Done Deal?

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 this morning to see a small byline that reads:

Colaiacovo to Detroit?

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:

  1. I will be copying and pasting his name forever to avoid mis-spelling it.
  2. 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.