Ilya Bryzgalov Is Already Refusing to Talk to the KHL Media

Ilya Bryzgalov Is Already Refusing to Talk to the KHL Media
November 8, 2012, 8:39 am
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This probably isn't a good sign.

Ilya Bryzgalov, who jumped ship for the KHL, is acting worryingly Bryz-like.

At the bottom of an early-morning lockout update, the Inqy's Sam Carcidi has a note about Bryzgalov rebuffing the Russian media. For reference, he's 2-4 with 2.92 GAA and a .892 save percentage.

Via Carchidi:

After his last game, he got testy with the media. Asked about the win, Bryzgalov, according to, replied, "What do you want me to say? You've been writing filth about me and now you are asking for an interview?" Bryzgalov was quoted as saying his wife and parents forbade him from doing interviews.

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express (via ProHockeyTalk) managed to pick up this video of the incident and translated one of the quotes from the all-in-Russian clip, coming up with, "My wife forbids me to talk... My mom and dad, too. Ask them."

So ... it's not just the Philly media he doesn't get along with.

I have no idea what they've been writing about him over there, but clearly he already feels the need to stonewall.

You know what, NHL? Stay locked out. I don't want to deal with this when he gets back. And, you, Michael Leighton, stay loose.

Somebody get Panotch to Russia. Introduce him to Ilya's parents. That'll help. Also tell them not to read this post.

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