When the Flyers announced they would buy out the 32 year old netminder, general manager Paul Holmgren stated that signing Bryzgalov was "a costly mistake that we made." But just how costly was it?
The Flyers are going to pay Bryzgalov $23 million over the next 14 years, $1.64 million per year, not to play for the club. After all is said and done it comes out to $404,545 for every game he played and $708,000 for every win he recorded for the Flyers.
Bryzgalov's buyout is the largest buyout in NHL history by $5.368 million, according to CapGeek.com. That is quite the mistake but, luckily for the Flyers, they have an owner who will pay anything to win another Cup.
Hopefully the Flyers are smarter with their money and cap space this summer to set themselves up for success in the future.
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