Major statement: Tony Marinaro suggests a trade involving forward Cole Caufield

Published May 25, 2023 at 4:20 PM

During his appearance on the JiC show on TVA Sports, Tony Marinaro dropped a bombshell by suggesting that the Canadiens should consider trading Cole Caufield to the Arizona Coyotes in return for forward Clayton Keller.

Contract negotiations between the Montreal Canadiens and Cole Caufield's agent, Pat Brisson, are currently the hot topic among Canadiens fans. Although Geoff Molson has confirmed that a deal would be signed before the start of the next season, some fans are beginning to worry as the star forward is still without a contract.

Tony Marinaro therefore mentioned that if Kent Hughes is unable to sign the 22-year-old forward to a long-term contract, it would be better to trade him for a top-tier forward who already has a contract for several seasons.

"If negotiations aren't advancing with Caufield and Pat Brisson demands a three-year contract, that means he might leave at the end of his contract and go make over 10 million elsewhere. If we know it's just three years for Caufield, efforts should be made to go after Keller." - Tony Marinaro

The Coyotes forward has admitted on several occasions that he wants to play in a passionate hockey market, and there probably aren't any fans more intense than those of the Tricolore. Clayton Keller reached a new personal peak this season with an impressive haul of 37 goals and 49 assists in 82 games.

Personally, we would be very inclined to acquire Clayton Keller if he truly wants to leave Arizona, but we do not believe that Kent Hughes should include the Habs' top scorer in this trade.

Sources : TVA Sports
May 25   |   356 answers
Major statement: Tony Marinaro suggests a trade involving forward Cole Caufield

If you were in Kent Hughes' place, would you trade Cole Caufield to acquire Clayton Keller?

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