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Angelo Esposito Today

from Julien McKenzie at The Sporting News,

Camille Gauthier-St-Germain is expected to pay rent for her Montreal apartment, located in the city's Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, at the beginning of every month. Her landlord occasionally comes in and does small renovations to the place, which isn’t uncommon behavior.

Gauthier-St-Germain doesn’t really know much about her landlord, who is otherwise known as “the hockey player” in the area.

“At the beginning I didn’t realize he was a former hockey player,” Gauthier-St-Germain said. “He doesn’t really talk about it. I don’t know if he even really wants to talk about it.”

The landlord is 28-year-old Angelo Esposito, a former Canadian hockey prodigy who doesn’t talk much about hockey anymore, so he says. As the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship plays out in Buffalo, N.Y., the former first-round pick, who scored the game-winning goal for Team Canada in the 2009 gold medal game against Sweden, admits he hasn’t paid as much attention to the tournament as he did in the past.

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Remember Angelo Esposito?

from Bill Beacon of the CP at MetroNews,

Junior hockey was the high point for Esposito, who had 39 goals and 98 points in his first season. His stock dropped when he fell to 79 points in his draft year. He slipped again to 69 the following season, but had his moment at the world junior championship in Ottawa where he scored the game winner in the final for Canada.

Since then, a succession of injuries, including two torn ACL ligaments, a torn MCL and a hip problem, have stalled his career and dropped him into obscurity. Last season, he played one game for Fort Wayne of the ECHL and then was waived and didn’t play again.

“It was a tough year mentally and physically,” the 26-year-old said. “I’ve been through a lot over the last few years, so I took the year off.

“I started training about two months ago and I’m looking to go back and play in Europe again next year.”

Pittsburgh traded him to Atlanta and he spent time in the Florida and Dallas organizations before he was released in 2012. He played a year in Finland, another in Italy and another in the Austrian league, not scoring many goals on any stop.

“You have to learn to accept things,” he said. “Everyone’s destined for something in life.

“It’s too bad I never got to step on the ice in the NHL. You never want to say never, but you have to be realistic and come to terms with it. There’s something else waiting out there and hopefully I get to achieve something else.”

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Halak of an effort against Bruins

Well that was ugly, to say the least. Carey Price let the first goal in at 1:33 on a Nathan Horton wrist shot, and the boos began. Thirty minutes into the game, he’d allowed four goals on ten shots - and that was all she wrote for Mr. Price. He left the ice to more than scattered boos from the Montreal crowd, and all of a sudden things aren’t so rosy after Montreal’s 2010 playoff run. Perhaps more telling than anything? Price did not make himself available to the media after the game

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Afternoon Line

“This will be an interesting camp. I’ve been watching him skate with a number of NHL players. It’s not camp and it’s not game time, but he looks good. He looks real good. Last year he was a ways off, but now I’d say he’s much closer.

“But we’ll see. The Atlanta Thrashers would be thrilled if he could get to this level as quickly as possible.”

-Atlanta Thrashers GM Rick Dudley on Angelo Esposito.  More on Esposito from John Mannsso of NHL.com.

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Fresh Start For Angelo Esposito

from Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Angelo Esposito isn’t from hockey’s famous Esposito family, but a couple of years ago he was making a name of his own.

Experts projected him as the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft. A Vancouver Sun story headlined “Is this one the Next One?” said Esposito was “being mentioned in the same breath as Sidney Crosby.”...

So what is he doing this week at a Thrashers player development camp, still probably at least a year away from taking the ice for an NHL team?

It’s a story about frustrated expectations, changing perceptions and a youngster who, at age 19, has been given a fresh start at defining who he is and the player he can become.

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