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Rheaume's tryout was a publicity stunt

Published Oct. 12, 2005

If Manon Rheaume were a man, there would've been no tryout with the Tampa Bay Lightning. What other evidence is needed to prove this was a publicity stunt? Now let's get on with real hockey.

_ Bernard Dean, Tampa

Her 20-minute exam against the St. Louis Blues showed a 20-year-old kid in need of work in the minors. Rheaume may not be one of the guys, Bernard, but she is one of the players. She embarrassed neither the Lightning nor herself. Odds against her ever making it in NHL? They remain steep.