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Old 07-07-2010, 03:26 PM
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Corvo Agrees to Two-Year Contract With Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with defenseman Joe Corvo on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Corvo $2 million in 2010-11 and $2.5 million in 2011-12.

“Joe has been a really good player for us over the last three seasons, and we feel that this solidifies our defense,” said Rutherford. “We appreciate him working with us to get this deal done. He said that he really wanted to stay in Carolina and this commitment confirms that.”

Corvo, 33, split the 2009-10 season between Carolina and Washington, totaling six goals and 12 assists (18 points) in 52 games played. The Oak Park, IL, native missed 28 games from Dec. 5 until Feb. 1, after being cut on the lower-right leg by a skate in a game against the Capitals on Nov. 30. Prior to the injury, he ranked first among Hurricanes and eighth in the NHL in average ice time per game (25:33). Corvo (6’0”, 204 lbs.) was traded to the Capitals on March 3 in exchange for defenseman Brian Pothier, center Oskar Osala and Washington’s 2011 second-round draft selection. He had a goal and an assist during the Capitals’ seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Montreal.

Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round, 83rd overall, of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Corvo has totaled 68 goals, 150 assists (218 points) and 186 penalty minutes in 486 career games with Los Angeles, Ottawa, Carolina and Washington. He has five goals and 13 assists (18 points) in 45 career Stanley Cup playoff games. He matched career highs in goals (14) and games played (81), led Carolina blueliners in points (38) and ranked first among NHL defensemen in game-winning goals (6) in 2008-09, his only full season with the Hurricanes.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:29 PM
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I don't understand why....

If we wanted a guy that will make some defensive brain farts on a regular basis, we have plenty already. If we wanted an "offensive defensmen", ie. one that isn't very good at defense, well we have a few of those already.

I don't get the point of bringing in Corvo for a large sum of money when we could have kept (and maybe still will keep) Carson and Picard for way less money, and have true rebuilding type players, who will make the same mistakes Corvo will, but maybe still have a chance to grow and improve, not to mention being much cheaper.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:35 PM
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At least you can trade him away at the deadline again, and then bring up the youngsters...
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:46 PM
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At least you can trade him away at the deadline again, and then bring up the youngsters...
I will give him that! He took a trade to help the team, then took a pay cut to come back. I know its mostly because other teams wouldn't give him what he thought he wanted, but still.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:50 PM
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True at least he didn't "Pull A Ray"
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:00 PM
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If Joe can get back to his form of a couple years ago (admittedly, that's a big IF), then he is a bargain for 2m and as has been mentioned, would certainly attract some interest around the deadline if the Canes are out of the playoff spots.
By taking the trade to the Caps, the Canes got a free pick around the 60 mark, which, with some good scouting, could turn into another McBain or Wallin
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