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02-20-2013, 02:00 PM
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nyi/tb

to ny islanders:
brett connolly


to tampa bay:
nino niederreiter



change of scenery for both former 1st rd picks how can't crack their nhl teams lineup this year.

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02-20-2013, 02:02 PM
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to ny islanders:
brett connolly


to tampa bay:
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change of scenery for both former 1st rd picks how can't crack their nhl teams lineup this year.
not a chance in hell.

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I would not trade nino for Connolly...

No From NYi

If NYI liked him so much, they should/could have drafted him. They didnt

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I would not trade nino for Connolly...

No From NYi

If NYI liked him so much, they should/could have drafted him. They didnt
Nino is exactly what the Isles need right now. A dude with size who actually uses it. Oh, and a guy who can put the puck in the net.

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Connolly outscored Nino in the AHL and NHL, I wouldn't do this deal. Connolly is going to make the lineup next year for sure.

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02-20-2013, 02:28 PM
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Tampa is happy with Connolly's development I think. He has
49 22 23 45 +10 as a 20 year old in the AHL, which is pretty good.

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02-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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Nah, we will keep Connolly

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02-20-2013, 02:45 PM
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I would not trade nino for Connolly...

No From NYi

If NYI liked him so much, they should/could have drafted him. They didnt
I would. 1 player early in his career has shown that he can succeed. The other is shown he can struggle.

Plenty of time for Nino to turn it around, but if there's one deal to take for Nino it would be this one.

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02-20-2013, 02:50 PM
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Connolly isn't in the AHL because he is not good enough, he is in the AHL to learn how to lead a team. How to be the key cog on the ice. Tampa has the luxury to play young, hungry, NHL ready forwards in the AHL. He will be in Tampa next year. It's not like Nino who isn't able to crack the roster, Steve Yzerman decided that he won't get a callup this year, it doesn't care what happens.

I absolutly expect him to become the player everyone expected out of him, he just needed a year more than expected.

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I don't think either team does it. Both players struggled last year and are having success in the AHL this year. Both will most likely play a top-6 role for their team next year.

Neither needs a change of scenery, they just needed time to learn at the pro level.

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02-20-2013, 02:53 PM
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Connolly isn't in the AHL because he is not good enough, he is in the AHL to learn how to lead a team. How to be the key cog on the ice. Tampa has the luxury to play young, hungry, NHL ready forwards in the AHL. He will be in Tampa next year. It's not like Nino who isn't able to crack the roster, Steve Yzerman decided that he won't get a callup this year, it doesn't care what happens.
Nino was in the same situation....given the 5 day training camp, the team decided to leave him (and Donavan, and Nelson) in the AHL were he could play top-line minutes. The only high level prospects brought into camp were Strome and Reinhart, neither of whom was given a shot to actually make the team.

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02-20-2013, 04:07 PM
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not a chance in hell.
I agree. Not a chance in he'll the Icelanders do this. Nino is still considered a better prospect with a brighter future

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02-20-2013, 07:16 PM
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Tampa gets bent over. Connolly has done much more in the NHL and AHL than Nino. Better prospect?

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Tampa Bay politely declines.

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02-20-2013, 07:39 PM
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Both teams like their prospect better at this point. I say no from Islanders standpoint.

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I agree. Not a chance in he'll the Icelanders do this. Nino is still considered a better prospect with a brighter future
Not sure if serious?

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Both team's fans say no so it's probably a fair proposal. I wouldn't hate it as a Lightning fan but I wouldn't pull the trigger. Connolly's attitude and play has really impressed me in Syracuse.

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02-20-2013, 08:26 PM
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I agree. Not a chance in he'll the Icelanders do this. Nino is still considered a better prospect with a brighter future
Connolly has better finishing ability but Nino can have a more well rounded game with only a faint dropoff in scoring ability. There is not much difference between the two except one very significant difference: I trust the ability of Jon Cooper and the rest of the TB organization to develop Connolly properly. I don't trust the Isles ability to do the same with Nino, so I wouldn't trade for him.

For the record, i'm not a huge Connolly fan, either.

EDIT: clarity, changed scoring touch to finishing ability

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02-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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Connolly isn't in the AHL because he is not good enough, he is in the AHL to learn how to lead a team. How to be the key cog on the ice. Tampa has the luxury to play young, hungry, NHL ready forwards in the AHL. He will be in Tampa next year. It's not like Nino who isn't able to crack the roster, Steve Yzerman decided that he won't get a callup this year, it doesn't care what happens.

I don't buy that for a second, he has better leaders to learn from IN the NHL. Hate to break it to you, he's in the AHL because he is not ready and has things to learn.

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02-20-2013, 08:54 PM
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I don't buy that for a second, he has better leaders to learn from IN the NHL. Hate to break it to you, he's in the AHL because he is not ready and has things to learn.
Not ready to play in the NHL? That is way off the mark, he would be playing on most teams in this league. He is averaging a PPG in the AHL; but I do agree he would be better served in the minors and would add that it is the ideal place for him to be right now. Considering how stocked we are up front, we can afford to let Connolly develop longer and add some more muscle.

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02-20-2013, 09:01 PM
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I don't buy that for a second, he has better leaders to learn from IN the NHL. Hate to break it to you, he's in the AHL because he is not ready and has things to learn.
Here is what SY had to say about it:

Yzerman said Connolly, 20, "is not in jail. I'm very pleased with his development. He's going to be a good player for us. We just felt at this time for our needs in Tampa, the role that he would play here, he's better off playing there."

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Not sure if serious?
Maybe you should surf the web with an adult then

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Nino the beast!!! 55 games played and an outstanding single point!

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Maybe you should surf the web with an adult then
I have your mom right here sitting on my lap. How is Nino considered better cause he was picked one spot ahead?

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