Ilya Bryzgalov Signs Try-Out Agreement With ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers
October 3 update:
The Las Vegas Wranglers announced Thursday that former NHL All-Star, Vezina Trophy nominee, and Stanley Cup champion Ilya Bryzgalov has signed a professional try-out agreement which allows him to participate in the team’s training camp.
“Having a world-class player like Ilya in camp is a great opportunity for our organization and our players,” said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Madill. “Operating independently of an NHL affiliation allows us the freedom to explore these types of opportunities, and we are thrilled to have Ilya here to work with us, and our goaltenders especially. It will be an amazing experience for them.”
this is a ******** conspiracy these NHL teams mean to tell me there are 60 better goalies in the league than him? garbage
He had no shot in hell in front of Philly's defense either. I can understand the rumors about him being a headcase - I get that - but he's easily talented enough to be a backup let alone start in the NHL.
I really don't understand all the shock to this. Surely it's just to stay in shape and in the Country while he waits for an NHL offer to his liking. A lot easier to relocate to an NHL team than to try to negotiate a release in a KHL contract.