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Corvo wants revenge on Turris: “Hopefully he’s a man…I’m going to try and fight him”

Feb 27, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

Joe Corvo wants revenge. Thankfully for him, he’ll get a chance to exact it on Tuesday.

Tuesday, of course, is the next time the Boston Bruins face the Ottawa Senators — and the first time Corvo will face Kyle Turris after getting nailed into the boards during Saturday’s 5-3 win:

On Monday, the B’s defenseman expressed his displeasure with the hit.

I think if you look back at the game before [in Boston Jan. 31], I hit him clean in center ice,” Corvo said. “I made it a point not to get my elbow up in his face. But apparently he didn’t give me the same courtesy.

“So, let’s just say I’ll be looking for him right off the bat.”

Turris had a supplemental discipline hearing with the NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan on Sunday, but wasn’t suspended.

“Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further,” Shanahan said. “After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted.”

The explanation was of no solace to Corvo, who said he’s still shaken up from the hit.

“Two days of walking around, I’ve got a headache. Just because I didn’t lie on the ice and get carted off or miss a period — I don’t know. It doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a cheap shot,” said Corvo. “In my opinion, I think he saw my numbers and he took the opportunity to seek revenge from the game prior.”

“Hopefully he’s a man and he’s going to step up tomorrow when I come after him. I’m not going to try and hurt him, I’m going to try to fight him.”

  1. cableguymike - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Headaches?! Sounds like you probably shouldn’t even be playing Tuesday ya goof!

    • drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      Much less fighting someone. I think it’s the concussion talking.

  2. mainevent7567 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Wait a minute… Is this Announcer REALLY complaining about dirty hits on the BRUINS? First of all, he didnt check his head. He Missed. Second, I knew Boston were a bunch of whiners. OH… and I don’t like either team. At All.

    • quixotissimo - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      Normally I’d agree about the B’s, but watching the video, Jack Edwards showed an appropriate amount of indignation. He may have missed checking him in the head, but he drove his head into the boards, anybody who says that doesn’t hurt has never had their head slammed into a wall.

      Also, Joe, I like your scrapper spirit, but you definitely shouldn’t play with headaches, and if you did then you shouldn’t invite a guy to bounce his fist off you already shaken dome. I think Chara should handle this for you, it’d be comical to see Turris get ragdolled around by the Captain. (It’s always funny to watch unless he’s doing it against your team)

    • drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      He missed?

      No, he didn’t.

  3. hibackhand - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    What legal ramifications could come of this? I’m just thinking it’s pretty dumb to announce to the world what you’re planning.

  4. sportsfreak13 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    So he pretty admits to having post concussion symptoms yet he plans on playing tomorrow and fighting? Not smart. That said turris needs to step up and fight someone, that hit is what the NHL should be trying to take out of the game

  5. elguapo12 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Turris has already dropped them this year. Hopefully Corvo plays; Sens will need all the help they can get.

  6. jkay1818 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    I had to shut the clip off. I don’t even know why I bothered. Jack Edwards is by far and away the worst announcer on the planet. His voice turns my stomach and i have never heard such a homer in my entire life. Especially when he does a fight, Lucic can miss on a punch “a HUGEEE right hand by lucic and hes throwing more and hitting harder and lucic really hurting him” or if a bruins player gets taken down during a fight “and chara slips and loses his balance” its like listening to a little kid announce the game. He was beyond out of control on that turris hit which reminds me of that hit where ference hit mcdonagh from behind and he kept making excuses for him.

    • mgp1219 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM


      I agree with you completely and I have been a B’s fan all my life. While Jack can call a good game, his favoritism goes way overboard. It gets really tiresome . If only the TV broadcast and the radio broadcast could be synched, I would watch the game and listen to dave gaucher on the radio. he is far better.

      Oh how I miss Fred Cusick!!

  7. mgp1219 - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Chara, Thornton, Lucic, McQuaid, Boychuk (if he plays) and now Corvo will be comin’ for ya, Ottawa!
    Neal and Carkner can only do so much.

  8. xxshookonexx - Feb 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    i’m pretty sure that thornton will be a busy man tonight

  9. bensawesomeness - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    I’m really getting sick of the Bruins in general.

    And i know Bs fans are going to pile on the downvotes, and call me out, but whatever – every single time i hear a Bruin open his mouth, or watch plays, they’re consistantly on the borderline between clean and dirty play

    Lets be honest – Corvo just told everybody point blank that he’s planning a fight against Turris. Being a man isn’t getting into a fight, being a man is realising that it’s part of the game and getting over yourself.

    You got hit. it’s hockey. suck it up.

    • homelanddefense - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      Isnt part of hockey also standing up for yourself when someone wants to hold you accountable for your actions?

