Habs think that Cole is about to be done. And they get rid of that salary. And they get a fine player who's contract will end at the end of the year. A guy that if he wants another contract...will have to be very good.
Cole looked like utter crap this year. I was hoping he would pick up where he left off last year. Getting rid of that contract along with his piss poor performance this year might be a good thing seeing him hit the road.