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02-04-2009, 12:26 PM
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Mike Komisarek is the most overated defenceman on the team. How good does Komi look without Markov as his partner? I dont understand all the hype, he has zero offence capability, a turnover machine, questionable defensive zone coverage and gets caught chasing players for big hits which he rarely ever lands and when he does he's horribly out of position. His role ideally is a 2nd pair d-man ala the likes of Phillips & Volchenkov, $4 million max.
Some moron GM will offer 6mill over 5-7 years to save his job. Never underestimate the idiocy of NHL GM's who ususally carry a grade 10 education.
I figure Komi's as good as gone and hopefully O'Byrne can grow into the role.
While I agree Komi is overrated, just like any physical player in the NHL, he's not as bad or useless as you say...
First off, he's very good one on one, espacially for a big guy, he rarely gets undressed like, let's say, Souray, yesterday's game was a good exemple as neither Crosby or Malkin were able to pass by him or Markov.
Also, his importance to the team is bigger than his individual skills. Komisarek brings something no other defenceman brings to the team (O'Byrne is far far far away from Komi's level of play) and that comes to play when it's time to sign him...
Komi and his agent knows that and so does Gainey, plus his value on the open market will surely be bigger than his actual value, two other things that both the Komisarek camp and Gainey know...
With all that said, his value based on his individual skills is about 3,5mil-4mil and his market value is around 5,5-6mil, so I'm pretty sure they'll try to settle in between... somewhere around 4,5mil on a multi-years contract.
It basically all depends on Komisarek willingness to stay here or wait and go to best offer no matter if the team sucks...
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