It's been far too long since I posted anything on here...and for that I apologize. I have selfishly been taking a kind of "ostrich" approach to the CBA talks and have had my head buried in the sand. (I'm sure some of you could think of a more creative place for me to stick my cranium.)
But I stumbled onto NHL.com this morning to see a small byline that reads:
So of course, I clicked on it and read this:
Andy Strickland of the The Fan 590-AM in St. Louis reported Wednesday night that the 29-year-old defenseman has agreed to a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. The deal, according to Strickland, is worth $5 million.
More after the jump.
Colaiacovo has 30 goals and 109 assists in 370 NHL games. He was a former first round draft choice of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2001. He was shipped to the Bitter Blues in the deal for Lee Stempniak back in 2008.
Two things I know about Colaiacovo:
- I will be copying and pasting his name forever to avoid mis-spelling it.
- He injured himself hopping over the boards.
The defenseman definitely has some upside to his game - but seems to have the durability of Glass Joe from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out.
More to follow on this deal later....more to follow from me PERIOD, going forward.
I've missed you guys.
I've taken very much the same approach as Drew - I'm so pissed about the lockout it makes me not interested in helping them get any publicity. But that's not fair to all of our readers, so I'll get back on the wagon as well.