Just ask Mike Komisarek how it feels to be a bystander.
Ego, jealousy, anger - they all run rampant when your skills remain unused. But the feeling of helplessness lingers the most as you watch player after player jump over the boards, while you wait on the bench as your number gets called less and less.
His eyes are unmistakable. Success hides a lot of pain. For Mikhail Grabovski, the Leafs ascent to hockey relevance can only be bittersweet.