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[Report] Red Wings offer Colaiacovo 2 yr, $5 mill deal.


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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

The Detroit Red Wings could be close to signing free-agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.
A source told MLive.com that the Red Wings have made a two-year offer for about $2.5 million a season.
Colaiacovo, 29, is a good skater and puck-mover with some offensive ability, having averaged 27 points a season the past four years with the St. Louis Blues. He shoots left and can play the point on the power play.
His biggest issue has been his health. He hasn't played more than 67 games in any season.
Colaiacovo (6-1, 200) isn't the top-pair defenseman the Red Wings were seeking after losing Nicklas Lidstrom (retirement) and Brad Stuart (signed with San Jose), but he is one of the few viable options remaining in what was a weak free-agent market.
MLive.com first reported the Red Wings' interest in Colaiacovo on July 3. Detroit initially offered a one-year deal, but Colaiacovo was seeking a three-year pact.


http://www.mlive.com...se_to_si_1.html
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

Not worth that much but i guess the wings have to overpay to get defence right now, whether it be a free agent signing or trade

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:00 AM

An overpayment? That's pretty much the MO for every defensive signing this offseason.

2.5M is actually a bargain compared to the other "overpayments."
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

and they dont want ballard?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:06 AM

Wings have no choice
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

and they dont want ballard?


have they been offered him?
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

They should just let Brendan Smith play this year and then be an all-star for the next 10.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

Meh. Not a bad price. But he is fairly brittle.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:32 AM

I would have been surprised if someone didn't pick him up. Usually, as the later the summer gets the deals get smaller, but this one is still more than he made in his last deal. He can put up 20+ points for you at least, so he's not a bad fill in.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

I can see him signing with Detroit but Detroit still doesn't have a Defenseman that stands out unless you call Brendan Smith a standout.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Holland is in a bind so I can see where this signing is coming from. 2014 is when Holland will have significantly more options for UFA defenceman, until then he's got to do whatever he can to stop the bleeding on the blueline. Can't help but think there would have been better options out there for Det to look at via trade - but then again the Det organization as a whole tends to do more via FA signings rather than trades.

Perhaps CC will be better off with Det as opposed to Stl as Det doesn't tend to play that punishing/bruising type of game and CC will be subjected to less wear/tear minimizing his injury risk potential?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

I can see him signing with Detroit but Detroit still doesn't have a Defenseman that stands out unless you call Brendan Smith a standout.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

Colaiacovo is a solid defenseman who can move the puck. His only knock is his health, but at this point with the amount of cap space they have, this is a very reasonable signing.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

Detroits dominance began when Lidstrom came over from Sweden. It ended when he retired. What a great run.

Wings have always been one of my favourite teams so it's sad to acknowledge they are no longer a dominant team.

Suter would have looked like a gem in red.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

I'm surprised it took them this long to make an offer
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Will Detroit still be competitive?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

Wow Carliacovo worth 2.5m. I think the Wings went all in for Suter and came up short. It's funny that Lidstrom's retiring makes them look immediately horrible on the back end.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

Wow Carliacovo worth 2.5m. I think the Wings went all in for Suter and came up short. It's funny that Lidstrom's retiring makes them look immediately horrible on the back end.


Well losing their entire top pairing in Lidstrom and Stuart means Quincey and Kronwall need to step up.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

They have $13 to patch up their defense, so $2.5M for a Top-4 guy is not too bad of price to pay, even though he could be slightly brittle. Carlo's pretty skilled anyways, so was just waiting for something like this to get done (don't think they'll pay for J-Bo, but I could be wrong).
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