After having his contract bought out by the Flyers, there has not been much interest in Bryzgalov from NHL teams or KHL teams, for that matter. That has changed a bit. Former NHL All-Star Alexander Mogilny is the president of an expansion KHL franchise, the Admirals, and he wants to give Bryzgalov a chance.
According to a roughly translated Russian newspaper, Sport Express, Mogilny says that he "can only say good words" about Bryzgalov and he "is pleased to have invited him to Admiral." An invite to the team is a good start but no one knows if Bryzgalov will accept because, among other reasons, Mogilny admits that the team is not rich so concessions might need to be made.
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." Costly is an understatement. 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.
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