: News Article:
Russian National Team Head Coach on Flyers goalies, defense
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01-27-2012, 06:28 PM
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Q: Bryzgalov seems to have troubles with his game lately.
A: I talked to him, saw him playing. He looked confident and reliable. My understanding is not everything is up to him; there are forwards and defensemen, and team defense system. Iliya is not capable of protecting the goal alone without teamís help. I have to consider these issues when I evaluate a goalie performance. I liked what I saw.
It must have been hard for him to say the above with a straight face
He did not have to keep a "straight face". He came here to evaluate Russian NHL players for the Russian National team. He provided his opinion to the Russian news paper. I do not think he was worried too much about Bryz's sensitivity or about Philadelphia Flyers fans' opinion.
He has plenty of goalies to work with if Bryz does not poan out. I also need to add that he was not enthusiastic about Varlamov.
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