Working on confirming or debunking, but, word in Philly is Bryzgalov is about to sign an East Coast Hockey League contract in Las Vegas.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 3, 2013
So, um, I reached out to Bryz's agent Ritch Winter about the Bryz-to-Vegas reports, and he replied, simply, with " :-) "
— Sarah Baicker (@sbaickerCSN) October 3, 2013
Bryzgalov was on the receiving end of the largest buyout in NHL history, one that will pay him $1.6 million per year for the next 14 years. So money clearly isn't the issue.
If this is real, maybe it's a way keep his skills at least a little sharp while he auditions for NHL teams? Whatever the reason, it's certainly a strange turn of events.
And as long as we're here, we might as well learn a little about the Wranglers, who are an independent club and have no official NHL or AHL affiliation. First off, killer logo: