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Corvo’s locked-out life: “Mostly kid duty lately”

Oct 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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Ever wonder what veteran NHLers do during the work stoppage? Well, two of them — Joe Corvo and Troy Brouwer — recently discussed their lockout routines with the Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno.

“Mostly kid duty lately,” Corvo said. “I’ve got a lot more time on my hands, so I’m running errands for my wife. I’m my wife’s personal assistant.”

Despite the snark, Corvo appreciates a rare opportunity for more family time.

“That makes it special for me because I’ve seen guys who probably their only regrets over their career is that they didn’t get to really see their children grow up and they missed those sporting events,” he said. “It’s nice to be able to do that. I’ll have something I remember, and hopefully in the near future that’s what I’ll be doing.”

Still, getting that added freedom comes with a looser structure and more than a bit of tedium for players such as Brouwer.

“I’d rather have the regular routine of going to the rink in the morning, practicing and playing games. Right now, it’s still kind of hit or miss,” Brouwer said Friday. “You do as much or as little as you want. Sometimes to have that nice structure, routine and schedule is nice just to follow along.”

Corvo points out it’s also nice to make money, of course.

“I’m a creature of habit. I like structure. I like somebody telling me where to be, when to be there,” Corvo said. “And I like having a job. It’d be nice to get back to work.”

  1. hockeyflow33 - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Corvo always tries to catch his kids but they always seem to get by him

  2. drewsylvania - Oct 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Does NBCSP pay their tagline writers anything? Anything at all? Corvo is a free agent.

    • Mike Halford - Oct 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      Hey Drew,

      http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/01/third-times-the-charm-carolina-signs-joe-corvo-to-one-year-deal/

      Thanks for playing.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

        Well played sir. Well played.

      • drewsylvania - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM

        Whoops. But the tagline said that he’s a Bruin. I might be out of date, but the tagline’s even further out of date.

  3. falstaffsmind - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I don’t know if the NHL noticed, but while they dither, the English Premier Soccer league is making major in-roads on American Television. It’s like Hockey on grass was polite English announcers. Wake up NHL.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 30, 2012 at 5:06 PM

      No it isn’t. People watch soccer every four years.

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