Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, bought out of his contract by the Philadelphia Flyers last month, has received an offer to resume his professional career, though it's not from an NHL club.
Former NHL star Alexander Mogilny confirmed that he has made an offer to Bryzgalov. Mogilny is president of new expansion franchise Vladivostok Admirals, which will begin play in the KHL this season. There are two potential problems: (1) Mogilny firmly acknowledges that his club may not be able to pay Bryzgalov’s required rate and (2) Vladivostok is in the middle of nowhere. Vladivostok is now home to the KHL’s eastern-most club. The city of 592,000 people, while home to the Russian pacific fleet, is situated on the border between North Korea and China. Mogilny said: "Bryzgalov is now without a club, and I am pleased to have invited him to the Admirals. However, we are not a rich club, so I do not know whether he will accept our terms and conditions." The Flyers are paying Bryzgalov $1.6 million for each of the next 14 years, so money should not be much of an issue.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 11:07:00 AM