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12-15-2006, 08:58 PM
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My point is that Corvo, with all his offensive STATS, has been more of a liability because of his overall defensive lapses. Would you dispute that?
That's right, stats doesn't say everything. He is on pace to score 60 points, but Corvo has been the worst full-time (non minor call-up) d-man the team has seen since Jason York's final year with the team.
If Murray wasn't on helm, maybe someone else would use him as a PP specialist who would play 3rd pairing minutes. Right now, he deserves nothing more than 6th d-man minutes IMHO. It's not like he is struggling on his new team, as has been the case with Preissing. Corvo NEVER had the defensive game to begin with and I don't know if it's fair for us to expect him to change his game all of a sudden. Simply put, the less you put him on a defensive situation, the much better it is for Ottawa's defense. He should play power plays and 6th D even strength minutes.
I think though that if the Sens can develop Corvos defensive game he will have a steal of a contract. Perhaps Murray is not the right coach for this but its what I believe the team is trying to do.
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