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Homeland Security 05-19-2011 09:32 AM

Roloson Article...

Didn't see anything on this and figured you guys and gals may want to read.

IslesFanatic 05-19-2011 12:57 PM

Just came to post the same thing Sal. Rolie is the man!!!!! Go Lightning!!

Doctor Drej 05-19-2011 01:31 PM

How can you not root for this?

hockeyfanvan25 05-19-2011 06:14 PM

Pretty tough read...can't imagine losing a child so young, with so much potential, in that way. It must've been especially hard for Roli, not only losing a friend and promising young goalie, but especially as someone who's a dad himself to two boys who are a little younger than that. Sounds like this young boy had an impact on a lot of lives in his short life, including obviously Roli's. It was heartwarming too though to see yet more evidence of Roli himself being a positive influence and role model and making a difference in someone's life; I figured that out about him a long time ago and I can definitely say that he's been that for me personally. I agree, Roli is most definitely the man, amazing both on and off the ice. So many great articles about him these playoffs, focusing on so much more than his on-ice contributions; great to see TB media and fans recognizing and appreciating so many of the things us longtime fans of his do. I know he sometimes comes across in the media as being more aloof and not as outgoing as other players (the LI media call him "beloved curmudgeon"), but articles like this show that he really does have a big heart and cares a lot about the people and things that are most important to him, as well as making a positive difference in people's lives.

LightningStrikes 05-20-2011 07:15 PM

Very touching story. I knew he was wearing the shamrock in remembrance of a former student who died but there were no further details. Rolo is a class act!

Magnus Fulgur 05-22-2011 11:54 PM

Thank you for sharing this. And thank you, Roli.

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