Posted May 10, 2012 on AP on Fox

DENVER - NOVEMBER 04: Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Ilya Bryzgalov had plenty of time this season to babble on about bears, the universe, the woods, and other arcane bits of knowledge. He kept quiet on Thursday. Staying out of the locker room on the day Philadelphia packed up and headed home might be the first sign the Flyers' quirky goalie learned a lesson that he's paid $51 million to win games and not play the room like a late night talk show host. ''His job is to stop pucks and help us win games,'' Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. ''It's not Comedy Central.'' The man known around these parts as ''Bryz,'' still has eight more years left to figure it all out. Bryzgalov never quite warmed to hockey-mad Philadelphia and even his own teammates were often left wondering what the Russian was really all about. He had trouble adjusting to the increased scrutiny from media and fans, and even a new style of play in front of him. Bryzgalov had a sensational March with three straight shutouts, and he set a Flyers record with a ...
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