– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) May 10, 2023
The question is asked relatively often, but… What’s it worth in monetary terms? Right now, that’s what must be holding up negotiations between the player’s camp and the organization, believes Darren Dreger.
The TSN insider goes even further, wondering if Caufield isn’t currently using Tim Stutzle’s new contract as an indication of his value.
Here’s Dreger’s explanation:
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Just because he’s only 22 doesn’t mean he has to leave money on the table. Quite the opposite, in fact. He has to negotiate to get the best possible salary, given that there’s no guarantee of a professional athlete’s future in his sport because of injuries.
There’s a world out there where, in four years’ time, the main player is seriously injured and his career is in jeopardy. That’s not what we want, of course…
It’s part of the risks of the job.
I’ve said it many times over the past few months, but I’d certainly like to see the youngster sign the same contract as his great chum Nick Suzuki. It would be like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in Chicago, who had exactly the same contract as the two undisputed leaders of the team…
But then again. I find it hard to believe that the kid is going to leave that kind of money on the table. And let’s not forget that the NHL salary cap is set to rise soon, and that favors the kid in question too.
The whole thing remains a little complicated because of all the technicalities involved in managing a payroll. And, obviously…
We’ll have to wait a little longer for the answers to our questions in this dossier.
– Perfect as is.
– CF Montréal (@cfmontreal) May 10, 2023
– Nice initiative.
– A quick look at the CH’s hopefuls.
#Habs Prospect Report:
– Owen Beck and the Petes surprise the league, reach OHL final.
– Jared Davidson and the Thunderbirds reach the WHL final.
Check it out:https://t.co/rdUfwLII2J
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 10, 2023
– He’d be a perfect candidate.
– He was dominant.
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 10, 2023