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10-10-2011, 09:16 AM
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Phil Esposito

Does anyone know if there is something going on between Phil Esposito and the Bruins?? he wasn't at the Milt Schmidt night last year, everyone else was there Orr, Bourque, Oreilly, Bucyk. No Phil Esposito nor was he at The Banner raising ceremony ether and he was a huge part of the 1970, 1972 Stanley cups. Is there a Fuad going on between former Bruins and Esposito

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Does anyone know if there is something going on between Phil Esposito and the Bruins?? he wasn't at the Milt Schmidt night last year, everyone else was there Orr, Bourque, Oreilly, Bucyk. No Phil Esposito nor was he at The Banner raising ceremony ether and he was a huge part of the 1970, 1972 Stanley cups. Is there a Fuad going on between former Bruins and Esposito
He's ******** that his Lightning lost.

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He never goes to these things anymore. I understand that he is ticked about being traded and is a part of the Lightning now, but it is kind of dissapointing when he doesn't go to events with the whole 72 team.

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Does anyone know if there is something going on between Phil Esposito and the Bruins?? he wasn't at the Milt Schmidt night last year, everyone else was there Orr, Bourque, Oreilly, Bucyk. No Phil Esposito nor was he at The Banner raising ceremony ether and he was a huge part of the 1970, 1972 Stanley cups. Is there a Fuad going on between former Bruins and Esposito
this was brought up during the Lightning series and even though there seems to be a residual of ill will i don't think that's the reason he wasn't there. I don't know what exactly the reason is but it is obvious that at this point in his professional hockey life his heart is closer to the Lightning than with the Bruins.

Was he missed? Absolutely. But i'll give him a pass just as i will give Cheesy and Cashman a pass. They were missed as well, at least by me anyway.

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Esposito is still sour about Sinden not personally telling him he got traded when it happened.

Didn't he make some comments last year about the Bruins that got fans riled up?

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He never goes to these things anymore. I understand that he is ticked about being traded and is a part of the Lightning now, but it is kind of dissapointing when he doesn't go to events with the whole 72 team.
Second greatest player in franchise history in my opinion. Still bitter about the trade,he's over the Bruins but still loves the fans.

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He never goes to these things anymore. I understand that he is ticked about being traded and is a part of the Lightning now, but it is kind of dissapointing when he doesn't go to events with the whole 72 team.
he was at the closing of the Garden ceremony, and when they retired Bourque's number. I heard he wrote a book, in this book he made some comments on Derek Sanderson substances abuse, Bobby Orr wasn't happy about it. maybe this has something to do with it.

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Esposito is still sour about Sinden not personally telling him he got traded when it happened.

Didn't he make some comments last year about the Bruins that got fans riled up?
Yes he did,something about the Lightning being his team now. People gotta remember that these players are players and not fans. Most players move from team to team and don't have the same heartfelt attachment that a fan who grew up here or grew up with one team would.
Is Mike Sullivan a Bruins fan? Keith Tkachuk? Kevin Stevens? Dallas Smith?

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he was at the closing of the Garden ceremony, and when they retired Bourque's number
By never, I meant rarely. BNHL is probably right, although I definitely disagree about him being the second best in Bruins history.

Although as a franchise we are pretty lucky with how many players stick around.

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Second greatest player in franchise history in my opinion. Still bitter about the trade,he's over the Bruins but still loves the fans.
When they retired Bourque Number Terry Orielly was the I believe the GM of NY Ranger and he still showed up

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When they retired Bourque Number Terry Orielly was the I believe the GM of NY Ranger and he still showed up
O'Reilly never played anywhere else and lives here. He was a Rangers Asst coach.

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Yes he did,something about the Lightning being his team now. People gotta remember that these players are players and not fans. Most players move from team to team and don't have the same heartfelt attachment that a fan who grew up here or grew up with one team would.
Is Mike Sullivan a Bruins fan? Keith Tkachuk? Kevin Stevens? Dallas Smith?
If an ex bruins is not a fan of the bruins...i'm not a fan of them.
Esposito was just a residual by product of ORR.

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Second greatest player in the Orr/Espo era in my opinion. Still bitter about the trade,he's over the Bruins but still loves the fans.
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I didn't mean to start a Espo bashing thread, I found it curous that he doesn't show up at these events any more, I was just wondering if there was something going on between the former bruins or Bruins Management and Esposito

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O'Reilly was assistant coach of the Rangers, and he showed up at his own number's retirement in Boston. Don't recall him being there for Bourque's.

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Nope,I have him ahead of Bourque and Shore. No 70 or 72 Cup without Espo. 4th greatest PPG of any player in NHL history.

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O'Reilly was assistant coach of the Rangers, and he showed up at his own number's retirement in Boston. Don't recall him being there for Bourque's.
O'Reilly was at Espo's but I don't think Espo attended O'Reilly's. Did Espo attend Orr's?
I think if Espo remained a Bruin his entire career,he might still winter in Florida with Orr but would probably be a Bruins diehard.

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O'Reilly was assistant coach of the Rangers, and he showed up at his own number's retirement in Boston. Don't recall him being there for Bourque's.
Yes he was, he handed Bourque his jersey, I watched it on the it's on the 2nd DVD of the History of the Boston Bruins

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Phil was also there for the closing of the Gardens.

I would never bad-mouth Phil for attending these functions nor should it diminish what he did for the Bruins and also in the '72 Summit which....aaaaaaaaaaahem....he did it without riding on Bobbys coat-tails.

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Phil was also there for the closing of the Gardens.

I would never bad-mouth Phil for attending these functions nor should it diminish what he did for the Bruins and also in the '72 Summit which....aaaaaaaaaaahem....he did it without riding on Bobbys coat-tails.
Bruins never missed a beat when Orr was playing injured or out with injuries. Bruins almost never played without Espo.

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Esposito was just a residual by product of ORR.
This is the height of ignorance.

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Nope,I have him ahead of Bourque and Shore. No 70 or 72 Cup without Espo. 4th greatest PPG of any player in NHL history.
Respectfully disagree. i'll give you Bourque (then again i'd also take a healthy Park in his prime over a healthy Bourque in his prime), but I won't concede Shore or Schmidt for reasons that i don't have time to get into right now.

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This is the height of ignorance.
The same as..fire clode since dec 2010 ?

nooo... fire clode is way more ignorant. i would say it's brutal.

I do believe whitout ORR espo would not do half of what he did... theres no way to prove it...

but fire Clode... it's been proven how ignorant your opinion is.


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He's ******** that his Lightning lost.
I'd say this pretty much covers it. You figure he'd be more gracious since his Lightning won the Cup before this Bruins win, but that's life. His pride got in the way of any good feeling he'd have for the team that made him what we was winning the Cup.

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This is the height of ignorance.

Espo was my my secondary boyhood hero right behind Orr (well maybe several steps behind him). I don't take it so deeply that I'd say that it's the height of ignorance--but, pretty darn close. Anyway, some didn't appreciate Espo for what he was at the time and I always heard the "garbage goal" comments back then. I never liked those expressions since it takes so much dedication to the game to even get to skate with an NHL team. There are always people who will discount the works of a great professional. To each his own.

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