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Video: Ilya Bryzgalov’s Winter Classic mask is the most Philly thing ever

Dec 20, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

Ilya Bryzgalov has already endeared himself to all of us thanks to 24/7, but now he’s giving it up for the fans in Philly with the mask he’ll be wearing for the 2012 Winter Classic.

Instead of opting for Rocky Balboa and Benjamin Franklin, he’s running with Philly sports icons Reggie White, Mike Schmidt, “Dr. J” Julius Erving, Bobby Clarke, and Joe Frazier. If this mask was any more Philly it’d have a crazed Danny DeVito eating a sandwich from Geno’s/Pat’s/Tony Luke’s while playing flip cup. This is pretty cool just the same.

  1. wethog66 - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    As a Skins/Caps fan I think Philly is one step above a toilet, but that is a cool mask. Great idea.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:52 PM

      “As a Skins/Caps fan”

      That’s ok, we won’t hold that against you just like you have no issues with Philly.

    • sasquash20 - Dec 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

      Birth Place of America! Beeeootch! Go back to DC, DC stands for Dicks and Cocks you fags

  2. 8man - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Pretty cool. Every year this event gets taken up a notch. Okay, what do the Rangers have on tap?

    Looking forward to this. Flyers. Rangers. Hockey. Outside. Bam!

  3. flyeredup2 - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Very cool mask! If Philly is one step above a toilet, I guess that would make Washington the brown skid mark on the bottom of the toilet!

  4. icelovinbrotha215 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    That’s a job well done. The mask embodies all that is Philly sports.

  5. wethog66 - Dec 20, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Philly has nothing on DC. In DC we know the proper use for batteries are to power toys and equipment, not projectiles. And Santa doesn’t need a protective detail to walk the streets.

    Merry Christmas.

    • somekat - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

      In Philly, we know the proper place for crackheads in on a corner somewhere. In DC, they go to the mayors office

  6. jkay1818 - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Being a Rangers, Knicks, Giants and Yankees fan I am supposed to hate Philly, but watching that video on the NHL network earlier, I had goose bumps. that is one FRESH mask, great work. Amazing work.

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