The reason why Jack Eichel is being wasted in Buffalo is because the former General Manager Jason Botterill, was making bad draft picks and no one was working out the way the team hoped. For example, the team drafted Rasmus Ristolainen thinking that he will be a top pair defenseman. Instead he has become a middle pair defenseman.
Another reason why Eichel is wasting away in Buffalo is that Botterill was trading big name players from the Sabres and couldn't get anything in return. He was acquiring young AHL players or players that disappointed once they reached the NHL level.
Here are some examples about trading big name players and not getting anything in return. Buffalo trades Ryan O'Rielly to St. Louis in exchange for Tage Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund. The Sabres also traded Evander Kane to San Jose in exchange for a late draft pick.
There are big rumors about Eichel being traded, There's talks about Eichel heading to LA. If that happens, I think it'll definitely boost some offense in the lineup. You have Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, Alex Iafallo and your prospects is getting better down in the AHL. LA is a team that has a bright future. LA has now selected 2nd overall in this year's draft and I think once you take Quinton Byfield and acquire Eichel, i think that LA has a good chance of making the playoffs because LA is going to grab an a lot of talent to these young and upcoming players that will have a great career and have more experience in the NHL.
Second team is the Boston Bruins. If that ever happens, then Eichel will be so happy to be on that team because Boston is a powerhouse team that has a stacked offense featuring, David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Charlie Coyle and David Krejci. Also, the Bruins will be the team that will go deep in the playoffs every year because they have loads of talent in the forwards group.
Finally, I think the Carolina Hurricanes will take Eichel because Carolina is a team that is a dangerous team right now, went to the Conference Finals last year in 2019 but got swept from Boston. Imagine you got Tuevo Teravainen, Eichel and Sebastian Aho, as your top line. That will be an insane top line and I think that Carolina is going to stay being a playoff team.