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Bryzgalov blasts reporters: “You’ve been writing filth about me”

Nov 8, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

It appears relations have soured between Ilya Bryzgalov and the Russian media.

The Philadelphia Inquirer passes along word of an incident between Bryzgalov — currently playing for CSKA Moscow in the KHL — and a pool of reporters, who have been (allegedly) less than genteel in their coverage of the Flyers goalie.

From the Inquirer:

After his last game, he got testy with the media. Asked about the win [a 6-2 victory over Amur Khabarovsk] Bryzgalov, according to, replied, “What do you want me to say? You’ve been writing filth about me and now you are asking for an interview?”

Bryzgalov was quoted as saying his wife and parents forbade him from doing interviews.

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express shared this video of the incident (translated Bryz quote: “My wife forbids me to talk… My mom and dad, too. Ask them.”)

Bryzgalov’s numbers with CSKA haven’t been good. He’s posted a 2-4 record with a 2.92 GAA and .892 save percentage (his save percentage doesn’t even put him in the league’s top 30.)


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  1. blomfeld - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM


    This is simply “hilarious” man and it’s the main reason why I love coming here to PHT … good times ! :) Yeah, it’s a real shame that we’ve lost all these Russians to the KHL eh ? LOL ! The irony however is that it actually is a shame that “Bryz” can’t stay on there permanently CSKA Moskva … at least from a Flyer’s perspective !

    Just in case you missed it friends, let’s spell it out again …

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Henrik Lundquist
    3) Cory Schneider
    4) Ryan Miller
    5) Carey Price

    28) Roberto Luongo
    29) Mikka Kiprusoff
    30) Ilya Bryzgalov

    • theawesomersfranchise - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      More proof you are a fringe fan with little knowledge when it comes to hockey
      Cory Schneider #3
      Kiprusoff #29


    • challer9 - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Not a hockey fan, are you? That would be the only reason for a list that stupid.

    • stakex - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Thats just an awful list. Quick and Lundquist are ok, but its down hill from there.

      • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:04 PM

        Stakex – come on man, you know the deal here eh ? :)

    • tbbolts91 - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      Just curious, where would Cam Ward be on that list? And Pekka?

      • nyccaniac - Nov 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM


      • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM

        sorry friend …

        26) Cam Ward
        27) Pekka Rinne

    • tbbolts91 - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      Just curious, where would Cam Ward be on that list? And Pekka? Jaro, too, while you’re at it

      • thailer35 - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

        And Smith? Has everyone forgotten already?

        The unfortunate answer to my question is yes, and the lockout is only helping everyone forget.

    • windmiller4 - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      So let me get this straight… Steve Mason, Rick Dipeitro, Dan Ellis, Dwane Roloson, and Brent Johnson are all better than Loungo, Kipper, and Bryz? Absolute pure stupidity from a cocky, arrogant kings fan (For the last 8 months at least) who likes to showboat his precious kings to the whole freakin comment section on every other story here on PHT. And don’t even get me started on how bad your writing skills are, with those moronic headers for each comment one would think your’e trying to be a sportswriter. To bad you have no pucking clue about hockey. And save us all the trouble of a freakin elvis video. The last thing i want to see is some guy who was popular 40 years ago and croaked on the toilet from an OD.

      Blomfeld, get off PHT forever

      Signed, all Commenters and readers

      • mmcneels81 - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM


      • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:54 PM

        “To bad you have …” ?

        Windcrap – The correct spelling is “too” in that context … and you have the nerve to criticize my writing prowess ? … LOL ! :)

    • nyrnashty - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      And it’s Lundqvist with a “v”!

      • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

        dra åt helvete …

    • mmcneels81 - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      Blomguy, you are a prolific fabricator of drivel.

      • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM

  2. stakex - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Bryzgalov really has been the target of the media, hes not wrong about that. That is what happen though when you make a lot of money, and… well, suck.

    Sorry but theres no other way to put it. Bryzgalov has been terrible since signing with the Flyers last year. If he wants the media to stop writing bad stories about him, its very simple…. play better.

  3. jimw81 - Nov 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    if there is amnesty clause coming out of the cba deal i wouldn’t be surprise if flyers used it on him. flyers are better talking on prongers contract than his contract.

  4. ducksk - Nov 8, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Me want more vodka.

  5. mississippimudslinger - Nov 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Flyers you really need to find a way to dump this mental midget of a headcase

    • nyrnashty - Nov 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      LOL no way, once Pronger comes back they’re going to have the best post game interviews ever in that dressing room.

  6. sizzle299 - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    and Micheal Leighton is the #2…… Pass me the vodka….

  7. nyccaniac - Nov 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Well – its a position where consistency is as important as skill, and no one can claim Bryzhgalov is consistent, but damn, I just love the guy. When he plays well, he’s brilliant, if he could get that consistency working for him, he’d be worth every dime. He’s so freaking funny, though, you have to love how he’ll just say whatever he’s thinking – no internal editor. Luongo’s seriously inconsistent and had diva-level temper tantrums when he plays badly. Bryzhgalov hangs his head like a 6 year old and says “why you are asking me this? it’s the worst day of my life, I lost the game for my team. This is terrible” When he plays well, he gives the credit to his teammates.
    Course, he’s not the goalie for the Rangers or the ‘Canes….

    • blomfeld - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      LOL ! … yeah and we Kings don’t want him either ! :)

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