Jun 222011
Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov (photo: Bridget Samuels)

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Rangers to play Flyers in Winter Classic

June 22 New York Times:

The Rangers will play in the next N.H.L. Winter Classic, traveling to Philadelphia to play the Flyers in the league’s annual outdoor game on Jan 2.  The location of the game and the teams involved will not be confirmed until the N.H.L.’s 2011-12 schedule is released, which could happen as soon as Thursday, according to a league spokesman.

Flyers can’t let Bryzgalov get away

June 22 CSN Philly columnist Jay Greenberg:

Asked Monday whether it was dollars or years that still could keep Ilya Bryzgalov from becoming a Flyer, Paul Holmgren said: “Both.”  The GM didn’t have to elaborate or put it into plain English that even Sergei Bobrovsky could understand. The shorter the contract for the most accomplished goalie of an underwhelming free-agent class, the better. It also would mean the greater the opportunity down the road to keep Bobrovsky, who in two years might turn out to be superior to Bryzgalov.

Laperriere, other players react to NHL rule changes

June 22 CSN Philly:

All the NHL had to do to gain greater clarity in determining head shots was eliminate two words — lateral and blindside.  The league’s Board of Governors did just that on Tuesday in New York, now making any hit to the head — where the head is the principal point of contact — illegal, regardless of how it was delivered or from what direction it came.

Laperriere a Masterton trophy finalist

June 22 CSN Philly:

Ian Laperriere can hardly contain his excitement.  Three times during his 16-year NHL career, the Flyers forward has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

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