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Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:20 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Last week, Ilya Bryzgalov and his wife visited Philadelphia as contract negotiations between he and the Flyers began. Apparently they covered a lot of ground.

The goaltender, whose exclusive negotiating rights were acquired by the Flyers from the Coyotes earlier this month, told Russian news outlet sports.ru that things are moving along well.

"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

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:09 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:14 am
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

Drop Carter, he is a turd in the playoffs. I will take this goalie over our top regular season goal scorer who magically disappears in the playoffs...



Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

you're kidding right?  you think the cap went up because the flyers need room?  wow. you're not too bright.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! It's actually kind of funny how Flyers fans think the NHL is all Pro-Penguins, and yet, when the Flyers are trying to sign a solid high priced goalie, the cap, all of a sudden goes up by $5 MIL. Seems to me like the NHL is all Pro-Flyers to me!Undecided

CUP4PENS



Since: Aug 15, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

carters cap hit is not 7 its 5.27



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

Yes jb, capgeek rules on this info. Bryz will get his 6 now that the cap went up by 5 instead of 3 mil.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

With the Cap going up they might be able to get it all done without giving up Carter or Leino.Which would be nice.I think I heard that with the increase they are talking about the Flyers have about 5 million wiggle room which really helps.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:40 am
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

Is Bryzgalov worth losing Carter and/or Leino?  I think not, I think you bring in a vet goalie to teach Bobrovsky and let Leighton and Boucher go on their merry way.  With names like Giguere, Theodore, Vokoun, Conklin, Roloson, Nabokov and Osgood out on the market there has to be a cheaper option out there.  Or trade for a Mason out of Columbus or Anderson from Ottawa.  With the other UFA’s for the Flyers I would not sign O’Donnell (D) back due to all the bad turnovers last season and I would let Zherdev (w) go find a new home to play.  There is to many strong free agents out there that would fit the Flyers style.  Plus the Flyers need to close the swinging door when it comes to goalies they are like the Bears with their QB’s.  Pick one and stick with him!  




Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:10 am
 

Bryzgalov says deal with Flyers could be set soon

Carter's cap hit isn't 7 million. It has been 5 million, but now that his extension kicks in this offseason, it becomes about 5.27 million. If you're getting your number from nhlnumbers.com, it's wrong. Check capgeek.com.


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