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What Went Wrong in 2013 Part 1: Ilya Bryzgalov vs The Media

When a certain eccentric Russian goaltender made his way to Philadelphia, fans joked about the one time he made fun of the city of Edmonton, and his then-Anaheim teammate Chris Pronger's departure from the freezing tundra.

"Why you heff to be mad?" he asked. "It's only game."

In that video, you could see Ilya Bryzgalov had fun with the reporters, giving them a unique perspective into his world. He laughed along with them, being as colorful as ever.

Perhaps he should have taken his own advice from the outset to remain happy in Philadelphia. "Why you heff to be mad," indeed.

(Photo by John Russo/The Checking Line)

Flyers Look for Afternoon Delight This Weekend

So far this season, the Flyers have struggled mightily while playing during the day.

The team’s 3-8-1 record in afternoon games is proof enough of that.

Looking lethargic at times, the team’s lack of jump in day time hockey has resulted in sloppy play, which has allowed their opponents to outscore them 49-33 in those kinds of games.

Obviously, this is a trend that needs to be eliminated in the near future.

Blackhawks Goalie Situation a Win-Win-Win

Often times in sports, the rich get richer.

Teams categorized as “contenders” often have the luxury of taking chances on certain guys, or even just getting a quality player at a discounted rate (see: Vokoun, Tomas).

Oddly enough, the Blackhawks' circle of goalies starts with Vokoun. At the deadline in 2010, he was rumored to be Stan Bowman’s primary trade target as many believed the tandem of Antti Niemi and Cristobal Huet would not be enough to make the Hawks a serious Stanley Cup contender.The Hawks and Panthers could never find a deal and Niemi’s wonderful run proved the doubters wrong anyhow.

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