subject: Jack Eichel, Ben Bishop among big-name players feeling the heatPosted: 1:02am, Aug 31, 2017
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on the other hand, are almost always hired to someday be traded,Coaches are hired to be fired. womens Chris Wormley Jersey,Players, bought out or placed on waivers.

With that in mind, here are five players who will begin the 2017-18 season on the hot seat:womens Tyus Bowser Jersey,

C,Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabreswomens Nico Siragusa Jersey

Eichel is still learning how to navigate through them. On paper, and at 20 years old, he has had a pretty impressive start to his career, with 48 goals and 113 points in 142 games,Being dubbed the savior of a championship-starved franchise comes with its share of land mines, ranking 49th among NHL players during that time.

when he described his first two years in Buffalo as "embarrassing" and questioned his teammates' work ethic, finishing 15 points out of a playoff spot in Eichel's rookie season and 17 points behind the pack last season. Eichel's frustration boiled over in a season-ending press conference,womens Duke Riley Jersey. saying,But the Sabres have been dreadful in those two seasons,womens Sean Harlow Jersey, "There's a difference between saying you want to win and actually wanting to win and putting the work in and dedicating your life to it."

Eichel, but he could not escape criticism after Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray were fired and replaced with Jason Botterill and Phil Housley,Authentic Marlon Humphrey Jersey, strongly denied reports he would not re-sign with the Sabres if Dan Bylsma returned as coach,respectively. With a new front office and coaching staff, who is entering the final season of his entry-level contract, the slate has been wiped clean in Buffalo,. but the pressure on Eichel to take the Sabres where Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews have taken the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs is mounting, and it's real.

C,Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington CapitalsAuthentic Chris Wormley Jersey,

just about every player in D.C. is feeling the heat. Captain Alex Ovechkin and head coach Barry Trotz have never been to the conference finals,After bowing out of the playoffs in the second round for the fifth time in seven years, and T.J. Oshie has the added pressure of an eight-year contract that will pay him $5.75 million annually through his 38th birthday.Authentic Nico Siragusa Jersey[/URL

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, Kuznetsov, is coming off a season in which he tied Ovechkin for the team lead in goals (33), 25, 30, enters this season as the Capitals' second-highest-paid player, after signing an eight-year, $62.4 million contract that carries a $7.8 million cap hit through the 2024-25 season.

to make room for Kuznetsov's salary, 40 assists) last season. And remember, the Capitals were forced to trade Marcus Johansson (24 goals, 34 assists) to the New Jersey Devils and let Justin Williams (24 goals,That's a ridiculous amount of money for -- and faith in -- a player who saw his production dip from 77 points in 2015-16 to 59 points (19 goals,Authentic Duke Riley Jersey, 24 assists) walk and sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kuznetsov is incredibly skilled,Authentic Sean Harlow Jersey,' but this has just as good a chance of being one of the Capitals' worst signings as one of its best.

G,Ben Bishop,womens C.J. Mosley Jersey, Dallas Stars

Bishop is going back to his roots in Dallas. He grew up a Stars fan in Frisco, about 30 miles north of Dallas,Authentic Tyus Bowser Jersey,After splitting time with Andrei Vasilevskiy in Tampa last season,womens Tim Williams Jersey, and he is hoping the move resurrects a career that has leveled off since being named a Vezina Trophy finalist after the 2015-16 season.

Bishop, going 18-15-5. Neither team reached the playoffs. The Stars are rolling the dice that by trading for Bishop and signing him to a six-year,Authentic Tim Williams Jersey, played in just 39 games for the Lightning and Los Angeles Kings last season, $29.5 million contract, 30, they've addressed their black hole between the pipes. After leading the Western Conference the season before, the Stars were by far the most disappointing team in the NHL last season, finishing ahead of only the Colorado Avalanche in goals-against average (3.17).womens Marlon Humphrey Jersey,
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