Originally written July 27, 2012 on Section 303:
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While it’s true that the free agent pool is pretty barren, there is one name that could be a perfect fit for the Nashville Predators.Carlo Colaiacovo was a member of the St. Louis Blues for the past four seasons but that time seems to be over. The Toronto native is on the market and looking for a new club. More importantly, he’s looking for an opportunity to prove that his injury history hasn’t gotten the best of him.After Ryan Suter unexpectantly signed with the Minnesota Wild on July 4, the Preds found themselves without a #2 defenseman. And while they’ve locked up Shea Weber for life and they have promising young rear guards like Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis ready to make an impact, Nashville still has a gaping hole on that top pairing. Josi is believed to be the heir-apparent to Suter but is he ready for top line minutes each and every night?That’s where Colaiacovo comes in.According to capgeek, the 2001 first round pick averaged the fifth most ice time last season among still-avai...
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