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Esposito has chance to start fresh

From Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The most important part of prospect camp for Esposito might be the conversations he had Tuesday with Thrashers coach John Anderson and director of amateur scouting and player development Dan Marr.

“We just told him, ‘Look, the slate’s clean here. Don’t worry about what everybody else says you’re supposed to do. Just play, and let your hockey do the talking,’ ” Anderson said.

Esposito got a similar pep talk from Thrashersgeneral manager Don Waddell after the trade.

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While his game has been questioned by many, Esposito certainly has the potential to be a scorer at the NHL level. For now, he needs to focus on the little things and proving himself at the AHL level.