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01-20-2013, 11:30 AM
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I was going to make this post, but thank you for it. Corvo was signed for 1 year/2 million. It was a gamble going into the season, and a very small one at that considering what other defenders got. If Corvo isn't up to par, it's on Muller to take him out, not JR.
It's partly on JR, because while it's only 1 year of Corvo and that's a relatively minor gamble, we also only have 1 year of another (should be) key player in Semin.

If you're going to gamble on Semin to become a strong Top 6 player that would hopefully help this team make the playoffs, you can't gamble on a player like Corvo in the same season.

Now if this was a transition year, absolutely, Corvo is a minor deal. But since from the very beginning, it was made obvious that the Canes were going to start making a playoff (if not Cup) push, and some of the deals made (namely Semin) enforced that goal, signing Corvo instead of a competent defenseman doesn't make much sense.

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01-20-2013, 11:52 AM
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Corvo makes 200k more than McBain who they just sat. You can easily bury him in the press box if it doesn't work out, and that'd be on Muller to do. At that point it'd be as if they didn't sign anyone, which some of you preferred anyway. I'm not trying to completely absolve JR, but he doesn't keep an abysmal player in the lineup.

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01-20-2013, 12:48 PM
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To paraphrase one of my favorite films:

To Jim Rutherford:

We the Anton fearing people of Hurricane fandom wish to express our extreme displeasure with your choice of Tim Gleason's partner.. Please remove him immediately! The fact that you have sent him here just goes to prove that you are the leading ******* in the state!

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01-20-2013, 01:21 PM
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To paraphrase one of my favorite films:

To Jim Rutherford:

We the Anton fearing people of Hurricane fandom wish to express our extreme displeasure with your choice of Tim Gleason's partner.. Please remove him immediately! The fact that you have sent him here just goes to prove that you are the leading ******* in the state!
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you get rid of Joe Corvo now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

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01-20-2013, 01:39 PM
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I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you get rid of Joe Corvo now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
That escalated quickly

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01-20-2013, 01:43 PM
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That escalated quickly
Isn't that pretty customary around here?

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01-20-2013, 01:54 PM
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So, I walked in to a local ice rink this morning for my kid's game and there sat Joe Corvo and his wife watching their son in the game before ours. I walked by with my Hurricanes jacket on and he nodded at me. It took everything I had to keep it classy.

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01-20-2013, 01:59 PM
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So, I walked in to a local ice rink this morning for my kid's game and there sat Joe Corvo and his wife watching their son in the game before ours. I walked by with my Hurricanes jacket on and he nodded at me. It took everything I had to keep it classy.
Well done, must've been tough.

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01-20-2013, 03:52 PM
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well done, must've been tough.
where is he i'll kill him. Lemme at 'im.

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01-20-2013, 05:37 PM
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So, I walked in to a local ice rink this morning for my kid's game and there sat Joe Corvo and his wife watching their son in the game before ours. I walked by with my Hurricanes jacket on and he nodded at me. It took everything I had to keep it classy.
I ran into or new Russian player today, and was quite surprised at the cigarette smell coming off his tracksuit. Did a quick Google search and found that yes, he is a smoker! Did not know that!

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01-20-2013, 06:51 PM
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I ran into or new Russian player today, and was quite surprised at the cigarette smell coming off his tracksuit. Did a quick Google search and found that yes, he is a smoker! Did not know that!
Semin is an interesting dude.


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01-20-2013, 09:57 PM
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I was shocked that Rick Vaive smoked back in the early 90s. I was at a Sabres/Caps game back in 90 or 91 and saw Vaive smoking after the game. And then Mario was a smoker too. But in this day and age, pro hockey players smoking, I admit, I'm shocked.



Apparently Carey Price is a smoker too!

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01-20-2013, 10:00 PM
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I was shocked that Rick Vaive smoked back in the early 90s. I was at a Sabres/Caps game back in 90 or 91 and saw Vaive smoking after the game. And then Mario was a smoker too. But in this day and age, pro hockey players smoking, I admit, I'm shocked.



Apparently Carey Price is a smoker too!
If it's recreational, I'm fine with it. But an athlete smoking at least once per day is scary. Can't be good on the lungs.

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01-20-2013, 10:07 PM
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I didn't see him smoking, but I could sure smell it!

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From a Bruins fan, I'm sorry and good luck.

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01-22-2013, 08:29 AM
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I'm pretty sure if you are russian and don't smoke you get your citizenship revoked.

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I live with a Bruins fan.

She finds my Corvo rage hilarious.

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01-23-2013, 01:33 PM
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The Corvo Hate is too much.....

He didn't do anything last night that made me believe his game has dropped off huge amounts since the last time he played here.

He's 36 years old puck mover who's okay on the powerplay, soft in his own zone and is signed to a short term low money deal

JR knew what he was bringing in when he signed him.


All your Corvo hate should be placed on JR. He's the guy who built this team.

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01-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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What I just remembered about his contract: NMC

Really, JR. Not that anyone would take him, but you got shafted into giving him a NMC when HE wanted to come here.

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01-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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I wouldn't call 2 million per a low money deal. But yes, my Corvo hate IS directed at JR. He just can't figure out how to build a defense to save his life.

For the same money he could have had Roszival or Shane O'Brien, or for a quarter mil more we could have had Zanon. All 3 of whom are more capable in their own zone then Joe and all 3 fill what the Canes needed far better.

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01-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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How many attempted clears did Corvo keep in the offensive zone while on the PP last night? Seemed like he nearly got to double digits...

Faulk had some good ones too.

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01-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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How many attempted clears did Corvo keep in the offensive zone while on the PP last night? Seemed like he nearly got to double digits...
I was just about to say that. I was pretty impressed with how he managed to stop the puck from crossing the line.

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01-23-2013, 01:59 PM
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But then he has the puck with no pressure in the offensive zone, passes it near Harrison (but not in a place where Harrison could keep the zone), then inexplicably pinches along the boards allowing the puck to get into our zone. Then a few seconds later, they score. He certainly has his ups and downs...

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01-23-2013, 02:06 PM
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The problem with analyzing Joe is that it isn't his skill people are worried about. It's the mistakes. That third lightning goal was set up on the rush created by two Corvo wtf's. The random pass out of the zone, and then the turnover at center-ice.

But he does have some upside. He puts his shots on goal, and he moves well with the puck particularly on the power play. The sad thing is the lack of a better option.

I really would have liked to see Bryan Allen stay. For all the talk of team toughness and defensive responsibility, the swap from Allen to Corvo is the first place to look.

^^^That's the play that you can't forget. Although, it's not like he's the only failing miserably. Perhaps a few games in, he'll get his stuff together. If Eric Staal doesn't, how Joe Corvo plays doesn't really matter.

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01-23-2013, 02:15 PM
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We're sitting here complaining about Joe Corvo and his 12 minutes a night.

But Wallym is right, if E. Staal and Ward don't start producing (along with Skinner, J. Staal and Semin), then we are screwed either way.

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