This fifth book in the popular Remembering series gives us an inside look at NHL legend Phil Esposito. When we think of Esposito's greatness-his two Stanley Cups; his record-setting 76 goals in the 1970-71 NHL season; his heroic role in Team Canada's victory over the Soviets in the 1972 Summit Series-much of it seems explained by his "ordinariness." Lacking the pure athleticism of teammate Bobby Orr or the dazzle of former Chicago linemate Bobby Hull, "Espo" got by on qualities that seem more in line with the values of the average person-a proud work ethic, a sense of humour and an unabashed desire to succeed. Maybe that's why hockey fans couldn't help but love him. The kid who'd been cut from midget and junior teams-who'd been written off as too heavy and slow-had somehow found the will to persevere, and to become a legend. Beautifully designed and packed with photos and classic sports journalism, the books in the Remembering series are treasures of hockey nostalgia.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.