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Carlo Colaiacovo wants a three-year contract

Aug 29, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

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Things have certainly died down on the free agent market, but one guy who’s still trying to get what he wants is Carlo Colaiacovo.

An early report said the Detroit Red Wings made a two-year offer to the blue liner but Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front reports they’ve got a difference of opinion on how many years each side wants for a deal.

Colaiacovo, who reportedly is looking for a three-year deal and was originally offered a one-year deal by the Wings, hasn’t played more than 67 games in any season.

A three-year offer for a defenseman that will log tons of minutes and give you steady work would more than make sense. For a guy that misses at least 15 games per season, however, means you’re asking to be left shorthanded.

Detroit GM Ken Holland says they “need to sign another defenseman or two” but it appears desperation won’t force them to hand out potentially bad contracts. As it is, the pickings are relatively slim for defensemen.

  1. redwingsfan999 - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I wouldn’t mind getting him but not more than 2 years, also I think by getting colaiacovo we could use kindl and maybe Ericsson as trade bait and then maybe get a top defensmen like yandle or Gonchar

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