Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) on the bench in the first period at Key Bank Center in Buffalo N.Y. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Jack Eichel, all 20 years and two NHL seasons of him, won't sign a contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres this offseason if the club didn't fire, WGR 550's Paul Hamilton reported Wednesday morning.

So Buffalo News beat writer John Vogl got Eichel on the phone Wednesday afternoon to get his side of the story.

Vogl posted his exclusive Eichel interview as a Q&A and then joined "The Tim Graham Show" at Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to describe Eichel's reaction to a firestorm that will color the Sabres' offseason whether the club dumps Bylsma or not.

Also is studio for the segment were co-host Joe Licata and ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.

Listen below:

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