Major turnaround for Cole Caufield and his new contract: The duration is now known
Yesterday, Tony Marinaro mentioned that, according to what he was hearing behind the scenes, the Canadiens didn't want to pay more than they did for Nick Suzuki, which complicated matters.
JiC also mentioned that in the case of a contract under 8 million, the term would probably be 4 years, which would lead number 22 to complete autonomy.
Now Tony has gone back on his word, as he has new information.
Cole Caufield contract update:
Yesterday, I reported that I'm hearing @colecaufield's new contract with @CanadiensMTL will NOT be more than Nick Suzuki's cap hit of $7,875M
Today: I was just informed talks progressing - all signs point towards a 7 or 8 year deal.#GoHabsGo- Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) June 2, 2023
This is a major turnaround in the circumstances and is very reassuring.