Friday, August 31, 2007

Ballerina Inspired Hockey Star

The Canadian Press
30 Aug 2007

Did ballerina's visit choreograph Team Canada's 1972 comeback?

OTTAWA (CP) - Phil Esposito's triumphant performance in the final period of the 1972 Summit Series may have been inspired by more than just a burning desire to beat the Russkies.

At least that's what a tantalizing tale from the Moscow rumour mill would have us believe. Declassified records from Canada's national archives suggest a dressing room visit from a beguiling ballerina helped lift Espo's game to unparalleled heights. [...]