Rick Dudley agrees to more lucrative deal to stay with Canadiens after Sabres approach Mtl for permission to talk to Duds re: GM job. #TSN— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 27, 2013
Clearly Marc Bergevin values Dudley's work as assistant GM, and clearly Dudley is happy where he is if he's refusing a promotion to the top job in another organization.
Dudley was viewed by many to be the most likely candidate for the Buffalo job, so this news comes as a bit of a surprise.
Here's Dudley himself talking about the contract extension:
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