Found May 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
To most people, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin is remembered as a man responsible for the deaths of 20 million, a brutal figure who saw no need for human rights. To Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov however, there’s a “logic” to the plans of the man who instigated several “purges.” Suffice it to say, Bryzgalov is a weird guy, and he appeared to be going further off the ledge by the day late in the NHL season. Beyond bizarre behavior such as trying out as a cosmonaut and giving his odd thoughts on the Russian meteor, more recently Bryzgalov has gone after the Philadelphia media. He recently called the Philly hockey media corps “lunatics” after the season ended, and said that he’d rather watch Star Wars than playoff hockey. Most unforgiveable of all, Bryzgalov said that he prefers the Star Wars prequels to the original trilogy. Now, however, Bryzgalov may have gone from, at best, loveable lunatic and entered Ozzie Guillen territory. He recently gave an interview to ...
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