I don't feel *that* bad for the guy. This is probably just a case where he wants to live some place comfortable and stay in shape until a better or more lucrative deal comes along. Like if an NHL team gets hit with injuries.
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.
Agree. Makes sense to me. And maybe he simply wants to play there rather the KHL or some other league.
I can't believe people here. If you had 23 million in your bank account and all you cared about was playing hockey and having fun, what would you do? I am sure there are quite a few of us here that would love playing hockey in Vegas rather than riding the bench somewhere or living in WB-Scranton, Manchester, Springfield or Peoria...
My take is he is trying to get back on track. I don't know that Vegas is the place to go, however. Its the farthest place away from the hockey world other than the moon Bryz could have ended up.
KHL interest was low for him, he was basically driven CSKA during the lockout. Another factor is that the goalie market seems saturated. There are other goalies with a lot of experience still on the market.
Money = irrelevant Im sure. He's taking the career move over the paycheck at this point, as desperate as it may be. Im sure he'd play for free for a year if he had too.
Don't get me wrong, the Flyers defense was pathetic last year, but people are clueless if they think that had everything to do with how bad he played last year. He didn't even perform at an ECHL level.
That's an exaggeration. He played at an NHL backup/AHL starter level.