BC: Phil Esposito, legendary NHL player | Never give up | Have fun
FC: Phil Esposito | By: Heikki Huttunen
1: Who am I? I was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. I was kicked out of high school. I played hockey with Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins , and New York Rangers. I won five Stanley cups. I was the first hockey player that scored over 100 points. I won 5 times goal scoring championship, and 5 times scoring championship. I won 2 times the most valuable player trophy. I retired on 1980. I married Linda on 1962, but I broke up on 1973. I married Donna on 1976. I was the New York Rangers’ broadcaster for of few years. Then I was hired as for New York Rangers’ general manager for two years. I built a franchise in Tampa with my brother Tony. Team was called Tampa Bay Lightning.
2: "Boston's very risky trade" | By: Heikki Huttunen Boston Bruins, got Phil Esposito from Chicago in trade in June, 1967. Phil Esposito is young player, and he hasn't shown how good he is. Harry Sinden, Bruins' coach, made a very risky trade, and some people say that the trade is the worst in the Bruins' franchise history. Phil Esposito can lead Boston to the Stanley Cup, or he can become one of the worst trades the Bruins have ever made. Esposito hasn't play a lot for the Blackhawks. He has only played on third line, but Sinden thinks that Phil can become one of the best players that the NHL has ever seen.
3: When we asked Phil how this feels, he said, " I was in shock when I first heard I was traded." Other players who made the whole trade were Boston Bruins' Pit Martin, Jack Norris, and Gille Marotte to the Chicago Blackhawks for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, and Fred Stanfield.
4: Dear Dad, 12/12/80 I have been afraid to tell you this in person, so I'm writing you a letter. I have been kicked out of high school. Last week we had final exams in school. I studied very hard with my friends. We studied for many days, and some nights. I was sure that I would pass all the exams. I had a very important week in both school and hockey. Our team got to the playoffs, so we had many practices. I think it was only a bad luck that my team had a very late practice on the night before my first exams. I was very tired when I finally got to sleep. The clock said 5:00 o'clock in the morning when I had to get up, so I had only about three hours sleep before the English test. When get to the school I couldn't remember anything.
5: My English teacher was watching closely to be sure someone didn't cheat. When we got the papers I noticed that the exam was six pages long. I didn't remember anything. I was very tired, and I fell asleep. My teacher woke me up and told me that I needed to write something on my paper. I said I know anything. She asked me "What are you doing here?" I told her that I came here to play ice hockey. She didn't like that, and she didn't want hockey players in her class. She sent me out of the room, and the principal kicked me out of the school. I don't want be poor ,and work with minimum salary in some fast food place, so I will be an NHL player, and earn a lot of money. I will be the superstar, and I can work on your steel plant during the summers if you let me. I know what you are going to say, but I'm going to make money in hockey.
6: Wallet | Blade tape | Stick wax | Cash | Phone | Schedule | He needed blade tape when he taped his stick before the game | He needed stick wax before game. He put it on the blade, so he could stick handle better | Cash he needed to pay all bills in bars. | He would need a phone, because his manager could call him about being traded. | Schedule he needed for getting ready before game, because then he knows what kind of team they are playing against.
7: Family Tree | Tony Esposito Phil 's brother played in NHL One year younger than Phil. Was maybe the most important person in Phil's life | Phil's grandfather was very mean, and big. He wasn't close to Phil, and Phil didn't care much for him | Phil's dad made an ice rink every winter, but shouted, and was mean sometimes to Phil. | Phil's mom was very nice woman, but she died when Phil was very little. His grandmother was like his grandfather.
8: Report Card | Phil ESposito 8th grade Subject Grade 1 2 3 4 Reading B B A B Spelling C B B C Grammar A B B A Behavior C C D C PE A A A A Math B A A B Teacher Comments: Phil was very athletic, but he didn't focus enough. He didn't want to do some things, and he forgot his homeworks very often. He had much misbehavior during the class. C+ is promoted to grade 8 for the Phil's school year.
9: Works Cited Esposito, Phil, and Peter Golenbock. Thunder and Lightning: a No-B.S. Hockey Memoir. Chicago, IL: Triumph, 2003. Print. Resources http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/296/426/PhilEsposito_display_image.jpg?1278974744 Phil in Boston jersey http://heritagehockey.com/Portals/0/Players/Phil%20Esposito/PhilEsposito_card1.jpg Player card http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/1/7/full/56.gif Chicago logo http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/upload/yuiupload/1770352317.jpg Boston logo http://italianwalkoffame.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Phil-Esposito1.jpg Rangers http://goo.gl/P6EM7 chicago http://goo.gl/axbuo Tony http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gp8VY6fYbxY/TgGHxSi7FlI/AAAAAAAAEr8/qym_7GcJbX0/s1600/rangersREPORTcard4.jpg Report card http://c-product.images.fansedge.com/44-37/44-37845-J.jpg wallet http://memoriesforallseasons.com/store/media/Hockey/ss_size2/546.jpg ice http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/newspaper.jpg extra http://www.ebrushdesign.com/misc/freebies/stickspectrum/StickSpectrum1600x1200.jpg http://www.greatchicagogifts.com/filebin/images/products/full/2500_bh.jpg