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07-13-2011, 09:34 AM
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When you ask hockey people questions about Connolly the first thing they ask in return is: “Can we go off the record?” They want to tell you the story or at least their version of the story. They just don’t want their names attached to the Maple Leafs’ $9.5 million signing. Among the terms used to describe Connolly are: Soft. Sullen.

Difficult. Loner. Spoiled brat. Silver spoon kid. Entitled. Not a team player. Almost the opposite of what you expect most hockey players to be.

And one more thing: Supremely skilled.
I re-read the article and it was like Deja Vu, most of the things in the above quote, were almost identical to what we heard when Burke got Kessel from Boston.

Maybe the same anonymous source?

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