Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 7/5/12
When Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild yesterday, most assumed Matt Carle was “Plan B.”The Nashville Predators better have a Plan C.Suter’s departure leaves a void in the Nashville defense corps in which no Predator prospect — at least this season — is ready to fill. Carle was believed to be the best option to replace Suter as their numbers were similar, they’re both left hand shots and they’re even the same age. Unfortunately, Carle signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, taking him off the market and leaving the remaining free agent class pretty thin on the blueline.If General Manager David Poile choses to go the free agent route, there are only a couple names that would be suitable short-term solutions. (And we use “suitable” loosely).Carlo Colaiacovo At 29 years old, he’s in the prime of his career but has mainly spent time with struggling franchises. After being drafted 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2001, Colaiacovo never fully realized his pot...
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