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INSIDE SCOOP: Tim Connolly

Thursday, 12.08.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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INSIDE SCOOP: Tim Connolly
(The questions below were submitted by Sabres Insiders through the Weekly Report, a weekly recap that is delivered to Insider's emails each Friday.)

Do you believe the extended playing time you have been getting is the reason for your production, and do you feel the more Lindy gives you the more confident you become? Joe I. from Buffalo, NY

Tim Connolly: (Lindy's confidence in me) is part of the reason. I've produced in the past, and with each year in the league, you get a little more confidence and experience. That along with getting the opportunity to play in key situations has definitely helped out a lot this year.

Who was your favorite player growing up, and how much do you train in the off-season? Jason C. from Cheektowaga, NY

TC: My favorite player growing up was Wayne Gretzky. During the off-season, I train about six days a week, two to three hours a day.

How difficult is the jump from the OHL to the NHL? Mike C. from Buffalo, NY

TC: It's fairly difficult, especially when you come into the league at such a young age. But the more and more you play, the more experience you get and the more confidence you get.

What is "different" this year than in years past that has helped you and your game so much? Is it your maturity/experience level, a new found confidence or the style of more open play where you can use your stick/puck handling abilities to their fullest without being clutched and grabbed to death? Chris B. from Williamsport, PA

TC: Three out of my first four years playing in the league, I was 18, 19 and 20 years old and still in the top three in scoring on my team. In 2001-02, I was second on the Sabres in assists (35). I've produced in the past and I've just been improving on my numbers this season.

What do you usually do to get pumped up for a game? Megan M. from Oakfield, NY

TC: Just listen to music. Rock and Hip-Hop mostly.

Tim, why did you shave your head this year? Tom S. from Morgantown, WV

TC: I just felt like doing it over in Switzerland. A bunch of guys on the team did it. I just stuck with it.

Did you change your number because of Danny Gare or was there a different reason? Anonymous

TC: It was partially because of Gare. His number was getting retired, so I just decided to change it to #19.

If you could improve one thing about yourself what would it be? Liz M from Buffalo, NY

TC: Probably my poker skills. They're not too good right now.

What is your favorite part about the game of hockey? Andy K. from Pittsburgh, PA

TC: Camaraderie with the guys in the locker room, being on the road and winning.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82