Komarov discussion thread.
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02-03-2013, 09:04 AM
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Leading the league in hits is a negative stat IMO. It means when he is on the ice the other team most likely has possession of the puck. In order to rack up hit numbers your line needs to be bad. It's similar to how Crosby always has a high turnover rate. When you have the puck all the time you tend to give it away more than others.
I see Komarov as a grittier Rickard Wallin. I expect him to be one and done and back to Europe next year unless he can really step up his play.
You see him as a grittier Wallin? Where is this comparison coming from?
Komarov is grittier, faster, younger and has created far more opportunities in his time with the Leafs than Wallin ever did. Not to mention that Wallin is a center and Komarov a winger, but the comparison is a little ridiculous. Komarov is making his presence felt when he's on the ice and is using his strength to create room for his line mates. Each game we've seen him progress and utilize his physicality and defensive play to the fullest. Even if his scoring doesn't translate to the NHL he'll still be a very serviceable 3rd or 4th line winger who can play the PK and jump onto a top 6 line as a filler. Definitely the opposite of a Rickard Wallin who came in and didn't sniff any line but the 4th in his time with the Maple Leafs.
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