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Joe Corvo Agrees To Terms With Ottawa

via Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators have answered their desire for a veteran defenceman with a blast from the past.

The team has come to terms with Joe Corvo, an unrestricted free agent who played for Ottawa from 2006-2008. Corvo, who scored six goals and 11 assists in 40 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, was signed to a one-year deal.

He is being pencilled in as a No. 6 or No. 7 defenceman with the Senators.

The 36-year old Corvo has defensive shortcomings. He was nicknamed "Uh Oh Corvo" last time he was in Ottawa. But he also is a good skater with a hard shot.

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Interesting move.

He didn’t leave on the best terms during his original run, IIRC he asked for (and received) a trade out of town, on a playoff team no less, and Bryan Murray wasn’t glowing in his appraisal of the player on the way out.

Lots of holes in his D game back then, but he was absolutely the local media’s whipping boy. He was the victim of a sorta bad contract, 4 years, $10 million. Having played only in L.A. up to that point, very few people in Ottawa knew much about him, and he was billed by the organization as a bit more than what he in fact was.

Posted by Chris M on 07/08/13 at 10:40 AM ET

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Yes but there’s no limit what a jilted OTT will do now to try to stick it to Alfredsson.

Posted by Primis on 07/08/13 at 10:48 AM ET

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I really don’t think one move has to do with the other. They needed some depth on D having lost Gonchar and Andre Benoit.

Posted by Chris M on 07/08/13 at 10:51 AM ET

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They may have needed defensive depth, but Corvo is not an answer; he is a problem.  Caroline improved their defensive corps by letting him walk again.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 07/08/13 at 11:21 AM ET

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one year, $900K

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/08/13 at 11:22 AM ET

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Andre Benoit.

Balls.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 07/08/13 at 11:31 AM ET

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I really don’t think one move has to do with the other. They needed some depth on D having lost Gonchar and Andre Benoit.

Posted by Chris M on 07/08/13 at 10:51 AM ET

Yeah that was Primis’s attempt at humor. Everybody else is quaking thinking about Detroit.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/08/13 at 12:07 PM ET

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Yeah that was Primis’s attempt at humor. Everybody else is quaking thinking about Detroit.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/08/13 at 12:07 PM ET

There was no attempt at humor exactly, and it wasn’t a shot at OTT even.

It was a blatant shot at the media and their stupid obsession with creating storylines.

Posted by Primis on 07/08/13 at 12:44 PM ET

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Carolina and Ottawa need an intervention with this guy. His shot’s hard, but he can’t get it within 40 feet of the net and he doesn’t do anything else well (if an incredibly hard shot that would miss a barn more often than not event constitutes doing something well).

Posted by larry on 07/08/13 at 05:11 PM ET

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Carolina and Ottawa need an intervention with this guy. His shot’s hard, but he can’t get it within 40 feet of the net and he doesn’t do anything else well (if an incredibly hard shot that would miss a barn more often than not event constitutes doing something well).

Posted by larry on 07/08/13 at 05:11 PM ET

When the Wings aren’t playing, I catch a few broadcasts on Fox Sports West for L.A. Kings games because of Jim Fox and Bob Miller.  I barely even noticed Joe Corvo when he was with the Kings.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 07/08/13 at 06:15 PM ET

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