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Wings close to landing Colaiacovo

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08:36 AM ET 09.13 | As of Thursday morning, a deal had not yet been completed, but the Red Wings had been closing on a deal. [Detroit] could be close to signing defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year, $5 million contract. General manager Ken Holland told M-Live.com Wednesday that they're still talking, but that he is not signed. M-Live reported on Aug. 24 that the Red Wings had made a two-year, $5 million offer to the 29-year-old who played the past four seasons with the St. Louis Blues. Colaiacovo isn't the top-pair defenseman the Red Wings were seeking after losing Nicklas Lidstrom (retirement) and Brad Stuart (signed with San Jose), but he is one of the few viable options remaining in what was a weak free-agent market.

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Mike Babcock, Icon Sports Mike Babcock, Icon Sports
September 13, 2012  08:47 AM ET

I agree with Mike's face about this story

September 13, 2012  09:00 AM ET

He more than makes up for Lidstrom and Stuart if we're counting vowels.

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September 13, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Sure they are. We all know how this ends.

As a Wings fan, I hope they don't sign him, simply because I cannot pronounce his name, so how am I to swear at him when I'm drunk and he flubs up?

September 13, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I agree with Mike's face about this story

I think he smells a rat somewhere.

September 13, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think he smells a rat somewhere.

Has he been attending the negotiations?

September 13, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Has he been attending the negotiations?

Yep.

September 13, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Has he been attending the negotiations?

Fail.

September 13, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Fail.

Dear Mr. Canuck;
We must issue a cease and desist for contantly using the image of Rattus Norvegicus in your depictions of Mr. Bettman. It can certainly be deemed as deletrious. We can only surmise that you are not aware the proper nomenclature for Mr. Bettman, Mustela frenata.
Thank You for your consideration

The Rat Board

September 13, 2012  10:33 AM ET

Red Wings, you can have a Subban, you know. He would be a perfect match with Tootoo ;)

September 13, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Dear Mr. Canuck;
We must issue a cease and desist for contantly using the image of Rattus Norvegicus in your depictions of Mr. Bettman. It can certainly be deemed as deletrious. We can only surmise that you are not aware the proper nomenclature for Mr. Bettman, Mustela frenata.Thank You for your consideration

The Rat Board

I will comply.

September 13, 2012  10:46 AM ET

This would fill a hole for the Wings

September 13, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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This would fill a hole for the Wings

which one head pylon

September 13, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I will comply.

nicely done,.
Hilarious, scientific nomenclature on a sports thread. You wouldn't see that on NASCAR/NFL/NBA threads

September 13, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Colaiacovo Monster and Tootoo quite the bumper crop of FA's

September 13, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

nicely done,.
Hilarious, scientific nomenclature on a sports thread. You wouldn't see that on NASCAR/NFL/NBA threads

On most of the the threads they'd think "nomenclature" was a exclusive women's group.

September 13, 2012  11:13 AM ET

There are people in this world who actually believe that Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Bettman are real.

September 13, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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There are people in this world who actually believe that Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Bettman are real.

Of course there's no Santa Claus...there is only Santa Pig.

 
September 13, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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Sure they are. We all know how this ends.As a Wings fan, I hope they don't sign him, simply because I cannot pronounce his name, so how am I to swear at him when I'm drunk and he flubs up?

I'm gonna pronounce it Colavito, as in Rocky:)

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