Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov

Philadelphia Flyers Buy Out Ilya Bryzgalov, What to Do Now?

Posted 06/25/2013 - 14:25 by HockeyPolls

Just five days before the 2013 NHL draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they will use one of their compliance buyouts on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

4 Questions Facing the Philadelphia Flyers in the Second Half of the NHL Season

Posted 03/15/2013 - 02:37 by HockeyPolls

The Philadelphia Flyers are now four games into the second half of its season, and still have many unanswered questions begging to be addressed.

At the beginning of March, Philly defeated the Ottawa Senators and finally reached the .500 mark for the first time in 2013. Since then, the team has lost four of its last five games and is heading in the wrong direction.

Are Winnipeg Jets Fans Justified in Their Hatred for Ilya Bryzgalov?

Posted 03/01/2013 - 12:49 by HockeyPolls

Canada can be a sensitive country.

Any type of comparison with the United States can bring out a very competitive response from a significant segment of the Canadian population.

However, when the topic is hockey and any criticism is offered, Canadians tend to get hot and bothered.

The attitude is basically this: "How dare you say anything bad about us. We invented hockey."

Philadelphia Flyers: Defense Is the Biggest Concern, Not Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted 02/05/2013 - 12:03 by HockeyPolls

The Philadelphia Flyers are in bad shape right now. They are being outplayed and just can't seem to put together consecutive good games. The biggest reason for their struggles is their weakened blue line.

Ilya Bryzgalov has really played well so far. He hasn't had absolutely spectacular performances or anything, but he has been surprisingly consistent and really stepped up at times to keep the Flyers in games. 

Breaking Down the Philadelphia Flyers' Early-Season Struggles

Hockey is back, and like the other major sports the effects the lockout has on a season can make things very interesting.

For instance, the lack of a training camp adds rust to plays and players’ legs, and a shortened season will cause less recovery time and possibly more injuries. So, with all this being said, it is a strange season and therefore a little too early to panic about the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2-4 record.

Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Why Ilya Bryzgalov Is Not the Long-Term Answer

Posted 12/04/2012 - 11:19 by HockeyPolls

Once they start playing hockey again in the NHL, many questions will have to be answered in Philadelphia.

One of the most familiar questions involves the goaltending position. Some might say the Flyers have not had the kind of goaltending you want since Bernie Parent won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and '75.

5 Reasons Philadelphia Flyers Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov Should Stay in Russia

Posted 11/20/2012 - 06:12 by HockeyPolls

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has been playing for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow during the NHL lockout. Even if the lockout ends, Bryzgalov will benefit most from an extended stay in Russia.

Bryzgalov had an interesting season in 2011-12. When he was up, he was practically unstoppable. Just look at his performance during March 2012.

When he was bad, he tended to be pretty awful.

Ilya Bryzgalov's 3 Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses in Net for the Flyers

Posted 10/09/2012 - 08:15 by HockeyPolls

When the Philadelphia Flyers acquired Ilya Bryzgalov prior to the 2011-2012 season, many thought that the Flyers had solved the goaltending problems that had plagued them in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

For most of the season, their problems were solved.

Bryzgalov recorded 33 wins and only 16 losses in 59 appearances.  He also posted a 2.48 GAA, a .909 save percentage and six shutouts in his first season as starting netminder in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Flyers: How Long Before They Pull the Plug on Ilya Bryzgalov?

It's hard to think of a player that was signed to a nine-year contract worth $51 million as an experiment, but like it or not, that’s what Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is, a very expensive experiment.

Philadelphia Flyers: 3 Players Who Must Turn into Leaders in 2012-13

The 2012-13 season comes with high expectations for the Philadelphia Flyers—as does every year—but in order for those to be met, certain players need to step up their game.

We are not talking about Claude Giroux or Kimmo Timonen, as those players have already shown that they can be leaders on the team. In order for the team to really excel, there need to be new faces that can bring something extra to the ice and in the dressing room.

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