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More Reasons Why Ilya Bryzgalov Is a Star

Phoenix CoyotesFinally! A Coyotes player getting some much needed recognition. Ilya Bryzgalov, goalie extraordinaire, got a major pat on the back from the NHL this week with the first star. I won’t bore you with all the stats but..own this! 3-0-0 Here are some more (fun) reasons why Bryz deserved the top honors.

For having such a cool name that I couldn’t properly pronounce it for days after he was signed

Ok I lied..more stats…70 saves out of 73!!!!

For encouraging my daughter (aka lil Bryzzie) to be the best little goalie any mites team has ever seen

Flexibility like that cannot be easy for a man 6′3 (one of the bigger boys in net)

For being so gracious when I ran into him at the arena recently. Making him especially gracious? The fact that he didn’t seem to mind when I nearly mowed his wife over to say “hello”.

Hanging in there with great performances while naysayers, financial trouble and poor attendance plague the team.

Congratulations Bryz!

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2 comments for “More Reasons Why Ilya Bryzgalov Is a Star”

  1. Talk on NHL Home Ice - Bryzgalov is absolutely keeping your team on the winning side of things, and that your team is an example of parity at work.

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | October 20, 2009, 9:59 am
  2. Honestly I don’t think it’s fair or accurate to say that Bryzgalov is the reason for the wins..a big part? Yes. But to say he is the only thing keeping us winning discounts the work of Doan, Jovo, Upshall, and Aucoin (just to name a few “stars” from our last game) It takes the team to bring it home and I have seen plenty of games where Bryz has been outstanding and we still lost. But hey that’s just one woman’s opinion :)

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 21, 2009, 11:16 am

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