It's Super Bowl weekend, which means Jack Eichel will be in the usual spot.
In front of a television rooting for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
The Buffalo Sabres center is a well-known admirer of Brady, and he'll once again be rooting for the Pats as they play the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday.
"Obviously, I've got to go with the Patriots, but I imagine it'll be a tight game," Eichel said Saturday. "Philly's got a good D. They're a good team. They don't beat themselves. Foles is pretty smart. They've got a good running game."
They don't have Brady, however. Eichel, a Boston-area native, is still amazed by the 40-year-old quarterback and his ability to maintain greatness.
"It's super impressive," Eichel said in KeyBank Center. "It starts with him and Belichick and the winning attitude and culture they have around there. It's not even like he enjoys the Super Bowls anymore. He kind of just moves on, and he's trying to win the next one.
"I think that's the most impressive thing is his commitment to winning and his commitment to himself. I think it's on display pretty good in his show, 'Tom vs Time.' It's pretty cool. I've watched it. I'm a huge fan of him. I think he's somebody that you can learn a lot from in the way that he approaches life and his craft."
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