Poll: Will the pressure in Philadelphia get to Ilya Bryzgalov?

Ilya Bryzgalov has been known to disappear after bad games. In Philadelphia, he’ll be under much more of a microscope than he was in Phoenix, especially because of the demands that come along with such a weighty contract. How will he handle the pressure?

How will Ilya Bryzgalov handle the pressure of playing in Philly?

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  • pat

    Personally, I think he will crack, but not until the playoffs. I think he will have a good regular season then when he pulls his disappearing act in the playoffs and the media and the fans start getting on him he will become the next Cechmanek.

    Holmgren should have waited and signed Vokoun.

  • pat

    Personally, I think he will crack, but not until the playoffs. I think he will have a good regular season then when he pulls his disappearing act in the playoffs and the media and the fans start getting on him he will become the next Cechmanek.

    Holmgren should have waited and signed Vokoun.

  • sonny lusch

    I don’t think he’ll crack any more than he’ll be slowly exposed for what he is: a mid-level talent tasked with picking up mid-level teams with superior play that ultimately leaves him running on fumes.

    I just hope the increased expectations don’t cause him to regress. That’s trouble.

  • sonny lusch

    I don’t think he’ll crack any more than he’ll be slowly exposed for what he is: a mid-level talent tasked with picking up mid-level teams with superior play that ultimately leaves him running on fumes.

    I just hope the increased expectations don’t cause him to regress. That’s trouble.