Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: DET signs Carlo Colaiacovo [2 years, $2,5MIL per]
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09-13-2012, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
He'll help them...but why such a big contract? He should have got 1 year, 2M like Roszi.
I'm guessing its because all along Colai has been reported to be asking for a 3 year deal, which the Wings didn't want to give him. They probably raised the salary a bit to get him to agree to the shorter term.

Even with a reduced salary cap, the Wings still have a ton of cap space, so paying an extra couple hundred grand doesn't in any way handcuff them.

Not sure why everyone thinks the Roszival signing is so much better. Roszival has been injured as much or more than Carlo the past few seasons and is five years older. Similar quality players, but I do wish Colai was a right hander like Roszi. Either way they are both average depth dmen, nothing more.

People acting like this is the Wings "Lidstrom replacement" is just idiotic. The Wings only had 6 dmen signed, obviously they were going to pick someone up. This isn't Lidstrom's replacement, its a veteran/depth 3rd pairing guy at a fair price.

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