Ask the Expert: Phil Esposito

by Gary Shelton on February 13, 2015 · 1 comment

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Friday, 10:54 a.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

You just returned from Russia. What was that like? Any old memories of the Summitt Series?

Oh, yeah. It was fine. I got to see Yakushev, and Kharlamov and Tretiack. Petrov was supposed to come but he got sick. It was a very enjoyable time. It was just hectic, though.

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