If Cole Caufield ever has a 30-35 goal season with the Canadiens, what might his salary demands be?
We can think of an annual average of around $6 million… maybe more.
In recent weeks, some teams have granted huge contracts to their youngsters, who are identified as skaters.
And Caufield belongs to this group, which will be part of the solution.
His first shots in the National League convinced skeptics, those who seriously questioned his size. Can he succeed in a sport where athletes get bigger and bigger, faster and faster?
He proved that he has no inferiority complex. On the contrary, he likes to provoke the opposing defensive brigade. He loves competition, he wants to measure himself against the best in his profession and allow his team to achieve excellent results.
And people appreciate it.
Kent Hughes knew exactly what awaited him. CH’s CEO lived on both sides of the fence. As an agent, he had to sell his client. He prepared several comparisons to justify the salary demands.
There are also many arguments to convince a CEO that he is going to make a good deal.
In his new role, Hughes hatches a plan with Jeff Gorton. Two of Canada’s decision-makers honor a model…