Final thoughts on Bryz:
I applaud him for getting a huge contract with the Flyers. Well done. An athlete's career is brief and can end even quicker than they think. Getting the money for your abilities and getting it NOW means a lot. I don't begrudge the man for doing that at all.
My problem is that Bryz isn't an elite goaltender and then starts whining about the Filthy media. While his mind sometimes seems like he took a lot of LSD at some point in his lifetime, he has an agent and had been around before signing with the Flyers. Whining and moaning and challenging reporters on anything after your team stunk this year is low class. The fact that the Flyers were fairly successful last year and won in spite of Bryz's performance last year also matters, as does the last 4 times he's been in the playoffs and frankly sucked.
I don't mind a guy that will run-off at the mouth if he can back it up. Years ago, David Justice of the ATL Braves really got on the fans of Atlanta to the media about the previous game not being a sellout and also for seemingly not caring about their team in the World Series. He took some heat for that and went out and homered the next night and 1-0 victory Braves and a World Series championship(big assist to Tom Glavine obviously too).
Justice backed it up. Bryz is all hat and no cattle as they say in Texas.
One caveat: this never applies to Larry Brooks and Torts can say anything he wants to that d-bag at any time