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willy29 02-06-2012 08:26 AM

where is Tim Connolly
 
Has Tim Connolly disappeared or has he been demoted? Don't notice him on the ice. Is he hurt?

Turk Broda 02-06-2012 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by willy29 (Post 43675685)
Has Tim Connolly disappeared or has he been demoted? Don't notice him on the ice. Is he hurt?

He's on a bus to Peoria.

mooseOAK* 02-06-2012 08:36 AM

No. 12 in the Leafs sweater.

willy29 02-06-2012 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Turk Broda (Post 43675731)
He's on a bus to Peoria.

LOL, too funny

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Originally Posted by mooseOAK (Post 43675897)
No. 12 in the Leafs sweater.

You notice him on the ice? Will have to look specifically for him instead of watching the puck

Darcy Tucker 02-06-2012 08:39 AM

he has not been that bad. Lombardi was a ghost until January.

SprDaVE 02-06-2012 08:48 AM

He's playing all right, of course nowhere near what the impact he should have though.

He's not liability and does add some skill to the third line, so I don't mind his role right now.

Same with Lombardi I suppose.

GhettoHockey 02-06-2012 08:49 AM

if you look at the start of the year to earlier posts, as a fan base, we weren't expecting much from these two...

Tim Connolly: Gp:40 G:7 A:17 P:24
Lombardi: Gp: 34 G:6 A:5 P: 11

Combined thats GP:74 G: 13 A:22 P: 35

if they finished with a combined 60-70 points i'd be happy i see them as temporary replacements going forward.

Darcy Tucker 02-06-2012 08:51 AM

Connolly is still on pace for a 49 point season. His production has tapered off but he can be a dangerous play maker for us at times and he knows whats he doing in his own end. I have a feeling he will be big for us in the playoffs. And all it took was money to acquire him. Not the worst signing ever. Can still be a good one.

SteveV* 02-06-2012 08:55 AM

Connolly has been invisible, which generally happens when you're on a line with Lombardi. Crabb also looks lost, that line needs to be broken up.

Paris in Flames 02-06-2012 08:55 AM

Troll or not, this thread isn't entirely inaccurate. I can't remember the last time I saw Connolly make an impact.

Darcy Tucker 02-06-2012 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveV (Post 43676293)
Connolly has been invisible, which generally happens when you're on a line with Lombardi. Crabb also looks lost, that line needs to be broken up.

Connolly needs to play with either big mucking forecheckers to make room for him or highly skilled scorers. Unfortunately hes stuck with Lombardi.

Augustus 02-06-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Paris in Flames (Post 43676307)
Troll or not, this thread isn't entirely inaccurate. I can't remember the last time I saw Connolly make an impact.

When he signed with the Leafs?

SteveV* 02-06-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Darcy Tucker (Post 43676327)
Connolly needs to play with either big mucking forecheckers to make room for him or highly skilled scorers. Unfortunately hes stuck with Lombardi.

Might be time to move Armstrong up to the third line, although I'm loving that fourth right now.

Patty Lee 02-06-2012 08:57 AM

3rd line center and on the 2nd pp

not hard to see

Darcy Tucker 02-06-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Paris in Flames (Post 43676307)
Troll or not, this thread isn't entirely inaccurate. I can't remember the last time I saw Connolly make an impact.

I can , in the 1-0 Pittsburgh game he made a crucial stick check infront of the net to prevent a goal.

vezna* 02-06-2012 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Paris in Flames (Post 43676307)
Troll or not, this thread isn't entirely inaccurate. I can't remember the last time I saw Connolly make an impact.

maybe you should pay more attention

RomanianLeafs 02-06-2012 09:24 AM

on a line with 2 guys no one would succeed...put bozak there and you would wonder where is bozak...

number72 02-06-2012 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by willy29 (Post 43675685)
Has Tim Connolly disappeared or has he been demoted? Don't notice him on the ice. Is he hurt?

He got injured twice.And Bozak rejoined the first line and produced so there is no reason to tinker with that line (ignoring how they get hemmed into their own zone and give up goals). MKG is looking strong and so the best spot for Connolly is third. And he will remain there until the Kessel line gets cold or another center gets injured.

Next year will be interesting if Colborne is NHL ready. The leafs will have 4 top 3 centers (assuming grabbo is resigned of course) plus lombardi, steckel.

Swervin81 02-06-2012 09:30 AM

You know, that is actually a VERY good question. In fact...

http://i.imgur.com/D6Lq8.jpg

Darcy Tucker 02-06-2012 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Swervin81 (Post 43677113)
You know, that is actually a VERY good question. In fact...

http://i.imgur.com/D6Lq8.jpg

even tho that image is a joke, it really should not be signed "Leaf Nation". not all of us are that ignorant.

Hero 02-06-2012 10:27 AM

He's been fine, hard to produce when on the 3rd line with nobody who can snipe.

Pilot 02-06-2012 12:31 PM

I think Connolly is playing great. He has had a little bad luck - or playing with guys who aren't up to speed with his creativity - always seems like his passes are just out of reach or not quite picked up clean.

He had a great productive stretch early on.

Erza Scarlet 02-06-2012 12:32 PM

plays on the 3rd line. He was solid until around 12 games ago.

Leafidelity 02-06-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by willy29 (Post 43675685)
Has Tim Connolly disappeared or has he been demoted? Don't notice him on the ice. Is he hurt?

Making sure the 3rd line isn't a defensive liability. It's working too.

Mess 02-06-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GhettoHockey (Post 43676143)
if you look at the start of the year to earlier posts, as a fan base, we weren't expecting much from these two...

Tim Connolly: Gp:40 G:7 A:17 P:24
Lombardi: Gp: 34 G:6 A:5 P: 11

Combined thats GP:74 G: 13 A:22 P: 35

if they finished with a combined 60-70 points i'd be happy i see them as temporary replacements going forward.

Their combined Cap cost is $4.75 mil + $3.5 mil = $8.25 mil.

You know the kind of player a team can have in its line-up for that amount of cap ??

Only 3 NHL players Crosby, Malkin and Ovechkin have a higher cap hit.


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