Found January 03, 2012 on
HBO’s 24/7 series is becoming one of the most popular sports shows on television today. I didn’t know a whole heck of a lot about Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov before I started watching the 24/7 on the Rangers and Flyers leading up to the Winter Classic. I know enough now to consider Ilya to be a hidden gem in sports.
The guy is as weird and as funny as it gets in professional sports. The great thing about him is he’s a good dude. He’s just weird as sh$t. He was without a doubt the star of this series. So much so that we had to put together a compilation of clips to celebrate his ‘uniqueness’.
Hit the jump to check out the very best of Ilya Bryzgalov….
How long before a shirt comes out with the phrase “Humaaangus Big” on it. This set the tone for Bryz’s stardom
On Coming To Philly
You’re going to hell! Philadelphia is a tough place to be a goalie. Unfortunately, he’s close to finding out about it.
That’s actually a valuable lesson if you’re ever in Ch
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in this year’s edition of the NHL’s Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia today. Leading up to the game the Empire State Building was lit up with the colors of both teams. In Philadelphia the Crown Lights of the PECO Main Office Building [...]
PHILADELPHIA – Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov stood in front of a bevy of reporters and stated: “I have great news and even better news. The great news is I’m not playing tomorrow, and the better news is we have a chance to win the game tomorrow.”Though fellow goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and head coach Peter Laviolette didn’t confirm who would start, Bryzgalov all but...
Philadelphia’s backup, Sergei Bobrovsky, will start in goal against the Rangers on Monday instead of Ilya Bryzgalov.
Michael Leighton may not be dueling with Sergei Bobrovsky and Ilya Bryzgalov for the starting goaltender position of the Philadelphia Flyer any time soon, but he returns to Philadelphia nonetheless on Friday for the “AHL Outdoor Classic” between the Adirondack Phantoms and the Hershey Bears at Citizens Bank Park.
The last time Leighton was in Philly, [...]
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky didn't want to address it. Coach Peter Laviolette is traditionally tight-lipped about publicizing his starting goalie choice, and the Winter Classic was no different. "Sticking with company policy that we've had since I've been here," he said. "Same policy; new year, same policy." ...
PHILADELPHIA -- In an event that is used a huge marketing opportunity for the National Hockey League, it was only a matter of time before the annual Winter Classic featured a team from the greatest city in the world. That city, of course, being New York and the Rangers who play within it. The organization has anxiously anticipated their invite, just as the players and their fans...