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02-21-2011, 06:05 AM
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Hamonic is not an offensive defenseman. He is basically an all around defender who pairs up perfectly with Amac
Pairing him with Komisarek allows him to be more offensive than Macdonald.
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aww come off it, Brian Campbell while overpaid can still play, Komisarek is a veritable Pylon for christsakes, he's what like minus 20 over the course of little more than one season in Toronto.
Hes no shutdown defenseman any more than Kaberle was and at least Kaberle didnt **** hisself when ever he had the puck on his stick.
Komisarek is overpaid by at least 2 million, if not more. Jordan Hendry is more of a Shutdown defender than Komisarek is..... talk about polishing a turd, Komisarek bathed in perfume is still a pylon that stinks like horse manure
You guys are the ones who need to "come off it", and take a look at what top one dimensional shutdown defencemen make in this leauge -- notably signing from less than 1 year ago. Anton Volchenkov got $4.25m over 6 years from what most assumed to be a very good team. Zbynek Michalek, who is less of a shutdown guy and a little bit more versatile, got $4m over 5 years.
If you fail acknowledge the fact that Komisarek is a top shutdown defenceman underachieving in Toronto, you're obviously not operating within the realm of reality.
Both defencemen can still play despite being overpaid. However, you're talking about one guy who is overpaid by ~$2m with a contract for 5 more years until he's 38 versus one who is overpaid by ~$500k with a contract for 3 more years until he's 32. In the case of Komisarek, they can get rid of him with a lot less pain than taking on Campbell's ridiculous contract. There are teams like the Islanders and Hurricanes who do not have the ability to attract free agents without grossly overpaying. This allows a guy like Komisarek to be overpaid to a team like Toronto, but underpaid to a team like New York, because they could not acquire a defenceman of his calibre for his paycheque through free agency.
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