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PHT Morning Skate: Everyone hates Ilya Bryzgalov

Dec 28, 2011, 7:05 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Even Ilya Bryzgalov is frustrated with himself after the Flyers got pounded by Tampa Bay. (

Meanwhile, others are saying that Bryzgalov isn’t living up to his abilities or his contract. Ouch. (PhilaBright)

Predators fans are scared by Shea Weber‘s concussion, but he might actually try to play on Friday. (Tennessean)

St. Louis lost Kris Russell to injury in last night’s loss to Detroit. (Post-Dispatch)

Damien Cox says that Ron Wilson’s contract extension is about the Maple Leafs embracing mediocrity. And you wonder why the Leafs relationship with the press is acrimonious. (Toronto Star)

The Lightning lost both Victor Hedman and Eric Brewer to injury last night. (Lightning Strikes)

The Panthers might be looking at former Devils/Wild/Blackhawks center John Madden. (Sun-Sentinel)

San Jose is rolling with a three-headed goalie situation now that Antero Niittymaki is back from injury. (

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of former player and coach Johnny Wilson. (Maple Leafs)

James van Riemsdyk is being slowed down by a nagging hip injury. That would explain a lot about his lack of scoring. (


  1. theolgoaler - Dec 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Blues’ coach Ken Hitchcock had said 7th D-man Ian Cole needed some playing time… looks like he might get it Friday versus Nashville.

  2. comeonnowguys - Dec 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Wow, The Panthers’ Dale Tallon really is trying to get the band back together.

  3. hank10 - Dec 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    PhilaBright: “Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 16 shots, made just 11 saves …” Let’s see here. Faced 16 shots? Check. Gave up 5 goals? Check. What do you know, 11 saves. Anything else from the Department of Redundancy Department?

  4. rexadelphia8 - Dec 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Two flyers on here wtf

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