The biggest surprise among the Canadian has just been this big defender's decision to turn back to the organization. He was right. But the reality is that Toronto was not his choice. He has done everything to convince the Bruins the first of July, but the formation of Boston has not budged because his demands were too high. Eventually he accepted a 5-year contract that will bring him $ 22 500 000. He had reason to look toward Boston. But knowing that Boston would not be in the race, Montreal would have been a more logical choice, especially in the short term. Time will tell if he was right.
Don't really know what to think of this to be honest. Not sure how much of it is true either.
I understand him wanting to go there, but I'm not sure how he thought it'd be possible or how hard he pushed. I read he "begged" on the Bruins board, but I don't see it. Probably guaged interest, asked for an extra push there, and settled with us. Does make me wonder if he really just wanted to stick it to the Habs though (assuming the article is true). From a Hab to a Bruin or Leaf really stings.
I don't see why this would bother anyone, even if it were true.
If anything, it signifies that Komisarek has no risidual loyalty to the franchise that raised him - being willing to sign with two of Montreal's biggest rivals. At worst, he's indifferent to his former team; at best, he has some animosity towards them and would like to play an instrumental role in their downfall.
With the way last season dramatically played out in Montreal, such speculation isn't entirely outside the realm of reason.
Interesting article. But as a Leaf fan I really don't care what his first choice was if this article is true, he signed with the Leafs so it's not like he was forced to play here. Who wouldn't want to play in Boston, they're a very good team. Sounds like sour grapes from a Habs reporter trying to stir up controversy.