Report: Flyers among "favorites" in race for Ilya Bryzgalov

GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 16: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes is introduced before the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on October16 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A report in Russia states that the Philadelphia Flyers are among the favorites to land the services of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov when free agency opens on July 1. Via Slava Malamud of Sports-Express:

Sport-Express reports: Bryzgalov NOT talking to SKA at this moment, is looking at Philly, TBL and Washington. No further details.

And translated via the Sports-Express website:

Meanwhile, according to the "SE", Bryzgalov on Monday returned to Moscow from St. Petersburg, where he was at least three days. Contrary to some reports, negotiations with SKA the best Russian goalkeeper did not keep. Option with the NHL, he still sees as a priority. Favorites in the battle for the goalkeeper - former ("Toronto" and "Philadelphia"), but in recent days in the race including the "Washington."

I love Google translations. So putting the two reports together, it looks like the Flyers, Lightning, Maple Leafs (?) and Capitals are all in the running for Bryzgalov. Of course, this is all weird since teams can't negotiate with him until July 1, but whatever... 

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