Mike Komisarek
American ice hockey player
Mike Komisarek
Michael Komisarek is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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Burke Has to Accept Responsibilty
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
(MONTREAL) — It’s over. A season that began with a lot of promise came to a slow and painful end for the Maple Leafs on Saturday after posting a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens The game itself was inconsequential with both teams well out of a playoff spot. The good news is the Leafs failure to grab any point in the match resulted in a 26th overall finish, meaning they go into Tuesday’s draft lottery with an 8.1% chance of winning the first overall selection. On February 6th, the Leafs were nine games over .500 and looking as good as they have in several years. Despite some weaknesses, they managed to gut out victories. But something changed… The team’s ability to compete suddenly vanished. A slide of epic proportions saw them fade into obscurity. In the early stages of their slide, Leafs GM Brian Burke said he felt trade deadline talk being a distraction the locker room. “I think it’s remarkable that players have kept their focus through this time” Burke said when the ...
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Another Beantown Beatdown
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
BOSTON – Like the Bruins have done all season, Boston demoralized the Maple Leafs as they beat down Toronto 8-0 to clean sweep the season series. Any momentum James Reimer and the Maple Leafs appeared to gain over the past two games vanished quicker than any small increment of hope they may have had of making a run at the post-season after a pair of back-to-back victories. The Leafs fell apart just 2:25 into the game.  Luke Schenn was unsuccessful in a clearing attempt.  The puck would find Chris Kelly who would dance around a diving Reimer allowing the left side of the goal completely wide open. 3:15 later, Reimer would lose sight of the puck, allowing unlikely goal scorer Gregory Campbell to make it a 2-0 game. A deflection would lead to Benoit Pouliot’s 11th of the season, and the rout was officially on. 3-0 Boston Bruins and at this point the Leafs had failed to record a single shot on goal. Jay Rosehill would take a roughing penalty shortly afterwards which sparked a f ...
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Leafs Win War of a Game
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
By: David Alter OTTAWA — It’s an often-used cliché when a team uses the excuse “the puck didn’t bounce our way.”  It was commonly heard from the Maple Leafs when they were going through their massive slide that started in early February.  On this night, a bounce definitely went their way…An awkward one that ended up being key in the Leafs 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. James Reimer continued his dominance at Scotiabank Place.  He’s now 4-0 in Ottawa and was 1:09 away from grabbing back-to-back shutouts in this building, only to have Colin Greening play spoiler.  More importantly, Reimer got back-to-back victories, something this team hasn’t done since their early February swoon. “A good couple of games don’t mean anything unless you keep it going,” said Reimer.  “Tonight was good but it won’t mean much if we go to Boston and don’t have another good game. The first goal of the game gave the Maple Leafs a lead they would never give up and they wouldn’t even score it. Sen ...
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27.5 Sentences About The Mikhail Grabovski Contract
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
1. At first, $5.5 million/year struck me as a considerable overpayment. 2. On reflection, it’s a slight overpayment….but the Leafs had no choice but to make said overpayment. 3. It’s laughable to think the Grabovski deal with create “cap issues” for the Maple Leafs this summer, next fall, the next summer, and the fall after that. 4. Those cap issues are related to the contracts of (sit down for safety..): Mike Komisarek, Colby Armstrong, Matthew Lombardi, Tim Connolly, & John-Michael Liles…ooh, AND the fact that if they’re ever to make the playoffs, and (gulp!) advance in them as 59 different hockey collectives have done since the Leafs last did, they may need to spend money on a goaltender.  Good luck there. 5. Grabovski held all the power and all the leverage in this negotiation — so of course the Leafs overspent…and it was the only course of action. 6. Once Ales Hemsky got $5 million a year (again, NOT a crazy overpayment given market tendencies and comparable players ...
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Right Coach, Wrong Talent Level?
