Does The Connolly Signing Make Grabovski Expendable?
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07-03-2011, 12:22 PM
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It will be interesting to see how Connolly does this year, his previous season high total was 65pts and he has never scored 20 goals yet. At 30, if he can have a career year it will be a good signing, I just haven't seen many 30 year olds hit their peak at 30, the positive about this signing is the term no doubt, 2 years is not much risk.
All he really needs to do is repeat his 48 game 08-09 season but not get hurt. That would be 78 points and +19 when everyone above him on the club was a minus player. I believe he played with Vanek that year who was similar to Kessel. The next year he was +10 and on a 70 point pace. I would guess 70 points might be possible again if he doesn't have injury or personal issues. If he hit 70 you would have to like the clubs chances at a playoff birth, and Kessel managing 40+ goals. 08 and 09 should be repeatable performances but we don't know what the Sabres know. What we do know is, no assets went out and its a good term.
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