Ilya Bryzgalov buyout: So, uh... what now?
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A good chunk of the people reading this sentence right now will be dead by the time Ilya Bryzgalov comes off the Flyers' books in 2027.
Provided he doesn't live until age 95, Flyers chairman Ed Snider -- the guy who made sure the Flyers solved their goalie problems with Bryzgalov -- will be among them. If you're 25 years old right now, you'll be firmly into middle age when the Flyers stop paying Bryzgalov. If you're in your teens, chances are you'll be married with kids by the time Bryz is actually gone.
If you're 50 years old, you'll get the senior discount at the movie theater while Bryz is still collecting checks from Comcast-Spectacor. That's assuming Comcast-Spectacor still exists in 15 years. That's assuming movie theaters still exist in 15 years. Who knows. IT'S A REALLY LONG TIME FROM NOW.
So he'll be on our minds for a while. Bryzgalov's buyout is the largest buyout in NHL history, topping the eight-year, $17.6 million buyout the Islanders gave Alexei Yashin in
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