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Can ECHL-bound Bryz bounce back?

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07:31 AM ET 10.04 | Ilya Bryzgalov is back in hockey, though not in the NHL and instead with Las Vegas of the ECHL. [Bryzgalov] hopes to stay sharp and join an NHL team. He did not return calls from The Inquirer, but he told the Wranglers he was excited for a "great opportunity." ... There had been rumors that Pittsburgh was interested in Bryzgalov as a backup, but no offers have materialized. "To be clear, I intend to return to the NHL, and to be ready for game action when an NHL opportunity opens up," he said. "I intend to work hard while I am here in Las Vegas, and to return the support I have received from my family, the many fans who have reached out to me with words of encouragement, and the Wranglers organization with actions, not words."

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October 4, 2013  09:00 AM ET

I never thought he was awful, but he does need a team with a better "D" than he had

October 4, 2013  09:04 AM ET

He's probably gonna have a good time in the meantime!

October 4, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Can ECHL-bound Bryz bounce back?

No. But, I think he'll get bounced .... all the way to the KHL .... IF they'll have him.

October 4, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can ECHL-bound Bryz bounce back?No. But, I think he'll get bounced .... all the way to the KHL .... IF they'll have him.

wait till about January...someone will pick him up, and of course they (the GM) KNOWS they can fix what's wrong with him...just like approx. every 3rd starting pitcher in MLB

October 4, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's probably gonna have a good time in the meantime!

He just wants to stay in shape for his NHL comeback with the Pens.

October 4, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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wait till about January...someone will pick him up, and of course they (the GM) KNOWS they can fix what's wrong with him...just like approx. every 3rd starting pitcher in MLB

The Oilers may not wait that long. If Dubnyk keeps "performing" like he has in Edmonton, they may reach out and touch somebody (Bryz?) long before then. Unless of course .... their master plan is to draft another first rounder next year.

October 4, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I never thought he was awful, but he does need a team with a better "D" than he had

I agree. Don't think about DC then.

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October 4, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He just wants to stay in shape for his NHL comeback with the Pens.

Not.Gonna.Happen!

October 4, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Not.Gonna.Happen!

:-)

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October 4, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I never thought he was awful, but he does need a team with a better "D" than he had

I think the Yotes 'D' at the time made him look good, and the Philly 'D'.........

October 4, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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I think the Yotes 'D' at the time made him look good, and the Philly 'D'.........

exactly

October 4, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I think the Yotes 'D' at the time made him look good, and the Philly 'D'.........

trap in Phoenix

October 4, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's probably gonna have a good time in the meantime!

Yes, it can be fun. but the part about ...stays in Vegas...is your money:)

October 4, 2013  01:13 PM ET
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The thing is there are several goalies that could be had via trade. Halak, Hiller, Reimer, Lehner, Thomas, Miller...Just don't see much of a market for a nutcase.

This is the Oilers we're talking about. Expect the unexpected.

October 4, 2013  02:05 PM ET
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Or a guy that sleeps during team meetings...IMO that's the most damning thing...shows he just doesn't care.

True

October 4, 2013  05:56 PM ET

I wish this guy would go to the KHL.....but figure they don't want him either.

 
October 4, 2013  09:17 PM ET
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I wish this guy would go to the KHL.....but figure they don't want him either.

You figured right. Even the AHL doesn't want him.

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