With all the possibles and probables that are going around the Bruins organization with the trade deadline tomorrow, is it possible the Bruins just might pick up a familiar face? Earlier today, the Ottawa Senators put former Bruin Joe Corvo on waivers along with Cory Conacher. Here’s the announcement via social media.
Senators sent an email last week offering Corvo around. As for Conacher … it isn’t working. Both will know at noon tomorrow. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) March 4, 2014
While the Senators were attempting to shop him around for a trade, his value may not have been as high in Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli’s mind. Now that Corvo is on waivers, the Bruins could snatch him up. Is he the best defenseman on the market right now? No. But there are advantages in scooping up the thirty six year old defenseman.
Corvo knows the Bruins system. He played for the Boston during the 2011-12 season. He’ll quickly re-adjust to the Bruins system. He’s also pretty cheap right now. His sub-million dollar contract ($900,000 US) is around the price the Bruins are looking to pay for a seasonal rental. He’s only played twenty five games this season for the Senators, and the chance to get actual ice time would be guaranteed as the Bruins only have six healthy defensemen at the moment. For the twenty five games he’s played in Ottawa, he’s got ten points (three goals). Compared to some of the other players that have been mentioned in the rumor wire, he’s as good or better for what the Bruins want to finish out the season.
When he played for the Bruins he had a twenty five point season(four goals). He was a +10, and only had thirteen minutes in penalties. He’s essentially a Matt Bartkowski with significantly more experience. With the Bruins trying not to mess with their core players, a last minute waiver pick up may just be the right thing for Boston right now.