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from Dmitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy,

Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had an eventful first season with the Philadelphia Flyers. He recently spoke with Natalia Bragilevskaya, SovSport’s reporter in Philadelphia, about losing to the New Jersey Devils and that David Clarkson goal; how difficult the critics have been to deal with this season; and whether he ever regretted signing with the Flyers.

Q. You’re in a bad mood, Ilya?

BRYZGALOV: “Of course. I was expecting different. But New Jersey played better.”

What can you say about yourself? You made a few mistakes.

“For example?”

The Clarkson goal that turned out to be the deciding one in the series.

“Yes, I made a mistake. But when a player makes a pass and the opponent intercepts it, no one says anything, right?  I understand that I am being criticized by everyone but the lazy. But I am trying not to think about it.”

Can you take out anything positive from this season?

“I gained invaluable experience.”

What is it?

“It is difficult to describe with words. It is a psychology, a new view on life.”

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After reading that article you got to think some of the his problems on and off the ice is management fault. they never prepared him what kind of environment he was walking into at the beginning of the season. He wasnt prepared. But it doesn’t excuse his faults. I don’t blame him for not talking to beat writers because the only thing they like to do start crap by making up stories and making stupid comments that make it onto sports radio and that feeds negativity.

btw is this a slap to the face to Kovy?

Would the Devils get this far without Kovalchuk?
“Ilya is a wonderful player. But remember the second game of the series that New Jersey played without him. They crushed us!”

Posted by FlyersFan on 05/11/12 at 05:15 PM ET


I like Bryz.

Posted by Nick from NYC on 05/12/12 at 02:13 AM ET


When you act like a nutbag and play well, it is eccentric. When you act like a nutbag and play like a sieve you get trashed. Nothing more and nothing less here.

Posted by timbits on 05/12/12 at 01:20 PM ET

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