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04-29-2004, 09:48 AM
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Message to Mike Komisarek

I would like to ask Mike Komisarek not to take Craig Rivet has a mentor. I want Mike to learn to play the body and not the puck in his defensive zone, specially when there is only 15 sec left to a game. That his all I have to ask you Mike...... but please, do so.

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I would like to ask Mike Komisarek not to take Craig Rivet has a mentor. I want Mike to learn to play the body and not the puck in his defensive zone, specially when there is only 15 sec left to a game. That his all I have to ask you Mike...... but please, do so.
I don't think Mike has a problem with that, it's in his decision making he has problems with, something that should change when he gets more experience, sometimes he hesitates with the puck, and in the NHL, especially when your a defenseman, you have to make split second decisions...

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I would like to ask Mike Komisarek not to take Craig Rivet has a mentor. I want Mike to learn to play the body and not the puck in his defensive zone, specially when there is only 15 sec left to a game. That his all I have to ask you Mike...... but please, do so.
Actually, if anything, he's been teaming up with Sheldon lately, and Im assuming that #44 is teaching him all about grit and the 101 on making mental mistakes.

that being said souray is injured and should get back into form next season. and like julien said, komi is learning, we all see his talent potential is very high. imo, he and souray play very similar games

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He wont read you anyway.

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Craig Rivet has had an above average playoff. He's raised his game. Ya, he's made some mistakes (they all do). In the particular play where he didn't take Lecavalier, it happened quickly (felt like it was in slo-mo mind you), the pressure was extreme, and "stuff" happens. In an instant it was over. Ya, he screwed up, but overall he's been out there consistently against top lines and holding his own (moreso than in the regular season, which is the key - can a player *raise* their game).

As for Komisarek, honestly one of, if not *the* most impressive performance of the playoffs (Koivu and Kovalev not included). Not flashy, but aside from the occasional mistake, he's been incredible when you compare to his regular season performance. During the regular season I thought he was not aggressive enough, ran around too much, and was easily caught off guard. Not that I was worried, but I didn't think he'd be ready for the playoffs. But he's stepped in and has done very little to embarass himself.

If you look at *all* the defensemen in this series, Tampa and Montreal, Komisarek hasn't looked out of place.

If we can expect more of this from him in years to come, that would be wonderful.

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I dont think that will be a problem for Komo. He has a mind of his own.

His goal is too be the best bruising defensman he can be, and nothing is gona stop of from being one imo.

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From all I hear and read, Rivet is one of the people on the team who people look to for leadership. They respect how he played thru his poor start this year and have always respected his attitude and character. I guess they're wrong though. Stay away Mike, Kafka knows best.

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He wont read you anyway.
You really think so? There is someone using is picture as an avatar and using is name as a nickname.... I really tought it was him!


.......read between the lines my friend... I just want him not to look like Rivet in 6 years.

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From all I hear and read, Rivet is one of the people on the team who people look to for leadership. They respect how he played thru his poor start this year and have always respected his attitude and character. I guess they're wrong though. Stay away Mike, Kafka knows best.
Providing a so kind of leadership is one thing, showing how to play hockey to the youngest players is an other thing. Rivet is a defenseman who is paid to play the men, not the puck. He has played well for most of the playoffs, but he is paid to avoid making that kind of errors.... like making an icing in the last minute of a game or standing in front of a net with 15 seconds left when the other team as an extra player on the ice.... meaning two players or not checked.

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Four years ago, I used to be the one defending Rivet here.... but I know have to admit I was wrong.

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And the Rivet bandwagon keeps a rollin' . The Lecavalier goal in the third (sundstrom! boards!!) I guess it's all Rivet's fault because our defensive specialist (Sundstrom, boards?) for some reason nobody really knows elected to not use the boards . But yeah you're right Kafka, Rivet was clearly the worst player on the team throughout the playoffs . Come to think of it , Koivu and Kovalev and Markov really sucked too. Maybe you should just advise Komo to get traded so he can find a real team
Rivet has been the best D-man on the team this playoffs year along with Markov.

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Rivet is one of the best plus players on the team in the playoffs and the top scorer from the blueline as well. Playing against the top lines. Obviously he has been doing something right.

Boo Boo and Breezeby are the problems. They are something like -12 between them. I guess no one expects them to do well, so they don't get criticized.

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There was a great quote from Julien in the gazette this morning:
Then, there was rookie defenceman Mike Komisarek turning over the puck in overtime, a mistake that led to the winning goal by Brad Richards.

"It's part of the learning experience," Julien said yesterday. "Mike Komisarek was out there because he was playing well and he earned the right to be out there. If he wasn't playing well, he would have been on the bench.

"But if Mike Komisarek is going to be the player we know he can be, he has to be allowed to play and learn from his mistakes."


Good to see CJ stick up for him. I've been very impressed with Komi throughout the playoffs and am expecting a big season from him next year. And he could do a lot worse that having Rivet as a mentor. Sure Komi has loads more talent and obviously isn't going to play the same game as him, but Rivet gives it his all every game and there isn't anything he won't do for the good of the team. Good role model if you ask me.

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And the Rivet bandwagon keeps a rollin' . The Lecavalier goal in the third (sundstrom! boards!!) I guess it's all Rivet's fault because our defensive specialist (Sundstrom, boards?) for some reason nobody really knows elected to not use the boards . But yeah you're right Kafka, Rivet was clearly the worst player on the team throughout the playoffs . Come to think of it , Koivu and Kovalev and Markov really sucked too. Maybe you should just advise Komo to get traded so he can find a real team
Rivet has been the best D-man on the team this playoffs year along with Markov.
You should have read completely my messages... I didn<t said he didn<t play well throughout the playoffs (by the way, Markov was our best D-man against Boston, but he isn<t playing well against TB)... I only said that he made mistakes a top 4 D-man shouldn<t have done.

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Rivet is one of the best plus players on the team in the playoffs and the top scorer from the blueline as well. Playing against the top lines. Obviously he has been doing something right.

Boo Boo and Breezeby are the problems. They are something like -12 between them. I guess no one expects them to do well, so they don't get criticized.
Being on the ice at the same time Koivu-Kovalev are on the ice helps.

Dagenais was one of our best +/- guy this season... are you attempting to tell us that the +/- stats means something???

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There was a great quote from Julien in the gazette this morning:
Then, there was rookie defenceman Mike Komisarek turning over the puck in overtime, a mistake that led to the winning goal by Brad Richards.

"It's part of the learning experience," Julien said yesterday. "Mike Komisarek was out there because he was playing well and he earned the right to be out there. If he wasn't playing well, he would have been on the bench.

"But if Mike Komisarek is going to be the player we know he can be, he has to be allowed to play and learn from his mistakes."


Good to see CJ stick up for him. I've been very impressed with Komi throughout the playoffs and am expecting a big season from him next year. And he could do a lot worse that having Rivet as a mentor. Sure Komi has loads more talent and obviously isn't going to play the same game as him, but Rivet gives it his all every game and there isn't anything he won't do for the good of the team. Good role model if you ask me.

My first point is that Rivet isn`t playing like a Hatcher or a Stevens in front of the net while I hope Komi will. My second point is that Rivet took TWO bad decisions leading to TWO lost during these playoffs. I just hope that Komisarek "impulsive decisions" wont cost us wins in the future.

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