The temptation of adding a player like Eichel is always going to be there, and according to Sportsnet’s Mike Futa — during an appearance on Tim & Friends — at least two dark-horse teams could have a shot at landing the 24-year-old star.

"I know Anaheim is very much involved in the hunt. It wouldn’t surprise me to see even a team like the Calgary Flames, looking at the situation like that, where they are still trying to change their chemistry, change their mix. Buffalo’s gonna have to make a decision here shortly."