Joe Corvo has pretty much been persona non grata in Washington since he left town at the end of the 2009-10 season. Japers Rink called his performance near the end of that regular season and in the playoff series against Montreal an "all-in-one Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion impression (you know - no brain, no heart and no courage)."
Of course, there are other reasons to dislike Joe Corvo, including his brush with the law and his unfortunate tattoos. But a lot of the antipathy is due to his poor defensive zone play. Corvo found his way to Boston as a free agent over the summer, and Bruins fans aren't reacting any better to the Corvo Experience.
Bruins reporter Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com (who we highly recommend following) joined J.P. and Al Koken on the latest edition of Capitals Lunchbox. Here's what he had to say when asked about Corvo.
One of the biggest defensive liabilities I have ever seen in a Bruins uniform since I've been covering them. He was an absolute mistake waiting to happen for a lot of this year.
Like we said, ouch, babe.
You can watch the full episode below. The Corvo-bashing starts at around the 9:45 mark.