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#21 Jedi

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:11 PM

He was the "best of what's left", so not a bad signing if your expectations are in the right place.

He's not going to be a top pairing guy, but for additional depth, I think he'll do well.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

He'll push the bottom four to play harder, and gives us good depth for the inevitable injury.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

I love this signing if only because it means I'll get to say his name a lot more often this season. Go on, say it with me now: Carlo Colaiacovo, Carlo Colaiacovo, Carlo Colaiacovo. Fun, isn't it?
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:46 PM

Kronwall - Girardi
Ericsson - White
Colaiacovo - Smith
Kindl/Ellerby

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

For some reason I can't kick this feeling that kindl could be a 4/5 dman if we gave him the chance. he has the size and skill. I watched almost every game last season and every game he played in and I think there is something there...

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:19 PM

For some reason I can't kick this feeling that kindl could be a 4/5 dman if we gave him the chance. he has the size and skill. I watched almost every game last season and every game he played in and I think there is something there...

As the highest pick the Wings have had in years, I was hoping for even more than that from Kindl. But last season he couldn't even outplay Commie for a spot in the lineup.
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#29 Dabura

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:20 PM

For some reason I can't kick this feeling that kindl could be a 4/5 dman if we gave him the chance.


"Gave him the chance" being a euphemism for "traded him." Right?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:20 PM

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I never thought we'd have that guy on the Wings. Yay. :lol:

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

Good signing.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

He is not a handsome man.


This picture has to be photoshopped.... his eyes aren't like that in every other picture you see of him.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:51 PM

In all seriousness now, we do need to add at least one more piece to the back-end. Why? In a word, injuries. (Something Colaiacovo knows a thing or two about.) Ideally, we bring in an elite partner for Kronwall. But that's not happening, because Holland will never trade another roster player ever again. So, Vandermeer.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

Does he have a nickname, like Coca Cola or something? Because there's no way I'm gonna be able to spell that correctly on a regular basis.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

Does he have a nickname, like Coca Cola or something? Because there's no way I'm gonna be able to spell that correctly on a regular basis.

We could just go with Coco (not to be confused with Koko=Kopecky).
Cocoa? Hot, steamy, rich, and probably good with marshmallows.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hopefully he can stay healthy. He can put up some points and plays physical on occasion. I don't know a ton about his defensive game in his own zone, though. Since it is only a 2-year contract, I don't mind this.

In all seriousness now, we do need to add at least one more piece to the back-end. Why? In a word, injuries. (Something Colaiacovo knows a thing or two about.) Ideally, we bring in an elite partner for Kronwall. But that's not happening, because Holland will never trade another roster player ever again. So, Vandermeer.

I'd cream my pants if Jim Vandermeer signed with Detroit. I don't see anything wrong with carrying 8 defensemen. Get Vandermeer for when someone gets hurt (Because it is basically assumed that Detroit will have injury troubles).

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Kronwall-Ericsson
Quincey-Smith
Colaiacovo-White

Spread out the depth maybe?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

Hopefully he can stay healthy. He can put up some points and plays physical on occasion. I don't know a ton about his defensive game in his own zone, though. Since it is only a 2-year contract, I don't mind this.


I'd cream my pants if Jim Vandermeer signed with Detroit. I don't see anything wrong with carrying 8 defensemen. Get Vandermeer for when someone gets hurt (Because it is basically assumed that Detroit will have injury troubles).


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:32 AM

Makes you wonder how a guy like Ericsson who's averaged about the same amount of games played as Colaiacovo the last few seasons but with less than half the points, can command almost a million dollars more a year in salary.

Just don't get it...


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