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Angelo Esposito headed to Finland

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07-26-2012, 03:17 PM
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He's getting very good coaching. That coach can turn below average player to very good, squeeze all offensive potential from a player. This might be very good decision for angelo.

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07-26-2012, 03:25 PM
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Why doesn't he just quit and continue his true passion in life of being a doctor?
Because nobody can ever have a medical doctorate and a stanley cup ring.. Unless they are this man.


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07-26-2012, 03:39 PM
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Esposito is a beast in NHL 12.
Phil Esposito?

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07-26-2012, 05:34 PM
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Everyone acts like he was a terrible draft pick and a bust...

But he had some brutal injuries. Not many prospects could survive blowing out their knees in back-to-back seasons after being drafted.

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07-26-2012, 06:45 PM
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He's fragile, but still talented.

If the Leafs didn't have so many contracts I would have for sure wanted us to try and sign him to a 2 way deal and see where that goes, very low risk, possibly high reward.

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07-26-2012, 07:43 PM
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He's fragile, but still talented.

If the Leafs didn't have so many contracts I would have for sure wanted us to try and sign him to a 2 way deal and see where that goes, very low risk, possibly high reward.
I agree with this part, the second part not so much. Some players, even first round picks, are just destined to fail in the NHL.

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07-26-2012, 07:47 PM
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I remember when he was drafted and some people on here were acting like Pittsburgh essentially got the first overall pick in the draft.
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I remember when the French media criticized Montreal for picking McDonagh over him.
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Everyone acts like he was a terrible draft pick and a bust...

But he had some brutal injuries. Not many prospects could survive blowing out their knees in back-to-back seasons after being drafted.
I remember this draft - this kid was hyped with a capital 'H'. I thought for sure he was a top 10 pick, if not top 5. People screamed when he dropped, but it looks like pro scouts do know what they are doing. I learned something from this case.

Now when I see a player like Gigorenko fall I no longer say 'steal of the draft', I say 'where there is smoke, there is fire'.

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07-26-2012, 07:48 PM
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I think the writing was on the wall by his sophomore season in the Q...he just seemed to get worse every year after his rookie season, and of course the injuries certainly didn't help.

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07-26-2012, 08:02 PM
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He was the next Crosby! I remember his 98 point season like it was yesterday.

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07-26-2012, 08:30 PM
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After getting bounced around since being drafted. Esposito is headed to Finland to give it a go in Europe.

http://www.985sports.ca/hockey/nouve...de-160315.html
Poor kid, he was really unlucky... He blew both knees... One twice within an 18 month span...

Hope he can become a decent euro player.

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07-26-2012, 11:35 PM
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He was the next Crosby! I remember his 98 point season like it was yesterday.
Radulov sure made him look good.

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Yeah, and for picking Pacioretty over Perron.
and David Fischer over Claude Giroux...

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and David Fischer over Claude Giroux...
Perron could still be the better player tho...

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Everyone acts like he was a terrible draft pick and a bust...

But he had some brutal injuries. Not many prospects could survive blowing out their knees in back-to-back seasons after being drafted.
Ya really, he's not bad. Amazing in junior that's for sure. Luckily he has Logan McMillan the pick in front of him to cover up for it : #biggerbust, and a moose

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For those who care... Esposito was released by his SM-liiga team Pelicans Lahti a week ago and then signed by an Italian club, Hockey Milano Rossoblu right after.

http://translate.google.com/translat...elicansin.html

http://translate.google.com/translat...%2F%3Fp%3D8640

His stats in the Finnish SM-liiga:

29 games, 3+4=7 -4, 10 min. (PIM), 12.26 min. (average TOI)


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01-23-2013, 06:39 AM
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Because nobody can ever have a medical doctorate and a stanley cup ring.. Unless they are this man.

or Dr. Recchi

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01-23-2013, 08:29 AM
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You actually don't, you need to do like a decade of schooling.
Actually, it's four years for undergrad, four for med school, and anywhere from 3-7 years for internship/residency/fellowship. If a student goes all the way through in the minimum amount of time, it's 11-15 years until the "schooling" ends and "practice" begins.

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01-23-2013, 10:11 AM
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I remember when he was drafted by Pittsburgh, I figured he'd be their next great star. Shame things didn't work out for him in the NHL.

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01-23-2013, 10:58 AM
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Actually, it's four years for undergrad, four for med school, and anywhere from 3-7 years for internship/residency/fellowship. If a student goes all the way through in the minimum amount of time, it's 11-15 years until the "schooling" ends and "practice" begins.
or just go outside of North America and get it done in a third of the time!!! which seems to be happening more and more now.

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01-23-2013, 05:54 PM
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^ And they're the ones who will be taking care of us when we're older and need that angioplasty.

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Wow he's fallen...

I see a banner of his everything I step on the ice on a particular rink....

Kinda sad.

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01-24-2013, 03:20 AM
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For those who care... Esposito was released by his SM-liiga team Pelicans Lahti a week ago and then signed by an Italian club, Hockey Milano Rossoblu right after.

http://translate.google.com/translat...elicansin.html

http://translate.google.com/translat...%2F%3Fp%3D8640

His stats in the Finnish SM-liiga:

29 games, 3+4=7 -4, 10 min. (PIM), 12.26 min. (average TOI)
It may be worth noting that Milan is the Italian team planning on joining the KHL for 2013-14. They even wear the KHL crest on their jerseys currently. Perhaps Esposito will stick around long enough to join them in the KHL.

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damn knees =/

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It may be worth noting that Milan is the Italian team planning on joining the KHL for 2013-14. They even wear the KHL crest on their jerseys currently. Perhaps Esposito will stick around long enough to join them in the KHL.
The guy got kicked out from the second to last team in FEL. 7 points in 29 games... Face it - He isn`t good enough to play in FEL or any other major European league. Austria next?

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