The phone rings

Eichel agents say they expected trade by Sabres by now 🏒

Jack Eichel's agents said Friday they expected the center to be traded by the Buffalo Sabres by now.

"The process is not working," agents Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli said in a statement. "As previously stated, we fully anticipated a trade by the start of the NHL free agency period (Wednesday)."

The statement was released in response to comments made by Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams on Thursday.

"We're continuing to have a lot of conversations with teams and we're open on all our players," Adams said then. "I've said over and over again, and Jack in particular, the phone rings, we have conversations, but I think what's critically important to make sure is clear is that we're in control of this process."