Ask the Expert: Phil Esposito

by Gary Shelton on March 18, 2015 · 2 comments

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Phil Esposito was a Hall of Fame forward for the Boston Bruins. Not only that, the Tampa Bay Lightning was his brainchild, and he was the team's first owner. Even now, he works on the team's radio crew. Each week, Esposito will answer questions from readers. To ask Phil a question, send it to

Linda Kohn of ESPN recently had a tryout to be a practice day goaltender with the Florida Panthers. Just asking, but didn’t the Lightning beat her to the punch by 23 years ago with Manon Rheume? That was half of Rheume’s life ago. What was that like?

Actually, I was just talking last week to a producer and a director who are doing the Manon Rheume Story. Manon told him “You’ve got to ask Phil about some of these things for the inside story.’’

Manon remembers her bags were lost when she got here. I

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Jack Airey March 19, 2015 at 8:03 am

Gary…you should have posted a photo of Manon Rheume with this article. I looked her up on Google. Very good looking young woman…Gotta love Phil.


Cecil DeBald March 19, 2015 at 7:30 am

Thanks for the inside story on Manon, I remember that time well.


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