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Would the Flyers amnesty Bryzgalov?

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08:24 AM ET 11.12 | After a rocky finish to the 2011-12 season, Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't exactly found his way in Russia, either -- in addition to his subpar numbers (2-4-0 with a 2.92 goals against average and an .891 save percentage as of midweek this past week) he has also been ripped regularly in the media. Incidentally, one of proposals in the new CBA talks is an amnesty clause where clubs could lose a contract without penalty. ... Including 2012, Bryzgalov has eight long years left on his $51 million deal. His contract would be obvious to lose were it not for one, tiny matter. There is no No. 1 goalie in the Flyers system to replace Bryz, and other than Tim Thomas, who has walked away from the game, there is no one out there who is any better and immediately available.

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November 12, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Consider Bryz Holmgren's GM'ing mulligan.

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November 12, 2012  08:47 AM ET

He'd have to consider it, but then what would the alternative be? wait for some other team to do the same to their Goalie elsewhere and then give them a dodgy contract?

I'll guess we'll never know at this point.

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November 12, 2012  08:53 AM ET

They are better off with their tag team rotation leigthon etc. Try to find the hot hand for a million bucks.

November 12, 2012  09:30 AM ET

His contract and term was-is ridiculous from the onset...However, the guy is a riot so maybe they should keep him around just for his HOF sense of humour.

November 12, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Keep him. Amnesty him. Who cares?

November 12, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Also, if they were to ditch Bryz, consider Luongo a Flyer.

If Luongo can't handle Vancouver, he will never be able to handle Philly. Especially with the mediocre defense they have now.

November 12, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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His contract and term was-is ridiculous from the onset...However, the guy is a riot so maybe they should keep him around just for his HOF sense of humour.

We don't often agree Puckhead but with you on this one. Unless the guy's your team's goalie he's a riot. :-)

November 12, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Still one of my favourite sound bites...

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November 12, 2012  10:30 AM ET

The only headline that made me smile. I figured the negitive posts would be in the hundreds :-)

November 12, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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The only headline that made me smile. I figured the negitive posts would be in the hundreds :-)

Before you post about Bryz, you have to get his wife's and parent's approval.

November 12, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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Before you post about Bryz, you have to get his wife's and parent's approval.

Ha.

What about the dog's?

November 12, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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Ha.What about the dog's?

I heard Michael Vick takes care of them during the season.

November 12, 2012  12:52 PM ET
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He'd have to consider it, but then what would the alternative be? wait for some other team to do the same to their Goalie elsewhere and then give them a dodgy contract?I'll guess we'll never know at this point.

Parent looked pretty good in the Winter Classic last year.

November 12, 2012  01:08 PM ET

Fly Boys will be fine, when they finally get to play hockey

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November 12, 2012  03:00 PM ET

That possibility would be great for the Devils. They could could tell that commie Kovalchuk to stick it where the sun don't shine. Then he can stay in Russia and of course he would say it was his idea all along. Think of the money the Devils could now spend on more over paid players?

 
November 12, 2012  03:48 PM ET
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Philly and Vancouver...where goalies go to die...did i miss another team ??

The Island, well never mind thats a whole 'nother topic

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