They had to sign someone, they had empty slots on defense. Carlo was the best of the remaining FA defensemen.
Glad Detroit wasn't able to sign any of the big names though.
Carlo always seemed to go off the ice with an injury, or lay on the ice for a while like he was in bad shape. He'd go off, then he'd be back later in the game or miss a game or two. That happened A LOT. He's pretty fragile in that he gets banged up a lot and will miss a almost 20 games a year, every year.
- He never played more than 67 games in a season for us.
- He's only played more than 70 games once in his 10 year career.
I always liked him. He was a good depth defenseman...just wish he could have had at least one full healthy season with us.
It just always seemed like that big season ending injury was out there waiting for him. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he misses half of the season with an injury this year.
The problem for Detroit is that they really need a #1 or #2 guy...not a depth guy who will miss 20+ games.