The interwebs are an amazing invention aren't they? Just think, ten years ago Joe Corvo could have whined to a local reporter in Raleigh about how those big meanies up in Canada hurt his feelings and no one would have been the wiser. He would have been free to go on his merry way, fleece yet another team who may have the crazy idea that they should get a return on their considerable investment, like he did to the Senators, and the Kings before them. Nobody in his former town would have realized just what a pathetic excuse for a hockey player he really was. Yeah...before the internet, life would have been pretty sweet. Today? Not so much:
Corvo acknowledged that his family didn’t like living in Ottawa and being away from home, but said it had more to do the small-town attitude that surrounded the team and the nature of the criticism.
“It’s hard to understand if you haven’t played in Canada,” Corvo said. “The media here at times can be completely ridiculous, the way they can take some of the stories that are nothing and make something out of them.”
So does that mean you'll be cutting a cheque to the team for some of that $5 million you literally sucked out of us? Yeah, didn't think so, fuckstick.
But wait! There's more! If ever we needed more proof that we sent this ass wart to the right place, it lies with "Josh", one of the commenters on the News Observer story:
Corvo does have a valid point, you know. There are some people who thrive when they have the threat of being lambasted by the media hanging over their heads and there are some players that do not.Um...Josh? North of the border, we have a name for those "who thrive when they have the threat of being lambasted by the media hanging over their heads". Up here, we call them Stanley Cup Champions.
Lord Stanley's Blog [News & Observer]
p.s.: Big ups to the boys at Battle of Ontario for pointing this out.