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No Surprise, Flyers Will Buyout Bryzgalov

via the Flyers website,

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren issued the following statement with regards to goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

“I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buy out of his contract. This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya for his time here and wish him all the best moving forward.”

More to follow, including video, shortly...

added 1:14pm,


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SYF's avatar

Maybe the Islanders?


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/25/13 at 12:07 PM ET

BrendonTO's avatar

I know we saw this coming but still, wow…..

I guess those reports stating they would stick with Bryz in the event they didn’t land Bernier weren’t exactly accurate.

Posted by BrendonTO on 06/25/13 at 12:07 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

So today will feature a Tortorella press conference and video of Ilya Bryzgalov. Good day.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 06/25/13 at 12:10 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

BUT BUT BUT he said he wasn’t going to buy him out last week LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 06/25/13 at 12:13 PM ET


Flyers management is fantastic LOL

Posted by George0211 on 06/25/13 at 12:16 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Posted by Evilpens on 06/25/13 at 01:13 PM ET

Exactly, just like he told Carter he wasn’t going to be traded. Anytime Holmgren says something like that, everyone should realize it’s something different that’s going to happen.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 06/25/13 at 12:20 PM ET

awould's avatar

I wonder if he still thinks he’s the best Russian in the NHL?

Posted by awould on 06/25/13 at 12:23 PM ET


I love how Flyers can ruin any goalie.

Posted by George0211 on 06/25/13 at 12:24 PM ET


have to wonder if the “we are not buying him out” talk was all an attempt to convince other GM’s that bryz was worth value for a possible trade so that they would not have to buy him out.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/25/13 at 12:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

They had an interesting poll on the front page of TSN.com.

Who do you think the Flyers will target as their #1 goalie for next season?

- Roberto Luongo
- Mike Smith
- Ryan Miller
- Ray Emery
- Steve Mason will be the starter

I voted Steve Mason, but I’m sure Holmgren’s gonna pull yet another doozy outta his sleeves.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/25/13 at 02:00 PM ET

mmuskrat's avatar

OH good lord, just think about the situation there would be if they acquired Luongo!

- Big cash on the books from the buyout
- Big cash on the books from Luo’s contract,
- possiblility of big cap-savings penalty if either of them retires early

... and they would be giving UP assets!  Philly would be screwed for years to come.

DO IT Holmgren

Posted by mmuskrat on 06/25/13 at 03:42 PM ET


No retirement penalty for bought out contacts.

Posted by teldar on 06/25/13 at 04:50 PM ET

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