Corvo calls out Ottawa's Turris after cheap shot

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Corvo calls out Ottawa's Turris after cheap shot

WILMINGTON, Mass. Joe Corvo isnt happy about the flying elbow he absorbed from Kyle Turris in the third period of Saturday nights win over the Ottawa Senators. Hes even more perturbed that Turris wasn't suspended by the NHL.

A visibly angry Corvo said that he expected Turris to answer the ball when the Bruins and Senators meet at TD Garden on Tuesday night for the home-and-home rematch. Perhaps its best that the two players settle things in the old time hockey way with the players sorting their own affairs out.

Corvo said hes been walking around with a headache for two days, but avoided serious injury when Turris left his skates and smashed Corvos head with his raised elbow. Turris obviously managed to get off scot-free when Brendan Shanahan opined that it was neither intentional nor reckless.

Corvo disagrees.

Lets just say Ill be looking for him right off the bat, said Corvo. Im not happy. Two days Ive been walking around with a headache. Just because I didnt lay down on the ice and get carted off and miss a period . . . I dont know . . . it doesnt mean that it wasnt a cheap shot.

In my opinion he saw my numbers and took the opportunity to seek revenge for the game prior when we were at home. Hopefully hes a man and hell step up tomorrow when I come after him. Im not going to try and hurt him, but I want to fight him.

Corvo isnt a fighter in fact he got into his first NHL scrap earlier this season with the Bruins and clearly neither is Turris. So the Bs defenseman felt that dropping the gloves to settle their differences is the honorable thing.

I think so. It was a cheap shot. From what I heard I stayed on the ice for a second, but from what I was told he stayed on the ice and acted like he was hurt, said Corvo. It was just another indicator he felt like he was wrong and was afraid somebody else was going to going to get him while sticking up for me.

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Tuesday, July 26: Daley’s surprise visit with the Cup

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Tuesday, July 26: Daley’s surprise visit with the Cup

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while never getting tired of the Bernie Sanders/Curb Your Enthusiasm parallels.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Trevor Daley making a surprise visit with the Stanley Cup and talking more about his emotional moment hoisting the Cup right after the win by the Penguins.

*Don Cherry and Ron MacLean get their just reward with a star on the Canada Walk of Fame after years of great hockey entertainment.

*Adam Larsson has heard the fan reaction in Edmonton after being traded for Taylor Hall, and he’s downplaying it all.

*A lack of a deal for RFA defenseman Jacob Trouba with the Winnipeg Jets doesn’t mean Trouba trouble quite yet. But it sure doesn’t sound like things are all ducky in Winnipeg.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dan Rosen sits down with Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka to answer five questions about his new gig, and some big changes for the Desert Dogs.

*Scott Powers has Jimmy Vesey’s camp confirming that the Chicago Blackhawks will be one of the teams on Vesey’s “short list” when he speaks with teams on Aug. 15. Watch out for Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks, who have been out to see Vesey a couple of times in Foxboro over the last month.

*The Washington Capitals continue to build depth among their forward group, and have constructed a strong roster for next season.

*For something completely different: if you love baseball or have ever enjoyed some of the truly great Dan Shaughnessy columns over the years, you will enjoy this column from Shaughnessy about his Hall of Fame induction. Congrats to Dan, a true titan in our industry.