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Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit


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#1 datterberg1340


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:06 PM


well at least they finally did something

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:33 PM


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

Cool i'll take it. I feel mildly better about our D now going into this potential season.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

He's a plus player, good age, and if he can stay healthy, he's good for a solid 30 points. Given what was out there, this was our best bet.

Better than Kindl at least.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:11 AM

Love this signing. And Tootoo's. Holland has answered the grit/tough guy calls, possibly a sniper call, NEEDS that #1/#2 defenseman though.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:29 AM

decent. and still have roughly 9 mil left

our D might be a little tougher, but we need guys to step up offensively. like kronwall wouldnt hurt to have another 50pt season

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:19 AM

This signing annoys me for no other reason than that he is the third player on this roster to have worn the cursed Maple Leafs sweater in recent years.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

yay and yay

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

Terrific signing IMO. A great stopgap until more opens up next year. Solid dman, will eat up some ice time... Good move for you guys

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

Good signings minus the fact were about to be in a lockout. :(

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

It's a good depth signing for our D.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

there its is boys and girls, our 22nd consecutive playoff team
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

Colaiacovo will work. He'll chew up valuable ice-time for us.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Not bad but he's no "tough guy".

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:41 AM

works for me. Good signing. :thumbup:
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

I'm not sure what the lines will look like. Hopefully Eaves is healthy when there IS hockey. If there is hockey.

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Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m)
Damien Brunner ($1.350m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

At this point I'll take it. Carlo should fair well with a shorter season this year, hopefully he can hang on for most of it. He certainly helps boost the back end, it really doesn't look so bad now, Im excited actually!
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