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    Leafs sign Leo Komarov

    -Via Dreger

    6th round pick from 2006. Currently, playing in Moscow.

    They say he's a 4th line type.

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    Sweet...another bottom 6 player...Burke's getting all the ducks in a row for a serious Cup run now

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    Truculence.

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    He's a fan favorite in Finland and is known as a super pest. Guys like this have a need on our roster despite how much guys like Lavy cry about every move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halladaymvp View Post
    He's a fan favorite in Finland and is known as a super pest. Guys like this have a need on our roster despite how much guys like Lavy cry about every move.
    When he brings in someone with actual top 6 talent I'll stop crying...until then...fire Burke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavy16 View Post
    When he brings in someone with actual top 6 talent I'll stop crying...until then...fire Burke
    You do realize offense really wasnt the problem.

    The Leafs were 10th in goals and thats with dealing with a tremendous amount of injuries in the final 20 games. We were 29th in goals against.

    I'm not saying they shouldnt try to upgrade or add forwards but clearly getting a goaltender (and perhaps better dmen) has to be a priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    If you watched the recent Canada/Finland game, it took him about 10 minutes to piss off the Cdn. d-men and start drawing penalties.
    I did he looked like he was getting to them. By the sounds of it he knows his job and is good at it. If he makes the team next year, which... looks like they have confidence that he will, then it's a help for sure. He can take Crabb's spot or Brown.

    It definitely makes the bottom 6 look a bit better having a young pest like him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lavy16 View Post
    When he brings in someone with actual top 6 talent I'll stop crying...until then...fire Burke
    Yeah but this kind of move isn't a "Man Burke is dumb fire him" it's just a draft pick they signed that they hope makes an impact.


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    The thing about our bottom 6, especially this year under Carlyle, is that there's a need for players with defined roles that actually play that role. Our bottom 6 last year sucked period. Matt Frattin will fit well on the 3rd line next year. We had one guy that was an energy line(4th line) guy in Mike Brown. And one guy (face off specialist) in Steckel. The rest of the guys sucked. Rosehill, Armstrong, ect. You can't just take 6 or 7 plug forwards put em on the 3rd and 4th lines and say here we go.

    Under Carlyle one of the 3rd or 4th lines will be a specific checking line. A line that plays against the other teams top lines to effectively shut them down or limit their productivity. We don't have a whole lot of that one our bottom 6 if any right now. The other line will be your prototypical "energy line". A line that sees 5-7 mins a night but goes out on the ice like buzzsaws. Hit everything and anything that moves and tries to get the crowd into it at home or out of it on the road. A half decent cycle game is expected too here and there. Outside of Mike Brown we have absolutely none of that energy line type player. So people can bizitch and moan all they want about another bottom6 forward being brought in. But the fact of the matter is that he's a super pest and an energy player and he fits into the specific role needed/wanted on our so called energy line.

