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Defending The Debonair Defenseman


Mike Komisarek

The man gets nothing but hate from every corner of Leafs Nation and pretty much every fan base who likes to rag on Leafs Nation.

But how bad is he? Here we have an exploration in comparison.

Post jump, I will compare the blonde bomber to other, similar stay-at-home defensemen.

Let's get it on!

First, Let me state that this is, at best, an incomplete study since it will only take into account this quarter season.  I was going to do a multi-year in depth look, but then realized that Komi only played 34 games last year and most of those while nursing one injury or another. But I digress, let's start with the big man himself.

Mike Komisarek

23 Games played

1 Goal, 6 assists +1, 16PIM, Hits 53

Pace 4 Goals, 21 assists, +1, 57PIM, Hits 188

QualComp : 0.091

QualTeam : -0.86

Cap hit. $4.5 mill per year

Really, not that bad of numbers for a rugged stay-at-home defensemen, overpaid a bit sure, but value isn't the be all end all here, we are trying to find out if he "sucks" or not.

Now on to the competition

Anton Volchenkov

12 Games Played

0 Goals, 0 assists, +4, 6PIM, 30 Hits

Pace 0 Goals, 0 assists, +4, 35PIM, 175 hits

QualComp: -0.109

QualTeam: -0.078

Cap Hit $4.25 mill per year

Zbynek Michalek

0 Goals, 5 Assists, -4, 6PIM, 13 Hits

Pace 0 Goals, 21 Assists, -4, 25PIM, 55 Hits

QualComp: 0.017

QualTeam: 0.064

Cap Hit $4 MIll per year

Robyn Regehr

24 Games Played, 0 Goals, 3 Assists, +4, 12PIM, 66 Hits

Pace 0 Goals, 10 Assists, +4, 40PIM, 222 Hits

QualComp: 0.061

QualTeam: -0.108

Cap Hit $4.02 Mill Per year

Steve Staios

13 Games PLayed, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 0, 13PIM, 15 hits

Pace, 5 goals, 5 assists, 0, 70PIM, 80 Hits

QualComp: -0.039

QualTeam: 0.304

Cap Hit$2.7 Mill Per Year

Hal Gill

Games Played 25, 0Goals 1 Assist, -6, 17PIM, 27 Hits

Pace 0 goals, 3 assists, -6, 55PIM, 88 Hits

QualComp: 0.069

QualTeam: -0.189

Cap Hit $2.25 Mill per year

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