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
So there it is.  Ron Wilson has been fired.  All the great ones get fired.  Scotty Bowman in Buffalo….Bryan Murray in Detroit, Mike Keenan in (insert any of seven North American NHL markets here).  Some of you will take great umbrage with describing Ron Wilson as a “great” coach.  And that’s fair, but you don’t last as long as Wilson has in the NHL, with a tremendous international coaching resume as well by being a BAD coach. I don’t need to defend his resume here as I’ve done previously so I won’t, but he is a lock to go into the US Hockey Hall of Fame and in the NHL, his most impressive accomplishments still remain taking the 1998 Washington Capitals, a 90 point regular season team to the Stanley Cup Finals, and winning five playoff rounds in four straight seasons with the San Jose Sharks, with the average-at-best Evgeni Nabokov as their starting goaltender. Did he make mistakes here in Toronto?  Oh sure, but I’d still maintain the same consistent comments I always have regarding ...
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Ron Wilson Will Pay Price For Leaf Players Gone Absent
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
Being at the Air Canada Centre, it was a sight (and obviously) sound that’s all-too familiar to Toronto Maple Leafs fans.  Early deficits in critical playoff-stretch games.  Mock cheering of a young goaltender who was the figurative toast of the town twelve months ago.  And the considerable desire, maybe overwhelming, for a fanbase to rid itself of its head coach — a man with far more accomplishments, bar none, in the sport of ice hockey than any of his players, any of his assistants, and certainly any of his bosses in a crowded Maple Leafs executive box. You can have Burke’s lone Stanley Cup ring — credit for that, it certainly was an impressive accomplishment, I mean that.  Burke gets credit for being on the positive receiving end of the Chris Pronger trade which Pronger and agent commandeered to get himself out of Edmonton after one lone season when Pronger and company won fifteen playoff games — fifteen more than Edmonton (or Toronto, for that matter) has won since then.  Burke c ...
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VIDEO: Ron Wilson on Trade Deadline Day
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
By: David Alter Maple Leafs Head Coach <a class="fplink fp-673848" href="/Ron+Wilson+1">Ron Wilson</a> discusses the team’s vibe at practice during trade deadline day.  Wilson also talks about inserting <a class="fplink fp-607858" href="/Mike+Komisarek+1">Mike Komisarek</a> into the lineup and more.
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Leafs Move Chess Pieces On Grabovski
Fan 590 - about 5 years
I wouldn’t call it “dirty pool” and I’m not, but the news leaking out of the Maple Leafs adminstration’s pre-deadline “Camp David” that the team has an “offer on the table” for Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski is intriguing for a number of reasons.  It is, however, a type of “pool” that some GMs shy away from, and an equal amount find is not the best way to do business. Grabovski has turned in a centre of considerable quality in the NHL. Not too sure he’s a bonafide #1 and I think he’s too inconsistent and too streaky to ever lob 75-80 points up consistently in a season, and sure the quality of your linemates and the power-play time you receive factors into that.  Matt Stajan was a 14-40-55 centre on a moribund 2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs team and got plenty of even-strength time, almost always on the #1 power play unit (remember, this is the year BEFORE Phil Kessel arrived).  Is Matt Stajan getting that time and can he put up those points 0n any of twenty other teams that season?  Rea ...
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Mike Komisarek a healthy scratch
Calgary Sun - about 5 years
For <a class="fplink fp-607858" href="/mike+komisarek+1">Mike Komisarek</a>, it was the Idle of Ontario.
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Schenn signs new contract with Leafs - Toronto Star
Google News - over 5 years
Schenn now becomes the fourth-highest paid member of the Toronto blue line corps behind Dion Phaneuf, Mike Komisarek and John-Michael Liles. A five-year deal would take Schenn one year into his projected unrestricted free agent years
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Leafs: Let's try this, again - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
As Dion Phaneuf, Mike Komisarek and Carl Gunnarsson and others sputtered in the first half with injuries and other problems, Brett Lebda was not the answer, Korbinian Holzer was unprepared to make the jump, Matt Lashoff seemed marooned with the Marlies
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Training Camp Battles: D2 (It's Knuckle Puck Time) - Editor In Leaf
Google News - over 5 years
Since most of you are probably shaking your heads at my inclusion of Mike Komisarek on this list, we&#39;ll tackle the big dummy first. Yes, Komisarek has been one of the biggest busts of Brian Burke&#39;s time in Toronto. Brought on to be a mainstay on the
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Toronto Maple Leafs: Predicting the Top 5 Sin Bin Goons - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Komisarek was third on the team last year with 86 PIM and eight fighting majors. I would have him higher up this list, but I expect his ice-time to be reduced this year with the addition of defenders Cody Franson and John-Michael Liles
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Simmons on NHL fighting: Let the players decide - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Komisarek; 5. Joffrey Lupul; 6. John-Michael Liles. And by most hockey standards, at least four of them, possibly five, are considered bad contracts. The Kessel contract is fair value for what he does. Alex Anthopoulos may be pushing the Jose
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Friday Night Fights: Michael Komisarek vs Milan Lucic - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Google News - over 5 years
The only thing worse than watching Mike Komisarek play hockey is having to type his name about fifty times. and Milan Lucic is a tough guy who an score… reminds me of Rick Tocchet in his heyday. FLYERROB ! YOU STAY AWESOME FLYERS FANS !
