Isn't it funny how much flack the team caught for this free agent signing- as though a total nothing move- and now he is unquestionably a core key piece that has lead to our success. He is without question the best PK guy we've had in a decade, and makes so many great outlet plays, defensive stops.
8 goals to go with his incredible work on the PK, and you can plug him just about anywhere in the lineup. At 1.5M that's a freaking steal.
I am really happy to see this, because I believed McClement and Kulemin are better; and was a bit concerned about Komarov on checking line. If this is true, then we got a serious playoffs checking line.
That is where the surprise comes in. Komorov has the best HARD (total defensive stat) rating on the team and it is not even close.
McClement is good also
If you had to choose one defensive forward to throw out there, I suspect 90 percent would pick McClement. I love Kom, he brings many different elements to table, but McClement is the best defensive forward to my mind, I don't need stats to confirm or deny.
We can move to within 2 pts of Montreal with a win tonight. With their struggles the last couple of weeks, they've also burned up their games in hand. We can easily take home ice from them. Imagine if the final day of the season between us determines who gets home ice? It's not also out of the realm of possibility for us to win the NE Division with Boston also struggling mightily lately. We need a big win tonight. Go Leafs Go!