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UFA spotlight — Joe Corvo

Jun 30, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

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All week leading up to July 1, we’ll be profiling unrestricted free agents and speculating where they might end up.

Joe Corvo (D)

Age: 35

2011-12 cap hit: $2.25 million

The skinny: All right so your favorite team missed out on Ryan Suter and Matt Carle. Maybe they even missed out on Pavel Kubina or Sheldon Souray and you need a blue liner who can carry the puck and give you a big shot, know this: There’s always Joe Corvo.

Corvo can get you points, that’s never usually a problem. Having him play solid defensively is more his bugaboo. He saw his minutes cut late last season in Boston and was ultimately a healthy scratch in the playoffs in favor of Mike Mottau. Ouch. Still, if your team had hopes of landing Dennis Wideman before Calgary ponied up a king’s ransom, maybe Corvo is who your GM is hoping he’ll land. If that’s the case, however, maybe it’s already time to worry about how your team will do next season.

Other profiles:

Ryan Suter

Zach Parise

Jason Garrison

Jiri Hudler

Bryan Allen

Shane Doan

Alexander Semin

  1. jfullan89 - Jun 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Wings should sign Parise, and Suter then trade hudlers rights and maybe a high pick for semins rights….that would be filthy

    • upyoursnfu - Jun 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

      dream on

    • stevieyzer19 - Jul 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      how would you trade Hudler’s rights when he will be a free agent as well??

  2. mclovinhockey - Jun 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    That comment was moronic and had nothing to do with corvo

  3. drewsylvania - Jun 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Corvo would be a great pickup…for anyone but your favorite team.

  4. pastabelly - Jun 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    He’s not physical and not fast. He’s a sixth defenseman, at best, right now.

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