Florida hounds camp a bit different than typical folks. Instead of the deep woods, we venture into the concrete jungle. Instead of birdwatching, we keep an eye out for hockey players. Most importantly, instead of a musky old tent, we rough it at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa.
All in all, it was still a good time spent with my little girls and our pals, Ron and Colin.
I used last week's Tampa Bay Lightning Young Guns development camp to hone my skills for finding non-NHL photos for players to sign. In my opinion, I did pretty good.
That will be the theme for the upcoming season when I hound. I will make an effort in my 8x10s to only use college, juniors and international photos.
Andrew Agozzino: Camp invitee
Carter Ashton: 2009 first-round pick
Mark Barberio: 2008 sixth-round pick
Brock Beukeboom: 2010 third-round pick
Brett Connolly: 2010 first-round pick
Mitch Fadden: 2007 fourth-round pick on game-used jersey
Scott Jackson: 2005 second-round pick by the St. Louis Blues (Photo also signed by Fadden)
Radko Gudas: 2010 third-round pick
Joe Hartman: Camp invitee
Alex Hutchings: 2009 fourth-round pick
Brandon Hynes: Camp invitee
Adam Janosik: 2010 third-round pick
Jaroslav Janus: 2009 sixth-round pick
Jim Johnson: Norfolk Admirals coach
Zane Kalemba: Camp invitee
Alex Killorn: 2007 third-round pick
Tom Kurvers: assistant general manager, at the time of this camp
Jonathan Lessard: Camp invitee
Tim Marks: Camp invitee
Matt Marshall: 2007 fifth-round pick
Brendan O'Donnell: 2010 sixth-round pick
Richard Panik: 2009 second-round pick
Kevin Quick: 2006 third-round pick (Go Blue!!)
Geoffrey Schemitsch: 2010 fourth-round pick
Dustin Sylvester: Camp invitee
Dustin Tokarski: 2008 fifth-round pick on a game-used stick
Dana Tyrell: 2007 second-round pick
Pat Verbeek: Lightning head pro scout
Luke Witkowski: 2008 sixth-round pick
Ty Wishart: 2006 first-round pick by the San Jose Sharks
Michael Zador: 2009 fifth-round pick
Teigan Zahn: 2010 seventh-round pick in the greatest fight photo ever!