As of the date of this article, Carlo Colaiacovo sits as one of the top free agent defenseman still left on the market (Yahoo!). At the end of the 2011-12 season it appeared that the Blues and Colaiacovo would part ways at some point during the summer. However, as other defensive options have signed massive contracts with other teams the Blues may be forced to bring back Colaiacovo. With that, here are the arguments for and against the Blues bringing back Colaiacovo to the team for 2012-13.
- Familiarity. The Blues know what they would be getting if they signed Colaiacovo. There’s something to be said for knowing what to expect from the players on your roster. With Colaiacovo, there are few question marks. Signing Carlo to a new deal might be taking the easy way out as the Blues would know exactly what to expect should they bring him back with a new deal. Bringing in a new face brings with it a large amount of risk as you never know how a player will react in the face of a new city with new challenges.