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Alexeev Claims He Grew An Inch

Nikita Alexeev claims he grew an inch and gained 10 pounds of muscle when he was in Russia [url=http://www.sptimes.com/2006/09/13/Lightning/Stint_in_Russia_gave_.shtml]in a Damian Cristodero article in the Times.[/url] He also claims he will "light it up" and "dominate every year." In related news, Alexeev also has some prime land in the Everglades he's looking to sell. The former 2000 1st round draft pick had 6 goals and 10 points in 40 games last season for Omsk in the Russian Superleague. Rhetorical question: if he didn't "light it up" in Russia how likely is it he will "dominate" now in the NHL? Not very. But I'm receptive to being surprised.

I <3 Marc Denis

This guy could be mayor of Tampa if he can get the Lightning back to elite status after one off year. He [url=http://www.tbo.com/sports/lightning/MGBLWY2H2SE.html]says all the right things:[/url] [i]"No matter how you look at it or how specific you get, with the three laps six times or the 15 laps three times and the different strength tests and all that, this is a measure to see how well you measure up against the other NHL teams. Hopefully you are in better shape than they are so you can get that last goal with a minute left in the game. "That's what it comes down to, that's the bottom line for anybody. I'm not saying this because I spoke with anybody, that's how it is everywhere and that's how it should be." -Denis on "Camp Torturella", From the Trib[/i]

Traverse City 2004 Statistics

[b]2004 Lightning Traverse City Statistics:[/b] [url=adam-henrich]Adam Henrich[/url] 2-3-5 [url=Nick-Tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] 1-2-3 [url=darren-reid]Darren Reid[/url] 2-0-2 [url=andreas-holmqvist]Andreas Holmqvist[/url] 1-1-2 [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] 1-1-2 [url=andy-rogers]Andy Rogers[/url] 1-1-2 [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux*[/url] 0-2-2 [url=jf-soucy]JF Soucy[/url] 0-2-2 [url=mark-tobin]Mark Tobin[/url] 1-0-1 [url=ryan-craig]Ryan Craig[/url]1-0-1 [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] 1-0-1 Raimonds Danilics 0-1-1 [url=dennis-packard]Dennis Packard[/url] 0-1-1 [url=doug-obrien]Doug O'Brien[/url] 0-1-1 Karri Akkanen 0-0-0 Brandon Elliot 0-0-0 [url=mike-egener]Mike Egener[/url] 0-0-0 [url=paul-ranger] Paul Ranger[/url] 0-0-0 Jan Zapletal 0-0-0 [i]*Denotes Tryout Invitee[/i] [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url], 60:00, 1-0-0, 37 Svs, 1 GA, 1.00 GAA .974 sv% [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url], 59:00, 0-1-0, 36 Svs, 4 GA, 4.07 GAA, .900 sv% [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url], 60:00, 1-0-1, 33 Svs, 4 GA, 4.00 GAA, .879 sv%

Greco Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Three Added to Camp Roster

[url=http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/related/C189/]Also in Erik Erlendsson's blog[/url], defenseman Brady Greco underwent his second shoulder surgery since signing his first pro contract with the Lightning in the summer of 2005 and will be on the shelf 6-8 weeks. Also, the Lightning have invited prospect defenseman [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] and Falcons contract players center Dan Cavanaugh and defenseman John Adams to their training camp. My own personal sentiment: it's good to see a heart and soul guy like Dan Cavanaugh get rewarded for his hard work.

2006 Lightning Training Camp Roster

Training camp for the 2006-2007 Lightning will start this Thursday. For a schedule, see TampaBayLightning.com. Of note: The roster, courtesy of the Lightning and Erik Erlendsson of the [i]Tampa Tribune[/i], features free agent invitees Clayton Barthel and Geoff Waugh, Springfield contracts Zdenek Blatny, PJ Atherton, Dan Cavanaugh, John Adams, and Sylvain Dufresne, Johnstown contract Doug Andress, and unsigned Tampa Bay prospects Chris Lawrence, Marek Bartanus, Dane Crowley, and Vladimir Mihalik. Late additions could be included today after the conclusion of the Traverse City prospects tournament. 2006 Camp Roster:
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