Are you guys kidding about not being on board with this for the right price? He's put up better/even numbers to Biron every year as a starter in the NHL. His NHL numbers in recent years look like Cam Talbot's AHL numbers. Bryzgalov isn't the kind of guy you pay a huge contract to and base your team around, as he proved, but the guy is still a solid goaltender and could give you 3-4 years of very good backup play.
Take some of the pressure off the guy, reduce his role. I'm sure he'd recognize that the guy in front of him is one of the best in the world. I think he'd probably like to take a step out of the spotlight and just be free to be his weird self in peace without the spotlight of being a starting goalie in a major market.
Something to prove, and has been a capable goalie in the past. It's the off-ice stuff I worry about. Injecting that kind of personality into the locker room might me a mistake.
Really? It seems to me that locker room is full of stiffs and an injection of Bryz could only do good things for the team. If anything it makes post game shows worth watching again because I can't stand anymore interviews from Captain Cliche.
the locker room cancer in phili was hartnell, not bryz... hartnell is the guy that shook his head and cursed at his own goalie when bryz let in a so-so goal (around the winter classic i believe) that came out of a complete defensive lapse. get it str8. they gutted before bryz was signed there(rumor). bryz would be a good grab as a backup if the price was right, but i doubt it'll be where he wants it and if we overpay on him it's a huge waste of cap because he's unreliable and you don't want a backup that's super hot one night then the next has a 5 hole the size of the holland tunnel.
the locker room cancer in phili was hartnell, not bryz... get it str8. it started before bryz was signed there. bryz would be a good grab as a backup if the price was right, but i doubt it'll be where he wants it and if we overpay on him it's a huge waste of cap.
There is always something going on in that Philly locker room. Even back in the early Lindros days there were rumors and horror stories.
We could sign him and he does really well in his 20 games or so . Even if both goalies do well....we could still miss the playoffs and Bryz could be trade bait for a team that needs a goalie because of injuries or what ever ...could fetch us a 2nd round pick ! I think he is worth a shot . Goalies are all weird anyways...he is just a bit weirder than the rest .
Bryz is actually solid as a backup. When he gets more than limited exposure he tends to implode.
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