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07:21 AM ET 05.16 | For a guy who takes so many shots at the media, Ilya Bryzgalov doesn't always mind talking -- no matter how much trouble it gets him in. The outspoken goaltender is gaining attention again for comments he made about wanting to meet Joseph Stalin in an interview with the Russian sports website Championat. The webpage and the google translation of the interview have since been taken down, but not before Deadspin picked them up. In the article, Bryzgalov talks about how he thinks people in Philadelphia work the system to stay on welfare, and about how houses in New Jersey smell of mildew. ... The news of Bryzgalov's comments is not going to sit well with the Flyers organization. With the rumors and speculation that Bryzgalov will be amnestied this offseason, will the organization take into consideration that he???s a walking PR disaster?

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May 16, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Water is wet, sky is blue and people work the system to stay on welfare all across the country.

May 16, 2013  07:52 AM ET
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Water is wet, sky is blue and people work the system to stay on welfare all across the country.

And - I've been to New Jersey. He's right.

May 16, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Water is wet, sky is blue and people work the system to stay on welfare all across the country.

Agreed..............also Philly is a HEAVILY Democratic town, like other thriving metropolises like Detroit and Cleveland, where gaming the system is not only allowed but encouraged.....

May 16, 2013  08:47 AM ET

The stuff he said about Philly and Jersey was amusing in a pathetic way. But, when he talked about Stalin and basically supported what he did, it's fair to question this guy's intelligence. We get it, he wants out, but there are smarter ways to talk your way out of town than praising a genocidal maniac.

May 16, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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And - I've been to New Jersey. He's right.

The Jersey Shore (not talking about that lump Snooki and her Neanderthal paisan goombas) is VERY nice, but he's SPOT ON as far as the rest of the state goes...................my question is why is he sniffing low-cost housing in NJ with the kind of money he makes?

May 16, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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The stuff he said about Philly and Jersey was amusing in a pathetic way. But, when he talked about Stalin and basically supported what he did, it's fair to question this guy's intelligence. We get it, he wants out, but there are smarter ways to talk your way out of town than praising a genocidal maniac.

AGREED.................pack your bags comrade Bryz.

May 16, 2013  08:56 AM ET

He's doing his best to talk his way out of Philly.

May 16, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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He's doing his best to talk his way out of Philly.

Agreed. I hope he's not afraid of luggage.

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May 16, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Keep him around for the first home game so he can get pelted with D batteries..haha

May 16, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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AGREED.................pack your bags comrade Bryz.

If Snider's head hasn't exploded it's a miracle.

May 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Jersey Shore (not talking about that lump Snooki and her Neanderthal paisan goombas) is VERY nice, but he's SPOT ON as far as the rest of the state goes...................my question is why is he sniffing low-cost housing in NJ with the kind of money he makes?

South Jersey (for the most part) is ok and the Shore is wonderful. And, really, must you insult Neanderthals that way?

May 16, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Agreed..............also Philly is a HEAVILY Democratic town, like other thriving metropolises like Detroit and Cleveland, where gaming the system is not only allowed but encouraged.....

right, because everyone knows this doesn't happen in Red states and counties...what an asinine comment

May 16, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Here we go.

May 16, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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right, because everyone knows this doesn't happen in Red states and counties...what an asinine comment

LOL

May 16, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Here we go.

Let's Go Pens!

May 16, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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right, because everyone knows this doesn't happen in Red states and counties...what an asinine comment

Isn't Bryz from a "Red" state?

May 16, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

right, because everyone knows this doesn't happen in Red states and counties...what an asinine comment

I knew you were a closet Philly fan! :)

May 16, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Isn't Bryz from a "Red" state?

Nice

 
May 16, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Isn't Bryz from a "Red" state?

LOL! Maybe he's just trying to get on Putin's good side just in case he ends up playing back in Russia.

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