Island Nucklehead wrote:Jovocop wrote:
$4.2m for a depth that might never play another game is too much. As bad as Komisarek is, at the very least, he should be an upgrade over Alberts. Also, he is a RH defenseman that this team sorely needs. As long as Alberts is not on ice every game from now til the trading deadline, I would not mind taking Komisarek for Ballard now.
vs. Komisarek at $4.5? With a NMC? At least we can move/dump Ballard wherever we want. We take on Komi and we're stuck with him. Saving 900K dumping him in the minors isn't even an option. ADDING salary to our bottom pairing with a guy that will probably be bought out this summer? No thank you.
I'd rather dump Ballard for a draft pick than take on a worse contract that still might not play...
This is quoted from TSN's article about Komisarek:
The 31-year-old, who has no points in four games for Toronto this season, has a modified no-trade clause. He is in the fourth season of a five-year, $22.5 million contract, with an annual cap hit of $4.5 million.
I am not so sure about what it means by "modified". Anyhow, Komisarek could not crack the Leafs' top-six might not mean that he would not crack the Canucks' top-six. He does fill a need for the Canucks, a RH defenseman. Also, he could be the crease clearing defenseman that the Canucks need. I don't see much difference in terms of caps. It is slightly higher this year but it is also one year shorter than Ballard's contract. At the end of the day, it is not a good asset management to have a $4.2m defenseman sitting while playing two fringe defensemen instead. Ballard's trade value is not going to increase while sitting in the press box. The sooner the problem is addressed, the better it is for everyone.