Toronto Maple Leafs Look Ahead: Mike Komisarek Looks to Build off Tough Season

April 22nd, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

It certainly wasn't the kind of first season in Toronto that defenseman Mike Komisarek was hoping for.

After signing with the Maple Leafs in the off-season, leaving the rival Montreal Canadiens, he was expected to bring in the toughness, tenacity and experience that the team was in need of on the blue line.

Starting the first game of the season against his former team, Komisarek was paired up with Tomas Kaberle and Leaf Nation was ecstatic in anticipation of him playing his first game in a Leaf uniform.

The problem was that he let the atmosphere get to him and by the time he has gotten in a fight and taken five minor penalties, the Leafs had lost the affair in overtime.

It was a tough game for the experienced defender who, instead of letting his skill and physicality take over, let his frustration lead him to a night of disappointment. It didn't stop their though,and from then on the season was essentially a bust for Komisarek.

After playing just ...

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