Five other summer files for Kent Hughes: https://t.co/8qn6KheBYj
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) July 10, 2023
Edmundson’s salary was retained at 50%, but considering that his contract expires this year and that the club has money to spend, this doesn’t change much for the CH.
Although the names David Savard and Mike Matheson are the most popular, I personally wouldn’t choose any of them: in my eyes, for the sake of logic and consistency, the most obvious candidate is not a defenseman, but a forward.
And no, I’m not talking about Mike Hoffman, I’m talking about Cole Caufield.
Certainly, at the moment, the young maverick may not be as much of a leader as veterans like Savard and Matheson. We know that the former is a guy who doesn’t hesitate to take youngsters under his wing, and the latter fits into the same mould.
What leads me to believe that Caufield should be ahead of these guys is a simple reason (which was also raised when Nick Suzuki became captain): now that he has an eight-year contract in his pocket, it’s safe to say that the future of the CH will be in his hands.
So, like Suzuki, he’s here to stay, and putting an A on his jersey would be a nice way of clearly demonstrating that the keys to the club belong to the two young forwards.
He’ll make less money per year than Nick Suzuki → https://t.co/VKEpjQ7z8l
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 5, 2023
That said, I must confess that I don’t expect Caufield to be the CH’s choice. Instead, I think we’ll opt for Savard, who provides proud service to the club and already assumes a Joel Edmundson-like role.
However, in Caufield, the Tricolore would be betting on a guy who, in the long term, will be part of the team’s plans and who will play an important role. A guy who’s already been trusted enough to sign an eight-year contract, and a guy who’s already well-liked in the dressing room.
Once again, I think it will be Savard who inherits the A left by Edmundson, but I hope the CH will consider giving it to Caufield. Maybe it’ll take another season or two before it happens (because I’m convinced it will one day), but why not do it now?
– News from Leo Carlsson.
New digs. New city. New gear. Leo Carlsson had to get used to Anaheim.
And although there was no show-stopping moment in development camp, that wasn’t the design.
– The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) July 10, 2023
– Pierre-Luc Dubois chatted with the Los Angeles media.
Next stop on PLD’s LA Tour: Media
Full avail https://t.co/AR8ECQAvJQ pic.twitter.com/jK6R4A4J1p
– LA Kings (@LAKings) July 11, 2023
– Great news for local baseball.