Over the past few weeks, Cole Caufield’s name has been circulating more and more in Canada. Why? Because there is more and more uncertainty about where the NCAA season will go.
Basically, the season had to be postponed. But more and more, it makes sense to believe that the season for the Wisconsin Badgers, Caufield’s team, could simply be called off. Why?
Because NCAA football won’t be there. And as you may know, the NCAA in the Big Ten is a little bigger and it makes a little more money than the hockey program. In fact, it makes him live.
Report: Big Ten will not play in 2020 https://t.co/iICfNLItuh
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 10, 2020
The season was canceled, despite the president’s requests.
Play College Football!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
This means that, as before, Cole Caufield has different options available to him. But the difference is that they are probably more attractive / logical since the new announcement in the US.
With the possibility that the Big Ten won’t start their season until January, Cole Caufield could decide to leave the Badgershttps://t.co/HchDHv1YQn
— 25stanley (@25stanley) August 10, 2020
Basically, playing in Canada would be safer for the top hope given the pandemic state south of the border right now. And if the NCAA never launches its activities, playing in Canada will become for him – and for many other prospects – the solution of choice.
Especially since Caufield is in an advantageous situation. His rights in the OHL belong to the Sault-Sainte-Marie Greyhounds. The team are in contention to try to secure the Memorial Cup tournament, which makes it an attractive draw for Caufield.
Otherwise, Laval could become the logical option since I don’t see him going to play in Europe. After all, the Canadian wanted to see him among the amateurs one more year …
Either way, the season is expected – at best – to kick off in December. If he lined up at Laval, he would have to sign a contract. If he lines up in Ontario, he could and would also be entitled to be at the big club’s training camp next November, but would lose his eligibility to play in the NCAA forever.
Do you think he will have to cross the border earlier than expected?
A lot of
– I’ve done it four times. Result? Three times Edmonton, once Pittsburgh.
We have fun while waiting for the Loterie Alexis Lafrenière …
Try to click on the GIF at the right time to make it stop in the uniform of your choice. pic.twitter.com/n34V2wWzaz
— Hockey 360 (@hockey360) August 10, 2020
– Speaking of the wolf.
Let’s have fun for a moment and imagine the trios on which Alexis Lafrenière could play. It is spectacular.https://t.co/D7KPF4YG3O
– Michel Laprise (@MLapriseRDS) August 10, 2020
Loto-Alexis: Lafrenière will emerge as the big winnerhttps://t.co/ywG9g2hPyl
– RDS (@RDSca) August 10, 2020
– They won’t have a choice.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 10, 2020
– The advantage of having two guards …
.@BlueJacketsNHL goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is out indefinitely.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 10, 2020
– Still a grand total of 0 cases.
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/6sTU3SIGdf
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 10, 2020
– He will not have been in the bubble, in the end.
Sources: Kirill Kaprizov has gotten his U.S. work visa and is flying to Minnesota tomorrow to visit the area and team facilities. It’ll be Kaprizov’s first trip to the Twin Cities and second time in North America
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) August 9, 2020