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02-06-2013, 11:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vaughan, Ontario
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BWAAAAHAHAHA In no way shape or form is Komi a better Dman than Hainsey. He's 7th in TOI/game for Leaf's D men. It's not like the people beating him out for time on the ice are anything special either.
He was injured, which of course you neglect because you are unaware of.
He's been our best defensive Dman (IMO, either first or 2nd best), we have a logjam at D and Nonis will do something about that soon.
Stats are cute and stuff, but they don't tell everything, especially for defensive Dmen. Komisarek is a top 6 Dman on almost every team in the league, and can definitely make some teams top 4s
Keep in mind he is NOT efficient in a run and gun system which Wilson implemented. Stick him in a right defensive team such as the Bruins (or what Carlyle is trying to establish) and he is certainly effective defensively and very physical while doing so.
His puck handling has looked much better this year, he's took it on himself to lose 15-20 pounds and improve his skating and offense. He's a great leader and character guy as well. Trust me, the leafs are not going to be sending any picks with him to get rid of him, nor would we dump him for free unless Holzer continues to shine like his last game and makes him expendable, in which we will receive a positive return.
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