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.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    this is the big news of the day

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    this is the big news of the day

  • Black_Hawk

    waste if you ask me

    • Maneet4

      Black_Hawk how is it a waste again? i think if we could have traded him in ANY package that Nonis would have done that by now, don’t you? We have compliance buyouts.

      • Cameron19

        Maneet4 Black_Hawk For the richest franchise in the sport to use a once in a hockey generation opportunity to buyout a guy owed a measly 3.5 million dollars is a total waste. This is a chance to use our considerable wealth.  If we blow it, it is a massive disservice to this fan base.

        • .JVR.

          Cameron19
          Still have a buyout left and who knows, maybe The Coun….. er Bettman notified all the GMs that trading for a playing the then using a compliance buyout on him would not be tolerated.

        • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Black_Hawk 
          Agreed.  However, I’m sure Nonis is exploring these avenues in taking on other teams mistakes in order to get top assets.  If no one is willing to part ways in such a fashion…then it is what it is.  Takes 2 to dance.

        • Cameron19

          .JVR. Cameron19 There’s nothing in the rules against it, so he really can’t say a damn thing.

        • Cameron19

          Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Cameron19 Maneet4 Black_Hawk True, but (a) I really doubt the owners of those two teams aren’t willing to part with assets to save themselves 24-30 million dollars, and (b) even if nothing materializes, we need to save a buyout for Grabovski.

        • .JVR.

          Cameron19
          Grabovski won’t be bought out

        • Xxxxxnew

          Can’t see why the league would care. Not a cap circumvention issue, which is what they don’t want.

        • djamon

          Cameron19 Agree 100%. Unless Nonis needs the money right now this is a foolish and short-sighted move.

        • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

          Cameron19 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Maneet4 Black_Hawk 
          Personally, I think there could be something to the Tampa / Lecav rumors.  In essence, Vinny could be traded to Toronto, bought out, and re-sign in Tampa at a reduced rate…and not even take a step outside of Florida.  If there’s a buyout to be bought….I think it’s Tampa.

        • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

          Cameron19 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Maneet4 Black_Hawk 
          Personally, I think there could be something to the Tampa / Lecav rumors.  In essence, Vinny could be traded to Toronto, bought out, and re-sign in Tampa at a reduced rate…and not even take a step outside of Florida.  If there’s a buyout to be bought….I think it’s Tampa.

        • Cameron19

          Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Cameron19 Maneet4 Black_Hawk I think there’s something to both situations. The Islanders have assets to dump, and Wang is cheap as fuck.

        • Maneet4

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Black_Hawk I don’t disagree with you but you not getting my point. What if this is the ONLY option we have available to us? Would you rather keep him for 1 year at $4.5 million or buy him out.  Again show me the evidence that Nonis is choosing to buy him out rather than making a better hockey decision?

  • Irishfanman

    A must do move with the cap coming down, waste or not.

  • Irishfanman

    Hopefully opens a spot for Ranger if he is willing.

    • Pent_House

      Irishfanman no thanks.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    wonder if anyone else will extent a contract to komo after hes officially bought out

    • Xxxxxnew

      Might find a spot with a team playing the right system.

      • Dangle_My_Berries

        Xxxxxnew i even thought that in limited time with the Leafs this season he doesnt look too bad, but it was early in the season at that point

  • .JVR.

    Meh, I think we all knew this was coming.
    (now back to the Bernier talk, haha)

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      .JVR. i gotta say, im excited to see Reimer and Bernier battle for the net next season

  • Beleafer29

    Is this post really a shocker??  Too bad for Komi, I thought he would be a beast here.  Never really gelled under Wilson!  Most didn’t I guess!

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Komi is a Burke gaffe !!!!!!!!!!!!  NEVER should have picked this habs garbage.

  • ProfessorRance

    Is it a buyout or compliance buyout?