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Ramo

From his chrome dome and yellow cranial lid to his sparkling white RBK blockers to the day-glow green Koho in hand, this Finn stands out. Positionally sound. Masterful glove. Quick recovery. One young lady was overheard remarking he was just cute enough for her to wrap up and take home with her for the summer. Jonathan D'Aversa's crash just :32 seconds into his Ice Palace premiere brought audible gasps and quick relief as both bounced up and competed admirably thereafter. Kicked aside blueline slappers with ease. Flashed a poised left catcher and fed his opposite-side defensive help to clear. Even took one off the frontal lobe without distraction.

Conditioning and Tryout Camp July 25-29

Jones, Keller, Kvapil, and Lascek among 21 prospects scheduled to be in attendance. Mihalik, Rogers, and Smaby slated to protect Ramo from 20 non-roster invitees. Should be the largest assemblage of draftees/signees since the opening camp in Lakeland Civic Center. Effectively dispells last week's scaled back report. July 25 - July 29 8:15-9:45 a.m. conditioning drills 9:45-11:15 a.m. more drills 3:15-4:30 p.m. scrimmage Official Press Release details/profiles: LIGHTNING TO HOST CONDITIONING AND TRYOUT CAMP CAMP OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FEATURES 41 PROSPECTS The Tampa Bay Lightning will host 41 prospects at the St. Pete Times Forum Tuesday, July 25 through Saturday, July 29 for the 2006 Conditioning and Tryout Camp. The event is open and free to the public.

Rookie Camp

The much anticipated Rookie Camp expected this summer at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum has been scaled back. It is not expected to be a full week open to the public as it was in 2002. A series of "evaluation" skates have been scheduled for three days over the last week of July. Ice will be prepared inside the St. Pete Times Forum before July 26th. More details regarding participants forthcoming. As there has been no public announcement yet, please refrain from posting this on the various message boards we all frequent. Thanks.
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