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Ilya Bryzgalov: NHL stars may stay in KHL

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10:03 AM ET 10.07 | Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov thinks some Russian players may not return to the National Hockey League when the lockout finally ends. Bryzgalov, who is playing with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, made comments to a Russian interviewer about the NHL's current labour situation. Though he did not refer to himself specifically, he discussed the allure of the KHL to Russian-born players. "I think some of the players may not return to the NHL because you have everything here and major companies are going to pay the top players here big money. And, especially for Russians players who can play at home in front of their own fans and families and [earn] even bigger money than they have in the National Hockey League," said Bryzgalov. "The KHL can't feed all the players, but for some big players - especially those with Russian passports - it might be a threat."

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October 7, 2012  10:05 AM ET

To Russia With Love, Bro?

October 7, 2012  10:14 AM ET

For once, Ilya actually makes a lot of sense...

October 7, 2012  10:18 AM ET



This is the guy TSN is quoting? lol

October 7, 2012  10:24 AM ET

I hope a major contract to broadcast KHL games is singed soon. I think I would prefer to watch the games played on the big ice. A much better arena to showcase talent than the NHL's smaller rinks which only show off players ability to knock each others blocks off. The NHL needs a genuine threat to it's hockey monopoly in NA, then we wouldn't have to put up with the Bettman's of this world.

October 7, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hope a major contract to broadcast KHL games is singed soon. I think I would prefer to watch the games played on the big ice. A much better arena to showcase talent than the NHL's smaller rinks which only show off players ability to knock each others blocks off. The NHL needs a genuine threat to it's hockey monopoly in NA, then we wouldn't have to put up with the Bettman's of this world.

Nice new avatar CI.

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October 7, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nice new avatar CI.

Thanks, the interns deleted my old one and I lost the file when I switched computers. This seems a suitable alternate. Still miss the other one though. She had game!

October 7, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"PLEASE STAY THERE PLEASE STAY THERE PLEASE STAY THERE!" -Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren, Peter Laviolette, Mike Leighton, etc..

LMAO

October 7, 2012  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"PLEASE STAY THERE PLEASE STAY THERE PLEASE STAY THERE!" -Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren, Peter Laviolette, Mike Leighton, etc..

Great!!!!!!!!

October 7, 2012  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And once again may I present.....

I've lost rack of how many weeks in a row this is.

October 7, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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I've lost rack of how many weeks in a row this is.

rack = track

(classic freudian slip thinking about CI's avatar)

October 7, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I've lost rack of how many weeks in a row this is.

Gotta be a record! He must be proud!

October 7, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

rack = track(classic freudian slip thinking about CI's avatar)

Yeah they're great for that!!!!!

October 7, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thanks, the interns deleted my old one and I lost the file when I switched computers. This seems a suitable alternate. Still miss the other one though. She had game!

But this one's twice as good. ;-)

October 7, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

But this one's twice as good. ;-)

Got milk?

October 7, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Got milk?

The new one really speaks to me!!

October 7, 2012  11:11 AM ET

Ilya not miss you either

October 7, 2012  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thanks, the interns deleted my old one and I lost the file when I switched computers.

Seems with all those cuties you would know what back-up means:)

October 7, 2012  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Seems with all those cuties you would know what back-up means:)

"Most" of my files were backed up. Not sure how my fantasy wife slipped away. I am ashamed!

 
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