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07-13-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gregor View Post
I'd wager it was a particular Buffalo sports writer.

Connolly will certainly be one of the more talked about players this season, given his talent, history, and new team.

He's never responded well to people looking at him critically, it will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

And yeah, you don't really hear that kind of stuff about Kessel anymore. So obviously a change in scenery can do wonders for a player or his reputation. Though the comparison isn't exactly fair: Tim's been in this league for quite some time.
I would think that Connolly is a good comparison to Kessel, the real difference is in the age factor but truthfully both are coming to the Leafs with virtually the same resume.

Both are Supremely skilled.

Both have injury history

Both were picked for their skill and scoring potential, when drafted.

Both seem to be Soft, Sullen, Difficult, Loner, Spoiled brat, Silver spoon kids, Entitled, Not team players.

Both almost the opposite of what you expect most hockey players to be.

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