Saturday, July 01, 2006

Any Kings fans wanna help me out?

The Sens have apparently signed defenceman Joe Corvo to a four-year deal worth $10.5 million.

I'll admit that my knowledge of the Kings is severely limited, because I just don't see much of them due to playing so late into the night.

Should I be happy about this? Angry? Indifferent?

I'm very confused.

UPDATE: If you're like me and horribly uniformed on Corvo, some stats:
29 years old. 6 feet tall. 205 pounds.

Last season:
81GP, 14G (11th among D in NHL), 26A (50th), 40points (26th). +16, highest among L.A. d-men. Averaged 19:59 per game, 4th among L.A. d-men.

The scouting reports seemed to indicate he's an offensive-minded d-man.

This is the Chara replacement Muckler was talking about? Seems like a slight upgrade over Pothier.

I feel like Muckler saw everyone else doing something and around 7PM, after he woke up from his daily afternoon nap and warm milk, he said "well shoot, I better do something, huh?". And this is that.

Again though, until 15 minutes ago, when looking at his profile on, I wouldn't be able to tell you what Joe Corvo looked like, so really, I don't know what I'm talking about.

UPDATE #2: After reading what Kings fans are saying on the Hockeys Future Forums, I'm not exactly warming up to this deal.

"There isn't a stat for defensive screwups. Corvo would be nearly a league leader. He's soft as a feather."

"He's just a shade better than Andy Elmore." (I assume he means Andy Delmore, who costs about 1/3 what Corvo does)

"they will need to learn to deal with Corvo's defensive mistakes. There will be a lot of them unless he gets paired with Redden, and there's no way that's happening."

"Haha, good riddance! Over 2.5 million for Corvo? Hell no!"

"Peace, take the next flight."


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

Not a Kings fan, but as a Senators fan I don't like it a bit. He's pretty helpless in his own end but a solid puckmover/pp specialist. I'd rather have qualified Filip Novak and given him that job than used up the money here.

At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

You mean $10.5M over four seasons, right? ;)

Corvo seems to be the offensive defencemen type, as Corvo notched only 38 PIM with the Kings last season. According to TSN, he has "intriguing scoring potential from the back end and also owns enough size to play an effective defensive game." They've touted him as a No. 6 or 7 defencemen. I think it's a good pickup for Ottawa. At the very least, it gives them depth that they wouldn't have had otherwise. With Pothier gone, I wouldn't have felt very comfortable having Schubert and Novak as our 5th and 6th defencemen.

At 8:54 PM, Anonymous SensGuy said...

Corvo is a mess in his own end, but has offensive skills. Either way, this is a brutal deal.

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous David Johnson said...

He's a Pothier replacement. Not much more than that.

With the Senators signings my calculations have them around $31 million with Spezza, Havlat, Schaeffer, Neil, Schubert, Vermette and Emery left to sign. Allocate $4 million to Spezza, $1 million to Neil, about $2 million to Schaeffer, $1 million to Vermette, $500K to Schubert and $1 million to Emery and you are over $40 million. Havlat's all but gone.

At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

"I assume he means Andy Delmore, who costs about 1/3 what Corvo does"

Actually, he means Any (No D) Elmore. It's his HF Boards nickname.

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Chris said...

From what I've seen of him playing against the Oilers, pretty good puck mover and decent powerplay guy. Kind of a Dick Tarnstrom before the brutal year with the Penguins this year guy.

At 11:05 PM, Blogger The Universal Cynic said...

Is the following from '02 relevant to Corvo's play? No. But it does paint an interesting picture in regards to his character. I haven't been impressed with anything I've read about Corvo so far, and then I came across this:

BOSTON (AP) — A minor league hockey player from New Hampshire has been charged with punching and kicking a woman in a Boston nightclub.

Joseph Corvo, 25, of Manchester, N.H., was arraigned Wednesday on charges of assault and battery, indecent assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was released on $5,000 bail.

Corvo, who plays for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, was at Trio’s nightclub early Wednesday morning when he grabbed the buttocks of a 34-year old Boston woman, Suffolk prosecutors said.

Trio’s employees told Corvo to leave the club but he allegedly returned, approached the woman near a bathroom, punched her in the face, then kicked her when she fell to the ground, prosecutors said.

The woman had bruises and swelling on her face and had to be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, authorities said.

Corvo, of Oak Park, Ill., left the scene but was arrested at another bar a short time later.

Corvo, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman, is the Monarchs’ leading scorer this season with five goals and 14 points in 12 games. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 25 for a pretrial conference.

Phone calls to the Monarchs, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, were not immediately returned Thursday evening.

At 11:22 PM, Blogger CMcMurtry said...

Well that's wonderful. We overpaid for a one-dimensional defenceman who also assaults women in his spare time. Great.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Robbblog said...

That's just lovely..another wonderful seasons this will be for the Sens.

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous DAVE N said...

I'm a big LA fan - season ticket holder. Not to worry. Although he did make a few big mistakes defensively and plays like a younger defenseman, I believe you are getting a very solid player. I believe the reason he made a few mistakes this year because he was finally given the chance to become one of the top defenseman for LA. He is a great skater and powerplay point man. If he has the "okay" to shoot, he will and can blast extremely hard and accurate. You will be pleased. I'm sorry to see him gone, but, I know it was filled yesterday with Rob Blake - so, we'll see what else happens. :)


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