After winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins didn’t waste anytime shaking things up. Thomas Kaberle’s abrupt leaving left a huge void to fill on their blue line. And they filled the void with Joe Corvo from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick.
Corvo, 34, had 11 goals and 29 assists in 82 games with the Hurricanes last season. In eight seasons, he’s had at least 10 goals four times, and has 79 goals and 179 assists in 568 NHL games with the Kings, Senators, Hurricanes and Capitals. “He’s a tremendous skater,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. “He’s very quick. He’s got a terrific shot.”
With Kaberle’s departure for the Hurricanes, it made Corvo expendable as well as opened a need for a second power-play quarterback to pair with Zdeno Chara in Boston. Corvo had 5 power-play goals last season, and 36 of his 79 goals have come with the man-advantage.
I would keep a close eye on Corvo in Boston. He may be just the thing to keep the Bruins in the hunt this upcoming season.