Maple Leafs to buy-out Mike Komisarek.
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06-20-2013, 07:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
I hope he doesn't get bought out simply because it's a waste of a buy-out.
I read your whole post (didn't want to quote it due to length
). I also thought it was odd he didn't get a shot since he's exactly the style of player we were looking for.
Consider though, that they were trying to change the culture. The players from the losing years that stayed on roster were guys that produced during the losing years. The guys that didn't: Armstrong was bought out, Connolly demoted, Lombardi traded, and Komisarek you just explained. Maybe it was more about moving on from the guys that under performed than giving them a chance to rebound.
O'byrne was traded for even though he's pretty much the same thing as Komisarek. The only reason I can think of for that is that he doesn't have any association with the leafs string of poor years.
Personally, if we ran with Kostka for that long I think we should have given Komi a shot. He had a great attitude and you kept hearing about how hard he trained. Ah well :/
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