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Hasek a Role Model for Roloson

From Eric Duhatschek from the Globe and Mail:

There is still a long way for Tampa to go - and maybe the biggest challenge yet comes this week, thanks to the NHL schedule maker, which has the Lightning playing the next two home games on back-to-back days, Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally, there is more recovery time between games in the playoffs and Roloson’s handful of tough outings since joining the Lightning have generally occurred when the work load piled up, about the only concession he’s made thus far to the numbers on his birth certificate.

But Roloson also had a pretty good role model for learning to play into his dotage - Dominik Hasek, for whom he backed up way back in the 1990s with the Buffalo Sabres, when he landed after his original NHL team, the Calgary Flames, let him go. In fact, I was trying to remember if Roloson ever played in Calgary at the same time as his Lightning teammate Martin St. Louis, another ageless wonder - and another freebie that Tampa received after the Flames couldn’t find a spot on their star-studded roster all those years ago. Answer: Yes and no.

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Primis's avatar

Way to make Lightning fans want to hang themselves.  :-p

Hopefully Roloson doesn’t begin taking Magical Journeys and tripping up Wild players at the blue line….

Posted by Primis on 05/02/11 at 03:43 PM ET

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