New York Islanders Daily: Leo Komarov Signing Already Looks Bad

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The New York Islanders signing of Leo Komarov already looks bad just eight games into the season. His advanced numbers are flat out awful.

It was easy to question if Garth Snow was still in charge of the New York Islanders when Leo Komarov was signed to a four-year deal. Komarov, 31, has been unimpressive so far and his advanced numbers are something out of a horror film.

We’ll start with his five on five play. Komarov, who’s a fine penalty killer, is flat out awful at five on five. His 5v5 corsi percentage is 30.32 percent. Of players who have played 40 minutes or more that ranks him 593rd. Dead last.

His game score numbers aren’t much better. His average game score is -0.16. Keep in mind that anything less than -0.15 is awful.

If the Islanders penalty kill was one of the bests in the league and the top-six was able to be productive like last year I’d be okay with dealing with him. But he’s a part of two bottom six lines that give you virtually nothing offensively.

The Islanders are 21st in the league killing off 75 percent of their penalties. With all these penalty kill specialists you’d think they’d be more effective.

Well, he’s got three more years to figure it out. Three more years of Leo Komarov making $3 million against the cap.

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