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09-14-2012, 12:46 AM
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The reason it is (or will be) a good move is that:
1) Colaiacovo would be overpaid for his appropriate role.
2) The Blues now have room and salary to bring in a true top pairing guy to put with Pietro. Cole may yet become the 7th man. However, the deal hasn't been there to date so we'll have to roll with what we've got into the season. It appears that's Armstrong's plan anyway.
This is it. Armstrong needs the budget room to pick up a better defenceman than Colaiacovo. He's still looking to acquire one. Colaiacovo isn't a disaster at $2,5 million. But, The Blues can do better, and need that to go far in the playoffs.

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