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With the Stanley Cup handed over to the Chicago Blackhawks, the clock was ticking on buy-out clauses taking effect. Danny Briere was the first of the Flyers choices. There was one other name that was a possibility.
Everyone knew it was more than a consideration. It was, in fact, a very realistic option. But hardly anybody truly expected it to go down in this fashion, especially after the Flyers failed to acquire Kings backup Jonathan Bernier.
Ilya Bryzgalov, the goaltender that was expected to lift the Flyers to elite status and acquired only after the Flyers traded Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, will no longer be a Flyer. Paul Holmgren announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Flyers will use their second and final amnesty compliance buyout on the 33-year-old goalie.
Bryzgalov will still be paid approximately $1.63 million over the next 14 seasons to completely do away with the contract according to Frank Seravalli of the Daily News.
In his two seasons with the Flyers, Bryzgalov ...
BEST OF MAXIM
For all the bizarre things that Ilya Bryzgalov has said over the years, he seemed to take the Flyers’ buyout of his contract about as well as anyone could have expected. The netminder even released a statement through his agent thanking the Philadelphia organization for the “faith” they showed in Bryzgalov when first signing him to the seven-year deal.
However, it seems that...
The Philadelphia Flyers are buying out the remainder of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's contract, saving the team nearly $6 million under the salary cap for each of the next seven years.
Bryzgalov was two seasons into a $51 million, nine-year contract he signed in 2011. General manager Paul Holmgren announced the move Tuesday. Last week, the Flyers exercised the first of their two compliance...
NHLTags: Ilya BryzgalovRay EmeryThe Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday afternoon that the remaining seven years on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov’s contract will be bought out.
The official statement from general manager Paul Holmgren:
I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buyout of his...
The Flyers bought out Ilya Bryzgalov's contract today and he didn't want to talk about it. So Randy Miller, Flyers beat writer for the South Jersey Courier-Post, tweeted mean nasty things about him.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Much has been said about the Philadelphia press by goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and their treatment of him. Bryz even got in on the act after the end of the Flyers' season, calling them out on their meanness.
You guys just here to blame someone. You never look yourselves in the mirror, eh? You’re always good. You never make the mistakes. Your articles are always perfect...
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has announced on the team's official website that the Flyers will buyout the contract of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
"I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buyout of his contract," Holmgren said. "This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya...
via Anthony SanFillippo of the Flyers website,
A day after the Flyers announced that they are buying out the remaining seven years of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's contract, Chairman Ed Snider gave a brief statement about the Flyers uses of the amnesty exception.
"I fully support Paul Holmgren in his decision to use our final compliance buyout for Ilya Bryzgalov...
The Flyers surprised no one Tuesday with a roster move that just about everybody saw coming.
Philadelphia has wasted no time using its compliance buyouts, and the club announced Tuesday that it has bought out the contract of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. This is the second of two compliance buyouts for the Flyers, the first of which was used on forward Daniel Briere.
“I met with Ilya...
During the lunch hour today, the Philadelphia Flyers released the following statement indicating that controversial goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has, in fact, had his contact bought-out. From General Manager Paul Holmgren: “I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buy out of his contract. This was a [...]
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced Tuesday that the team will buy out the remainder of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s contract. Well, there’s the end of an era. No more fantastic Bryzgalov vs Philly media moments. The Russian netminder had signed a nine-year, $51 million contract ahead of the 2011-12 season after an impressive stint with the Phoenix Coyotes...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Our story begins with an overreaction.
Not the overreaction that would occur on June 23, 2011, when the Philadelphia Flyers would sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine year, $51 million contract to be their new starting goaltender. No, this overreaction would occur over two months earlier on April...
The army of Philadelphia Flyers writers at The Hockey Guys continues to grow, so we thought we should take advantage of that.
Welcome to The Hockey Guys’ Philadelphia Flyers Roundtable Discussion.
Flyers writer David Strehle, Flyers analyst Charlie O’Connor, Flyers capologist/CBA analyst Tyler Altemose, Flyers columnist Jake Pavorsky, Flyers opinion/commentary blogger...