Carolina kind to Corvo

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 Joe Corvo


When Joe Corvo was dealt to Carolina last month, fantasy junkies believed it would be a good thing for his production. I don’t think anyone saw this coming, though.


(Originally Posted in The Hockey News on March 10) 


Since joining the Canes, Corvo has seen nearly three minutes of added ice time per game and the result has been 11 points in 12 games. Six of those have come on what had been a weak power play before Corvo was added, and it hasn’t come at the cost of their solid defense – Corvo is a plus-7 in a Carolina uniform.

The 30-year-old, who is signed through the 2009-10 season, has already proven he is a steady 40-point player. The late bloomer, in just his fifth NHL season, has averaged 0.49 points-per-game in each of his past two. Corvo was averaging 0.53 in 51 games for the Senators to start this campaign.

In Ottawa and Los Angeles, however, Corvo was never the main man on the blueline. He has never been the guy who logs 21 minutes a game and is the first one out there on the power play. At least not on a permanent basis.

That has changed now. Corvo is on the top pairing with Frantisek Kaberle and also runs the power play.

His arrival has sparked Kaberle, who has six points in 12 games, after notching just 12 in 57 pre-Corvo games.

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