BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — According to NHL Insider Kevin Weekes, Calgary Flames star forward Matthew Tkachuk could be part of a potential trade for Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel.
For all asking, my understanding is the @NHLFlames have Tkachuk ( who is a future potential captain) an upcoming 1 Rd pick, a former 1st Rd pick, and 2 prospects in the Eichel sweepstakes with the @BuffaloSabres . @espn @NHLNetwork #HockeyTwitter .— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) November 3, 2021
Tkachuk, 23, has 114 goals and 170 assists in 358 NHL games with the Flames, and is the son is Hockey Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk and Ottawa Senators star Brady Tkachuk.
According to ESPN's Emily Kaplan, the Flames and the Vegas Golden Knights are the favorites in a potential Jack Eichel trade.
Here’s the latest on Jack Eichel.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) November 3, 2021
Multiple sources tell ESPN it’s down to Calgary and Vegas. Sabres GM Kevyn Adams is working hard to get it done, but neither team has met his asks yet.
Sources say both teams are OK with Eichel getting his preferred surgery. pic.twitter.com/uiJsGFeDmE