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EP Rinkside Mailbag: Jack Eichel's destination, All or Nothing, and whether this season is fake

Strange though it may seem, the real, actual 2021-22 NHL season starts in less than a week. You can see it in the number of guys passing through waivers the last few days, the pre-season lineups that pretty closely resemble opening-night lineups, and the like.

But before the season can begin, there's still plenty of pre-season goings-on to sift through.

Let's get to it:

Wulverwitz asks: "Assuming Jack Eichel gets traded within the next however long, where do you think he'll end up?"

Once you get past some of the obvious teams everyone has been talking about for months (like the Ducks, Kings, and Rangers), I don't think there are a lot of options out there that make a tonne of sense.

I know there has been some noise about the Wild being involved, but because of their cap situation after the Ryan

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