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02-21-2013, 11:16 AM
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Teams have inquired about Tim Connolly

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/trade...bout_connolly/



Tim Connolly’s return to the NHL may come sooner rather than later, but whether or not it will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs is in question as general manager Dave Nonis told Sportsnet 590 The Fan that a number of teams have called to inquire about the 31-year-old centre.

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Tim Connolly’s return to the NHL may come sooner rather than later, but whether or not it will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs is in question as general manager Dave Nonis told Sportsnet 590 The Fan that a number of teams have called to inquire about the 31-year-old centre.

“Is there a chance (Connolly) will be back (in the NHL)? No question,” Nonis told Brady and Lang in the morning. "We've had teams call on him. I would expect at some point whether it's with us or someone else that he'll be back in the NHL before the season's over."

Since joining the Marlies after clearing waivers, Connolly has scored five goals and netted two assists in seven games for the AHL affiliate.
Dave Nonis with Greg Brady and Jim Lang

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02-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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Yes, teams have contacted about Connolly...

Edmonton wanted Connolly but wanted us to take Horcoff

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He passed through waivers... does this mean we would take back some salary in return?

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ffs nobody's going to take this guy for a "good deal"

he can't even be given away without hurting us

i will forever remember, and mourn the day tim connolly was signed to this team, that's gm dismissal worthy in and of itself

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He passed through waivers... does this mean we would take back some salary in return?
One has nothing to do with the other.

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02-21-2013, 11:23 AM
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Teams have inquired about Tim Connolly, AKA prank calls to Nonis' cell phone.

"HEY DAVE HOW'S THAT CONNOLLY CONTRACT TREATIN' YA?"

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02-21-2013, 11:23 AM
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it would be nice to get a semi-useful player in return

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Why do we still have him if people have called? Get rid of him while you can

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it would be nice to get a semi-useful player in return
Nah, just get him out. A nice 4th rounder would suffice.

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Why do we still have him if people have called? Get rid of him while you can
1. Just because a team has called doesnt mean they want to pull the trigger on a deal.
2. The value that Connolly brings to the Marlies (skill, experience, chance at the playoffs) must be greater than what the other team is offering us.

Basically, hes a pending UFA in the AHL, if a team traded for him im sure they would try and do so for a conditional pick

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ffs nobody's going to take this guy for a "good deal"

he can't even be given away without hurting us

i will forever remember, and mourn the day tim connolly was signed to this team, that's gm dismissal worthy in and of itself
Connolly's two year contract has really destroyed this team...


It was a low-risk, high-reward type move, I don't have a problem with it. If he developed chemistry with Kessel and Lupul it would have been a fantastic signing; we all know this guys skill level.

Worst-case scenario is exactly what happened, he sucked for a year but never really hurt our team. He's gone by this off-season (most likely before then) and the signing never hurt anybody except for MLSE's wallet.

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02-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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What is TC worth?

Can we get a 2nd for him?

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What is TC worth?

Can we get a 2nd for him?
Dobutful, 5th-7th would be my guess.

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Who would want this passionless stiff with 7pts in 12 AHL games making 4.75m? If teams are calling, I'll drive him to the airport

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What is TC worth?

Can we get a 2nd for him?
Considering his contract is up at the end of this year I can see his value not being impacted TOO much by it, but a 2nd would be a stretch imo.

Then again you never know how much a contender is willing to give up for short-term center depth before a playoff run. Like the Kaberle trade, but obviously not for that kind of a return.

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Wow how this guy has fallen. Just a quick question or two: Is his brother supposed to be any better? Does he have any injury concerns as well? Thanks

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Connolly's two year contract has really destroyed this team...


It was a low-risk, high-reward type move, I don't have a problem with it. If he developed chemistry with Kessel and Lupul it would have been a fantastic signing; we all know this guys skill level.

Worst-case scenario is exactly what happened, he sucked for a year but never really hurt our team. He's gone by this off-season (most likely before then) and the signing never hurt anybody except for MLSE's wallet.


Of course it hurt our team. When you bring in a player with the low/non-existent compete level that a guy like Connolly has it permeates the overall work ethic and drive of a team. This guy was a colossal negative in terms of his input to the team.

I understand exactly why we signed him and never agreed with it.

If we can get a 7th or 5th round pick for him I'd jump on it.

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What a meatball, give me a conditional 6th and I'll have a hard time keeping a straight face from pure joy.

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Lombardi netted us a 4th (which could become a 3rd if he reinks) and was a 2 million dollar cap hit.

Connolly is worth at least what Lombardi netted in a trade as his contract is suppose to be under 2 million (does someone have the exact figure) and he has far higher upside than Lombardi.

Wolski also got traded last season for a 3rd after sitting on the bench almost all season.

I'm expect a 3rd for Connolly and at worst a 5th rounder in exchange from a team desperate for help at center.

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Wow how this guy has fallen. Just a quick question or two: Is his brother supposed to be any better? Does he have any injury concerns as well? Thanks
Brett? No relation.

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He passed through waivers... does this mean we would take back some salary in return?
Big market teams have trouble adding 4.7 million and not sending anything back

Small market teams have trouble paying 4.7 through an entire season.

Both these can be eased at the deadline.

Also, during training camp and before the season teams usually have too many bodies. It isn't until later with injuries and under-performers that holes open.

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He passed through waivers... does this mean we would take back some salary in return?
No doubt some teams may want to dump salary on the Leafs in exchange, however as the season progresses the cost of Connolly's expiring contract becomes less which makes him more tradeable without having to eat salary.

That said I also wouldn't expect much in return either if he is traded as its more a addition by subtraction benefit to the Leafs to dump him.

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Only should trade for someone on a one year deal or if someone wants to give up a pick.

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Big market teams have trouble adding 4.7 million and not sending anything back

Small market teams have trouble paying 4.7 through an entire season.

Both these can be eased at the deadline.

Also, during training camp and before the season teams usually have too many bodies. It isn't until later with injuries and under-performers that holes open.
Teams can also retain salary cap hits. It's why Toronto has a $1.5M hit and Phoenix a $2M hit for Lombardi.

The more salary the Leafs are willing to retain, the better the return.

However, the more salary the Leafs retain, the more they box themselves in when it comes to making upgrades to their actual roster. Careful dance.

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He passed through waivers... does this mean we would take back some salary in return?
Or retain some like Lombardi.

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