Report: Maple Leafs D Mike Komisarek Wants Out, Leafs Nation Couldn’t Be Happier

March 2nd, 2013 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
According to Andy Strickland of, much maligned Toronto Maple Leafs defender Mike Komisarek has given a list of 12 teams to GM Dave Nonis that he would like to be traded to

Komisarek has been out since having mild episode of rage earlier in the season in which he broke a stick and the shrapnel from the stick got lodged in his eye.

When the Leafs initially brought the hard-hitting defender in on a free agent four-year contract, Komisarek was thought to be one of the most hated players to play against in the NHL. However, his time with the Leafs has proven those comments to be completely false.

With youngsters Mike Kostka, Mark Fraser, and Korbinian Holzer all getting playing time over him, this news of him asking out of town was only a matter of time.

A trade out of town might be asking too much out of Nonis, however, don't be surprised if a compliance buy-out is used to rid the Leafs of Komisarek. With Komisarek still owed over $4.5 million next year, teams won't be giving up much, if anything at all, to land him.

With defenceman Jake Gardiner close to returning, as well as Matt Frattin, and Joffrey Lupul in the n ...

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