Major development in Cole Caufield's negotiations and next contract

Published December 16, 2022 at 10:48

According to the latest information obtained by TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie, negotiations between the Montreal Canadiens and Cole Caufield's clan are going well. Lavoie confirmed that Kent Hughes wanted to settle this contract as quickly as possible with his young star.

However, Caufield is represented by the biggest agent in the NHL in Pat Brisson, and the latter would not be in a hurry and could even wait until the end of the season before signing a new agreement.

Trevor Zegras and Cole Caufield have the same agent and in the case of the Ducks' forward, negotiations have not even begun. This means that Hughes is ahead of the game, which is a good thing.

"The discussions between Pat Brisson and Kent Hughes are ''underway.'' Are we going to let some time pass to see what happens with Zegras? Pat Brisson told me today [Thursday] that he was in constant communication with Pat Verbeek, but that negotiations had not begun. They will begin at the appropriate time." - Renaud Lavoie

Again yesterday, the CH number 22 scored two more goals, bringing his record to 18 goals since the beginning of the season. If he keeps up this pace of production, he could definitely flirt with a 50-goal campaign.

We can understand Brisson's strategy of betting on the young forward, because if he scores 45 or 50 goals this season, his value would certainly skyrocket. On the other hand, on the side of Hughes and the Tricolore, it is quite possible that they want to get a deal done as soon as possible.

So if Lavoie's words are any indication, Zegras will be a case to watch for CH fans.

If many analysts were estimating a contract of $8M per season potentially for the 21-year-old American, with his current performance, he could possibly fetch more than that, especially if he scores 50 goals before signing his next deal.

Do you think we're approaching $9 or $10 million per year?

One thing is for sure, it's going to cost a lot to sign him, and he absolutely deserves it. That's all the more reason to be careful before throwing money away on a possible contract extension for a player like Sean Monahan.

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December 16   |   64 answers
Major development in Cole Caufield's negotiations and next contract

With an eight-year contract in mind, which of these proposals is likely to be Cole Caufield's next deal?

7,875 M$ / season ( like Suzuki)3453.1 %
8,5 M$ / season1421.9 %
9 M$ / season710.9 %
9,5 M$ / season914.1 %
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