Jack Eichel Is Getting Roasted On Twitter Right Now
"The new face of American Hockey". That was how former Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel was described back in 2017. My, how the mighty have fallen.
Eichel was selected second overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, and he was expected to be a cornerstone in turning around the team's fortunes. Fast forward to the year 2022, the Sabres still have not made it back to the playoffs, and Eichel was shipped off to the Las Vegas Golden Knights back in November for Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, and first-round and second-round draft picks.
Ever since the trade, karma hasn't been too kind to Eichel. Especially after his infamous post-game rant, after he returned to Buffalo to face the Sabres for the first time. Now, his new team is on the verge of missing out on the playoffs altogether, and Eichel has become a favourite whipping boy of the internet.
After a less than stellar game last night, that put the Golden Knights on the brink of playoff elimination, the Twitterverse aimed its anger directly at the former Sabre.
How likely is it that the Golden Knights even make the playoffs at this point? The odds are most certainly not in their favor.
One fan does still think that Eichel is playing at an "MVP" level...
Jack's play wasn't just bad last night, he's now gone 4 straight games with no points...
Fun fact, the Sabres have the exact same record as Las Vegas since the Eichel trade. Hello Mr Eichel, meet karma...
In case you missed it, check out the video of Jack Eichel's shootout performance from last night's game...
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the Sabres have now won 4 games in a row, which is tied for the longest winning streak in the Eastern Conference.
Karma is a bitch.
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