Outspoken Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov continued his heavy criticism of the Philadelphia media on Sunday after clearing out his locker.
“You guys just here to blame someone. You never look yourselves in the mirror, eh?” Bryzgalov said to reporters. “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.”
“It’s just ridiculous. Just ridiculous,” the 32-year-old responded after being asked if media coverage was unfair. “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 still has seven years and $34.5 million left on his original nine-year deal, meaning the Flyers could use one of their amnesty buyouts on him.
In 40 games this season, the Russian netminder went 19-17 with a 2.79 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.