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.
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