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Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:01 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 3:14 pm
 
For a little while on Tuesday, it looked like the Flyers had their goalie locked up. Those were the reports circling the Internet, including from Hockeycentral's Nick Kypreos. Then came Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

"We are continuing to try and reach an agreement with Ilya, but it is safe to say that we are not close to achieving this.”

So put the party on hold for the time being. Nobody doubts a deal will get reached, but the Flyers say it hasn't happened yet. When it does, the numbers that continue to be thrown out are in the $7 million per year range, which we met with a bit of an Excuse Me?!? in the Morning Skate today.

If that ends up being the number, Philly can't announce a deal yet anyway. They have to first be able to squeeze him in under the salary cap, which just jumped to $64 million. Perhaps that's the source of denials, Holmgren is busy number-crunching and seeing how much of the rest of his roster he wants to sacrifice to ink Bryzgalov.

Bryzgalov's rights were acquired by the Flyers earlier this month for a third-round pick, Matt Clackson and future considerations. The Flyers wouldn't have given that up if they didn't fully expect to keep Bryzgalov in town.

Last season for the Coyotes, Bryzgalov was 36-20-10 with a 2.48 GAA and .921 save percentage. In the playoffs, he and the Coyotes struggled to the tune of a sweeping exit to Detroit in the first round.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:37 am
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Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

Well they just moved Carter to the Blue Jackets so they should have the money to pay or overpay this guy.  I hope he's worth giving up someone of Carter's talent.  JVR really looked like he was turning into the player the Flyers thought he would be which probably sealed this deal.



Since: Jul 9, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

My mistake I misread your question.  His numbers are good and he is probably the best free agent goalie available.....I just cant believe that they havnt considered Vokoun in FLA. 



Since: Jul 9, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

what has he done to try to get 7mill a year

LOL...are you serious?  They might only be rolling three lines in October, if they cant find a trade partner.



Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

what has he done to try to get 7mill a year



Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

When a team like the flyers, who have been a three ring circus at goalie, gives up a 3rd, a player and future considerations just to talk to a player, that player is in the drivers seat. I'm sure Bryzgalov is milking every penny he can from the flyers because he knows he'll get it. Even though Homer kinda painted himself into a corner, he'll get his goalie. The questions is, at what cost?




Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

Tough call for Flyers.  I don't think he is worth it, but if that is what the market dictates, then my opinion doesn't matter.  Ironic how just a year earlier, after Wilson refused to resign Nabokov, and claim their is no need of a high priced goaltender... that was the fad for a few months.  We will see.. as Flyers found out, you get what you pay for... sometimes...

 



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Flyers deny reports of deal with Bryzgalov

The guy is in a dream world if he thinks he is worth that much. Is that the going rate for basically not giving a damn before the playoffs started because you heard a rumor that Phoenix would be moved? The guy took no responsibility and let in several easy goals that he didn't during the regular season. While the Wings deserve some credit, with decent goaltending the series would of been closer. Keep dreaming Bryz.


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