Archive for August, 2012

What’s the Hold-Up, Carlo?

Oh, yeah, it’s that you want 3 years. Chuck Pleiness (snarkily?) points out young Colaiacovo hasn’t played more than 67 games in a season, due to injury. Apparently, the Wings offered him one year at the start, which makes sense. You don’t want to commit too hard to a guy who hasn’t shown he can hack a full season yet.

But Carlo is banking that we’re past the point where the Wings can ask guys to prove themselves before rewarding them with a longer deal. The market is that thin.

It’s C-o-l-a-i-a-c-o-v-o

You might want to start practicing: the Wings have offered Carlo Colaiacovo a two year, $5.4 million deal, according to Chuck Pleiness’ source within the organization (Jimmy D?).

Pleiness notes that Colaiacovo has had some injury trouble throughout his career. There’s also the fact that he’s not a big points producer. But he’d be something: an addition to the blueline.

So we wait to see if he accepts.

Wings Pursuing Bouwmeester

So reports Brendan Savage, who has it from a team source. Not exactly the kind of guy I’d be thrilled to see the team paying $6.68 million, but so the market goes.

I wonder who might get a chance to be reunited with Hudler.

This qualifies as exciting news here in the dog days of the NHL offseason.