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10-16-2011, 04:26 PM
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If he was a Skinner or Hall he would have been playing in the NHL as an 18 yr old.
Skinner and Hall were also drafted by teams that needed bodies in the lineup.
In most cases, if a team drafts a player that's good enough to be on the roster for opening night, he will usually be there. (or at least get his 9. There may be contract issues in play.)
Connolly wasn't a pressing need to get into the lineup, and as others have said; He missed basically his entire draft year with injury, so he wasn't good enough at that point to have made the team, but if he was, he would have.
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