Recalling Tony Esposito

The Maven recalls the first time he saw Tony Esposito play. Olympic decision coming soon. Coach Cooper coaching Canada. Larry Pleau joins the Coyotes.

I like to think I discovered Tony Esposito.

The date was December 5, 1968 and I happened to be in Boston to interview Bruins center Derek Sanderson for a book -- "I've Got To Be Me" -- we eventually did.

The Bruins were hosting Montreal that night and I happened to be sitting in a down-low arena seat directly opposite the Canadiens goal for two periods.

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