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Old 07-12-2010, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by chad View Post
Tyrell (see tampabaylightning.com) had some good things to say about Connolly.
To follow up on that:

Connolly Putting Past Behind Him

One of the good parts:

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Tyrell, 19 at the time, played on the same line as Connolly full strength and on the power play with Prince George in 2008-09.

“Brett was always ahead of players his age in maturity,” Tyrell said. “On the ice, he had the confidence. I think he’ll be one step ahead of guys his age his whole life.”

Tyrell said Connolly has a good sense or humor off the ice and is very focused. On the ice, he is versatile.

“He’s not the thickest guy, but he definitely likes to get his nose dirty,” Tyrell said. “He’s an NHL-type player. I think everybody will be happy with him. If he has an open shot, he’ll score. He can put the puck in from anywhere.”

Connolly gained a lot from the short time with Tyrell.

We had instant chemistry,” Connolly said. “He kept me under his wing and was a great mentor for me.”
Future line in Tampa with speed to burn? Also, I think that clears up some questions about Connolly's personality and demeanor.
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