The focus of the hockey world is currently on which players the Seattle Kraken could select in Wednesday's expansion draft. That's knocked the Jack Eichel trade speculation to the sidelines.

Chatter over the future of the Buffalo Sabres' captain could ramp up again with the annual entry-draft taking place on Friday and Saturday. That's usually when the off-season trade market is at its busiest.

Several clubs, including the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers have surfaced as possible destinations for the 25-year-old Eichel.