Corvo's biggest issue isn't the constant stream of horrific decisions and turnovers, but rather the inability to skate backwards. Every other rush up the ice he's getting burnt, then has to turn around and skate alongside the opposing forward, essentially handing them an easy entry into the offensive zone (and often a scoring chance). It's so brutal to watch.
It's not his fault, though. Why someone who cannot execute basic aspects of playing defense is relied on to play 20+ minutes a game is solely the fault of Jim Rutherford. You can't really even blame Muller, given that he's already playing Pitkanen-Faulk for 25 minutes. The fact that Muller has to choose between Corvo, Harrison, McBain and Sanguinetti for a top 4 spot is a total joke.
Last edited by semin4captain: 01-20-2013 at 03:15 AM.
Advanced stats, traditional stats, and TOI all made Corvo look like crap last year. And he's brutal to watch.
Not Corvo's fault. It's JR's.
EXCELLENT point. Why blame Corvo for being Corvo? He's 35 years old and has been in the league 10 years. His level is well-established, and on top of that well-established, very low level of talent, he's on the clear downside of his career. He sucks. But it's not his fault that he sucks. He is what he is.
It's up to JR to keep sucky players off the roster, and Muller to keep sucky players out of the lineup. Corvo is playing like Joe Corvo. Blaming him for not playing like (insert name of some player better than Joe Corvo here) is not logical.