Nice to see Lucic ease up on Komisarek when he had him dead-to-rights. I thought that Lucic hated him so much that he would keep firing away, but it was nice to see he is growing up and showing restraint.
I like Komisarek. No love for the poor guy on this thread, granted the man needs to concentrate on the game rather than letting Lucic get under his skin (no matter what he said in the interview about it being "only business" he lets Lucic under his skin). The man can throw some hay makers himself, but it's a shame Lucic is better at it, one sided fight and it was saddening to watch. Should never really fight in the playoffs especially when your facing elimination and your team is down... I hope he re-signs with us, he's young and has a bright future ahead of him.
The Islanders have a worse future than Montreal. Their arena sucks, their fanbase is abysmal, their owner and GM are CRAZY. If he signs in Long Island, then it just shows he's all about the $$, not about winning. Like Streit.
Komi is strong but needs to learn how to fight before he goes up against a pro (Lucic takes boxing lessons and has 5 times as much fighting experience). I'm not one of these hockeyfights.com guys but even I can tell it was amateur hour there for Komisarek and he was destroyed by the guy who knows what he's doing. One move even I know, when you're grappling the guy you gotta be pinning his right shoulder, I havent seen the replay but either Komi wasn't doing it well or he was just holding some irrelevant part of Lucic because Lucic had no trouble swinging that right which was a bit of a sucker punch but still Komi was doing nothing to block it.
What fight??? Lucic dropped his gloves first and suckered Komisarek once....then that was it. Why do you think Komisarek went after him later on and tried to take his head off with a stick??? If Lucic would square off with Komi like a real man instead of trying to sucker someone with their gloves still on....then it might be different.
For the time being fighting is a part of the game, even in the the play-offs.
The Komisarek situation raises some questions. If you're big like MK and play a physical game and do your share of yapping after the whistle, do you have to be able to drop the gloves to back it up once in a while? To me, it's a no-brainer. It's not that he has to be a true heavyweight (even Lucic isn't), but he's got to be able to stand in there without getting torched or injured or both. I mean, Craig Rivet wouldn't be worried about dropping the mitts and going with Lucic, and he'd probably be able to hold his own.
I think if MK wants to be a top 3 d-man who plays rough, he's going to need to learn how to handle himself a lot better than he does now.
I thought it was bad timing consider the sereis was over....Komi had nothing to prove but only made himself look like an idiot...One punch and done. Lucic did his job and made Komi look bad at least twice this year probably more.
Komisarek didn't do much and I was disappointed in his play. I hope he signs else where.
I'm glad for Komisarek that Lucic (who obviously didn't want any part of that fight) was classy enough to stop after that one direct hit. He could have made poor Komi look real bad but chose not to. On the other hand, the cross check to the face was totally uncalled for.
Definitely a frustrating season all around for Komisarek vs Lucic. I think he might end up signing with the Bruins just so he doesn't have to play against him in the future.
Forget Lucic, he's Sideshow Bob for **** sake. Ryder, Krejci, Kessel, Savard and Chara are the players who made the difference in this series, not the second rate stooge who thinks he's resurrected the Cam Neely v Ulf Samuelsson feud with Komisarek.