Flyers' Bryzgalov unimpressed with Philadelphia reporters

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov was unimpressed with how the media in Philadelphia treated him...

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov was unimpressed with how the media in Philadelphia treated him this season. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

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Ilya Bryzgalov had one last rant in him before packing up his bags.

The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender, who’s been confrontational with the media this season, let reporters know what he thinks of them.

“You guys just here to blame someone. You never look yourselves in the mirror, eh?” he said. “You’re always good. You never make the mistakes. Your articles are always perfect. In reality, what have you done for this city? If you ask yourself, what have you done besides only criticize? Not much.”

This coming from a guy who signed a nine-year, $51-million contract with the Flyers in 2011 and posted a 19-17-3 record with a 2.79 goals-against average and .900 save percentage this season.

Bryzgalov wasn’t done there.

“It’s just ridiculous. Just ridiculous,” he said. “Sometimes you’re reading and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, who is this lunatic?’ What are they writing about. It was nothing close to the truth or close to related to hockey. You read this and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to deal with these people every day.’”

Bryzgalov also had a faceoff with media earlier this month when he denied reports he dozed off during a team meeting.


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