// Joe Corvo

Bruins Lose Fourth Straight Game, Fall 6-2 to the Panthers

The Boston Bruins are hanging on to the lead in the Northeast division by a thread after Thursday’s 6-2 loss in Florida. Tim Thomas continues to struggle, yet keeps getting continuous starts due to the injury to Tuukka Rask. Jose Theodore, meanwhile, made 24 saves on 26 shots in a game that the Bruins played as […]

Thomas Relieves Injured Rask, Falters Against Islanders

The Boston Bruins have needed no one’s help to play lazy, lackadaisical, .500 hockey since mid-January. But Saturday afternoon against the New York Islanders, they got a little help from the referees. A possibly uncalled icing penalty late in the third led to a tie-breaking goal by center John Tavares, and Evgeni Nabokov saved 32 […]

Bruins Survive Late Meltdown to Down Senators

It was a tough start and finish for Boston, but they had enough meat in the middle to finish off the win in Ottawa, 5-3. Boston did get one chance with immediate pressure, but did nothing with it except give up pressure themselves. Erik Karlsson took advantage, surprising Tim Thomas just 1:10 into the game. […]

Does a Puck-Moving Defensemen Work in This System?

For the past few years around trade deadline time and in the offseason we have heard about the Bruins looking for a puck-moving defenseman. The Bruins have had a few different guys in past seasons play that role, but it never seems to work out like we thought it was supposed to. Dennis Wideman, Derrick […]

Sabres Crush Both Rask and Thomas in Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres played Wednesday’s game as a team desperately needing wins to keep its playoff hopes alive should: intelligent but physical, controlled but aggressive. The Boston Bruins played as a team with a chance at the Eastern Conference’s top spot should not: lazy, disorganized, brainless. Who do you think won? The Sabres scored twice […]

Sputtering Bruins End Losing Streak in Columbus

It took a while to get on track in this game and the past few games, but the Boston Bruins finally started a new winning streak in Columbus, taking the win 5-3. Starting the game, it looked like Boston’s losing streak would be pushed to three games; just 5:46 in, the Blue Jackets took the […]

Bruins Overcome Slow Start to Ground Jets

Winnipeg made some early noise, but in the end, Boston came roaring back to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. Tim Thomas made a great 5-hole save early on during the first Winnipeg power play on a tough shot, but the Jets later came roaring through the neutral zone before Boston knew what hit them, resulting […]

Triple-Double: Bruins Hang Six Goals on Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers survived the Boston Bruins’ first two-goal period Thursday night at the TD Garden. They couldn’t survive the second. Or the third. The Bruins scored twice in all three periods Thursday, powering them to a 6-3 victory over the once-streaking Oilers. The Bruins have now scored 24 goals in their last four games.

2011 Bruins Preview: Defensemen

While no one can deny that all of the awards and accolades Bruins goalie Tim Thomas received after last season’s historic Stanley Cup run were all very well-deserved, I’m here to tell you that hey, the guy didn’t do it all on his own. Without the talents of the Bruins’ “blue line brigade,” the team […]

Busy Month Ahead for Bruins as Cup Defense Begins

What a tough summer it has been for the Boston Bruins. “What victory party do I have to go to tonight?” “Where do I have to tote this heavy Stanley Cup to today?” “How many thousands of adoring fans am I going to have to shmooze with this time?” The trials and tribulations of a […]

Sports Media Musings: ESPN’s White Michael Vick, Deadspin’s ESPN Invasion, And More

This Was, uh, Strange ESPN posing the question what the ramifications of Mike Vick’s race had on his life and career isn’t anything novel. On the contrary, the odd decision to transpose a picture of the controversial signal-caller to make him Caucasian certainly is. The Big Lead takes a look at the four-letter network’s curious […]

Sports Media Musings: Why Has The Joe Corvo Assault in Boston Been Largely Ignored?

The local media’s adulation of Boston Bruins management’s acquisition of defense-man Joe Corvo is certainly palpable. There has been an abundance of talk about his laser shot from the point, and his adroit stick handling abilities; however, throughout the clamoring, the “omniscient” media seems to be glazing over Corvo’s criminal history. A history – mind you – that stemmed right here in the hub. […]

Bruins Acquire D-Man Joe Corvo; Kaberle Signs With Carolina

Shortly after the Carolina Hurricanes closed a deal with former Boston Bruins’ defenseman Tomas Kaberle for 3 years/$12.75 million, the Bruins acquired the Hurricanes’ defesneman Joe Corvo in a trade, sending Carolina a 2012 fourth round pick. Corvo comes to Boston after having a career year with the ‘Canes, playing in all 82 games for the […]