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 – JULY 08: Ryan Pulock
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Which To Choose…?

With so many options to choose from which should the Sabres take, if any? Which would you select if offered all four? What if it worked? Would the Islanders not be an instant contender for a long playoff run?

They’de finally have a top line that makes sense with Tavares, Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle. They’d have a quality second line with Eichel and Bailey, and still, have quality through the roster both at forward and on the back end.

If the New York Islanders landed Jack Eichel, I’d immediately sign him to an eight-year extension, hopefully somewhere in the neighborhood of $60-65 million.

I’d expect Tavares to re-sign based on the caliber of this acquisition. Hopefully for no more than $10 million a year, although after all these years playing for us at a discount I won’t begrudge if JT get some much-deserved back-pay.

It’s time that the Islanders repay the faith that John Tavares has given them with the first six years of his NHL career already gone out the window. If the Isles want to make it 14 years or more of JT service, they got to pay the man.

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I think the name Eichel would look good mounted to a blue and orange jersey, and I’m not talking ’bout Edmonton. If you wouldn’t pick one of these, is there a trade offer you think would work?