The Capitals acquired defenseman Joe Corvo (right) from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Brian Pothier, forward Oskar Osala and a conditional second-round pick.
Corvo, 32, has 12 poitns (four goals, eight assists) and is a minus-6 in 34 games. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Pothier, 32, has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and is a plus-12 in 41 games. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Osala, 22, has 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 53 games with the Hershey Bears of the AHL.
EN Says: This is the last thing the Capitals needed. This is Mike Green light. Joe Corvo has wonderful offensive abilities, but he's a turnover machine.
The Capitals do not need any more offense. They needed defense, especially on the blue line. Joe Corvo offers the exact opposite of all that. This is not a good move.
He does bring a decent amount of playoff experience to Washington however. He was a pretty key player on the Senators when they made a run to the Stanley Cup final in 2007.
Pothier is a No. 5 of 6 defenseman who doesn't really offer anything outstanding any area. He's prone to defensive lapses, but not quite to the degree of Corvo.
Osala is a prospect who projects as a first or second line winger as a power forward.
We give the Hurricanes the win on this one.
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