What did he learn about the Caps?
"Not much," Corvo said today. "It was just a short period of time that I was gone.
Their talent is pretty obvious. It's just a dangerous team."
Corvo said being around Alex Ovechkin gave him a better feel for the Caps star but didn't change any of his opinions about the hard-charging Russian.
"No, he was exactly what I thought. He just loves to play the game, has a huge competitive edge and is just a fun guy," Corvo said. "Exactly what I expected."
Fun guy? One doesn't often hear that said about Ovechkin, not in opposing locker rooms.
Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin celebrate following Backstrom's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Washington won 3-0.
Pretty uneventful night for Ovi. He got 1 assist, +1, 4 shots on goal. The stats for the last 4 games: 1A, +2. One can declare that Ovi is officially in a slump. Hopefully it'll save him some energy for playoffs. :-)