      They may play on the edge, but they will also drop the gloves WHENEVER you want to hold them accountable. That is all Corvo is asking from Turris. Plus its not like Corvo is a fighter anyway.

      The Neil hit was clean, this was suspendable.

      • drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        Posted mine two minutes late!

    • drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      In hockey, fighting *is* manning up. Would you prefer they did things the Hab way?

      I find it hard to believe that *anyone* could believe that any player is in the wrong for wanting pugilistic retaliation against a cheap shot. I mean, jesus.

    • drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Yes, let cheap shots go unpunished, and call out the player who got cheapshotted.

      This is basically a recipe for more cheap shots.

    • logerrhoea - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Being a man is realizing that if you attempt to take another player’s head off, then you’re going to have to pay for it. And it the repercussions don’t take the form of fines and suspensions, they’re going to take the form a booty-whoopin’.

      It’s hockey. Suck it up.

      • kotteintheslot - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

        did you just say booty-woopin’?

  10. dropthepuckeh - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Corvo is stupid to announce his intentions but clearly still pissed off for a dirty hit. Usually this would be handled between the players when they got on the ice and we’d be left to assume there was some bad blood (if it weren’t obvious) otherwise would those two non-fighters get after it.

    How can you call the Bruins whiners when they consistently stand up for one another and even Boychuk, Claude and everyone else freely admitted the Neil hit was a clean hit?? I’d still be pissed as Neil was lining him up from the twenty feet away in virtual garbage time of the game but it is hockey and it was legal.

    bensawesomeness needs a lesson on the playground rules – yes you can hit but when you cross the line you need to be accountable. Can’t have it both ways or you will see a lot more players lost to concussions and cheap shots.

  11. drewsylvania - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Shanny could have avoided this by punishing the guy. You reap what you sow.

  12. betrayedbylife - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    i just want to say that joe corvo has some of the worst tattoos in the nhl

    • jkay1818 - Feb 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Sure, that tattoo around his belly button is awesome. Next you’ll tell us his tramp stamp is awful too.

  13. habsman - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Corvo is another classless jerk playing for a classless organization. There is no more whinny team than the Bruins. They complain when things like this happen to them, but they try to defend and “spin” their gutless cheap shots and sucker punching. But the rest of the league is on to them now. Good luck with your cheap shot cowards going forward.

    • mgp1219 - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      Hey habswoman,

      Maybe the Bruins fansshould have called 911 to setle this. What do you think?

      • habsman - Feb 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

        You can call whoever you want. It doesn’t change the fact that the Bruins have gotten away with multiple incidents without being disciplined over the past couple years. But nice try at changing the subject and pointing a finger in another direction. Typical.

        What are you going to do (spin) when the next cheap shot is delivered by a Bruin? And there is no doubt that there will be another.

    • homelanddefense - Feb 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM

      Your act is getting old. Hilarious too, a Montreal fan complaining about whining. You guys called the cops because of a hit, you wanted your coach fired because he doesnt speak French. The Bruins dont whine, they handle their business. Maybe people would have more respect for the Canadiens if they did the same.

      And what team doesnt get away with an occasional cheap hit? Cooke ended Savards career and didnt get suspended, Sesito wasnt suspended for head hunting Horton, and now Turris with Corvo. Like any team they benefit and suffer from the uneven punishments from the league. They have had plenty of suspensions this year alone Boychuk, Lucic, Marchand, etc.

  14. jaysfan64 - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Corvo?? Fight??? LMAO!!!! THAT alone should be worth the ticket price….

  15. cableguymike - Feb 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    This just in: For Corvo’s follow up fight he wants to fight Mike Ribiero. Tough guy that Joe Corvo.

  16. pedroia74 - Feb 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Im a Bruins fan and I’ll be the first to admit that the Niel hit was a good clean hit. I’m glad that Turris didnt get suspended because I am hoping to see Coro kick some ass tomorrow. Niether Turris nor Corvo are fighters, but Corvo will have about a 30 pound weight advantage to throw around

  17. notpartofthegame - Feb 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Fighting is not going to solve anything and has no impact on making other players accountable – check out my blog for more facts on the impact of enforcers on the game –

    First – although the hit was cheap, it’s not as bad as other hits from behind this season. Turris got a penalty but Boston didn’t capitalize. Second – Corvo announcing that he wants to fight is likely to earn him an instigator penalty. Under the rules a player can be given an instigator if they annouce they are going to seek revenge for something that happend in a previous game. That means a 2-minute man advantage for Ottawa, and a game misconduct for Corvo. Not very bright. Third – just talking about fighting means coaches are likely to bring the goons out of the press box and dress them for the game, meaning senseless violence and less real hockey being played.

  18. derekl1113 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    I love the B’s but if Corvo hit Turris tomorrow night, it will be the first thing he hits all year. Joe, you suck!!!

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