Leafs Expected to Buyout Mike Komisarek

Leafs Expected to Buyout Mike Komisarek

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To no one’s surprise, TSN is reporting that Mike Komisarek will be bought out once the compliance buyout window opens (48 hours after the end of the Stanley Cup Finals). Teams have two (total) compliance buyouts to use this off-season and/or next during the designated buyout periods.

It appears next year’s roster of the Toronto Maple Leafs will not include Mike Komisarek.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs are expected to buy out the veteran defenceman.

Komisarek was signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2009, but only appeared in four games with the Maple Leafs this season.

According to capgeek.com, Komisarek has one year remaining on his five-year, $22.5 million contract, with a cap hit of $4.5 million.

 

Is this the best use of one of the two compliance buyouts available to the Leafs? Discuss.

259 comments
Grevi
Grevi

Yup I agree it's a dumb move to buy out Komi he's gone next year anyway . If you're going to use it , use it on grabbo or try to strike a deal to help Tampa . Fortunately there's a wack if options available and if the universe feels you deserve it it'll serve it

Claymish
Claymish

No-No.....don't do it! Why waste one of two buyouts on Komisarek? Teams will give up a King's ransom to have someone take their $8-$30 million dollar buyout, and the Leafs can benefit from it. Long gone are the days will the wealthier teams can dominant based on money alone, this is our last chance to us our power. Komisarek is a miniscule $2.3 million buyout, why not trade him and a low tier prospect or 4th round to a team who won't use their two buyouts then go after a big one.

Dink
Dink

Some reason I think Colorado is snowballing and will take Seth Jones with the plan to go after Bozak...

Ensign
Ensign

Morning everyone

Dink
Dink

I so want the Black Hawks to be parading the Cup tonight around the Boston crowd...

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

hmmm, just thinkin out loud ...... if tampa isnt offering enough for the lecavalier buyout , would you rather wait to se if they buy him out , then offer him a deal ??? i think i would rather have lecavalier then weiss ....... the cost of aquiring gagner or stastny worries me ..

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

honestly, i will be disappointed if leafs waste a compliance buyout on komisarek ....... hang on , teams will get desperate ..... there has to be a deal avaialble to add an asset for a buyout ....... maybe not as big as we have been hoping for , but something ......

daniel marois
daniel marois

I think without a doubt Leafs will have a new #1 centre before July 5.  Have a suspicion it might happen on draft day. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

I wonder if Staples will come on and give us LA's Take on this Trade


unclejakescards
unclejakescards

mornin folks , is it safe for the smart people that liked the trade to come back on here yet ???!!!!!lolol

Joe_17
Joe_17

@unclejakescards Im not totally convinced i want Gagner anyway.if we want Gagner i'd just put Kadri there. If we fill the 1 hole i'd expect them to be considerably more suited to the role than Kadri - not marginally.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@unclejakescards For me, I just don't see how we could acquire Stastny, sign Clarkson, add a defender, and fill-in the holes left by the assets going into the Stastny deal without going over the cap. Unless Ranger is the big defender add this summer, and he's willing to sign something like a 1 year, 1 million dollar contract to get back in the swing of things - money is going to be tight. And that assumes Komisarek and Liles are gone - by whatever means. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs The problem with your Lecavalier scenario is that if he were to get injured - even if it were just a minor injury - and he is recuperating at this time next year, than the buyout option is removed, and we would be stuck with him.  Also, I think the only way he would waive his NMC is if we were buying him out. 

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As for Bernier, we would match an offer-sheet in that range, it would just be annoying cap-wise. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Mind Bomb He did yesterday . Likes Bernier a lot but feels the Kings did well ...especially saving $500,000 in cap space 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@unclejakescards  Morning UJC, be funny if Reimer outplayed Bernier and Kept the Job, seems everyone has already decided James has no chance of winning :)

Ensign
Ensign

Cap hit is Going to be a bit much. And I hate to lose Frattin But I like this pairing

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Joe_17

I think we need a bigger center than Gagner, but this guy is better than most think.  He has a much higher skill set than Bozak and would complement all of Kessel, Lupul and JVR ( plus MacA - lol) very well.  With Kadri, they would make a very effective 1 - 2 punch regardless of who plays 1C.  This cannot happen anyways if we have Grabo, so it all may be academic.

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

@Cameron19 @unclejakescards ya, i was just looking on capgeek , it would be tough , im hoping that young oilers team and their rookie gm see grabbo and liles as a great veteran presence and take those 2 ....... not for gagner , but some picks prospects .......

