Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil.
By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
I was happy when the Flyers traded for Ilya Bryzgalov. 4
I may have been a little alarmed when they signed him to a 9 year, $51 million deal soon afterward, but still, the Flyers finally went out and got a goalie who had been near elite in the very recent past and who wasn’t at an advanced age and in decline…Sorry, Beezer.
I also liked the fact that the guy had a bit of an odd ball personality. He was funny and engaging. He did impressions for the media. He showed a deep intelligence and seemed to know what it would take to make a big splash in Philadelphia.
Fast forward a couple years, and the only news I want to hear about Bryzgalov is that the Flyers exercised their secon...