Originally Posted by SmittyFan1
I have big shoulders, I can take it, so go ahead at rip me a new one. I HATE CONNOLLY!!!!! I hated when SFY drafted him. I hated the fact that he made this team. I hated him all season long/ I will hate him until I die. Skinner, Campbell, and Fowler will, in my opinion will be better NHL players when it is all said and done. I read all of Pete's after game articles, and 49 out of 50 times, he has no points and a minus rating for the game. The 3 guys mentioned by me, were taken after him in the draft, and I thought were better players. Again just my stupid opinion. It is worth what you paid for it.......nothing. Did I mention I hate Brett Connolly?
I'm curious, did you feel the same way about Stamkos before Tocchet stuck him on a program to develop his game? Because honestly, I think that is exactly how Connolly looks (no, I'm not saying he will be as good as Stamkos). But to me, it has looked like our coaching staff has really failed him. You can't play a guy 3-4 minutes a game for half the season and expect him to learn and develop.
And I'm curious, what do you base your opinion on? If I remember the draft correctly, all the experts called this pick a steal if the kid stays healthy. These are guys who are former scouts, watch alll the junior games, etc.
Finally, dear God man, how can you hate a teenager you have never met? What, did he run over your dog or something? Jesus Christ, I didn't realize someone could have this amount of anger at a kid 67 games in his career.