We still really high on Bryz, or is that whole thing over? No one will argue that the Flyers have a passable defense… but these are facts: In his last nine games, Bryz has given up 3, 4, 2, 4, 0, 5, 4, 3, and 3 goals. And he was pulled from two of those games. He’s 30th in the league in goals against (2.79) and 34th in save percentage (.900).
Are we still ready to declare him the Flyers MVP, or is he just another average Flyers goalie in a long line of average Flyers goalies?
While we’re on the topic: Jerry Gaul over at Philly.com discovered an interesting quirk with Siri. Behold:
Someone at Apple is a Flyers fan. Or not.
Scott Hartnell, leader?
Q: You guys had six chances to get to .500 and almost all the games have gone the wrong way so far. That has to be frustrating.
A: We’re not going to make the playoffs if we keep playing the way we are. We talked about it after the game. If we don’t learn fast, as in Wednesday night, it’s going to be a long season. Guys have to realize that. Every point counts, game 20 or game 30. We have to wake it up.
Thankfully, JVR, Captain Cliché, didn’t torch Luke Schenn last night (like he did a few weeks ago in Toronto), but his team did get the 4-2 victory and he did manage to, as usual, exhibit a negative (as in less than zero) personality when speaking to the media after the game:
Q: What do you think of the crowd reaction to you? There was some love there and some signs.
I didn’t hear anything, so I don’t know. I saw some of those, those were funny. That’s Philly for you. There are a lot of passionate fans here. There are a lot of great people in the city that support this team and you would have to be crazy to say you don’t appreciate that stuff. It was pretty cool to see.
Q: In warm ups, you were the last guy off the ice, is that your normal routine?
I did my same routine so I didn’t do anything different.
Q: You have seen teams here not come out. Is that how they jump you here?
That is definitely one of the staples here, using the passion of the crowd to start the game of and getting yourself in the game. I think, when they do that, they have success.
Q: Did you talk to any of your former teammates before the game? Any wagers?
No, I didn’t talk to anyone today before the game. I saw Jody Shelley yesterday and I always enjoy catching up with him. These guys have a lot of talent over here and their right in the mix. It’s a short season, so we will see what happens next for all of us.
He’s never going to find a woman who respects him.
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Finally, CSN mic’d up Zac Rinaldo. The video is short, but pretty good. See it, after the jump.