Kent Hughes would like to enforce a certain salary hierarchy → https://t.co/0RuTpz0cGF
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 2, 2023
Ah, Cole Caufield’s contract. It’s the talk of the town – and not just half-heartedly.
One wonders when the Habs will be able to announce the deal, even though there’s no rush. In fact, there’s still plenty of time to put pen to paper with the Habs.
It’s a fair question.
What may also come into play is the fact that Habs captain and #1 center Nick Suzuki makes less than $8 million a year. That’s bound to change the club’s salary hierarchy.
Cole Caufield contract update:
Today: I was just informed talks progressing – all signs point towards a 7 or 8 year deal.#GoHabsGo
– Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) June 2, 2023
Remember that a seven-year contract would expire at the same time as the captain’s. An eight-year deal, on the other hand, would end one year later, since Nick Suzuki’s eight-year contract is 12.5% complete.
Obviously, to say that discussions are progressing doesn’t mean that the contract is about to be signed. It’s still good news, but it doesn’t mean everything.