Red Wings continue talking to defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo about two-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings could be close to signing defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year, $5 million contract.

General manager Ken Holland told Wednesday that they’re still talking, but that he is not signed.

M-Live reported on Aug. 24 that the Red Wings had made a two-year, $5 million offer to the 29-year-old who played the past four seasons with the St. Louis Blues.
Colaiacovo 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.

Colaiacovo (6-foot-1, 200) is a good skater and puck-mover with some offensive ability. He averaged 27 points a season with the 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.

The Red Wings have been pursuing Colaiacovo since the start of free agency. They initially offered a one-year deal, but he was seeking three years. The sides apparently will compromise at two years.

3 Responses to Red Wings continue talking to defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo about two-year deal

  1. May I ask why these articles get posted after they already sign the contract?

  2. mojo19 says:

    Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo. Hmmm…. I see a pattern here. With these two players the Red Wings will win the Stanley Cup. Hear me out:

    ’97 Wings add Larry Murphy – Cup
    ’98 Wings add Jamie McCoun – Cup
    sometime before the 2008 Cup win they added Matthieu Schneider

    Ex-Leaf D = Red Wings Stanley Cups.

    I think they should target Pavol Kubina who is still a UFA

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