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04-05-2013, 12:57 AM
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Asked, with the oft-injured Connolly, to carry the mail as a top-line center after Drury and Briere left. He seems like a solid, solid #2 who can play in all situations and compliment a team with an established #1 center. He didn't have that in Buffalo and he wasn't up to the task. The '09-'10 playoff ouster weighed heavily on many, he was basically a non-factor on the scoresheet and then didn't say the right things when they cleaned out their lockers. The following season, Kulikov put him out with a serious leg injury, he rehab'd and came back for a single playoff game against the Flyers (for which people ragged on him for not playing well). The injury some have talked about being a full year recovery, and he played regularly with a shoulder issue that Dallas had him fix surgically.

Good complimentary player, not the guy to lead a team however. Glad he's fit in well in limited action for the Canucks.

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