Josh Anderson and David Savard’s pacts just missed the top-10, themselves → https://t.co/gzxSjUoZXs
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 26, 2022
It attracted a lot of attention in Montreal because, well… Nick Suzuki’s name was 9th on his list.
Right. I imagine the journalist doesn’t have the same rhetoric as of today after seeing Suzuki score 26 goals and get 66 points last year in a season of misery.
But now Luszczyszyn is back with a vengeance, this time publishing a list of the NHL’s 10 best contracts.
I have no problem with the names in the ranking found in the tweet below. But…
In my eyes, if Matthew Boldy’s name is there, Cole Caufield’s should be too:
The Athletic has ranked Matthew Tkachuk’s 8 year $76,000,000 contract the best contract in the NHL right now.
1st: Matthew Tkachuk
2nd: Jack Hughes
3rd: Cale Makar
4th: Tim Stutzle
5th: Matt Boldy
6th: Adam Fox
7th: Miro Heiskanen
8th: Jason Robertson
9th: Charlie McAvoy
– David R (@David954FLA) July 24, 2023
In terms of production (2022-2023 season), the two players are very similar. Caufield’s (0.78 points per game) is slightly higher than Boldy’s (0.77 points per game)…
I’m not taking anything away from Matt Boldy because, all in all, he’s an excellent field hockey player who celebrated his 22nd birthday in March. The Wild have a very good one on their hands.
But it seems to me that it would have been logical to see Caufield’s name in the list of the NHL’s top 10 contracts if Boldy’s was there. We’re talking about practically the same production, and Caufield earns $850,000 more than his fellow American, which is very little…
That said, the list doesn’t mean much in the end.
After all, Nick Suzuki didn’t play in 2022-2023 as a guy with one of the 10 worst contracts in the NHL, and just because Caufield is left off the list doesn’t mean he won’t be scoring goals next year, hehe.
And when it comes down to it, if Cole Caufield can become an underrated player around the league… I figure it could be a good thing for the CH.
– It’s so, so much money.
⚽️ PSG has accepted a $332 million offer from Al Hilal. Kylian Mbappé could receive a salary of $776M in a single year.
According to @JeremyFilosa, “It’s completely sick, it makes no sense”.
🤔And what do you think about this potential monster deal❓ pic.twitter.com/8yPMkyNjZd
– 98.5 Sports (@985Sports) July 25, 2023
– Scott Wheeler re-drafts the 2020 draft.
2020 NHL Draft re-draft:
1. NJR: Tim Stützle
2. LAK: Jake Sanderson
3. OTT: Lucas Raymond
4-31 (plus honorable mentions, updated projections, a full review of my ranking, and more at @TheAthleticNHL): https://t.co/r8FXp3hJOA
– Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) July 25, 2023
– They bring leadership to the room.