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Toronto Maple Leafs: 8 Bold Predictions for the 2011-2012 Season - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
... the ability to get sent down without clearing waivers, unlike pretty much all of the Leafs defenseman, so I expect him to be sent down, not because he wasn&#39;t good enough to make the squad, but because the Leafs still haven&#39;t traded Mike Komisarek
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NHL Trade Rumors: No Go on Mike Komisarek to the New York Islanders - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking to move Mike Komisarek. One possible destination could have been the New York Islanders, Komisarek&#39;s hometown team. After all, the Islanders are in serious need of a defenseman and the free agent pool has dried
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Komisarek
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    On January 9, 2015 Michigan Wolverines head coach Red Berenson announced that Komisarek would join the coaching staff as an undergraduate student assistant.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    In 2014, Komisarek announced that he would be resuming studies at the University of Michigan through the athletic department's Degree Completion Program.
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    In September 2014, Komisarek was signed to a Professional Tryout Contract by the New Jersey Devils, but was released from it shortly after.
    More Details Hide Details Komisarek is of Polish descent. His father, Roman Komisarek, was 24 when he moved to the U.S., where he eventually opened an auto-body repair shop on Long Island. Roman Komisarek left his wife Kathy behind in Poland until he could earn enough to afford an apartment and support her. Speaking of his parents' move to the U.S., Komisarek stated that, "At that time, my parents knew they wanted to start a family and give me and my sister a better opportunity. My father) moved to Brooklyn, found a job and didn't know the language at all. He just had the clothes on his back. Now, we have a nice home on Long Island, and my parents provided everything we ever needed. I always carried that with me. I always wanted to make them proud." Komisarek also has a sister named Joanne, who is two years younger than he is. His sister is a graduate of Boston College. He also speaks Polish.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    On July 5, 2013, he signed as a free agent to a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the Carolina Hurricanes.
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    With one year left on his contract with the Maple Leafs, Komisarek was released as a free agent after his contract was used in a compliance buy-out on July 2, 2013.
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    On March 21, 2013, he cleared waivers and with his permission he was assigned to the Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.
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    On March 20, 2013 Komisarek was placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    This also meant Komisarek would miss the 2010 Winter Olympics, as he was chosen to represent Team USA.
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    On January 2, 2010, Komisarek injured his shoulder in a game against the Calgary Flames, and on February 3, 2010, it was revealed he would require season-ending surgery.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    In July 2009, Komisarek signed a 5-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, averaging $4.5 million per season.
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    On January 5, 2009 played in the 57th NHL All-Star Game and was named a starter as voted by the fans alongside his defense partner Andrei Markov.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    During the 2007-08 season, Komisarek led the league with 227 blocked shots and finished second in hits with 266 having played only 75 games.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In the 2006-07 regular season, Komisarek tied Mike Commodore of the Calgary Flames for most shorthanded goals scored among defensemen, with 2.
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    Komisarek scored his first NHL goal, vs the Washington Capitals on March 20, 2006, where he was named the first star of the game.
    More Details Hide Details His willingness to stand up for his teammates and his hard-hitting style made him a fan favourite in the Bell Centre.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    Komisarek's mother, Kathy, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2005 and died in November 2005.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 20
    He played his first NHL game in the 2002–03 season with the Canadiens.
    More Details Hide Details He re-signed with the Canadiens in 2007 for a 2-year contract for 3.5 million dollars, along with his friend Christopher Higgins, who is also from Long Island.
  • 2001
    Age 19
    After two seasons with the University of Michigan, Komisarek was selected seventh overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1982.
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