Frozen Fantasy: Bad Endings

Frozen Fantasy: Bad Endings

This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.

500 in 369. Connor McDavid hit that milestone this week to match Sidney Crosby. And so the greatness comparison began.

And somewhere, Jack Eichel fumed. And broke another stick.

The number two pick in 2015 – the one who told teams he'd be better than McDavid – hates to lose. And all the Sabres have done is lose, even with big offseason moves designed to change that.

Sorry Buffalo, this one looks like it will end badly. Trading a superstar of Eichel's caliber rarely works out for the team forced to move them.

Remind you of fantasy? Yep.

Everyone knows the Wayne Gretzky trade. The Great One left with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski and in came two players (Martin Gelinas and Jimmy Carson) and three first round picks (the best of which was Martin Rucinsky).

The hockey world was stunned when the Bruins moved Joe Thornton for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

The Habs' hands were forced when they sent out Patrick Roy (and Mike Keane) for Martin Rucinsky, Andrei Kovalenko and Jocelyn Thibault.

The Oilers struck out when they moved Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson.

The Blackhawks regretted their decision to send Dominik Hasek away for just Stephane Beauregard and a draft pick (Eric Daze).

The Sabres won that one. And then some.

But they won't win this time. It's hard to move a superstar that's hit the end of the line. And it feels like that time is near.

Irreconcilable differences. It's

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Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a seven-time Finalist and four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. She is a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, loved the OHL London Knights when they were bad and cheers loudly for the Blackhawks, too. But her top passion? The World Junior Hockey Championships each and every year.
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