If there is a lockout, would all players go to Russia?
"I will. But I wouldn't talk for everyone. Some players like Switzerland, Germany… I cannot make any decisions about the KHL myself until September 15. The lockout won't be announced until that day. So I have a contract with Philadelphia."
Have you tried beer called 'Crosby's Tears?'
"I don't drink alcohol at all. But I understand what you're talking about. This beer was put on the market after Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh in the first round of the Stanley Cup. Yes, people in our city don't like Crosby very much. But the feelings towards Evgeni Malkin are very different."
Because of the perception Crosby used to asking for penalties?
"Maybe. I haven't figured it out in one season. But in Philadelphia no one paints Malkin as a ballerina like what happened to Crosby in the playoffs. Evgeni is depicted as a Russian bear."
This was my favorite part of the interview. Bryz also talks about Giroux in the KHL and CBA
There is more at the link of the Sovietsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov interview translated by Dmitry Chesnokov.
How did you feel about Jaromir Jagr leaving Philadelphia?
"Nothing at all. He left, so be it. He's a kind, open person, of course. We had a great relationship. But what can I do? Call Jaromir and yell 'What have you done? Come back, I will forgive everything!'?"
"i don't drink alcohol at all. But i understand what you're talking about. This beer was put on the market after philadelphia beat pittsburgh in the first round of the stanley cup. Yes, people in our city don't like crosby very much. But the feelings towards evgeni malkin are very different."
because of the perception crosby used to asking for penalties?
"maybe. I haven't figured it out in one season. But in philadelphia no one paints malkin as a ballerina like what happened to crosby in the playoffs. Evgeni is depicted as a russian bear."
I read the back-up comment as he isn't going to go bonkers crazy if he has a bad stretch or if the back-up plays well. Do you really want a head case like Cechmanek who can't handle outside pressures, constantly worried about whether he is the starter or not, even if there is no chance of him actually losing the job.
Bryzgalov has a great personality. This interview is the best example of what I think he is: an inquisitive, humble, honest athlete. I love that he says what he thinks, and he obviously thinks a lot, instead of regurgitating prepackaged P.C. answers. I'm sick of listening to athletes who say safe things at safe times and say cliched things such as guaranteeing wins during critical times. We have a gem here.
Who cares if bryz has a goofy , funny personality, , he needs to learn to be more mobile,more focused and work on keeping his head in the games and stop giving up soft goals. With the exception of one month he wasnt very good this past season.
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