When Tim Connolly returned to the Sabres lineup last Saturday, a collective smile came across the faces of many Buffalo Sabres fans.
Connolly, sidelined 80 games recovering from a concussion and a broken leg, could be the key to Buffalos Stanley Cup run. When healthy, there many not be a better player on this team as far as creativity and making the players around him that much more dangerous. Connolly will help deflect some of the heat that will undoubtedly be on Daniel Briere's line and the Thomas Vanek line. Adding Connolly gives the Sabres one more dimension to their already strong offensive force.
Combining him with rookie upstart Drew Stafford and the gritty Adam Mair should be enough to give many teams fits.