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08-31-2013, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
http://en.rian.ru/sports/20120224/171490868.html

I know I saw it in a Legends of Hockey interview but he says it in this interview as well. In 1971 he made $18,000 in the NHL. According to that interview he still worked that summer. Imagine, Phil Esposito, owner of the single season goals and points record working at a steel mill in the summer of 1971.
I think he said something similar in his book. Then again, he seemed to have a faulty/exaggerated memory about a lot of things that he wrote there.

I remember hearing somewhere that Dallas Smith had to reject his Summit Series invite because of commitments to his summer job. May or may not be true, but it would seem more believable for Dallas Smith to have to than for Phil Esposito.

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