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07-13-2011, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Budsfan View Post
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.
You can't compare the injuries and certainly not the skill level. How old was Kessel when he scored 36 for Bruins? 21? That's why Burke gave up so much in picks. Kessel has already proven he's a 30 goal scorer. Connolly has never hit 20 goals and only 60 points once. And he's 30 now. Kessel is not yet 25.
One thing I know for sure is I don't buy into these sullen loner junk. Media makes this crap up about players they don't like. When a guy gets traded multiple times, that does make me wonder. If Connolly is such a jerk and so hated why did the Sabres keep him so long?

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