Eichel has yet to show he should wear the ‘C’ for the Sabres

December 12, 2017

The right of passage from budding superstar to team captain in today’s National Hockey League is only slightly longer than the lifespan of a butterfly. The trend has been play one year, demonstrate the ability to command the attention of teammates, then wear the “C” in Year 2. That’s how it worked with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. How…

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Kevin Oklobzija is a contributor to The Buffalo Star, a veteran hockey writer and member of the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame. He still believes National Lampoon’s Vacation may be the best movie ever made.

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Couldn’t agree with you more, Kevin. This “generational” player seems to take numerous shifts off and act exactly as you write. His buddy, Sam Reinhart ( who I was never impressed with ) is right there with him. Definitely not “C” material at least at this time.

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