Thread: Brett Connolly
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10-16-2011, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Felonious Python View Post
While the NHL is a performance league, it doesn't mean that development doesn't have it's place.

By far the first objective is to win each game, and if helping a talented prospect along, who can also help the team now accomplishes that, then that's what they'll do.

Basically, at the end of the year, no one gives a **** about how much better the individual players have gotten if they aren't winning.

and if Boucher was going to be knocking Connolly, he'd already be back in Prince George.

Pure point production isn't the end-all-be-all of how well a forward performs. Stammer, Vinny, and Marty aren't exactly lightning it up right now, but they still contribute game in and game out.
That's my point. It is not happening. If they were winning and he was helping along the way I would have no argument.

The 3 STARS you mention have a proven track record in the NHL over a full season(s). A 19 yr old does not. I have no idea what he can produce over a long, grinding season.

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