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Komi will get NHL salary while in rehab.

This is good news. I just didn't like the idea of Komi being sent to Hamilton and get paid only $60K for the season and play with an injured hip not completely healed. Komi made the team last year and he should be allowed to have an adequate rehab period and then play in Europe or in a league of his choice like all the other regular Habs players.

http://www.canada.com/sports/hockey/canadiens.html



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[QUOTE=rocketlives]This is good news. I just didn't like the idea of Komi being sent to Hamilton and get paid only $60K for the season and play with an injured hip not completely healed. Komi made the team last year and he should be allowed to have an adequate rehab period and then play in Europe or in a league of his choice like all the other regular Habs players.

http://www.canada.com/sports/hockey/canadiens.html rocket, I think Hamilton is his best situation after rehab and medical clearance. He is a developing player and I suspect he'd want to be in a situation working with members of the Hab org., both players and coaches. Keep in mind that they are hopinghe can lead the team in the future along with some other members of the Bulldogs. May as well start the relationship now.

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According to the following article by Mathias Brunet in LaPresse, Komi agrees to report to Hamilton when his hip injury is healed.

Mathias Brunet
La Presse, Jeudi 14 octobre 2004

Komisarek will be absent for an undetermined period of time. His hip injury is more serious than anticipated.

The lock-out is timely for Mike Komisarek, the Habs' young defenseman. The work stoppage in the NHL will give him enough time to heal his hip injury which is more serious than initially assessed.

The Habs' first round pick in 2001 (7th overall) was supposed to report to the Hamilton Bulldogs at the end of September but he claimed he was still annoyed by a hip injury sustained late in the 2003-04 regular season during a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Habs' doctors examined him in August and declared him fit to play, but Komisarek felt pain in his hip while training and he consulted a specialist in New York in order to have a second opinion. The latter found the nature of his problem (stiffness at the hip joint) and recommended, with the Habs' medical team concurring, to follow a month of therapy in order to correct the problem.

"I knew that they would find something because the pain was sharp when I was training the last few weeks, said Komisarek yesterday. I will opt for rehab hoping that it will solve the problem. Otherwise, there is always the possibility of undergoing an operation, but this solution has its own risk and I prefer first to try heal my injury with a therapy followed by the Habs' medical team."

Komisarek said he injured himself in an odd way last March 24th against Buffalo. "While trying to get the puck out of my zone, my skate became stuck in a crack on the ice and I felt a pain in my hip. I continued to play for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs because at that time of the year, everybody plays with little aches and pains and I had finally a spot with the big team. However my injury seemed to worsen as I went along. I took a month of rest this summer thinking that the problem would disappear by itself but such was not the case."

The young defenseman wants to heal as quickly as possible so that he won't miss too many Bulldogs games. "I want to play. At my age, I can't afford to stay idle. We stopped playing last Spring, the Summer was very long." At least Komisarek will receive his NHL salary ($1.1M annually) during his convalescence.



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I honestly do not think that Mike is thinking about the money right now. Yes it is better that 60000$ but I think he would want to recover properly so that he can continue to improve his talents and become the player the habs see him becoming

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IMHO, it's ALL about the money. Imagine that if you are injured, your job will pay you 20X the money you were supposed to be paid if you were healty. Would'nt you try really hard to find a doctor that will diagnose you with an injury? It's not greed, it's just normal to go after the big bucks if you have the opportunity. Let's keep in mind also that the average career in the nhl is about 3 years. Komisarek has no garantee that he will play in the NHL for 10 years so why not obtain the maximum money while you can?

The CH has arguably(sp?) the best medecine team in the NHL and they declared him fit to play, maybe pressured by the management(let's not forget there are tensions between players and their respective team due to the lock-out) to do so, so they don't pay him full NHL salary. There's no revenue, remember? In reaction to this, Komisarek decided to seek for another opinion(read a contrary opinion) on his health. Maybe this opinion is legitimate, maybe the doctor got a little bribe(take this 100k to declare me unfit to play, please doc!). For money, what a doctor would'nt do. When the result is 1.2mil more in you pocket, why not? Would'nt you play hard ball for this kind of money? In a lock-out situation I would'nt trust my boss with decision regarding my health so why would they trust me with mine? It's just my opinion.

All in all, I wish him good rehabilitation for his injury if he has one and wish he'll be back soon with the bulldogs.

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IMHO, it's ALL about the money. Imagine that if you are injured, your job will pay you 20X the money you were supposed to be paid if you were healty. Would'nt you try really hard to find a doctor that will diagnose you with an injury? It's not greed, it's just normal to go after the big bucks if you have the opportunity. Let's keep in mind also that the average career in the nhl is about 3 years. Komisarek has no garantee that he will play in the NHL for 10 years so why not obtain the maximum money while you can?

The CH has arguably(sp?) the best medecine team in the NHL and they declared him fit to play, maybe pressured by the management(let's not forget there are tensions between players and their respective team due to the lock-out) to do so, so they don't pay him full NHL salary. There's no revenue, remember? In reaction to this, Komisarek decided to seek for another opinion(read a contrary opinion) on his health. Maybe this opinion is legitimate, maybe the doctor got a little bribe(take this 100k to declare me unfit to play, please doc!). For money, what a doctor would'nt do. When the result is 1.2mil more in you pocket, why not? Would'nt you play hard ball for this kind of money? In a lock-out situation I would'nt trust my boss with decision regarding my health so why would they trust me with mine? It's just my opinion.

All in all, I wish him good rehabilitation for his injury if he has one and wish he'll be back soon with the bulldogs.
Or, you know, he said "I know the GENERAL PRACTIONERS of the Montreal Canadiens said I was fit, but I'm still feeling a lot of pain, maybe I should see a specialist.

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Komi was receiving a NHL salary when he got injured and he should be paid his NHL salary until he gets a clean bill of health and goes back to work. I guess he signed a two-way contract last year and it's on that basis that the Habs can send him down at $60K per year to keep in shape and continue his development during the lock-out. Well $60K per year is better than nothing but if Komi had received an interesting offer from a European team, I wonder why he couldn't have accepted it. After all, he's a member of the NHLPA and he's been locked out by his employer.

Playing in Sweden with Forsberg and company in an olympic-sized rink for instance could be just as good for his development as playing with the Dogs where in my opinion he doesn't have much more to learn. Otherwise he wouldn't have been called up for the remainder of the season and the playoffs.



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