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02-16-2011, 02:02 PM
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If the previous regime (Golisano/Quinn/Regier) were still in control, you could bet the house they'd keep Connolly under the charade that he makes them a contender in the playoffs - just like they've been saying the past 10 years.

However, I think Pegula is wise and savvy enough by all reports to know that:

1) No matter what kind of moves the team makes at the deadline, short of a complete overhaul, the Sabres will not win the Cup this year.

2) Connolly's past is well-documented - they haven't won anything with him so getting an asset back, even if just a draft pick, while shedding his contract, is smart business.

The biggest question really IMO is not if the Sabres can/should deal Connolly but moreso, will any other team be interested in him or view him as favorably as Regier always has.

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