Ask the Expert: Phil Esposito

by Gary Shelton on January 22, 2015 · 2 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Tampa Bay Lightning



Thursday, 2 p.m.

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

It's the all-star break. What's your best memory of an all-star game?

Oh, Jesus. I don't remember many of them. I was probably drunk at most of them. I guess the one in St. Louis. It

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Rick Martin January 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I’m from the radio play-by-play generation for all the sports and I really enjoy listening to Phil’s commentary on the Bolts’ games. Sometimes I’ll leave the Bolts game after 2 periods and listen to the radio during the drive home – he’s eccentric on the broadcasts, but we’re really lucky to have him and his expertise.


Gary Shelton January 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Phil Esposito is one of the great storytellers in sports history. Love the guy.


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