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#1 SmogTownLeaf

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Was a little confused about this move. I would have thought that keeping him playing on North American ice would have been better for him. He'll just have to transition all over again next year (if that's the case). Thoughts?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

I think it's a great idea. Gives some younger players like Ross a chance to play more minutes. Komarov is already developed... Ross is not..

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

I think it's a great idea. Gives some younger players like Ross a chance to play more minutes. Komarov is already developed... Ross is not..

I agree. It gives Komorov the opportunity to go make better money while he waits for his chance to play in the NHL and opens a spot for the young guys to show their wares.

Its a win win.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

Was a little confused about this move. I would have thought that keeping him playing on North American ice would have been better for him. He'll just have to transition all over again next year (if that's the case). Thoughts?


For the competitive point of view, it would have been nice to keep him around because the Marlies would probably be a better team with him.

However, the AHL is a development league, and he's basically a fully developed guy playing for half the wage he could be making so it makes sense for him.

Meanwhile, the coaches have already had enough trouble trying to get some guys into games, and with Frattin coming back that didn't help the log jam, so at least they get that relief. As mentioned.

He already showed it only took a game or two to start producing on our ice, so getting him to transition to the North American style isn't so much a concern. Keeping in mind, an NHL training camp + preseason schedule is about the length of time it took him to get up to speed...so I don't think getting him to transition is that big of a concern.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

I think it's a great idea. Gives some younger players like Ross a chance to play more minutes. Komarov is already developed... Ross is not..


I agree... makes a world of sense to me. Komarov was brought over here to see if there was a spot for him on the Leafs, not the Marlies. I would also like to see Spencer Abbott get more playing time.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Was a little confused about this move. I would have thought that keeping him playing on North American ice would have been better for him. He'll just have to transition all over again next year (if that's the case). Thoughts?


I seems unnecessary to keep him here.

He was one of the higher producers on the marlies, not a struggler, so it obviously didn't take him much time to adjust to North American ice.

It's probably better for him to play with better players in the KHL, than to play with lower caliber players in the AHL.

Not to mention that he's not going to play in AHL when the season starts. He's either going to be with the Leafs or he's going to be in the KHL. He won't stay if they want him to be a career AHLer, he probably won't stay very long if they want him to spend a lot of time in the AHL.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

He will add toughness, net presence, being a nuisance & distraction to other teams.., as well as being somewhat offensive.., when he comes to the Leafs.. I just would have enjoyed watching him for the season with the Marlies... He was their number one goal scorer too.., up to this point... He will do good in the KHL...

To be honest.., he has the NA game down pretty good, already...

Sidenote: Russell_23 already started a thread about this in the Marlies section of the board..

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

You why to Komarova allowed to go to KHL? Disgrace! Omsk is indignant! :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

The AHL schedule is considerably tougher than the KHL. More games, more physical, more like the NHL. Now more than ever with the 'lock-out'. I think keeping him in Leaf Land and getting him 'climatized' to the North American game would have been the way to go.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

You why to Komarova allowed to go to KHL? Disgrace! Omsk is indignant! :)

?????????????? What..? I need more translation for this, "Ues... :huh:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:22 PM



Pretty sure this about sums it up as to why he'd rather play there lol

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=fmuF2UqV380

Pretty sure this about sums it up as to why he'd rather play there lol

Great to see him doing well already in the KHL.., but I really think it had more to do with money... Komar. said he wouldn't go over there, unless he could come back here when the season started up again..

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

?????????????? What..? I need more translation for this, "Ues... :huh:

I dislike Komarov. In Gagarin's cup-final was on the party of Omsk and was against the Moscow Dynamo.
Why released this provoker Komarov to Russia? :)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

Its quite simple actually... he came over to see if he could make the Leafs, not play with the Marlies. It only makes sense for him to want to go back to the KHL until the lockout ends. Its not disgraceful on his part, I appreciate the fact that he stuck around for a long as he did.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:09 AM

And at least he didn't openly whine and complain to the public about the money he was making in the AHL either, something a lot of players would do.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

I dislike Komarov. In Gagarin's cup-final was on the party of Omsk and was against the Moscow Dynamo.
Why released this provoker Komarov to Russia? :)

Oh... Well..., I understand, than...

But.., I like him... :)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Oh... Well..., I understand, than...

But.., I like him... :)



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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Looks like he's on the tow rope at the bunny hill haha

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

And at least he didn't openly whine and complain to the public about the money he was making in the AHL either, something a lot of players would do.

NHL is locked out so he bailed from the next 'best' league. Action speaks louder than words.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Developed players don't need to play in a development league.






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