Ilya Bryzgalov's agent, Ritch Winter, told Sportsnet 960 radio in Alberta that his client is "up for the challenge" to try to turn things in Philadelphia if he gets the chance.
"It's a very tough, tough situation, because the media, for whatever reason, tends to focus on goaltending," Winter said. "He'd rather stay in Philadelphia, he'd rather work through this, he'd rather make Philadelphia's goaltending a strength instead of a weakness." Bryzgalov hasn't endeared himself to the media and there have been murmurs that he isn't well liked in the Flyers' dressing room, so Winter could be trying to paint a more favorable picture for his client for other potential suitors. It will be interesting to see what GM Paul Holmgren does this off-season with regard to his team's goaltending situation. If he can acquire another netminder then Bryzgalov could be bought out.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 03:14:00 PM