Jack Eichel is now the inadvertent voice of the Buffalo Sabres

The young star should be ready to shoulder blame after a front office purge.

When the Tampa Bay Lightning gave Vincent Lecavalier the captaincy in March of 2000, the 19-year-old center was (at the time) the youngest captain in NHL history.

As most hockey fans know, that reign didn’t last long. Lecavalier clashed constantly with head coach John Tortorella the following two seasons. At that point, Tortorella had no skins on the wall. It would be another year or two before he led the...


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