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Ilya Bryzgalov has long had a fascination with Star Wars and hockey, but now he has made it clear in which order he prefers them. The Flyers goaltender admitted recently that he hasn’t been watching much playoff hockey since the Flyers failed to qualify for any, and when elaborating, answered as only he could. “There’s no time,” Bryzgalov explained, “and no real interest. I’d rather watch Star Wars with my son.” Bryz made news earlier this season involving the sci-fi franchse when he was asked by Lucasfilm to fix the lightsaber color painted on his goalie mask with Yoda, so he’s clearly a big fan. It’s hard to blame Bryzgalov for doing right by his family, then — as long as he sticks to the original movie trilogy.

Offseason Questions: Who Stays and Who Goes?

  With a disappointing season over with, the Flyers now have the difficult task of assessing what areas of the squad they need to change.  With several options available, the team’s General Manager Paul Holmgren will undoubtedly attempt to make a splash like last year, but with a lot of long and pricey contracts in the stable, will they be left to chew on the hay they...

Ilya Bryzgalov ducks puck on USA goal at World Championships

Every year NHL players on teams that don’t make the playoffs fill out rosters for the IIHF World Championships, as well as players from other leagues in Europe.  With the Philadelphia Flyers missing the playoffs, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov went overseas to play for Russia and he is up to his old habits. On a shot from USA defenseman Matt Hunwick (Colorado Avalanche), the puck was deflected...

Ilya Bryzgalov Gives Up Goal By Ducking Out Of The Way

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is spending his off season playing for the Russian National team in the IIHF world championship.  In a matchup against the United States, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick fired a shot on Bryzgalov which was deflected. The next thing that happened is kind of mind boggling. Instead of making a play on the puck after the deflection, Bryzgalov ducked...

Bill Meltzer: World's Update: Good Day for Flyers at Worlds

2013 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: FLYERS UPDATES YESTERDAY'S RESULTS * Russia had little trouble dispatching Latvia by a 6-0 score. Ilya Bryzgalov earned a 15-save shutout. * Denmark threw a scare into Canada, holding a 1-0 lead and holding even in shots through the first intermission and early portion of the second period. Two closely spaced second period goals for Canada...

Flyers Sign Goaltender Chubak To Deal

(Photo courtesy of   As the Philadelphia Flyers season wrapped up disappointingly early this year, the team’s front office has had ample time to concentrate on adding personnel. On Saturday they hit the college hockey free agent market, in hopes of shoring up their goaltending for the future. Philadelphia came to terms with 24 year-old goalie Carsen Chubak...

David Clarkson, Top Free Agents Aren’t the Answer for Flyers

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Bryan BickellChicago BlackhawksDavid ClarksonRyane CloweTye McGinnViktor StalbergThere are two adjectives that NHL organizations often claim to be a part of their management blueprint- “bigger” and “faster.” During the end-of-year locker cleanout, Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that the...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Worlds Updates, Akeson, Murray and Player Development

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Yesterday's Results * He had a couple good saves and a couple of head-scratching moments, but the bottom line for Ilya Bryzgalov was that he was the winning goaltender in Russia's 5-3 win over Team USA yesterday. Bryzgalov stopped 19 of 22 shots. Two of the three goals he allowed were funky ones to give up. Team USA...
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