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Bobsyouruncle @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Maybe not cash strapped enough to move a top 3 pick - although again, the assumption there is that the pick is a guaranteed impact player; which is a big assumption, even that high in the draft. But maybe cash strapped enough to move a high-end prospect already in the system (i.e. Connolly), and say, his 33rd overall pick.  Something like, Grabovski for Lecavalier, Connolly, 2nd.

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I bet even owners overflowing with cash from their other enterprises perk up an ear at the opportunity to save themselves 30 million dollars.  

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

@Mind Bomb @unclejakescards lolol , i know eh ..... its still good asset management to me ..... leafs are building a winning team , so both goalies will look good , and will be a very valuable commodity in 2-3 years .......... which could be parlayed into something even more special ......

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Ensign  Yep I thought I remembered you like Bernier, :) Ya sucks about Frattin, but give to get and all, I Laughed at the Cost being Our 1st as well or Gardiner

jayman87
jayman87

@Cameron19 @unclejakescards @Joe_17  What if the leafs move grabo for picks/prospects and use those assets to trade to stl? I'm sure grabo has decent value, especially if leafs retain some of his contract. Would make an opening for big joe if he's ready to be on the team.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@unclejakescards @Cameron19 @Joe_17 I don't disagree, but if you hang on to him, add a center, and still have Grabovski in the line-up - where does he play?  Perhaps STL would accept something like Percy + 21st overall for Berglund. 

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

@Cameron19 @unclejakescards @Joe_17 i was ok with dealing frattin , but , colborne im not ok with , yet . big guys like him tend to take longer to develop , and not sure how good he will become yet ...... id rather hang on to big joe ...for now

Cameron19
Cameron19

@unclejakescards @Joe_17 I'm thinking a very Nonis approach would be to trade for Berglund, extend MacArthur, and sign Clarkson:

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J.V.R. (4.25) - Berglund (4.00) - Kessel (5.40)

Lupul (5.25) - Kadri (3.50) - Kulemin (2.80)

MacA (2.75) - Grabovski (5.50) - Clarkson (4.25)

D'Amigo (0.87) - McClement (1.5) - Orr (0.925)

McLaren (0.75)

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From a year to year perspective, you're swapping Bozak, Frattin and Komarov for Berglund, Clarkson and D'Amigo. A very safe approach. Most likely have to move Colborne to get Berglund. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Bobsyouruncle @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Yes, but we're not a team that loses 25 million a year, either. It could get kind of convoluted pretty easily though, I suppose.  Perhaps they trade down to the 6th overall pick, and then feel more comfortable swapping from there. The more I think about it though, the more I think these owners would still do these deals, but are more likely to move assets that are already in the system, so they can cover their tracks more easily.

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The Islanders for example have already turned the fans against Niederreiter and made it quite clear he annoys management - that's a guy you can move without stirring up a shit storm.  Connolly is a guy the Lightning could sell as having been injury prone and buried in depth behind Lecavalier and Stamkos, or what have you. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@unclejakescards @Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs But they're not a cap team anyways, so his cap hit isn't all that important.  They have an internal budget between 55 and 60 million that even Yzerman has alluded to. With the cap being 64, he's not really an issue for 2 more years. 

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Ohlund is a shitty situation for them though.  I am sure he is like Lombardi and was un-insurable when they signed that deal. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 @Mind Bomb Awesome. Yea, it will be back to school for me eventually.  I think I want to wind up being a school psychologist. Couple more years to finish that up.  Also really need to learn to speak French. *sigh*

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Just want to golf and relax this summer though.

Great Dane
Great Dane

@Cameron19  What are Nonis & Leiweke up to - they are up to something but I can't really figure that out

daniel marois
daniel marois

@Cameron19 @unclejakescards @Mind Bomb 

Fuhr for Dave Andreychuck?  Back-to-back 50 goal seasons in Tor (albeit first half of season was in Buffalo).  Potvin for Berard?  Prior to Berard's eye injury, he was the best d-man on the Leafs. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@unclejakescards @Cameron19 @Mind Bomb Ha, I hope so.  But Lombardi touched on this yesterday - he said you never get real value for goalies.  Look at Halak for instance.  I don't think you could ask for a better trading situation than the one Montreal had.  Halak fresh off one of the best playoff performances ever is thrown on the trade market because they already have Price. The best piece they got back was Lars Eller. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@unclejakescards @Mind Bomb  I will Like this trade when I see what Bernier Signs for, I am ok with it because After the goaltending whe have seen in the last 8 or so years, I aint complaining when they shore it up.