Submitted by crash on July 25, 2006 - 23:25
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. Joe Pearce took the W for Team Black with Stirling and Rumble behind their bench, Schwab and Reese overseeing. Yet Ramo faced more rubber. Impressive initial presentation. Far superior to Coleman, Cey, or Lanicek. Even exceeded Boutin and Konstantinov, and you'll remember the furor he raised.