Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mea Culpa on Komisarek

Well, I'm not standing down on how I feel he's been playing of late, but Mike Komisarek didn't wind up on the third pairing in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.

In fact, he played nearly 10 minutes in the third period alongside Josh Gorges, while Roman Hamrlik played only five minutes in the third with Patrice Brisebois on his right.

Guy Carbonneau effectively skirted the question after the game, saying that Doug Jarvis wanted to spread the ice time a little more evenly.

Hamrlik, to be fair, was hurt in the Philadelphia game and didn't play the final five or six minutes or the overtime, though he says he's fine. The fact is he likely isn't, along with a bunchof his colleagues on defence like Gorges and possibly Komisarek.

Just further proof the Canadiens need to address the lack of depth on defence by Wednesday's deadline.

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