Ilya Bryzgalov Releases Statement Through His Agent, Thanks Ed Snider for $39.5 Million

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 12.40.41 PMHere’s the statement sent out – as a Word doc – by Bryz’s agent, Rich Winter:




Ilya Bryzgalov 

June 25, 2013

Voorhees, N.J.

“As my family and I move forward to meet the new challenges ahead, I could not leave Philadelphia without publicly thanking Mr. Snider for the faith he showed in me when he committed to the long term contract that has secured my family’s financial future and acknowledging his passion for the game of hockey. Jeniya and I really appreciate his faith in me and what he has done for our family. Mr. Snider has an amazing energy for the deals he does and for winning. Hockey fans in this area should consider themselves lucky to have the team they cheer for led by a man who is as passionate about winning and doing whatever it takes to win as Flyers’ fans are. Getting to know Mr. Snider, has been a great experience. To see his passion for this game has been inspiring.

I am grateful for teammates, to management and fans for the support I felt from so many of them through some very dark days and difficult situations. I have made many friends here – on the team, in the organization, among the media and throughout the community. Don’t ever think that I didn’t appreciate the kind comments of support made in the media by teammates and management and in private by so many very nice people I met on the streets of Philadelphia and in the surrounding area.  

I appreciate this experience more than many of you will know. I will learn from it. I have always said that a heavy sword makes a very strong arm. I intend to take this experience with me to my new team, to help me be stronger – a better player and, hopefully, a better person. At the end of the day, that is the challenge we all need to wrestle with.

I look forward to the bright future ahead, but will never forget my time with the Philadelphia Flyers. For this time and this experience, I am grateful. “



  1. Good riddanceski

  2. Hope he moves on & wins a cup like so many other former flyers. Hahahajahahaha lol hahahajahahaha lmao at the flyers organization haha lol lol lmfao

    • Norman Lee's dog

      June 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Norman, I had sex with your mother last night. And this morning. She put a rawhide bone in…..ah, never mind, I’ll show you the pictures when you get home. Fido, out.

  3. Desean "djax" Jackson

    June 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

    YO how does I get dat much money garanteed? I ain’t got tymes to play ball no more, got to foCUS on da rap game 4 real. ya heard


  4. Rhea Hughes' dick

    June 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Written by Gonzo

  5. Candy from the Oak

    June 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Heard he’s looking at houses around Bustleton and Red Lion

  6. The caps lock ending was the absolute best way to wrap that whole thing up. Enjoy the KHL.

  7. looks like i’m no longer neighbors with Bryz

  8. So how are those planes the KHL uses in Russia?

  9. Allrightythen

    June 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they resign him in 3 months.

  10. The Original that guy

    June 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I watched the CSN video, and thought about his career in Philly a bit. He at times really did look awesome, but I think he was just a bad fit for the city. He needs a city that barely cares about their team like Saint Louis, or any team south of DC, and he will be a stud.

    He kind of just reminds me of Scott Rolen.

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