Sabres focused on looking ahead with Eichel now in the past


              FILE - Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) is shown during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y., on, Feb. 28, 2021, file photo. The Eichel era in Buffalo ended when the former face of the franchise was traded to Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
            
              FILE - Buffalo Sabres right wing Kyle Okposo (21) shoots during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 13, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. With jack Eichel gone, along with the offseason departures of forward Sam Reinhart and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, the Sabres can start new with a core of youngsters not tainted by the franchise’s woeful past, and a first-time NHL head coach in Don Granato with a track record of player development.   (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
            
              FILE - Buffalo Sabres head coach Don Granato gives instructions during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 5, 2021. With Jack Eichel gone, along with the offseason departures of forward Sam Reinhart and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, the Sabres can start new with a core of youngsters not tainted by the franchise’s woeful past, and a first-time NHL head coach in Don Granato with a track record of player development.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Sabres focused on looking ahead with Eichel now in the past