Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bryzgalov brings his weirdness to Edmonton

From where I sit it looks like the circus is coming to Edmonton...

In spite of his long list of eccentricities, Bryzgalov is needed in Oil Country. As the Oilers continue to struggle, at the very least this will give the media something else to talk about. At some point Edmonton had to start making changes. The first step was the Smid trade, now they've added goaltending. Sure, Bryzgalov is a nut case, but if he can get back to stopping the puck who cares? Further to the point, goalies are weird. Patrick Roy talked to his goalposts. Ron Hextal attacked his posts. Ken Dryden would lean on his stick and watch. Hell, goalies used to play without masks. Let's face it, anyone willing to throw their body in front of a piece of rubber moving at 100 mph is probably more than a little screwy. As long as he can help the Oilers win, nobody in Edmonton will care if Bryzgalov walks through West Edmonton Mall in a housecoat.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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