The first question that arose when word broke that the Flyers traded for the rights to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was, "That's great and all, but does he want to sign and play here?"
Now we know, via a statement from Bryzgalov, the answer to that appears to be "yes."
"I am pleased the Flyers thought enough of me to make the trade with the
Coyotes,” Bryzgalov said in a statement. Philadelphia is a great city, a great organization and a great team with a rich history. I am looking forward to meeting with Paul Holmgren to discuss the possibility of us working together for many years to come. I would very much like to have the opportunity to play for the Flyers and be a part of the team Paul has assembled and to work with Paul and Mr. Snider to see if we can achieve the ultimate goal. I believe the Flyers are right there and I would love very much to be a part of the team that brings the Stanley Cup back to Philadelphia. It would be a great honor. And it’s time!”
We can't disagree, it's definitely time for another Cup here. Glad to know Bryzgalov knows what the expectations would be. Also kind of funny that he [or his agent] knows the "Mr. Snider" deal...