"Everything was constructive and we understood each other. However, detailed comments on the negotiation process is not ready to give."
Bryzgalov also said Tuesday or Wednesday -- his 31st birthday -- could be the day a deal is reached and "we are waiting for solutions," which would hint he is waiting to hear back from Philly. Or at least that's how I'm interpreting the google translation. My Russian isn't exactly polished.
"We have spoken with Ilya and his agent Ritch Winter about many different scenarios," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Friday. "As for now, we both know each other's position and have agreed to speak again next week. There will be no further comment at this time."
Bryzgalov has shared his desire to be one of, if not the top-paid goalie in the NHL. The one-time Vezina finalist is said to be looking for a deal in the $6 million-plus range, but in their current situation the Flyers couldn't sign him and be under the cap. So before they can actually ink Bryzgalov, they will have to make a move or two first. It will be a busy few weeks for Philly.
-- Brian Stubits