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Cole Caufield just took a jab at Gary Bettman and it's causing a huge reaction

Published January 19, 2024 at 10:12

We love it when players do this.

Last night, after his team's crushing defeat to the Ottawa Senators, young Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield let himself go a bit more in the press conference and opened up an interesting topic of discussion.

We've heard that behind the scenes, it's an aspect that players are increasingly despising, and Caufield just brought it to the public.

We're talking about the infamous "back-to-back games."

And number 22 didn't hold back yesterday (and rightly so):

" Cole Caufield: playing a back-to-back is tough but at the end of the day, the League doesn't care and we have to be ready for those things."

Rest assured, he is probably saying out loud what many are thinking quietly.

The back-to-back games have been a subject of debate for a long time, but Cole has reignited the discussion.

Should the league eliminate these 24-hour back-to-back games, or even worse, the three games in four nights as the Habs just experienced?

It's worth considering.

Cole Caufield Happy to Find His Touch!

On a much more positive note, Caufield also mentioned that it is obviously encouraging for him to have scored in a fourth consecutive game.

"It feels good to score, for sure, but I would have preferred to do more to get the win."

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January 19   |   1812 answers
Cole Caufield just took a jab at Gary Bettman and it's causing a huge reaction

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