Just having read the Komisarek thread on the trade board gave me the impression that Komi may be what we need. A RH SAH dman who has a physical presence. At one time he was a first pairing, so, he obviously has some skill, so, why not take a flyer on him? I agree, 4.5M is a hefty cap hit especially with all the pending RFA dmen we have but if he pans out, then he can replace Scuds for almost the same cap hit next year.
I think he would be a lot more desirable to teams if his cap hit wasn't so high. I wouldn't mind taking a chance him if Dean had no other options. I haven't seen him play in a long time. So, I have no idea what he has left. I just think there are much better players out there and no, they aren't free. But, at least we know what we would be getting.
No to Komisarek, he is a broken defender. I don't know if it was the Lucic fight, but he is nowhere close to the all-star caliber defender he was in Montreal. This guy has gone from being selected to the US Olympic team to three years later not being able to make the Maple Leafs.
I think Dean has learned from past disasters not to give huge money to teams trying to dump off bad contracts.