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Bryzgalov had to be 'put in his place'

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07:46 AM ET 11.22 | Goalies carry with them the reputation of being just a little different, and Ilya Bryzgalov certainly fits that bill. Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall played with Bryzgalov, 33, when he was at his peak in Phoenix from 2009-11 where he won 78 games with a .921 save percentage and led them to the playoffs. "He's a unique dude," Upshall said. "I sat beside him for two years in our dressing room and let him do his own thing. He really competed when I was with him and a lot of guys have said he had his best years under [Coyotes coach Dave] Tippett. ... There were a couple of incidents where he wasn't happy with the way our team played in front of him and he did a few things that caused us to say something to him and put him in his place. [He called us out] in not a very professional way. We had to take care of him."

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November 22, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Bryzgalov had to be 'put in his place'

And no one is really sure where that place is

November 22, 2013  08:04 AM ET
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Bryzgalov had to be 'put in his place'And no one is really sure where that place is

Only he's ever been there

November 22, 2013  08:18 AM ET

"In a land far, far away..."

November 22, 2013  08:43 AM ET

"he had his best years under [Coyotes coach Dave] Tippett"

This is usually the case. Tippett is one of the best coaches in all of sports; his teams are annual overachievers.

November 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I wonder if he's dating sled dogs now?

November 22, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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I wonder if he's dating sled dogs now?

ask Pierre 'Iditarod' M.

November 22, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

ask Pierre 'Iditarod' M.

I think that's Pierre "Ididalotarods' M.

November 22, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bryzgalov had to be 'put in his place' And no one is really sure where that place is

I'll bet the walls are really soft though

November 22, 2013  09:48 AM ET

''..... We had to take care of him." Now he sleeps with the Oilers.

November 22, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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''..... We had to take care of him." Now he sleeps with the Oilers.

or their wives...oh wait, The pronger retired

November 22, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I wonder if he's dating sled dogs now?

He may as well Canadien girls would kick his yass.

November 22, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Bryzgalov had to be 'put in his place' And no one is really sure where that place is

in another dimension?

November 22, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He may as well Canadien girls would kick his yass.

Not another Regina comment!!!!!!

November 22, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Shanny was at the Joe to acknowledge his HOF induction, the crowd roared approval, then the Wings won. Then last night I dreamed I was dating Kaley Cuoco. Woke up just as she.....

November 22, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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in another dimension?

Coiuld it be his 'twilight zone'.

November 22, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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in another dimension?

a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind......

November 22, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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Shanny was at the Joe to acknowledge his HOF induction, the crowd roared approval, then the Wings won. Then last night I dreamed I was dating Kaley Cuoco. Woke up just as she.....

Let me guess Shipper. In your dream she was only wearing boots? :)

November 22, 2013  10:10 AM ET

he had his best years under goalie coach Benoit Allaire

November 22, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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he had his best years under goalie coach Benoit Allaire

and playing the NJ trap in front of him

 
November 22, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Let me guess Shipper. In your dream she was only wearing boots? :)

Uh, yeah sure, :-) Playing ''ride 'em cowboy.''

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