ho-Sang was a jolt of electricity when he showed up for the last quarter of the season. He’s turning heads and it’s not just for the digits on his sweater or his endless inspirational wisdom (which must be innate since there’s no way he gained it all over the course of 21 games).

Both Pulock and Ho-Sang are top notch prospects that would immediately begin to fill the hole that was left with Eichel’s departure. Add a first round pick (hopefully a late one) and Michael Dal Colle and the Sabres have the pieces to certainly replace their former second overall pick in 2015.

Dal Colle is almost ready to follow his fellow first round picks into the league, he’ll probably be a year behind.

One more first rounder for good luck and to round things off fairly for the Sabres who, in all honesty, are losing one heck of a good player. With all that I think we’ve got ourselves another bonafide fortune.