Are you trying to say Komarov wasn't a pain in the ass to play against? He was plenty nasty.
Only Leaf fans (that part of our fanbase that tend to overrate everything blue and white: i.e. jeff finger was a great fa pick up!) would actually make the claim that Komarov is nastier than Bolland + Clarkson combined. It's just flat out embarassing... stop please. 176 body checks who cares! No one but some Leaf fans. Who is Leo Komarov? No one but Leaf fans will remember. Put him in the category with other forgetables such as Rickard Wallin. Granted...Wallin was much much worse but still...come on lads.
When Komarov went to the KHL there was a sigh of relief across the NHL. This guy brought a ton to this team don't go making it sound like he was some 4th line plug who never did anything.
I know some of us haven't really seen a proper penalty kill so the fact that Leo was pretty good at the PK (at times...) and made a lot of body checks made him more valuable then a 4th line plug. He's a 3rd line plug at best. Still don't understand why a part of our fan base embarassingly covets players like this... the rest of us have to answer for your comments/statements...
Got to like a guy like komarov, hits like crazy with very few penalties. He wasn't bad at the few draws he took, and I think he played centre earlier in his career. A line of McLaren Komarov and Orr would have completed a great team.
I like the team toughness now though. Really looking forward to see what Clarkson and Bolland will bring.
Colborne played very physical in the playoffs and i think/hope its a sign for this year he was a wrecking ball
Came to post this. Wasn't a wrecking ball but was certainly a lot more physical than any other centre. Wasn't decking guys but dammit he finished every single hit in both games. If there was an opportunity to make contact with someone he took it. I don't want him to be a checker, he's too skilled for that.