Monday, November 7, 2011

Tim Connolly - Ol' Splodeybones!

Tim Connolly was signed to play between Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel on the top line. His skill and speed make him a great compliment for these two players who have both started the season on fire. Playing between these two players right now would be an ideal situation for any center in the NHL.

Too bad for Tim, then.

You see, Mr. Connolly suffers from something all athletes dread - the injury bug. It isn't really something you catch, but something that just seems to follow you like a spectre in the night. Once you are labelled as injury prone, it can be a nightmare to overcome. Just look at Joffrey Lupul and his career up to now.

Tim Connolly has only played six games for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and now he is going to miss another week or two of action due to an "upper body injury". Since the Leafs are being vague - as always - about the injury, and based upon his history, I think it's safe to assume that Connolly was outside and was hit by a light breeze, which then gave him a concussion.

Connolly can have a big impact for the Maple Leafs. It's too bad that his injuries continue to prevent him from being a regular in the NHL. At least his contract is a short one?

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