Flyers will Buyout Ilya Bryzgalov … Where do the Flyers go from here?


The Philadelphia Flyers will buyout goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

Bryzgalov signed a nine-year, $51 contract with the Flyers two years ago. The buyout will cost the Flyers $23 million over 14 years,  $1.643 million per year.

What are your thoughts on this? Where will the Flyers go from here?

 

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  1. #1 by TBKM at June 25th, 2013

    Does the player get the $23M up front in this example upon buyout or are the payments spread as per the cap hit?

  2. #2 by hotwings at June 25th, 2013

    this organization seems to be in a tailspin..

  3. #3 by Sam at June 25th, 2013

    My thoughts are that the Flyers are the worst run team in sports- absolute joke management team…

  4. #4 by BC at June 25th, 2013

    “My thoughts are that the Flyers are the worst run team in sports- absolute joke management team…”

    With three non-playoff seasons in 20 years, don’t you think that assessment is a little harsh?

    It hasn’t been the best of times, Homer DID try and make a few deals last year to bring in some top notch talent (Weber, Praise, ect.). And it wasn’t like he was offering these guys peanuts. The deals just did not work out.

    I understand the Bob situation may be brought up, but there is not way in hell ANYONE knew we as going to be a solid starter let alone a the best goalie in hockey this year. He was no better than Bryz the year before they got rid of him.

    The Flyers were just a victim of the market at the time they signed Bryz. It happens in sports all the time.

    With all that said, buying him out was the best move for the team IMO. This opens things up heading toward the draft and into the off season.

  5. #5 by Dom at June 25th, 2013

    He will get remaining amount spread over next 14 years. Comes out to about 1.6 mil/year. As a Flyers fan, I’m glad he’s gone. Can’t disagree that we are not run very well. They operate under the assumption every year that we are one or two players away. They don’t let players develop and keep them.

  6. #6 by John at June 25th, 2013

    gambled on a goalie and lost.. tough break (know for fact actual team members didn’t like his attitude) steve mason will be a fan favorite and after some defensive gaps filled the flyers will be a contender again next season

  7. #7 by XK at June 25th, 2013

    Thank you, BC. It’s amazing how many people have no idea what the hell they’re talking about when they bash the Flyers and Paul Holmgren. Snider brought in Bryz, trading Bob was the right move at the time.

  8. #8 by B's Forever at June 25th, 2013

    Yes, he’s tried to bring guys in, but come on.

    The deals for Weber or Parise would have been just as bad as this one long term. 10-14 year deals never work out in the end.

  9. #9 by Matt at June 25th, 2013

    I think Philly is gearing up for a run at Bobby Ryan and maybe could get in on the LU sweepstakes. Should be fun to watch!

  10. #10 by Danno Bonano at June 25th, 2013

    People knock Luongo but he’s been one of the best goalies in the world the last few years. He makes Philly an instant contender

  11. #11 by kyle at June 25th, 2013

    Sam, why you mad ? Is only game

  12. #12 by Peter at June 25th, 2013

    Can’t see Philly going after Luongo unless he is bought out. Otherwise they are stuck with same kind of contract that they just bought out and with no buyouts left.

  13. #13 by I_am_I at June 25th, 2013

    @BC “I understand the Bob situation may be brought up, but there is not way in hell ANYONE knew we as going to be a solid starter let alone a the best goalie in hockey this year. He was no better than Bryz the year before they got rid of him.”

    Actually every scouting report indicated that Bobrovsky would be a pretty good goalie. I recall reading one scouting report that stated that once he figured out the angles on the smaller NHL surface that he would be a very good goalie. Here is an article from 2011: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=560520

    “Technically speaking, Bobrovsky’s quick gloves, blazing-fast feet and razor-sharp reflexes actually allow him to make many tough saves look easy. His active hands do a great job of sealing holes and snagging loose pucks and high shots. His explosive lateral pushes also make it difficult to score on him low.
    These raw skills and strong mental traits make him an exceptional talent for a 22-year old. But for a guy listed at 6-foot-2, his hunched-over appearance and wide stance cause him to appear more like a 5-11 goalie.”

  14. #14 by tiedummy at June 25th, 2013

    confused as to why they didn’t move on bernier like they really needed to..must be going after SMITH but that is costly but they have the cash now to also go after clarkson

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