I am pretty sure someone will be charged with attempted murder after playing 3 straight games against Komarov— JaredOfLondon (@JaredOfLondon) April 29, 2013
Finnish Estonian Leo Komarov isn't the most-well-known name on the Leafs. He's no Phaneuf, Kessel, Kadri, or Reimer. But he is an important part of that team, or at least a regular roster player. Here's some info about the guy:
#47 / Right Wing / Toronto Maple Leafs
Jan 23, 1987
|2012 - Leo Komarov||42||4||5||9||-1||18||0||0||3||51|
As you can see, he's a rookie. So maybe he gets sat for the playoffs. Who knows? Here's how he's gotten used by the Leafs. Bubble size is TOI/Game. This is as of April 9th, 2013. The other bubbles are all forwards:
via Hockey Abstract
He's on twitter. He played for Dynamo Moscow during the lockout, and a bit for the Marlies as well. He's not all bad:
My thoughts and prayers are wit the people in Boston..#PrayForBoston— Leo Komarov (@LKomarov) April 16, 2013
But by the same token, if he gets playing time we're going to hate the hell out of him.
The Bottom Line - In order to stop him, the Bruins will need to keep a cool head. Or at least the important ones will. Shawn Thornton might drop the gloves or something, I don't know. But we don't need Chara tracking him down and taking 17 minutes worth of penalties. That's too easy a trade for the Leafs to make. You know, like this:
And now you better know a Dumb Jerk Leaf!