Erik Cole hasn't ruled out the possibility of retiring after the shortened season.
Cole is still under contract with the Montreal Canadiens through 2014-15 and he's still an effective player. However, he's unhappy with the new CBA and enjoyed spending time with his family during the lockout. "I want to have a conversation with the (players association) about some of the escrow stuff and some of the fearsome things in the new CBA," Cole said. "Family-wise it's a transition year with my daughter in school next year and I think it's something to be considered and everybody should consider this when they look at the new CBA, not just the way it affects the group but how it affects you individually."