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07-12-2011, 05:50 PM
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Toronto Sun piece on Tiny Tim

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/12...s-always-a-but

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I think he will be successful in Toronto.

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I think he will be successful in Toronto.
If success is counted in boos and injuries

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I think he will be successful in Toronto.
Absolutely.

We all know how Timmy thrives under the pressure of high expectations to produce as a #1 center, and how positively his game responds to intense scrutiny and sometimes criticism from the fans and local media.

Toronto seems like the perfect place for him. I'm sure it will all work out fine.

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Absolutely.

We all know how Timmy thrives under the pressure of high expectations to produce as a #1 center, and how positively his game responds to intense scrutiny and sometimes criticism from the fans and local media.

Toronto seems like the perfect place for him. I'm sure it will all work out fine.
You forgot this

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Absolutely.

We all know how Timmy thrives under the pressure of high expectations to produce as a #1 center, and how positively his game responds to intense scrutiny and sometimes criticism from the fans and local media.

Toronto seems like the perfect place for him. I'm sure it will all work out fine.
LOL while reading entire article.

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Among the terms used to describe Connolly are: Soft. Sullen.

Difficult. Loner. Spoiled brat. Silver spoon kid. Entitled. Not a team player. Almost the opposite of what you expect most hockey players to be.
Aaaaaaandddd stop.

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at least they wont hate him in Toronto for not scoring any playoff goals.

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Wait.... How the **** did I miss this:

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And this season, with the Sabres going from low budget to high spending, the decision was made to walk away. The determination was rather basic really. In order to spend what new owner Terry Pegula wanted to spend, he needed general manager Darcy Regier to let some players leave. Connolly was one of those players.

This came after a playoff game in which Connolly skated to the Sabres bench and was asked by a television announcer why he was so glum. His answer, paraphrased: How would you feel if the entire arena hated you?
???????? How did I miss this? Someone elaborate?

Ah.... So he got paid and pouted for 3 years. I ****ing hate this toolbag, sorry. Good ****ing riddance. We hated you because you were a vajean that didn't put forth your best effort.

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It's a more insightful and better researched article than anything I've seen written in TBN about Connolly. I like the shot at Milbury.

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“The first mistake in Connolly’s career was being kept by the Islanders,” said Bassin. “He wasn’t ready for the NHL. He should have been sent back to junior. I remember going to a game and talking to Butch Goring (Islanders’ coach) about him. Butch said to me ‘I can’t play the kid, he’s not ready. What am I supposed to do with him?’

“I don’t care what profession you’re in — doctor, lawyer, hockey player, reporter — you have to go through the right steps of development to make it big. He hadn’t yet dominated in junior. He hadn’t yet led his team. He missed out on that step.”

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Wait.... How the **** did I miss this:


???????? How did I miss this? Someone elaborate?

Ah.... So he got paid and pouted for 3 years. I ****ing hate this toolbag, sorry. Good ****ing riddance. We hated you because you were a vajean that didn't put forth your best effort.
Why is this the first time I'm hearing this quote? I think the Sun made that crap up.

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I think he will be successful in Toronto.
I believe he's good for 50-55 points in Toronto and he probably play 70 games, knocked around here and there for minor injuries.
The salary he got? That's the price when you are the best centre left after Richards. It's not a terrible signing for Leafs at all. He's just not the answer to the issue of getting a team into the playoffs and making a difference, as we all know. He's a third-liner now.

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It's a more insightful and better researched article than anything I've seen written in TBN about Connolly. I like the shot at Milbury.
This was both Connolly and Pyatt's issue when we got them. The weren't ready, and had no place to go. I think that is one of the reasons why Connolly came back from Sweden after the lockout and looked like a renewed player.

The author doesn't quite have the part about time off from post-concussion symptoms. It turned out to be a back/neck issue.

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It's a more insightful and better researched article than anything I've seen written in TBN about Connolly. I like the shot at Milbury.
Insightful for sure. Just validates everything I hate about him and what he represents era-wise for this organization.
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Why is this the first time I'm hearing this quote? I think the Sun made that crap up.
That's what I mean. Did that happen? Because I missed it and if I knew of it at the time, the diatribe I'd have unleashed wouldve been epic....

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This was both Connolly and Pyatt's issue when we got them. The weren't ready, and had no place to go. I think that is one of the reasons why Connolly came back from Sweden after the lockout and looked like a renewed player.

The author doesn't quite have the part about time off from post-concussion symptoms. It turned out to be a back/neck issue.
Lack of "NHL readiness" is no excuse for his lack of professionalism 12 years later.


Did I mention the phrase "good riddance"??

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They'll be calling for his head on Toronto sports radio before Christmas.

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So who eats Tim alive first? The fans or Ron Wilson?

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So who eats Tim alive first? The fans or Ron Wilson?
Robyn Regehr.

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Why is this the first time I'm hearing this quote? I think the Sun made that crap up.
Or it didn't get broadcast.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see TC absolutely torch us.

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So much talent but cracks under pressure and too soft.

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Robyn Regehr.
Good one.

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I hope Harry Neale is right, I hope Connolly breaks out with a HUGE 70+ point season!

I feel bad for him, I'm sure we can all relate to some of the hardships he has endured in our own small ways. But when you gain that life wisdom, and you get those 2nd and 3rd chances, you have to do your best. And I think he will do his best.

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So who eats Tim alive first? The fans or Ron Wilson?
Pominville, for having to cover up for him defensively all these years. Or Vanek, for working hard and having to watch that slouch mosey around all the time. Or Roy, because we all thought Roy was the biggest jerk on the team, when in reality it was tiny Tim.

My bet is he misses a large portion of the season due to an injury playing the Sabres

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I hope Harry Neale is right, I hope Connolly breaks out with a HUGE 70+ point season!

I feel bad for him, I'm sure we can all relate to some of the hardships he has endured in our own small ways. But when you gain that life wisdom, and you get those 2nd and 3rd chances, you have to do your best. And I think he will do his best.
well said. I wish him all the best in TO. I'm still getting goosebumps when I think back of game 1 of the Sabres/Sens series in 05/06. He was so rediculously good that game.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see TC absolutely torch us.
Is your name "schadenfreude" or "sarcasm" ???



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