Ramblings: Updates on Eichel, Carter, Reinhart, Hoffman, Hyman, Patrick – Stepember 24

Michael Clifford


Never a dull moment in Buffalo, apparently. The Jack Eichel saga has been ongoing for months now, and there has been no hint of a resolution. From a fantasy perspective, fantasy owners are on edge about what to do here. His ADP is inside the top-100 but that feels like people guessing more than anything. Personally, I'm not drafting Eichel this year and I can't imagine there'd be a lot of news that'd sway me.

To that end, some Jack Eichel news:

It really does appear that 2021-22 is going to be a lost season for Eichel. Earlier hopes had been for Christmas but if he needs neck surgery, and hasn't had it yet, and we're a week away from October? I don't see how Christmas is realistic, but I guess we'll wait until it actually happens.

The fun didn't end there, though:

There are only a handful of instances where a player has been stripped of the captaincy in recent memory. The one I remember best is Patrik Elias in New Jersey. Other teams have done it (San Jose),