WOOOO! It’s Tim Connolly Appreciation Day!
Now look. I’ve never been a big fan of Timmy. By all eyewitness accounts, he’s 100% yucky and I’ve never seen him conduct an interview without a sneer on his face. He’s constantly hurt, and when he’s not hurt, he’s skating around with his head down. My fandom began in earnest at the beginning of last season, and in the time I had NEVER seen anything from him that justified the city-wide Timmy-is-a-smooth-headed-God-when-he’s-healthy-itude that we have going on in Buffalo. Sure, he had his moments last year, but honestly, even when he was healthy, he seemed scarily similar to Max. All flash, no finish, turnover machine.
I have seen the light.
He may be yucky. He may be made out of construction paper and scotch tape. He may be only one hit away from spending the rest of his life in a nursing home. But Tim Connolly is VERY good at hockey. When he’s healthy and confident, he’s not just good, he’s phenomenal. I would go so far as to say he’s riveting. He was riveting last season too, but more in a “Oh sweet baby jesus, Timmy is going to die. LOOK OUT, TIMMY! GET YOUR HEAD UP, YOU EFFING IDIOT. I DON’T WANT TO BE SCARRED FOR LIFE AFTER I WATCH STAFFY DEVOUR YOUR SPILLED BRAINS ON THE ICE,” and less in a, “Wow. Timmy is like a grand master chess player…only hockey-style.”
So, against all odds and reason, today is Tim Connolly Appreciation Day. I think it’s unlikely that Timmy will be a Sabre next year, so I’m just going to enjoy him while I can, if only so that I can nod in agreement when all of you longtime fans wax philosphical about what might have been.
In honor of Tim Connolly Appreciation Day I would like to present Timmy with this hazmat suit…..
Actually, this suit is more for the ladies on Chippewa than it is for Timmy.
…..and this set of hockey safety equipment….
Believe it or not, Timmy, but there are actually a wide variety of hockey products available that are specially designed to keep you safe. Perhaps you should LOOK INTO THEM. (The cage might not be a bad idea.)
Be well, Timmy. I like to watch you play hockey.