(I posted this as a comment on Matt Saler's post about Colaiacovo. I thought I'd make it a fan post.)
The first two games of this year’s Blues-Kings semifinals series were on the NHL Network this morning. I watched a few periods to see how he played and I was not impressed. He looked small, made many bad passes, and fell down a lot. Did I mention the bad passes?
Maybe the problem was he wasn’t playing with his regular partner (Pietrangelo was injured after being boarded by King in the second period of game one). Maybe it was that the Kings’ forecheck in the playoffs was tenacious. Maybe he just had a bad couple of games.
But I’d much rather have Kindl on the blue line than pay 2.5MM for Coco. I know Kindl looks lost at times, but when he is good, he’s very, very good.