    Our bottom 6 needs alot of fixing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavy16 View Post
    When he brings in someone with actual top 6 talent I'll stop crying...until then...fire Burke
    When you actually realize the teams biggest needs then I can take you a little more seriously. Cry all you want about top 6 but the fact remains that over the past 3 or 4 years the team hasn't been able to keep the puck out the net. The offense has been really good or average over that span meanwhile, the goaltending has stunk as has the PK. To simply dismiss any move that doesn't involve the top 6 is ignorant. I feel like a broken record here as Leafs fans seem to fail to see our real issues start between the pipes and on the penalty kill which may or may not go hand-in-hand. Do we need a top center? of course. Should it be priority number one this summer? no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halladaymvp;22350841[B
    ]When you actually realize the teams biggest needs then I can take you a little more seriously.[/B] Cry all you want about top 6 but the fact remains that over the past 3 or 4 years the team hasn't been able to keep the puck out the net. The offense has been really good or average over that span meanwhile, the goaltending has stunk as has the PK. To simply dismiss any move that doesn't involve the top 6 is ignorant. I feel like a broken record here as Leafs fans seem to fail to see our real issues start between the pipes and on the penalty kill which may or may not go hand-in-hand. Do we need a top center? of course. Should it be priority number one this summer? no.
    I have mentioned in many posts that the Leafs need a number 1 proven goalie to make the playoffs. If making the playoffs is all you want then you'll be happy if they get a number 1 goalie. Remember, Burke builds his teams from the net out. He's proven that in his tenure with the Leafs. I'm not content with just making the playoffs. Burke has been in charge long enough to have the goaltending situation solidified. Do you honestly think that the current group of forwards could handle the playoffs? The injury prone Army, Lombardi, Lupul, Connolly, Grabs would be out after the first game. I'll be happy with a number 1 goalie and a number 1 center who can handle the playoffs. Could you imagine the Leafs meeting the Flyers in the 1st round. The medical staff would be working OT after game 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavy16 View Post
    I have mentioned in many posts that the Leafs need a number 1 proven goalie to make the playoffs. If making the playoffs is all you want then you'll be happy if they get a number 1 goalie. Remember, Burke builds his teams from the net out. He's proven that in his tenure with the Leafs. I'm not content with just making the playoffs. Burke has been in charge long enough to have the goaltending situation solidified. Do you honestly think that the current group of forwards could handle the playoffs? The injury prone Army, Lombardi, Lupul, Connolly, Grabs would be out after the first game. I'll be happy with a number 1 goalie and a number 1 center who can handle the playoffs. Could you imagine the Leafs meeting the Flyers in the 1st round. The medical staff would be working OT after game 1
    Right, because Philly made it how far these playoffs again? Beating the crap out of other teams isn't always the best option. The Wings seem to do just fine and they don't have any real scary power forward types. Bertuzzi is no longer that type of player. Burke has attempted to fix the goalie situation and failed, not much to say there. He knows as much as anyone he needs a goalie, I doubt he goes after Luongo but Vokoun may be a good stop gap solution. Finding a number one center is a hell of a lot harder to do then people think. Other teams just aren't going to give those guys away. Again though, you can deflect the stats all you want but the fact remains the PK has been this teams biggest issue and if it's not fixed immediately it will continue to kill any chance at the playoffs. Worry about size up front later on. Another thing, a guy like say Wayne Simmonds is pretty damn hard to find. They don't grow on trees plain and simple. It's why Burke rolled the dice on Biggs. Problem is, lets say Burke goes out and gets guys like that, they people will whine about something else. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't fanbase.

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    If you watched the recent Canada/Finland game, it took him about 10 minutes to piss off the Cdn. d-men and start drawing penalties.

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    Komarov has been said to be "Kaleta-like".

    I'd rather him then Army.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingerSoxMaster View Post
    The thing about our bottom 6, especially this year under Carlyle, is that there's a need for players with defined roles that actually play that role. Our bottom 6 last year sucked period. Matt Frattin will fit well on the 3rd line next year. We had one guy that was an energy line(4th line) guy in Mike Brown. And one guy (face off specialist) in Steckel. The rest of the guys sucked. Rosehill, Armstrong, ect. You can't just take 6 or 7 plug forwards put em on the 3rd and 4th lines and say here we go.

    Under Carlyle one of the 3rd or 4th lines will be a specific checking line. A line that plays against the other teams top lines to effectively shut them down or limit their productivity. We don't have a whole lot of that one our bottom 6 if any right now. The other line will be your prototypical "energy line". A line that sees 5-7 mins a night but goes out on the ice like buzzsaws. Hit everything and anything that moves and tries to get the crowd into it at home or out of it on the road. A half decent cycle game is expected too here and there. Outside of Mike Brown we have absolutely none of that energy line type player. So people can bizitch and moan all they want about another bottom6 forward being brought in. But the fact of the matter is that he's a super pest and an energy player and he fits into the specific role needed/wanted on our so called energy line.

    Our bottom 6 needs alot of fixing too.

    Agreed. Carlyle is high on a bottom 6 team... and ours is not close to being a good one. The ones we have you mentioned the guys who actually play rolls. When he won a cup, that's what they had. Guys like Niedermayer, Pahlsson, Travis Moen etc.

    Frattin would be nice, Brown is the fighter fast skater energy guy and Steckel is the face-off guy. That's it. If Komarov does make the team he can be the pest and gritty guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by OptiMized View Post
    Komarov has been said to be "Kaleta-like".

    I'd rather him then Army.
    Yeah but Kaleta isn't he like 6"2 something? Komarov is tiny. He's listed as 5"11 on skates.. so that's like 5"10


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    I guess I'll get to see him play in person in London because I just won tickets to the Leafs-Flyers preseason game off the radio

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