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11-15-2012, 01:54 PM
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Komorov may head to KHL, but he wants to play for the Leafs when lockout ends. Both sides are trying to work out a way for that to happen.

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11-15-2012, 02:18 PM
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If you'd get to choose to play in your (another) home country for $500 000 (tax free) and fly to away games or play for $62 500 and go by bus, which one would you take?

Apparently he will play in Moscow until the end of season, whether the lockout ends or not.
Personally... I'd prefer not to fly in Russia.

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There is no doubt in my mind that I want Komarov on the Leafs fourth line when the season starts. He's a fast, gritty agitator in the vein of Darcy Tucker (albeit, with less offensive flair); something we've been missing from the lineup for a while.

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Komorov may head to KHL, but he wants to play for the Leafs when lockout ends. Both sides are trying to work out a way for that to happen.
Excellent news and hopefully it happens in the near future when the lockout ends.

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11-15-2012, 05:54 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind that I want Komarov on the Leafs fourth line when the season starts. He's a fast, gritty agitator in the vein of Darcy Tucker (albeit, with less offensive flair); something we've been missing from the lineup for a while.
Tucker didn't really have offensive flair. He just played on the PP with Sundin and Kaberle.

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11-15-2012, 06:17 PM
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Tucker didn't really have offensive flair. He just played on the PP with Sundin and Kaberle.
tucker had seasons of 137 and 140 points in the whl, and had 93 points in his rookie ahl season. that's more offensive flair than komarov has shown.

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11-16-2012, 03:14 AM
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tucker had seasons of 137 and 140 points in the whl, and had 93 points in his rookie ahl season. that's more offensive flair than komarov has shown.
Yep.. Komarov didn't show anything in WHL!

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11-16-2012, 08:58 AM
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tucker had seasons of 137 and 140 points in the whl, and had 93 points in his rookie ahl season. that's more offensive flair than komarov has shown.
To be fair, that's more offensive flair than most current super stars in the NHL have shown lol

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11-16-2012, 09:06 AM
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All I know is the Leafs played much better with Darcy then without him in the line up. I met him one summer after he won the memorial cup, and I can attest the kid couldn't have been more than 165lbs soaking wet when I chatted with him. A very brave player that played like a 200lb power fwd.

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I don't blame him for wanting to go back. He came here for the chance to play in the NHL, not the AHL. Not getting the chance was beyond his control. Hopefully there is a way for both sides to come to an agreement where he can return whenever the season resumes in order to fight for a spot on the roster. I really like his game and think he can be a useful role player on the Leafs. Best of luck to him back in Russia.

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11-17-2012, 07:39 AM
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Jeez and this guy has an A and is looked at as a leader on the Marlies? Pffff. If I was him I'd rather play on the NA ice.

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11-17-2012, 08:56 AM
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Watched him in Hamilton last night. He could easily play for the Leafs, I'd expect him back at some point.

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11-17-2012, 10:09 AM
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To be fair, that's more offensive flair than most current super stars in the NHL have shown lol
Different times. Back then you'd see CHLers that would put up 120pts and not see a single AHL/NHL game..

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11-17-2012, 01:50 PM
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Jeez and this guy has an A and is looked at as a leader on the Marlies? Pffff. If I was him I'd rather play on the NA ice.
if you were him, you wouldn't

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11-17-2012, 02:17 PM
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Tucker didn't really have offensive flair. He just played on the PP with Sundin and Kaberle.
Actually that is inaccuarte IMO, Tucker had skills (ability to time himself in front, passing etc), his problem was skating it was suppar and held him back from being a truly great player.

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11-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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Komarov is a guy I want to see make the club. Even if for a 30 game stint.

He can't be any worse than Lombardi.

Probably a lot more noticeable too.

McClement/Steckel-Brown-Komarov sounds just fine to me.

Brown and Komarov wrecking havoc on a 4th line. That sounds so appealing. Both guys could agitate a 2nd or 3rd line NHL team very easily, while still matching up ok. And McClement can play effective enough to be defensively responsible.

We just need an NHL season to find out.

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11-18-2012, 07:33 AM
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Actually that is inaccuarte IMO, Tucker had skills (ability to time himself in front, passing etc), his problem was skating it was suppar and held him back from being a truly great player.
Agreed. Tucker was high-intensity he gave everything, even when the Leafs had many horrible nights when no one showed up(other than Sundin) he was the only other guy you could count on noticing.

He had a pretty decent shot, and had good enough passing and vision.

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Komarov is a guy I want to see make the club. Even if for a 30 game stint.

He can't be any worse than Lombardi.

Probably a lot more noticeable too.

McClement/Steckel-Brown-Komarov sounds just fine to me.

Brown and Komarov wrecking havoc on a 4th line. That sounds so appealing. Both guys could agitate a 2nd or 3rd line NHL team very easily, while still matching up ok. And McClement can play effective enough to be defensively responsible.

We just need an NHL season to find out.

I actually think Komarov looks a typical third line guy. Not sure how well he can produce at the next level, but he's shown he can chip in with points. Plays hard, does well defensively and finishes his checks.

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11-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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Jeez and this guy has an A and is looked at as a leader on the Marlies? Pffff. If I was him I'd rather play on the NA ice.
Sure, he'd rather play on NA ice too, but in the NHL and not the AHL. If you were in his situation you'd take $500k+ per season rather than $65k and play closer to home.

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11-18-2012, 03:17 PM
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Funny Komarov currently leads the Marlies in +/- and Goals. Also just noticed that he has been given an A. Really liking this guy seems like he is really taking on a role with this team and organization it is going to really suck if he leaves to go over to the KHL.

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Sure, he'd rather play on NA ice too, but in the NHL and not the AHL. If you were in his situation you'd take $500k+ per season rather than $65k and play closer to home.
It is actually 2 million per season. Dynamo offered him that to stay in the K but he wanted to play in the NHL.

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Is he staying or going?

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Is he staying or going?
I'm wondering the same thing. I was happily surprised to see he played yesterday. It must not be set in stone he's leaving..

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I'm wondering the same thing. I was happily surprised to see he played yesterday. It must not be set in stone he's leaving..
Seems they are trying to fork out a way that should the lock-out end, his contract with the Leafs wouldn't be nullified. Meaning they are trying to loan him to Dynamo Moscow so that he may return easily.

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Seems they are trying to fork out a way that should the lock-out end, his contract with the Leafs wouldn't be nullified. Meaning they are trying to loan him to Dynamo Moscow so that he may return easily.
Marlies should subcontract him.

Rent him out for 1 million and then just pay him $65k.

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