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Winnipeg kid gets a goalie stick for making “Boo Bryzgalov” sign

Nov 19, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

Boo Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov was killing Winnipeggers before the Jets-Flyers game this afternoon at the MTS Centre. No longer would the Flyers’ goalie be condemned for speaking ill of the Manitoba city.

Whoops, I guess I should clarify he was killing Winnipeggers with kindness. Not knives or anything. And nobody was actually killed.

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Bryzgalov spied a young Jets fan with a “Boo Bryzgalov” sign and, in response, gave the kid a goalie stick.

For eight-year old Donavan Collier, it offered an important lesson – if you make a sign ripping professional athletes, you’ll get cool stuff.

“I made the sign because he said we have no parks and we have terrible winters. I think it was very nice of him to give me his stick,” Collier said.

Image courtesy Winnipeg Free Press

Update: Here’s video of the exchange.


  1. rico33rd - Nov 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    Enjoyed the game, Bryz was a good sport and the toque was great. Nobody really took his comments to heart

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