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PHILADELPHIA — When asked if he was starting for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 Winter Classic, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said "it's very confidential for now." His coach, Peter Laviolette, said no decision had been made after the Flyers' practice at Citizens Bank Park.
Meanwhile, Ilya Bryzgalov stood before the assembled media and did what Ilya Bryzgalov does best: Speaking without the benefit of a filter.
"I have great news and even better news," said Bryzgalov when asked if he was starting for the Flyers. "Great news: I'm not playing tomorrow night. Good news: We have a chance to win the game."
Bryzgalov said he hadn't spoke to Laviolette but that his goalie coach Jeff Reese had informed him he wasn't starting.
"Is that big deal?" he said, dry as toast.
Here's Bryzgalov announcing his status and speaking about HBO 24/7, auctioning his pads on eBay and other bits of Bryz gold.
Barring this being a smokescreen or...
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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...
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...
When the Philadelphia Flyers inked Ilya Bryzgalov to a 9-year $51 million dollar deal this offseason, the move was to effectively end nearly two decades of goaltending issues for the orange and black.
Too many years of the organization patch working average goaltenders has led to an early postseason exits and has stood in the way of more than one Stanley Cup possibility. President...
Philadelphia’s backup, Sergei Bobrovsky, will start in goal against the Rangers on Monday instead of Ilya Bryzgalov.
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...