At 6'4'' and 240 pounds, Komisarek adds snarling menace to Montreal's backline and is happy to get as good as he gives. He ranked fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (207) this season. To many observers, he's a throwback. ''[In 1982, when] Scott Stevens came along, there were other players in the league like him who played hard and gritty and nasty,'' L.A. Kings coach Terry Murray told Sports Illustrated. ''Now, you see, who? Phaneuf and Komisarek.''
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